I took my first yoga class ever back in 2007 in Duesseldorf/Germany. My body and my mind both enjoyed the movements and the breathing.
Towards the end of the class I felt more grounded and calm. So I stayed and practiced with this teacher for 2 more years until I decided, that I wanted to dive deeper and applied for a 4-year teacher training (800 hrs) with the "Yogaforum Duesseldorf".
My style of yoga has evolved and changed quite a bit within the years after having completed my teacher training in 2013.
Yoga personally helped me deal with my panic attacks and anxiety disorder, which I had been struggling with since my late teens.
I learned how to be more in touch with myself and my feelings, experiencing that they come and go and don´t harm me and how to also feel more at home in my own body.
I am a very sensitive person, meaning that I can empathize with my students and can also help them transform some of their patterns.
The mixture of yoga combined with mindfulness, pranayama and reiki, turns the practice into something that can go very deep and can therefore also go beyond a normal physical workout.
Yoga gives us the possibility to reflect upon ourselves and evolve from there.
We learn how to integrate what we´ve experienced on the mat into our daily life and become more aware and accepting on many levels.
The most important thing for me in yoga though is to meet ourselves lovingly and with a lot of self-acceptance.
Our practice is different every day, as we - our body, our mind - are different and fluctuating every day.
A few words on the term "Laghavam" and why I chose it.
Laghavam in Sanskrit means “lightness”. Something that I find essential in life. But why and what does it actually mean for me?
Lightness for me rather describes a state of mind than an quality or state of lightness in terms of weight. And it is a quality, which I find very useful, when it comes to practicing yoga and meditation. As for me it means being gentle with myself, allowing a kind view on all my actions - taking it light instead of taking it heavy.
It also means being cheerful and going through life and my yoga practice with a sense of humour, not taking evertyhing so seriously. For me lightness transmits something uplifting, something illuminating.
I teach yoga and give massages at different places (surf camps, hostels, resorts, etc.) in and around Lagos at the stunning Algarve in Portugal.
Every now and then I also fly out to teach retreats in other beautiful countries, such as France and Marocco.
For your own convenience, you can book me for your private yoga, massage or reiki session at your home.
I´m originally from Hannover (North Germany), have lived in Duesseldorf, Berlin, the South of France and am now based in Lagos/Portugal.
I´m an open-minded, open-hearted and joyous person who likes to share (thoughts, food,laughter and much more....)
Looking forward to meeting you and being part of your yoga journey, too.
Love & blessings,