…ATTITUDE & INTENTION
I teach a dynamic, powerful hatha yoga style with a lot of joy and humor. In my clearly structured yoga classes, I convey the alignment principles of Anusara Yoga. In this modern system, the positions are precisely executed, and strength and flexibility in the body are equally addressed when practicing. One of my intentions is that in yoga we learn to be mindful of our body, to explore our limits, to accept them in order to redefine them again. Yoga also offers us the opportunity to free ourselves from familiar, unhealthy movement patterns and thought structures.
…... TRAINING AT A GLANCE
2009: four-week intensive training to become a Sivananda Yoga teacher with Swami Atmaramananda in Poland
2012 to 2014: Anusara Yoga training (200h) with Vilas and Lalla Turske and Christina Lobe in Berlin
2019 to 2021: Yin Yoga training with Katrin Knauth and Wolfgang Riedl in Berlin and online
…MY YOGA LIFE!
Sivananda & Satyananda Yoga
In 2004, while studying architecture at the TU Berlin, I took part in a first yoga course from university sports. In the following years I mainly practiced at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center Berlin. On a long trip through New Zealand after my diploma I spent a month in the Anahata Retreat (Satyananda Yoga) and from there I wanted to become a yoga teacher. At the end of 2009 I completed my first yoga teacher training with Swami Atmaramananda in Poland and have been teaching in various studios ever since.
From 2011 to 2015 I also led yoga seminars for children and teenager in the Yoga Vidya seminar houses in Bad Meinberg and on the North Sea, in which I used the physical yoga classes to encourage them to express themselves creatively.
Anusara & Iyengar Yoga
Looking for a new style of yoga, I got to know YogaRaumBerlin in 2011 and became a close student of Alexander Kröker until 2013. I completed my Anusara Yoga immersion in 2012 with Vilas and Lalla Turske. In the same year I also spent some time in New York, where I got to know and appreciate Elena Brower. During my three-month travels through India in early 2013 and 2015, I intensified my Iyengar Yoga practice with various teachers in Gokarna and Rishikesh. For about 5 years now I have been attending yoga classes regularly in the Berlin studio yogatribe, in autumn 2014 I was able to enjoy my Anusara Yoga Teacher Training with Tina Lobe.
Not enough of the trainings I completed my Yin Yoga advanced training with Katrin Knauth and Wolfgang Riedl in April 2021 (my basic training took place with Katrin in 2019).
Other methods of body work have always been with me and help me grow personally, such as the Grinberg method. Massages of all kinds (including sound massages) are also another tool for me to relax and let go. For some time now I've also been dancing GAGA in the Tanzfabrik in Berlin.
My new great passion is freediving. In November 2020 I went to Dahab, Egypt for the first time, actually more out of a reflex to escape from another lockdown in Berlin. A planned stay of two months turned into eight. During this time I switched from SCUBA to freediving and completed my Aida 1 to 4 courses in a relatively short time. Another stay abroad from mid-October 2021 to the end of May 2022 offered me the opportunity to dive deeper. I've been a certified pool instructor since the end of May. The final conclusion of my training will take place in October.
For the time being, training as a mental coach will take place in summer 2022. Further training is planned for systemic coaching and also the topic of resilience.