“On the way to myself I have been so many people”
My own personal story – shredding my skin
I have always been fond of sports. ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, basketball, horse back rising, kick boxing, dancing. No wonder that after secondary school I had an interest in studying physiotherapy…. But then I thought: “No, maybe better to study something like management or business because probably I have better career opportunities…” And so I dropped the idea of physiotherapy and started studying Facility Management for 4 years. Since I am not a quitter I graduated and started working in this field, only to find out after 4 months that I did not enjoy it.
An internship in 2006 in Surinam for 6 months had opened my eyes: I found I felt excited to connect to different cultures and ways of living. That made me decide to go back to University and take on two year Master, named ‘Culture, Organization and Management’. I enjoyed it as it fit very well with my curious/inquisitive nature. A social science that opened my eyes to different cultural and societal perspectives. I graduated in 2011 and found a job as a market researcher. Due to a reorganization, an increase in workload, my own perfectionism and my growing aversion to materialism and consumerism I had a burn-out end 2014.
“After all falls apart, all falls into place”
This was what I call the tipping point in my life. There was an urge inside of me to change my life. I already practised Yoga for about 5 years at that time and it had led me inwards – towards my personal desires. A friend of mine mentioned a Yogaschool in Costa Rica and within 10 minutes my decision was made. February 2015, I went to Costa Rica with an open ticket to get out in nature, dive into a Yoga teacher training and see where life took me.
It has been the best decision ever. If there is anything in the world that empowers you, it is travelling. It opened my eyes to new perspectives and therefore challenged my ideas and beliefs. It shows you there is a different way of living than the Western 9-5 office job and it promotes your independency. After a few months in Costa Rica I managed a small Caribbean Guesthouse and founded my own Yoga school ‘Alma Yoga’ (Alma meaning Soul in Spanish). I did what I loved and I felt extremely empowered!
Ever since, I am studying and working to make my dream a reality:
Being an Ayurvedic & Yogic therapist, empowering you to learn to balance your body & mind for a life time.
No diets, no list of do’s and don’t and certainly no pharmaceutical drugs, chemical pollutants and hormones. No, a real understanding of how nature reflects in you, so that you see that balance is not a matter of forgo, but rather a creative play with the natural elements. With understanding and self knowledge we can all learn how to balance ourselves on a daily basis through our diet, lifestyle and herbs is needed.
This is why I am excited to take this journey on with you, I want you to feel empowered and take on your life fully!
~No one is you, and that is your power~
“Dare to ask yourself this question:
What do I (yes, you and no one else) want?
I don’t mean on that superficial day to day or even year to year level.
I mean what do you want from life?
Keep asking yourself with an open mind and heart.
The answer, that is where your power is at….
Be fierce, act upon that power.
Because your only true purpose in life is THAT.”
Explore my offer and start your journey.