Sophie Nusselder

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

Who is the natural me? I believe standing in your power is surrendering and letting your soul ray shine. Being fully connected to (y)our source. Expressing yourself freely from the heart; with integrity, love and compassion for yourself and others.

Having a background in Art Education and Creative Development, I’ve always been fascinated by the connection individuals have with themselves, the ways they express themselves and the interplay between them and their surrounding. 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 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, teens and adults.

I always loved travelling and feel very 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 versatile, creative and skillfull teacher; motivating and inspiring students in yoga schools, primary schools and at special locations like a prison in Peru, cultural center in Colombia an asylum center in Netherlands, a yogaschool in Nepal 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 (ex: Buddhist, Dance, Kundalini, Heart, Shaking, Duo 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