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About Devi

 

DEVI PREM CURRICULUM VITAE / RESUME

Spiritual Background

  • Daily dance practice 1984 – ongoing
  • Daily hatha practice 1988 – 2009
  • Daily meditation practice 1995 – ongoing
  • Initiation into Transcendental Meditation (TM) 1997, followed by twice-daily meditations
  • Initiation into Guru mantra in the Himalayan Tradition as taught by Swami Rama, 2002
  • Residency at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram, Rishikesh, India, 02/2004 – 11/2007
  • Initiation into Osho Sannyas, 03/2007
  • Initiation into Guru mantra by Mata Amritanandamayi Ma (Amma), 11/2010, continued daily meditations
  • Prolonged time in Amritapuri (Amma’s ashram in India) and traveling with Amma, 12/2011 – 09/2013, continued time with Amma as work permits
  • Higher Self Alignment, daily practice since 2012
  • See more under Education

Work Experience Overview

  • Controlling and Accounting (Germany and international subsidiaries) 1998-2000
  • Marketing for other companies within Germany 2000-2003, for her own company internationally ongoing
  • One-on-one guidance in personal development, transformation, and meditation (international clients) 2002 – ongoing
  • Teaching Hatha Yoga and Meditation Workshops (Germany, India, USA) 2002 – 2007
  • Teaching Dance and Meditation Workshops (USA, Germany, Greece, India) 2011 – ongoing

Work Experience and Education in Detail

  • Bachelor in Business, Hamburg Business Academy, Germany, 1998
  • Trainee Controller at Beiersdorf AG, being assisting with international subsidiary controlling, Hamburg, Germany 1998
  • Assistant Controller and Accountant at BMH AG, transferring UK GAAP into German accountancy, monthly and yearly financial reports, financial planning, holding overview over international subsidiaries, Buxtehude, Germany, 1998 – 2000
  • Assistant Controller at Flemming GmbH, holding overview of reports of national dental laboratories, Hamburg, Germany, 2000
  • Founder and owner of AWUD Marketing Agency, Be-to-Be Outbound Calls, guiding five employees, Buxtehude, Germany, 2000 – 2004
  • Certified yoga teacher BDY/EYU (German + European Yoga Alliances), Germany 2004, teaching hatha yoga and meditation workshops and classes as taught by Swami Rama of the Himalayas, Germany 2002 – 2004
  • Graduate of the Association of Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Societies International (Ahymsin) in ‘Meditation and Interfaith’, a 3-year residential training in a traditional Ashram in India, including the  practice of the main meditation traditions and the study of Sanskrit and the ancient Indian philosophies with a focus on the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita  and the Yoga Sutras under Mahamandaleshvara Swami Veda Bharati within  the Himalayan Tradition as taught by Swami Rama, India, 2007, having been teaching and guiding guests and students in meditation, silence retreats, yoga, and philosophy 2005-2007
  • Certified 5 Rhythms® Facilitator trained by Gabrielle Roth, USA, 2011, having been teaching movement meditation classes and workshops since 2011
  • Certified as FSP1/2/3/4 Teacher + PLI 1/2/3 Lightwork Practitioner by Dolphin Star Temple, Mt. Shasta, CA, USA 2013. Facilitating Dolphin Moves. Licensed as a Minister, having given life-changing lightwork sessions since 2011
  • Certified as a Somatic Coach including Leadership Coaching and Somatic Bodywork by Strozzi Institute, CA, USA, 2014, having given transformative sessions since 2014
  • Founder and Owner of Dolphin Movement LLC, CA and OR, USA, since 2015, offering one-on-one life-changing sessions and transformative dance workshops. Devi has developed her own modalities Leadership of Divine Nature, a coaching program of Seven Sacred Rhythms based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Dolphin Movement, a movement meditation along the chakra system.
  • Bachelor Completion in Psychology, Sofia University, CA, USA, 2015
  • Transformative Life Coach, Sofia University, CA, USA, June 2017
  • MA in Transpersonal Psychology, Sofia University, CA, USA, June 2017

Volunteer Service

  • Support and business advice for the Himalayan Institute in the lineage of Swami Rama of the Himalayas, Germany, 2001-2003
  • Teaching students within the academic program and teacher training as well as guiding guests in their silence retreats at Swami Veda Bharati’s ashram in the lineage of Swami Rama of the Himalayas in Rishikesh, India, 2005-2007
  • Supporting the academic head with curriculum planning, at Swami Veda Bharati’s ashram in the lineage of Swami Rama of the Himalayas in Rishikesh, India, 2006-2007
  • Serving Mata Amritanandamayi Ma’s (Amma’s) humanitarian organization Embracing the World with selling products like jewellery, shawls, puja items, gifts, internationally, since 2010
    Supervisor, “Devi is excellent. You can place her anywhere. She works herself into new areas quickly and sells well.”

