Yogasessie voor het eerste chakra.
My bag is packed, the alarm set for 3.30 am. Tomorrow I’ll be leaving La Mariposa – again. Last time I was pretty excited to leave. After a whole month of studying Spanish my brain needed to relaxe and Mark was coming over from The Netherlands to travel around Nicaragua with me. This time I […]
Yoga: Smiling Sun Salutation: Sun Salutation with arm balances
It’s dark. I can’t see a thing, except for a small ray of light, inspecting the shore far, far in front of our canoe. The water slowly hits the bow of the canoe. Around us are caimans. How much? I don’t know. The idea of the 1.50 meter big animals with razor sharp teeth all […]
Marieke, Jessica, Tara, Greg and I don’t know how many more; I’ve been flying them over the last couple of weeks here in Nicaragua. Ever since Esther Hertog, the flying Acro Yogi, ‘infected’ me with the acro yoga virus – almost two years ago – I’ve been flying. And being out here in Nicaragua, I […]
Smoke rises up from the dark, black whole underneath me. Sulfur is stinging in my eyes and my throat. How many meters it’s down; I don’t know. I’m laying flat on my belly. No fences to be seen. No light. The moon was our hope this evening, but clouds are blocking it’s view. I feel the […]
Here I’m standing, at the edge of Cerro Negro, the black volcano just an hour outside of Leon. This is what I wanted: Volcano boarding in Nicaragua. But is it still what I want? If I go snowboarding in Austria, Switzerland or France, we would call this a black piste. Dark black, because it’s steep as […]
I’m not very good in doing nothing. I love yin yoga, I can meditate and going slow, I’m training to be in the moment, but I’m not very good at just sitting around and doing nothing or in ‘chilling’. I think doing nothing is a waist of time. I love the Buddhist version: they are […]
After a month of Spanish classes it was time to chill; time to relax, time to do nothing. Well almost nothing, because I’ll always teach yoga, so I did teach a few classes last week and a short Thai Yoga Massage workshop at Rancho Esperanza in Jiqilillo Beach, Nicaragua. But for the rest Esperanza was just […]
John F. Kennedy said: ‘Don’t ask what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.’ Michael Jackson said: ‘I’m starting with the man in the mirror.’ Mahatma Gandhi said: ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’ John F. Kennedy, Michael Jackson, Mahatma Gandhi and many […]
Thursday evening, teaching Vinyasa flow. No meditation. It feels strange. For years I’ve been doing two classes in a row. And for years they have belonged together, for me. Asana and meditation, meditation and asana; they’re one. Teaching meditation was always a challenge. A nice one. I like the whole philosophy behind yoga. For me […]
God gave me a lot of talents, rhythm wasn’t one of them. Don’t worry, I dance. Just in my own way. You have the music that’s playing and you have me dancing: two completely separate things if you see me move. I don’t care, I love dancing. It would be nice to have rhythm, but it […]
‘So I’m going to do this. Again. I’m not a lot of a dancer. Still haven’t found the switch for rhythm in my brain, but he, somebody had to lead. And this Heart Chakra Meditation of Karunesh is to beautiful not to do…Stupid thoughts…. Well, that’s why I’m doing this, or not? Here we go: […]
Mozart in Half Moon pose, Beethoven in Bakasana: One hundred people doing yoga in the park at YogaBuiten every sunny Sunday in the summer. The audience in the concert hall in Tilburg on Sunday mornings growing older and older. Time to ‘combine forces’. So we came up with the idea of a Yoga Concert: Classical music […]
Yoga class online: 30 minutes. Allround class, targeting all muscle groups.