I was born in a small town in central Germany and spent the first 23 years of my life in my home country, before venturing out exploring life abroad. Studies brought me to Edinburgh, Scotland and I instantly fell in love with this beautiful place and its people, spending the majority of the next decade here.
My yoga journey started towards the end of 2015. I was 28 and felt like I had an early onslaught of midlife crisis... I didn’t know what I wanted from my life anymore. Work was going well, romantic life though, not so much. So I kept asking myself "where am I headed?" and I tried to find answers within myself. Intuitively, this is when I felt my first calling to yoga and meditation.
I was looking for clarity and guidance, mostly in relation to my love life. But instead of digging deep, I distracted myself with focusing on my marketing career. Meanwhile starting another relationship and making the same mistakes all over again. You could say I chose the easier path.
Working on myself, recognising patterns and consciously trying to change them would have definitely been the harder option. But it is what it is.
I kept going to yoga and enjoyed the corporate lifestyle to the fullest. From a professional point of view, it couldn’t have gotten any better.
Then in 2018, another relationship broke down. This time, I gave myself the space to feel all the emotions that come with a break-up. All the grief and the pain, the heartache and the tears and it hit me hard with a double dose, bringing up the feelings of loss from my first relationship too, which I never had the room to feel at the time when it ended.
It made me think and reflect about life a lot. Then I read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and felt like a veil had been lifted, like I was suddenly seeing the world clearly whereas before everything was a bit blurry. Things suddenly made sense. And I started talking about my new insights with friends and family and over the months I could see the positive impact it was having on their lives too.
When I finally got the keys to my own place a few months later, I decided it was time I treated myself and I booked a place on a 1 week yoga and Ayurveda retreat in Sri Lanka.
OMG - the best holiday of my life. Two yoga classes per day, meditation, healthy, Ayurvedic food, massages, nature, ocean, sunrises and sunsets, and a bunch of amazing people. I came back feeling so at peace with myself and the world. And I wouldn’t shut up about yoga after that.
In the months that followed, I kept getting more and more signs from the universe that confirmed that yoga was becoming more than just a hobby to me. It had helped me process and get over so much pain and I wanted to share its benefits with other people. I kept reading books and going to classes and dreaming of Sri Lanka until I went to Bali on another retreat a while later. This time, more than just feeling at peace, I felt so inspired by the yoga teacher’s story and something in me lit up and one thought became crystal clear in my mind: I want to be the teacher!
I want to teach yoga in beautiful places and help people process difficult experiences like break ups and find their own inner peace and happiness.
Shortly after I came back, I started setting wheels in motion and a few months later, I finished up at my job, packed up and left for India. The timing was incredible as just weeks later, Covid sent the world into lockdown and so I’ve spent way more time in India than I had ever imagined.
Feeling very lucky to have had the chance to complete two yoga teacher trainings in Rishikesh, Yoga Capital of the World, in 2020 and another incredible training in Bali in 2021.
Now I'm sharing the magic of yoga, pranayama and meditation with yogis around the world and I hope you will join me online, so we can move, breathe and be still together.