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With winter approaching, we are entering a time of stillness and reflection.

As the temperatures get colder, our bio-rhythm is slowing down. It’s a time for less activities, for staying in, for getting cozy with ourselves and our loved ones.

It is also a time for turning inwards. As the year is coming to end an, we reflect on what touched our life in one way or another, seeking closures and new beginnings.

This is a beautiful opportunity to slow down the pace and stay with what is in the spirit of openness and reliance.

Yin Yoga can be a very sweet practice to support you on that path.

Here’s my Yin Yoga Playlist for this season ♡



Orange Vanilla Chia Pudding

When living in LA you can’t get around Chia Seeds. They are virtually everywhere. I remember when a few years back my husband and I would not buy them when in Munich, because they were too expensive and hard to get by. A lot has changed since then and Chia Seeds are not only to be found in most stores, they also became affordable.

However, it has taken me a very long time to prepare my first Chia Seed pudding at home. I’m usually feeling hesitant towards trends and prefer for the hype to slow down before I join the party.

Chia Seeds are high in vitamins, protein, fiber, antioxidants and omega-3’s. Hence they make for a deliciously healthy breakfast that will provide you with a lot of energy to start the day.

Plus, this will be most likely be the richest, creamiest, orangiest pudding you’ve ever had.


Orange Vanilla Chia Pudding

∼ Serves 2 ∼
1 Cup of milk of choice
1/2 Cup freshly squeezed orange juice
Zest of 1 orange
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
1 Vanilla bean


In a bowl, combine the milk, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla bean seeds and maple syrup. Add the chia seeds and whisk constantly for at least 90 seconds. By doing this, a gel will begin to form around the outside of each seed, preventing them from building clumps. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, stir again and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, give the pudding another vigorous stir, divide it into serving bowls and top as desired: dates, pecans, walnuts, coconut flakes… so yummy!

Rooftop Yoga

I`ve got news for you!

Rooftop Yoga is coming to Munich!!!

Living in Los Angeles, I fell deeply in love with rooftops and their vibes. The sensation of being right in the heart of the city, yet feeling closer to the sky than the busy life below is enchanting to me.

Due to my love for rooftops and the fact that Munich is a little sleepy when it comes to yoga events and creative places to practice, already when I was still in Los Angeles I began to envision to offer something like rooftop yoga once back in Munich.

Munich is buzzing with joy of life in the summertime and everyone and everything is happening outside on any given day that is blessed with sunshine and warm temperatures, so rooftop yoga was only the next logical thing to happen.

As always, when you embark on the right path, the universe provides and soon after arriving in Munich the possibility arose to make my vision come true.

Starting July 20 there`ll be open yoga classes on the Ruby Lilly Hotel & Bar Rooftop Terrace.

I will teach weekly Vinyasa Flow classes on Thursday evenings from 8 – 9:15 pm – Lisa will teach weekly Yoga For All classes on Sunday mornings from 9:30 – 10:45 am.

Come check us out!
Yoga under the free sky, overlooking the city yet detached of it all ~ this is something you don`t want to miss!


Ruby Lilly Hotel & Bar
Dachauerstrasse 37
80335 München

Thursdays: 8 – 9:15 pm with Marah
Sundays: 9:30 – 10:45 with Lisa

1 x Yoga = 12 €
3 x Yoga = 30 €
Bring your own mat


Rooftop Yoga Facebook Group

Vinyasa Flow mit Marah





Red Beet Soup

After teaching evening classes I often come home late. Since eating a big meal before class isn`t an option I usually end up being pretty hungry by the time I make it back home. Since you don`t want to eat a big meal before going to bed neither, soups are a great way to nourish yourself without feeling stuffed or heavy.

This red beet soup tastes great and its color brings pure joy ♡

Red Beet Soup

∼ Serves 4 ∼
2 Onions
3 Medium sized red beet
2 Medium sized potatoes
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Lb vegetable broth
0,25 Lb cream
4 Teaspoons creamed horse raddish
Finely chopped chive

Finely chop the onions. Peel the potatoes and red beet and cut into medium sized cubes. Sauté the onions, potatoes and red beet in butter on medium heat.

Add the vegetable broth and bring to boil. Let it simmer on medium heat for 40 minutes. Purée the soup and bring to boil once more. Season with salt and pepper to liking.

Sieve the soup, add the cream and bring to boil one last time. Serve with 1 teaspoon of creamed horseraddish and chive.

