I am an International ERYT500 Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist, Pilates, Yoga Tune Up®, Yin, Meditation and Mindfulness teacher from the Netherlands, with a degree in education, special needs and a gift for teaching.
All together, I have more than two decades of teaching experience.
Prior to my teaching degree I was studying Modern Dance and it was at this time I found yoga or yoga found me. Since then Yoga has always been an important part of my life. It has helped me to heal my own injuries, to grow stronger and to be more flexible “both on and off the mat”. Yoga inspires me every day to live each moment more mindfully and to help me to accept and love myself as I am…
Today, I have a strong interest in anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and meditation. I am passionate about educating and inspiring students to use Yoga as medicine by using both Eastern and Westen perspectives in my teachings.
“Nowadays we live so much in our head that if we are not careful we become detached from our bodies.”
By inviting people to take up residence in their bodies, they can ease tension, establish body awareness and learn to re-connect with themselves.
I have enjoyed living and teaching Yoga in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia.
Currently I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where I teach workshops, myofascial release, teacher trainings and specialise in “one on one” private therapeutic sessions tailored to the needs of the individual.
I am a dedicated student of anatomy, movement and meditation in order to be of service to my students.
“There is no end to education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”
Completed 500 hrs Advanced Yoga Medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank, Hip Module, Spine Module 1, 2, Shoulder Module, Yin & Meditation Module, Myofascial Release Module, Seva, Mental Health and Wellness
Completed 200 hrs Vinyasa Flow with Erica Blitz
Yoga Tune Up® level 1 teacher
Yoga Therapeutics with Doug Keller
35 hrs Yoga Therapeutics with Jonas Westring
More then 100 hrs workshops with Desiree Rumbaugh
Wisdom Warriors training with Desiree Rumbaugh and Karen Church
100 hrs Yin/Yang and Mindfulness Meditation TT with Sarah Powers
Several Silence Retreats with Sarah Powers
65 hrs Myofascial Release, MyoYin & Spine Anatomy TT with Jo Phee
65 hrs Chinese Medicine, Meridian Nidra and Hip Anatomy TT with Jo Phee
Level 1 Medical Qi Gong
Yoga Philosophy with Carlos Pomeda
35 hrs art of sequencing with Julie Martin
25 hrs Sridaiva with John Friend and Desi Springer
60 hrs Thai Vedic Bodywork, with Kimmana Nichols
100 hrs Anusara Immersions, with Noah Maze, Jayendra Hanley and Jonas Westring
Balanced Body Mat 1 and 2
Balanced Body Reformer 1,2,3
Balanced Body Chair Module
Balanced Body Props
Karin Locher, The Matwork and the Anatomy Trains