Franz has been practicing yoga and other spiritual practices since the age of 17. He took to meditations and subsequently ended up in an ashram in Germany at the age of 20 and eventually at Gurukul (traditional yoga school) in India where he learnt Yoga, Mantras, Pujas, Yagnas, Sanskrit, Ayurveda and Vedic Philosophy- subjects required in those places under the watchful eyes of various Gurus. He spent 7 years in monastic life. Soon after, he met Yogavisharada Sri BNS Iyengar-a Yoga master in Mysore where he devoted his time for deeper understanding of Yoga. Despite many masters earlier, Mr. Iyengar was the most pivotal of them all.
Franz lived for 10 years in India before started teaching around the world.
Teaching Yoga has become his major focus and he is aiming to help people with practical Yoga seminars and courses to develop their Health and Self-understanding.
His teachings are of two kinds. The first one is more of wellness approach (YogaAndrini-Yoga for Weight loss & Detox) that helps people primarily lose weight, shape their bodies and living a healthy life. It is probably the first world-wide comprehensive treatment of Obesity and powerful detoxification through traditional yogic approach. The second is Yogarahasya (The Secrets of Yoga), the teaching that focuses on deeper levels of yogic practices through advance asanas and various meditational techniques. Franz is the author of Yogapedia-The Yoga Encyclopedia Online, a work for a preservation of original yogic teachings.
He also has a keen interest in wildlife and nature preservation.
Franz was born in Slovenia in 1972.