Sabine will never forget her first yoga class, which she took in 2005 in New Zealand.
To this very day, she is filled with incredible gratitude, that her first teacher, Ziggy Schmidt, opened her to the amazing world that yoga has shown her. From Ziggy, Sabine learned that there are countless different yoga styles, and that each style has its own treasures and offers it own messages. Sabine's motto is to „be open for everything!''
THE BLISS OF SILENCE:
From the very beginning, the spiritual aspects of yoga were very important for Sabine, ''otherwise I could just have gone to the gym.'' For Sabine, the physical part of yoga, the learning of asanas, is inseperable from it's counterpart, meditation. For this reason Sabine started early on to do Vipassana, a several thousand-year-old meditation technique in which one is silent for 10 days, meditating and observing internal shifts and changes.
INSPIRED BY THE USA & CANADA:
After her intense experience in New Zealand, Sabine felt called to go to America. „I wanted to experience the diversity of how yoga is taught and practiced in the west.“ She decided to take a long trip from L.A. to Vancouver, during which she had the opportunity to visit and practice at many different yoga studios, large and small, each with a unique offering. She moved from place to place, keeping a part of each instuctor's teaching with her as she continued on her way...
Once back in Germany, Sabine decided to take her practice further and become a certified yoga teacher. In 2009 she completed her teacher training at AIRYOGA in Munich, following the standards of the Yoga Alliance USA.
„I don't see myself as a full time yoga instructor. Yoga is my passion, an important part of me, but I also have other callings in life.“ Sabine's main profession is working for child and youth welfare services. She supports traumatised children and adolescents on their way into a self-determined life. Her passion and her work influence each other. She practices yoga with the children, which helps them connect with their inner strength, and become more trusting and self-confident. Sabine also learns a lot from the amazing young beings under her wing... especially how we can let playfulness become part of the body's language.
„There are two things children should receive from their parents: roots and wings.“
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Anyone who asks Sabine what is important in her life will receive a very clear answer: roots and wings.
Every person needs a solid grounding, an identity, traditions and values, which they can hold on to, a secure anchor that can be thrown out into the sea when the going gets rough.
And every person needs a wide sky above them to fly in, dreams and visions to reach for and new horizons, that open up above the humdrum of everyday life, always providing new reasons for hope...