Yoga has impacted my life in so many ways. Yoga literally changed my
I was first introduced to yoga when I was super young. I might have been around ten years old when my Mum gifted me a yoga DVD for kids to move around in front of the TV. In the following years up until starting University, I practised yoga every now and then in a fitness studio and experienced the first class that truly started to draw me in. It was taught in a way that made me feel exhausted to the max and blissed out at the same time, a feeling I had rarely achieved before through any other form of physical activity. When I moved to Rotterdam in 2015, I was seeking a balance and a place to call my sanctuary in midst of struggling through my first months living away from my family’s home in an entirely new country. This is when I started to practice Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga for the first time. It became my favourite activity and my teachers managed to introduce me not only to the physical benefits of yoga but made sure to incorporate spiritual aspects as well.
To be honest, when I first started out on my yoga journey, the physical benefits were all I cared about. It has only been over the last two years that I truly embarked on the other seven limbs of yoga (I will go deeper into this some other time), intensely diving into the spiritual realms. Only upon accepting the spiritual aspects of the practice, I was able to move gracefully through slower Yin practices and Hatha classes with the most intense focus on the breath connection.
The last months I have truly intensified my practice through the guidance of my amazing teachers in Paris, London, Bali and Nicaragua. I started to spend more and more time on the mat, predominantly practicing Vinyasa yoga, but also increasing my time actively working on my spiritual development. Yoga has truly changed my life. It is not a sport. It is a lifestyle. A practice guiding me through life and supporting my growth journey. I feel so lucky to call myself a yoga teacher and a student of all that yoga encompasses at once.