About

I am an explorer, a surfer and a lover of the ocean and big old growth trees.
I am a listener, a supporter, an educator, a friend.
What drives me is seeing, feeling and knowing that potential lies in each of us to learn, grow and evolve into fuller, healthier human beings.
I believe that the answer to creating real change in this world is to start with ourselves. By being curious about who we are. By working at a nervous system level. By getting more connected to ourselves and our environment.
My goal is to create movement. To get the word out before it’s too late. And I need your help. Together we can make a difference. Together we can be the change. I hope you’ll join me!

Here are my credentials

1981-present: The training of life.
2005 - 2010: A whole lotta yoga trainings.
2008-2012: Feldenkrais Training.
2016-2018: Somatic Experiencing Training.
2018-present: Somatic Practice Training.

Here is my story

The year is 2000.
I discover yoga as a young snowboard bum hoping it will help me with performance, strength and flexibility.
I move to Australia and learn to surf.
I do my yoga teacher training so that I can get jobs working at surf camps so that I can surf.
I feel lost in my yoga practice. Something is missing.
I decide to dive into a 4-year commitment and take the Feldenkrais training.
My mind is blown by the discovery of what movement really is. I've learned that the answer in finding flexibility, mobility and power lies in finding better organization in our structure and in the way we function. My approach to yoga - and all movement for that matter changes dramatically.
Still something is missing.
I put the movement practice on the back burner. Surf. Travel. Float around enjoying life gaining more insight on who I am and what I want.
I am left craving more.
And commit to another long training and dive into studying Somatic Experiencing. On day 1 alarm bells go off THIS IS IT! A deep knowing. The beginnings of understanding what I was missing.
The trainings continue. As, let’s face it, they always will. Because it’s a lifelong process.
Things come together in a way where there’s a sense of a path. Direction. Excitement. The want to commit and get the word out. To educate, inspire and show people the missing link in their healing and growth.
The ball is rolling forward. The story continues in full force. And it’s now time to involve you.
Join the movement and discover the missing piece in creating long lasting change and a deeper understanding of what is possible. The time is now.

Fun facts

I don’t have a middle name.
I love chocolate.
My first language is german.
I have a dog named Rio.
I used to want to be a firefighter.
I struggle with cars going below the speed limit.
I like lazy mornings - unless the surf is good.
I don’t drink coffee. (Although I wish I did. I feel like I’m missing out on something really good.)
My goal is to have my pilot's licence and be a part owner in a plane by the time I’m 50.


I love having someone to touch base with, and despite my training as a yoga teacher, and decades of practice, I love talking about problems intellectually, and have a very hard time dropping into my body, and feeling things! This work has been irreplaceable in regards to the body attention and awareness it evokes. I think the thing I have noticed more than anything  with continued SE (Somatic Experiencing) work is my ability to be a lot kinder and gentler with myself. Loving. Despite indecision or impatience, there is a kind settling that comes more often in my body, instead of a cruel self talk. And this is such a gift. I look forward to many more sessions in the future!

Leah
Sayulita, Mexico

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