Director: Felicitas Kusch-Lango
As the founder (1997) and director of Healing Waters, Center for Yoga, Health and Mindful Living from 1997 until 2017, I have been immersed in the world of Yoga and Personal Development, teaching multiple weekly classes as a Yoga and Meditation teacher and also facilitating and designing stress reduction courses and Yoga Teacher Trainings. Before entering the world of Yoga I studied Media and Anthropology and conducted anthropological studies in Ethiopia and New Mexico, and worked as a Journalist and Television producer in London and New York.
Today I feel strongly motivated, engaged and committed in cultivating in offering contemplative practices and spaces to counterpoint the fast, extroverted and distracted qualities of western 21st century culture. I work together with the MaLa team doing research in contemplative practices and their effects and to design effective contemplative programs.
My inspiration comes from the modalities I studied in depth over the last three decades: Raja Yoga, Yin Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Continuum and Tibetan & Taoist Teachings. A background in Psychosynthesis (Institute of Psychosynthesis, London 1995) Integral Coaching (ICC, Ottawa 2014/15) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Kabatt-Zinn and Santarelli, Omega 2005) additionally informs my work.
I am deeply grateful for the teachings of Yoga, the Tao Te Ching and Tibetan Buddhism which continue to guide me in my personal practice: experiencing the positive and balancing impact contemplative practices have in my own life, the life of my clients and students and the promising results in contemplative neuroscience motivate me to steadily continue on this path. I am joyfully inspired by the possibilities of bridging ancient wisdom with modern insights and to contribute to a world that is embodied, sustainable, balanced and therefore beautiful.
Please visit my personal website: www.SacredWellnessGrove.com for more information on my work as professional Integral Coach, Stress Reduction Expert, Highly sensitive coach and speaker.
“To sit among friends and strangers, hearing many voices, strange opinions; to intuit inner lives beneath surface lives, to inhabit many worlds at once in this world, to be a someone amongst all other someones, and therefore to make a conversation without saying a word, is to deepen our sense of presence and therefore our natural sense of thankfulness that everything happens both with us and without us, that we are participants and witness all at once. Thankfulness finds its full measure in generosity of presence, both through participation and witness. We sit at the table part of every other person’s world while making our own world without will or effort, this is what is extraordinary and gifted, this is the essence of gratefulness, seeing to the heart of privilege. Thanksgiving happens when our sense of presence meets all other presences. Being unappreciative means we are simply not paying attention.” – David Whyte.