Together we walk in beauty...

A wholehearted journey in Mindfulness, Compassion and Gratefulness Practices to plant seeds for inner & outer transformation

"With beauty before me may I walk

With beauty behind me may I walk

With beauty above me may I walk

With beauty all around me, may I walk."

“hozho naasha” translated from Navajo/Dineh language by Patricia Anne Davis (click here for the full poem)

Rationale

Walk in beauty is the translation of the Navajo term for the spiritual path of celebrating the sacredness of life. Thinking and acting in a Beauty Way sheds light on how we walk, feel physically and emotionally, and how we explore our own inner wilderness in relation to everyone and all life. To walk in beauty refers to being in balance and conscious relationship with a natural way of life, cultivating the intention to deeper understand the wisdom of nature. It is about remembering the mystery that all inter-is.

Walk in beauty also means remembering the spark of light in each of us, even in midst of challenging moments in our collective human experience. „Feel the preciousness of life", Bernie Glassman said in his last Bearing Witness Retreat in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2017. As social human beings, we are equipped to feel with the joy and the suffering of others, ourselves and life on our planet Earth. By experience, we also know the desire to contribute to something vaster than just ourselves. We long for meaning to be happy.

Therefore, we need each other and the energy of community. To walk in beauty together and exploring the deeper meaning of interbeing is the overarching vision and solid ground of my work, teaching mindfulness, compassion and gratefulness practices. It is a lived path towards peace.

Bio

In this phase of my life, I offer to you planting seeds and walking together on a path that is inspired by my experience as a certified teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Yoga instructor (BDY/EYU, 500 hours). I work also a Trained Teacher with Mark Coleman’s "Awake in the Wild" year-long training in contemplative nature practice and love to integrate elements of the EcoSattva training with OneEarth Sangha and Earth Holding practices from the Plumvillage Community. Trained in the Mindful Schools K12-Curriculum. Experienced in Council Practice (Zen Peace Makers) and various contemplative dialog formats; trained in the Foundation Course “Time to Think”. Continuous trainings like "White Awake", "Cultural Healing, Restoring Kinship", based on "My Grandmothers Hands: Racialized Trauma" by Resmaa Menakem, and "The Hearts' Path".

By career, I hold one Master of Art (MA) degree in International Cultural & Business Studies (European Studies), and one MA in Development Cooperation & NGO Management. My work builds on 15 years of experience in international consultancy in development cooperation as project manager and consultant in evaluation in fields like education and health, among others.In 2008, life invited me to change direction towards arriving closer within, leaving the consultancy work and starting to practice and learn meditation and yoga. Since then, so far 12 years of continuous learning,  teaching and training in the field of mindfulness practices opened new pathways. I still love painting, be creative, backpack and immerse in the outdoors, as I was lucky to do plenty as a child. Playing Shakuhachi flute, handpan and dance enrich my life. And mostly, our three children are my wise and loving teachers…

While home base is Freiburg, Germany, I have worked and lived in France, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Peru, California, and other countries. I am fluent in German, English, Spanish, skilled in French and Italian and still keeping up basic Portuguese language skills.

Portfolio of offers

While being trained in a broad range of mindfulness-based teachings formats (mindfulness understood as heartfulness, awareness and relationality), in my experience and vision, all formats flow together and support each other on a path towards a lived “Yes to belonging” and “Peace in oneself, Peace in the World”, experiencing our interconnectedness within the mysterious web of life.

„Awake in the Wild“ Nature Meditation (AITW)
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindful Schools Curriculum Training
“Time to Think“
Mindful Dialog and Council Practice
Gratefulness as a spiritual practice
Hatha Yoga
Optional Formats

Upcoming Courses

Free Course

October 30, 2021

Achtsames Selbstmitgefühl (MSC) „Freundschaft schließen mit sich selbst - (aktuell laufend)

8-Wochen-Onlinekurs mit Mirjam Luthe und Andrea Zacke - September-November 2021

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) ist ein 8-Wochen Kurs, der speziell dafür entwickelt wurde, die Fertigkeit des Selbstmitgefühls zu kultivieren. Die drei Kernkomponenten von Selbstmitgefühl sind Freundlichkeit mit uns selbst, ein Gefühl von Mitmenschlichkeit und Achtsamkeit...

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Free Course

November 3, 2021

Dankbar leben-Dialoge

Die Haltung "Dankbar leben" im Achtsamen Dialog miteinander erfahren und aktiv ins Wirken kommen

Weiten Raum für die ungelösten Fragen halten und all das, was “noch nicht gut ist”; Nicht-Wissen wehrlos in Stille aushalten, aus dem zur rechten Zeit Frisches, Schöpferisches entstehen darf aus einem Impuls der wachen Aufrichtung… Nächster Dialog: 2.6.21

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Free Course

November 6, 2021

ONLINE Mindful Self-Compassion Short Course

6 Sessions (offered through SSIHI, University of California, Irvine)

Do you feel like exploring your innate capacity to cultivate self-kindness and compassion? Join us over six weeks in a group of like-minded people with short talks, experiential exercises, interactive group discussion and home practices.

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Stay in touch

For any questions, collaborations or just a simple 'Hello' you can reach me at mirjam@walk-in-beauty.org

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Blog & Links

"Designing for resiliency - Re-Generate", Mindfulness meditation, ETH EPFL SDL PhD Summer School June 4 - June 12

What is mindfulness? Talk and Guided Morning mindfulness meditation framing (video) and two practices (audio meditations 10-15 min.)

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Circles of Practice at CMSC (Center for Mindful Self-Compassion) - Teacher presentation

The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion is proud to offer free, online Circles of Practice. There are Circles of Practice - Public Offering sessions which are open to the general public. Certified Teachers present themselves on video here.

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"Reawakening our Bond with our Wild Earth" - A dialog with Susan Eirich from EarthFire Institute at Cortona Pearls of Cortona Week

The wild animals are lonely for us. We are lonely for them. We have become disconnected from each other. What would happen if we expanded our sense of community to truly include all living beings in our thinking and planning? Imagine what the state of our environment would then be. A conversation and an invitation.

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Exploring „flow“ in Nature

Inner and outer, mental and physical connection: Laboratory days on developing new teaching offers at the MonViso Institute

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