Hi there! I’m Corinne Konrad Calder and I’m an experienced Women's Wellbeing & Empowerment Coach, Feminine Embodiment Teacher, Menstrual Cycle Educator and Birth Doula based in Hong Kong.
I offer my services through different channels such as the local women’s group called ‘Women’s Temple HK’, One-on-One (in-person and Skype) consultations & coaching sessions as well as women’s workshops, trainings and retreats.
My work is all about guiding, supporting and teaching women how to connect with themselves, the feminine, the female body and other women so they once again recognize, value and trust the wisdom and power they hold within themselves.
Depending in which setting a woman chooses to work with me, I use different methods such as movement, meditation, visualization, breath awareness, respectful touch, inquiry, teaching, informing, drawing and writing.
Through my formal studies and personal experience I have a deep and thorough understanding of each significant stage of womanhood and I can clearly see how they are interconnected.
Born and raised in Switzerland, I was fortunate enough to travel the world from a young age and I’ve lived in many corners of the globe including Bologna, London, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Singapore and again Hong Kong.
Along with different homes, I’ve also had many different professions from a travel agent, hotel receptionist, tour manager, event manager and even an artist liaison. All of this was interesting and in its own way inspiring. However, I always knew in my heart that none of it was my true calling.
In 2006 I was living in London and immersed in a high-paced life. I was working too much, travelling constantly, not making time for myself and not having the right resources to refill my batteries. As a result, I completely burned out.
Facing this at the age of 27 was quite challenging and I was shocked when I realized the state of depletion I had got myself in. I was unable to work or socialize and some days I was hardly able to get out of bed.
I learned that when you’re in the midst of a crisis, also called the descent into the darkness, what we need most is to allow ourselves to be present, grieve, to sit with all the feelings and emotions and to let go of things we’ve outgrown.
Eventually we rise again, often with shaking legs, yet with new clarity, trust and insight gained.
During my burnout I was asked to stop, take a long look at my life and accept that I had lost connection with part of myself.
I was called to start living with a gentler approach and find out where that would get me. For me this meant many things, but foremost looking more inwards instead of outward, and trusting that even at a slower pace, I would eventually find out what my heart was yearning for.
Since my burnout I’ve experimented with a number of different spiritual teachings and healing techniques. I’ve looked for what would support me in living a more balanced life where I rest and play as much as I create and do.
However, it wasn't until my studies with Sara Avant Stover in early 2013, author of ‘The Way of the Happy Woman’ and ‘The Book of SHE,’ that things started to change for me in earnest. Sara led me down roads that I never walked before, but felt like the roads home to my true self. Sara introduced me to a whole new set of ideas and teachings on how to live a life from a more woman-centered perspective.
For the first time in my life I started to think and take notice of the physical changes women journey through in their life. Pregnancy, Childbirth, Menstruation and Menopause were never things I previously paid much attention to, especially not in regards to the body, mind and soul connection.
But since my meeting with Sara I've studied with several women wisdom teachers and my understanding of what it means to be a woman has changed.
I have changed and I continue to change.
If someone would ask me today, what I would call the journey I’ve been on over the last 12 years it would be, ‘The journey from disconnection to connection.’
To reconnect with the feminine, my inner wise woman, to reconnect with my female body, to reconnect with mother nature, to reconnect with female stories and myths, to reconnect with women in the circle.
All that has led me to live a more wholesome and rich life, in which the feminine and masculine within me are more in balance.
From my journey to yours,
2009: Certified Chavutti Thirumal Ayurveda Practitioner, led by water and Ayurveda lover Sophie Costes
2012: Certified Yin Yoga Teacher Training, led by the one and only Paul Grilley and his wife, Suzie Grilley
2013: Certified Women's Yoga Teacher Training, led by the fierce and wonderful Sara Avant Stover
2013: Prenatal Yoga One-on-One Training, guided by yogini nomad & post-partum care revolutionary Kimberly Ann Johnson
2014: Certified Women's Temple Group Leadership Training, led by the loving and empowered pioneer woman Chameli Ardagh
2015: Certified DONA International Birth Doula Training, led by 3 amazing BirthKeepers; Debra Pascali-Bonro, Katherine Bramhall and Robin Lim
2015: Certified Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training at Pure HK, led by Samantha Chan
2017: Certificate of Attendance at Spinning Babies Workshop in Singapore, led by Ginny Phang
2018: Assisting at the SHE Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Sara Avant Stover in Koh Samui 2018
2018: Organizing and assisting in the Awakening Women's Temple Group Facilitator Training in Hong Kong 2018
2018: Assisting at the Awakening Women Inanna 3-day Immersion in Hamburg with my feminine spiritual teacher Chameli Ardagh
2018: Certified ,Birth Into Being' Method Training, led by founder Elena Tonetti-Vladiirova