From the mental merry-go-round to inner balance
I started yoga in the middle of a conventional business career. At the time, I had completed two master’s degrees, was part of the management team of a company… and was unable to stop my endlessly spinning mind. Later, I found aptly formulated in a newspaper article what had brought me to yoga at that time: “If I have to press the ball of my big toe into the ground to keep my balance, I simply don’t have time to make a shopping list for dinner in my head.” Focusing on one thing leads to a calming of the nervous system and the mind. No other form of occupation had ever enabled me to do this.
Today, many years later, I am not only a yoga practitioner, but also a qualified and certified Iyengar yoga teacher and am in further training for international recognition as a yoga therapist C-IAYT. Meanwhile, I am also aware of the many other positive effects that the various yoga practices can have on the body and the mind — provided they are applied according to the needs and abilities of the individual. For this reason, I work almost exclusively with clients on a one-to-one basis and only offer classes in small groups (up to three people), even in my work as a yoga instructor.
I am a certified teacher and member of Iyengar Yoga Switzerland and Iyengar Yoga UK and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). My instructors are Sheila Haswell, Lydia Holmes and Edgar Stringer (in Bristol and London), Brigitte Bögli and Geri Pfammatter (in Bern) and Montserrat G. Mukherjee and Marleen Jansen (in Amsterdam).