Jan Tomas spent his early educational years studying Information Technology (IT). Being born in the Austrian Alps he later developed as a ski and snowboard instructor which fulfilled his adventurous and nature loving spirit. Following an injury to his spine Jan was inspired to search for a holistic healing modality. It was through this search he discovered the vast wisdom of Yoga. In the beginning Jan was mostly focused to discover a way to heal his spine and following 3-4 years of dedicated practice he eventually healed the issue to a miraculous degree.
This personal experience of self healing deepened his understanding and confidence regarding the possibilities of healing with Yoga techniques, concentration and self suggestion. From this experience he gained competent knowledge to help advice participants who have a wide range of physical challenges.
Jan’s journey on the yoga path began in 2003 with doing daily Hatha yoga on his own. In 2005 he completed his first intensive yoga course in Thailand. Within the next years he studied more than 1200 hours of courses and trainings in Yoga related subjects and practices. Since then he has traveled to Asia almost every year to deepen his studies in Yoga, meditation and his overall spiritual development.
In the year 2006 Jan was initiated by Swami Shankarananda Giri into the Kriya Yoga tradition, a system passed down from a great linage of masters including Sri Yukteshwar. He practiced this technique daily for a few years and through this he discovered the inner stillness and silence of meditation.
Since the year 2009 Jan participated in a number of Buddhist Vipassana courses from the Satipatthana tradition. He also participated in intensive retreats with the emphasis on Psycho-spiritual analysis (to help identify and purify the lower tendencies of the mind). This particular work is taught under the guidance of Sri Prem Baba, a Vedic and shamanic Master from the Saccha linage.
Jan’s main spiritual practice has been dedicated to Tantra and Kundalini under the guidance of Sri Guruji Rajkumar Baswar, whom he met in 2010, a true master of white tantra, who uses the practices of mantra, yantra, yagna (fire ceremonies) and various other techniques to purify the energetic bodies which brings positive and fundamental changes to the spiritual energy of the practitioner.
After many years of practice and retreats in ashrams, monasteries and retreat centers Jan has dove deeper and deeper into the world of meditation and developed a profound understanding of the mind, psyche and a sincere self reflection.
Since 2009 he developed his own unique yoga courses which he teaches in the local area, inspiring like minded people to support their growth and success in their own practices.
In Feb 2012 Jan returned to Austria and together with his sister Beatrice, her husband Fraser and his best friend Wolfgang, they founded the Yogaresort AlpenRetreat on the Fernpass in Tyrol.
In the last years he made courses in Imst, Reutte, Weißenbach, Ehrwald, the Lech Valley and in the Tannheim Valley and inspired many people to practice yoga and integrate the yoga philosophy into their daily lives.