I was born in Ingolstadt and spent a few years of my childhood living in Shanghai. Due to my father’s profession, we traveled often and this allowed me to experience many different cultures while I grew up. There was little constancy but a lot of adventure exploring the big wide world.
After finishing school, health issues forced me to pause. I had developed anorexia which I was able to overcome thanks to a wonderful therapist, Yoga, and many other somatic and energetic body therapies. With hindsight, this was my biggest gift because I was forced to engage deeply with myself and thus had the opportunity to find out who I am in truth and what life means to me.
As a child, I was already passionate about the essential questions of life. I felt a deep yearning to find my inner freedom and truth, expressions of which I first found in dancing and acting. I wanted to touch people’s hearts and remind them of all the treasures hidden inside them. Soon though I understood that the daily reality of this profession was something altogether different. The quest for a deeper truth continued and led me to discover Qi Gong, meditation, Feldenkrais, and many other techniques.
Then, I discovered Yoga and it was love at first sight. Yoga united everything that had seemed to be contradictory and has become a metaphor for life for me, a path for the heart towards more love, wisdom, and compassion.
The greatest gift I received through Yoga was the feeling of having finally arrived home. Through the practice of Yoga, I was able to develop a loving relationship with myself and my body, which allows me to stay present and hold myself in compassion even through difficult times. The daily practice helps me to connect with that silent inner source that nourishes and supports me.
For me Yoga is amazing in that it helps us to experience our inner wealth and vitality and to re-familiarise ourselves with the expansive silence of our own mind.
I am grateful for all my students who helped me grow throughout the years and who keep inspiring me to keep learning so that I can give them the best support on their very unique path.