I am a yoga teacher

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About me

I am a yoga geek. A nerd. I do yoga, write about yoga, study yoga and teach yoga.
I get up early morning and the first thing I do, is yoga. The whole lot; asana, pranayama, meditation. After that I write books about yoga, write for yoga magazines or design and film yoga video courses for La Scimmia Yoga. And every now and then somebody drops in for a therapeutic massage; often due to a yoga injury. In the evening I teach yoga classes or study yoga. In my weekends – once a month – I teach yoga workshops.
If I’m not busy with yoga, I work on our little permaculture farm in Spain, do some ‘home fitness’ with Sworkit or play with our 2 cats; Lucky & Maus.
My students in the Netherlands used to call me Smiling Yogi; because I always smile. When I started teaching internationally, it became Dutch Smiling Yogi. Hence the name of this website.


Books, articles, blogs; all yoga and health related

Massage therapist

Therapeutic massages to de-stress or recover from yoga & sports injuries


Portret, sports, news, short videos & films

Yoga teacher

Asana, meditation, pranayama, anatomy & philosophy


  • All
  • Film
  • Photography
  • Writing
  • Yoga

Get in touch

I only answer e-mails I consider worth answering; and I do it, whenever I have the opportunity. Which is not on a daily basis.