Nila Conzen
About Nila

Hello beautiful being, thank you for passing by!

My name is Nila.

I’m a multi-passionate, creative being and unshakable optimist from Germany. My life and work is guided by compassion, curiosity and wholeness. I’m obsessed with holistic healing, self-discovery and love helping others embrace their full humanity.

I’m also a Holistic Coach, MSc. Psychologist, 200 hour registered Yoga teacher, certified (plant-based) nutritionist.

And I am so glad to have you here!

 

Over the last decade, I’ve turned my own pain into my passion to teach people the tools I’ve learned & developed to nourish, heal, and transform themselves through holistic and integrative practices. I’m passionate about holding space and help you harness your own inner wisdom.

Based on my background education, and my own experiences as a patient, I strongly believe that mental health is rooted in the body and physical health is shaped by the mind. I also believe in the amazing power of the human mind and the innate healing capacity of the human body. I believe we all require less “fixing” and more accepting, allowing and compassion. And more than anything, I believe in you – be(com)ing you. Don’t you?

Nila Conzen
Holistic Coach, MSc.
About the good life

“I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’  Now I have the courage to stand and say ‘This is who I am.”

- Oprah Winfrey

It all started with my own healing journey

How did I get here? That’s a question I get asked fairly often so I wanted to give you a little background on my own healing journey and what has brought me here, to this moment.
 
Before we get into the details (don’t worry it’s not THAT detailed), let’s start with this moment. Today, after 10 years of hiding in the darkness, I know that it’s never too late to re(dis)cover & (re)create yourself and be(come) the beautiful human being you were always meant to be! You, my dear, are the medicine. And you do not need fixing. People don’t break. They get hurt and then they can heal. What if we are truly here to become more and more ourselves? What if healing was never the goal to an end, but the pathway to a deeper sense of wholeness and belonging?
 
Some questions without answers that I am pondering from time to time.
 

Some important reminders

 

You must know that I don’t consider myself as an expert or someone with all the answers, but as a collaborative guide who values and deeply respects who you are and the wisdom you already hold within.

I’m passionate about holding space & encouraging you to harness the power of your inner wisdom to cultivate a more compassionate, healing and nourishing connection to yourself and ultimately find the truth of who you are – perfectly whole in all your imperfection.

About the good life

What if we are truly here to become more and more ourselves? What if healing was never the goal to an end, but the pathway to a deeper sense of wholeness and belonging?

- Nila

My story

I didn’t always live the GOOD LIFE: the health, the joy, the self-love, self-care, and self-compassion. In fact, just a few years ago you could have found me hiding in my little apartment, obsessing over food, exhausted by my never resting mind – lost in a constant ride of trying and failing again.

After many attempts to heal myself (including hospitals, therapists, etc.), I was finally ready to dig deeper and recover for real, creating a life I was always striving for – motivated by the hope that my own struggle would help many others one day. 

 

I practice what I preach.

 

Along my journey toward self-discovery, I studied psychology to discover more about what makes us human. I have also changed my eating habits to a plant-based diet, eliminating all meat- and dairy-products and focusing on nourishing my body instead of mistreating it. I also started to practice Yoga and travelled to Bali for 6 months to complete a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training.

Ever since I started to take my (not so pretty) life into my own hands, I happily hop onto my Yoga mat every morning to practice self-care, self-compassion and self-acceptance (and I couldn’t imagine a day without it!) Apart from my mat, you can find me dancing in the kitchen preparing delicious and nutritious rainbow bowls or educating myself with a good book about self-healing and the bigger purpose of our existence. I also make sure to spend time with the people I love (mum, dad, I love you deeply), because at the end of the day, I believe that’s what life is all about.

From pain to purpose

Ten years ago, I almost lost my life to a severe eating disorder that was rooted in physical and emotional trauma. Every morning, I asked myself: “Nila, if this would be the last day to be alive, did you EAT to nourish your body, MOVE like you love yourself and make your story MATTER?” This became my daily mantra – my mantra for life. By changing my believes, confronting my thoughts, and befriending my long buried emotions, I slowly started my healing revolution.

 

“EAT. MOVE. MATTER. Became my daily mantra.”

 

What has once been my addiction buried in shame, has become my life’s purpose. My mission is to encourage others to create a life their own GOOD (if not amazing)  life – from the inside out. To live their truth, their dreams and to help them turn their wounds into wisdom!

If I can help at least one person who is experiencing physical or psychological misalignments with or without diagnoses and is unaware of how healing their past, changing their diet and moving their body could give them their life back, my mission is complete. If I can show at least one person who has been labeled with a mental illness and has never been educated that diet, exercise and holistic psychology could improve their conditions and give them their life back my mission is complete.

“Moving, eating, and living in alignment is now a way for me to thrive.”

About the good life

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

― Brené Brown

My mission

My mission is to open a space to embrace ourselves just as we are! I’m not here to change or judge you – I’m here to understand you so you can understand yourself. The truth is: I cannot heal, or change you. In fact, no one can. But I can – and will – commit to support you in the creation of your own healing!

I believe that every single person has the right to be seen, heard and loved. And I believe that seeing the person as a WHOLE (and not just the hole in the person) will lead a new era of healing!

