I would like to introduce myself. My name is Christine Schnell and I’ve recently started to work for Yogandha and by doing that I’m finally able to combine my passions and talent into one. Some people have a calling and know all their lives what they want to do. That’s definitely not me! I always knew there is something out there that I’m supposed to do but it was a long, windy road until I got there.
I did my Master in Business Administration and finished it with honours.Did I enjoy it? Not really. However looking back I think the universe already planted the seeds that led me to where I am today, in Ireland teaching yoga, giving Lomi Lomi massage treatments and being a Marketing Consultant and Ambassador Program Manager at Yogandha.
Let me take you back a little bit to where my journey started.
My Yoga journey started in college but I somehow felt it was boring and didn’t understand what all the buzz was about. Don’t get me wrong I had no aversion to it but it didn’t rock my world either so I went on with my live moving to Dublin for an exchange program where I studied Marketing at DCU.
Fast forward 3 years.
After a move to Ireland and having started my first job as a Marketing professional in the IT sector I was stressed out beyond belief my mind spinning 24/7, constantly worrying about work, life and the what ifs I was on the verge of a break down when my boss back then suggested I should try yoga.
The class I ended up in was very different and was like stepping in to a completely different world where my mind was calm and knew instantly that I had found something that I loved. That was the moment that my life slowly started to change.
I did my yoga teacher training and started teaching on the side, constantly developing and finding myself becoming the person I knew I was all along but had lost for a very long time. Gradually the hours of teaching increased and my dislike of doing Marketing work for an IT company grew. Because I was diving into a world of yoga teachers and holistic practitioners I started helping friends out with their marketing.
That’s when it hit me that this is my calling. Combining my two passions; Yoga/Holistic and Marketing. I’ve quit my job at the IT firm not knowing if I’ll find a job or not when I crossed paths with Sinead who turned out to have an opening as an Ambassador program manager which was exactly what I had been waiting for all my life. And this is where I am today. Finally combining my passions and working for a holistic and ethical company that creates amazing products and where I can spread my creative, holistic and business skills all at once.