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Marie Izabella Lakshmi

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 53 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in Bengali, Bangla, English, Spanish, Swedish; learning French, German, Hindi, Portuguese
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • I share what I know about yoga :)
  • Atma Vikasa in Mysore
  • From Lund, Sweden and Kolkata, India.
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Finding inner peace & eternal bliss

ABOUT ME

I teach hatha yoga (https://www.facebook.com/marielakshmi) and make art (https://www.facebook.com/myfriendlyfreaks) :) Have been living in this fantastic city since 2010, although I go to India a few months per year.

I actually came to Berlin for vacation for a few days in 2009, fell in love with the city, mostly thanks to my amazing couchsurfing hosts, came back a year later without knowing anyone else and started my life here. Best decision ever!

Grew up in small town Lund and huge city of Kolkata with a Swedish hippie father, a Bengali mother and two brothers.

I've travelled alot in my life, mostly to India, Latin America(I lived in Buenos Aires) and the States, but also studied Science of Religion, Judaism and Gender studies at Lund university.

PHILOSOPHY

Never identify with anything

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

CS ambassador, I surf, host and create events sometimes.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I couchsurfed in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, San Francisco, Istanbul, Greece and various places in Latin America, I hosted in Lund, Buenos Aires and Berlin.

Beautiful meetings and experiences.

Interests

Hatha yoga, meditation, food, dancing, painting, travelling, hanging out, concerts, Surrealism in movies and art,

I am also really interested in philosophy and religion, especially queer and post-colonial theology (and pretty much a nerd about Holy Scriptures..:)

Music, Movies & Books

My friends accuse me of being stuck in the 90's and that the only reason I practice yoga is to eventually acquire the yogic ability of time travelling so that I can wear my CAT-shoes and flannels and hang out with malnourished and slutty indie boys in London 1994.

So yes, I love 90's movies / music / fashion. ;)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

A random drag queen street party in Ipanema during the Rio carnaval 2008 was fun..

and Burning Man 2009<3

Once I saw Bruce Willis irl (no joke)

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm waiting for someone to explain to me the basics of quantum physics, and Chaos theory. I'll teach you the Surya Namaskar:)

Countries I've Visited

Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Germany, India, Norway, Sweden

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