Ulrike strongly believes in the healing and transformative power of Ashtanga Yoga. She is living proof that daily practice works. Ulrike has practiced according to the exact Ashtanga method since 2002.


Ulrike opened her own yoga school (shala), Ashtanga Yoga Cape Town (AYCT), in 2006 where she teaches the traditional Ashtanga method as it was directly taught to her by Sharath R. Jois, grandson of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India.

One of the quotes which resonate with her, is by Senior Ashtanga teacher, Tim Miller: “My goal as a teacher is to inspire a passion for practice. The practice itself, done consistently and accurately, is the real teacher.”


Ulrike lives in Cape Town with her husband and her four children.