THE FOUNDER STORY:
FROM PAIN TO PURPOSE
Hello beautiful you,
let me take you into the story behind PSYCHEDELIC BREATH®.
We start at the outer shell and with that what you would read in my CV, if I had one :)
Since I was fours years old, I was asking: “Who am I and why I am here?“
That question led me to a diploma in Psychology, careers in brand strategy and leadership development, certifications in Vinyasa, Thyroid and Yin Yoga with additional trainings in breathwork, Thetahealing, Reiki and Spiraldynamik to publishing my art magazine ARTberlin.de to becoming an expert for purpose, spiritual growth and human potential.
So far about the more visible part of my life. Let me take you to the more hidden and not so beautiful to look at experiences:
MY PAIN BODY
At the age of 14, I was diagnosed with scoliosis. What followed were three years of having my torso pressed into a plastic bracelet aiming to correct my spine. Only two decades later, I realized how much trauma this had created on a physical and emotional level. I felt separated from life and from my love for movement and high performance sports. I was in constant pain. And I was afraid that my peers would judge me for the stiff look I had in the bracelet. I also wasn’t comfortable to be touched as a hard shell is nothing to feel too sexy.
But it was in these teenager years, where I studied how to use my breath to twist my spine. I went through intense physiotherapy and to great length of breathwork back then (when no one called it breathwork).
Age 31 marked another painful turning point in my life as I experienced a massive burnout that stopped my active, creative life for one year. I spent most of the time on the couch, not being able to move as my energy literally wasn’t there any more. I tested a million healing methods and healers and learnt a great deal about alternative medicine, orthomolecular medicine and the factors that lead to adrenal exhaustion: believe me, it is never „just“ about working too much. On my plate were: the urge to strive for the best performance all the time, my ambition to study like a crazy within my Psychology studies, my crazy way to do sports and move ALL the time, an eating disorder and some more of these kind of mind driven and emotional pain cuties.
Yet, as cruel that burnout felt, it also made me become radically honest with myself and the way I wanted to live:
FROM THREE VALUES TO PURPOSE
I knew I had to change my life even though it didn’t feel wrong before. And I wanted it do in my way: creative, ambitious but also with grace. I fell in love with three values: Beauty, spiritual connection and inspiration - and started to build my life anew from them.
I said goodbye to my successful career as a brand strategist and started an online magazine about creative entrepreneurs, then one about art collectors that later led to the publishing of ARTberlin.de - a contemporary magazine about Berlin’s art scene.
I had no idea about art or journalism yet I knew I wanted to understand how artists could create mind blowing and soul moving pieces. And so I led hundreds of interviews and photo shoots, portraying the insights of great artistic minds.
Eventually that made me move into spiritual questions such as: Where is this all coming from? Who am I?
WHEN SPIRIT CAME INTO MY LIFE
My mind opened, and my soul obviously remembered my love for yoga. Four years later I was sitting in a plane to NYC, ready to start my training as a yoga teacher. I came back and taught every day. Bringing my love for art and yoga together, I developed YOGA MEETS ART at the famous König Galerie in Berlin.
Later I created events with DJs and my second format: YOGIS ON SOUND.
I also realized my gift to be able to read humans in their unique personality traits. I just could do it and the feedback was breathtakingly beautiful. I started to offer Purpose Coaching sessions and, till today, helped many to realize who they are, how to share this with the world and why fulfillment only occurs when we are of service with it.
HOW PSYCHEDELIC BREATH® WAS BORN
And then, after years of successful and satisfying teaching and coaching, it happened again: I felt unquiet, unfulfilled and again asking: Why am I here? Please show me a way to use more of my gifts.
In fact: please use me.
These were the thoughts and prayer that I had running through me when I sat down in one of Berlin’s parks in spring 2018. I closed my eyes and started to listen. When my eyes opened again, I found myself bringing the following words on my journal pages:
„You will develop a highly spiritual yet physical practice that will help many to access their Inner Knowing and Calling. With it, you will travel the world and collaborate with your favorite artists.“
This marked the birth of PSYCHEDELIC BREATH®. Since that I did travel the world with it, shared it with several thousand humans and created three booked out teacher trainings, helping others to step into their role of empowering humanity in connecting with their purpose.
I am excited and honored to meet you here.
If you wish to work with me 1:1 on remembering your purpose, have a look into my Purpose Coaching offerings.