After 20 years of practicing yoga I realised something was missing. I wanted a deeper awareness with my inner self. I decided to do a Yin teacher training and thereafter, a Mindfulness teacher training. Yin (inside) & Yang (outside) are now balanced. Within my yoga classes I integrate mindfulness and within mindfulness I integrate yoga.
TEACHING IS MY PASSION
I am Dutch, born and raised in Amsterdam, speaking French, English and Greek. I lived 7 years in Syros, Greece, the capital of the Cycladec Islands. I started teaching yoga in 2009 in combination with sailing in Greece, but my practice started a longtime before that, 23 years ago at the Iyengar Institute in Amsterdam, where I practiced for
5 years. After that I shifted towards Therapeutic Stretching and Hatha.
Currently I teach Hatha, Yin, Yin/Yang flow, restorative yoga and guided meditations at the studio
Youcanyoga in Amsterdam. In addition, I teach private lessons in different locations.
Recently I finished a Yin teacher training as well as a Mindfulness teacher training and received level 1 Physiotherapy ‘Be Activated’ in Edinburgh. I start and finish each lesson with a meditation. With these qualifications my focus is on deep stretching combined with breathing to unblock physical imbalances. I enjoy giving personal attention to each individual attending my classes.