About me, my experience and what I like to share with you
YOU SHALL BE SEEN, HEARD AND FELT FOR WHOM YOU TRULY ARE! This is my strongest belief to share with everyone that I encounter, this is what I wish for everyone; to feel, see, hear themselves and share their authentic selves. It took me many years to understand that I can only be seen for whom I am if I myself look inwards with a honest and truthful light. I believe we all have inner gifts and bring something unique into this world that no other person can in quite the same way. It is my deepest desire to listen to your dreams, visions and wishes and support you on your journey home.
In my own Yoga training in 2013 with Ana Forrest I finally stood up and faced layers of underlying patterns that caused my whole body to be in severe pain for several years. I would swallow every thing – bringing my stomach to a standstill and ending up with food allergies and intolerances to almost every food item. Feeling constantly fatigued, endlessly bothered with headaches, shoulder and neck issues. That was till I made healing a lifestyle and started to embrace my sensitivity to the fullest – I can now eat whatever I want, although I do appreciate a “clean” diet. I also understand that it is within my own hands to ease an occasional headache and interpret the signals of arising tightness in my shoulders. The tools lie within us – within our awareness. Caring, appreciating and nourishing ourselves. I would like to support as many of you to discover and find those tools that you have inside yourself, to empower and embrace your truest desires to live a healthy life.
I feel honoured and deeply touched by all of who you open and opened their hearts and let me support your journey in the presence and past, and would love to continue doing so for others out there. Through uniquely designed small group classes in Melbourne and Lisbon, I endeavour to assist you in a workshop, through yoga and contemporary dance or as an ongoing private session!
My yoga journey and location
I started practicing yoga in 2007 and after trying many different styles, classes and studios around the globe, found my heart and home in Forrest Yoga. Having trained 200 hours with Ana, the creator of Forrest Yoga, and studied anatomy with Ellen Heed in Hong Kong, I am a certified Forrest Yoga Teacher since the year 2013. My registration is with the Yoga Alliance. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, I relocated to Melbourne, OZ right after my teacher training in October 2013. Where I nearly spent two years teaching Forrest Yoga to small groups, including patients with eating disorders at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. After spending seven month afterwards in Brasil – I call Lisbon a home since July 2016.
Always keen to continue learning and growing in my own practice and in my teaching, I studied for a higher yoga certification and participate in a mentorship program with Sinhee McCabe, Forrest Yoga guardian. Which I finished in May 2015. This deep exploration of new techniques as well as learning about alternative and holistic therapies and approaches in general plus hands-on training, lends itself to a multi-disciplinary experience. I also enjoy taking workshops myself whether it is with other Forrest Yoga teachers, guardian teachers or Ana Forrest herself. In October 2016 I finished a bodywork training with Jambo Truong and Brian Campbell. Which techniques and wisdom gently flow into my teachings ever since.
What excites my heart besides yoga?
•TRAVELING • WAVES AND BEACHES • SAILING AND SURFING • LISTENING • PHOTOGRAPHY • ART• LEARNING a new skill • BAKING and COOKING • REAL FOOD • NEW VIEWS • TIME WITH OTHERS • TIME FOR MYSELF • TIME IN NATURE• DOCUMENTARIES • CONCERTS • HOW TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE • LONGBOARDING • RANDOM OBJECTS • CREATIVE CRAFTERNOONS • READING • WRITING•