My Yoga Journey

As a graduated graphic designer I worked for years in different advertising companies in Munich. In 2007 my partner got an interesting job offer in China, and we took the opportunity to move to Shanghai for 3 years. This is where my yoga journey began. I discovered different styles of yoga at the Y+Yoga Center (one of the biggest yoga studios in Asia). I very quickly fell in love with Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Yin Yoga, and ever since these holistic yoga practices have accompanied me on my path through life.

The urban jungle of Shanghai, and working overtime at an events company took a lot of my vital energy. I was seeking sanctuary in yoga and meditation more and more, and soon realised that harmony of the mind, body, and soul were what was most important to me. I took this passion and decided to make it my profession by becoming a yoga teacher. In 2008 I completed my first yoga training courses; a 200 hour yoga alliance course with Lance Schuler of Inspya Yoga, and a hot yoga teaching course with Bill Arce.

I began assisting different yoga teachers at the Y+Yoga Center, as well as teaching some of my own classes. I was also an assistant at further Inspya Yoga courses throughout Shanghai. I began to deepen my knowledge through several workshops and courses in applied anatomy and physiology with David Keil and Simon Borg-Olivier in Australia.

I have been teaching in Munich since moving back to Germany in 2010. I am constantly seeking new inspiration and expanding my knowledge through workshops and courses. In 2012, I completed an intensive Yin Yoga training with Paul Grilley, along with a pre/post natal yoga training course with Patricia Thielemann-Kapell. I followed this with a further yin yoga course with Josh Summers in February 2014, and a further trip to Shanghai where I finished the advanced yoga teacher training (300 hour Yoga Alliance), once again with Lance Schuler.

Wanderlust came calling again, or maybe just my love for travelling. So in November 2015 I relocated once again to Asia this time to Singapore where I am teaching since then. In 2016 I concluded here another Yin Yoga & Functional Anatomy course with Dhugal Meachem, followed by a Yoga Therapie training with Arun Rana at Pure Yoga in July 2017.

Why I love Yoga

In yoga I found my true calling. I love yoga so much because it grounds me when I need to come back down to Earth, and it lifts me up when I need energy and inspiration. Yoga brings harmony to my life, calmness to my emotions and peace to my busy mind. Funnily enough, my love for yoga becomes even more intense when I miss a session or two. I feel my muscles tighten and my anxieties take over, and that’s when I realise it’s time to get back on the mat.

My Teaching Style

I teach hatha and vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa flow, which is a dynamic style of yoga that links movement with breathing. This type of yoga practice is challenging, encouraging mindfulness whilst improving strength, posture, and mental wellbeing. My classes are creative and playful with a focus on a safe and healthy body alignment for sustainable practice. As a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular yang style of yoga I also love to guide my students towards more slow-paced yin yang and yin yoga classes. Besides that I also teach yoga therapy, and pre/postnatal yoga. It is very important for me to give participants easy access to yoga and to adapt to the special needs of each individual student. With great joy and enthusiasm I want to share with people what I experienced through yoga – perfect harmony within itself, satisfaction, serenity and the happiness that comes with it.

I am able to conduct my classes in both English and German.

 

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Yoga Certifications

July 2017
Yoga Therapy Training with Arun Rana at Pure Yoga in Singapore (30 hours)

December 2016
Tao Yin Yoga Immersion with Dhugal Meachem in Singapore (30 hours)

April – June 2014
300-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with Inspya Yoga in Shanghai

February 2014
Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Josh Summers at Airyoga in Munich (30 hours)

November 2012
Pre- & Postnatal Teacher Training with Patricia Thielemann in Berlin (43 hours)

July 2012
Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Paul Grilley in Hamburg (30 hours)

July – October 2008
200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with Inspya Yoga in Shanghai

August 2008
120-hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training with Bill Arce at  Y+ Yoga Center in Shanghai

 

Teaching Experience

Since April 2016
Yoga Teacher in Singapore at Kate Porter Yoga Studio / Yoga Mala / Sweatbox Yoga / Saakalya Yoga / Hollandse Club

October – November 2015
Assistant Teacher at Inspya 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Part III in Hamburg

April 2015
Assistant Teacher at Inspya 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Part II in Hamburg

