Namasté Mandy, nice to have you here
SAYSORRY: Tell us how did you get into yoga?
Mandy: My enthusiasm for yoga started with a DVD by Geri Halliwell. The former Spice Girl launched a yoga DVD and I found the exercises so awesome and wanted to be able to do it too.
I often fell on my nose while practicing the crow and also landed on my butt every now and then during balance exercises, but I stuck with it.
At the beginning of this year, at the age of 40, I decided to do the yoga trainer license.
SAYSORRY: What else do you do in your life when you're not doing yoga?
Mandy: I work in the office of a Segway tour operator, where I'm responsible for accounting, logistics, complete planning and the usual correspondence.
Yoga offers the perfect balance to everyday office life. Switch off and do something for the body and the psyche.
SAYSORRY: If someone asked you, "What is yoga good for anyway?", how would you answer that person?
Mandy: Yoga has so many positive qualities... mindfulness is trained, you improve your posture, mobility is increased (and this continues into old age), complaints (such as back pain) can be alleviated, you reduce stress, your ability to concentrate is increased .
And by the way you build a few muscles 😉
SAYSORRY: What are the most beautiful moments in yoga for you personally?
Mandy: When I notice that I can leave everyday life behind me and of course when I finally master an asana, such as the crow, after a long practice.
SAYSORRY: What does »being spiritual« mean to you?
Mandy: For me, "being spiritual" simply means bringing body and mind into harmony and I can do that with yoga.
SAYSORRY: Don't forget this famous question... What three things would you take with you to a desert island?
Mandy: Does family count? 😅 I would like to take those with me, then my Swiss army knife (so I can play MacGyver) and preferably a guitar (music is very important for the mind).
Luckily you don't need a yoga mat on an island, you can practice yoga on the sand.
SAYSORRY: Which shirt do you like best?
Mandy: That's mean now, I can't limit myself to one 😅
If I have to choose, it's this one...