Hi 👋

I am Franzi, 35 years old and I have been living in Hamburg for the last 7 years. Originally, I come from the beautiful south of Germany. That is why my heart beats for the sun. Not only because in a warm climate walking barefoot - which I love - is more pleasant.

Athletic History

I love doing sports and being active. I started already as a child with athletics and Kung Fu. Shaolin Kung Fu challenged myself in many ways. That is why I was so enthusiastic about it. You have to be flexible, fast, strong and enduring and without the right amount of discipline and concentration, it is hard to improve.

Due to an injury I was not able to get back to my old performance. I was afraid to injure myself again. Above this, I moved abroad. All this let to the decision to stop martial arts.

Since I realized that I can prevent injuries, strengthen my body again and compensate my muscular imbalances through targeted training, I found my way to fitness sports. I started with equipment training and courses like Pilates, spinning or conditional boxing. I began to deal more intensively with the topic of nutrition, fitness and health. Due to my several smaller and larger injuries and the accompanying training breaks, I informed myself in great detail about the correct execution of movements and healthy training. Mere equipment training quickly became too one-sided for me, so I started with functional training with my own body weight and smaller aids such as dumbbells, kettlebells, fitness bands or the TRX.

Since I was involved in exercising, health and nutrition a lot, I started to get my trainer license after finishing university. "First of all, just for myself!". That's usually how it starts. But soon it was clear that I wanted to pass on what I learned over the years and to share my experiences in order to give others the joy of movement and to accompany them during a conscious training.

How I Found to Yoga

Due to a stay at a Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India, in 2016, yoga became another passion of mine. That is why I try to incorporate elements from yoga into my training: above all the precise execution of the exercises and body alignment, a mental control of the muscles and musculoskeletal system, and the importance of mindful training in harmony with our current physical and mental condition.

At the beginning, the physical aspect of Yoga was my focus. This has changed a lot in the last years.

I realized that a healthy body is not sufficient to feel vital, healthy, happy and content. Thus, I started to occupy myself with personal development, embodiment, meditation, breathing techniques and a mindful and a self-determined live. Being more aligned with my inner self. Being more in the flow of life.

Thus, I started my teacher training that I finished in May 2021 (280h). And I am constantly learning. In the end of 2021, I deepened my knowledge and practical experience with a Yoga and meditation training based on Anusara Yoga and contemporary meditation.

It does not matter to me whether it is yoga, fitness, movement, meditation or breathwork in any kind. Your intention is most important. What do I want to achieve? Why am I doing what I am doing?

Yoga and meditation carved my way to personal development and let me to working as a Coach

Yoga and meditation did not only guide me through turbulent times, it also made my life very turbulent in a positive way. Everyone who dives deeper into yoga and meditation, will find that there is no way around occupying yourself with self reflection.

Am I happy?

What do I really want?

Why am I here?

What is bringing me joy?

What is my path? What is my calling?

Do I make a contribution to the life of others?

I visited many workshops and advanced trainings. I made many brave decisions. I undid a lot of those decisions only to make them again. A lot changed in my life. That's not always easy, but exciting.

I quit in the my permanent corporate jog as product manager in the end of 2020 to start as personal trainer and yoga teacher. After a few months, I started a permanent job again and tought yoga next to my job. 2022, I did it again. I quit my job, to completely devot myself to holistic health - yoga, movement, meditation, breath, nutrition and coaching. All of those tools as a means to aid others to live a fulfilled and joyful life.

Moving is and always has been an integral part of my life. Thus, I continued to move in 2022 and finished a training as systemic coach.

On my journey to a more mindful, balanced life, in which I value and love myself, I developed an inner strength and resilience. This also helps me to be more present and empathetic when I meet my clients.

I am looking forward to assist you on your path to bring body, mind and soul into a harmonious cooperation. A way of living where you feel vital, strong and balanced. Most important, I would like to invite you to welcome, celebrate and enjoy every bit of your path.