I am a Berlin-based massage practitioner, certified by Spirit Yoga Berlin since June 2018 where I mastered the practice of Swedish massages. I have also learned the basics of Shiatsu and can incorporate on request acupressure on the meridians during our sessions. Each massage being unique, my interest lies on supporting my guest on a physical and energetic level through touch. In addition I am a professional dancer in contemporary dance and a 3d year student of Feldenkrais in Berlin. Those two practices are deeply informing my approach to the body. My practice is a safe space for Queer and Flint* communities.
In June 2018 I completed a one year classic massage and wellness Shiatsu training, at Spirit Yoga Berlin, led by Shannon Sullivan. I work almost exclusively in this field since then. (“Nickerchen”, Yoga Retreats, Business Massage).
Since 2017, I have studied the Feldenkrais method and I have begun to teach Awareness Through Movement classes. In 2021, I will finish the 4 year program and be able to offer Funktional Integration sessions.
In 2016, I graduated from the Bachelor “Dance, Choreography, Context” from the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin. Between 2010 and 2014, I performed and toured in Europe with the “Trigger Track Collective” a collective based in Vienna which I co-founded with four other dancers.
In 2010, I finished the 3 year intensive dance training at the “Salzburg Experimental Academy of dance”, director Suzan Quinn.
I started to dance at the age of 5 and had the opportunity to work professionally between 12 and 14 for 2 French choreographers. After finishing high school with a focus in dance, Anna lived in Bruxelles where she encountered for the first time Pilates , Yoga and trained in various handstands and acrobatics techniques in a circus school.
From dance to massage
From early on I was interested in anatomy, healing and recovery methods. Through daily and intensive training I was, as are most dancers, faced with injuries, chronic pain and in recent years, knee surgery. As a young adult and dancer, I began always carrying an anatomy book with me and studied the basics, such as the organisation of the skeleton, names of bones as well as the major muscle functions. Following this curiosity and the necessity, I regularly traded massages with other dancers and discovered a satisfying practice.
Acupuncture, Shiatsu, classic massage, Rolfing, meditation, osteopathy, and Feldenkrais have been subsequently coming into my path and support me in finding a more functional way of moving and resting, and this I want to transmit to others. The training in massage and Feldenkrais fulfills an old and deep interest.