“I am fascinated by the highly refined complexity of yoga and meditation - and its total simplicity at the same time. For me practice means space to purify the different levels of being, and to cultivating present moment awareness.”
Kirsten holds a German Diploma in Architecture and a Master’s Degree in Art History.
Her Yoga endeavors started in the early 2000s in India were she was introduced to Shivananda Hatha Yoga. Following her perseverant passion for yoga she went through a comprehensive three-year full-time education in classical Hatha and Kundalini Yoga with Swami Vivekananda Saraswati in Thailand. Kirsten later studied Kundalini Yoga with Reinhard Gammenthaler and Pranayama under the guidance of B.N.S. Iyengar in Mysore, India.
Kirsten’s meditation practice is based on Ramana Maharshi’s non-dualistic teachings and Sahajananda’s Yoga of the Spiritual Heart. She has participated in more than a dozen Hridaya (Spiritual Heart) Meditation Retreats, and lately completed her first 49-day solitary meditation retreat. Currently she studies Ayurveda with Dr. C K Shashireka in Mysore, India.
An Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-200) Kirsten has completed 500 hours of certified Teacher Training in the tradition of Hatha Yoga (IYF and RYS) in 2008.
Since 2009, she has been teaching yoga full-hearted and year-round in Asia. She has been developing educational programs, leading meditation retreats, presenting teacher training courses, and teaching Hatha Yoga and Kundalini classes. After managing and coaching yoga teachers on Koh Phangan, Thailand and leading the Hridaya yoga and meditation school in Mexico she co-founded the Akasha Yoga Academy together with her partner Burkhard.