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I have the vision to create a platform of people from different spheres who engage with the senses and to initiate sensory events. One of my aims is to inspire, teach and share ways of tuning your senses and using them creatively of more colourful, abundant, pleasurable, poetic, authentic and mindful ways of living.
I`m also seeking independence on all levels - emotionally, materially and spiritually. I love to inspire others to find their ways to do so too.
I´m full of contradictions and I love to watch them merge or take turn. I`m constantly searching for beauty inside and outside, for the deeper meaning of everything - even of seemingly superficial things, for fun and humour, but also seriousness, I`m interested in letting go and controlling at the same time, in life, death and what`s supposed to come after, in the soul and mind, in leisure and work, in arts and mainstream, silence and sound, meditation and passion...
Allow yourself to have big goals and work on achieving them continuously. Always take care of your deepest needs, follow your passions and do things you really love.
“Moving towards your goal is like returning to the past when ice-cream was delicious, hope was bright and life was still joyful and promising. Do not despair – the past lies just ahead!”
― Vadim Zeland, Reality Transurfing
Or as a friend of mine used to say: "Life is like a big buffet - you should let yourself enjoy a bit of everything!"
Negative experiences are there for good reasons, they help us to change and make us enjoy the positive experiences.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
It`s one of the most exciting ways of traveling I know. How can you really get to know places if you don`t experience how locals live, feel, see the world...?
And because of great and useful COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCES: In 2010 I had lots of CS friends meeting them regularly at the CS events in Berlin. I had surfed in Granada, Berlin, Vienna, Sofia, Pristina, Bukarest, Sarajevo, Bologna and Ludwigsburg...
SENSORY MATTERS: collecting spices and mini perfumes from all over the world, Contact Improvisation and body work, multisensory arts and design, Sensory Theatre Labyrinth, Sensory Intelligence, sensing places, atmospheres, cultures and moments, mindfulness and conscious sensuality, here and now, connecting, intuition, anthropology of senses, sensory and artistic ethnography, sensual therapies like aromatherapy, ASMR, perfume education, spices, food photography, the art of cooking, gourmet and tasting, chocolaterie, cuddle parties, blindness, Dinner in the Dark, colours, soundscapes, perpetual walks, touch, sensory novels, massages, cakes and baking traditions, rose oil, sound healing, Permanent breakfast, eye contact events and other social experiments, silence and its sounds, audio walks, sound art, sensory marketing, experiential pedagogy...
SPIRITUALITY: I have experiences with practices of meditation, yoga, Tibetian preparations for death, Shamanic ceremonies, empathy, eye contact experiments, emotional healing, energy work and many others...
Freedom and independence! The themes of my life. I`m constantly searching for and trying out new forms of living and working independently from the restrictions of the "matrix". Most of all I`m interested in freeing your mind and emotions so you can grow and go beyond borders.
Quantum physics and the laws of nature, global brain and consciousness
HEALTH: Phytotherapy, Ayurveda, healing foods, energy healing with methods like the Ayurvedic massage Marma (I learned for beginners), alternative medicine in general
PSYCHOLOGY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: psychology of arts, of happiness, of love, the art and dangers of positive thinking
TRAVELLING: CITIES - off the beaten tracks, photo walks, playing on clichés, hidden sights, contrasts, incongruity, surprises, arty and sensory travel projects...nature...
CULTURAL INNOVATIONS like artificial city beaches
DANCING: modern jazz, contemporary dance, contact improvisation, salsa...
COMMUNICATION: intercultural communication, nonviolent and empathetic communication
LANGUAGES, their variety, playing with language
- personal development
- contemporary arts
- jazz dance
- cultural innovations
- sensory studies
Music, Movies, and Books
Vadin Zeland: the Transurfing Reality series
Lombard: Sensory Intelligence
Eckart Tolle: The Power of Now, A New Earth
The Tibetian Book of Life and Death
Alternative city guides like Le Cool's A Weird and Wonderful Guide to Barcelona
MUSIC: Ambient, Snowmine, Gotye, Coldplay, Björk, Paul and Fritz Kalkbrenner, Daughter, The Big Wreck, U2, Beck, Sigur Ros, Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae, Portishead, Goldfrapp, Strokes, Feist, meditative Japanese flute, music making me nostalgic, e. g. about good old 90ies with MTV, Barry White, Prince, Michael Jackson, Sade... Erik Satie...
SOUNDTRACKS of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge, City of Angels, Hair, Girl, Interrupted, A Life Less Ordinary, Great Expectations, Forrest Gump, Contact, My Best Friend's Wedding, Berlin Calling, Purple Rain, Million Dollar Hotel, Marie Antoinette... Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Alan Silvestri, John Barry...
MOVIES: Into the Wild, Paris, Conversations With God, Lucia y el sexo, Paris, je t´aime, Amelié, Girl, interrupted, Ashes and Snow, Tree of Life, Chocolat, Baz Luhrmann`s Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Great Expectations, road movies, Marie Antoinette, Purple Rain, Arrival, Samsara, The Fall, The Beach, Interstellar, Edward Scissorhands, old 90ies/80ies movies in the manner of How To Make An American Quilt (I like almost all Winona Ryder movies), Contact, Forrest Gump and Threesome...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
10-day-courses of Vipassana meditation - meditating all day long changes your view on life radically. You learn to observe suffering objectively instead of rejecting it!
Taking part in the "Empathie-Festival" in the village of the Centre for Experiential Configuration of Society (ZEGG).
Living in Barcelona for a year and in Berlin for a few months! Bursting urban creativity and fun!!
Living in Bulgaria for the last 6 years now - what started as a career trip, has become an ongoing spiritual journey.
Teach, Learn, Share
I`m passionate about LEARNING more about all the sensory stuff I listed above and to SHARE what I`ve learned so far!
I want to go deep into Sensory Studies and the art of listening and smelling.
I warmly welcome any advises and contributions on developing an archive of scents, spices and sounds while travelling!
I want to LEARN from creative entrepreneurs, bloggers, cultural managers, photographers, web designers, perfumers, gourmets and many more!
I'd like to rediscover my painting/drawing skills, to improve my singing and my photography and Photoshop skills
I can SUGGEST or show you interesting and curious places, activities and people in Munich, Barcelona, Berlin, Sofia and Plovdiv.
I can TEACH cooking skills, yoga, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), (sensory) mindfulness, German basics, about healthy nutrition...
What I Can Share with Hosts
Bulgarian recipes and flavours and other sensory experiences if you like to experiment with them or just care about your well-being.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In
Bulgaria, Germany, Spain