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Welcome to Dutch Smiling Yogi 3.0

Yes! We’re back. Welcome to Dutch Smiling Yogi 3.0. If you’re a regular to this website, you probably have seen that we have a new layout. One we’re very proud of. One the talented Sara Bigatti designed for us. And one that fits with the big plans we have. If you’re a regular, you are […]

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Back at Sampoorna. Filming a Mysore class

Back at Sampoorna Yoga

I just walked down from the top shala and felt like skipping. I am just happy. I had such a nice morning practice. I’m back at Sampoorna Yoga again, in India. This morning it was self practice for the new group of the 500 hours yoga Teaching Training Course (TTC). It’s an amazing group: devoted, […]

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Photo shoot Maison d Hote Morocco

Photo shoot Maison d’Hote

A crook, single, dry tree is fighting for survival in bare land. Sand all around him. The sun burning on his leaves. No shade, no green in sight. A few kilometers away is water. Salt water. The water of the North Atlantic Ocean. Too far away for its roots. This is the dry land of […]

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Polyamory a lovely solution

There are more members on (a Dutch dating site) than there are singles in the Netherlands. There is a dating site,, especially for people who are in a relationship but are looking for a flirt behind the back of their partner. They have 603.000 members (3,5% of the Dutch population). Why? Why cheat? Why […]

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Fire-Ceremony with a burning coconut

Burning coconut

Six o’clock in the morning. Normally I would be in bed at this time of the day, but for some reasons yogis are getting up early. As soon as nature wakes up, the yogis wake up. Natures rhythm and the rhythm of the yogis are one. In the morning our body makes the hormone melatonin, […]

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In love with yoga: doing my TTC in India

In love with yoga

What it is with yoga, I have no clue. Somehow this way of exercise works for me. Maybe because it’s so much more than exercise. I can’t give an explanation for it, but after every training I feel more at ease, more open, more vulnerable and at the same time more balanced. By training my […]

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Me time in Goa: looking at the fishermen coming to shore

Me time

It’s 8.30 in the morning as I walk bare footed over the beach with the Indian ocean washing over my feet. Small crabs dive away in their holes when my shoe seize 12.5 comes down close to them. The sky is clouded, a sea breeze cools my head off a bit, whereas the Indian ocean […]

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Home coming blues: with my cats on the sofa

How to survive homecoming blues

The hardest thing of travelling isn’t finding out where to go, it isn’t all the time you have on your hands and it isn’t surviving on a budget. The hardest thing of travelling is coming home. Two friends of mine are pretty depressed, being home again. I know what they are going through, I had […]

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The Scene: Alcohol and tears

Alcohol and tears

With a wodka-coke in my hand I look at the photo in front of me. The photo on my laptop. A black photo with a white line around it. You normally get them in a white envolop with a black border. No good. The men on the photo smiles at me. A mysterious smile. One […]

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Homecoming picnic

homecoming yoga picnic

I’m back in the Netherlands again: so let’s have a homecoming yoga picnic on the 2nd of August in the Stadspark in Tilburg at 14.00 o’clock. You don’t have to do anything: Locals will take care of the food. Just bring your mat and yourself and make sure you sign up in advance at  and let […]

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Private: yoga courses

Ready to start with yoga? Do you want to get more flexible? Finally get rid of back pain and / or stress? Or do you think yoga is something for you? Whatever your reason is, we have the yoga courses for you.

Yoga courses for beginners

yoga courses

yoga courses

This Yoga beginners course guides you through the first steps on your yoga mat. The course consists of seven video classes and an introduction video. The classes are between 35 and 45 minutes. The course is designed to give you the best start to yoga you can imagine.

The course only costs 6,95 euros, because we want to help as many people as we can to start with yoga.

You’ll find this course in our webshop.

Thai Yoga massage tutorial

thai yoga massage tutorial

Thai Yoga Massage

A Thai yoga massage is a beautiful gift to give and to receive. With our Thai Yoga massage video tutorial you will be able to give this gift. This tutorial will guide you step-by-step through a relaxing massage. This tutorial consists of two video of half an hour: one massage for the front of the body, one for the back of the body.

Thai yoga massage is practiced with clothes on.

We love Thai yoga massage. To let as many people as we can experience it, we only ask 5 euros for this tutorial.

You’ll find this tutorial in our webshop.