I started with classes in Astanga – Vinyasa Yoga and from my first class, I realized
that YOGA was what I was looking for! I noticed after every class that I was filled with a sense of happiness. I was directed to pursue the Iyengar Yoga Method.
This is when I began my real journey into the body, mind and breath connection. I completed the three-year Introductory course at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Amsterdam, taught by Cle Souren, Charles Hond, and Annemieke Post. During this period of deep practice I started to see and feel the change in the structure of my bones. I have a torsi scoliosis in my lumbar area and also in my thoracic spine and with regular practice of Iyengar Yoga, I have achieved an enormous change to the condition of my spine. Years ago I also had meniscus surgery for both knees and they become much more stable and strong through my yoga practice.
I gained so much power, flexibility, resistance and balance in my body and that also created a great transformation in my daily life.
The practice of Iyengar Yoga has not only changed my physical body, but it has also helped me to control my emotions and to improve my outlook on life. I feel my practice has made me a moderate and ambitious woman of patience, tolerance, compassion, and confidence.
I started with yoga in 1998. And have continued to study the art, science and philosophy of yoga from 2006 uptil now. I teach also for many years now. I have completed the training courses for the Intermediate Junior I, II, and III at the Iyengar Yoga School of Zeeburg, taught by Berber Schonholzer.
I hold the following certifications:
Introductory I- II 2006-2009
Intermediate Junior I 2010-2011
Intermediate Junior II 2011-2012
Diploma Yin Yoga (YGTT3) 2016
Furthermore, I frequently follow international workshops in Europe but even in India. I follow training and workhops from the following teachers: Doug Keller, Stephanie Quirk, Patricia Walden, Manusos Manus, Faeq Byria, Rita Keller, Lois Steinburg, and many others.
In February 2013 I followed classes for the whole month with the Iyengar family in Pune, India. I had the honor in my stay in Pune to receive direct teaching of Sirsasana, Head Stand, from the best yoga teacher of the whole world, in memorie MR. IYENGAR!
Yoga is part of my life.