About Wanda

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Wanda’s Story

Hi my name is Wanda Badwal. How I came to find myself on the yoga mat is something that still inspires me. From an early age I was exposed to meditation and spirituality as I grew up in a very alternative family and I feel I have been guided down this path ever since. In 2008 I moved from Hamburg to Berlin and found a personal refuge and oasis at the Spirit Yoga Studio and my quest to go deeper began in earnest.

In Germany I had trained as a professional musical actress and undertook studies in singing, acting and dancing. This had assisted in launching me onto the media stage and I found myself both in front of and behind the camera. One of my favourite passions is still as a photographer who can capture the essence of a story in a single image.

These times were both testing and trying as what I was putting out was not returned to replenish the deeper craving I had. At times I exceeded my own limits of expectation and energy. I came to know all too well what it means to lose yourself in the external world.

My journey from an external focus, to finding a more internal (and surprisingly larger) space was driven by a strong desire to find more depth to my existence and deal with the bigger questions of life. I partook in silent retreats, mediation seminars, Ayurvedic massage training in India and continued to dive into the teachings, philosophy and practice of yoga. Not only as a physical practice, but as a way to live a more sustainable life and become the best version of myself.

I want to share all I have learnt on my journey with other souls who are embarking on their own voyage of self exploration. What this means for each individual varies greatly but I would love to offer my services to support and enable each person the opportunity to flourish and connect with the path of the heart.

In gratitude, Wanda.

 

Wanda’s CV

The Yoga classes I offer are a blend of creative, mindful and loving sequences that are both playfully challenging and spiritually uplifting. I share an alignment based, elegant flow that includes all aspects of a complete practice: asana, pranayama, savasana and meditation. Whilst I have a broad range of experience, my strongest abilities lie in Vinyasa Flow, Traditional Hatha Yoga, and meditative practices like Restorative and Yin Yoga.
I also infuse elements of music and mantra chanting during my classes.

What I share encompasses my passion for yoga with a sparkling joy of life and always from a space of the heart. I love to inspire people on their way of self knowledge and awareness with the hope of reinforce in them, their own authentic expression.

 

Most recent work

The Practice ( Canggu, Bali ): 2015 – 2017

Yoga Teacher 10 classes a week, Workshops and 3x YTT

Radiantly Alive ( Ubud, Bali ) 2015 / 10 Classes a week

Yoga for all Mankind Studio ( Berlin, Germany ) 2015 / 5 Classes a week

Spirit Yoga Studio ( Berlin, Germany ) 2014 – 2016 / 5 Classes

Retreats

• Remember who you are Retreat – Germany June 2017 • Slow Down Retreat – Germany – June 2016
• Inner Beauty Retreat – Bali / Ubud 2015
• Surf & Yoga Retreat – Bali / Nusa Lembongan 2015

• Rise and Shine Retreat – Germany – June 2015

Yoga Certifications & Trainings

• Vinyasa Flow ( 320 hours Yoga Alliance) in Spirit Yoga Studio Berlin with Patricia Thielemann • Pre – and Postnatal yoga teacher (100 hours YA ) with Patricia Thielemann
• Teaching Beginners, Special Basic Training ( 50 hrs. ) with Patricia Thielemann
• Aerial Yoga (50 hours YA)

• Fly High Teacher (50 hours YA)
• Tantric Hatha Yoga: Pranayama, Meditation, Mudra and Mantra (200 hrs. YA) with Octavio Salvado
• Yin Yoga (50 Hrs.) with Jennifer Raye ( online )
• Vinyasa Krama – The Energetics of Sequencing ( Master Training 100 hrs ) with Rod Stryker

Co – teacher at ‘The Practice’ Yoga Teacher Trainings

Subjects I lectured on at the Yoga Teacher Trainings

• Improv & Group Building • Class Sequencing
• Alignment
• Hands On Adjustments

• Voice, Expression & Mantra

Facilitator of Workshops in

Monthly Women Circle
Harmonium Classes and Singing Private Classe

7 Chakras Workshop
Yoga of Sound – Mantra & Expression Workshop Hands on Adjustments for Yoga teachers Prenatal Workshop

Other Accreditations

• Regular School Education in Germany ( Abitur ) 13 years
• Musical Actress , 3 years diploma in Singing, Acting and Dancing • Reiki Master
• Ayurvedic Massage
• Matrix Energy Work Facilitator