I was born, and grew up, in South Africa. It was there that I discovered yoga through an old book of my grandfathers in 1994, and this marked the beginning of my exploration into the limitless world of yoga and holistic well being. Through my profession as a teacher, I was motivated by my desire to support children with learning and behavioural problems, and to inquire more deeply into yoga and body work. I left South Africa in 1996, and moved to the UK where I studied the Bowen technique, and continued practicing various styles of yoga, with different teachers. I discovered how the body work and yoga practice started to leave an imprint on all aspects of my life, deepening my love and respect for life, myself and others. This led me to teach yoga full-time.I now teach yoga to adults and children primarily with the inspiration of Vinyasa free flow and Yin yoga.
Greeting the Sunrise
Flower of life
In 2007 I qualified as a Vinyasa Yoga teacher at the Yogaloft in Cologne (registered Yoga Alliance member).In 2010 I trained as a Yin Yoga teacher with Sarah Powers in London. Sarah is known and loved for her unique approach - Insight Yoga - which interweaves the insights and practices of Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Transpersonal Psychology into an integral practice to discover and enliven the body, heart and mind.In between I experienced many wonderful teachers.In 2016 my journey with Critical Alignment Yoga with Gert Van Leeuwen started, and still continues.In 2020 I qualified as a Yoga for Cancer teacher with: Vicky Fox (London) and Gaby Kammler (Cologne).All these experiences have led me to create a "melting pot" of signature practices that I now share with others, depending on what they need.
In Yoga, SEVA (Say-va) is a Sanskrit word for service - how can we serve others and give back to society. Through my yoga practice and teaching, I aim to give back to my childhood community in a small and meaningful way. Since I grew up in South Africa, this is where my heart lies in an attempt to empower young children in the Lidgetton community where it is often challenging to have hope and see the light. Our small Angel Ruth’s Soup Kitchen is a space where the children can go for a warm meal, as well as to a space where they know they are safe and cared for, can play freely and learn.I offer a percentage of my teaching earnings back into this community, knowing that is is well used and goes directly to the source. To support the growing needs in the Lidgetton community, we set-up Lucky Beans e.V. in Germany in 2015. Through our charity status we are able to offer the possibility of EU citizens receiving a tax reclamation from any donation you may wish to make.More details @ www.luckybeans.eu
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