Yoga Teacher, Therapist, Tour Leader and Organizor

About 20 years ago, I took my first step into a yoga studio. Those first years my weekly yoga practice was mostly for a moment of relaxation and working on my flexibility. Without realizing it, yoga offered me so much more than that. This I recognize with many people to whom I give classes to now.

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.

After years being inspired by other teachers, I start giving yoga and meditation classes. 
I greatly enjoy helping others, to inspire and to contribute to their well-being, both physically and mentally. 

Originally from Holland, I moved to Jordan at the end of 2010.  I started to work as a ‘Product manager’ at Meenagate in Aqaba, acompany providing ferry services for tourists between Aqaba and Sinai, Egypt. A big new challenge was waiting for me. I left behind my photography company in Holland and took a huge step in the unknown. After 3,5 years, I decided to resign to focus again on where my true passions are: Yoga, Photography and Traveling.
And I feel very  blessed I can combine these in weekly yoga classes, retreats,  meditation, Reiki and massage treatments, organizing and guiding (my own) trips, and enjoying photo assignments and giving photography courses.

Maybe it seems that my passions are very different from each other. However I experience it is very complementary to each other. One inspires the other and creates the following.

I love to learn and to keep developing myself: this summer (2015) I completed in Thailand an education of ‘yoga therapy, bodywork & massage’
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.

A bit more about my background.
I have a BA Creative Therapy and MA Social Cultural Development. As well a certified Reiki and Thai Massage therapist. 
Since 2006 I work worldwide as a tour leader for a Dutch travel company and started my photography company in 2008. And speak Dutch, English, German, Spanish and Arabic.

My next step is to offer yoga/ spiritual / photo trips in other countries as well. And to start a B&B with a spiritual center. A place where travelers can relax and getting inspired.