After 5 months of yoga experiences, I flew to Bali to attend Yoga Teacher Training (TTC). A combination of the yoga styles Vinyasa flow, Yin yoga & Restorative Yoga (Yin & Yang). My Dutch yoga teacher advised against it, due to my short knowledge and experience with yoga compared to the intensity of the training, but of course I went anyway. A world opened up to me, the time of my life and I loved yoga! Due to a car accident, twice, I have a whiplash. I was spending years figuring out how to manage the pain and find a way “how to live with it and deal with it. Day-in-day-out, I was in pain. During my training my whole body changed and for the first time after years my pain changed. This was so special, it made me curious, I wanted to learn more and share that with everyone. Why should we live with physical symptoms and pain when it can be done without them!
After my return I started teaching yoga in the Netherlands, met so many special people in my classes and was always happy to hear that I could inspire them in some way. Soon I made the choice to follow my path back to Asia, I wanted to gain more international yoga knowledge from people all over the world, eat healthy, come to myself and figure out what my path in this life really is. During my time living in Asia, I took several new yoga trainings and was able to learn a lot from all the wonderful people who acrossed my path during this period. I have also taught classes in particularly beautiful places in ´paradise´.
So, as I had the opportunity to experience in a very special way, yoga does a lot to a person. It gives you a powerful body and a good development of your core strenght. Peace, balance and many more things that everyone better can experiencing thereself. Since yin and yang are important in the body and in life, because after all this gives the balance, I also teach different yoga styles that are yin and/or yang related. Powerful yoga styles that strenghten your body, and powerful yoga styles in the yin way that challenge you in postures in a different (gentle) way. In the process, you also come across a lot about your own body and you as a person, self-knowledge.
When I returned after living in Asia for over a year, there was another crossroad in my life. What am I going to do, where am I going to and where am I going to live? I always wanted to start something for myself, my own business. I came from fashion & media and worked as a clothing stylist for celebrities in Thet Netherlands. Fashion, creativity and clothing is something I enjoy immensely. This also led me to draw, have produced and set up my own yoga clothing line during my time in Asia, Lively Collection. I had achieved the basics of creative and clothing, which is one of my passions, and after returning to the Netherlands, found that it was time for my other passion; a yoga studio. I thought if it’s not my way, this will become clear. I got a lot of reactions about how I was going to do it and if it would ‘work’. I had no idea, in my opinion it is important that you do the things in life that you like and from your heart, then the rest will follow naturally. My motto was; ‘Let go of your worries’ or insecurities and function from your heart. Uncertainty is a negative energy and will not bring you anything positive. So after two months of renovation works, I was able to open my beautiful studio on February 1, 2017. I enjoy this place every day and I hope you will experience the same or come and experience it in one of my classes or with one of the other fantastic teachers who help me to teach in the studio.
Live from your heart and above all don’t think too much, life is not that complicated. Above all, follow your passion and believe in what you would like to do and achieve in this life, and the rest will come naturally.