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About Me

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For me yoga has been about showing up. Showing up for myself, for life and for others. I came to yoga at an early age through my mother and I did my first Yoga Teacher Training at 18 years old. 

I have been practicing, teaching and most importantly been a STUDENT of yoga for over 20 years. One thing that I have learned and observed over the years is that we/life keeps evolving. Things change constantly and we simply can’t stay as we are. In my teachings I teach what I learn in my own continuing evolution. 

My evolution - My Practice

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In the beginning, yoga for me was quite physical. I love the dynamic style of yoga like Hatha or Vinyasa flow, focusing on strength, stability & fitness. I have always been an avid student and it was in the "Clarity Process" (mediation training) that I began to embody the teachings of meditation and self-inquiry which encourages us to see past our old stories and conditioning that might hold us back, and experience true presence. This shifted my practice to be more meditative and I now also cherish slower practices like Yin Yoga & Meditation. 

 

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi
 

After the Clarity training I began to see the wisdom texts like the Sutras and Bhagavad Gita, in a new light. Rather than just reading the words, I understood on another level because I had touched the deeper layers within myself in an embodied way. For philosophy to come alive you have to experience it!  

 

Another aspect of my evolving practice is age! It happens to us all and learning about my body as it changes over the years has evolved my practice into being more functional - injury and pain free! Its shape is now more of an embodied flow with elements from Hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative, meditation and everything else that I have picked up along the way, that encourages you to be at home in your body and present with life.

 

I am forever evolving my own practice through continued study and training. And I am always open to questioning previous methods (including my own) and challenging myself, integrating new knowledge and insights into my teachings. I integrate all of my evolving learnings into my online classes, live workshops, festivals, retreats and trainings worldwide.

I am very grateful to my early teachers: Clive Sheridan, who taught me not to take anything too seriously, and Taetske Kleijn, with whom I studied the Clarity Process, as well as my training and work as a therapist. Currently, I am studying with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.

Forever learning, always evolving, living the teachings. 

If you want to learn more about me, my teachings and practice read my interview on my blog

My Offerings

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Yoga

I founded EkhartYoga in 2012 and I have been teaching yoga classes in person (and online) for over 20 years. My approach is practical and down-to-earth has inspired thousands of yogis all over the world.

Retreats

Join me for restorative, transformative retreats - yoga & meditation, healthy food, beautiful nature and like-minded souls.

Live Satsang

Time To Come Together - Join my monthly donation based Satsang on Zoom and immerse yourself in community, movement & meditation.

Therapy and Coaching

Make self-compassion a key part of your life. When you learn to respond to yourself with compassion, support and kindness during times of difficulty, things begin to change. You will be able to connect with yourself, others and the world from a more authentic, stable place. Embrace yourself and your life unconditionally despite seemingly inner and outer imperfections, and show up with loving awareness during tough times.

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