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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 special moms like herself to not lose sight of their dream while supporting their child to find theirs. She offers workshops and private lessons and shares her healing journey with her daughter in blogs and a soon to be published book. A private Facebook group supports moms like her in their daily struggles.

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. Find her at:



Awards and Affiliations

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

Manuela Rohr

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