My beliefs in self healing
My discovery of Pilates and Ashtanga Yoga were not predestined. With an established and thriving career entirely devoted to contemporary art, which I simply loved, I opened a Gallery in the heart of exciting Berlin.
However a scoliosis was an ominous forbearer of a fragile vertebral column, or worse a paralysis in the long term, I had never put my faith in conventional medicine or believed doctors to be the holders of any meaningful medical truth. I rather seeks the health and medical truth that lay deep in my own soul. My belief is that a soul with which I creates an intimate connection, is one that will listen to its body in its totality.
My first contact with Pilates
Following the advice of a friend, I attended my first class of Pilates in the Arcoverde studio of Berlin under the guidance of Master Coach Eduardo Laranjera.
Surrounded with professional dancers, I was somewhat out of my element, but I nonetheless continued to attend these Pilates lessons. However to my surprise, only a few sessions sufficed to convince me and provide me with the confidence of freeing myself from any sense of embarrassment.
Suddenly, my body, head and heart were one enabling me to embark on the path of a cure going beyond the physical, empowering me with inner strength and the ability to regain a deep sense of confidence.
Convinced that the discipline that Pilates taught me saved me, I gradually elevate this daily practice into a genuine conviction.
The road that lead me to become a teacher
2007 - Professional Peak Pilates Certification
I obtained my first diploma in 2007, “Professional Peak Pilates Certification” and practiced as a teacher at the “Pilates Zentrum Berlin”, “The Pilates Room” in London, then at the “Core Body Pilates” in Paris.
2009 - The Pilates Center TTC
As a “Master Trainer”, I went to Boulder, Colorado, to attend Amy Alpers’s diligent class, as well as the classes of her sister, Rachel Taylor Segel, founders of all over the world recognized “Pilates Center” created in 1990. I completed “The Pilates Center TTC” in 2009 and received my diploma from the University of Colorado.
I then went on to complete the “Passing the Torch” from Amy Alpers, organized by the Balance Body University. Furthermore I went on with some “In-depth” Work with Rachel Taylor & Déborah Knowley’s expertise on “Eve Gentry’s” approach.
How I went to study Ashtanga Yoga
2014 - Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga
Originally intending to stay a month, I remained there for three months. Since then I return annually to Mysore to study with Sharath Jois and expand my knowledge.
In December 2014, I was blessed by Sharath Jois with an authorization to teach the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.
Since 2012 - Vipassana meditation
In parallel to my yoga studies, I practices regularly Vipassana meditation since 2012 under the guidance of Bhante Bodidamma at Satipanya in Shrewsbury, UK.
2017 - 2018 - Pranayama with Tiwariji
In 2017 & 2018, I studies Pranayama with Tiwariji at the Kaivalyadhama Institute in Lonavala, Mumbai, India.