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Claudia Brandstötter

Bergheim, Salzburg, Austria

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Claudia: Ashtanga Yoga Teacher & Gra...
  • No education listed
  • From Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Growing.

ABOUT ME
Claudia:
I'm a creative, fair-minded and honest person and like to care as much for myself as I do for others since I think one can motivate, inspire and cheer up others best by being a good example and being satisfied & happy yourself. By "growing up" ;) I found out that it's also wise to deal more with your own character than to care about other people's attitudes. I'm really into living a healthy & qualitative lifestyle, I don't smoke or drink & I'm not at all a "party-person"(although I really enjoy lovely evenings with friends/people & dinner, go on concerts...) The practice of Ashtanga Yoga is a vital part in my life.

Sascha:
I think I'm a very companionable guy, like discussions about any kind of topics, jamming together with people, making music, going hiking, reading a good book and enjoy the weekends when my daughter is at our place.

We both strive to improve ourselves and our lives constantly since for us it is necessary to work on yourself and to always learn. 3 years ago we became vegetarian due to ethic and sanitary conviction, although we also think that everybody should be sensual to listen to his own body what it needs - and this might differ.

PHILOSOPHY

Claudia: I'm very much into Ashtanga Yoga. Spending a lot of time to understand Yoga as a whole (not just the physical path) it is constantly changing my way of living what I highly appreciate. Awareness rises towards so many things that just influence your way positively. Besides the mission to not stop becoming a better person my philosophy is that "What you give to the world and people, will give back to you". Starter example: Try give a smile to a stranger once in a while :)
Sascha: love is in everything, it is upon you to see & find it

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Overall it was really good! We love the possibilities of that platform..

Hosted:
Florian - from Germany
Bertrand & Pascal - from France
Thomas - from US/Virginia
Nelson & Yara - from Brazil
Tali & Marc - from US/AUS
Liz & Mark - from US/California
Del - from US/California

Surfed:
Andreas - in Munich, Germany
Andrew - in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Andi - in Wels, Austria

It was a pleasure meeting all of you guys! Maybe see you again one day :)

Interests

Ashtanga Yoga, travelling, nature, ski touring, meditation, chanting, reading, running, hiking, mountainbiking, speaking english :), music, concerts, cooking, playing guitar & singing, spirituality... and helping less blessed people by being part of the HARAMBEE association (www.harambee.at), through which we got our kenian goddaughter.

Music, Movies & Books

music:
Chill Out, Balkan, Hang Drum, kirtan concerts, prem joshua, bebe, john frusciante, yann tiersen, xavier rudd, astrud gilberto, sting, georg danzer, leonard cohen, ray charles, thebeatles

books:
Habakuck & Hibbelig!!!, Shantaram, The Kiterunner, The Alchemyst, Tiger fressen keine yogis, Shivamoon, Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, Sofies verden, Fire in the heart, Das Gesetz der Resonanz, Eat-Pray-Love, Peaceful Warrior, Desert Flower, A thousand splendid suns, the other hand, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Autobiography of a Yogi, The prophecies of Celestine

movies:
Avatar, Hugo Cabret, Så som i himmelen, A touch of spice, Slumdog Millionaire, Into the Wild, Amèlie, Big Fish, The Pursuit Of Happiness, August Rush, Earthlings, Thrive, Unterwegs in die nächste Dimension

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Claudia:
- my whole 8 month India-SEA-Trip in 2008/09 that led me to Yoga
- Staying 2 nights in the Indian desert under a million stars without a tent
- Diving with a 3m whaleshark & a swarm of barracudas
- Sharing with crowds of indians a nighttrain/-bus - funny thing :)
- Sun eclipse in my teens
- Going to the source of Ashtanga Yoga, Mysore, for 2 months
- Cooking traditional austrian "G'röste Knödl" for/with local burmese guesthouse-owners = friends, made out of supercreative burmese ingredients to replace the original ones

Sascha:
- birth of my daughter
- travelling through myanmar with my girlfriend & meeting burmese hilltribes and spending time with them
- doing a 2 month travel to Northern India, exploring Varanasi, Rajasthan and Rishikesh

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Ashtanga yoga, cooking austrian food, how to work with photoshop and get nice pics, playing guitar & djembe
Learn: from everything that just brings you forward
Share: Good talks, laughs, making music with some singing, climbing, hiking, skitouring. and talking about others experiences...

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, India

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