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WHO IS KAVALYA DHYAN?

Who am I? This question has been following me like a loyal companion since I started to reflect.
 

Today, as a middle aged woman, I can look back to a variety of different identities. In particular over the last two decades I have been inventing myself several times: In the year 2001 I decided to quit my studies of media science after having fallen in love with printing photographs in a dark room in Hamburg, Germany. Three years later I escaped Switzerland in order to find a better life in China - which of course didn't happen. ;p Another three years later in the Rajasthani desert I discovered my daily Yoga Sadhana as my personal sacred space to keep happy, healthy and holy. 
 

The variety of different versions of myself also manifests visually. For me it is quite funny to look back at the different versions of myself. How "Yang" I tried and used to be in the past and how "Yin" I have become with age and motherhood. :) But the biggest revelation for me in all of this is the one that I am all of these versions of myself and none at the same time.

 

 

 

 



 

 

I understand life as a stream of experiences which forces the change to be its most compelling constant. We never wake up in the morning as the same person, as the water in the river is never the same. If we are tempted to see life as a stagnant state of being, we are doomed to suffer from this illusion. Change is a very outstanding phenomenon which is not corruptible… similar to time. So having that written, I finally come back to the question being asked in the first place. WHO AM I ?

I am a soul who came to earth in order to experience space and time

The most important insight on my yoga journey so far has been the understanding and experience of not only being human. I am a spiritual being in a human cloth. I am a soul who came to earth in order to experience space and time. My body is finite, it will die at the end of this life, but my soul will live forever. So will yours.

In this reincarnation I was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland and I was given the name Martina from my parents. I could have become a serious media scientist but than I decided to quit my studies in order to work as a photographer. Instead I ended up juggling numerous projects as a TV and Film executive for more than twenty years. Once a project was over I used to jump on the next plane and travelled – mainly in Asia.

In the year 2011 I became a Hatha Yoga Teacher after my Training in Rishikesh, India. In 2015 I founded my own company eyenex.ch and started doing what I love the most: taking pictures, writing and teaching Yoga. 2019 I certified as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher for kids. In 2022 I finished my Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, Level 1. 

Since a trip to India in 2007 I have been committed to my daily Yoga Sadhana which has transformed me into the "best" version of myself - knowing that there is so much space to grow, learn and evolve. I have started to deeply understand during the last years that I am here to follow my truth which tells me to embrace all the chances and challenges of life with an open heart. 

 

This blog combines everything I love to work with: WORDS, PICTURES and YOGA. It mirrors my spiritual experience in the light of the skewed media age that is determining big parts of our realities and challenges our mind. Yoga helps me to stay connected with mySELF and to see the light even in the darkest of times. 

Kavalya Dhyan

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