Welcome to A Gypsy at Heart, where you can dream yourself away to gorgeous places around the world and explore intriguing questions and topics centered around Travel, Culture, and Healing/Wholeness.
About Maria Elena, creatrix of this blog:
Wanna know some official stuff about Maria Elena?
Well, her diploma says she´s a Cultural Scientist (M.A.), who graduated with a thesis on humor. Other certificates state she´s a Bali-trained Yoga teacher, a Wellness trainer, and a TEFL teacher. She is also a journalist and writer with over 15 years of work experience. Check out her portfolio here, or take a peek into her German novel or her Spanish-language-learning e-book.
Some of her work highlights as a writer include an internship at National Geographic as well as extensive travel expert contributions to Google´s Area 100 travel project Touring Bird.
Maria Elena is really into traveling and learning, which is why she has traveled to 30 countries so far, and has lived in Australia, Indonesia, Spain, and Germany. Some of her travel highlights include being a mahout/ elephant trainer in Chiang Mai, Thailand; picking blueberries in the Swedish forest, witnessing the dancing dervishes in Istanbul, and climbing a volcano in Bali.
Maria Elena also went on a quest for deeper meaning and answers to life´s burning questions and was lucky to learn from some amazing teachers and healers from around the globe.
Her studies have been ongoing for the last 20 years and include:
Advaita Vedanta, Hatha Yoga, and Meditation with Sky Akasha and Shri Swami Vagishanandaji in Bali and Sweden; Sacred Feminine, Odissi Dance, and Advaita Vedanta with Sharada Devi in Bali; Healing through Touch and Reiki with Craig Wrest in Bunbury, Western Australia; Qi Gong with Master Alex Lim in Perth, Western Australia; Intuitive Guidance and Listening with Intuitive Michael André Ford, USA; Energy Healing with Nicolas Duportal in Fremantle/Australia and Bali, Indonesia; Classical Astrology with Michael Allgeier at Astro-Kolleg in Germany; Spiritual Coaching with Dr. Heidi Diamanti in Hamburg, Germany (from ages 17 to 25); Yoga studies in different styles of Yoga, from Power Yoga to Yin Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Yoga therapy with a variety of teachers such as Amrit Kaur Nagel, Monica Gaucchi, Haridas Thomas Pechmann, and Krishi Koellner. Dance training and classes for over 18 years at the Lola Rogge Schule Hamburg (Jazz-Dance, Hip Hop), at the Flamenco studio Alegria, Hamburg, and in various other styles (Bellydance, Zumba, Salsa, Oriental Dance, Ecstatic Dance, etc). Several years of singing classes and voice training with opera singer Nik Roglich, Perth.
In her spare time, Maria Elena loves to read, meditate, create art, do Yoga, sing, cook, eat chocolate, dance, hang out in nature and spend time around animals, and loving people who are committed to their own healing journey.
Über A Gypsy at Heart:
A Gypsy at Heart wird, liebe Leserin und lieber Leser, hoffentlich: Dein Herz anrühren beziehungsweise berühren, Inspiration schenken und neue Denkanstösse sowie Perspektiven auf bestimmte Themenbereiche des Lebens vermitteln.
About die Autorin –
Abenteuerlustige Schreiberin und Autorin, Kulturwissenschaftlerin, Yogini und Yogalehrerin, Sprachlehrerin, begeisterte Tänzerin, Kunst- und Reiseliebhaberin.
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