~ Isabel Maria ~
|1988||born in Vienna|
|2007||graduation of the A-levels|
|2007-2008||au-Pair in London and Paris|
|2009-2010||apprenticeship as a pharmaceutic-mercantile assistant|
|2010-2014||B.Sc. Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna|
|2014-2017||M.Sc. Nutritional Sciences, University of Potsdam|
|since 2016||co-founder and part of ecodemy – the online teaching program for becoming a vegan nutritionist|
|03/2018||200h Yoga Teacher Training in Rishiksh/India|
As a born Austrian, I was lucky enough to collect a vast amount of experiences in nature during my childhood. My journey led me after school, after a year abroad and after an apprenticeship into the field of natural science to the study of nutrition. After my bachelor degree in Vienna, I moved to Potsdam to continue my master degree and finished both of them successfully. I instantly felt so familiar with my new home town, so I decided to stay in the northeast of Germany. Nutritional Science is primarily focused on research, while enabling a monument of knowledge for your own nutritional journey. So I started questioning the eating habits of myself, my family and friends as well as the global eating habits.
My journey to a vegan lifestyle originated from ecological and ethical reasons. With time, I learned about the health benefits during my studies, which I was able to incorporate and experience in my day to day life. My deep love for sports started while transitioning in to a fully plant-based diet. I love to run, bike, I’m passionate about the gym and enjoy to swim, dance and practice yoga daily.
Questions about the meaning of life. A feeling of being an anomaly in today’s society. Feeling pressed into a bottle while being in a job. Not being able to align with the patterns and structures of society. A high level of sensitivity. All these aspects accompanied me from the beginning of my life. Especially after my breaking point in 2010, during the apprenticeship, I had to go my own way and evaluate my life choices drastically. Yoga and Meditation are constant fellows on the journey to my inner self; that’s why I chose to dive deeper into the Indian tradition and attended a 200h yoga teacher training in Rishikesh/Indien, which was the very first milestone towards my way as a yoga teacher.
My strong curiosity for the challenges in life and my own development led me to the field of personal development. This topic caught my attention as well as my passion from the very beginning and has not let me go ever since. Now I would like to share with YOU all what I have learned, experienced and what I’m still learning in my life in order to guide you on your journey. And because I’m absolutely passionate about the written form of communication, I’m using this blog. I want to inspire you from the bottom of my heart, to show you that you are also able to create a holistically healthy and fulfilled, successful, self-determined life for yourself.