Anna Muni – Holistic Beautician
I was born in Berlin in 1962 and graduated as a medical beautician in 1981.
Both, my grandmother and mother have taught me already in early childhood the basics of homeopathy.
In 1989 I had my first experience with Indian sweat lodges. This encounter fundamentally changed my path and significantly influenced my work. Since the sweat lodges have become a central aspect of my life.
Lokata shamans and teachers of Bärenstamm accompanied me for many years now.
Between 2001 and 2009 I lived and workes in Hungary, i.a. with traditional and revived shamanic techniques, including Altai-Uralic technices.
Shamanic healing techniques such as drumming, rattling and the shamanic journey, as well as extractions and trance dancing have always been part of my work.
Today, I share this knowledge in remembrance of my ancestors, teachers and role models in gratitude and respect.
The word “cosmetics” derives from the Greek adjective κοσμετικός kosmetikós, from the verb κοσμέω kosméo. It means “to arrange”, “to decorate”. As a beautician I do not want to change anything but to restore the balance, the order and the harmony.
First inspirations in naturopathy
When I was a child, my grandmother and mother introduced me to the basics of naturopathy and homeopathy. Although homeopathy was not forbidden in the GDR, it was under observation and criticism by the medical faculties. Nevertheless, there were many brave women who studied and applied this healing knowledge.
Between 1979-1981 I completed a training as a beautician / medical beautician. The requirements in the GDR were very strict – an internship in the skin clinic and in the hospital were part of the training, as well as the medical pedicure. It was followed by five years of practice in an established beauty salon in Berlin.
In 1989 I came in contact with ceremonies of the Indian sweat lodge for the first time. This encounter has fundamentally changed my path. I owe this personal healing and growth to this sacred ceremony. Since then Sweat Lodges have become a central place in my life. Shamans of the Lakota tribe and teachers of the Bärenstamm have become my teachers, companions and friends for many years.
Shamanic healing techniques
Between 2001 and 2009, I lived and worked in Hungary with traditional and revived shamanic techniques, some of which are from Altai-Uralic sources. Shamanic healing techniques like drumming, rattling and the shamanic journey, but also extractions and trance dance became more and more part of my work. Today, I have integrated these these technices in my every-day work.