Having pretty much been born curious, I was always looking for ways to satisfy my intellectual curiosity, always taking on new challenges. I did very well in school and enjoyed studying and working. I studied things like Artificial Intelligence (back in 2002!) and Logic, stretching my brain capacity. However, my body did not always cooperate and fatigue and illness became quite common for me. Someone once said to me: “your head wants more than your body can handle”, which felt like a very true statement (it still does!). I was so frustrated that I couldn’t seem to handle all the things I wanted to do. Something was out of balance but I didn’t know how to fix it.
Luckily, in 2017, I went through a transformation that helped me reconnect and restore the balance.
I started practicing yoga already while studying in San Diego back in 2002. At first it was simply a nice relaxing class once a week, but in 2013 it became a daily practice. This is when I first clearly started noticing the effect yoga was having off the mat: feeling more relaxed, more connected to others and more in touch with my body and feelings. In 2017 I did a 3 week immersive yoga teacher training, which was really transformative. It brought home a deep sense of connection, the need to not only be present in the head but also the heart. I learned that changing my breathing completely changed how I felt and being more in touch with my body and emotions made me feel much more fully human. Since then I have been on a path of not only intellectual but also spiritual curiosity and am eager to share with others the profound impact this has made on my life.
I combine both my knowledge and practical experience, from both ancient wisdom such as yoga as well as modern science, e.g. neuropsychology. I also bring in ideas from modern thinkers like Cal Newport and Adam Grant.
In the end, for me it’s all about:
– creating awareness about who you are (both mind and body)
-waking up from old patterns
– having the tools to manage the ups and downs of life
– making conscious choices and
– feeling connected to yourself and others around you.
Turn inward to move forward.