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True Yoga Heidelberg

True Yoga Heidelberg
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Welcome to True Yoga, the only yoga studio in Heidelberg that has been ranked among the top 10 yoga studios in Germany and holds the number one position in the south of Germany based on review density, comments, and usefulness on Google.
At our yoga shala, you can experience the science of mind and body through hands-on and applied techniques. We offer a healing touch and clear guidance to help you restore balance in your life.
The True Yoga Method ® takes you on a transformative journey that brings about positive change in your life. What sets us apart is the collective spirit of our community that makes you feel right at home.
We don’t just offer yoga classes. We offer life-transforming opportunities that will help you grow as an individual.

Now, the question is: Are you ready for change?

This story is different


True Yoga Heidelberg began organically in 2015 with yoga sessions at Neckarwiese in Heidelberg. Despite challenges, we persevered and now, in 2023, our community is growing. Our name, True Yoga, was inspired by respected yogis and gurus.


sthira-sukham-asanam –Patanjāi Yogasutra Verse 46 chapter 2.

A steady, well-balanced, effortful but comfortable asana (posture), along with swift and deep breathing, progressing with a concentrated awareness, is the instrument of experiencing the union (yoga) within.



Yoga Plan

True Yoga Heidelberg offers progress-oriented programs with limited spots.

True Yoga Heidelberg Classes

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True Yoga Method®


True Yoga offers an innovative and progressive yoga experience backed by philosophy and science. We are known for hands-on support, correct adjustments, and mindful guidance, drawing on rich traditions and teachings of great master lineages. Trust us for a top-notch yoga experience.

Ashtanga Yoga

Traditional Yoga asanas with breath, bandha, and drishti for strength, flexibility, and meditation.


The science of breath, methods, impacts the nervous and vagus nerves, expanding energy and vitality.

Sanskrit - True Yoga Heidelberg

Sanskrit is the root language of yoga. Learning Sanskrit basics deepens yoga practice. Reciting mantras raises vibrations.

heart opening - true yoga

Yoga poses with controlled breathing stimulate nerves, detox, ease stress and balance mind-body.

Yoga Therapy - True Yoga Heidelberg

For beginners, recovery, pregnancy, and postnatal periods. Asana, pranayama, ayurvedic principles and yoga nidra.

Philosophy & Science - True Yoga Heidelberg

Yoga is a philosophy-based science of self-improvement, focusing on Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras.


Applying asanas, pranayama, bandha, mudra and kriya helps heal and energize.

Meditation - True Yoga Heidelberg

Inner harmony, traditional and modern techniques, resulting in a profound sense of tranquility and fostering creativity.

Ayurveda - True Yoga Heidelberg

The application of Ayurveda principles enables holistic well-being through the practice of Yoga, enhancing longevity and vitality.

