Jones rider Daniela Hochmuth shows us a different side of freeride snowboarding linked to yoga as main philosophy, Dance with us. Mother nature is a powerful force and we are insignificant in comparison to her. We cannot fight it, only dance, dance with it! Just dance! That’s the message that Daniela and Ashley Wiggins want to share through their first movie. The movie, premiered in Innsbruck a couple of weeks ago, is now online for all of us. So expect a good dose of motivation and good vibes. That’s it. That’s all: enjoy!
Daniela, as she explains, got into competitive snowboarding very fast and without being really prepared for it. This lead to a bad accident that changed her life. In a short interview published in Innsbruck.info Daniela explains how the traumatic accident changed her life and point of view of the sport.
«I have been in an avalanche last year. Dealing with things like this involves two kinds of processes. When the first accident happened, I had seen the stone coming towards me and I visioned myself falling onto this rock. And I said to the rock: You will not kill me! I focused my mind on the positive and the survival mode. In the film you can see how I crashed and I remember that when I was bouncing back I really celebrated life and just thought: Wohoo I am still alive! But in the avalanche I could not prepare with my imagination, as I didn’t see it coming. And that really f***ed me up, I couldn’t leave the house for quite some time afterwards.» (Daniela)
From being a naive rider trying to impress people around to being a strong human able to take in all the negative aspects of an injury and breath out positive energy to inspire us all to Dance with her and mother earth. «I actually always wanted to ride with people and the mountains and not against them” Hochmuth explains.
«WE’RE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THERE IS SOMETHING BIGGER; SOMETHING BRIGHTER WITHIN US THAT UNITES US ALL”