Training & Influences

The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves.
Joseph Campbell

Two year teacher training in Sivananda integral yoga at Yoga Vidya Frankfurt
(2004-2005) – program by Sukadev Bretz

  • Emphasis on spirituality and meditation
  • Experiential learning of hatha yoga (postures), raja yoga (concentration), jnana yoga (knowledge), bhakti yoga (devotional), kriya yoga (cleansing) and karma yoga (action)
  • Broad coverage of the philosophic roots of yoga (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika)

My course work in healing and subtle energies includes

  • Reiki I (2001) and II (2003) in the Usui System of Natural Healing with Renate Fecher
  • Astrology in the Hermetic Tradition (2003) according to Randolf Schäfer (Astrosophy)
  • Aura and Chakra Reading (2004) with Walter Lübeck
  • Angel Healing Training (2007) with Ava Minatti
  • Channeling Training (2007) with Trixa Gruber

In 2010, I began my studies of Anusara Yoga.

My training includes:

  • Anusara immersions and teacher training with Vilas & Lalla Turske
  • Teacher training with Jeff Fisher
  • Therapy trainings with Desirée Rumbaugh and John Friend
  • Workshops and courses with Christina Valeska Krause, Sianna Sherman, Katchi Ananda, Barbra Noh and Tara Judelle
  • Assisting immersions with Barbra Noh and Tina Lobe
  • Pre / Postnatal teacher training with Sue Elkind from DIG Yoga Studio Philadelphia
  • Workshops with John Friend and Desi Springer in the method Sridaiva