As a certified yoga teacher I offer yoga classes. The focus of my teaching lies in creating a good energy flow in the body and calming down the mind

Yoga adapted to your psychological needs & physical ability

Personally I practice Yoga to be better at living in a peaceful way to improve the relationship I have with myself, my body and my mind and the connections that I have with others.

I teach / share yoga to help you create a good energy flow in the body and create a calm mind. I mostly teach a style of yoga that is a mix of Himalayan kriya yoga, hatha yoga (sivananda sequence) and mindfulness meditation. I also teach yin yoga inspired by Jo Phee/ Sarah Powers styles. Some classes are more focused on kriya’s, asana (poses) practice, others more on meditation and pranayama/ breathwork.

At the end of a class I sometimes give a little bit of reiki and/or thai yoga massage. I adapt my teaching style depending on what I feel is required for the participants on a mental and physical level. I also give specific kriya sets to my psychotherapy clients that they can practice for 21 days so that we work on several levels (energetic, mental, physical and the soul).

My Yoga Education and Experience

Education: In 2016 I have followed a Yoga Teacher Training in Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow (200hr Yoga Alliance ) at Sampoorna yoga and a second teacher training in Hatha yoga (200 hr Yoga Alliance) at the Arhanta ashram in India in 2018.

In 2020 I followed a chinese medicine & yin yoga teacher training in the Netherlands with Marieke vliegen, yinspiration trainer and senior assistant of Jo Phee.

I also go back to Rishikesh (India) quite frequently to practice with different yoga teachers like Surinder Singh among others. Due to the pandamic this wasn’t possible so I followed classes online with Surinder.

As I encountered the strenght of bodywork/ energetic work in mental health care with people who suffered from trauma, depressions, anxiety etc, soI followed a workshops to understand more about how to adapt classes to people who have experienced trauma and specific mental disorders.

I also practice and have followed education in TRE (Tension and Trauma release exercises) that incorporates the polyvagal theory.

Experience: I have about 800 hours teaching experience in himalayan kriya yoga, trauma sensitive yoga, hatha yoga (Sivananda style), ashtanga inspired vinyasa flow and yin /restorative yoga.

Where did I teach so far?

The beach in Fisterra: I teach yoga at the beach in Fisterra. I was doing this as well before the pandamic started.

Mental health care & Addiction care: I also taught and teach classes to clients of Serenity GGZ (addiction care) and the U-center, a clinic where people find intensive inpatient treatment for depression, addiction, anxiety, trauma and personality problems.

Yoga retreat centers: I have also have been teaching at La Crisalida, a yoga and detox retreat-center in Spain where I worked as a as a health and wellbeing mentor for some monhts. In addition to this I was teaching in Guatemala to visitors of the Yoga Forest and La Paz hostel in Guatemala.

Albergues in the camino: I also taught many classes in an Albergue called Monte Irago and at Albuerge Sol y Lua in Fisterra, to pilgrims who were walking the camino de Santiago de Compostella.

Yoga studios: I taught & when I’m around I teach workshops and classes in an old monastery in the Netherlands, called Klooster Simpelveld, which is now a holistic healing center. Here in Finisterre I sometimes teach in the local association, the local gym and also in the Spiritual center called Soulfisterra


Learning to meditate and maintaining a moment-to-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings and emotions are the main benefits of working in the field of mindfulness.

“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally,” says Kabat-Zinn. “It’s about knowing what is on your mind.”

The class is based on mindfulness meditation courses taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Mark Williams (MBCT & MBSR) . In this class we will discuss some theory’s about mindfulness and practice. Also there will be space to share and reflect on your camino.

I was registered as a category 1 mindfulness teacher at the VMBN. This is the Dutch and Flamish society for mindfulness teachers. I desubscribed as I am not workin in the Netherlands much at the moment.

Mindfulness meditation class in Finisterre

Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally,” says Kabat-Zinn. “It’s about knowing what is on your mind.”

The meditaiton classes I teach are inspired by zenmaster Thich Nhath Hahn, Osho, Jon Kabat Zinn, Mark Williams (MBCT & MBSR) . In this class we will discuss some theory’s about mindfulness and practice. Also there will be space to share and reflect on your camino. Now and then I organise a walking meditation, see the schedule above.

