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  • 17 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Italian
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Claudia: Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda Yoga Massage therapist & ...
  • Graphics Design, Yoga
  • From Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
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About Me


Growing. Loving. Embracing and enjoying our life journey.

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, going to concerts and dancin...) The practice of Ashtanga Yoga is a vital part in my life and I love to work as an Ayurveda Yoga Massage therapist. Currently very interested in Permaculture, waste-reduction and fair-trade fashion.

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. We're always up for vegan inspirations and try to also focus on such a diet more and more.


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 come 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

We love to travel!!! So if we are not somewhere IN THE WORLD ourselves, we love to invite a little part of THE WORLD into our home :)

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/Sacramento
Renee - from Australia
Teresa - from US/Oakland
Miranda - from The Netherlands
Tini - from Austria

Andreas - in Munich, Germany
Andrew - in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Andrea - in Wels, Austria
Nabil - in Toronto, Canada

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, foreign languages, music, concerts, cooking, playing guitar, handpan & singing, spirituality... the HARAMBEE association (, through which we have our kenian goddaughter

  • books
  • singing
  • concerts
  • festivals
  • dining
  • cooking
  • indian food
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • yoga
  • dieting
  • running
  • meditation
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • skiing
  • handpan

Music, Movies, and Books

Chill Out, Balkan, Handpan, kirtan concerts, prem joshua, tash sultana, manu delago, john frusciante, yann tiersen, xavier rudd, david bowie, sting, georg danzer, buena vista social club, 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, The prophecies of Celestine, The Power of Now

Captain Fantastic, Alphabet, Bekas, The Danish Girl, Imagine, Avatar, Hugo Cabret, Så som i himmelen, A touch of spice, Slumdog Millionaire, Into the Wild, Amèlie, Big Fish, The Pursuit Of Happiness, Water, August Rush, Thrive, Unterwegs in die nächste Dimension, Awake!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- a 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 already :)
- Cooking traditional austrian "G'röste Knödl" for/with local burmese guesthouse-owners = friends, made out of supercreative burmese ingredients to replace the original ones
- getting a massive "shower" on the "Hornblower" boat at the Niagara Falls
- hiking in Sardinia and showering in an outside-free-shower in the middle of nature

- 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
- a one-month trip to Northern Thailand to deepen my Thaimassage skills with my teachers

Teach, Learn, Share

We can teach how to make the most DELICIOUS Smoothies, Indian food or vietnamese raw spring rolls, REAL Indian CHAI tea, share yoga, music, playing guitar, jamming, singing and exchange or give stories or suggestions for the places/countries we have been to, we share our lovely home with you and will be happy to share all beautiful places around so you get to know them!

There is so much to learn also. Whatever inspiring thing you have done, are working for or dreaming to do... we love to get new Ideas and inspirations!

What I Can Share with Hosts

a lovely home nearby an even lovelier lake, a beautiful (walk through the) forest, some fruit or veggies from our garden in summer, and overall


Countries I’ve Visited

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

Countries I’ve Lived In


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