About The Teacher

I was born in Switzerland in 1952 and grew up there. I spent the first years of young adult life with theater, mime and yoga. Through Theatre and Drama I came to Gestalt therapy and completed the 4 year training as Gestalt therapist. Parallel to this, I attained a lot of experience in bio-energetics and respiratory therapy and other body therapies, both in practical and theoretical nature. I had a practice for Gestalt therapy and theater in Bremen for 15 years. 
For many years I have worked as a lecturer, trainer and in supervision in various types of schools and colleges, in drama and drama-therapy and "CoreDynamik".
Since 2000, after some illnesses and misfortunes, I have deepened my personal experience in yoga and meditation practice.

Other developments followed:

I trained with Iris Vollkammer: Energy Yoga according to Krishnamacharya Yoga and Viniyoga
and also with Remo Rittiner: Ayur·Yoga derived from Krishnamacharya and Mohan

I also worked for a couple of years in CASA El Morisco, Andalusia, to which I am still very connected.

Regarding Osho meditation, Vipassana and Tibetan meditation, I have developed a very simple and basic form of meditation: based on J. Kabat-Zinn
It is a simple, intelligent and free of religion kind of meditation

Over my many years of working with people I have learnt and further developed various massage techniques. For example:

Shin Jin do: An acupressure technique, based on the Chinese meridian theory

Lomi lomi: A Hawaiian massage technique.

Classic massage: Basic massage techniques used in spas.


Sound massage: Sound can be different by putting bowls on the body can evoke deep, heeling relaxation.

Hot Volcanic Stones: The laying on and massage using hot volcanic stones has an immensely relaxing effect.

The result of these was my own special style of massage treatment.

Since 2006 I have often travelled to Costa Rica. Each time I feel more and more that my life is tied to this country and that this is where I want to grow old, in the midst of nature and the simplicity of life, doing something good for nature and helping to preserve the forest. Thus I found Portasol!

I look forward to meeting you in Portasol, practising Qi Gong, yoga, meditation and walking along the river!

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.