My name is Victoria and I am a passionate yoga meditation teacher and breathwork coach dedicated to spreading the joy of yoga to people of all ages and backgrounds. My own yoga practice started in 2011 at a local studio in my hometown Hamburg, Germany. Back then it was a foot injury that got me into yoga and had me rethink the idea of wellbeing. In 2016, I decided to move to New York City, where I received my 200-hrs Vinyasa Yoga Certification through Laughing Lotus Flow University in 2019. Since then, I have been teaching and studying, counting 5+ years of teaching experience. My mission is to create a welcoming and inclusive space where individuals can explore the physical and mental benefits of yoga. With a focus on mindfulness and self-care, I offer a variety of classes and workshops tailored to meet the needs of a diverse community. Over the past 5 years, I've been teaching at various public studios including Power Yoga Germany, Laughing Lotus, Humming Puppy and residential locations across Manhattan. Today, I partner with the best clients and businesses - SONY Music, MetLife, Noom and HealthFitness - to bring more wellness to corporate spaces. Last but not least, this fall I've taken over the Tuesday 12-1pm Vinyasa Class (level 2) at Abhaya and I'm very excited to help grow its community. My "Sweat & Let Go" vinyasa classes are a body-based meditation practice, creating space and freedom in the body, mind and heart through physical movements linked with the breath. My teachings are heavily influenced by my teacher from Germany, Eric Bennewitz and world renown power yoga teacher Bryan Kest from Santa Monica, California. Through them, I learned that Yoga is the Breath and in order to live a life in purposeful aliveness, you have to transcend your practice beyond the physical realm. Other relevant teachers are: Thích Nhất Hạnh, Manoj Dias, Deb Langley and Jay Shetty. With that being said, I'm beyond excited to be pursuing my Advanced training at Abhaya, and joining their teacher team. Looking forward to building deep, meaningful connections with the community!