Anna Dania Esch,
Psychologist and Yoga Teacher based in Berlin

I have always been fascinated by the connection of mind and body. Striving to understand and utilze this link drives my journey as a clinical & health psychologist, scientist, yoga teacher and student. 

I teach vinyasa flow and meditation classes and am studying the effect of yoga and mindfulness practices on mental health. For my doctoral degree, I am currently researching how yoga can be used in the treatment of anxiety and have developed a yoga program suitable for people with an anxiety disorder. 


May 2020

prenatal yoga teacher-training with Yoga Vidya

since April 2019

development of a yoga-program for people with anxiety and teaching of anxiety sensitive yogaclasses at Charité Universityclinic Berlin

since June 2018

Doctoral studies and research at Charité Universityclinic Berlin 

Topic: The effect of yoga in the treatment of stress-related disorders
Work group: Sportpsychiatry and -psychotherapy; anxiety disorders

since Jan 2018

Freelance work as a yoga teacher (regular vinyasa flow classes, retreats, workshops)

since Sept 2017

Further training in cognitive behavioral psychotherapy with a focus on mindfulness based approaches

Aug 2017

Yoga Teacher Training (200h, accredited by international yoga alliance) with Shades of Yoga in Bali, Indonesia

2014 – 2017

Clinical & Health Psychology, M.Sc. at Freie Universität Berlin

find home within yourself.


Selected companies and studios I have worked with