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Patanjali Yoga Shala - Brett Porzio, Ashtanga Yoga teacher Zürich

my story

I am an Ashtanga Yoga teacher and practitioner. My studies began in 2000 at Starseed Yoga in Montclair, NJ, and continued soon after in New York City with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, R. Sharath Jois and Eddie Stern.


After many years of close study and apprenticeship with my teachers, including long periods of study over many years in Mysore, South India, I was authorised by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to begin teaching in 2006. Over the course of the following years, I taught internationally, throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. In 2009, I was given Level 2 authorisation by R. Sharath Jois.


Yoga has profound effects on our physical bodies; it purifies our internal organs and brings health, strength and vitality. Even deeper and more meaningful can be the wisdom gleaned through practise about what this very life is, who we are, what we are doing here and where we are going. It is indeed essential to approach yoga with a sense of adventure. Yoga is about raising consciousness and living with greater awareness and sensitivity towards oneself and with the environment around us.

Yoga is the greatest teacher because our knowledge and understanding is a consequence of our practise and rests on our very own direct experience. Yoga is radical because it will invite us out of the shadows; it will show us the masks we wear and the ways worldly delusion impedes our true path, purpose and contentment in life. Yoga teaches us about our own patterns of psychology.


Yoga challenges the very bedrock of our attitudes, assumptions and compulsions so that we can see ourselves and ultimately come to understand how to live with greater skill and cooperation in our lives. Yoga teaches us whatever is uniquely required by us as individuals. Yoga is the diamond hiding in the rough of this life. The lotus flower that is born of the dross and muck. The elixir. The fountain. That is why I love it and can’t imagine life without it.

about me
Patanjali Yoga Shala - Mysore style Zürich

patanjali yoga shala - class timings

Mysore morning program 

Monday - Friday: 06:30* - 09:00h** 


Full Primary Series led class

Every Saturday: 07:00 - 08:30h

Private classes

To schedule private lessons, please contact me directly. 

Sunday & Moon Days*** : no class

Click here to check the prices and to register for the class.

Please contact me, if you have any questions. 



Patanjali Yoga Shala at Serrat (u) s Studio Zurich

Zwinglistrasse 40, 8004 Zürich (ground floor, entrance directly into the studio, through the garden - big red door).


* Teaching starts at 6:30h, entry possible from 05:45h.

** Teaching finishes at 08:30h. Room remains open until 09:00h.

*** Moon day calendar.

Patanjali Yoga Shala - Brett Porzio, Sharath Jois, Mysore Zürich
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