Hi, my name is Wanda Badwal. How I came to find myself on the yoga mat is something that still inspires me. I was exposed to meditation and spirituality from an early age on, 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 favorite 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, meditation 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 to flourish and connect with the path of the heart.
In gratitude, Wanda
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, Shavasana 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.
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
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
Workshops + Teacher Trainings
Co-Teacher at ‘The Practice’ Yoga Teacher Trainings – I lectured on following subjects:
- Improv & Group Building
- Class Sequencing
- Hands-on Adjustments
- Voice, Expression & Mantra
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
Regular School Education in Germany (Abitur – high school)
Musical Actress, 3 years diploma in Singing, Acting and Dancing
Matrix Energy Work Facilitator
“Surrender – giving up what we think should be happening for what is actually happening.”