Tessa &
To Face The World

From a young age, I have been interested in the human mind and what it is that lets people tick. It has led me to my own practice of self-discovery. 


I have found some of my answers in coaching, breathwork, yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda and I began a daily contemplative practice at age 17. I now devote my life to guiding others in their development, teaching tools and skills to enhance the experience of life.

I hold a BSc in International Studies and an MA in Organizational Anthropology and Human Management. Additionally, I followed many extracurricular university courses in Positive Psychology, Tibetan Buddhism, and Human Flourishing amongst others (yes, I'm quite a geek!).  

I am a certified accredited coach, trained in eastern and yogic philosophy, Ayurvedic practices and Tantric teachings. I continuously deepen my studies in the fields of somatics, personal development and embodiment. 



​Born with a rare visible and vascular syndrome called Sturge Weber, I know from experience what it is like to live with a visible facial difference and how to deal with medical setbacks. Through this, I have come to see how precious life is and how sacred the body is, and have wildly questioned the meaning in all of it as well as learned to surrender to the true mystery of life itself. 

"Living with my visible facial difference and a risk of diminishing eyesight has made me aware of the beauty of what it means to see and be seen. Using this beauty is what I transfer to you to face the world."


B E F O R E  T O  F A C E  T H E  W O R L D...

I studied, travelled and practice yoga a whole lot...


I spent months in Asia studying personal spiritual practices in-depth. 

Through medical setbacks, I came into contact with Ayurveda and yoga at age 17 and felt a need to heal my own body. When Western medical doctors had no answers left, I decided to find my own


For a decade, I thoroughly investigated the human mind, balanced living and what it means to live a contemplative life. I found different answers that resonated next to Western solutions. Many hours in my day were devoted to practicing meditation, yogic posture, reading books, studying femininity, womanhood, ancient texts, travelled to study with teachers. I wasn't even thinking of transferring it to others yet...  


When I received the news that my eyesight was not stable towards the end of my formal studies, I decided to take on the path of transferring my experience. I noticed many things in my life were shifting. I created the business I always thought would bring out the best in me. 


Today, I guide and train others from a place of embodied knowledge and wisdom backed by my longstanding years of studying, learning, practice and investigation while I continue my own path of learning. 


some details

MSc degree in Culture, Organization and Management, specialized in lookism and ableism

BA in International Studies, specialized in Asian cultures and history

Effortless Coaching Trainning

Academic tracks in Human Flourishing, Positive Psychology & Well-being, Buddhist studies

RYT Yoga 300 hours teaching certification

6000+ hours of daily yogic and somatic practice experiece

Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Nutrition Training

trainings on marma therapy, ayurvedic massage, kashmir shaivist tantra, polarity, relationship, women's work


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