What do you like most about teaching at Het Gymlokaal?
There is a real sense of community that can be felt both with my colleagues and the members. I have been teaching there for a few years now and it is nice to see how students have developed and have become more aware of their body and its possibilities.
What is your background?
I took courses in Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra. I followed the Hatha training in India and the rest in the Netherlands. I am also a certified masseuse.
What is unique about your lessons / way of teaching?
The recurrent topic is to pay attention to breathing. In addition to that, I give many clues during the classes, so that everyone can find by himself his / her body in poses instead of adopting a posture that they think they should execute.
What is your specialty in the field of movement?
My main specialty is awareness of the body, in both motion and relaxation.
Awareness of the inner world is also part of it. It encompasses breathing and emotions and how to deal with that world of yours while avoiding to be misguided by your emotions.
What quality should every good trainer possess?
Being able to adapt your program to the body you work with based on its strength and limitations.
What can people expect from you as a trainer and from your lessons?
People can expect to become more aware and connected with their body. People will be able to notice tension build ups in parts of their body instead of discovering them due to an injury.
I provide various tools during my lessons to help students remain in the present moment. People will also benefit from physical and psychological tension (stress) relief through the practice of yoga and taking massages.
What can you offer / teach people?
After a few years of experience as a yoga instructor and masseuse I am now able to listen to a person and give him or her specific advices for Yoga postures ( targeted work on the body and muscle groups) regarding breathing and how to deal with the mind.