I do not consider myself a traditional “Yogi.” For me, it’s still not clear how to achieve most of what is written in Patanjalis Yoga Sutras (which is the bible for Yoga). I focus on doing my best to improve through Yoga and Meditation. Learning to let go of my own expectations, to accept, and to love myself and others, are the real challenges. I found Yoga when I was in an urgent need of a solution to help resolve my constant battles with myself and my surroundings. I was taking too many substances to try and feel better about things. Always searching for something to ease the anger, pain, and other destructive feelings. And then I had a terrible breakdown where I was no longer able to do my well-paid job as a project manager for software implementations. I lost everything in life and I couldn’t find any sense in it at all. I tried Yoga before but never seriously, only to stretch a bit, and really never considered the whole philosophy behind it all. But somehow I found myself signing up for a Yoga teacher training.
The school I chose (Koerperschule Isny, in Bavaria) was always fully booked, but at this time they had a place for me. Even though it was two weeks before the start date for the one year journey for 200 hours. In the beginning, I only wanted to try this to have a tool to feel better without pills or additional helpers. I was hoping I could feel better so I could do my job again. But I found so much more in Yoga! I am so grateful for this journey of discovering so many new things about me. But most importantly, I found what I always wanted to do. Sharing and teaching. I quit my job last year and went on a new life journey. This was the first time I tried trusting in the universe, and that I will find a way to live from teaching yoga and doing what I truly love, and where I am 100% convinced of this. For now, I am building up a small business and throughout this process, I found so many lovely people that I could teach and exchange knowledge with. Teaching Yoga is for my students and for me, and it is a journey we share. And I love to share.
What else do you need to know to start your journey with me?
Oh maybe, that I am born and raised in the Bavarian Forest. I love, adore and need nature around me at all times. The more the better. I’m a real country girl who gets sick spending too much time in cities. I have 2 dogs, one from Italy and the other one from Mexico, where I currently live. When I’m not doing Yoga, I’m usually cooking, running, biking, hiking, or reading. I am obsessed with music, and since I found Yoga, I try to breathe more consciously than ever. Oops, I forgot to tell you my name. It is Sabine and the shortcut in German is Biene, which means bee in English.
I look forward to sharing this journey with you!