How and when did you get into yoga?
My contact with yoga began about 6 years ago when I stepped into a hot yoga class. I worked night and finished my shifts with the early morning class. In the beginning it was only a physical exercise but eventually I began to notice how regular yoga practise had an impact on my mind. I felt more balanced, calm and purposeful. My interest grew and resulted in a trip to the beautiful Kerala in India, where I trained as a yoga teacher at Yoga Vidya School hidden in between small Indian villages. Yoga has become a part of my life.
What do you do in your spare time?
When I don’t practise yoga myself or work, I share my yoga knowledge with my colleagues and the youths I work with. It makes me happy and amazes me to see how different people find something special in breathing, focusing and relaxing together.
What makes you happy?
Books, travel and cooking is what otherwise give me inner peace. I believe there are different ways to meditate and I have found mine in the middle of the kitchen. I love the silence and the moments when I get time to think and just be and also the feeling of completed something that I didn’t thing was possible before. The most important thing I’ve learned so far is that yoga is not limited to a yoga mat. Mindfulness and love for what you do in everyday life is yoga.