Asia Janina Dyrkacz and Meret Hulliger are pleased to introduce you to Models Against Addictions (501)(C)(3) Foundation. Being involved in the modeling world, we have experienced a fascinating and exciting life. Yet we both had a yearning to explore a deeper meaning of life and than we discovered Yoga and Meditation. This magnificent ancient Eastern knowledge helped us to find balance & happiness in our life, that we feel compelled to share. We are conscious of the global impact that models and the fashion industry have on our society and because of that we decided to form Models Against Addictions .All Models are welcome Models Against Addictions (MAA) on the journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth!
Asia Janina Dyrkacz
Founder / CEO /Model / Meditation Coach / Addiction Counselor
As a Model she has experienced an unusual and fascinating career. She started modeling relatively late, at age 40 with Elite Model Management. Asia has walked runways in Paris for brand such as Hermes. She was seen in various commercials forBMW, Target, and TV shows such as Sex and the City and 30 Rock. She has appeared in Marie Claire, Oprah Magazine and many more.
As an Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, she has developed a deeper understanding of the intricacies, causes & treatment alternatives for addictions. She has volunteered in the Chemical Dependency Program in Harlem and Project Renewal Shelters, introducing meditation for homeless and in halfway houses.
As a Meditation Coach, Asia has made several pilgrimages to Rehabilitation/Ashram centers in India to study and practice Eastern techniques and treatments, including Vipassana – 10 day silent meditation. She is certified from Super Health, a system of Yogic Sciences for breaking addictive habits and behaviors.
Co-founder /Fashion Model / Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor / Catwalk Coach / Certified Alternative Practitioner
Meret has worked extensively as an international model, which gave her the opportunity to travel all over the world and explore different cultures. Her modeling work has appeared in Vogue, Men’s Health, Glamour magazines and in campaigns for Lise Charmel, Miu Miu among others. As a catwalk coach, Meret encourages young, aspiring models to pursue a healthy lifestyle instead of starving themselves at all costs. She emphasizes the benefits of yoga to determine one’s own shape in body, mind and emotions.
Meret got her yoga teacher certificate (Yoga Alliance accredited) in Bali and deepened her experience in several different yoga schools and ashrams in India. She received her license in complementary medicine in Berlin. Her expertise includes yoga, meditation, nutrition and healthy life choices. Her main focus is on helping to create a fit body, proper breathing and calm mind.
Since 2011 Meret has been living and working in Europe.