The 2 minutes-Interview
We are a little bit in love with Eva. Why? Because her way of life and her attitude towards life so perfectly represent the connection of spirituality and lifestyle, which we and many others admire. Four years ago, she founded the very successful art blog ARTberlin.de giving the art scene in the German capitol a face and a voice. She teaches yoga every Wednesday at the König Gallery, St. Agnes in Kreuzberg and occasionally she likes to go to bed early to then electronically dance the night away. Yoga + Art + Techno = Eva. Any questions? Yes. Is synchronicity magic? Who is afraid of failure and why the hell have we never been to Tullum?
Name: Eva Kaczor
Job: yoga teacher and founder of ArtBerlin
Shoe size: 38
Favourite asana: each one does its magic
Contact: for Yoga, for art firstname.lastname@example.org
What inspires you?
People. Especially the crazy ones. With all of their wonderful fears, hopes and passions.
What is good art?
Good art reminds you of something that is neither visible nor nameable. It reminds you of something that is very personal yet universally valid at the same time. Good art lets you feel a connection and most certainly it lets you feel true beauty. And beauty may be disturbingly ugly.
Your next vacation: yoga retreat, city trip or island hopping? And why?
To be honest, none of the three. Instead I’ll visit my shaman-friend in the jungle with my closest friends from Berlin, then meditate in a tree house in Costa Rica, go to a festival afterwards and pick up the healer community in Goa and take them back to Berlin to join the Agape Zoe Festival organized by my friend Tony.
Share a magical place anywhere in the world!
Tulum – three years ago.
What would you like to be better at?
Replacing fear with love.
Do you believe in fate?
I believe in synchronicity aka magic. Every encounter in life is an experience I need to grow. Sometimes it’s easy. Sometimes it’s pretty damn hard.
What should everybody do at least once in his or her life?
Look yourself in the eye and say I love you. That’s a hard one…
What is the meaning of life? To hear and feel your soul and to live accordingly.
How do you keep your balance?
Every morning, I do a short but hard workout. Then I cleanse my body with yogic breathing techniques and prepare my mind for meditation. And: I dance to techno music with my friends as often as possible.
Which piece of art would you like to possess?
A wooden sculpture by Martin Eder.
When was the last time you did something good for yourself?
Luckily, every day – at the moment. Yesterday, for example, I just crawled back into bed at 4 pm.
What do you spend too much money on?
All the money I earn I invest in good food, plane tickets and trainings. Luckily that never seems be „too much“.
What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
Oh God! I can make roasted pumpkin…and hummus!
What are you afraid of?
I’m afraid my fear could keep me from doing the things my soul whispers to me.
When was the last time you did something for the first time and what was it?
It feels like I do new things every day. But one of the greatest recent experiences was about two months ago, teaching a yoga class for the first time in the breath-taking St Agnes church that is part of GALERIE KÖNIG. Surrounded by art and with 50 Yogis. Since then, I’ve been doing it every Wednesday and it feels like a new experience every single time.
What should no one know about you?
Good question. Honestly, I’d like to share my weaknesses with more people. I’ll start with that right now: Sometimes, I have a strong fear of failure.
Which question should we have asked?
Which piece of advice would you have given little Eva 20 years ago? Answer: Absolutely everything that you have the slightest notion of and love will come true eventually. ;-)
Thank you for giving so many wonderful people a platform here.