About me

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I am often described as the ultimate European, because I was born in Germany, raised in France, and later studied and worked in Italy, the UK, Croatia and Spain.
After a Master’s degree in European Politics and a distinguished career in public service as a translator, I discovered yoga, first and foremost to heal the back pain and hormonal imbalances I was experiencing due to my office-bound lifestyle.
This opened up a whole new world, not only because I learnt that we can all activate our body’s self-healing powers when we learn to look after it, but also because the ancient yoga philosophy and lifestyle matched my life-long quest for independence and simplicity.

After receiving my first Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from the Sivananda Neyyar Dam Ashram in India in 2007, I served as a volunteer teacher in the Sivananda network in France for 2 years, whilst still working full time in an international organisation. I then found a mentor and apprenticed for two years with Karuna Galan, a direct disciple of André van Lysebeth and Swami Satyananda, specialising in Yoga Nidra, a meditation technique for inner transformation. In 2011 Dominique Casaux, a disciple of Dinah Rodrigues, taught me the “Yoga for women’s hormonal balance” method. My love of sharing massages with friends and family also led me to train in ayurvedic massage with Hélène Marie (APMA international) and in thai yoga massage with Dieke Dee (Sunshine Network).
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My interest in women’s health then brought me to the Birthlight school, founded by anthropologist and international yoga teacher Françoise Freedman, where I specialised in pre- and postnatal yoga (2015) and then in the Wellwoman method (2017/18).
I keep fine-tuning my skills with further training (most recently a sequencing retreat with senior London teachers Graham Burns and Susanne Lahusen).
I have been teaching in studios in Paris (Yoga and Co), London (Yogacreation and The Life Centre) and Palma de Mallorca since 2008 and also organised my own weeklong retreats in Spain and Italy (La Locanda della Quercia Calante).
I also teach online, in French, on www.Yogaconnect.fr .

Together with my partner, Scott Robinson, aka Yogibanker (www.yogibanker.com), I host Meditate & Mingle, a meditation gathering for City professionals in London. Satish Kumar, the philosopher and eco-activist, is the person I consider as my spiritual guide. I was lucky to study with him at Schumacher College in Devon and share his belief that humanity needs “Soil, Soul and Society”. He inspired me to study permaculture (Permaculture Design Certificate delivered in 2018 at La Loma Viva by Alex Kruger). I still translate freelance into German and French. My published work includes four psychological guides for Herder and an acupuncture manual for Vigot Maloine. Hormones en Harmonie is the first book I have written myself, together with 6 other experts in natural approaches to women’s wellbeing.
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