Hi, I’m Barbara
I am here to support you on your journey.
I believe that each of us has the power to transform our life from the inside out and create a happy, healthy and beautifully balanced life for ourselves filled with passion and purpose, whilst living to our full potential.
I adore supporting people just like you, so that you can allow your true and best self to unfold. I love accompanying you in learning how to let go of limiting thoughts, beliefs and habits and find out how to deal with challenges gracefully, as well as how to step into your strength and power, so you can bring about lasting changes in your life.
Reach beyond your limitations and discover a new you. Rewire yourself, let yourself be inspired, follow your inner knowing in order to find joy, optimal health, satisfaction and deep purpose in your life.
Upwards and onwards to your best you, Barbara
” I will not rescue you. For you are not powerless.
I will not fix you. For you are not broken.
I will not heal you. For I see you, in your wholeness.
I will walk with you through the darkness,
as you remember your light.”
Sheree Bliss Tilsley
For over two decades I have successfully been working with hundreds of people all over the globe of various ages, cultures and walks of life to bring out more of their full potential.
I have supported them to reestablish their overall energy, vitality, health, inner peace, joy, motivation and confidence. As a result, they have learnt how to effectively deal with stress, find focus, get clarity of mind, maintain great health and create a life they love living.
My clients have built world class businesses, written books, overcome addictions, transformed childhood trauma, reversed illnesses, dropped excess weight, maximised their health, felt younger than ever before and learnt how to really believe in, appreciate and love themselves.
2020 – 2023
2021 – 2022
Certified Master Coach (IAPC&M)
Certified Elite Performance Coach (CEPC)
2020 – 2021
Ayurvedic Health Practitioner
Kundalini Yoga Teacher (KRI)
with specialisation in Mind & Meditation
2019 – 2020
Ayurveda Diet & Lifestyle Coach
Certified Meditation Teacher (Yoga Alliance)
Kundalini Yoga Teacher (KRI)
with specialisation in Stress & Vitality
2016 – 2018
Kundalini Yoga Teacher (KRI)
Moon Mother Level 1 & 2
2015 – 2017
Clairvoyant Energy Therapist
Childrens Yoga Teacher
Facilitator for Transformational Healing (Advanced level)
Laughter Yoga Teacher
Facilitator for Transformational Healing
Reiki Practitioner (Level 2)
Reiki Practitioner (Level 1)
2014 – 2016
Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education, studying in CH and ES, in German, English and Spanish
2008 – 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Socialwork and Environmental Sciences, studying in CH and IT, in French, German, English and Italian
Cambridge Certificate for teaching English Language to Adults (CELTA)
1993 – 2007
Primary, Secondary + Higher Education, in Thurgau, Switzerland
2023 – Present
Founder and Coach at Balance with Barbara
2021 – 2022
Transformational Life Coach for HABITAS Resorts in Saudi Arabia (Alula) and Mexico (Tulum & Bacalar)
Supply Teacher at various Primary Schools in Zürich, Switzerland
2018 – 2020
Visiting Practitioner for SIX SENSES Spas in Turkey (Kaplankaya) and Thailand (Soneva Kiri), Yoga Teacher, Energy Healer and Coach at Luxury Wellness Resorts in Sri Lanka (Santani) and India (Atmantan)
2016 – 2018
Teaching yoga and offering holistic therapies in Switzerland
Supply Teacher at various Schools in Zürich, Switzerland
Teaching at primary schools in Switzerland, full- and part time jobs
Working for international and local and NGO’s (WWF, Amnesty International, Grünwerk) in Event Management and Environmental Education
CELTA English Teacher for Adults and Children
1999 – 2011
English Teacher for Children
I am a lover of life, lush nature and the mysteries of our human existence. I am also passionate about people, their wellbeing and their personal journeys.
As a former school teacher, language teacher, environmental educationist, and social worker who started teaching my first students at the tender age of twelve, I bring lots of experience in the field of teaching, coaching and mentoring.
Moreover, my passion for holistic health, healing and self mastery led me to complete almost twenty different qualifications over the past years in the fields of Coaching, Mentoring, Nutrition, Holistic Health, Meditation, Yoga, Healing as well as other holistic approaches. In addition, my psychic abilities enable me to understand people in great depth and make my intuitive guidance a great asset in accompanying people on their personal journey.
Having been born and raised in Switzerland, by an English mother and an Italian father, I have triple nationality; English, Swiss and Italian.
With my multicultural background I have always shown a great interest in people from different cultures and their unique way of approaching life. This led me to learn to speak six languages fluently before I reached the age of 30.
To me, every new language is a gateway to more deeply understanding a greater number of people, cultures and the art of living.
At the age of 18, I began backpacking solo and in my 20s I spent almost all of my holidays travelling and volunteering with street children, child prostitutes, orphans and other marginalised people in various third world countries worldwide. These experiences deeply shaped and challenged me but also taught me a tremendous amount about the truth of happiness and life.
I have not always lived the happy, healthy and purpose-driven life I do today. In fact, in the past I suffered from multiple depressions, burn-out, chronic stress, anxiety attacks as well as eating disorders. Having gone through these experiences has enabled me to really practise what I preach. I thrive on viewing life from a natural, sustainable and holistic perspective and I love sharing all the methods I know ‘work’, and which I have tried and tested for myself.
Today I live and breathe a conscious lifestyle and am passionate about empowering people and supporting them in the process of becoming the happiest, healthiest, best and most truthful version of themselves, living aligned with their true purpose.
I love travelling, yoga and meditation, singing and dancing, walking and cycling, personal growth, spending time in nature, studying holistic health, natural living, energy work, foraging, cooking wholesome vegan food as well as spending time with good hearted and like minded people.
My Vision Statement
Frequently Asked Questions
The sessions are held remotely (Zoom, WhatsApp, telegram, phone call).
However,if you wish they can also be held in person (either at your or my home, in nature or at any other suitable location).
The length of the sessions usually ranges from 60-75 minutes and, occasionally however they may take longer. Generally they are held on a weekly basis.
The sessions are suitable for adults of all ages and from all walks of life, as well as for children. The only requirement is that the person is open to change, is prepared to invest some energy and time to make any necessary adjustments in their life, as well as being ready to take on responsibility for their own health, happiness, success and fulfilment.
Many people experience significant positive shifts after just one session, however deep transformation tends to take place over the course of several weeks and months.
Yes, I highly recommend combining the various services to suit your personal needs and interests. I am more than happy to guide you in this process.
In order for my clients to see lasting results, I tend to work with them over the course of 12 weeks / sessions (except for nutritional coaching). After that, if they wish to continue, we find the best suited rhythm for their personal needs.
For nutritional coaching one or two sessions are usually sufficient.
In some individual cases I offer 4 week packages. Get in touch to find out more.
Yes, monthly payment plans are available. Please contact me for more detailed information.
You can pay by bank transfer, PayPal or Twint (in Switzerland).
I recommend you to read through the reviews as well as my Mission Statement and then see if it resonates with you.
The best and quickest way for you to find out however is to reach out to me. I’m always happy to answer any of your questions or for us to schedule a complimentary Discovery call.
“You can never be what you are not. You can only be you, and that’s it. And you are YOU right now, and it’s effortless.”
Don Miguel Ruiz
Work with me
Change starts with a single step.
That first step could be as simple as booking a session, joining me on one of my events, or scheduling a free connection call to see if I’m the right person to help you make your difference.