With Je Eigen Natuur (Your Own Nature in Dutch) I organize weekends for any individual that likes to go away, relax, get inspired and enjoy in the middle of Dutch nature. Combining introspective and expressive disciplines, you have the chance to explore parts of yourself and experience something new.
I work together with professionals that each bring their own expertise and passion, to ensure a diverse and interesting program. More information can be found on http://www.JeEigenNatuur.nl (only in Dutch)
I am a Psychologist (Acceptance & commitment therapy), coach, mindfulness & yoga teacher, reiki healer, blogger and thai yoga masseuse.
Over the last decade I have been working as a psychologist and mindfulness teacher. I mainly apply technics from acceptance & commitment therapy and mindfulness. Both based on wisdom from the East. I love thinking and living outside the box, dancing salsa and philosophy about life.
The interest for yoga was reawakened after some life events and I started practicing ashtanga yoga intensively in my hometown in the Netherlands. This had a profound effect on my level of wellbeing. Therefor I felt I needed to explore yoga and other healing technics further in Asia. So I followed a Yoga Teacher Training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow ( 200 hr Yoga Alliance ) and 2 years later another one in Hatha yoga (shivananda sequence). I also learned reiki healing and traditional thai yoga massage.
My mission in life is very basic: to help myself and others to suffer less and to be happier. How to be happy? This is what yoga has taught me and is still teaching me. I learned that it is not just the asana, pranayama and meditation practice that matters but the integration of yoga over the whole scope of your daily life. To me it is a way to update “the matrix”, to eat differently, to treat others with kindness, to realize you do not need any conditions to be happy, to be a creator, to go beyond the person into awareness itself, to spread love, to live from the heart and in the present.
My teaching/therapy/healing style is influenced by my education and work as psychologist, mindfulness teacher, reiki healer, thai yoga masseuse and by retreats, teachers and inner and outer journeys I made over the years. I use my sense of humor, show up with authenticity, vulnerability and metaphors to explain complicated concepts.
Magga duikt op elk aspect van bewust leven. Van coaching, meditatie, yoga, voeding, massage tot compassie activisme. Door kennis en gereedschappen aan deelnemers aan te reiken, ontdekken ze hun eigen bron van wijsheid.