Love what you do and do what you love. This sentence really means a lot to me, because everytime we love what we do, right now, we spread some kind of magical energy. We walk into the right direction, we are aware of it and we spread this energy all around. We are totally with ourselves. We are real. And in love. In love with our life. I am also in love with my life. In spite of -or more because of- it is crazyness. That is why I am practising the split every day. Hanumanasana. Not only on my yogamat, but also in high heels. I need that practise, because sometimes my home is a 5* Hotel in Spain for weeks, to work in a big team and organize a world dealer congress for a car brand. And in the next month I walk in India with my flip flops, teaching yoga in bamboo-built yogastudios. And I cannot tell you what I love more. The secret of the split lays in flexibility and balance. Beeing yourself as well in heels as in flip flops.
To practise in one world, what you need in the other one: patience, acceptance, to believe in yourself, intuition, compassion … all pillars for that bridge. Discussions with business people about carreer and goals in life and exchange about chance encounters and living the life with yogis. Bringing this inspiration, this spiritual fire from India into the meeting room of the event agency that is how I see my job. And I get amazement, openness, but also scepticism. But most of the time I am shaking it up a little. Just a little … that is enough. And I keep on building those bridges, because I know that we would be well advised with a little bit of India in our life. Imagine a cow on our highway, on a Monday morning. This would totally drag the stress out of the situation and message us, that we better accept the moment. Patience, acceptance, flexibility … here we are again with our pillars of that bridge.
“Love what you do and do what you love”
Since 2008 I am practising yoga consciously. My first visit to India was in January 2015 and that is the moment when I totally fell for yoga & mindfulness living. I travelled from the north to the south of India. I was in silence and talked. I learned and inspired. I laughed and I cried. I lived and loved. As I know the perspective of the office life very well and also seek for it from time to time, I can feel you. And I invite you to practice with me in a relaxed manner always based on humor and let a little yoga into your life. And I am not only talking about the split on your yogamat, but more about what everyday life requires from us.
What people say about Gedankenpause
"It is not easy to fascinate and calm a crazy, lively group of women" - Ann-Sophie Bullerdiek, Rituals Cosmetics Germany (2017)
“We had the chance to spend two wonderful evenings with Anika during our „be healthy…“ weeks for employees at Rituals Cosmetics.It is not easy to fascinate and calm a crazy, lively group of women so deeply that you could hear a needle falling onto the ground. In her quiet and relaxed way she tamed us so deep that we all stayed with ourselves. It was not important that one leg was lifted higher than the other one. The usual stress and hustle and bustle of a workaday life was falling off of us.
"You can feel that Anika is not only teaching yoga but also really living it." - Maren Braun, Presenter (2015)
"Me, as a clear beginner, was really exited and totally hooked by our morning yoga sessions with Anika" - Franziska Filter, Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge (2015)
Me, as a clear beginner, was really exited and totally hooked by our morning yoga sessions with Anika. It was a fantastic mode to starting the day, despite the very early wake-up time 🙂 I felt a completely different challenge for the body in comparison to my morning run, but I was positively surprised how challenging Yoga is and how I can reach my limitations here. Great Job, Anika, you did really well! You went into detail with every one of us and the different challenges we had. You explained the exercises in a very quiet and warm way and brought us smoothly towards our goals. Also the little philosophical touch I liked a lot.
Franziska Filter, Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge
Yoga Teacher Training (200 hour)
Goa, India (January, 2015)
Yin Yoga TTC (30 hour)
Germany (October, 2015)
Yoga Teacher Training (500 hour)
Goa, India (December, 2015)
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Course
Goa, India (December, 2015)
Reiki 1 & 2
Goa, India (December, 2016)