Detlev Alexander

Detlev Alexander practices Hatha-Yoga and Tibetan Buddhism in the Shambhala Tradition. After practicing Yoga with Beate Cuson (MOVEO Yoga Studio Berlin) for many years, Detlev Alexander became a yoga teacher in 2005 with the OM yoga center in New York City (according to the guidelines of the “Yoga Alliance”). Every year Detlev Alexander continues his training in New York at OM yoga with his teacher Cyndi Lee. He also enriched his education and training continuously, attending Teacher Intensive in Structural Yoga Therapy with Mukunda Stiles, Anusara Intensive with Mitchel Bleier, and Intensives with Donna Fahri and Sarah Powers. In Shambhala Buddhism he is trained as a Shambhala Guide and regularly attends meditation retreats in the tradition of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Detlev Alexander teaches at various Yoga and Dance schools in Berlin as well as week long retreats in some of Europe’s most beautiful places. During his classes he encourages everyone to become friends with themselves and to develop loving kindness and authenticity.
Prior to his career as a yoga teacher, Detlev Alexander was a classical dancer and worked internationally with various choreographers, for example with Heinz Spoerli at Deutsche Oper in Duesseldorf and Matthew Borne on Broadway. He himself also worked as a choreographer and taught classical ballet.

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7 August 2015

Our resident teacher Simon La Haye is thoroughly enjoying guiding programs and retreats as well as studying with the Dechen Chöling staff and supporting them on their individual path. Today he offers a first contribution to the new “Dharma Blog” of Dechen Chöling, which will present comments, anecdotes and opinion pieces...

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30 July 2015

Celebrating with us this year the 20th anniversary of the Land of Great Bliss, the bees of Dechen Chöling have been witnessing and enriching our growth all these years along. This year they have produced an enormous amount of beautiful honey: more than 120 kilos of honey collected by four beehives in the fields around Dechen Chöling...

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13 June 2015

You could feel the excitement from early morning. We had been preparing for this day weeks in advance and now it was finally here. We found ourselves looking up at the sky as the clouds had started to move in , and our normal blue sky had turned a bit grey. Would it rain? Would anyone even come if the weather was poor?...

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11 June 2015

We’ve got a lot to celebrate!
This is our 20th anniversary at Dechen Chöling and we are so proud to be here. Nestled in the French countryside we invite the world to come and experience not only the beauty of our landscape but the teachings of Shambhala and so many other things which lead to being awake and...

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28 May 2015

WORK, STUDY, PRACTICE & PLAY
The Dechen Chöling community offers you a wonderful wealth of experiences. Why not come and be part of our family? The stunning French countryside is the background for getting to know Shambhala, meeting great people and attending great teachings.
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