I started my yoga journey in 2008. Before that I practiced Aikido, which is according to it’s founder Morihei Ueshiba, meditation in movement. That quality is exactly what I found back in yoga. Especially in the Yang styles; Ashtanga en Vinyassa.
After some time a desire for more knowledge was born and in 2009 I started the 200 hour Ashtanga and Power vinyasa teacher training at Yoga Garden led by Johan Noorloos, Marcel van de Vis Heil and Anat Geiger.
During that training I was introduced to Vipassana meditation. I was touched by it, started my own practice and went to a retreat in 2013. This experience led to the introduction of Yin yoga in a class by Anat Geiger. This had a great impact on me and inspired me to do the 200 hour Yin Yoga teacher training at Yoga Garden in 2014.
One of the most valuable lessons I learned was that Yin and Yang are present in every yoga style.
Meanwhile Anat Geiger has become my main teacher. The taoist principles of Yin and Yang are one of the cornerstones of my own, daily practice and the classes I teach.
Another one is cultivating awareness. Friendly, mindful observation of body, heart and mind has created lightness and freedom.
With these two cornerstones practicing yoga is no longer limited to the moments on the mat but has become the foundation of my life. I find great joy in sharing this in classes, workshops and art.