Add-on Education

  • Certified as Bilingual Assistant English-German-English, Germany, 1997
  • Certified in Mentoring Trainees, Germany, 1997
  • Certified Reiki Master 5th degree, authorized to give initiations into Reiki   first + second degree, in the lineage of Dr. Usui, Japan, initiated into the secrets of healing, 2005
  • Certified in traditional Thai Massage and trained Thai Oil Massage, in Chiang Mai and Wat Po  style (ancient thumb pressure massage along the energy lines of the body  along with stretches), Germany 2003 + Thailand, 2009
  • Leadership Embodiment by Wendy Palmer, USA, 2010
  • Studied the I Ching and ‘Living Tao’ Tai Ji with Chungliang Al Huang, USA, 2010
  • Certified Angel Therapy Practitioner® by Doreen Virtue, USA, 2010
  • Flower of Life by Bob Frissel, CA, USA, 2012
  • Blueschool Creation by Claudette Melchizedek + Awakening the Illuminated Heart by Drunvalo Melchizedek, 2012
  • Clarity Breathwork Practitioner Level 1-4 by Ashanna Solaris and Dana De Long, CA, USA, 2013
  • Creative Expression Certification, Sofia University, CA, USA, June 2017

Dance Training

  • ‘Bharat Natyam’ classical Indian dance, 16 hours one-on-one, Chennai, India, 2006
  • Classes in classical ballet, app. 760 hours, Germany, 1980 – 1983 + 1995 – 2003
  • Classes in modern dance, jazz dance, improvisation, app. 1300 hours, Germany, 1992 – 2006
  • Classes in ballroom dance (European + Latin American), 440 hours, Germany, 1993 – 2003
  • 5 Rhythms Movement Mediation, 1550 hours until certification in 2011
  • Tamalpa and Anna Halprin, 50 hours, CA, 2012 + 2013
  • Regular personal improvisation dance home practice since 1983 ongoing                  

Dance Performances

  • A Cinderella Story, part of the castle dancers (classical ballet), Germany, 12/1996
  • Saltimbanco Extract (modern dance) and hip hop piece (jazz dance), Germany, 12/1998
  • Short sequences to Stravinsky (pointé classical ballet), Germany, 12/1998
  • Beauty and the Beast, role of the main teapot (classical ballet), Germany, 12/2000
  • Haensel und Gretel classical German tale of the brothers Grimm (classical ballet), Germany, 12/2002
  • Individual improvisation dance performance set in an ancient castle at my parents 40th Anniversary, Germany, 07/2007
  • Dabke Lebanese dance performance at a Harvest Festival in India, 09/2013

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From my Heart

I rejoice sitting at the river in deep reverence for existence. Connections happen in silence through the heart. My path of silence has started very early as an only-child. I listened to the grass, watched raindrops and connected to the clouds.

My expressive and creative side got nurtured through dance: ballet, modern, jazz, ballroom until I discovered 5Rhythms Movement Meditation and entered the journey of becoming a certified teacher under Gabrielle Roth.

My special gratitude goes to Swami Veda Bharati, direct disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. He was like a Dad to me while I lived and taught in his ashram in Rishikesh, India. He taught me the importance of being as much a mystic as being a scholar.

My love and devotion is with Mata Amritanandamayi Ma, known as Amma the hugging saint. I am part of  her community. My gratitude goes to her and all of the Ascended Masters that have been guiding me on this path.

 

I am a member of the following associations and organizations:

AHYMSIN – Association of Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Societies International as taught by Swami Rama

5Rhythms_HorLogo_ClearBG     5RTA – 5Rhythms Teachers Association

dsti-logo3     Dolphin Star Temple International

icf_20logoInternational Coaching Federation

SI Somatics PRINT_Horizontal_CMYK    Strozzi Institute

ATP – Association for Transpersonal Psychology

Conscious Dancer  and Dance First Association

purium-logo     Purium Superfoods