Living in Amsterdam and working in advertising for some 20 years, I led an urban life with a stressful job in a busy city. During this time it was yoga that helped me to stay connected to myself and find the calm within. Because of the positive impact it had on my body, mind and soul, over the years I fell in love with yoga more and more.
For many years that urban lifestyle made me happy, and I’m grateful for all the wonderful things it brought me. Until at some point something just started to change within me. During a 3-month sabbatical I did my first yoga teacher training, mainly to inspire myself and deepen my personal practice. But it turned out, contrary to what I expected, that I also loved teaching! Moreover, the sabbatical made me realize I wouldn’t be able to settle for a full time urban life anymore. Instead, I needed to be outside, in nature, at the ocean, doing something I love and feel true passion for. It was then that I decided to follow my heart. I quit my corporate job and am now living the life I want, teaching yoga all over the world.
Besides yoga and being close to nature I love traveling, music, good & healthy food, windsurfing, diving & snorkeling, watching movies and reading.
WHERE I TRAINED
I have been practicing yoga for over 15 years and completed 500 hours of teacher training.
My first 200 hour teacher training was with Trimurti Yoga in South-Goa, India, where I completed a hatha, ashtanga and vinyasa based program.
My second 300 hour training was with Sampoorna Yoga, also in South-Goa. I completed their vinyasa based program.
After 2 years of teaching after my 200 hour training (over a 1000 teaching hours) this makes me a certified E-RYT200 and RYT500 teacher and a Yoga Alliance Professional.