with courtesy of Kerstin-Linnartz.de
Kerstin Linnartz, TV-host, columnist and PETA activist, took some of her valuable time to answer some ofmy questions about her lifestlye and her Yoga retreats. Kerstins upcoming Yoga events take place on the following dates: May 18th-20th & July 29th – August 5th. Please find more information about her events on her companies website “Be-Better.eu“. Reader of my Wellness Magazine get a 10% Discount for an early bird booking. I recommend to get inspired by Kerstin – when you browse through her personal website (www.kerstin-linnartz.de), you get a taste of her interesting and diversified retreats. Registration and information via BE-BETTER-YOGA.
Please find more interesting and actual articles and videos by Kerstin on Yahoo Lifestyle Blog www.lifeandharmony.de
Jens: Kerstin, you travel a lot and you are in “action” – what place does the topic of “health” hold in your life? Do you have a personal health philosophy?
Kerstin: I try to eat and act as healthy and balanced as my lifestyle allows. Since it is hard to practice regularity in my busy life, I live “completely organic” at home and therefore I can be sinful occasionally when I am on the go. That is basically also my philosophy: “Everything in moderation- dogmatism is unhealthy, joy of living is healthy!”
Jens: When you have very little time, what do you eat? Do you have a favourite snack?
Kerstin: At the moment I am all about green smoothies! My fridge is full of fresh leafy greens, salads and herbs. I mix them with fruit in the morning and that makes me feel full until the afternoon. It is quick and extremely healthy. Unfortunately, I am also into chocolate sometimes (laughs).
Jens: When you have very little time, how do you keep yourself fit?
Kerstin: My minimum yoga program in the morning consists of meditation, a special breathing technique and the headstand. That is a must, no matter how little time I have.
Jens: How and when did you take your first steps towards exercise? Was yoga your first exercise passion?
Kerstin: No, I have always been very athletic. As a child, I was a gymnast. Later I competed as a swimmer in international competitions. I only came to yoga in my early 20s.
Jens: What significance does yoga have in your life today?
Kerstin: I attribute a lot in my life to yoga – it has changed me completely in a positive way. Physically, mentally and ethically, I have simply become “better”. Healthier and happier. Also my love for yoga has led me to establishing my company.
Jens: How did your first yoga retreat with your company come about “be-better”?
Kerstin: Actually, I founded my company AFTER my first yoga retreat in order to have a professional setting where I can offer yoga holidays. The other areas of “be-better” emerged from it, for example through my support for charities such as “School for Life” currently. By the way, at this point I would like to ask for support urgently on a specific occasion – more information at http://www.school-for-life.org
Jens: How and where do you carry out your yoga retreats?
Kerstin: In the most beautiful places in the world. This year, for example in Schlüßhof near Berlin, in the Fürstenhaus am Achensee and in Lycia in Turkey. You can find all information at http://be-better.eu/yoga/dates.aspx
Jens: What memories does a person who participates in one of your retreats take home with them?
Kerstin: I always get great satisfaction, happiness, a very conscious body awareness and above all FUN doing yoga as feedback! Many of my students keep coming back which I am very happy about. That’s why I have set up an additional feedback area on our website where students can exchange thoughts.
I‘d happy if I can welcome you!