Workshops Masterclasses Talks Community meetups Retreat experience Open Days


Narges GolmohammadNarges Golmohammad
21:25 09 Jul 24
Great studio!! the best yoga course in Heidelberg, five stars plus! True Yoga is an... absolute recommendation! Manoj is very patient and takes his time with beginners. He is a nice and good teacher and you are accompanied individually. He puts his whole heart into it. We (me and my daughter) are so happy. Thanks Manoj 🌱read more
06:23 30 Jun 24
The pregnancy yoga course is a very good course to stay fit and do yoga throughout your... pregnancy. You don't need any prior knowledge of yoga to take part and benefit from more
Julia GronbachJulia Gronbach
07:15 29 Jun 24
Sam JanssensSam Janssens
10:36 26 Jun 24
Had my first time with him and I thought it was great, I was very relaxed afterwards!
Marvin EngelmannMarvin Engelmann
18:53 15 Jun 24
Manoj does not only transmit a profound experience based competence and knowledge, he... also fully embodies traditional yoga as a way of living.As a human being, he is a generous, honest and truly empowering man with tremendous capabilities and absolutely honorable qualities.He as well as his work and vision with true yoga is truly a blessing for everybody who is willing to ulock hidden dimensions of human more
Ann-Katrin FoerstAnn-Katrin Foerst
08:03 11 Jun 24
Manoj is a very good teacher who puts his whole heart and passion into it 🙂
Delal DoganDelal Dogan
07:26 31 May 24
Great studio with many experienced and trustable instructors. I love its international... environment!read more
Kathy WongKathy Wong
14:15 18 May 24
I tried yoga before but never really got into it until True Yoga. Instructors here are... friendly and helpful, practices are of moderate difficulty which keep me motivated without feeling either disheartened or bored, vibe is chill. I see progress every class and feel refreshed after work. Most importantly: English instructions available! 10/10 recommendread more
Daniel J. DingemanDaniel J. Dingeman
11:20 18 May 24
As a traveling American all over the world I always search out the best yoga studio... wherever I go. I found the best one in Heidelberg True Yoga. The owner Manoj, is an articulate, knowledgeable and committed professional instructor. After 15 years of my own practice I thought I had heard it all - he showed me otherwise. The studio is clean, well located and just the right size. The equipment is top notch quality. The community in attendance was diverse, friendly and all levels of skill. This is definitely the studio to attend in Heidelberg. Five stars!!!read more
Rebecca GoldbergerRebecca Goldberger
14:03 06 May 24
If you are looking for true yoga, you have come to the right place! I was in Heidelberg... for just one weekend and am very grateful for the drop-in class at True Yoga. Manoj Ji has the gift of creating an atmosphere in which you feel comfortable and responds to each person individually. He is definitely a person who embodies the philosophy of yoga and brings it into the class. The intensity was just right for the day and even though I don't practice yoga regularly, I was still able to follow along well because there was room to move at my own pace. As if by a miracle, after the lesson, my knee pain, which usually affects me every day, was gone for two days. Definitely recommended and an honor to meet the person behind True more
Lol BaggerLol Bagger
11:21 06 May 24
I have been taking Progressive Vinyasa with Philipp for a few months. Philipp creates a... super pleasant atmosphere through his authentic passion. The flows are intense and well designed. In addition, Philipp always gives very interesting ideas that complement the physical movements very well. A highlight of every week!read more
Bella LinBella Lin
08:27 06 May 24
Throughout my 10 years of living abroad and trying to seek a balanced life, yoga has been... part of my journey. I tried to practice it on my own and also went to different kinds of yoga studio. Yoga provided me so much benefits including fostered my understanding that connecting with our body and heart and ultimately with other human beings is what makes everyday life fulfilling.In this space that Manoj has curated, I felt a strong connection with the people and atmosphere, something I have never experienced before. It is so naturally welcoming, easy-going and yet profound. In such energy, my yoga practice flows so much more natural and becomes much more nourishing. After being there for a few times, I felt like I finally integrated it as part of my being.I am truly grateful that True Yoga exists. Its name really speaks to what it is. Thank you very much Manoj, for bringing your gift to more
Mariam HakobyanMariam Hakobyan
21:10 05 May 24
Sophie TabelSophie Tabel
15:25 05 May 24
