Romee grew up in Germany and earned her degree in Exercise Science from the 'Bode Schule' - Technical University in Munich, Germany. She has worked in fitness and health for over 25 years. After graduating from college a desire for travel took her to the United States of America. She went to Heartwood College in California and earned her certifications in Zen Shiatsu and Oriental massage. She also completed training in Thai Yoga body work. Romee has been teaching Yoga continuously since 1998 and is a certified 500 hours Ayurvedic Yoga teacher with Kripalu School of Yoga and RYT500 with Yoga Alliance.
On a lifelong quest to find ways how to better serve her students, Romee completed 650 hours study in Ayurveda with the Kripalu School of Ayurveda in 2014 and is a certified Ayurvedic Consultant, registered with NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. In 2016 she completed 2 workshops in foot reflexology with Wendy Decker in Bath Maine. She also completed training in Ayurvedic Head, Face, Hands and Foot massage and Thai Yoga Foot Massage at Kripalu in Massachusetts.
Romee had moved to Washington State in the early 90s where she earned her certifications as group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer with ACE (American Council on Exercise.) and was teaching dance group fitness classes at Washington State University. She was practicing Yoga at the Moscow Yoga Center and attended and completed their Yoga teacher training in 1998. Some of Romee's continuing education teachers include Dr. Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute, Baron Baptiste, David Swenson, Beryl Bender Birch, Ana Forrest, Shiva Rae, Patricia Walden, Gabriel Halpern Philip Urso and others.
In 2001 Romee moved to Boothbay Harbor, Maine and continued teaching Yoga and fitness at various locations. She opened Yoga Firm Studio in 2003 and is operating and teaching there until present.
Romee lives Yoga and Ayurveda daily, drawing inspiration from nature and keeping a simple lifestyle. She brings compassion, experience, skill and a deep understanding of the body's anatomy and physiology. Her warm and passionate approach provides a nurturing environment to guide her students into self empowerment and vibrant health.