Born with a passion for movement, I started doing sports from a young age and have spent many years in sportclubs, on the running track, the spinning bike and racing bike. A few years ago I started looking for a way to relax my body and quieten my mind and this is how I discovered yoga.
On a professional level, I was also looking for a new path in life. I have had a successful professional carreer in marketing communications and event management for more than 14 years, but this did not give me any fulfilment any more. I felt lost and did not know what to do, I did not want to go back to the old, but did not know what direction to head in.
I thought that traveling and exploring would bring me new inspiration and an answer to my questions. It seemed for me the only way to go, but it was not the easy way for me as I was very much afraid to travel alone for a long time. Still, I was determined to go and ready to face my fears. I knew I had to take this step towards redefining myself.
In Oktober 2012, I left and travelled in Bali, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines for 5 months, longer than I had expected and planned for. During this unforgettable trip , I discovered new horizons, I got to know myself better, I learned a lot. I also got more interested and slowly passionate by Yoga and its philosophy.
During this journey I approached any teacher that inspired me spontaneously for organizing a workshop or yogaretreat in Belgium. That is how this dream started.
Once back home I got confronted and tested again, I thought it was only a dream and not possible to make this dream come through. Anyway, I was persistent, putting my dreams very high, higher than my own obstacles. So I decided to organize a first retreat, which took place in Belgium, in August 2013 with Bhud, a great teacher from Thailand. In the meantime i have organized yoga holidays in France, Thailand and Turkey.
Every day I am working and heading in the direction of realizing my dream, one step at the time and I hope in that way to inspire you to make your dreams come true.
I practice yoga 6 days a week and have participated in many different workshops, yoga conferences and festivals (Janet stone, Kino Mac Gregor, Bryan Kest, …) In July 2013, I joined my first Yoga teacher training (30 hours RYT) with Manju Jois. In November 2013, I decided to travel back to Asia for a new yoga adventure in Thailand. I gained my 200 RYT with ‘Its Yoga Thailand’. An Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training inspired on the ideas of Larry Shultz, better know as ‘the rocketman’.
I am continuously following workshops and trainings in order to further develop myself and my practice. In May 2014, I followed an additional 80 hours teacher module with Sarah Powers of Insight yoga on Integrating Yoga, Buddhism and Psychology. I am also deepening my knowledge in yoga anatomy and followed workshops with Leslie Kaminoff and a 5 day intensive training with Gernot Huber. I am now studying with Tiffany Cruishank of Yoga Medicine and following an anatomy training with Jason Crandell. I am ready for an advanced teacher training with Daniel Aaron and the Radiantyly Alive team in March 2016.
I compare yoga with a dance, a mediation in motion. I love the fluid movements and I find the transition between each pose as important as the pose. For me yoga is surrendering and accepting where I am at each moment, without comparing myself with others and with a focus on myself. This is how yoga also reflects in my real life, to be happy and enjoy the process of the yoga practice and my business, without being focused on being at the destination already. I believe as a teacher, I remain a student for the rest of my life and I am always eager to learn more.
As Sri. Pattabhi Jois said “practise and all is coming”, that is how I see my yoga practise and that is how I see life.
Through yoga I can reconnect with my body and broaden my awareness. I find a lot of inspiration in the yoga philosophy and I try to apply yoga off the mat, in my life.
About Yoganic Moves
Yoganic Moves is about expanding your Yoga and your (Travel) boundaries.
Yoganic Moves is a melting pot of my passion for sports, adventure, yoga and connecting people. With Yoganic Moves I am offering yoga holidays and retreats in combination with other acitivities such as sports, adventure, culture and coaching. I work with vibrant teachers from all over the world.
Yoganic Moves has a deeper meaning. To move stands for growth and development, but also for travel and literally for moving (sports and yoga asana’s).
With Yoganic Moves, I want to “move” you towards your dreams and to connect you with your inner teacher, your passion and mission. I want to inspire you to follow your dreams, to gain more awareness and find a deeper connection with your true self, as this is the essence of life.
Travel and Yoga are both transformative. Join us on the mat, a retreat or holiday and watch what happens. Where will your Yoga take you?
Yoganic Moves is delighted to welcome you on one of her travels!
An inspiring quote. By Marianne Williamson
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”