When I entered the studio for the first time I instantly felt comfortable. The smell of... herbs and the beautiful decorations emphasize the warm vibes of this pretty little place. The classes I visitied were led by a very kind and aware teacher. I really enjoy the calm atmosphere and the feeling of being led and cared of whilst I am concentrating on my own movements and relaxations. I can totally recommend True Yoga and I am happy everytime I go more
Mridul MethaniMridul Methani
13:20 28 Apr 24
Joined Manoj Ji‘s drop-in Yoga class with my partner while on a weekend trip to... Heidelberg and now we have to plan a way to be able to practise asanas with him more often. The vision is definitely not just to make people flexible but to improve the overall well-being which comprises physical, mental and spiritual balance in one‘s life. The asana session itself was very well organised and the flow was really good and balanced for all the 9 practitioners on the floor. Definitely recommend 🙏🏻☀️🧘🏼‍♂️read more
20:05 25 Apr 24
"True Yoga is a place where the essence of yoga is celebrated in its purest form. It's... not just about strengthening the body, but also nourishing the mind and soul. Under the inspiring guidance of Manoj, the tradition and philosophy of yoga are lived and taught in their purest form. It's a place that honors and passes on the deep wisdom and spirituality of yoga. Here, I've finally found the Shala I've been searching for—a place that quiets the mind. I am grateful for the experience I've had here and highly recommend True Yoga to anyone seeking authentic yoga practice."read more
Rachel DotsonRachel Dotson
21:29 21 Apr 24
After getting settled in Heidelberg for a temporary move I was looking for a studio that... offered classes in English. I am so grateful to have found Manoj's classes and community. I have been practicing yoga for many years and feel very comfortable but also challeneged with the level of the classes I have attended. With two young children it is so nice to have a space for me in the mornings. Manoj truly lives what he practices and is inspiring to learn more
12:00 19 Apr 24
I have been going to True Yoga to practice yoga for two months so far. In the past I was... only doing yoga intermittently, but thanks to True Yoga, the amazing teachers and community there have made yoga more accessible to me. I love how international, diverse and inclusive the community in True Yoga is. Manoj is truly wonderful in bringing attention to the philosophy of yoga, as yoga is entirely existential, experiential and experimental, not merely about showcasing bodily postures. It has definitely transformed my life to the better, as I’ve noticed significant changes in my body, such as better immune system, less bodily pains, less reactivity, more mental clarity, joy and peace in everyday life. Yoga is such all-encompassing natural medicine if only you stick with it more
10:39 04 Mar 24
My favorite studio. The flows are varied and make me forget time. The rooms are inviting... and cozy - I just feel comfortable there 🙂read more
Isinsu TekinIsinsu Tekin
18:58 19 Feb 24
As someone who's been practicing yoga for a while now, I can say that True Yoga... Heidelberg is a standout. Its atmosphere strikes the perfect balance of simplicity and serenity, creating an ideal setting for a truly fulfilling yoga experience. Situated in Neuenheim, it serves as a peaceful oasis amidst the bustling city, offering a much needed sanctuary from the daily hustle. Regardless of your skill level, if you're seeking a space to enhance your yoga journey, I recommend you to give True Yoga Heidelberg a more
Daniela StirbuDaniela Stirbu
14:03 12 Feb 24
To put it simply: one of the best decisions I have ever made ! I just love it... !!🧡🧘read more
Sadaf AlvaniSadaf Alvani
21:05 02 Feb 24
True yoga is literally experience of true yoga. The studio is very cozy and environmental... friendly. The atmosphere is great and friendly each person is respected and contribute to talk. Teachers are great and patient they correct you in each position.Manoj him self is friendly and a great more
Jane OliveJane Olive
18:16 03 Jan 24
Love the courses! Just a great atmosphere 🦋I can only recommend it to everyone!
elizabeth maalelizabeth maal
13:22 31 Dec 23
My class at True Yoga was wonderful for many reasons, first, the clarity and cleanliness... of the room and bathroom, every detail is carefully studied to make the experience pleasant. The class, I loved it. You can explore all the movement possibilities and understand your body in each practice. Additionally, if you want to advance a little further, you have the option of personalized classes. There is extreme respect for each person who attends the class and each teacher and it shows because everyone smiles. Additionally, at True Yoga we speak Spanish, English and German! Applause ❤️read more
Nadine HartwichNadine Hartwich
12:36 31 Dec 23
I can only wholeheartedly recommend this course, it made my birth a lot easier and was... also very good for me during my pregnancy. I always really looked forward to the course. It also made my back pain during pregnancy significantly better. Manoj is a very kind soul and he ran the course really well. Try it out!read more
