Claudia Brandstötter

Bergheim, Salzburg, Austria

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  • Fluent in English, German; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Claudia: Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda Yoga Massage the...
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  • From Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
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About Me

SIDENOTE: We are currently moving into a new home/house (where there will be loads of space to finally host CS's again :) - thats why there is no hosting at the moment until mid-february.



I'm a creative, fair-minded and honest person and like to care as much for myself as I do for others. 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 to concerts...) The practice of Ashtanga Yoga is a vital part in my life and I love to work as a Ayurveda Yoga Massage therapist.

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. I'm a Nuad Thai Massage therapist, give concerts and love to manufacture instruments and get better in that.

We both strive to improve ourselves and our lives constantly since for us it is necessary to work on yourself and to always learn. 4 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.


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


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

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

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 :)


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 (, through which we got our kenian goddaughter.

Music, Movies, and Books

Chill Out, Balkan, Hang Drum, kirtan concerts, prem joshua, bebe, john frusciante, yann tiersen, xavier rudd, david bowie, sting, georg danzer, leonard cohen, ray charles, the beatles, Nahko Bear

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

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

- 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, twice :)
- Cooking traditional austrian "G'röste Knödl" for/with local burmese guesthouse-owners = friends, made out of supercreative burmese ingredients to replace the original ones

- 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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