Hello beautiful soul, I am Miko, Well-Being coach, Yoga therapy instructor, founder of the Opportyounity Program and firm supporter of turning the impossible into I’m possible. How did I get here?
My childhood was very privileged – from private schools, to round-the-world family trips, healthy home cooked meals and even endless unconditional love and support from my parents and brother. I had everything I needed to grow into a healthy, strong and confident individual, yet I managed to drink too much alcohol, smoke too many cigarettes, touch the brink of anorexia, escape death several times and fall into depression.
At around 22 I started to become more aware of the lifestyle I was cultivating, along with my family’s redundant health challenges that modern medicine simply wasn’t able to solve. I started to immerse myself into the topics of nutrition and exercising and finally decided to start a “Heilpraktiker” education to get an even deeper understanding of the physiology and anatomy of the human body.
During one of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Lectures at my school, I had felt the urge to learn such ancient healing methods first hand, from native doctors. This desire quickly manifested into a plane ticket to India, the birthplace of Ayurveda & Yoga. Little did I know, that this 9 month trip, during which I had the privilege to learn from several yoga teachers, gurus, monk, Ayurvedic healers and nutritionists, would also turn into a form of re-birth for myself. The best way to describe it would be to compare my previous life to that of a caterpillar and the time after my first trip to India, as that of a butterfly. Not only did I learn more about how to revitalise and maintain my physical form but I also experienced the power of enhancing my energy, cleansing my thoughts, understanding my emotions and even opening up to a world beyond what my eyes could see.
While I now know how important it is to also take the more spiritual aspects of life into consideration, I can very well understand that it can be difficult to grasp this concept. When anyone used to talk to me about spiritual energies, I would shake my head with a smile on my face, because my science-oriented mind could not grasp this concept. It is only because I have gone through some life-changing experiences myself and gradually broadened my horizon that I can understand people at different stages of their growth and hand them the right tools, at the right time, for their unique journey to happiness and health.
All of this has led me to create the Opportyounity Program which combines the powers of ancient wisdom and modern science to help adults, teenagers and children fall (back) in love with nature, with their lives, with others around them and above all, with themselves.