Yoga in Jena

Ruhe im Innern, Ruhe im Äußern. Wieder Atem holen lernen, das ist es. -Christian Morgenstern Yoga zur Entspannung. In meinen Yogastunden schaffe ich für dich die Möglichkeit, in deinen Körper hineinzuspüren, deine Achtsamkeit zu schulen und über die körperliche Yogapraxis den Geist und Körper in Einklang zu bringen. Mit Hilfe verschiedener Elemente (u.a. Körperhaltungen, Atembeobachtung…

Change is in the air

My one and only face reflected multiple times in a life-sized kaleidoscope… from a yogic perspective I find it fascinating that I have just the one face but fill out all these different roles. I am not sure how much of my inside going-ons are really being reflected on my expression but no matter how…

Do more of what makes you happy: Hug a tree!

I love trees. These living things have always fascinated me. The different shapes, sizes and personalities they display. One of my favorite trees is the Ginkgo tree, also known as maidenhair tree, which I just found out. The leaves turn a beautiful yellow in fall. There happen to be quite a few Ginkgo trees around…

Mein Yoga

Yogalehrerin BDY/EYU Kinderyogalehrerin Postpartum Doula Yoga Pränatal & Postnatal Seit mehr als 15 Jahren begleitet mich Yoga auf meinem Lebensweg. Anfangs wollte ich nur meine Rückenschmerzen von der Schreibtischarbeit loswerden. Doch über die Jahre kehrte ich immer wieder auf die Matte zurück. In den verschiedensten Lebensphasen fand ich durch meine Praxis zurück zu meinem Ruhepunkt. Dabei…

Do more of what makes you happy: Remember joy

I know this guy… his name and his song have followed me now for many years. He used to teach at the Yogapod in North Vancouver, my old yoga digs. The studio has closed down because of the „condomization“ of North Vancouver (read: tear down any building you can, build condos, sell for as much…

Do more of what makes you happy… Be a Freak!

We all have one or more of these people in our lives that seem slightly off. They are really into something, e.g. heavy metal music, yoga, running for miles on end, rock climbing… and it is difficult to comprehend at times why they are so into something that is interesting to us, but hey get…

This is it… This was it…

It is done. I held my first yoga class as a teacher this Monday. Oh I was so nervous. My heart beat was right there in my throat while I was trying to chant an OM that did not reveal how I felt… I made it. No big blanks. No injured students that had to…

Do more of what makes you happy… Part 2

… and sometimes, all you need is some really good chocolate cake. To be exact, a decadent slice with a marzipan chocolate creme icing on top complete with cookie crumble and a cup of „Happy“ tea. It worked… my mood lifted the moment I stepped out onto the pavement in front of the cafè, where…

Where it all startet II

Everything in life comes full circle. Nothing new there. I have been struggling with acceptance lately and suddenly… flash… I stopped holding on. My mind cleared. We were cleaning house today. Such a relief to tackle some of that clutter. I so needed that. Then I picked up one of my yoga books, I forgot…

There and back again… Part 2

It has only been a week. So much has happened… once again. I have traveled 70 miles, enjoyed the beautiful rolling hills and made new friends. I truly needed this time for myself. The hectic months had left me struggling for air. Things felt like they were unraveling. I found out that cleansing techniques and…

There and back again…

I haven’t checked-in during the last 18 days. So much has happened… I have traveled 10,000 miles, climbed a mountain and lost a friend. I finally understand that my roots are in Germany and my heart, that expansive-space-in-my-chest, will always be on the Pacific West Coast. And I realized that should we decide to move continents…

I got myself a job

Well actually, I get to keep my current job. Today I signed my contract. And I am so excited! I realized a few weeks ago, when it became apparent that my temporary contract would turn permanent, that it has been 12 years since I signed on for my last permanent job. And while I enjoyed…