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Meditation at a Yoga Retreat

Yoga retreat in Morocco

Yoga retreats and Yoga Teacher Training Courses are magical ways to transform yourself. Spending time with yourself, reflecting on who you really are, opening up, working your body and not worrying about basic things in life (as food, work) connects you with the real you. Makes you look inside and discover the real you. I […]

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Sattvic mind - one of the three gunas

Three gunas

Nature consists of three primal qualities; the three gunas: Sattva, Rajas ans Tamas. These three gunas (Sanskrit for ‘what binds‘) are the main powers of Cosmic Intelligence. They determine our spiritual growth and are the powers of the soul which hold the karma and desires that lead us from birth to rebirth.Everything around us, is […]

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Meditating for a full day. There are a lot of benefits of silence

Benefits of silence

I am having a silence day tomorrow. No talking, no social media, no internet (I’ll write tomorrows blog today). Just a bit of yin yoga, meditation, eating and reflecting. I am really looking forward to it. There are so many benefits of silence. For the last few years I really loved morning silence. Just getting […]

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involuntary shaking in meditation

Involuntary shaking

Lately I’m shaking heavily when I’m meditating. Really heavily. It normally starts out slow, with just a bit of movement in my body, but the longer I sit the more heavy I’m shaking. So heavy it almost makes me fall over. I don’t do anything myself. I just sit still, but my body is involuntary […]

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I'm gong to miss Meditation Garden San Isidro

Meditation Garden San Isidro

Packed my bags again. Sure I’m going to miss this place. But my work is done. I created the website of Meditation Garden Costa Rica / Meditation Garden San Isidro. From September onwards it will be open ‘for the public’. The last two and a half weeks it was just me, meditating here. Every morning […]

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Teaching Yoga at PaasCro in The Netherlands. But who was the first Yoga Teacher? Photo Erik de Roij

The first yoga teacher

Who was the first yoga teacher? Mythology gives us two options. According to the Bhagavad Gita, a  sacred Hindu text, lord Krishna was the first yoga teacher. According to another classic text, Hatha yoga pradipika, Lord Shiva was the first one to teach yoga. Krishna is recognized as an avatar (an incarnation or a deliberate descent of […]

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History of yoga

History of yoga

Yoga has always been around. There is no real beginning for the history of yoga. (In India) people have always wondered why they were on earth, where life was about. They always have been on spiritual a quest. Historical evidences of yoga were seen up to 4500 B.C and are found in the Vedas, the old sacred scriptures […]

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Eight-folded path

Eightfold path

Ending the ‘chain of rebirth’, reaching enlightenment, it’s doable for all of us. The only thing we have to follow is the Eightfold path, according to Patanjali; the guru and saint who  wrote the yoga sutras (around 400 CE), the first complete ‘book’ about yoga. The eightfold path is the path of Raja yoga. It’s […]

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Four paths of yoga

Four paths of yoga

From a historical perspective there are four paths of yoga. These paths (schools, ways) are bhakti yoga, gnana yoga, karma yoga and Raja yoga. They are based on the only four realities in our life: body, mind, emotion, and energy. Whatever we do, it is on these four levels. We can only act with our body, our mind, our emotions […]

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Meditate on: stop having expectations

Stop having expectations

Buddha said it long, long time ago: ‘We suffer because we have expectations’. So stop suffering is simple: stop having expectations. But stop having them, means retraining our mind, because for years and years we have allowed our mind to wander, to fantasize, to have all these thoughts in advance. Our mind, our brain cells […]

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Yoga is science

Yoga is science

Yoga is a way of life. It’s so much more than the asanas most people do. It’s even more than pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation and all three of them together. It’s a day to day routine. A scientifically day to day routine, because yoga is science. It’s no religion, no new age ‘thing’.  It’s […]

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Little beach meditation before the Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

I love teaching at yoga retreats

Long days, hard work (photography, video, kitchen hand, medical first aid, massage therapist and yoga teacher in one), but man I love teaching at yoga retreats. The connection you get, the depth you get, the conversations about yoga and food you get and the progress you can book; it’s just unbelievable. This week I’m teaching […]

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Yoga Sutra 3: Then the witness is established in itself

Then the witness is established in itself

Yoga Sutra 3 How often is your mind silent? Totally silent? Not bothering you with all kind of thoughts? Athletes have it sometimes: they come in a flow and can set amazing records. Musicians have it sometimes: they become one with their instrument and give an outstanding performance. People who are in danger have it […]

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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.