"To love is to live, there is nothing else to learn. I believe it's best to give and expect nothing in return." - Stanley Brinks
I am Thea Maillard, a true Berliner who now lives in Vienna. I am a certified Yoga teacher, Vaginal Steaming facilitator and educator in Women's Health and Menstruality.
I empower women to understand their natural menstrual cycles and reconnect to their innate wisdom and power that unfolds when we live in sync with our flow.
I didn't always talk about periods and women's health all day long. In fact, until early 2019, I was a full time yoga teacher in London, UK, teaching a dozen weekly classes all over the city and running my own yoga studio in East London. I was living the dream but the reality of it also left me utterly exhausted at times and caused super painful flare-ups of the chronic disease I have suffered from for many years: endometriosis.
I had to slow down and find my own way to relief the symptoms as conventional medicine had only the Pill and pain killers on offer.
Through personal research and professional education in Menstrual Cycle Awareness, Cycle Charting, the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM), Womb Yoga, and Vaginal Steaming with leading experts in these fields, I not only found ways to manage my pain and other symptoms, but discovered my passion for women's health and menstruality that led me to a new career path.
As I continue to teach yoga to both women and men in group and private classes, I also offer Womb Yoga classes to women that want to nourish all aspect of their lives and joyfully reconnect with naturally arising inner wisdom, insight and vitality.
Off the yoga mat, I offer tailored 1:1 sessions and workshops in Vaginal Steaming and Menstrual Cycle Awareness.
I'd love to share this work with you, too!
Trainings & Certifications
2013 The Rising Moon - An Intensive Process for Life
500hrs Yoga Teacher Training in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga under the guidance of Farhad Djabbari and Jagata Schaad at Yoga&More, Berlin.
2016 Pregnancy Yoga
40hrs training in pre-natal yoga with Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Lisa-Victoria White in London.
2017 Advanced Yin Yoga
50hrs training in Yin Yoga with Norman Blair in London.
2017 Total Yoga Nidra
50hrs Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli and Ben Wolff in London.
2018 Vinyasa Flow: A Teacher's Immersion
35.5hrs training in Vinyasa Yoga and sequencing with Mimi Kuo-Deemer in London.
2018 - ongoing Sammasati
2 year training in humanistic and spiritual therapy at the UTA Institute in Cologne.
2019 Vaginal Steaming Facilitator
Online certification programme with the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute under the guidance of Keli Garza, USA.
2019 Womb Yoga
50hrs training in yoga therapy for women's health with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli in Stroud, UK.
2019 - ongoing Health Coach
Certification programme with Bildungsinstitut Vonwald, Neusiedl, AT.