I was registered as a category 1 mindfulness teacher at the VMBN. This is the Dutch and Flamish society for mindfulness teachers. As I’m not in the Netherlands much, I deregistered.

My mindfulness practice
Out of interest and curiousity about all kinds of spiritual traditions I have been travelling around the world as a kind of spiritual seeker. From England, to France, Thailand, India, Japan, Belgium and Guatemala. I have experience/ been practicing meditations from several traditions and teachers like Goenka, Osho, Zen, Therevada, Thich Nhat Hahn, Tibetan buddhism and Keith Wilson. Therefor I stayed with New life foundation,  Plum Village, EIAB, Tushita, Wat Umong, Wat Pah Nanachat, Dhamma Pajjota, Tibetaans instituut Yeunten Ling, the Gaia House, Osho Gangadam, Osho Om Bodhisatva Commune & Sattva yoga. I have followed the long traject from See True and about 12 years of meditation experience. I followed retreats and  classes with Christina Feldman, John Peacock, Mark Williams, Robina Courtin, Thich Nhat Hahn, Frits Koster, Erik den Brink, Anand Ji, Keith Wilson and Satsangs with Mooji. At the end of 2021 I have stayed for about 3 months in Plum village in the rain retreat to practice mindfulness, so I can apply it more as a lifestyle.


Since 2011 I have been teaching mindfulness courses to groups and on an individual basis, on- and offline. I worked for See True in Beek and organised the 8 week MBCT/ MBSR training for them. I also taught mindful eating trainings in an obesity clinic (CO-EUR) where I also worked as a psychologist. I also taught mindfulness classes in mental health clinics like U-center and Serenity GGZ. If you like more information about my background see the about me section. I have been educated as a Mindfulness teacher in 2010 and am registered as a category 1 mindfulness teacher with the VMBN. This is the Dutch and Flamish society for mindfulness teachers. Because of this some of the Dutch health insurances cover the fees for a mindfulness course. I have been teaching groups and individual courses also as a part of a mental health treatment, online and offline. At CO-EUR I taught a course about mindful eating. I combine yoga and mindfulness approaches in my yoga classes. 



Impressions of yoga and mindfulness classes

Education and Experience as a mindfulness practicioner & trainer

I followed and finished “Het lange traject van See true” which involves: 10 years meditation experience, participation in a MBCT/ MBSR training, (silent) retreats and theme days about mindfulness, advanced and basic teacher trainings, course on buddhist psychology, psychopathology, 3 hours of supervision and writing a reflection report about a grouptraining I taught.


  • A basic teacher training for teaching mindfulness at SeeTrue
  • An advanced mindfulness teacher training at SeeTrue
  • An acceptance and commitment therapy  (ACT) course at SeeTrue with Gijs Jansen
  • How to teach a mindful eating course at SeeTrue with Roy Thewissen
  • 2 day Workshop by Prof. Dr. J. Mark Williams, founder of MBCT
  • Mindfulness based compassionate living (MBCL) for mental Health- professionals module 1 with Frits Koster and Erik van den Brink at VUMCA
  • At the moment I’m staying 3 months at the Rain Retreat @ Plum Village, France
  • 8-day Dharma study retreat with Christina Feldman and John Peacock @ the Gaia house, England
  • 6-day retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh and the monks and sisters of EIAB & Plum Village in the  European institute of applied Buddhism, Germany
  • 4-day retreat at Wat umong in Chiang mai, Thailand
  • 4-day retreat at Wat Pah Nanachat in Ubon Rachathani (International Forest Monastery), Thailand
  • 5-day introduction into buddhism witht Robina Courtin bij het Tushita meditation centre, Mcleod Ganj, India.
  • 10-day Satsang with Mooji Baba, Rishikesh, India
  • 7-day retreat at Osho ashram in Deradun, India
  • 3-day chakra healing retreat, Osho ashram Gangadam, India
  • 10-day Vipassana silent retreat with Goenka, Belgium
  • 10-day retreat in Plum village, Thailand
  • 1 month stay with New life foundation (mindfulness community) in Chian Rai, Thailand
  • 1 week rain retreat at New Hamlet, Plum village, France
  • 1 week assisting the sisters at the mindful childrens program at a EIAB family retreat
  • 3 months Rain retreat at plum vilage, France 
  • 7-day retreat at Osho Gangadam
  • 200 hour Sattva yoga teacher training (including meditation technics)


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