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About six years ago my yoga journey started due to rheumatic pain waves which the western medicine was incapable of curing me from. My chinese doctor recommended yoga and with it the magic began. I instantly fell in love with yoga because somehow my body remembered something long forgotten. Not only did it cure me from my physical pain but also stabilized my emotional instability. Ever since I adopted yoga as my daily medicine. 

 

A year later my university studies brought me to India and instead of flying home, I decided to stay. During that year, I studied in different yoga schools and ashrams, though finally finding a nurturing well in a Buddhist monastery where I did various meditation retreats that keep on feeding me until this day. 

 

I'm Swiss but have always lived abroad. I feel at home everywhere where the heart is and when the sun holds my hand. Thanks to my beloved father, as little as I can remember, he showed me the colorful and flavorful wastness of our worlds. He also shared his passion for Persian culture with me, which much later made me explore Islam and its mystical path...

 

After a few years, I started struggling with my yogic practice. I received qualified teachings but I kept feeling that something was missing. My body was doing advanced asanas but I struggled to find comfort in them. At the time, it was very difficult for me to put this into words, partly because I thought I might be doing something wrong... Instead of ease, softness and lightness, I experienced yoga as rigid, full of rules, impositions and seriousness. But was it not supposed to bring me lightness and joy? That's when I started to explore dance as a medium to free myself from restraining patterns. It is only nowadays, after years have passed again, that I realize, I was seeking non-fancy simplicity and a deeper connection to the Earth. 

 

But it wasn't until I met my current yoga teacher Sandra Sabatini, God bless her, by coincidence actually. Her teaching filled my empty spaces. She provided comfort to my doubts, made me accept my questions and continuously makes me explore new ways in every breathe. I am discovering a depth to yoga that ripples far beyond everyday life. Therefore the yoga I share is not about becoming something better or else but moving closer to your very own nature and the environment.

 

Thanks to all my precious teachers and friends, yoga made me blossom. It changed me from an introverted, pessimistic, life-doubting youngster into an open-hearted, optimistic, life-loving feminine woman who rejoices every day. My only wish is to share this amazing contentment and to pass it on since we all carry the seed to flourish and be happy, sometimes it just needs some watering. 

 

qualifications

2019      Manager at The Yoga Health Mandala 200 hrs Teacher Training, Goa/UK

2018      200 hrs The Yoga Health Mandala Teacher Training, Goa/UK

2017-     Sufi Dance Training with Sufi master Rana Gorgani, Paris

2016-     > 200 hrs mentor relationship with yoga teacher

               Sandra Sabatini, Firenze

2016      Yoga therapy seminars with Dr. Günter Niessen, Berlin

2015       200 hrs Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training, Germany

2015       BA in philosophy & art history, Germany

2010       Fine Arts Studies, Antwerpen

continuous explorations in Feldenkrais, Thich Nhat Hanh

Continuum movement, dance & dance therapy 

the same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

it is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. 

- Rabindranath Tagore "Praan" -