Kristin Rübesamen holds an MA in German and Russian literature, and works as a journalist and author. She contributes to Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Süddeutsche Zeitung, and writes a yoga column (“Mattestunde”) for Welt am Sonntag. In 2010 her book Alle sind erleuchtet. Bekenntnisse einer Yoga-Lehrerin (Everyone Is Enlightened. Confessions of a Yoga Teacher) was published by Berlin Verlag. A certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, she lives and teaches in Berlin.