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  • BSc + MA in Linguistics (focus: Neuro- and Psycholinguistics)

University of York, England and University of Victoria, Canada

  • Stress and burnout coach

Academy of Sports, Germany

  • Meditation and mindfulness trainer

Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

  • Yoga teacher (300 hours - Yoga Alliance)

Pyramid Yogshala, Rishikesh, India

  • Ski instructor, hiking guide, snowshoeing guide

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Madeleine
... but you can call me Maddy ;-)

My studies in psycho- and neurolinguistics, my work as English- & German teacher and translator, and my passion for traveling and foreign cultures have taken me to over 65 countries in the last 12 years, of which I have lived and worked in 8. Also in India, where I had the great privilege of living with Buddhist monks and completing my yoga teacher training in an ashram. Here I was able to get to know the Dalai Lama personally and attend some of his very inspiring lectures, which, in combination with several 10-day silent retreats in India, Nepal, and South America, have certainly shaped me and the way I go through life.

 

My scientific background specializing in stress reduction, as well as my experiences in the spiritual East, is a combination that allows me to make my yoga classes and retreats unique. I always try to combine this knowledge with my passion for sport and nature, because for me personally exercise and time in the mountains have become a form of meditation.