I am very happy you are visiting my website. Welcome!

On this website you can find more information about the classes I teach, the schedule and the yoga journey I am undertaking.
Via my blogs I share my love for yoga and it gives you an insight in what I am working on, going through and trying to learn. The focus is to share my discoveries in yoga and the path I will be walking, which hopefully can be an inspiration for others to start doing yoga too, or learn with me as I am going.

I am a dedicated Vinyasa yoga practitioner. I have been doing yoga on a regular basis since 2008. I started practising after I burned myself out several times. This happened at such a young age that I realised I had to make some drastic changes in my life. This realisation brought me to do yoga so I could learn how to find calmness in myself and understand the boundaries of my body. I explored various yoga styles and teachers until I settled with a more powerful style that helps me deal with my busy daily life. I love the energy my body creates, and the stillness in my mind, while posing in a powerful asana.

In 2010 I made my first trip to India to get get trained and learn more about yoga and the lifestyle. I have been back several times since then and I’ve been practicing yoga in studios in Amsterdam, Sao Paulo and San Francisco. I am also an active Vipassana meditator, I have undertaken several 10 day silence retreats. My aim is to do one course per year to deepen my meditation experience, self knowledge and compassion for others. In 2014 I finished a Vinyasa yoga training with David Lurey and Mirjam Wagner, I have a deep understanding of anatomy via a yoga anatomy and breathing course by the breathing guru Leslie Kaminoff. To deepen my practice and that of my students I am practicing yoga therapy under the guidance of Kate Holcombe and I have been trained in BoxingYoga by Kajza Ekberg and Matt Garcia.

In the past I have taught private and group classes in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Amsterdam. As of 2015 I am living and teaching in San Francisco,  following my dream to become a better yoga teacher and practitioner.

3 thoughts on “Yogitine

  1. Ziet er goed uit hoor martine! Heel leuk om te lezen. Ik ben echt een trotse tante. Ik zou heeeel graag eens een les bij je willen volgen. Wie weet komt het er nog eens van. Ik wens je alles succes toe die je maar nodig hebt om te slagen in je nieuwe wereld. Heel veel geluk van tantetje. Xxxx

    • Thanks Georgia! Exciting times when you are in training. Wish you all the best. And keep up the blogging, it is a perfect way to discover your own path while sharing it with people who are interested!

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