I was born and raised in Germany and lived in Paris, France, for a few years until the pristine beauty of Mother Nature called me to British Columbia in 1996.
I studied massage at The Healing Bodywork Centre in Vancouver and completed in 2007 with a Certificate in Integrated Bodywork, which combines Swedish massage with basic lymphatic drainage, reflexology, Shiatsu, and Polarity. Later that year I was initiated into Reiki in the Usui Reiki tradition.
My training in Peer Counselling allows me to create a safe container for another’s healing. I obtained the Certificate in Peer Counselling from the University of British Columbia in 2007 and deepened into Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as my primary approaches.
Yoga has been the foundation of my personal practice since my mother introduced me to Hatha in the 1970s. In June 2016, I completed a certificate program in Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma, Resilience and Emotional Well-Being at Langara College in Vancouver and I'm happy to include Trauma-sensitive Yoga in my holistic approach to healing.
As a trained facilitator in Equine Guided Learning, I partner with my horses as co-facilitators of emotional healing, personal development, and spiritual growth on a private horse farm just outside the town of Hope.
I'm also a shamanic practioner and I live an animistic way of life. Working directly on the level of the Soul, shamanic healing is tremendously powerful and truly life-changing. I teach workshops and yearlong training programs in animism and shamanic practice.
For more information on my equine programs and on shamanic healing and learning, please visit my sister site at HorseShaman.ca
I live in the town of Hope, BC, a charming community within the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish nations, located at the confluence of the Fraser and Coquilhalla Rivers between the Coastal Mountains and the Cascade Mountain Range surrounded by some of the most beautiful and dramatic BC wilderness about two hours East of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.