I've been teaching yoga for 4 years & practicing for 11. I teach yoga with a very strong awareness of anatomy & how different your body is from everyone else's in a yoga pose. My training in yoga & anatomy is with Paul & Suzee Grilley & students of the Grilleys; their focus is fundamentally on understanding how the variations in your bones & muscles can affect what you feel in a yoga pose.
Yoga, mats & leggings made their way into my life when I needed it most. In 2007, I was burned out: my body, mind & self-confidence were at the lowest point of my life. A friend of a friend brought me to my first yoga class, Bikram yoga; I didn't know what had hit me but I knew I was on to something. The physical & mental practice of yoga brought me back into my body: I regained trust in myself, got my focus back, my body felt physically better & my mind was clear again.
When I teach you yoga it is all about why you are doing the pose, what the pose is doing for you & how you are feeling.
As a yoga teacher, I am passionate about teaching you to listen to your body & learn how to feel the incredible intelligence of your own body. I teach you to move & use your body so that you can experience for yourself the benefits of yoga. It really doesn't matter how flexible or fit you are to feel the benefits, what matters is you move & work with what you've got.
Yoga is a great & safe way to get out of a sedentary lifestyle, get moving & using your body in the way it was designed to move. Your body is unique; so unique that how you need to move to feel the stretching & opening can be very different from the person beside you.
I continue to train with teachers who focus on the anatomy, energy & mind body relationship of yoga.
I've have been blessed to have had the opportunity to practise with such dedicated teachers as Peter Sanson in New Zealand, Kirsten Berg & Mitchell Gold in Bali, Luke Jordan from Northern Ireland, Dace Osleja in Brussels & Petra Visser in Prague. Their spirit & passion are my inspiration.
Yoga Teacher Training
Yin Yoga: Bones, Muscles, Poses (2018, 50h)
certified by Paul & Suzee Grilley, Soquel, CA, USA
Yin Yoga & Anatomy (2017, 100h)
certified by Markus Henning Giess & Karin Michelle Sang, Yin Therapy, Auckland, New Zealand
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (2014, 200h)
certified by Marc Pouw, The Yoga Loft, Brussels, Belgium
Hormone Yoga with Ineke Van Niewenhove, Brussels (2017)
Yin Yoga & Energetics with Dace Osleja of Mandala of Life, Brussels (2016)
David Swenson Weekend Ashtanga Workshop with The Ashtanga Space, Brussels (2016)