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How to Be Happy: 10 Ways to Lift Your Spirit

How to be happy is something everyone looks for. Happiness is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Are you feeling like you’re a universe away from spotting that rainbow, let alone spotting that pot of gold? It’s okay, don’t despair.  Here are 10 ways to help you be happy and get that spirit of yours high again. […]

Yoga for Surfers: Best 7 Yoga Exercises

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 […]

Ear Infections: How To Prevent And Cure Them Naturally

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 […]

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

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 […]

Pop-Up Surf & Yoga Weekend Retreat 26-28 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 […]

Review: My Mantra Active Yoga Leggings

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 […]

Review: Perfect Spot Hostel Lisbon, Portugal

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 […]

How To Find Balance in Your Life

This week’s theme in class is ‘finding balance’. Finding balance in an unstable environment, such as the ocean, such as life. We focus a lot on arm balances, core exercises and standing balances. But how do you find this balance? Just practice? Yoga is all about balance, but is anyone ever really ‘balanced’? How good a yogi you may be, […]

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes Start On 28 March

(English below)Begin je week goed! Op maandagavond 28 maart 2016 starten mijn yoga lessen in de Keizerstraat in Den Haag weer. Even lekker uit je hoofd stappen en bewegen. Een fijne manier om die ‘Monday blues’ van je af te schudden. De lessen bestaan uit een vloeiende (Flow) serie yoga bewegingen (Asana’s) waarbij de focus ligt op het volgen van je eigen […]