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Nikki Stevenson runs her own business in yoga mats and yoga clothing. A true entrepreneur, she’s a rad surfing yogi from Australia, based in Bali. Nikki is also a yoga teacher and publishes her classes online on her website, a great source of inspiration for any yogi.  The first time I met Nikki was during a yoga class at Serenity. She was teaching. The things she said were so spot on and valuable, I just had to tell her how much I appreciated […]

Dream Chasers: Nikki Stevenson


4Ways To Improve Your Self-Worth and Feel Confident What is self-worth? According to the dictionary, it’s a “sense of one’s own value or worth as a person”. But there are many ways to value yourself. True and healthy self-worth comes from within, accepting all parts of yourself, loving yourself in its entire form and feeling complete just as you are. Self-worth versus self-esteem There’s a difference between self-worth and self-esteem. Self-esteem is more directed outward, it’s more about what you do. […]

How To Improve Your Self-Worth: 4 Ways To Boost Your Confidence


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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. On life, not on drugs. 1. Understand what suffering is What are the root causes of suffering? Let’s use some […]

How to Be Happy: 10 Ways to Lift Your Spirit



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


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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, doesn’t everybody lose their balance sometimes?

How To Find Balance in Your Life


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If there ever would be a yoga festival with these 5 teachers giving classes or workshops, I would book a ticket immediately, no matter where on earth it may be. These international yoga teachers are each inspiring, unique, energising, down-to-earth yet spiritual, and just overall rad human beings. 

5 Inspiring Modern Yoga Teachers to Follow and Learn From Online and Offline



(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 ademhaling. Ademhaling en beweging vormen een geheel (Vinyasa). Je bouwt door deze lessen meer flexibiliteit, kracht en uithoudingsvermogen op. Ideaal […]

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes Start On 28 March


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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 wrong with that? I don’t. Here’s why.

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


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



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 will teach my last yoga class in Scheveningen for this year, as I will be going to Indonesia for 6 […]

Last Surfers Yoga Flow on Wednesday 23 September for 2015


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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’ project. Here’s my review. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will answer as soon as possible.

Review: Elephant Nature Park, Chang Mai, Thailand


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 increase your fitness. We end the class with the best part…: the relaxation exercise. 🙂 Where: Meet at Yoga Studio […]

Surfers Flow: Yoga on the beach



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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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(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 bewegingen (Asana’s) waarbij de focus ligt op het volgen van je eigen ademhaling. Ademhaling en beweging vormen een geheel (Vinyasa). Je […]

Vinyasa Flow Yoga met Jess: vanaf 6 mei 2015


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 through a series of poses – building heat, flexibility, strength and stamina. You can determine your own pace. Focus is […]

Tuesday 14 April: Free Vinyasa Flow Class with Jess



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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 muscle fascia and joints. These poses are also great for non-surfers and people who work behind desks or with computers […]

6 Post Surf Yoga Stretches That Feel Great


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The intense white and soft beach of Fraser Island is just perfect for practicing headstands and handstands – and for taking pictures of them. If you have plans on visiting Fraser Island, I would recommend going on a 3 day tour. We did the 1 day tour, with 30 other day tourists packed together in a giant 4wd bus (apparently the largest 4wd bus in the world – according to our guide). They kind of rush you through, to let […]

Headstand on Fraser Island, Australia


Two days ago I found myself in Granada, Nicaragua, wanting to practice yoga. The hostal I was staying at didn’t have enough room for my yoga mat (and I’m not the type of person to practice in the middle of 20 backpackers chilling in the living room) For me the best place to practice yoga in Granada is PURE, 2 minutes walking from the Central Park. A nice, green (lots of plants all around, even a house turtle) spa/gym/yoga place. The teacher was good […]

Best yoga in Granada, Nicaragua