 

Embracing the GOOD life

I have decided to open this space, because of the love I found for myself after choosing to take my (desperate) life into my own hands. Every new experience, all the work I have learned within the last couple of years was worth fighting for and embracing the GOOD LIFE. All the deep work warmed my soul in a way that I thought I would never feel again. I believed the GOOD LIFE was impossible, but the effects of adopting a nourishing life-style and healthy mindset helped me overcome the darkest obstacle – myself. Choosing a GOOD LIFE is challenging, but at the same time life-changing and I knew I had to share this empowering feeling with the world.

 

My ‘Why’

 

I want to turn my past experiences in life into new wisdom and empower you to make a change to your GOOD LIFE as well. My ultimate objective is to show you how perfectly imperfect you already are and encourage you to welcome back your own zest for life.

After doing the work on my own, I now help people like you prioritize and implement the deep inner work so that their greatest passions and purpose are shared unapologetically with the world. I am obsessed with educating and inspiring others to consciously create their own GOOD LIFE. This will be my mission for life.

No matter what challenges you currently face – and we ALL have challenges (believe me mental health is my demon) – let me tell you this: you CAN be happy, you can be healthy, and you CAN love your life.

One of the most important things I have learned during my re(dis)covery journey is this

“A GOOD Life is not about finding yourself, it’s about consciously creating yourself.”

 

How awesome is this! Waking up every morning to a full new day of opportunities. The opportunity to smile, to shine, to create YOUR GOOD day! It’s all in our own power and as your holistic practicioner and mentor I want to share with you the things that have helped me along the way to support you on your very personal journey.

 

But we cannot ‘do it all alone’

 

Looking back, I wish I’d reached out for the support, tools and guidance that I now understand were available to me. Instead, I did what many of us do when we’re struggling; I put my head down and said I was “fine”. But there’s a huge problem with this approach because repressed physical and emotional pain can eventually manifest as dis-ease (trust me I know what I am talking about). I’m now on a mission to help you optimise your mental & physical health, connect with your purpose and increase your resilience, before your very own wake up call. 

My mission is to help you (re)discover your true self by connecting you back to your innate wisdom, to come back home to yourself, and find that light within you that has always and will always be there. It’s about being responsible for your own life and taking charge to create the life that you deserve to live.

If this is the kind of support you are looking for I invite you to click HERE!

I’m looking forward getting to know you and your story!

With a whole lot of love and gratitude,

Nila

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The journal that changed my life

There’s a tool that I’ve developed and use every day that helps me live a more conscious life and return toward my own inner wisdom. It’s called the GOOD LIFE Journal and it helps me to tackle every day with bravery, courage, and confidence. Feel free to give it a try!

About the good life

It’s here in this sacred feeling of wholeness within my heart where alone, yet not alone, I finally am at home.⁣

- Nila

Some facts about me

Early mornings, dancing in the moonlight (both the song and the actual activity). Big, fresh, nourishing salad and smoothie bowls. Everything COCONUT, including coconut cappuccinos (my daily treat).

I love my daily me-time. Farmers markets, flowers, deep conversations with inspiring people, and my mum embracing me into a big hug of wordless understanding. When babies laugh from deep down their hearts, people who smile with their eyes, the smell of freshly light matches and candles (I know, I know, this ones is weird). I love to write down my feelings into the GOOD LIFE Journal, to practice Yoga and to cook, eat and educate.

Last, but not least, I love my name (thank you mum & dad). nīla (नील). Sanskrit meaning: 1. Dark blue 2. Moon 3. and it’s also an island in Indonesia. (so cool, huh?)

I’m really good at my job. Making people feel, own, and celebrate their own enough-ness and stand in their own truth. Because sometimes this journey we call live can get very lonely, scary, and hurtful. If I can be the person in your life that says: “I believe in you and you are not alone!” while the rest of the world is doubting you, then I will consider my job done. 🙂

I am authentic, enthusiastic, compassionate, and trustworthy. My clients need to be able to rely on me, feel themselves lifted and supported along their journey.

People often tell me that I am really good in helping others feel more themselves and overcome lifes’ obstacles.

Small talk, hiding behind my true feelings, and focusing on a single thing. I am also very bad in singing, planing long in advance, doing routine tasks, excel (it sure is a bitch). I’m also not good at sitting in front of the computer for too long, and enduring authoritarian opinions and conventions.

A little more sunshine and the beach. Being in Bali when I am in Hamburg (and the other way around). More smiling people in the world; my tonsils; a day without talking to my mum. I also miss more people who trust their intuition and believe in their own power.

In chance at the right time, in most of the content in the (mainstream) media, in “one-way-suits-all”-solutions, and my grandma’s complains (they are almost always not true).

I believe that the mind and body are not separate, we cannot heal one without addressing the other. Moreover, I believe we require less fixing and more accepting – less perfectionism and more ‘good-enough’ – less criticism and more self-compassion.

I believe in self-responsibility, in community, in simplicity. In the present moment, good food, the healing power of yoga and the power of now. In nature, in the power of thoughts and the subconscious, in meditation, in humour, and in change.

More than anything, I believe that every obstacle can be overcome (for real), in goals & visions, in two sides of a coin, and ultimately in myself.

About the good life

“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul.”

- Rumi

My mission

I'm not here to change you or judge you - I'm here to understand you so you can understand yourself.

Want to work with me?

Rather than you sifting through all the research and countless books, not to mention attending weekend workshops and trainings for years on end (like I did!), I can give you what I’ve found to be THE MOST essential pieces for personal development and self-healing so you can learn to become your own medicine. It would be an honour to walk you home - to yourself.

About the good life

“A healer is not someone you go to for healing, but someone who triggers your own ability to heal yourself.”

- Nila