Flora is a German-American Alexander Technique educator, movement specialist, martial arts aficionado and registered yoga teacher with teaching offices in San Francisco and Berlin.
Flora is well known for her warmth, enthusiasm and commitment to her students, and truly loves teaching and empowering people to find freedom from pain and physical restrictions, and more of their individual potential.
Born in Berlin, Flora holds a degree in Sociology (1994), Massage therapy (1996), and is registered with Yoga Alliance since 2006. In 1997 she began taking private Alexander lessons due to a painful back condition and a more general search for positivity and elation in daily life.
Alexander lessons provided not only relief from the pain but also opened the door to an unknown joy and empowerment. She decided to join a 3-year Alexander Technique teacher training after moving from Berlin to San Francisco in 1999.
Being a long-time student of traditional Chinese Martial Arts, Flora's teaching is strongly influenced by the brightness, directness and ease of Daoist thought and philosophy. She started teaching Tai Chi with a focus on alignment, balance and inner strength in San Francisco in 2013. As a member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique she has been teaching since 2003. In 2006 she certified as a Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher. The fact that "off the mat" habits and daily tensions also show up "on the mat" has inspired her to create new ideas to integrate Alexander into yoga (Alexander Yoga) and make it accessible for any body shape, age and ability.
Symbolism The egg. Fluid, organic form, smooth, strong and delicate, just like the human body, life-supporting. Nurturing creative potential, until it emerges free of restriction.
Something new is about to come into being. What could it be? It might be you, more of you. You, but stronger and more comfortable within yourself.
In recent years, Flora has been a guest teacher at the Alexander Educational Center in Berkeley and at the Alexander Technique Centre in Galway, Ireland. She has taught workshops at the 10th International Alexander Congress in Limerick, Ireland in 2015, at the 11th International Alexander Congress in Chicago, US in 2018, as well as in Berlin, Germany.
Flora is offering new HOME OFFICE POSTURE online workshops with the goal of balancing, nourishing and energizing tech workers 'Work From Home' (WFH) experience. These successful workshops include valuable virtual, spacial and mental self-awareness skills, body design teachings, ergonomics and movement studies, all aimed at supporting the individual working at a computer all day.
Starting the summer of 2021, Flora will again be based in Berlin and available for online lessons/ workshops, as well as private, in-person work.
As an educator, Flora does not diagnose or treat specific physical conditions. She educates her students in the principles of the Alexander Technique and helps them to develop the awareness necessary for poise and pain-free living. Research in neuroscience and education is ongoing, and physicians familiar with this work recommend it to their patients.
For more information or to make an appointment
San Francisco Location: t: 415-879-0038 1290 Sutter Street, Suite 210, SF, CA 94109
Berlin Location: t: 0160-372-8007 Nollendorfplatz Neighborhood Berlin