This March 2018, it marks eight years of my life in Portugal. And it humbles me, that on the International Women's day of this year, my work with Room For Myself was presented among other 21 women entrepreneurs in Portugal in a supplement of the journal PÚBLICO.
I love to remember my beginnings here.
I'd call it a labour of freedom. I went through several changes back in Berlin, discussions with my supportive friends and then there was this ONE NIGHT on the balcony in summer time. With my greatest woman friend Enne. She's got a couple of years more of an exciting life experience and she knew I was ready.
That night, we ended at 10a in the morning (Berlin's famous for that ;) ), with the sunlight in our neck and Berlin's heartbeat merged with ours. I'll never forget her encouragement, when we said good bye: "Hau ab" (Just go!)! I went dancing the rest of this Sunday and quitted my job the next day, to leave Germany on 21 September 2009. Welcome Portugal!
The first three months from September until December were all about hanging loose, travelling, exploring, meeting people from all over the world. I felt always attracted my the energy of this country and somehow I knew, it's this environment to unfold to who Id love to be. Environment is essential.
My experiences over the course of this special escape inspired me enough to eventually wrap up in Berlin, drive down to Lisbon in March 2010 with a suitcase and my Yoga mat. Because, that's what I decided to do here, in Portugal.
Dedicating my life to Ashtanga Yoga.
My journey has been all about worthiness and belonging, inner freedom, connectivity and joy. About reinventing myself over and over again with one of the greatest learning, to commit to myself most of all. And Im sure, it this practice, that's kept me on this path - with patience, compassion and great challenges.
Though, I wouldn't recommend to just leave everything behind, I love to see women question their life, themselves, reinvent and start a new cycle. Each call is so valuable. Because that's the beginning.
Wether it's designing a healthier lifestyle, creating more time for yourself, asking "Who do I want to become?", walking through pregnancy, finding your place as a new mom, understanding your emotions, getting to know your strength and inner beauty, establishing peace of mind, loosing weight and accepting your body - Ive learnt to trust deeply that Ashtanga Yoga can take you there and beyond.
How I do help you - with my work in Room For Myself with Ashtanga Yoga?
I stand with you. Along your side.
All I do, I share with you this incredible, beautiful practice, hold your space, listen and take care, motivate and encourage, whilst you figure things out. And, you will!
Taking from the upcoming movie "Tully" - a story about motherhood in 2018.
(Caaaan't wait to watch this one!!!)
"You can't fix the parts, without treating the whole"
So, I'll see you?
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Look forward to you!
With so much gratitude, love & joy,