Dr.med., is a teacher of MBSR and MBCT since 2010. He has been practicing meditation since 2002 and lived for two years in a Theravada monastery in Germany. He studied medicine at the Universities of Tubingen and Jena and was responsible for the establishment of a mindfulness program at the University Clinic in Weimar. He has completed a program in Deep Ecology with Joanna Macy. He is also a lecturer at the Ernst-Abb University in Jena as part of a model project on “Healthy Teaching and Learning.” He completed his certification training in MBSR and MBCT with the IMA.