how, you ask?
Because when sh*it hit the fan, for the gazillionth time and the really big, powerful Dyson kinda fan, I knew the only way out was to finally be myself with all of my facets, colours and rough edges – and I had to be me around everybody – unapologetically, authentically and truthfully.
Until then I had been living that authentic way to certain groups of individuals (hello my yoga and shamanic ladies – I LOVE you!) and hid all the woo-woo things from the rest of my surroundings out of fear of judgement. About 70% of my friends, family and work colleagues think all that new-age-spiritual seeking-around the fire dancing-sage smudging-yoga ‘stuff’ is nonsense. Whopsie!
intuition and shadow work
… are the two pillars of my foundation of being uniquely me. Ever since I was little I acted upon my intuition – and was judged, singled out and laughed at by my surroundings mostly. So much that I tried to fit in. I silenced my intuition and reasoned my decisions with pro and con lists. I stopped looking at my shadows and made everyone else responsible. I had a ‘who gives a f*ck’ attitude and didn’t care about my actions. And with all that I overlooked all the subtle nudges and hints that would lead me back to ‘me’. Well, my guardian angels had to drop the hammer because of my stubbornness (hey I am half latina, it’s not my fault!). And life led me back to Germany, after 16 wonderful years of living abroad. To cut a long story short – I went into depression, forgot even more who I am and eventually turned so unhappy that I knew I had to find a way out. I found my way – rocky, with a few detours and lots of WTF moments, but nevertheless the best way I’ve ever lived and you can do it too!!
Cacaoista Training - 2018
After participating in cacao ceremonies led by Rebekah Shaman (London) since 2013 I decided to train in becoming a cacaoista. The training focused on the connection to the plant medicine cacao, a deep dive into our own shadows, the healing and how to hold space for others.
Coaching Qualification - 2015
I trained with the ‘Beautiful You Life Coaching Academy. The approach is to coach individuals to make heart-based decisions in life and live life to the fullest by being present.
Yoga - 2014 til present
I am a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. I continue diving deep into the teachings of yoga with my beloved yoga studio ‘Laughing Lotus Yoga’ with a keen focus on bhakti (devotional chanting), sequencing and subtle energies.
Sacred Co-Heart programme with Anodea Judith - 2014 til present
In this programme we focus on studying the chakra system so we can heal ourselves and help others heal from the inside out.
‘Wukkout!®‘ Instructor Certification - 2017
Wukkout! is a caribbean dance fitness class to the sounds of soca and chutney.