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1000 Miles, 1000 Handstands – Lessons in Surrendering

The goal: 1 month1000 miles (1680km)1000 handstands Reality was not 1000 miles, far from it.In the first three days, I covered around 152km, including 8,632m elevation change. In total, it was 186km with an elevation change of 10,687m. I did Read more…


La douleur de lâcher prise

(dear English speaking readers: regular service in English will resume soon) « Mais ça fait mal! » C’est une phrase que j’entends souvent, une phrase que je pense encore parfois.  Ça fait mal, la première fois quand on monte sur Read more…


Solitary Pursuits and Deeper Connections

In a few short weeks, my time at my cousin’s in rural France will come to an end, at least for a little while, when I rush back to Germany to make peace with my home country, finish the studies Read more…


The Joy of Missing Out or Whatever Happened to Lapland

Just a little warning: You’re about to read an uncool story! It’s not the kind of story that deserves inspirational Instagram hashtags or that tells you to get out of your comfort zone more. It’s a lush winter story about Read more…


Hello there, Beautiful Bad-Ass Gift of Time, 2019! – Unique NYE Rituals, Handstands and Good Wishes

Hi, welcome, I hope you arrived well in the new year! Before we move on to the cool international traditions and rituals, I want to wish you a happy, healthy, adventure-filled, beautiful, rich, just-the.right-amount-of-challenging, emotional, fierce, lush, peaceful 2019s all Read more…


From Sweden to France – A Reflection on Winter, Handstands and 2018

Bye Sweden! You’ve been great! And so was 2018 (and there’s still a little more to come!) As I am starting this blog post, I am sitting in the departure lounge of Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, reflecting on the last Read more…


Starting the Winter in Style – Hikes and Handstands at DOCH Stockholm

Welcome to the winter edition of Handstands on the Road! There will be a lot of handstands and quite possibly a lot of snow later on as well as I’ll be in Hetta, Finland as from January 2019. If you Read more…


Final Feedback Round – The Very Last of the Summer

After the rich and relaxing days off, it was time to return to the Sirkhane circus centres, to teach some more, to share the love and joy we collected each day. Yet, during the last week, it became harder for Read more…


Social Circus in Mardin part IV – Having your coffee… and reading it, too

Another especially Turkish rest day activity was receiving a traditional coffee reading, and, eventually, learning how to read myself. Since Damla had mentioned only half-jokingly that she was really good and reading coffee, I had been curious for a while. Read more…


Social Circus in Mardin part III – Hamam Secrets on a Women’s Day Out

After the smashing success of the closing shows on Sunday, it was time to leave the clean-up for another day, have a decadent brunch with new found friends soon to depart and treat ourselves to the finer things in life. Read more…