A little about me:
I’m Anka Hoerster. As a teacher, coach, and nurse I support smart and sensitive people who are struggling with stress and overwhelm and who really want to find their way back home to more integration, balance and love.
Born as a curious, sensitive, and joyful child, I was encouraged to explore the world by my loving parents and healthy environment. I studied different arts, eventually receiving a Master’s degree in education, and meanwhile traveled the world by bicycle.
During many years working as a musician and nurse, my love for truth, depth, and wisdom grew and guided me to seven years of full-time meditation retreat within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. There I received a thorough training in meditation and in the view that supports and underlies it.
Having studied and practiced meditation, yoga, and different coaching and somatic methods intensively, I wish to work and benefit others in our culture with those very same skills. This wish has led me to work especially with people who are dealing with the confusion of modern life, physical health issues, and stress of different kinds. Find more about my own story here.
In my work with the elderly and dying, I’ve learned about the depth and potential of our challenges. I am frequently amazed by the lives and wisdom of my clients, and I love to join them in their reflections and growth from their experiences.
I love to listen and I love to inspire slightly different approaches. It’s a great pleasure of my work to watch others’ clarity, presence and wisdom bloom.
“Before I started working with Anka, I felt confused and disheartened. I was losing faith in myself, and my self-confidence and self-esteem were getting lower and lower. I was feeling anxious and stressed about how to deal with it all.
Thanks to Anka’s deep listening skills, wise feedback, accountability partnership, and extensive expertise in physical and spiritual health, I was able to re-claim my purpose and passion, and increase my productivity, using deeper insight and clarity.
“I began coaching with Anka, when I was stuck in a very complicated life situation. Her ability to listen, her support and recommendations were always heartfelt, realistic and very practical. She genuinely cared about me and my well-being.
This allowed me to see how precious I really am and that I can believe in myself and my abilities – because that is what she sees in me. Anka brings in a myriad of experiences as she has been a musician, teacher, nurse, Buddhist nun to name a few and hence, can sympathize so easily with anyone from all walks of life.
This experience still helps me to see my bigger picture and find my real solutions. She is a sacred gem that has enriched my life forever.” – NM, MD in family medicine