We come into this world completely naked, absolutely perfect and with limitless potential, in other words, we are real, authentic and vulnerable.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, my passion has always been to inspire people to embrace their own power in life, believe in themselves, dream big and go after what they want most in life. I believe that mindful, courageous living is key to success which I convey to all of my students as a teacher, coach and mentor in my group and private classes.
A dear friend of mine once said: 'The universe may not always give you what you want, but it will never give you more than you can handle.' The challenges that life throws you are your opportunities for growth. As a teenager I lost both my parents to cancer, which forced me to grow up faster and take responsibility for my own life.
In order to give my father peace of mind before his passing, I decided to study Spanish & Russian to become an interpreter and enrolled at the University of Heidelberg. To deal with my Dad's death I started dancing and found a new passion. I moved back to Stuttgart to have more time for dancing and enrolled at the University of Hohenheim.
Even before graduating, Joschi Schwarz and I joined forces and opened a boutique studio in the heart of Stuttgart. After selling our studio, I graduated with a Masters degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Human Resources & minor in Psychology. After a decade of climbing the corporate ladder as a head hunter and marketing event planner, I quit my prestigious, high-pressure job in Europe and moved to NYC in 2000.
As a passionate yogini, entrepreneur and adventurer, I made full use of my talents in 2006, launching Joschi Yoga Institute together with Joschi Schwarz, co-directing several Yoga Teacher Training Certification Programs each year, training, certifying and inspiring hundred of emerging yoga teachers.
Today, I continue to live by my mission to empower students. I live for the connection to my students built on a blend of rich life experiences, self-study and awareness.