Kira Neumann - Founder and Owner of KIRAMIGA
We at Kiramiga want to challenge the study that Germany is not the most welcoming country.
Having experienced life abroad for several years, we know first hand how difficult it can be setting up a new life in a different culture, especially if you don’t speak the language.
Thanks to our international backgrounds we realise how difficult it is to adapt to the German life style – so we have written quite a few blog articles and keep adding tips for English speakers in the area of Stuttgart and also Services where international can get the help they need - German wide.
Especially for pregnant women and new moms/families the transition can be hard.
Therefore we work together with the service Gravidamiga - pregnancy & babies, which offers all the help and information you need, when being in this special period of your life.
More about Kira - the founder
The idea of starting KIRAMIGA is a result of my own personal history.
Raised bilingually (German/English) with German and Asian roots and having lived in Asia for several years, I have experienced many different cultures and ways of life including the problems that might occur integrating into a new society.
After my A Levels before studying Economics, I spent some time in England. My subsequent work for various international transportation companies then transferred me to Tokyo, Japan for 3.5 years. Besides studying the language I also learned to appreciate the Japanese people and their culture. Further, I have travelled extensively throughout Europe, the US and Asia (for work and leisure) having had the opportunity to get to know a variety of cultures. I was confronted regularly with the issues and problems of daily life. Without my network and friends I would have been lost at times.
Back in Germany, I qualified as a Yoga and Pilates teacher and I still teach several classes in English and Japanese every week plus lots of classes for moms & moms-to-be.
I enjoy being in close contact to the international community here in Germany and supporting the families by our blog and tips we give on this website and more specifically young families (to-be) in their journey of having & raising a baby/children in Germany.
From my own experience I know that settling in can be tough - this gave me the inspiration for KIRAMIGA - beyond relocation & GRAVIDAMIGA - pregnancy & babies.