I love to connect (with) people and guide them in their journey.
I was first introduced to yoga in 2013, in Delft - the Netherlands. The years following, yoga became an essential part of my life, a passion I would often try to share with friends, family, partner and colleagues.
After graduating from university, I decided to take a year off and focus on my passion for yoga and travel. I joined a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh - India. This YTTC enabled me to truly share my knowledge and joy for yoga.
A year later I joined Skadi van Paassen for a 100hr Yin Teacher Training Course, in The Hague - the Netherlands, to deepen my understanding of foundations of this practice.
I started teaching a couple of months after my first teacher training, which I've continued to do till today. I teach group classes, private & corporate sessions and workshops. I've also taught in a surf & yoga camp, which was done more in a retreat style setting.
My personal practice lies with Ashtanga, which I like to balance with Yin and Vinyasa.
Yoga gives me a deeper connection to myself, my body and my surrounding, it brings out happiness and love. This is what I love to share in my classes. My classes vary from Ashtanga Led, Vinyasa (hot) and Hatha or Yin. You can find me at Neo Yoga Delft, at Liv Yoga in Leiden, at Samudra Yoga in The Hague and as a substitute teacher at several studio's in the region.
I teach different style of yoga:
Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic and physically more challenging style of yoga. I teach classes based on the Ashtanga method originally taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga has a fixed sequence of postures, connected by a deep, conscious breath. This class requires a certain level of strength and flexibility, however I like to be creative with the postures so all levels can participate.
Vinyasa means breathing and moving system: for each movement there is one breath. All the postures in this class will be based on the rhythm of the breath, creating a certain flow. I like to be creative with my classes and create a new flow for each class, customised for the practitioners.
Hatha yoga is the oldest type of yoga, the grandmother of all yoga if you will. Translated from Sanskrit Hatha stands for Sun (Ha) Moon (Tha). Hatha refers to the balance between the sun, the active, masculine, right side and the moon, the calm, femine, left side within us. In Hatha yoga we work towards balancing and uniting (yoga) these two sides. A Hatha class is for everyone, all postures in the class can be adapted according to the practitioner's level.
Yin yoga is a slow-pace style of yoga where the focus lies on the deeper, stiffer tissues of the body, the connective tissue: the ligaments, joint and the fascia. By staying still in postures for 3-5 minutes and relaxing the muscles completely, we get to work on this deeper tissue.
Are you looking for a yoga teacher? I offer one-on-one and group sessions for both private and corporate purposes. Please contact me to discuss what you have in mind. I'd love to hear from you.
Organizing a retreat, a day out with colleagues, open house or a festival? Yoga can be a fun edition to your event. I would love to create a session that fits within the context of your event.
Need a teacher for your studio? I teach classes in Yin, Vinyasa, Hatha and Ashtanga style or I can customize a class to your requirements. Typically I will adjust the level of the classes to the level of the students, so everyone can enjoy the class.
Maybe you want to increase your flexibility, strength or want to develop your own practice, I can help you with this. One-on-one sessions will be customized to what you want. Contact me and we can figure out how I can help you.
Do you have a party , girls night or a weekend away with friends and you would like a yoga workshop, I will create a workshop to suit your event.