Teacher, Therapist, Tourleader and Organizor

I am someone who has many interests and passions.
For that my background is quit diverse. 

By the years I experienced that my interests and knowledge in different areas are complementary to each other. One inspires the other and creates the following. And not standing on it's own. 

The many interests and experiences I have gained over the last 20 years, comes together and finds its way into a full (er) form of guidance: In addition to yoga and breathing exercises, is increasing awareness of one's body and mind by the practice of mindfulness. Massage which contributes to feel better into your body and thus in your mind. The importance of healthy nutrition, the healing properties of herbs & oils.
To fully enjoy the little things in life, and loving kindness to yourself and to each others. Not to mention being creative.

Studies & Certifications 
I studied Creative Therapy and Social Cultural Development (BA) in Holland. 
I am a certified Reiki Master and Thai Massage therapist. Hatha yoga & Ashtaga yoga. Nutrition and Coaching.  
Additionally I qualified myself in yoga therapy and vipassana meditation. 
Languages I speak are Dutch, English, German, Spanish and Arabic. 

Work.
After my studies, I worked for years as a social worker with various groups. 
Since 2006 I work worldwide as a tour leader for a Dutch travel company and started my photography company in 2008. Besides assignments and working for magazines, I used this tool in special courses and workshops for specific target groups. The special photography tours were one of the best I ever guided. 
Along the tourleading, I start working in the tourism industry since 2010.
I learnt a lot but felt working the whole day at an office is maybe not the best for me and felt it was time to follow my dreams and started to work as a holistic health practitioner. 

Along with yoga, meditation, mindfulness, nutrition, reiki treatments, massages and coaching I am happy I can offer a wide range of tools to guide people on their personal journey. 


And also for me, it is always a journey to grow and learn. 
I love to read and study about new subject, to deeper knowledge I have. 

About 25 years ago, I took my first step into a yoga studio. In the years that followed I went deeper into yoga and studied as well Vipassana meditation and natural medicine. Around that same time, I received my 1st and 2nd degree Reiki, completed with Thai massage. Some years followed, while working in other fields, setting up my photography company, and practicing myself. Then around 6 years ago it felt right to make the step. To start teaching. To learn more again in this fascinating area of wellness and well being. 

My next step is guiding more retreats and working at a health & wellness center. Before I will start my own.