MEET THE TEAM AND READ OUR STORIES

We are so honoured that you consider us as your team of teachers for your Teacher Training. In your Training you will learn from us, and we will learn from you. It is very important for us to meet you at eye level in our humanness and authenticity. In this Training will share with you our knowledge and accumulated tools that that we find to be very powerful.

 We are students forever and grateful for all the teachers that crossed and keep crossing our paths.

Anja Maier

Anja is a registered yoga teacher with a E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance certification who has been practicing and studying yoga around the world, completing her 200h teacher training of Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nasik, India. She holds another advanced 300h certification from Jivani Yoga in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Her love for humanity, nature, traveling, yoga, nutrition, and holistic healing techniques led her to travel and study with teachers from various spiritual lineages. She is also a passionate Reiki and Innerdance facilitator.
 

Gentle and kind, yet strong and passionate – these words describe Anja’s nature, her classes, and the way she relates to people. Anja is an authentic yoga teacher, with a calming and nurturing energy, who expresses her creativity and compassion in her classes. She teaches group and private classes, loves to help people with yoga therapy, and organizes inspiring retreats, combining yoga, meditation, energy healing, and nutrition. Anja is passionate about inspiring and helping others to follow their hearts and find their true passion in life.
 

Anja’s slow flow Vinyasa classes nourish the body, mind, and soul. She skillfully translates the ancient knowledge of Hatha Yoga to modern practice. Anja is adept at elevating her students’ spiritual awareness, and her personal goal is to inspire and make practitioners feel happier. She starts her classes by guiding students through gentle pranayama and meditation so that they may transition to the present moment. Dynamic and energizing sequences are followed by conscious and grounding asana whilst keeping a balance between flexibility and strength, freedom and stability, flow and static, and yin and yang. Anja loves to weave storytelling and alignment onto her yoga teaching.

Read more on her website: www.anjamaier.com

 Selina Clément

“It`s only with the heart that we can see clearly”.

Selina is an Internationally-Certified Yoga Teacher with over 800 hours of yoga training. She brings her combined knowledge of Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Massage, and Dance into her unique style of teaching. Selina’s teaching style is calm yet energizing. She focuses on the awareness of breath in order to stay present and connect deeply with the practitioners’ personal rhythm. She uses pranayama, meditation, and asana sequencing, all the while incorporating the importance of postural alignment to facilitate a holistic practice.
 

Selina focuses on both the inner and outer Self. She supports students on their journey to reconnect with the heart and inner guidance and inspires them to follow their true passions in life. Selina sees the body as an instrument and a compass that guides us through life: therefore she is continuously looking for practices leading to deeper, attentive listening to the Self, and empowers people to trust their intuition and expand and grow whilst on their individual path. She embraces her own spiritual journey, learning to live from a deeper place of love.
 

A Reiki Master and with her knowledge of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, Selina also works with energy, the body, and the Chakra system to support you on your journey to balance and realign your physical, emotional, mental, and energy body.

Finding a balance between strength and mobility, challenge and listening, and freedom and stability, brings the entire being into a state of relaxation – a place from which power and magnetism may rise. Selina uses her life-attained wisdom to support you on your personal journey where deep healing and expansive growth can take place, guiding you through the body towards your inner wisdom.

Read more on her website: www.yoga-of-life.com

Paula Walsh

Paula is a Registered Nurse, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, and Intuitive Energy Practitioner. She has a holistic approach to life, which may stem from her magical Irish heritage. Disillusioned with her work as a nurse – finding, time and time again that, when it comes to conventional medicine, treating the symptoms precedes finding the cause, Paula – a long-time practitioner of yoga - became a Yoga teacher. Paula believes strongly that we all have within us the power and capacity to maintain balance in all areas of life – mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Paula spent the last 17 years of her life living on Koh Phangan island, teaching yoga and meditation, training students in Reiki, and giving individual Intuitive Energy Sessions.

She is also trained in African Reflexology, Kinesiology, and works with Flower Essence Therapy. Paula uses a combination of these modalities while working with clients during private session. She also conducts group sessions and Workshops.

SOME WORDS FROM STUDENTS ABOUT US
Anja

Anja truly, truly has a gift. She has such a calming, relaxing, genuine, positive energy. She honestly is one of my favorite yoga teachers I've ever had! Not only do her classes physically build strength and flexibility, but they also focus on the spiritual side of yoga through her breathing exercises and meditation. She creates the perfect environment for her classes- knowing when to play music vs. have silence, adjusting the exercises according to the energy of her class, and knowing when to guide her students vs. let them have their own moment. With the help of her soothing presence, her students are able to deeply connect not only with yoga, but with themselves. And that is special.