September – October 2014
Assistant Teacher at Inspya 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Part I in Hamburg

April 2010 – November 2015
Yoga Teacher in Munich at Turnraum / Bavarian Parliament / Healthloft / Munich Gym / Sports & Health / Patrick Broome Yoga Studios / Yogabee and in my own little Yoga Studio

February 2010
Guest Teacher at Buddhist Centre in Cape Town

April 2009 – March 2010
Yoga Teacher at Oz Body Fit Gym in Shanghai

July – August 2009
Assistant Teacher at Inspya 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Shanghai

November 2008 – October 2009
Assistant Teacher at Y+ Yoga Center in Shanghai

 

Further Trainings

April 2017
Dual Zone Myofascial Release Workshop with Nelson Chong (10 hours)

April 2017
Coming into Stillness & Tranquility with Daphne Chua (2,5 hours)

November 2016
Reiki Level 1 (Usui Reiki Ryoho) with Reiki-Master Pamposh Dhar in Singapore (7 hours)

November 2016
Myofascial Release Workshop with Li Ling Soon (2 hours)

June 2016
Myofascial Release Workshop with Nicole Chung (2 hours)

May 2016
Anatomy of Inversions and Handstand Workshop with Dr. Trish Corley (2 hours)

October 2015
Nutrition & Conscious Living Workshop with Susan Famularo (10 hours)

October 2015
Hands on Yoga Workshop with Moritz Ulrich (3 hours)

Juni 2015
Fascia & Yoga Workshop with Rolfer Gerald Kaufmann (3 hours)

February 2015
Yin Yoga Workshop (kidney & bladder) with Helga Baumgartner (3 hours)

January 2015
Fascia Yoga Workshop with Amiena Zylla (2,5 hours)

November 2013
Applied Anatomy Workshop with Richard Hackenberg (5 hours)

October 2013
Yin Yoga Immersion (Yin Yoga & Functional Anatomy) with Joe Barnett (15 hours)

October 2013
Nutrition & Yoga Workshop with Caroline Bienert & Angela Sirtlan (5 hours)

September 2013
Yin Yoga and Anatomy Workshop with Markus Giess (6 hours)

April 2013
Yoga and Fascia Workshop with Tilman Heiss & Caroline Geiger (3,5 hours)

March 2013
Yin Yoga und Vipassana Meditation Workshop with Josh Summers (5,5 hours)

May 2012
Yoga Retreat and further training with Lance Schuler in Bali (7 days)

March 2012
Yin Yoga and Vipassana Meditation Workshop with Josh Summers (7,5 hours)

January 2012
Yoga Retreat with Lance Schuler & Philipp Lemke in India (13 days)

November 2011
Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Andreas Loh in Munich

September 2011
Ashtanga Workshop – Learn to fly with Dr. Ronald Steiner in Munich (13 hours)

May 2011
Yoga Workshop for knees with Rolfer Mattheus Juan Els in Munich (4 hours)

November 2010
Yoga Therapy Training with Ross Rayburn in Munich (16 hours)

October 2010
Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Andreas Loh in Munich

June 2010
Power Yoga Workshop with Bryan Kest in Munich

March 2010
Reiki I & Reiki II (Mikao Usui) with Reiki-Master Samantha Brown in Shanghai

January 2010
Yoga Anatomy Workshop with David Keil in Shanghai (12,5 hours)

November 2009
Yoga Synergy Workshop, Applied Anatomy & Physiology with Simon Borg-Olivier
in Brisbane, Australia (36 hours)

November 2009
Yoga Synergy Workshop, Yoga-Therapy with Simon Borg-Olivier
in Byron Bay, Australia (24 hours)

October 2009
Hatha Yoga Workhsop in the Shadow Style with Janetta Glenn in Leura, Australia

June 2009
Anusara Workshop with Lois Nesbitt in Shanghai (6 hours)

November 2008
Traditional Thai Massage Course at Watpo Traditional Medical School in Bangkok

 

Academic Education

2002 – 2004
Diploma in Graphic Design & Multimedia

Professional Training

2000 – 2002
Photographic Laboratory Manager

Graduation

1997 – 1999
High School Graduation Certificate in Creative Arts