About

My journey

At the age of 12 I was deeply fascinated with the potential of body and mind and some of the more mystic elements I perceived inherent in martial artists. While my dream of  studying in a Shaolin monastery in China remained a dream, I began training closer to home and my journey took me from Kung Fu, modern Wushu, via a mix of other martial arts to Aikido.

Part of why martial arts was the understanding of it accessing the power of mind and meditation. At the age of 14 a family friend invited me to join for a two week course in a Tibetan Buddhist centre and I felt an immediate strong resonance with what I encountered. While first exotic and strange it never left my life. I started exploring meditation (or what I understood under it at the time) and returned every year to learn more about Buddhism and the culture and ethics of compassion and kindness lived in that culture and place.

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Over the years I traveled, moved countries and cities regularly and trained in different places with different teachers. One of my Aikido teachers introduced me to the world of mindfulness meditation and another to a non-dualist approach.

5 years ago I decided to dedicate a year to living in an Aikido centre in Switzerland. Daily training and meditation practice with regular inquiries into the nature of identity were a large component of the program. Receiving a black belt was only a small part next to community engagement, managing the daily operations and teaching Aikido and Yoga to adults and children.

After that, I returned to the world of business, working in London for 2 years, while simultaneously completing the Embodied Facilitator Course in 2017, which certifies me as an Embodied Facilitator.

2018 has been a discovery of where to take the acquired skills and experiences. I spent a lot of time living and co-creating in community, for festivals, and hosting workshops around relationship, boundaries and listening to authentic expressions in each moment and individual.