With a passion for music (voice, piano, guitar, drum, songwriting) and a background as a practicing psychologist in Austria, I was drawn to the idea of linking the two fields and found an inspiring match in voice movement therapy (VMT). Eager to learn more about this body oriented voice work, I travelled to South Africa in the summer of 2012 where I completed the VMT foundation training and have since become a professional member of the IAVMT (International Association of Voice Movement Therapy: https://iavmt.org).
As a registered voice movement therapy practitioner (VMTR), I have found that the playful nature of VMT encourages people to unfold their personal stories in guided voice movement journeys. My intention is to assist my clients in connecting with their authenticity through movement and voice, inviting them to create their own little poems and life songs.
The combination of my work experiences as a clinical and health psychologist, a VMTR and voice workshop facilitator has allowed me to accompany and witness many journeys with children, teenagers and adults.
In October 2016 I discovered the beauty of thai yoga massage and have since become a qualified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist (Hadadi School of Thai Yoga Massage, L1 and L2). I am now integrating this massage practice into my voice movement work, offering “healing sound massages”.
Moreover, since becoming a mother I have begun offering prenatal singing classes and accompanying women and couples in preparation for birth. I feel deeply about supporting mothers in their newly found role and therefore organise regular “sisterhood song circles”, a safe and empowering space where women can meet regularly to share their experiences in song and dance.
Dive into my world of original songs, covers and improvisations: