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Sadhana – uninterrupted practice; keep on studying yourself (video)

Yoga and tantra both put a lot of emphasis on Sadhana;  practice. In the words of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra: Sadhana is a process of internal refinement, which allows men to move towards perfection. The key to sadhana is abhyasa; uninterrupted practice. If the practice gets interrupted for any reason it has to start from […]

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A taste of Ayurveda

A taste of Ayurveda; classic Indian medicine (video)

I love Ayurveda; the classic Indian medicine. Why? Because Ayurveda tries to keep healthy people healthy and tries to root out the cause of illness instead of treating symptoms. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, said it ages ago. And yet nowadays Western doctors fill […]

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Come and join Sara Bigatti and me on our Yoga Retreat Tuscany from June 10th till 17th 2016

Yoga retreat Tuscany June 2017 with Sara Bigatti and Dutch Smiling Yogi

Time for a yoga break? Come to the yoga retreat Tuscany with Sara Bigatti and John Kraijenbrink (Dutch Smiling Yogi). This will be an intensive yoga retreat full of meditation, philosophy alignment, anatomy to understand your body better, and of course lots of yoga. You can book the retreat by sending us an email through our Contact […]

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I’m totally broke due to Indian demonetisation

Totally broke due to Indian demonetisation – Life of a Traveling Yogi (video)

Thanks to the Indian demonetisation I’m totally broke. I have precisely zero rupees left. I can’t pay for food, I can’t pay for groceries. I even can’t pay for a lime soda. The idea behind the demonitisation is to get the black money out of the Indian economy. I’m all for that, but at this […]

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A buddha statue 'looking out' over Golden Bay

Living between hippies in Golden Bay

Golden Bay is New Zealand’s paradise for hippies. After the Queen Charlotte Track we return to Nelson, back to the Foot Prints Lodge, close to the beach, where we find-out that Lorain, the Irish girl, and Massut (Iran) are still there. They’ve got some company of James (UK), Corry (Canada) and Antony (New Zealand). With […]

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View over Queen Charlotte Sound

Hiking Queen Charlotte Track: undiscovered New Zealand

The Queen Charlotte Track (71 kilometers) runs through the Marlborough Sounds; a national park that most tourist who visited New Zealand miss out on. Too bad, because this nature reserve, in the most Northern Point of the Southern Island has everything a lover of the outdoors can wish for: beautiful views, azure, blue bays, steep climbs, flourishing vegetation […]

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My life in Rome: shooting yoga videos with Sara Bigatti

My life in Rome, Italy (video)

My life in Rome is history, El Puertito de Guimar on Tenerife is the new ‘now’. After three weeks of shooting videos for Sara Bigatti’s La Scimmia Yoga and shooting online video classes for my own YouTube channel Dutch Smiling Yogi I moved on. Tenerife is my new home. For now. I ended up in a […]

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