I trained to become a Shiatsu practitioner at Shiatsu-Zentrum Edith Storch in Berlin from 2011 to 2014.
Since qualifying, I have been holding regular practice evenings at the Centre, in which I share my knowledge about the meridians in Zen Shiatsu according to Masunaga. I am currently attending the training program to become a shiatsu teacher. I also practice Aikido and meditation, and offer bodywork workshops, which combine movement and contact exercises, focusing on strengthening the connection to one’s own body.
Shiatsu teaches me to be present and open to what is at any given moment. With each session I am fascinated anew by how beneficial attentive, clear contact can be. Movement and bodywork are what centre me and keep me in touch with my own self.
For me, one of the most exciting challenges is to understand how our experiences are memorized within our bodies, and how we can use the potential that our bodies hold to instigate change in all aspects of our lives. Experience has taught me that movement and bodywork are key to an enjoyable, fulfilling life.