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 my racing bike. A few years ago I started looking for something (complementary to sports) and relaxing for my body and this is how I discovered yoga.
After having had a successful professional career in marketing communications and event management, I was looking for a new path in life. 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. As it was the first huge trip by myself, it was challenging and way beyond my comfort zone. I was afraid traveling alone for a long time. Still, I was determined to go and was 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 with them in Belgium. My dream of organizing yoga holidays with inspiring teachers from all over the world, started in Asia during my world trip, so the first seeds of ‘Yoganic Moves’ were planted.
Once back home I got confronted and tested again, because I was far away from all of this. 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. I started taking the first step with a retreat in Belgium, in August 2013 with Bhud, a great teacher from Thailand. This was the first step, one step closer to my dreams.
Every day I am working and heading in the direction of realizing my dream, one step at the time and now I am proud of the yoga program I have for 2014. In the meantime I have also finished my yoga teacher training and I was teaching yoga on Koh Lanta, Thailand.
I practice yoga 6 days a week and have participated in many different workshops (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.
About Yoganic Moves
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).
Yoganic is a contraction between Yoga and my name Annick. Each holiday is a creation coming from my heart and soul. I love to connect people and places. I love to work with other people and value the power of co-operation.
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.
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.”