Stressed out, tensed up, shiftless and/or unmotivated. That’s how we often feel in daily life and that’s how I felt when my doctor recommended Yoga classes to balance out countless overtime hours in my office job years back in Germany.
What happened then (with more and more practice) still wows me today: My body improved in all kinds of ways, my immune system got way stronger and I felt that my posture and mindset began to change in unexpected, but enjoyable ways. Also I built such a strong urge to move (bodywise and in general) that hasn’t been there ever before. Practicing simply made me accept every aspect of myself and my life and helped me neutralising stress of the daily lifestyle struggles immediately.
It didn’t take long for me to understand that the path of Yoga is my way to happiness eventually.
What’s making me even more happy is to inspire others to practise, so I successfully completed a 500H Yoga teacher training in Hatha, Ashtanga and Kundalini Yoga at the Institute of Yoga and Health Cologne within 2 years and added a meditation training afterwards. To deepen my understanding and gain additional knowledge in Yoga therapy, Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flows, I completed another 300H teacher training at Vinyasa Yoga school in Rishikesh, India, followed by Buddhist meditation retreats in the healing surrounding of the Himalayas (Dharamshala, India and Kathmandu, Nepal).
On my second trip to India I came across Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and was nothing less than thrilled and fascinated by this unique and still quite new method. Only short time later I completed a training as an Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapist with Kat Gawor from Prana Masala and am now happy to offer this form of therapy as well.
My aim is to spark interest: in the true nature of our mind, in what our bodies are capable of, in unusual movement and poses. Interest in deep relaxation outside spa temples and in a philosophy that can easily be transported to our daily lifestyle. Yoga is healing, it's diverse and practicable for everyone.