… what I live and what I am. The eight-folded path structures my daily routine, guides my conduct, influences my relationships. The practice is my form of healing, my tool for transformation. It is the mirror reflecting what I am and telling me where to go. Yoga is my source for freedom and truth.
After five years of Vinyasa Yoga and home practice, in 2007 I started the practice of Ashtanga Yoga under the guidance of Nicole Verheyden and Peter Greve. In 2013 I finished a two year, 1500 hrs, intensive training with them.
In 2009 I met my teacher Dena Kingsberg. She was one of the first western students of Patthabi Jois and spent years and years of practice with him in his small Shala in Mysore. Watching me doing Nakrasana, she asked „Are you a worm or a crocodile?“ I had just finished my master degree in Philosophy. Feeling the warm blood and depth of a livelong yoga practice in her presence, I instantly knew: Book knowledge has brought me until here. To go further and to put theory into practice, I need to take the leap — .
In 2016 I finished a three year intensive training with Dena, encompassing 2000 hrs. Now, our mutual work and commitment continues in the form of an ongoing mentorship.
I finished Third Series under Dena‘s guidance. Three years later and after the birth of my first child, Dena introduced me to Fourth.
In 2019 and with the beginning of my second pregnancy, I decided to further widen the scope and started an in depth learning under the guidance of A.G and Indra Mohan in the fields of Yoga Therapy and Yoga Philosophy.
As a teacher, I wander between the poles of “nourishing” and “intense”. I intent to share Yoga as being a structure and support giving element, as being a loyal friend and a helping hand through all stages and whirlwinds of life. I want my classes to be a safe space where my students feel invited to explore their physical, emotional and mental boundaries. And where they feel encouraged to carefully and with guidance expand their range of possibilities. My way of teaching is subtle, deep and precise. The Yoga is my tool. Tool in helping people to become receptive for the fine voices of the soul. Tool in mirroring patterns of the mind. Tool in strengthening and opening the body.
Ravi was born in 2017. Three years later, his brother Ira completed our family.
Patiently walking through the cycle of two pregnancies and the pervasive experience of caring for a family, of being strong and lovingly present as a mother has changed my practice as well as my relationship with the practice considerably. Pure discipline has transformed into something more organic, more sensitive, more carried from within. The whole thing has become more intelligent and has gained in depth and freedom.