Last week I already introduced you to my personal beauty queen Elina Neumann, this week I want to introduce you to Patricia Thielemann.
Patricia Thielemann founded the yoga studio Spirit Yoga, which offers over 100 Yoga and Pilates classes. She opened her first studio in Berlin Mitte in 2004, and since has taught a modern mix of dynamic and vinyasa flow yoga in Berlin. Spirit Yoga is yoga without Indian nostalgia: modern and European, which empowers you to meet the challenges of everyday life. With her career and her spirit she is definitely an inspiring role model for me and hopefully for you too.
1. How would you describe what you do for a living?
I support people to clear their heads, strengthen their bodies and mostly to connect to themselves again.
2. Which do you find more satisfying – the process or the end result?
Life is too short to procastenate, that's why I prefer results. Nevertheless Yoga tought me how to enjoy the ride as well.
3. What do you wish you’d known when you were first starting off?
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. (Kierkegaard)
When I was younger I thought I had to be 100% sure in order to make a choice. There is not the one and only right way, but having the freedom of choice shouldn´t keep us from making desicions and following through with them. Once we take a stand and walk diligently, our true dharma will be revealed.
4. When and where are you happiest?
I don´t look back much. I am happy here and now - especially when I get to practice yoga, do my work or spend time with my family.
5. What is your secret place in Berlin, where you go to escape the world, to be inspired?
I love walking around the Krumme Lanke.
6. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
"Leadership is about enabling the full potential in others " and "simply be of service".
For those of you, who want to clear their heads and strengthen their bodies, I can only recommend to join Patricias yoga classes at Spirit Yoga. If you are new to the studio, you can buy three intro tickets for 25 Euro. Most classes are taught in German, but you can let the teacher know if you need instruction in English. If you want to stay up to date, feel free to follow me on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK or register for my NEWSLETTER BertaNews.
WIN 2 tickets for Spirit Yoga
And as we all want to have the perfect start in 2018, you can win two yoga tickets for spirit yoga this week. HOW? Just tag a friend under this week's post. This draw ends at 11pm 3rd of February. The winner will receive a private message.
If you have more questions or tipps, please feel free to write me or to leave a comment.