About me

Meditation and yoga as a mean of stimulating creativity

Martina Zinkwe

Combining my way of thinking through Yoga practise and Art

For most of my life I have devoted my attention to both a spiritual practice and to art. Today I experience my weekly sessions practicing art and yoga alternatively and teaching  yoga asanas (exercise). In my activities I bring a spiritual point of view to public art projects and form meaningful images of this so called focused art. In all of my work, I integrate the sacred and the secular.

After studying and working for several French institutions in Europe I continued my professional life in Asia. Experiencing almost 10 years South Korea and Thailand where I was enthusiastically influenced  by the Zen Buddhism, what is to be noticed until now in any kind of activities of my daily life.   Gettin’ a chance to work in Israel in 2007 I had chosen Tel Aviv-Jaffa as a residence. I started studying art in Tel Aviv academically and became after long years practise a Sivananda Yoga teacher. I accomplished my studies at the Sivananda Yoga Center in Tel Aviv where I have received after a teachers training course of 500 h a Sivananda TTC license. Furthermore the practise of Sivananda Hatha Yoga techniques are foremost inspired and enriched by the “Vijnana-Yoga” principles, practising from inside based on Orit Sen Guptas teachings in Israel.


since 1996 teaching position at French International Schools

  • Seoul, South-Korea
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Berlin
  • Tel-Aviv, Jaffa

Sivananda – Yoga- TTC training (500h) course 2010 in Tel Aviv (approved by the International Sivananda Yoga Center in Quebec Montreal Canada and Israel)

Workshops at the Sivananda center in Tel Aviv :

  • Meditation
  • Positive Thinking
  • Bhagavad Gita course
  • Ayuverdic cooking / nutrition

2011-2015 BA – Bachelor of Fine Arts at AVNI Institute + Open University Tel Aviv

  • Photography
  • Video-Art
  • Painting

Since 2016 art-consultant and curator at mz project-room maia zinc in and remote yoga teacher at the studio.

Regular teacher training retreats

Vijnana- Yoga retreats with Orit Sen Gupta, founder of the Vijanan Yoga International in Immenstadt /Germany 2017 + 2019 (1-2 weeks each course based on the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali )

Seminar “Mindful Yoga Therapy” – promoting Tranquility and Healing in Beit Shemesh (Jerusalem) in March 2019

  • 4 days teacher training (Yoga and PTSD – Trauma)
  • mit Susanne Manafort and Robin Gilmartin | embodyoga.com | USA Connecticut 
  • multilingual (teaching in English-French-German-Hebrew)

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”

Swami Vivekananda

Maia Zinc sivananda yoga diploma