I deeply live from my heart and appreciate the joy and the beauty of simply being alive – dedicated, with an open mind and heart and in deep, deep gratitude for life itself.
I am a practicing psychologist, a systemic counsellor, coach and mentor and an experienced teacher for mindfulness-based techniques such as meditation, breathwork, yoga and somatics.
My work is a blend of western psychology, a mindful consciousness to our inner life, eastern spiritual practices and a compassionate engagement with our world.
I offer guidance and support clients with challenges related to relationships, trauma, self-esteem, adjustment, work-life balance, bereavement and coping with change. And it is my dedication to provide a safe and open-hearted space for exploring and managing the complexities of being human.
Through the span of my professional life I have worked in a variety of settings including Private Practice, Trauma Counselling Facilities, Clinics and Counselling Charities. I have had the privilege of working internationally with individual clients and groups from diverse socio-cultural and ethnic backgrounds in different projects and Ngo´s. These varied experiences inform my practice as a psychologist, counselor, coach, teacher and most of all – as a human being.
My comfort zone has always been to work in community and therefore it was naturally for me to become the founder of COMMUNITY YOGA GERMANY – a charitable organization based in Hamburg, that is fostering community collaboration, organizing charity events and initiating local service projects. This well respected initiative forms a collective of many activists, yogateachers, numerous yogastudios that offers yoga and meditation on donation base for everyone, connects the local yoga-community to community service projects and realizes charity events. So far, our network realized numerous missions such as 9 charity events, 210 yogaclasses on donation base, regular cooking classes with refugee minors, yoga and meditation for migrant women in refugee camps, with at-risk youths and in public schools and we organized a special training for teaching yoga in prisons.
Everyone involved in this initiative by heart is taking part in building a network of solidarity, support and love and I am deeply honoured to be a vital part of it.
I was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany and have been travelling the world for many years. In 2016 my soul found home by the sea in a pristine fishermans village called Arrifana, on the Southwestern Coast of Portugal. Living by the sea has always been my lifelong dream – my souls vision.
“When you do things from the soul you feel a river moving through you, a joy.”