In 2005 I attended my first yoga class. Being used to competitive types of sports my first yoga experience felt a bit weird. However, it did something with me so I decided to give it a try. Soon I felt the physical and mental benefits the practice gave me and yoga has been a part of my life ever since.
After studying the basics of yoga with my teacher I completed several teacher trainings in the Netherlands like Power Yoga by Tonnie Goes, Kids Yoga with Helen Purperhart and Yin Yoga given by Anat Geiger and Johan Noorloos.
To understand and help kids individually I became a parent and child counselor and a pediatrician taught me how yoga can help children suffering from any kind of pain caused by tension. A nice addition was the Rots & Water-training to help kids and adults to work on their appearance and confidence individually but also in a group.
I am grateful for the period I worked for the Toon Hermans Huis where I practiced yoga with people suffering or recovering from cancer.
Although life itself is my biggest teacher I have always loved and can't stop to deepen my practice by attending workshops f.e. about pranayama, meditation, anatomy, the art of adjusting, chakras, yoga nidra, etc. At a yoga retreat in Costa Rica led by Whit Hornsberger I was introduced and fascinated by Vinyasa Krama Yoga.
In 2013 I moved to Aruba with my husband and our 3 children. Going out of our comfort zones really shook things up but also beautiful things blossomed out of it. Never could I have imagined it would led to having my own yoga studio at home.