With an eye for design, as well as a peace of mind cultivated over many years, Kai’s expertise as a teacher is rooted in meditation, creativity, and life itself.
Between time spent sitting at his laptop and time spent sitting on a meditation cushion, he has come to understand all weathers of the human mind over the past 20 years, and he’s now on hand to accompany you on your Headspace journey. In a talented career, Kai has worked internationally as a freelance graphic designer, serving customers in both the corporate and publishing worlds. In that career, he knew the stresses of work and deadlines. He understood the spaciousness of mind that creativity requires.
What he didn’t know was how to look after his mind, especially when, around 2010, a series of challenges led to depression and burnout. That was when he began to explore meditation, inspired by a lecture on MSBR (Meditation-Based Stress Reduction). Kai put down a lifelong resistance to incense sticks and the idea of gurus, and he instead opened his mind to the possibilities of meditation and mindfulness. He devoured literature on the topic, educated himself through lectures, and attended silent retreats. In 2016, he completed his MBSR teacher training with a desire to deepen and share his practice.
Today, his knowledge, insight, and guidance has helped an untold number of people — in the private sector, universities, and finance — to feel happier and healthier within themselves.
As the German voice in the Headspace app, Kai now lends his experience to people all over the world, helping them to calm their minds, understand their emotions, manage stress/anxiety, and sleep better. As he says, he’s here “to provide more peace of mind and more space in the heart.”