Becoming a flower

I'm Swiss but I grew up as an expat, learning to adapt to many cultures and environments. Thanks to my beloved father, from as far back 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 has taken me on numerous journeys to the East, and explore Islam and its mystical path...

 

My yoga journey began in 2011 due to rheumatism and inexplicable fevers. While the Western medicine left me disappointed, my Chinese doctor recommended yoga and with it the magic began. My body seemed to remember something long forgotten. Not only did Yoga restore my physical pain, it also helped me to undo deeply stored traumas and balance my emotional instability because psychotherapy was helpful but not enough. Hence, I have adopted yoga as my daily medicine and have become a light and joyful person, sharing open-hearted and deep connections with my loved ones. 

  

In 2014 my university studies took me to India for a year. I studied at different yoga schools and ashrams from North to South, while finally discovering "my home" in a Buddhist monastery. To this day, I regularly do meditation retreats that bolster my practice immensely. 

 

Though I received qualified teachings, after a few years I started struggling with my yogic practice. Something was missing but I could not spot it. My body was doing advanced asanas but I did not feel comfort in them. 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 me from myself. I was tired of all my anxieties and behavioral patterns restraining me. Only nowadays, after years have passed, I realize that I  was seeking non-fancy simplicity and a much deeper connection to the Earth. 

 

In 2016 I met my current yoga teacher Sandra Sabatini: Her teaching filled my empty spaces. She encouraged my doubts, taught me to accept questions, to embrace the not-knowing, to embody the void and continuously makes me explore new ways in every breath. I am discovering a depth to yoga that ripples far off the yoga mat and beyond everyday life. Hence, 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 has changed me from an anxious, pessimistic, life-doubting girl into a life-loving, open-hearted, communicative and optimistic feminine woman who rejoices every day. I have found an abundant well of peace and joy within me and my only wish is to share this amazing love for life because we all carry the seed to flourish, living our fullest potential in a happy peaceful manner. Sometimes it just needs some watering. 

 

I am not exaggerating when I say: Yoga and meditation have changed my life.

I love myself. I love human beings. I love nature. I love life. 

 

Hoping to share this lavish love and help you gather acceptance and joy within you! 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2019               Yoga teacher at Cancer League Zurich
  • 2019               Manager at The Yoga Health Mandala 200 hrs Teacher Training, Goa/UK
  • 2018               200 hrs The Yoga Health Mandala Teacher Training, Goa/UK
  • 2018+2019    fascia study week with Gary Carter from Naturalbodies, UK
  • since 2018    Life Coach Training/Certification, CPD accredited, UK
  • since 2017     Sufi Dance Training with Sufi master Rana Gorgani, Paris
  • since 2016     > 200 hrs mentorship with senior yoga teacher Sandra Sabatini, Firenze
  • 2016                Yoga therapy seminars with Dr. Günter Niessen, Berlin
  • 2015                Terminal Care Training, Germany
  • 2015                200 hrs Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training, BYV, Germany
  • 2012 - 2016    BA in art history & philosophy, Germany
  • 2008 - 2010    Fine Arts Studies, Antwerpen

continuous explorations in Feldenkrais, Continuum Movement, Zen, contact impro and dance therapy

inspired by the wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh and Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

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" -