I teach Yoga as integration of practices embedded in my somatic approach

CENTERED YOGA is a powerful integration of knowledge developed by Dona Holleman.

I met yoga through the meeting of Dona Holleman. It has been after reading her book ‘The eyes of innocence’ that I was moved to meet her. I am forever grateful for her uncompromising presence, inspiring vision, and knowledgeable teaching.

Centered yoga emphasizes the engagement of the physical and energetic ‘center’ in any posture. It focuses on body alignment to support and improve our easiness in movement and stillness. By giving very clear anatomical reference everyone is able to physically understand and enjoy the benefit of each exercise and posture. The practice develops with calm and attention.

Centered Yoga is the search for balance between the two polarities of the human being, the outgoing, active side and the ingoing, receptive side. It addresses body, mind and the energy body by working with the breath, training our capacity to direct our focus, developing a full attention and how to use and apply our intent.

In 2010 I completed the Centered Yoga 3 years certification Program with Dona Holleman in Italy.

YIN YOGA became a central and integral part of my practice.

For its nature and purpose yin yoga allows me to connect the physical, mental and spiritual aspects, moving through them in a continuum.

I met Yin Yoga through the teaching of Anat Geiger in Amsterdam, an important teacher for my development. In 2012 I took part in the Yin Yoga Certification Program with Anat Geiger in Amsterdam. Her approach is based on Paul Grilley’s teaching.

YIN YOGA addresses the connective tissue through the relaxation of the muscle system, generating an intense and deep physical experience while directing our minds into a state of observation. The practice consists of long sustained postures, where the weight of our body, gravity, and breath work together to tap into the fascia and ligaments to free and use the joints in their full range of motion. 

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