Manuela's lifelong motto is "Be (with) someone who makes you happy." She has over thirty years of experience studying a variety of yoga traditions in Germany and the US, specifically Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, which is a powerful mindfulness-based practice that assists students in connecting with their core essence. She's also conquered the extraordinary challenges of being the mother of a special needs daughter.
Her mission is to share her tools with everyone committed not to lose sight of their dream no matter the obstacles.
She supports caretakers and special needs parents like herself to make self-care a priority and believes as long as you can breathe, you can practice yoga. Manuela inspires you to navigate the bumpy transition from suffering to freedom by sharing her soulful tools called 365 🌴Tiny Islands for mastering your life's impossible challenges.
She offers her transformational workshops and private lessons in person and online and shares her healing journey with her daughter in blogs and books. She is the co-author of the books "Winning in Life and Work. Dare to Dream" and "Stories from a Yoga Heart" A private Facebook group "Embrace what's possible" supports you in your daily struggles.
As a WU Best Help featured member, I offer a sliding scale on my daily sessions and reduced rates for my one-on-one and group offerings
Manuela was born in Germany and has lived in the US for over 30 years. Today she lives with her husband and daughter in Santa Rosa, California. If she's not on her yoga mat, she finds inspiration in reading, writing, photography, and dancing. She loves to cook, tasting, smelling, and sensing the food is therapeutic and brings smiles to the table. The outdoors, especially hanging out with her trees, often upside down, are her sanctuary.
Awards and Affiliations
Certifications and Credentials
Phönix Rising Yoga Therapist and Group Facilitator - PRYT
Yoga Teacher by the European Yoga Union - BDY/EY
Member of the International Yoga Teacher Association - IYTA
Three Dimensional Scoliosis Therapist by Schroth