A B O U T J O L I J N
The first time I found myself on a yoga mat was when I was 15 years old - 17 years ago. By the time I was dancing and yoga was part of our curriculum. Focusing on the breath and doing sequences without an end goal? I couldn't understand or enjoying it. Till years later. I kept on doing movement / yoga.
In a moment when I lost the connection with myself a bit, I came to Ashtanga yoga and there it really started. A lightbulb came during a yoga class that I need to be in India. 6 months later, after I graduated of my second studies, I did.
During the first week of my Yoga Teacher Training in India, I entered a little book shop. He gifted me a book about Ayurveda. He said it will change my life.
It did. The ancient wisdom of Ayurveda brought me close to my authentic self.
My dream was since ever to explore, experience, re-member this ancient old wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda and one day to share it with others.
During the last 6 years I did several yoga trainings all over the world in Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Yin/Yang, Yoga Nidra & Pranayama. In these years I studies Ayurveda as well: first some years with Chanderdath Makhan (to study Ayurvedic massage therapy & Ayurveda practitioner), later with Katie Silcox, Indu Arora, Mary Thompson & some other most wonderful teachers who shared their love and wisdom around Ayurveda and Yoga.
I bow deeply to them <3
I created my own yoga teaching style: juicy, playful and spicy.
How to experience a calm mind and freedom in the body in a playful way.
I share this in my yoga classes I teach at Delight Yoga & De Nieuwe Yogaschool in Amsterdam since 2015 & at my Yoga & Ayurveda retreats I give since 2019.
Since 2 years I am giving Ayurvedic consultations (online & offline) and massages.
Let's get in contact if you would like to work together!
With lots of love,