Ronja FreundtRonja Freundt
10:52 31 Dec 23
Manoj is a wonderful and inspiring yoga teacher!
Madlen MebrahtuMadlen Mebrahtu
22:23 14 Dec 23
I began my yoga journey as a beginner at True Yoga recently, and it's an excellent place... for beginners. All my classes with Manoj have been fantastic. He is an amazing, attentive, patient, and clear instructor, providing a wholesome experience that addresses the mental, physical, and spiritual more
15:24 05 Dec 23
True Yoga is a unique yoga studio in Heidelberg where all classes are taught in English.... It is a great place for international people to practice yoga and connect with others. Manoj makes you feel welcome whether you’ve been practicing for a long time, coming back to yoga after some time off or are completely new. I have had a great experience at True more
10:55 24 Oct 23
I met True Yoga in Manoj's pregnancy class. I can highly recommend the course and other... courses! Manoj takes a holistic approach, is precise, focused but with ease. This allows me to get to know asanas much more closely and breathing is also very more
rosalba romerorosalba romero
18:04 23 Oct 23
Manoj is very patient and takes his time, even for beginners. Manoj's pregnancy yoga was... fun and helped me during my pregnancy. His breathing exercises helped me a lot. I'm looking forward to postnatal yoga :)Thanks so muchread more
Martina SchlautmannMartina Schlautmann
21:36 20 Oct 23
Five stars plus!!! The best yoga studio in town! I am absolutely thrilled and can... recommend True Yoga 100% with complete conviction. If you want to experience yoga holistically, you will find the best teacher in Manoj! No matter what level or age... Manoj responds individually and sensitively to each individual! Supports, corrects and motivates in his very friendly and respectful way. I just feel completely happy and satisfied after every yoga class. Thank you very much ❤️ and Namaste 🙏🏼read more
Natalie CNatalie C
12:19 19 Oct 23
I started at True Yoga a few months ago as a yoga beginner and immediately liked the... atmosphere there.Manoj welcomes you very friendly and openly and shows you the areas of the exercises that you should focus on in order to develop further and supports you accordingly.What I also find very positive is that, in addition to the exercises, Manoj also gives a lot of inspiration for the mental attitude.I can recommend True yoga without more
06:44 04 Oct 23
I had an incredible experience at true yoga yesterday! Manoj is very attentive and... patient and meticulously guided the session, ensuring everyone mastered every pose. His explanations were clear, making it easy for us to follow along. He also guided me through the headstand pose even though I was just a drop-in participant.The studio was very clean, cozy, and calm, providing the perfect atmosphere for self-care. I had an absolute blast and can’t wait to be back!read more
09:09 28 Sep 23
Couldn't write enough on how amazing and beneficial Manoj's yoga classes were for me... 😊!As a complete beginner, I joined the pregnancy yoga classes and felt at the right place from the first session. Manoj shares his passion from the heart very skillfully and make everyone feel cared for individually, even during a group class. He's attentive to every member of the group in a warm and relaxed atmosphere which brings a very positive vibe to the class. I can only highly recommend Manoj's classes!And for all the non-german speakers, the classes are given in English 😊read more
Olga KonstantinovaOlga Konstantinova
11:28 15 Sep 23
I recently discovered yoga, not only as a form of sports activity, but, first of all, as... a way of life. At the very beginning of your journey, you need to understand that this is not just a “tribute to fashion” - it is an attentive and careful attitude towards yourself, your body, getting to know it.... It is very sad that we pay so little attention to ourselves. In the pursuit of material wealth, people have forgotten that our main wealth is our body with its unlimited capabilities and our consciousness, as the crown of the ingenious structure of the human body.It is very important that the guide to the “world of yoga” is an experienced and qualified specialist who can correctly position the main ideas and clearly explain the essence of the process. I was lucky, because from the very first lesson I found myself with Manoj, a wonderful teacher and a wonderful person.P.S. If you want to change your life for the better, start with yourself - start with the “philosophy of your body” - start with YOGA!read more
Unai EzkibelUnai Ezkibel
11:24 23 Aug 23
Best Yoga north of the equator ! Love every session and really feel the difference it... makes compared to other types of yoga. Manoj is an outstanding teacher!read more
Nevena ProdanovicNevena Prodanovic
16:48 12 Aug 23
