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
... 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.