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I'm an experienced certified Yoga Teacher (10 years, 20 countries), also working as Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist, traveling nonstop since 2015. Before, I was a professional musician (guitar/vocals) for 15 years and performed in 25 countries. I'm vegan and neither drink nor smoke, but respect other approaches to life. I have lived and worked in various countries, including half a year in New York (US) as a radio reporter, a winter on the island of Gozo (Malta) writing a novel, 3 months in Nepal and India volunteering in orphanages and studying Yoga, 1 year working in a hostel on the island of Sicily (Italy), 1 year teaching Yoga in a mountain village in Colombia, 1.5 years teaching Yoga, English and German in Ecuador and 9 months each volunteering in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. I'm currently (January 2023) teaching Yoga in Chile.
Past adventures, 2010 - 2015
2010: 3 months volunteering in orphanages in Nepal, studying Yoga in India
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 kids of a bilingual host family, house-sitting and gardening. 1 month in New Zealand, cooking vegan meals, teaching Yoga. Returned to Germany for a few months, started again February 2015, haven't stopped since.
Recent adventures, 2015 - 2020
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, 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, picking olives, walking the dog, teaching Pilates
1 year (!) in Italy (Catania, Sicily), working in a hostel and as a musician
1 month backpacking across Cuba
3 months in a community in Mexico City, cooking vegan food, renovating the center
3 weeks in a guest house in Puerto Escondido (Mexico) as Personal Trainer
2 months in a raw vegan shop in Zihuatanejo (Mexico), walking the dogs, house-sitting
2 months in the Rocky Mountains (USA), vegan cooking, volunteering at an animal shelter
2 months in Belize, working at a vegan farm, couchsurfing along the coast
3 weeks in a cooking school in Antigua (Guatemala), translating classes Spanish to English
1 week in San Juan del Obispo (Guatemala), organic tooth paste production
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 + Massage in a Jungle Hostel in Semuc Champey (Guatemala)
8 months teaching Yoga + Massage in a Beach Hotel in Intipuca (El Salvador)
2 weeks in a hostel in Samara, receptionist (Costa Rica)
2 weeks in a Guest House / Event Center in Ojochal (Costa Rica), dog-sitting, gardening
1 month in a dog shelter in Pueblo Nuevo (Costa Rica), training 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)
Current adventures, 2020 - 2023
2 weeks teaching Yoga in Medellin (Colombia)
1 year teaching Yoga at an Eco Lodge in Jardin (Colombia)
1 year teaching Yoga at a Boutique Hotel in Vilcabamba (Ecuador)
3 months teaching German, English, child care, dog training in Riobamba (Ecuador)
3 weeks teaching English, German and Yoga in Ambato (Ecuador)
500 km cycling from Riobamba to Vilcabamba (Ecuador)
1 month teaching English at a public school in Puerto Inca (Peru)
3 weeks selling homemade vegan pastry at a community in BioBio (Chile)
I'm a reliable grown-up, young at heart, clean and a true minimalist - my backpack is 5 kg, my (deserted) home in Germany is a camping van from 1985. See you soon somewhere on this superb planet,
InterestsNatureFitnessYoga / WellnessHikingVan lifeAnimalsLanguagesWritingBooksMusicVegetarian or vegan
More details about my language interests
This workawayer has indicated that they would be interested in sharing their language(s) or learning a new language. You can contact them directly to discuss this.
Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:GardeningDIY and building projectsBabysitting and creative playBeing an elderly companionGeneral MaintenanceCreating/ Cooking family mealsLife at a FarmstayEco ProjectsHelping around the houseAnimal CareHospitality/TourismCharity WorkLanguagesArt ProjectsHelping with Computers/ InternetTeaching
More details about your skills
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.
What else ...
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.
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Special dietary requirements
vegan but care-free, simply fruits, veggies, rice, oats, beans etc., happy to cook for myself
He is a simple and quite person.
Kind and friendly with the staff and guests.
I highly recommend him!!!!
He is a hard worker, takes his tasks very seriously and was great with the dogs!
Thank you Eric!
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thank you for all your work. The 5 months you spent with us were amazing. Your an awesome worker and a self starter. We knew we had a good team player when things go really smooth and with out notice. We knew that we can leave you alone and things would get done. We decided to give you a side job because we knew you deserved it and would
He did seem slightly
Very welcome back anytime i feel amazing with his training and think of him and his girlfriend as close friends now!
During his one year stay in the hostel, we recognized that he was very punctual and always on time for staff shifts. Due to his vast work experience in the past in
an extraordinary human being. Balanced, cultured and grounded, calmly intelligent and with an excellent work ethic. He has had an amazing life, travelling the world as rock musician, then dedicating himself to a life of maximum wellness, teaching as he travels.
I willl be processing the many interesting things
I can wait to have him back