About Me

Hey There!

I’m Manu and I’m here to bring you Yoga and Massage for a healthier you and a healthier life.

I also teach Yoga and Massage continuing education courses.

My Story

I was born and raised in Germany and have been calling Western North Carolina my home for more than 20 years.  I live with my husband and our two cats in Cullowhee, NC.

In 2006, I enrolled in a Yoga Teacher Training to learn more about yoga.  I fell in love and started teaching immediately.  Ten years later, I enrolled in an advanced Therapeutically-Oriented Yoga Teacher Training to expand my yoga knowledge.

Yoga led me to massage and in 2009, I became a Board Certified and NC Licensed Massage Therapist.  Since then, yoga and massage have played an integral part of my life.  I traveled to India to learn more about yoga.  I studied Thai Yoga Massage in Thailand.  Wherever I visit, I try to experience yoga and massage.  To share my knowledge, I teach continuing education courses to yoga instructors and massage therapists.  All courses are Yoga Alliance and NCBTMB approved.

After earning my Master’s Degree in Health Education, I began teaching Wellness and PE classes at Western Carolina University, as well as Southwestern Community College where I had started my own journey 10 years prior.  I now assist in the Therapeutic Massage program and supervise student massage clinic.

Outside of yoga, massage, and teaching, I live a very active life that includes running, cycling, and hiking.  I love being outdoors and explore.  My biggest accomplishments include a triathlon, two half marathons, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Check out my Schedule to find a group fitness class that suits you or click on the video link to try a pre-recorded yoga class at your own convenience.

In Health,

Wellness with Manu