People often compliment me on this incredible life I seem to have. It’s true, I found my way to freedom. I wasn’t always this way and - let’s be real - it’s not always all roses. But. I now wake up most days and almost want to pinch myself: I feel excited to see what particular flavour of beauty each day brings, and I just simply feel happy to be me.
If this is something you too would like to have in your life, are ready to show up for yourself and put in the work, then I can help you. That is why I am here.
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I was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic - I started off as a city child. When I was 21 I moved to London for a year to study English but completely fell in love with the place and the people and decided to stay indefinitely. I went on to get a degree in Product and Furniture design and later worked as an interior architect in the world of fashion. London became my home and I went all in by becoming a British citizen - I cemented my identity as a city person. It was only once I left my corporate career and began exploring alternative life path options (yoga being the driving force for some time until I came to shamanism) that I started hearing the call of the wild and the mountains. Eventually I answered and now live in Innsbruck, heart of the Austrian Alps - turns out I’m a mountain girl after all.
There is an ancient Sanskrit mantra (or we can call it a prayer) - lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu - that pretty much sums up my mission. My why. The reason I do the work that I do. This is the English translation:
I’ve been searching my whole life and most of the time I didn’t even know what I was looking for. I called it all kinds of things: love, happiness, education, career, success, adventure, fun, shiny objects. You name it I’ve probably chased it. I went to school, got a great job, a husband, a whole bunch of shiny objects, travelled the world… and still wasn’t quite happy. Something was missing, I couldn’t put a finger on it. Then, triggered by a series of traumatic experiences, I found yoga and meditation and over time things greatly improved. But yoga only took me so far, something was still missing and I still couldn’t put a finger on it. I don’t blame yoga, I guess I just needed to hear it in a different language: more common, more relatable, more earthy.
It was only when a good friend introduced me to the shaman with whom I had a mind-blowing and deeply transformative session - and who later together with his wife became my teacher - that things fell into place. Through shamanic work I finally understood what I was looking for and how I was going to get it: I was looking for freedom. Freedom within the confines of my mind, heart and soul, to be precise. Shamanism gave me the framework I needed: all that I ever needed was already within me, as were all the answers I was searching, and the way to get there was through connecting with nature, through connecting with my innate soul knowing and through diligent practice. Practice and discipline being the key, there is no way around it.
What I learned is that freedom really is a state of mind largely independent of external circumstances. No news there. But knowing this piece of information is not enough. It has to be understood, not only intellectually but viscerally. It was only once I experienced this in my body, that I got it. And this is what it feels like to me: I don’t want to escape from my life, not even on bad days. Instead I appreciate all that comes - and a lot of good comes. I don’t feel the need to please anyone or to prove anything. I feel good in my own skin. I mostly feel like I don’t need to hide any parts of me. I know that my reality is mine to create. I know that leaving a window open for serendipity yields magic. I know that almost all is possible.
I don’t feel like this all the time - I’m a work in progress - but most days this is my reality. So, if you want a piece of this, are ready to show up for yourself and put in the work, then I can help. It’s why I’m here. Get in touch.