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I`m Isabel, born September 24th, 1971, living in Karlsruhe in the south of Germany. I grew up in Weingarten, a small village close to Karlsruhe. After High School I worked as an au-pair for one year in Washington D.C., USA. Then I studied a few years in Karlsruhe to become a teacher. I was politically active in the student representation and spent two years as board of the German National Union of Students "fzs" in Bonn. As board member I represented the fzs in ESU (European Students`Union) and in the IUS (International Union of Students). Then I finally became a teacher, returned after a teacher training in the Swabian Albs to Karlsruhe and since then (2001) I live in the residential project "MiKa" in Karlsruhe. The "MiKa" is a democratic and self-governed residential project of 150 adults and 100 children living together in four big buildings. In a fith building our culture and community house is located.
I worked as teacher in different elementary schools. In the moment I`m at home - working as single mother for my three children Aaron (*26th January, 2004), Myriam (*23rd September, 2007) and Luna-Mia (*15th January, 2010). Additionally I work freelance as massager, body therapist and Gestalt therapist.
Since 2002 I attended different pedagogical, psychological and body therapy trainings and educations. Pedagogical: Gestalt-pedagogy, theatre-pedagogy, forest-pedagogy, sexual-pedagogy. Psychological: Gestalt-therapy, Pesso-therapy, World of Inner Persons. I like reading spiritual books because I like to develop and grow. It`s a never-ending way (I think it continues even after death). In the moment I work a lot with the books of Veit Lindau.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I love to get in contact with different people and cultures. I love to travel.
- meeting friends
- being a good mother
Music, Movies, and Books
books: Vivian Dittmar, Veit Lindau, Neale Donald
Walsch, Joanne K. Rowling
movies: Dogma, movies with Robin Williams
music: Deva Premal & Miten, mantra chants
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I have born my three children at home. That`s perhaps not amazing, but it was a wonderful experience which I would not want to miss.
Teach, Learn, Share
I have participated in several trainings the past fifteen years: gestalt therapy, pbsp, full body massage, theatre pedagogy and many more.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can share my life experience. I can give you a full body massage.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, United States