Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
01/02/2015 - 01/02/2022
I'm an experienced certified Yoga Teacher (10 years, 18 countries), also working as Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist. I am traveling for 6 years nonstop now, before I was a professional musician (guitar/vocals) for 15 years, having performed in 25 countries. I'm vegan and neither drink nor smoke but respect other approaches to life. I have lived in various countries, including half a year in New York (US) working as a radio correspondent, a winter on the small island of Gozo (Malta) writing a novel, 3 months in Nepal volunteering in orphanages, 1 month in India studying Yoga, 1 year on the sunny island of Sicily (Italy), 1 year in a mountain village in Colombia and 9 months each in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. I'm currently (May 2021) teaching Yoga at a Beachfront Hotel in Ecuador.
Past adventures, 2012 - 2015
2012: walked 750 km on the Camino de Santiago through Spain
2013: cycled 1800 km from Hanoi to Saigon through Vietnam
2014: 3 months in Australia, looking after the energetic kids of my wonderful hosts, house-sitting and gardening. 1 month in New Zealand, cooking vegan meals for a family, teaching Yoga in a hostel. Returned to Germany for a few months, started again February 2015, haven't stopped since.
Recent adventures, 2015 - 2018
2 months at a permaculture farm in Spain, planting veggies
1 month at an organic farm in Italy, planting lettuce, walking the dogs
2 weeks in Italy organizing the studio of a musician, decluttering the 400 year old house
2 months at an Eco building camp in Poland, cooking vegan food for 10 people, teaching Yoga
1 month at a vegan festival in Italy, food prep, teaching Yoga
2 months in a guest house in Turkey. playing guitar at dinner, teaching Yoga, doing dishes
1 month at a vegan B&B in Italy, painting the gate, walking the dog, teaching Pilates
1 year (!) in Italy (Catania, Sicily), working in a hostel and as a musician. Bella Sicilia!
1 month backpacking across Cuba
3 months in a holistic community in Mexico City, cooking vegan food, renovating the house
3 weeks in a guest house in Puerto Escondido (Mexico), teaching Personal Training, gardening
2 months in a raw vegan shop in Zihuatanejo (Mexico), walking the dogs, house/pets/kid-sitting
2 months helping with Tiny Home Building in the Rocky Mountains (USA), volunteering at an animal shelter
2 months in Belize, working at a vegan farm in the jungle, couchsurfing along the coast
3 weeks in a cooking school in Antigua (Guatemala), translating classes from Spanish to English
1 week helping with organic tooth paste production in San Juan del Obispo (Guatemala)
Current adventures, 2018 - 2021
5 months in a cafe at Lake Atitlan (Guatemala), teaching Yoga, performing live music
1 week on a sailboat at Lake Izabal (Guatemala), cooking vegan meals, scrubbing the deck
4 months teaching Yoga, Personal Training and giving massage in a jungle hostel in Semuc Champey (Guatemala)
7 months giving massage and teaching Yoga in a beach hotel in Intipuca Beach (El Salvador)
2 weeks in a hostel in Samara, receptionist (Costa Rica)
2 weeks in a guest house / event center in Ojochal (Costa Rica), house/dog-sitting, gardening
1 month in a dog shelter in Pueblo Nuevo (Costa Rica), training and walking abandoned dogs
3 months in a B&B in San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), reception and housekeeping
1 month teaching Yoga and working on a local cacao farm on Ometepe Island (Nicaragua)
2 months teaching Yoga in El Valle de Anton and Panama City (Panama)
2 weeks teaching Yoga in Medellin (Colombia)
1 year teaching Yoga at an Ecolodge in Jardin (Colombia)
3 months teaching Yoga and Personal Training at a Mountain Lodge in Vilcabamba (Ecuador)
I'm a reliable grown-up, young at heart, clean and a true minimalist - my backpack is 5 kg, my (deserted) home in Hamburg (Germany) is a small camping van. See you soon somewhere on this superb planet,
Being a certified Yoga/Pilates Teacher and Personal Trainer, I can help losing weight, gaining flexibility and getting stronger. I'm happy to cook vegan food for people, If you need a house-sitter and/or somebody to look after your pets, I've done both many times. And if you've got a guitar, I can teach you how to play and sing or entertain your guests with classics from Cash to Sinatra.
More details about my language interests
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If you think catering for vegans is difficult, think again: Fruits, vegetables, grains and beans are available everywhere. I often cook for people who are interested in trying vegan food, it's delicious, cheap and quick. I totally respect other diets, to each their own.
Special dietary requirements
vegan but care-free, simply fruits, veggies, rice, oats, beans etc., happy to cook for myself