Since I was a child I have had a deep connection to my body and to nature. Always outside, in our Swiss mountain village where I grew up, I was a bit of a wild ragamuffin. For real.
Growing up I naturally was a good listener and always busy with my hands, either baking, climbing or massaging people (or animals). I also had a sensitivity to knowing what others feel & need.
My life has always been connected to many languages, places and cultural influences which allows me to understand all kinds of people.
In retrospect my spiritual life started as a teenager, I devoured any book I could find and experimented on my own with all kinds of practice- from books.
Wanting to understand the body mind connection more deeply I started by studying Psychology.
University gave me an understanding of the brain, our emotions and the neurology and biochemistry at play in our day to day experience. In particular I did research on the effect of Oral contraceptives on Mood & Libido. It also left me with more questions about consciousness and after University I realized a life long dream to travel to India and to learn more there (about Ayurveda & Reiki).
I have always had a pull to the scientific Western way of explaining and measuring phenomena and to the ancient traditions in the East that at their core foster health and balance.
After some years of working in the clinical field as a Psychologist I became a mother. Which transformed me.
I learned so much from pregnancy, birth and early motherhood – and realized it’s a deep spiritual practice and rite of passage women go through with little guidance. My Mindfulness practice supported me through all stages.
Having had both the empowering birth experience that charged me as well as a devastating traumatic birth experience – I got to experience the difference between the two and their impact on me and my family. It was around this time that I felt to train myself in this field, with the intention of wanting to support other women. When we support a woman through this transition we are changing the narrative of a whole new family system and generation. (see education- section to learn more).