My interest in natural health and spirituality began in the woods and meadows surrounding my childhood home in Switzerland. My grandparents nurtured these interests. Their wisdom, holistic lifestyle and integration of eastern with western spirituality was my guiding light. Read more
At the age of 18 I left my family home to become a nurse’s aid in a small hospital in the Swiss Alps. The following years were filled with fantastic opportunities to assist the chief and his team in surgery and ER. Being often the first one to interact with patients when they were brought in and last before they were “put under”, I found that the quality most precious and sought after was unconditional love and compassion.
I went back to school to become a medical doctor. But the exclusively linear thinking of pre-med education made me search for a more left/right brain balanced approach to healing and wellness. After graduating from College I left for the US, where I completed various mind-body programs for Energy Therapy and Life Coaching. Among them was a four-year training in body oriented regressive therapy with Alec Rubin in New York City. Combined with my education in Expressive Therapy this became the foundation for deep feeling, emotional recovery and psychological insight I apply in my practice.
During my training I also did research and worked closely with parents and their young children. Thus I had found another sphere where compassion and unconditional love were essential ingredients. Following my studies I was head teacher in a child development center affiliated with Boston University’s child study program. My next position comprised director of an early childhood day care facility. My overall experience working with parents and their children ages 2 months through 16 years spans over three and a half decades.
In 1994 I opened my own energy therapy and yoga/meditation center. I also entered an astrological study program. Through the integration of astrology with energy healing and personal growth, a new world began to open up in how I was able to assist my clients. This gave me the key to chart interpretations from the activating principle within – the Soul.
I was accustomed to the concept of reincarnation and the soul through my grandparents’ wisdom and my own spiritual practice, which started in my teens with Hatha Yoga. Later on I learned Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, and eventually Kriya Yoga as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda. His guru, the galactic astrologer Swami Sri Yukteswar’s teachings on the Ages brought me full circle with what my grandparents once told me about world cycles. Finally I had a new understanding on the crossroads of changing times humanity is facing. It became the inspiration for my first book The Why in the Road.
Now my astrological insights are the key to meeting the requirements of our time on a soul level. As I continue to help my wonderful clients find and fulfill their destiny, they also gain a vantage point that prepares them for the progressing global changes. Thus my astrological consulting has taken a timely and most needed direction.
Education and Professional Accreditations
- Intermodal Expressive Therapy Master and Postgraduate Degrees, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1982 – 86)
- Psychology and Anthropology, University of Zürich, Switzerland (1980 – 82)
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, Mathematics and Physics, Kantonale Maturitaets Schule, Zurich, Switzerland (1980)
- Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher (1994)
- Registered Polarity Therapist (1999)
- Craniosacral Therapy with Upledger Institute, Florida (1995-97)
- Usui Reiki Master (1995)
- Astrology Institute East, Arlington, MA (1995-97)
- Certified Evolutionary Astrologer (2003)
- NCGR Professional Astrologers’ Alliance
- Astrological Association of St. Louis
- American Polarity Therapy Association
- Yoga Alliance
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