Kerstin Pilz
Yoga has kept Kerstin sane ever since her postgraduate studies more than 25 years ago, when she accidently discovered the power of a headstand during an all-nighter trying to finish an assignment. A dedicated Iyengar practice helped her survive more than two decades as lecturer at Australian Universities, the place she has called home ever since escaping the grey skies of Germany.
Kerstin is a life-long traveller and passionate meditation practitioner. She now prefers the inside of the many Ashrams and Buddhist meditation centres she has visited all over Asia to the University classroom. At 50 she swapped the security of full time work for the adventures of the open road and the laptop lifestyle. She offers journeys of creative self-discovery through writing, yoga and mindfulness, online and in beautiful locations through her online business Her first retreat starts the day after the Ubud Writers&Readers Festival in the central mountains of Bali.
As a traveling yogi she has been exposed to many different yoga styles and now prefers Ashtanga and Vinayasa flow. In October 2016 she completed her 200 hour Teacher Training course in Pokhara, Nepal through Rishikul Yogashala. Studying with Indian teachers helped her broaden and culturally contextualize her understanding of yoga. She understands yoga to be an enquiry into mind, body and soul and sees the yogic flow as an opportunity to connect with our deepest self through the breath. In her classes she integrates the ancient sounds of Singing Bowls to help centre our modern souls.
With her partner, musician Nigel Rowles, she recently founded, a website dedicated to the healing power of sound.