When I was 16 I became ill in two chronically and serious rheumatical diseases. I fought hard for a few years, but I did not win and during that time I soon ended up in a wheelchair. Not until I had lost everything, the love of my life, the strength of my body, my dreams and my identity as "The Strong Young Woman Who Can Achieve Everything", I gave up. And when I gave up, I finally hit the bottom. As you hit the bottom, you find another kind of strength, the strength that comes from within. This strength has got nothing to do with achievement or power, it is instead pure and innocent, true and authentic and it only lets you win when you work with your body and in line with your soul purpose. It's the same power the small child has when she wants to walk. She doesn't give up because it gives her such pleasure and she doesn't identify with the achievement, she just plunge into the challenge and eventually make it. Oh such pure joy...! As you challenge yourself in the same way, because you in a childish way wants to plunge into all the joy life has to give, without any boundaries the mind might come up with, the path is the goal and the challenge itself gives you a feeling of being alive.. This path takes time and it demands that you listen within every step on the way and that you are courageous enough to be yourself. But even though the path is never easy, you become free, more authentic, more harmonious and definitely more joyful as you stop taking life (and yourself) so seriously. In short, you come in contact with your child within.
Meeting many dying men and especially women gave me as a 19 year old the perspective I needed to work towards healing and freedom. Their words are still stuck in me as a blueprint for the future and I see it as my mission to keep inspire people by their stories. I want to do what they did and I want to fill my life with what they tried to fill theirs in their limited amount of time and most of all... I want to pass the knowledge on to others.
Since 1998, I have been working as an inspirational speaker, tap dancer and life coach worldwide and taught people how to regain their zest of life, be who they are and thrive in the process. I love to see my clients and my audience blossom, find freedom and the childish joy we all have inside of us and my teachings are spiced with lots of laughter and messages of empowerment.
I am an international certified yoga teacher, I have read more than 13 years at University and have several degrees in my CV, focusing on sports and health science, anatomy, HR, religious studies (mindfulness), ethics, social anthropology, psychology and conflict management etc. .