About me


Hi there, good to see you and welcome on my blog!

I am Noémie. I am a meditation teacher, a translator, copywriter and  entrepreneur. 

Spirit and the City is my blog where I write about spirituality, meditation, yoga, personal growth, travel and nutrition. I share the challenges I had to face on my path to an authentic and self-determined life and the insights I have gained. Always in an intimate and honest way and with a good dose of humour. 

Why Spirit and the City?

The name Spirit and the City contains two of the many elements that are important in my life: the crazy wild city life and spirituality.
I’m a born and bred Berliner (with French roots) and have danced many nights away with glitter all over my face. But I also have a serious side and love deep conversations – the real deep shit. Sometimes I quote Eckart Tolle and Krishnamurti, sometimes the girls from Sex and the City …

How meditation brought me more authenticity and joy in life

For a long time, I had the feeling that something was missing in my life. I often felt a nagging longing … for more, for something else. I had the feeling that I wasn’t really living and that I wasn’t in the place I was supposed to be. Maybe you know this feeling, too?

Then I opened up to self-reflection through meditation and yoga and started to realize that the place I  was „supposed to be” is really always with me as it is right inside of me. Today, the sense of longing is (almost completely) gone. Instead, I feel held and at home. 

Along the way, I have experimented a lot: I attended an MBSR course, went to a 10-day Vipassana silent retreat in Indonesia, lived in a tent in an Osho commune in Greece for two months, completed two teacher trainings, facilitated active meditations at Burning Man in the Nevada desert …

For me, meditation is something joyful and I would like to pass this on to as many people as possible. If you want to meditate with me, go visit my website High on Zen for more information.

I wish for you to enjoy your own journey and would love to see you here from time to time.
Feel free to post a comment if you want to share your experiences. I’m looking forward to the exchange with you!

All my love from my heart,


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