A serious injury originally brought me to yoga. Having struggled with illness and pain since early childhood, yoga has taught me strength, confidence and compassion.

Yoga is much more than just an exercise routine. It has touched me deeply and is my daily companion, it teaches me acceptance and mindfulness, it gives me stability and ease.

Having suffered from a traumatic brain injury as a young woman, I now want to pass on my experiences and help people struggling with pain, injury and trauma on their path. I have experienced first hand what it feels like when you lose balance, when the connection between mind and body, thought, emotion and action is lost.

Since completing my training in Therapeutic Vinyasa Krama with United Yoga (Yoga Alliance RYT 200), I have been following continuing education with various teachers, focusing on therapeutic and restorative yoga. My Yin Yoga teaching skills were refined in a training with Tanja Seehofer, and I recently had the opportunity to train with Love Your Brain, an organisation that offers yoga and community programmes to people with a traumatic brain injury. In January 2018, I will embark on another yoga journey – completing my RYT 500 training with Mark Stephens.

For more than 20 years I’ve been sharing my time between Zurich (where I used to work as an editor for various newspapers and magazines) and Davos (where my heart is). Apart from teaching, learning and living yoga, I am a freelance author, translator and illustrator.

Swiss Yoga Retreats (my yoga retreat venture in the Swiss Alps) is the perfect combination of two of my favourite things – yoga and the mountains. I’m a seasoned hiker and snowboarder, I enjoy cross country skiing in the valleys around Davos and have twice finished the 42k at the Swiss Alpine Marathon – although nowadays I prefer to go on long walks with my labradoodle Bertie.

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