Welcome

Hi, I am Alice. Like Alice in Wonderland. A passionate human being with a zest for life. With my feet firmly on the ground and my head somewhere up in the clouds I am always straddling the line between the possible and the not-yet-possible. Focussed on the present I strive for all the amazing experiences and opportunities that still lay ahead.

About Me.

I’ve been practising Forrest Yoga for the better part of a decade, ever since a very excited very dear friend of mine dragged me to my first class. Convinced yoga wasn’t for me I tagged along just so she would stop talking about it.

I can’t even say what it was that initially got me hooked: The intense workout that felt like more than just a workout? The soothing hands-on assists I received? The genuine, welcoming atmosphere? The fact that there seemed to be no difference between me in my first yoga class and others that had clearly been practicing for a long time?

Whatever it was, I stayed.

Over the years, yoga developed from a weekly thing to a daily practice and in 2021 I was finally able to enter the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training to enhance my practice and dive deeper into the foundations, convinced that I was never going to teach.

A few days in I experienced what at the time felt like a major breakdown when I realised that there was nothing in the world I wanted more than teaching yoga.

So, here we are.

Professionally, I have not quite left the corporate world but merely switched sides: My focus is on helping people in high-stress jobs get from their heads back into their bodies by way of their breath.

Why I teach.

To me, teaching is a creative process that perfectly intertwines accompanying my students on their healing journey while training my awareness of other people’s requirements, making them feel safe and also sharpening my communication skills. I see myself as a guide, offering my students ways of helping themselves, encouraging and supporting them and always honouring the trust they put in me.

My Education.

  • Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training (incl. RYT 200 certification) with Alexandra Sagorz-Zimmerl at bYoga, Vienna (November 2021 – May 2022)
  • Forrest Yoga Immersion Retreat with Tom Barber at Vale de Moses, Portugal (May 2022)
  • Bodywork Workshop (Back & Shoulders) with Jambo Truong at bYoga, Vienna (June 2022)
  • Assisting in classes at bYoga (in preparation for the FY Mentorship training; ongoing)

Upcoming.

  • CET Forrest Yoga Anatomy & Physiology with Jambo Truong at bYoga, Vienna (October 2022)
  • Forrest Yoga Mentorship Training with Alexandra Sagorz-Zimmerl (November 2022 – January 2023)

Other Qualifications.

  • First responder (Austrian Red Cross)
  • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver with over 60 dives and various specialty courses (such as: Stress & Rescue, Deep Diving, Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility)
  • NLP Master Practitioner (Academy of Modern Applied Psychology)
  • Various certificates in the areas of self-development, creativity, communications and marketing
  • Volunteer-editor and proofreader of Justin P. Moore’s cookbooks “The Lotus & the Artichoke: Ethiopia” and “The Lotus & the Artichoke: Vegan Recipes from World Adventures 2.0”
  • Editor and proofreader of Matthew Gray’s “Conspiracy Theories in the Arab World: Sources and Politics”
  • Prolific plant-based chef (according to friends and family)
  • Mag.phil. in Arabic (University of Vienna)

Things I love (besides yoga).

Explore. Dream. Discover.

…Mark Twain…

Travelling

Travelling has always been my passion. I love immersing myself in foreign countries, living in different cities for a while, learning the local language and how the daily life of the people who live there are like.

Food

...and everything about it: From sowing the seeds for my balcony garden and watching the plants grow to harvesting their fruit and cooking them into succulent dishes to eating them. Buying groceries on Latinamerican markets. Trying a fruit I've never seen before. Sharing a meal with people I care for.

Moving outside

Whilst not considering myself a sporty person, I still feel like moving my body regularly and have had an ongoing 10,000 steps a day challenge with my Mum for over a year now. I generally enjoy being outside - if only for a quick lunchtime walk. Hiking mountains, scuba diving in preferably warm waters, ski touring, swimming, and most recently surfing - you name it. Yes, there is such a thing as bad weather but really bad weather is extremely rare.

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