Dear Guests of ANANDA,
if you let yourself be massaged by a woman at ANANADA you will encounter a strong, creative personality.
What we all have in common is the ability to touch people deeply in a lasting way. For the co-workers of ANANDA, a massage is more than a combination of skilled hand movements, and we are not satisfied until we touch the skin and reach the soul. Those who work at ANANDA know that we never stop learning the art of massage and that we enter new territory with every massage.
Our co-workers are trained according to the guidelines of the Tantra Massage Association, and they participate in a multi-level training, including at the renowned Dakini Institute in Stuttgart and Zürich and the Diamond Lotus Lounge Berlin.
ANANDA was founded in 1997 in Cologne and, together with the Diamond Lotus Lounge in Berlin, Dakini in Stuttgart and Avalon in Frankfurt, it is the oldest institute for tantric bodywork in Germany.
I have committed myself fully to developing Tantra massage further and to establishing a well-founded training course.
This is a commitment that you will feel in every ANANDA massage.
ANANDA Head of Practice
- Study of psychology
- Training in traditional Thai massage at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai/Thailand
- Courses in Tantra and Tantra massage at the Diamond Lotus Institute in Berlin
- Courses in Chinese Tui-Na massage and Quodoushka I+II (Native American school of sensuality)
- Many years as a student of Maraya Haenen (Native American shamanic sweat lodges)
- Work with Tantra massage since 1995
- 1997 founded ANANDA in Cologne (up to 2004 joint leadership with Michaela Riedl)
- Since 1997 management, conceptual design and development of ANANDA
- 2004 Co-founder of the Tantra Massage Association (Committed to the creation of a national Tantra massage training)
- 2004-2008 Member of the Board and honorary Director of the Tantra Massage Association
- 2007 intensive 14-days Retreat "Body De-Armoring" (Neo-Reichian Bodywork and shamanic technique)
- 2009 Training as a certified Sexological Bodyworker with Joseph Kramer and Didi Liebold in Zurich
- 2010 workshop intensive about "BDSM & Conscious Body" with Felix Ruckert in Berlin
- 2011 workshops about "Universal Healing Tao" with Master Mantak Chia in Berlin and Chiang Mai/Thailand
- "Sensual Surrender" with Ruby May Cologne (August 2011)
- Assistent at AnandaWave Tantric Massage training with Michaela Riedl in Cologne (October 2011)
- Seminar about sexual health and sexual therapie based on Sexocorporel, with Karoline Bischof/ZISS in Hamburg (March 2012)
Favorite places: the banks of the river Rhine on the South Side of Cologne; in the summer, my flowering rose bush on my balcony; in the winter the Siberian sauna in the Claudius Therme spa.