I strongly recommend True Yoga Heidelberg, it's a perfect blend of physical activity and... a guidance to a full mind and body relaxation!read more
Tiffany NakamitsuTiffany Nakamitsu
15:47 12 Aug 23
I visited Heidelberg from Seattle, where I am a Yogi with 15+ years of experience and an... ex-competitive dancer, and was looking for an authentic yoga studio. I was so impressed by Manoj's class as I truly felt like I had the mind-body connection that my self was lacking.Also, the studio is absolutely gorgeous (honestly, the prettiest yoga studio I've ever been to) situated in the heart of Heidelberg with large windows with the sun pouring in - which is a huge plus!I highly, highly, highly, recommend going to True Yoga Heidelberg (even if you're here on holiday and take just one class, like me. Manoj makes you feel so special!) and take Manoj's class, you will not be disappointed!read more
Nadja WidakNadja Widak
07:22 04 Aug 23
Trueyoga is an absolute recommendation! You feel totally comfortable and welcome from the... first second. Manoj is an incredibly good teacher and you will be accompanied individually. Even as a beginner you don't have to worry at all, everything is explained and shown to you in detail and you get specific help. Afterwards you not only feel great physically, I felt a great effect, especially mentally. You are much more relaxed the day after, but also more concentrated. Thanks! I will definitely come again! 😍read more
Judith GoJudith Go
07:01 02 Aug 23
"Welcome home..."I will never forget this sentence. The yoga studio was recommended to... me by a friend, this is where I really practiced yoga for the first time. In my first yoga (ashtanga) class, Manoj said to me, welcome home. It was a bit strange for me at first because I had neither experience nor did I know if I would continue after the first hour. After 6 months, looking back, I can say that he hit the mark with this sentence. I was looking for a yoga studio and found a home in the Ashtanga practice and this studio. Manoj has an open and incredibly warm manner with which he also leads the yoga classes. He attaches great importance to breathing, individual practice and a benevolent cooperation, so that it was the ideal place for me to experience and learn yoga as a holistic concept. Thanks a lot for this!read more
Jennifer GoetzJennifer Goetz
16:22 31 Jul 23
The best yoga class you can imagine 😊I started while pregnant and will... definitely stay with True Yoga after that and continue. It's incredibly fun, it's effective and you simply feel comfortable with Manoj. 5* and only to be recommended 🙂read more
Great and cozy yoga studio with kind and patient yoga teachers who motivate me to get... better every time. For me, Ashtanga yoga here is not only about flexibility and strength but also about building mental resilience and finding balance in life. Highly recommend!read more
Erika JureviciuteErika Jureviciute
16:23 11 Jun 23
I've been practicing Ashtanga yoga at True Yoga studio for a while now. Manoj is a great... instructor who created a beautiful space that is very welcoming, peaceful and inspiring. Manoj is very dedicated and attentive to every individual in the class, making you feel comfortable and adapting the practice to your own needs. He always suggested modifications when I had an injury so I was still able to continue with my yoga practice. I really enjoy classes at the studio, I always feel calmer and relaxed after the class. I definitely recommend this yoga studio for everyone who wants to continue with their yoga practice or to someone who wants to start, but doesn't know where to more
Lydia CarchilanLydia Carchilan
09:52 23 May 23
I started my practice here and have been enjoying it more than I had anticipated. Manoj... is very attentive and patient with new comers and makes each class a learning tranformative experience. Both my physical and mental health have improved since starting my practice and I truly recommend True Yoga to all yogis, (both newbies such as I or those who are more experienced). I never committed to anything long term, but this I see myself doing for a long time going more
Rangi FernandoRangi Fernando
18:10 21 Apr 23
By far the best yoga class I have been a part of during my time in Heidelberg. Being a... yoga instructor myself with an advance practice in yoga, I have taken many yoga sessions in multiple countries. Its safe to say that the session at True yoga by Manoj will stay in my memory not just for the practice but for the atmosphere & energy! I highly recommend this beautiful place to anyone in and around Heidelberg 🙂read more
Melis ErekMelis Erek
08:15 23 Mar 23
Practiced with Manoj while i was on a vacation in Heidelberg. It was one of the best yoga... classes i have ever been 🙏🏼 His teaching is traditional & smooth, loved the experience of breath & drishti focused yoga, you can’t find this easily in western world ☺️ Also studio was clean and big with a great atmosphere. Thank you 🤍read more