 

Thank you, Anja, for trusting your intuition and the desires of your true self - your passion for what you do is so inspiring! The world needs more yoga teachers like you that just "get it!"

 

With her Reiki session I honestly feel like she lifted whatever weight was on my shoulders. I had a blockage all week long, and the only thing that was able to fully remove it was her! I can't thank her enough- I feel so clear headed, positive, and happy after working with her. It is truly magical that she has the ability to affect people like that! I leave for my meditation retreat today and now feel so prepared to take it on.

Charlotte, USA

 

When it comes to Anja, I am not sure where to start. She is beyond comparison. I do not know many people with the same amount of courage, drive and talent. She manages to be one of the most balanced yet hardest working people I have ever met, all in all an ensemble of creative, loving and dynamic energy. She is very easy to talk to and while she always succeeded in cheering me up, she also achieved to bring out the best in me. It was remarkable to experience the impact of yoga on your overall well-being.

 

Whatever Anja does to lead such a sound, harmonious life, to be so utterly at peace with herself, we should be taking notes! And this can be done in her retreats and teacher trainings, where you get to spend whole days with her. I was very much geared to a world of quick-fixes, but I am now a true believer in the “inside-out” approach to health and she taught me that listening to your body is the key to a well-adjusted lifestyle. I have learned so much from her about the right foods to eat that will benefit my energy flow. Thank you so very much for doing us all a massive favor by offering your invigorating yoga retreats and trainings.

Sandra, Germany

Selina

Selina is one of the most amazing yoga teachers I've ever met. Her passion for yoga, the holistic approach with so many aspects of what yoga is - the way she teaches and lives yoga is incredibly fascinating, inspiring and true. I’ve been to her yoga retreats twice and would always go back. Thanks for the experiences and learning’s… and thanks for introducing me to that beautiful cacao ceremony

 

Brigitte Duerr

 


Selina is the best yoga teacher that I found so far!!! She is so passionate and authentic about her practise and guidance for everybody, no matter if you are a total beginner or an experienced yogi, she will find a way to make you feel amazing and progressive during her classes every day. Each minute of time you spend with her is fantastic and unforgettable. With her passion, optimism and inner light, she lifts everybody around. Selina is also much like a magnet for wonderful people, and her retreats and trainings are the best example of that - connecting beautiful souls, feeling like a close family after the course. 

Not to mention, Selina's broad knowledge about the different types yoga and pranayama, meditation, Ayurveda, philosophy, etc. She also offers her guidance through unique experiences such as inner dance, cacao ceremony, reiki and chi nei tsang treatments and many, many more. 

It is a great pleasure and a blessing to spend time with Selina and immerse yourself in the world of yoga, finding your inner self and experiencing a wonderful time.

Agnieszka Dabrowiecka

 

 

Inspiring and knowledgeable, calm and uplifting are words that describe Selina. Her love for yoga is a gift and carries over to her students. Selina is a very charismatic teacher, her calm presence and her love for yoga is a gift and carries over to her students. Her Yoga classes are unique, touching the heart, inspiring and energizing. She has the ability to feel her students and guide an individualized class, giving options for different levels. In her breath-centered classes she focuses a lot on alignment, which helped me a lot in my own practice and mad it feel a safe space where I could get out of my head and into my body.

 

During the retreat with Selina I learned so much but most importantly I remembered again to listen to my body, to relax deeply and let go of my everyday busyness and simply enjoy nature far away from the busy city life.

Dorothea Jaeger

Paula

“What a beautiful experience”, ”My heart is wide open”, were some of the feelings I had after Paula’s class. Through her energy medicine and yoga teachings, Paula guided me to take yoga off the mat and into my life and helped me connect to the wisdom of my own yoga and held space for this transformation.

Paula holds space for the power of self-transformation through guiding connection with your inner power and energy, working from where you are in the present moment. Paula believes and teaches through the eyes of the energy world.

Anonymous

 

Extremely knowledgeable and deeply caring, Paula is a natural teacher. I wholeheartedly recommend Paula for anyone seeking to deepen their yoga practice, their yoga teachings, or their journey to greater self-discovery and healing. I always look forward to her class and never leave without feeling my mind, body, and soul are back in balance. Paula is a rare find, the learning you consistently walk away with is the importance and power of turning inward.

Fiona Trickey

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