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  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English, German; learning French, Italian
  • 47, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Theatre Designer, Painter, Yoga & Empowerment Teacher
  • Masters
  • From Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

Mom been in ICU. Moved closer to her. Will update when I can...

Hey there!

I work in London for three days of the week as the manager of a Natural Health Centre and then spend four days out in the countryside of Ely (a train ride away from Cambridge) painting and designing. - A good balance of the busy-ness of London and the calmer life in Ely.

When I am not doing the above, I teach yoga and empowerment to University students, work on a freelance basis in all genres of Theatre Craft (including at the Royal Opera House) doing everything from designing, building scenery, painting scenery and also stage managing (the list goes on) and also facilitate on Yoga and Meditation Retreats.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I friend recommended it to me!
And I think it is a great way to meet people for so many different backgrounds, countries and cultures!


Art History
Classical Music
Costume Design
Theatre History
Vegetarian Cooking

  • arts
  • architecture
  • design
  • ballet dancing
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • socializing
  • painting
  • music
  • classical music
  • opera
  • art history
  • freelancing
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - Prefer Classical, but open to other music styles, too. Definitely Opera Music (as I am a Stage Designer for Opera, too).

Movies - Prefer the romantic type of movies, but that can include historical movies (costume history reference), sci-fi, biographical, drama, fantasy, foreign films, Thrillers. I am not really into horror movies.

Books - The Celestine Prophecy, The Secret, The Power of Now, Soul-Mates - mainly books that make you think... Also enjoy Wilbur Smith books, especially his Egyptian series of books like River God, The Seventh Scroll, Warlock and The Quest. - Would love to turn these into an Opera Cycle like Wagner's Ring Cycle!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

There really is something quite extraordinary about standing in the middle of a yoga class with the room full with over 70 people in the class all repeating positive affirmations, while in yoga pose. Such a feeling of euphoria to hear them all shouting out:

I am Joyful!
I am Kind!
I am Loving!

Feel really blessed to be making such a positive difference to so many!

Teach, Learn, Share

Be the change you want to see in the world!
Do unto others as you would have done unto you!

What I Can Share with Hosts

My happy, sunny character and ever-positiveness!

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

England, Germany, South Africa, Wales

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