“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.
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 took 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 in yoga made me connect with deeper layers. A fortification of magic in life!
MULA is Sanskrit for: base, source, original, first, raise, fundament. For me, yoga means aligning: with unique attributes of my personality and true nature – my deeper self. Yoga and meditation are tools to remove that what blocks me and allow space – the space of pure presence. By constantly returning to this space I discover what is true and what is not. It’s direct communication, which results in pure clarity, free feelings, liberation and creativity.
My teaching style is a good reflection of my personality: playful, energetic and introspective. In my classes I want to invite you to experience “what is” in the physical, mental, emotional and energetic body. I want to give you tools to move with awareness, to build strength, to see patterns and let go. I would like to accompany you to relax into who you really are, in order that unnecessary resistance and stress transforms and creates space.
I gradually experience yoga as a feeding of my deepest yearning, it creates challenges to develop myself and it works as a support in my inner pursuits. I love to share different aspects of this beautiful art and science in my teachings.
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.
2015: Yin & Yang Anatomy Teacher Training // José de Haan-de Groot // Yogatreat // YA 150 hours
2014: Training focused on trauma sensitive; mindfulness based asana practise // James Fox // Prison Yoga Project
2012: Sva Dharma Teacher Training : the body // Delight Yoga // YA 200 hours
2011: Basic Hatha Yoga Teacher Training // Axel Persaud // Yogadocentopleiding
2010: Kidsyoga // Christine McArdle-Oquendo // World Family Yoga
2009: Kidsyoga // Helen Purperhart // Jip & Jan Academie