Vinyasa Flow Playlist #2

Are you looking for a perfect mix of relaxed and energizing tunes to play during your yoga session? As a teacher, and now also for my personal practice, I use a combination of instrumental yogi music and surfy tunes to create a chill vibe in class. The other day, one of my students asked me to share the music I […]

Vinyasa Flow Yoga met Jess: vanaf 6 mei 2015

(English see below) De zomer komt er aan! Ben jij er klaar voor?! Vinyasa Flow Yoga is een van de leukste manieren om fit te worden, uit je hoofd te stappen, en compleet te ontspannen. Daarbij leer je jezelf goed voelen in je eigen lijf. Zo treed je zelfverzekerd de zomer tegemoet. De les bestaat uit een vloeiende (Flow) serie yoga […]

Tuesday 14 April: Free Vinyasa Flow Class with Jess

Yesssss here we go!! First official yoga class in The Netherlands! Are you in for some delicious Vinyasa Flow, with a little bit of Hatha? Want to work on your core and shoulder strength? Join me in Scheveningen on April 14th. We’re going to do some Vinyasa Flow, with a pinch of Hatha Yoga. This class involves a flowing movement […]

Where to go in Fiji: Top 3 Fiji Yasawa Islands

Far, far, far (depending on where you are) away lies Fiji and its 333 islands. Yes, 333. I didn’t know that before either. We’re here for 14 days, and since day 1 I feel like I’ve stepped into a postcard of the ultimate paradise island. Everything is so beautiful. The water is clear and turquoise, the sand soft and white, coconuts and […]

Soul Food Recipe: Healthy Raw Chocolate Chunks

Chocolate is the ultimate soul food. Especially when it’s good for you! By now everybody knows (or should know) that chocolate has the potential to be super healthy. I’m not talking about those sugared up bars, I’m talking about the rawww version. Just check out my Chocolate Chunks. They’re crazy delicious and easy to make at home (15 mins preparation and no oven […]

Liebster Award

Liebster Award: Paying It Forward

So sweet! Therese from The Baked Apple (a nutrition student from Norway and an awesome food blogger) nominated me for the Liebster Award, an award giving to bloggers, by bloggers. Thank you so much Therese!! What is the Liebster Award? Liebster is a German word and means something like ‘dearest’. According to wordingwell.com: “the Liebster award was created to recognize and/or […]

Extended Side Angle Pose

6 Post Surf Yoga Stretches That Feel Great

Surfing requires a lot of paddling. Your shoulders and your back are constantly active, rotating forward. Wave after wave, after wave. Sometimes you have to paddle against currents, crowds or close-outs. No wonder your muscles get sore! Here are some yoga poses to stretch and release deep muscle tension. Hold the poses for a longer time (1-2 mins) so you release tension in the […]

20 Lessons Learned from Traveling Around the World

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. […]

How to choose a Yoga Teacher Training

Are you thinking of doing a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)? Congratulations! You’re going to learn a lot. However, choosing a YTT can be quite hard. There are just so many out there. Here are 10 important Q&A’s for choosing a training that is right for you. I’ve had some questions from different readers, asking me how I chose my YTT. These are […]

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.  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 […]