I'm originally from Germany, and I spent a significant part of my childhood in Germany and Iran. I still love to travel, but it is my over 10 year practice of yoga that has taught me to truly come home to myself. My academic background is in foreign languages, literature and philosophy, and so I am drawn to the philosophy and poetry of yoga. I believe that the stories we tell about ourselves change through the practice and everyday lessons of yoga. I have also worked for many years as a non-profit administrator and teacher; building community and serving the greater good is of great importance to me. My teaching style is infused with humor and a sense of exploration. I regard each class as an experiential and challenging journey where we don't stay on the tourist bus as mere observers of our bodies' landscapes. In my classes I prioritize a balance of healthy alignment and calming breathwork. I completed my 200 hour teaching training at Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness center, and I am registered with the Yoga Alliance. I also run and practice Kung Fu, so I am interested in sharing yoga benefits with athletes, as well as helping students to develop a home practice.