My Story


I was born and raised in Munich.

Ever since I can remember I was longing to get a deeper understanding of the world around me. My little micro cosmos couldn`t be all there was to existence - there was a connectedness much bigger than that.
Early on, this led to a rebellious and confrontational teenage and adulthood.
I wanted to break free of conventional patterns and live life freely, consciously and responsibly with regard to the bigger picture. I wanted to make a difference.
Having travelled Asia, Africa and the Americas, I fell in love with Central America, where I lived for one year shortly after graduating from highschool. I returned many times after, staying for months in the Caribbean while I continued my scholar education in the fields of Ethnology and Indology, with a focus on marginalized and subaltern communities.

My scholastic knowledge and the experiences made during my travels - my many stays in remote areas where life is led at a different pace and with different aspirations, the recognition of solitude and quietude as comforting means to reconnect with oneself, the beauty and sensuality of nature - nurtured an approach towards life that is deeply related to yogic philosophy: the experience of one self as part of something bigger and deeply meaningful, which may be revealed through the practice of mindfulness in day to day life.

In 2008 I started to focus more intensely on yoga asana practice under the guidance of experienced and gifted teachers, immersing myself in Vinyasa Flow and Iyengar style classes. With my move to Los Angeles in 2012, I decided to dedicate my life entirely to the path of yoga, graduating from my first teacher training in 2013 on the Bahamas. Ever since, I am continuously educating myself and teaching in many locations such as the Bahamas, Los Angeles and Munich, where I currently reside.

When I started to incorporate a daily practice into my routine, Yoga changed me profoundly. It clarified my path, it gave me focus and perseverance and it made me a gentler and more content human being.

TO ME THIS IS THE MAGIC OF YOGA. BY CLEARING AWAY WHATEVER PREVENTS US FROM LIVING IN OUR MOST FULL AND WHOLE WAY, WE RECONNECT TO OUR INNERMOST BLISSFUL STATE, BECOME TUNED IN WITH OURSELVES AND THE WORLD AROUND US AND BEGIN TO LIVE LIFE ACCORDINGLY.

To witness the effects of yoga in my students and fellow practicioners is a blessing and sharing this incredible practice my calling.

I am married and the mother of a beautiful son, Liam, who is my greatest teacher and biggest joy.

My Lineage

I have completed more than 1000 hours of Yoga Alliance approved curriculum and believe that quality and integrity make for excellence in teaching.

YogaWorks | RYT 500
Patrick Broome Yoga | RYT 200
Sivananda Hatha Yoga | RYT 200

Follow your bliss.

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