Hi, my name is Astrid, I'm a certified Ayurvedic Massage Therapist, Nutritionist & Lifestyle Coach I’m 37 years old and I live in Walthamstow, London, together with my fiance and our cat.
My dance with Ayurveda started in 2011 when I first learned about it from one of my Yoga teachers. My interest was triggered immediately and I started to read everything I could get my hands on that was only remotely about Ayurveda. I also attended a few shorter workshops in Copenhagen, where I lived at that time.
In 2015 I decided to take it a notch further and started studying Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle under the wonderful Kerstin Rosenberg at the European Academy of Ayurveda. One year later – after many trips to Berlin, where the classes were held, learning from many wonderful teachers and tying great friendships with other like-minded souls – I graduated as certified Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach.
But I did not feel as if that was the end of my journey – quite the contrary, it was just the beginning. I always had a passion for massage, oils, aromatherapy and herbs – so the training as an Ayurvedic Massage Therapist seemed just the logical progression of my path within Ayurveda. In 2017 I started my training with the Ayurvedic Clinic near London, led by Dr. Deepika Rodrigo. I graduated later the same year.
Outside of this amazing journey, I lead a pretty normal London life, living with my fiance and our cat in Walthamstow. I work in digital marketing near the city – I stare at computer screens most of the time, I get stressed out over deadlines and I work long hours. Ayurveda came as a lifeline to me in a time when I was very close to burning out. It helped me realise what’s right for me in my current situation and how to keep my balance. Thanks to Ayurveda my body and mind are healthy now and I can handle the challenges that this crazy city throws at me.
I have been working with nutrition and massaging people for quite a while – my friends are among the most relaxed people in London 😉 – but in early 2019 I decided to take the step and set up a little room for massages and consultation in our home in Walthamstow. I want to share the gift of Ayurveda and the wonderful way it helps you to heal yourself.