Argan Oil

Since a few years argan oil is really up and coming as one of the major natural beauty care products. In every drugstore and supermarket you`ll find products these days that claim to contain the precious liquid.

While most of us relate argan oil to Morocco, few know about the process of extraction and why the oil is costly compared to other natural oils.

On our way to Paradise Valley nestled in the Atlas mountains of Morocco, we stopped at botanic gardens that hold an argan oil co-operative. The lush and beautiful small garden holds all sorts of plants and herbs that serve as natural remedies, beauty products or spices and the little tour explains how they are traditionally used in Morocco. Of course, there`s also an old argan tree in the center of the little compound.

A few women are working on argan nuts and the process is explained to us here: first the fresh yellowish nuts are dried until they shrivel into small, dark brown kernels. Then, the outer layer is peeled off, revealing a solid, smooth, light brown, almond shaped kernel. The solid kernel is then broken open with the use of a stone – this has to be done manually, because a mashine would crush the sensitive inner layer – to reveal the white argan nut. In a last step, this precious white nut is pressed to extract the refined cosmetic oil that us used in skin- and haircare.

There`s also argan oil used for cooking. Here, the process is slightly less complicated as the light brown solid kernel does not have to be cracked open manually but is ground into a paste, then dried into a cake and finally pressed to produce cooking oil. Our guide also explained to me that sometimes, the steps of drying the fresh argan nuts and peeling the first layer off are skipped in producing cooking oil by using nuts that have been eaten by goats who will secrete the light brown kernels in their stool. However, this gives the oil a stringent taste.

In the small little shop attached to the garden we were introduced to argan oil in all forms and shapes. We tried some of the cooking oil with bread, as well as other moroccan specialities like amelou – ground almonds mixed with argan oil and sometimes honey. There`s scrubs and lip balm and hair oil and almost any other product one could dream of related to the precious liquid.

When buying argan oil, make sure you buy from a reliable source since often times fake oils and blends are being solds as the real thing these days.

Needless to say, I bought a gorgeous little bottle of argan oil there to take home as a souvenir ♡

I will miss this place.

As I am writing this, I am sitting on the garden porch of the house we currently live in, in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. It`s the house of the family I have been working with since late summer. They became true friends and invited us to stay here during their travels to Argentina and so we did.

It is the second house we got to sit over the course of last year. We also looked after two dogs from time to time. Two houses. Two dogs. Three families I worked for.

We grow close to the things that surround us and this time having to say goodbye is hard. It is hard because I don`t know when l`ll get to see them again. We grow attached to places, people, animals, because they touch us.

I love each dog we have been sitting like my own and I often find myself missing them painfully. The same counts for the kids. Julian`s softness, Anais`wittyness, Luna`s strong will and chubby cheeks, Joean`s bright mind… And then there`s the sounds and the smells. April and May smells like orange blossom and jasmine here in LA and these smells throw me right back to Tujunga where Yaron and I stayed while getting married last year. I swear, if I could captivate that smell in a bottle I would get drunk on it, letting myself getting swept away by sweet memories every day. The nightingale in front of this house`s bedroom window at night. The incessant chirping of the crickets.

I will miss this place.

I will miss this place and I am sitting here, on the garden porch being ravaged by mosquitoes because I want to immerse myself forever in these last moments.

To make them last. To cherish them properly. To feel what there is to feel without holding back.

A deep pool of emotions, ready for me to dive in.

Prison Yoga and Meditation

I was always interested in facilitating postitive change in society and bringing yoga to marginalized and under-represented communities is a major cornerstone of my work as a teacher.

With a 700 % increase in the US prison population between 1978 and 2005 and a total of 2.2 million – the largest prison population in the world – there is a huge community who benefits tremendously from the positive effects yoga has on the body and most importantly the mind.

Studies support the importance of yoga and meditation on the path to rehabilitation. Not only are 60 % of all parole release who meditate still clean after two years but also the reoffending rate of meditators is up to 40% lower than that of convicts who receive only education or psychotherapy.

In 2014 I attended the Prison Yoga Teacher Training led by James Fox, one of the pioneers of bringing yoga to incarcerated people in the US and in 2016 I became part of the Prison Yoga and Meditation project that teaches yoga and meditation to incacerated men and women in Downtown Los Angeles.

Both organizations work with volunteer teachers and staff who are commited to bringing yoga into prisons. This work needs your support, be it morally, through volunteer work or financially.

If you are interested in the Prison Yoga and Meditation project, please check out our fundraiser and feel free to share.

Prison Yoga & Meditation