Sophie Nusselder

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“Stand in your power, in the center of your truth, with open heart”  

I believe we all want to live from an empowered place where we treat ourselves and others with kindness, acceptance and love, but often we hold physical, mental and emotional tension. Having a background in Art Education and Creative Development, I am fascinated by the connection individuals have with themselves, the ways they express themselves and the interplay between them and their surroundings.

MULA is Sanskrit for: base, source, original, first, raise, fundament. Ever since my childhood I remember having a natural desire for physical movement. Born and raised on the Dutch countryside I loved to bike, hike and play in nature. I received my first yoga lesson in 2007 and directly knew I started to explore a path that would change my life. The awareness of the breath made me connect with deeper layers: a fortification of magic!

At the time I was teaching creative writing and theatre to children and started to integrate yogic elements in my lessons. Including noncompetitive physical activities had a positive effect on the general well-being of the children as they encourage self-esteem, body awareness and relaxation. Fostering cooperation and compassion, instead of opposition, is a great gift for all of us: children and adults.

I always loved travelling and feel blessed to have shared yoga with many people (children, teens and adults with different backgrounds) at different locations. How lovely it is to become a versitale and skillfull teacher; motivating and inspiring students in gyms, yoga schools, primary schools and at special locations like a prison in Peru, cultural center in Colombia, the desert in Chile, an asylum center in Netherlands and a yoga teacher training in India.

In all my teachings, my personality which is playful, energetic and introspective shines through. I love to accompany my students in learning to move with awareness, build strength, see patterns, let go and relax into who they really are. Many thanks to my teachers who inspired me with Childrens Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Anusara Yoga, the Vinyasa Krama sequence system, Yogic Philosophy, the Indian health system of ayurveda, (Chacra) Psychology, (Yogic) Anatomy, Yin, Restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra and different Meditation practises (to name a few: Buddhist, Dance, Vipassana, Kundalini, Heart Meditations, Shaking, Duo Meditations, Loving Kindness etc).

I keep on learning and being inspired every hour I teach, mostly from my students. Please feel welcome to join my classes and discover what yoga can mean for you!

Lokah samasta sukhinu bhavantu

May all beings be happy. May all my thoughts, words and actions contribute in some way to the happiness of all beings.

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Pictures on this website: Suzanne Pijnenburg, Chantal Aimée Ehrhardt and Boukje Kassenaar