Who is thisDr. Katja Brunkhorst?

Scholar, rock musician, mother, yoga student and teacher and, last but certainly not least, freelance author, copy writer, mompreneur and founder of branding agency Bright Idea.

I’m a free spirit who gets a kick out of creating connections between people, am passionate about being a mother and a musician; and I feel blessed I get to deal with words and languages in many different registers for a living. Exciting encounters and travels, whether in books or in real life, keep me young; I need to learn new things constantly – those pertaining to yoga, particularly – and incorrect punctuation in other people’s texts can really get my goat.

Those many different roles, however, share one motivation behind them: Being fascinated with communication in all its forms, how it sounds – and how it can work. I call language home.

Sneak a peek, cop a listen?Further Reading & Hearing Aids



Characters & Words

“Verwandt-Verwandelt” (PhD-Dissertation, München: Iudicium, 2006), available as a proper book at Amazon; or here in PDF. Upon request: Work samples from my agency time, including brochures and books; journalistic work and essays (or simply have a look at the “DiAries” ).




Songs & Sounds

During the last two decades, I’ve sung, written lyrics and performed in a variety of bands (currently, in JETSUN) – something which is incredibly useful when teaching or presenting today. Have an earful of Kyuss covers, French Rilke poems set to music or my own songs here.




Dates & Facts

Where was I again when exactly, and why? I have trouble keeping up with myself sometimes, as a cosmopolitan country bumpkin or, more elegantly put, “European Female”. Thank feck I have my CV for that – as, should you want it, have you now.


Brunkhorst’s BloggingDiAries

Personal preferences, pet hates and perspectives of the person behind Bright Idea, astro nerd from the Palatinate, Katja B.

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So, what aboutYoga?

“Shtira sukham asanam.” This is Sanskrit and means something like: “The posture should be strong and sweet at the same time.” It is one of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and also means: We need strong roots to grow. And so that we develop flexible branches that do not break when the wind blows stronger. It was in 1999 when the Iyengar studio BODYWISE next to the East London Buddhist Center on Roman Road called out to me. Marco Cannavo aka Maitreyavira became my first teacher, the fire was kindled. Since then I’ve been on my way. And since then, yoga has helped me through difficult life situations, and it helps me to rest more in my centre in the midst of all the daily madness that life as a mompreneur (= entrepreneur with child) means.

And that’s why, in over 800 hours and four and a half years, I completed my training as a yoga teacher BDY/EYU in 2017 in the Ashtanga tradition. Of course, I am constantly educating myself, currently with family Mohan, long-time students of Krishnamacharya’s, in therapeutic Svastha Yoga, where the focus is on mindfulness, mantras and the breath and where I have “arrived”, yogically, at last. – Yoga without first names – the wisdom of this tradition that is thousands of years old grounds and encourages me in everything I do. Sweet! Especially since modern science, including Positive Psychology, is increasingly confirming what the yogis have long known.

And who knows, maybe in addition to my retreats, workshops and weekly analogue courses in educational institutions or businesses like PwC, I’ll also be giving an online training in philosophy for yoga teachers … or whatever comes to my mind or something else that makes sense to you. Come hither with your ideas and wishes, if you have any for me!

A Bright Mind“I’m not a yogi – I like drinking wine in cowboy bars!”

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You can find me hereAddress

Rudolfstraße 24
D-49080 Osnabrück

Mail and phoneContact

+49(0)172 538 5267

When you can best reach meOffice hours

9.15 am – 15.15 pm

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