Flow through movement: transform your yoga practice forever

Being in the flow, reaching a flow state, going with the flow: what does that really mean? Everybody uses the word 'flow', what is it? How would give words to that state of being? And how can you reach flow-state? What is flow? When I started to do qigong, I raised my...

Relax! What a 70-year old Kung Fu Master taught me about chillin’ out

The power of letting go As you might know, I love my Qigong practice. It is the one thing I always do, even if I don't have time to do anything. It helps me to relax at any time, even when I am under stress or way to busy.  I often get the question what qigong is and...

Self love isn’t a cliche

It was a Saturday morning, I just taught my Yoga Dance class in Amsterdam. After the class, while enjoying a hot tea, Willemijn Welten from House of Awareness asked me where it all began... . How and when I started my journey into self-development, dance, and energy...

Traveling? Make time for your workout, yoga practice or meditation

It is Summertime! Time to go traveling and see the world. Finally! But... how do you stay energized, keep your body in shape, your mind calm and your energy on a high level while traveling? Does your practice only happen inside the gym? Can't you get yourself to...

Why going to a retreat is not a luxury

It has been two weeks that I was that beautiful Chi Kung and Tai Chi retreat in Italy. Right next to the sea, in this gorgeous hotel. Training 6 hours a day and relaxing the rest of the time. Now, back home, I do feel the stress of daily life, of deadlines and getting...

Raising your vibration

Our bodies, minds and everything around us are made of information, of energy. That is easy to understand, and at the same time it might be an abstract knowing. For sure, you know when you have energy and when you lack energy. You might have experienced how amazing is...

Giving to be able to receive

When partnering in dance, it is important to give your weight to your partner. You have to give weight so that your partner can lean into you as well, and together you can use the weight to stay in balance, to give it direction or to create momentum. I remember having...

Why Marie Forleo’s B-School is a game changer

Three years ago I went on a holiday in Bali (and ended up staying 2,5 years) where I got in touch with people who were running their business from their laptops, anywhere in the world. I had never heard of something like Online Business and wasn't into marketing at...

Heart Opening Morning Practice

The more I read about manifesting and creating your life, the more I realize that there is just one thing that matters: it matters how you feel. And that is not as woo-woo as it might sound to you. As a matter of fact, it totally makes sense! It is the happy, bright...

Opening up your hips & Heart

Sometimes you want to move, or you feel like you 'should move.' Instead, you keep working on the computer or watching television while eating your favorite cookies rather than moving! In you mind's eye, you see yourself in a great sports outfit going to the gym or...