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, […]

How Fancy Yoga Pants Will Save Your Soul (And The Rest of The World)

Have you ever been to a yoga class, and felt like you were attending a fashion show instead? You know, all the fancy yoga pants hopping around in their down dogs and wild things… You might have a pair of Lululemon’s yourself. Then you understand that western yoga has become a serious fashion and fitness business. Do you think there’s something […]

Fuck It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way

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 […]

Natural Birth Control with the Lady-Comp: Why I Quit Hormones

This title sounds like I’ve become a full-blown hippie. Fear not, I still shave, I just had cosmetic surgery (had to remove a mole that was annoying me), I eat meat, and I use airplanes. After 15 years of taking the Pill though, I have decided to quit. I did it once before, and it felt good. Somehow I started […]

Last Surfers Yoga Flow on Wednesday 23 September for 2015

Summer has come to an end here in Holland. And so has my stay. It has been a blast, this whole Summer. But, now it’s time to follow the sun again. One year ago, while living on Bali, I made the decision to one day come back again. That day is in 2 weeks. So, on Wednesday the 23rd I […]

Review: Elephant Nature Park, Chang Mai, Thailand

Thailand is one of the best countries to visit if you want to immerse yourself in yoga. If you want to do some ‘karma’ yoga (aka volunteering), and if you like elephants, I would definitely recommend joining the Elephant Nature Park in Chang Mai. On our trip around the world, my boyfriend and I spent a week on the ‘Journey to Freedom’ […]

Surfers Flow: Yoga on the beach

Summer has arrived!! The summer is ON in Holland. Grab your beach towel or yoga mat and join us on Wednesdays in Scheveningen for Surfers Flow: Yoga on the beach*! The classes involve a flowing movement through a series of poses. Vinyasa Flow is focused on synchronizing your breath with your movements – building flexibility, strength and endurance. Perfect if you want to […]

Coming Home After Long-Term Travel: 10 Tips to Make it Easier

Whether you’ve been gone for 3 months, or 3 years, coming home after long-term travel is weird. Actually, that’s an understatement. It’s super weird. Especially if you live in a fast-paced country or city, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the Twilight Zone. Everybody is just so strange, people are mostly hurried, cranky and preoccupied with stuff that you just […]

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

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 […]