I am a coach for highly-sensitives and highly-gifted people, a vocal coach, music therapist (HPG), and the creator of Qi- Pilates. My path led me me from a degree in science (biology/ anthropology) and music at Bates College, USA, and at Frankfurt University to body work, receiving a certification on my Pilates training with Alan Herdman in the late 1980's.1982 I started to train Karate and Modern Dance. The organized flow of life energy and the focused attitude of mind inherent in both approaches has strongly influenced my work.In 2017 I earned a master's degree in music therapy and began to fuse my various threads of work into one integral approach.In 2020 I completed a course as a Certified Energy Codes Facilitator (Dr. Sue Morter) in order to deepen my understanding of energy work.I trained singing with Esther Salaman, David Harper, Laura Sarti and Tom Krause.
My life lessons
I was born into a privileged multi-cultural family. Yet, when looking back at my life I realize that growing up, there were too many conflicting demands put on me - one of them that I was a girl and not a boy. Add the experience of being bullied all through my school-years for who I was, leaving me deeply disempowered, with an eating disorder, panic attacks and sabotaging success and fulfillment at every possible corner. It was simply safer to avoid a good life, rather than dare to show how gifted I was. Since I was at war with myself following my bliss seemed utterly impossible.
If I had not had the luck to meet wonderful teachers and mentors on my path, I would probably not have come through. They patiently and kindly taught me about the deeper meaning of of self-respect, self-love and true empowerment.
When a severe illness challenged me at the same time that I was confronted with a very difficult marital situation something began to shift inside me. I was in the true sense of the word sick of it.
It became clear that there was no more time to spend on self-denial, self-denigration and abuse.
Looking back I realize that my life lessons were all about embodying emotional, physical and mental core strength. They centered on understanding about true self-respect, the right kind of boundaries and an appropriate kind of self-love.
My mission grew out of the lessons that life presented me. Empowering other highly-sensitives and highly-gifted people to self-actualize, to embrace their sensuality, their talents, their power and their unique gifts. Expressing them in a way that serves both themselves and their community. We live in a deeply changing world and each and every one of us is needed!
We are called to contribute to creating a world where respect and joy for life are more important than our old destructive and toxic ways of interacting with others and our planet.This transformation necessitates that we are centered and empowered so that we cannot be so easily manipulated by the chaos that surrounds us.
- 1985-1992 Degrees in Biology, Anthropology and Music, Bates College, USA and Johann-Wolfgang University Frankfurt
- 1986-7 Pilates Certification with Alan Herdman, London
- 2015 Certified Wingwave Coach
- 2015 Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie (Certified non-medical practitioner psychotherapy)
- 2017 Master in Music therapy (Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg)
- 2020 Certified Energy Codes Facilitator
- 2020 Author of the book Sing from Your Core, Schott Verlag, Mainz