Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga
How / when did yoga come into your life? What does yoga mean to you?
When I was 12 years old, someone already told me that I had to "go on yoga" later. Honestly, I thought yoga was strange, really not for me. Until through a long period of tension and pressure I got back problems and those words came up again. In 2012 it finally happened and I followed my very first yoga class at De Yoga Studio.
Yoga is a way for me to tune into myself, to check how I am doing, physically and mentally. It helps me to keep my body flexible and powerful and to see things more clearly. It has brought structure to my life and has given my life direction. Yoga does not only take place on your yoga mat. The most important lessons that I have learned through yoga in recent years relate to situations of my mat.
What can students expect in your lesson? What do you want to give your students?
What I try to teach during the lessons is a bit of awareness. Every day is different. Check each lesson again how things are going that day and see what is possible or works for you. It is not about how far you have been in the poses during class. You also don't have to feel completely happy after every lesson. It's about the process. Do not be too hard on yourself, but certainly not too soft. You can often do much more than you think. On and especially next to your mat.
What do you do besides yoga?
Two days a week I work together with Fieke Klaassen at the office of De Yoga Studio. And further, I am busy with my family and I really enjoy photography.
Which courses did you follow?
2020 - Birthlight Perinatal Teacher Training
2016 - Intensive ‘Ashtanga First Series Teacher Training’ met David Swenson
2015 - Yin Yoga & Anatomy
2014 - Teacher Intensive Training Therapeutic Adjustments
2013 - Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Training