I am based on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Curacao and offer consultations, online or in person depending on your location.
With extensive knowledge and experience in Yoga, Ayurveda and Nutrition, I will work with you to understand your current health status and your personal goals. Together we will create a plan that is suitable for you as a unique individual so that without much sacrifice on your part, you will soon notice positive changes in your health and vitality. Most of all, you will feel more vibrant!
Vitality is the state of being strong and active, both physically and mentally. It is having the energy to enjoy life, being free of pain and illness, and having a positive attitude. This is how most of us want to lead our lives. Yet stress, lack of energy and disease are common factors that diminish vitality. Inadequate nutrition and rest, lack of physical movement, or a (mentally) toxic environment can also affect your vitality.
It is scientifically proven that a balanced diet, Yoga and Ayurveda can help promote and maintain good health and vitality. With more energy you will be able to lead a more fulfilled and productive life.
Take this opportunity today to start on the journey to evolve into the healthiest version of yourself!
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS
2019 - Yoga, Ayurveda, Mantra and Meditation with Dr. David Frawley at The American Institute of Vedic Studies
2018 - Registered Yoga Alliance Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher E-RYT 200 and RYT 500. Over 2,000 hours of teaching experience.
2013 - 2018 - Dietician - Paramedical BSc. degree in Health and Nutrition, The Hague University, The Netherlands.
2012 - 2017 - Ayurveda Practitioner, Accredited B.A degree, European Institute of Scientific Research on Ayurveda, The Netherlands.
2018 - Well Women Yoga Diploma, with Françoise Freedman. Accredited by the British Council for Yoga Therapy and International Association of Yoga Therapist.
2017 - Yoga Therapy - Anatomy and Biomechanics - Anahata Yoga with Peter Clifford.
2016 - Certified instructor of The Five Element Form - Anahata Yoga with Peter Clifford.
2016 - Svastha Yoga Therapy, Anatomy, Physiology and Sequencing of Breath, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Disorders with Dr. Ganesh Mohan and Dr. Gunter Niessen, Krishnamarcharya Lineage.
2015 - 2016 - 300 hour certified Yoga Alliance Vinyasa Teacher Training, Anahata Yoga with Peter Clifford.
January 2015 - 200 hour certified Yoga Alliance Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, Akasha Yoga Academy.
2014 - 400 hour clinical internship at the Prakash Deep Institute of Ayurvedic Sciences, India.
2010 - Holistic Nutrition Course, Kraaybeekerhof Academy, The Netherlands
2005 - 2007 - MSc. Business Administration, Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands.
2000 - 2004 - BSc. International Business and Languages, The Hague University, The Netherlands.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MY JOURNEY
Ayurveda and Yoga has made me a better person from inside out. My body is pain and toxins free, and my mind is calmer and more at peace. I cannot imagine anything better in life than being able to reverse all the ailments I had at 26 years of age, and to feel stronger, younger and more vibrant at 37!
For the first 25 years, I had very unhealthy dietary and lifestyle habits that led to severe digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, depression and anxiety, eventually leading to a burnout. As a child, I was overweight and lacked the motivation for any physical exercise. I had spent my years as a teenager and young adult trying to follow a whole variety of diets and forcing myself to go to the gym, but sadly none of my efforts were sustainable.
I started practising Yoga and Ayurveda in 2008 and quickly became very passionate about both as I realised that practicing daily helped me reduce stress, ease digestive ailments and eliminate other health issues I was struggling with.
In the last 10 years, I have returned to school to become a certified practitioner of Ayurvedic Medicine and Dietician, and I have done extensive research on Ayurveda, Nutrition and Yoga.
With lots of patience and perseverance I healed my body and mind, and realised that I would like to use this gift of Yoga and Ayurveda to help others to heal. I have since guided hundreds of people with their struggles with physical and mental health issues. I am confident that when applied correctly Ayurveda and Yoga therapy works for everyone.