I am Sally Goldfinger
I am committed to inspire people and to make a difference.
In a time where stress and anxiety is becoming an epidemic, I am dedicated to help and guide you to create a healthier and more balanced life.
I do this through my Holistic Ayurveda Consultations, Yoga Retreats, Private Yoga, inspiring Health Workshops, Talks, Ayurveda Workshops, Holistic Events and more.
I also collaborate with companies who wish to offer my holistic expertise to their clients such as team-building events, day events, or if you need a private Yoga instructor for your groups, your company or your holiday venue.
I live simply and believe in the little things. I enjoy my work because my work is my lifestyle. I don’t live accordingly to a strict diet routine but believe in balance.
We are all different with a different body type and Ayurveda is a fantastic life philosophy which is all about balance. Ayurveda teaches us that a disease or imbalance often begins when we don’t live in harmony with ourselves, our nature and our environment.
Ayurveda takes into consideration what has caused an imbalance, who you are as an individual, and what body constitution you are born with.
YES, I DO EAT BREAD (LOTS OF IT)
I am originally from Denmark. I grew up in Copenhagen, but have lived abroad for around 12 years. I still can’t live without Danish rye bread, and always hunt for good bread no matter where I go.
Yes, Sally Goldfinger is my real name. Nothing funky James-Bond-name- change here. I am born by international parents, therefore my name.
English isn’t my mother tongue, but my second language, so you might see a few grammar mistakes here and there, and I hope that’s okay. Danish is my mother tongue.
I speak 5 languages which often confuses my little head. However, I mainly teach and write in English.
I like places with sun, fresh air and natural foods. Therefore you’ll find me in Morocco. I am based in the vibrant city, Marrakech. Before moving to Morocco, I was based in Spain for 6 years. I have also lived in Israel and in India during my long study years.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been interested in academics, food, health and writing.
As a child I would always read books whilst chewing on apples and bananas. I loved school, and I truly enjoyed studying. My friends remember me as the “healthy student” because I would always bring my own lunch to Uni or have a bag full of fresh fruits and veggies next to me.
When I was 19 years old I decided to move abroad. This was right after my high school graduation.
Soon after I began my academic path, and studied in Israel and Copenhagen for 4 years, earning a B.A in Middle East Studies in Copenhagen and a M.A from Tel Aviv University.
I then worked at the Military of Defence. Yes, I know – a complete contrast to what I do today.
About 13 years ago I decided to change career path, and I dedicated my life to the study of Ayurveda, Yoga & Holistic Wellness. I always get the same question.
I am not sure why the change came. There wasn’t a specific reason to my change. I guess I got tired of the 9-5 routine.
I also couldn’t see the point of working in the field of the Middle East. Nothing seemed to change in that region (still the same madness today), and I knew it was time to find a new career path!
Since I had an interest in holistic health and foods, and ever since I remember loved to cook and move my body, my idea about working in the health field seemed to be the right path for me.
I decided to quit my job and leave the academics behind. I sold my flat in Copenhagen, sold all my furniture and belongings and dedicated myself to the studies of Ayurveda Nutritional Health & Tongue Reading combined with Hatha Yoga studies.
I spent 3.5 years in India studying at the best Ayurveda University and combined this with studies at the famous Bihar School of Yoga.
Because of my academic background, it was extremely important to me to study Holistic Studies in government proved Universities in India.
YOGA – WHAT STYLE DO I TEACH?
To me Yoga and Ayurveda goes hand in hand. It is two fascinating philosophies, and it is my lifestyle and what keeps me strong, healthy and balanced.
This combined with Danish “hygge” is my daily life philosophy to a healthy and balanced life. I take my job very seriously.
My main focus it to teach and inspire others to live healthy, balanced and harmonious from within.
We all want to feel great and be in good shape both mentally and physically.
The most important thing is to balance ourselves on the inside. In that way we can cope with life challenges and avoid burnouts.
To me, Yoga is not about intense handstands and extreme poses. Yoga is all about feeling good and following what feels right for us and our body. My goal with Yoga is to bring it down to earth, and away from the usual “acrobatics”, which social media promotes yoga to be.
I make Yoga simple for everyone. And no, you do not have to flexible to practise yoga. This comes with time.
WHAT STYLE DO I TEACH?
I teach a blend of Hatha Yoga (gentle/ de-stress) and Vinyasa Yoga (strength/tone Up).
I don’t have a fixed routine of how I teach. My classes always vary and I focus on what YOU need rather than teaching a sequence that doesn’t align with your energy, mood or current life situation.
Ayurveda is a fantastic Holistic Lifestyle Philosophy.
With the right nutrition for our body type, and a holistic lifestyle, we can live amazing lives and stay joyful and healthy inside out. I am living proof that Ayurveda works and so are my lovely clients.
Did I ever regret taking a step into a new career path? Never!
I love what I do, and still use my academic skills when I organise Yoga Retreats, Holistic Workshops, write about health, Yoga and Ayurveda.
Nothing is ever wasted.
I hope to see you one day!