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Do you want to improve your surf skills? Start with yoga! And stop thinking that you’re not flexible enough. Even if you can’t reach your toes, you can still do yoga. Do it to increase your flexibility, your strength and endurance. Not only physically, but also mentally. Overcome your anxiety in (and out) the water by learning how to control your breath. Enjoy this yoga for surfers 7 best exercises. Practice and all will come. Strengthening 1. Down Dog (Adho Mukha […]

Yoga for Surfers: Best 7 Yoga Exercises


Ear Infections: How To Prevent And Cure Them Naturally Chances are big that when you are a travelling surfer, you’ve not only seen many beautiful surf spots, you’ve also seen many ugly hospitals. We get hurt a lot. We endure fin cuts, reef cuts, abrasions, concussions, ear infections and many more injuries and illnesses in our endless search to get our next fix. A common problem, not only for surfers, are outer ear infections (Otitis Externa). Especially in warm climates […]

Ear Infections: How To Prevent And Cure Them Naturally


This post is long overdue, about some 4 months. BUT, what is better than reminiscing over sunny summery photos in the midst of winter?! And… to look forward to next year’s retreats (28-30 July & 25-27 August 2017 for Scheveningen, and April and/or May 2017 (dates TBA) for Bali, Indonesia)!? 😉 Really, this Weekend Retreat was one of the best experiences in my life. A dream came true to organise, host and teach 12 amazing women all about Surf & Yoga. It was such […]

Impression of the Surf & (SUP) Yoga Weekend Retreat in Scheveningen August 2016



Pop-Up Surf & Yoga Weekend Retreat 26-28 August 2016 Feel like spending a weekend full of surf, sun, (SUP) yoga, meeting new friends, enjoying healthy meals and good vibes?! Join my friend Georgina van Dijk and me this Summer. Right in the heart of surfer’s town Scheveningen, The Hague. A great opportunity to connect with like-minded people and learn, or improve your surfing skills. Start or deepen your yoga practice, re-energize and become more in tune with nature, and yourself. Start: […]

Pop-Up Surf & Yoga Weekend Retreat 26-28 August 2016


Yoga leggings. They’re a phenomenon. Either you hate ’em or you love ’em. You’re a lover? Then you might find this review helpful in upgrading your wardrobe. You’re a hater? Please read on, and I might just convince you to give these leg huggers a try. I am definitely a lover of yoga pants. More of some than of others (depending on how they make my butt look, which is – of course – very important in my yoga practice). But yeah, […]

Review: My Mantra Active Yoga Leggings


Aaah Portugal, one of the sunniest areas of Europe. With around 3000 hours sunshine a year, it’s no wonder so many Northern Europeans escape their polar climate, and head down to the land of plenty. Ideal for surfers (so many different waves), Portugal has something to offer every traveller. So when I was invited to review the Perfect Spot Hostel for a Surf & Yoga Retreat in Cascais, Lisbon, I didn’t need to think twice.

Review: Perfect Spot Hostel Lisbon, Portugal



A couple of years ago I was reading this Dutch magazine about happiness, called Happinez. Many people who read Happinez, are looking for happiness in their own lives. So was I. It wasn’t that I was unhappy, I had a good life. I had a great partner, an awesome job (I really loved that job), and I lived in a nice house. I was surfing twice a week, and I did my yoga. There was something missing though. I didn’t […]

Fuck It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way


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5 Core Yoga Poses: Build Up Core Strength and Mental Focus Many of the people who I teach how to surf, ask me what they can do at home to better prepare them for the waves. I tell them to practice popping-up at least 5 times every morning, and I tell them to start doing yoga. Yoga creates more strength and flexibility in both your body and mind, helping you to deal with all kinds of challenges. Here are 5 core […]

5 Core Yoga Poses: Build Up Core Strength and Mental Focus


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20 Lessons Learned from Traveling Around the World What is it like to be traveling the world? To travel for months and months, just exploring new places? I’ll tell you what it’s like; it’s the best thing ever! And… it’s seriously hard work. You have to organize basic necessities day after day,  survive in unfamiliar places, and stick with it. Long-term travel is no vacation, it is a full-time job. After 14 months of traveling, I wish I could tell […]

20 Lessons Learned from Traveling Around the World



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Top 10 Intermediate Friendly Surf Spots in the World Are you a beginner or intermediate surfer? Are you looking for gentle spots to practice your skills on? Then take a look at this top 10 list of intermediate friendly surf spots in the world. Fun guaranteed. Of course, it all depends on swell size and other weather conditions if a spot works for you or not. Yet in general, these places have relatively soft-landing features (meaning: low risk of losing skin or breaking bones when […]

Top 10 Intermediate Friendly Surf Spots in the World


I totally, absolutely love this campaign: on May 1st 2015, the first ever Women’s International Surfing Month kicks off! Organized by The Wahine Project, it is a month intended to globally celebrate women’s wave riding. YESSS, count me in!! An American project, the Wahine Project organizes all kinds of girls/women related surf events. Their main objective is to eliminate (cultural) barriers for girls and women to learn how to surf.

First ever Women’s International Surfing Month