Yoga, meditation and selfcare are completely integrated in my life. I can’t think of a day without any meditation, yoga or ritual. But that wasn’t always the case.
Back in university I struggled, a lot. I just came out of a long relationship at a young age and was really searching to find my own way. As a perfectionist, art academy wasn’t doing me any good. All the criticism on my work made me so insecure, it felt like criticism to me as a person. At one point I had enough, if I didn’t take action I would have had a burnout at 21.
So I started a journey of self awareness that’s still going on today. To become aware of my negative thought patterns stirred up a lot, but sometimes you have to surface what limits you and holds you back before you can start healing.
At the same time yoga entered my life to aid in realigning my life. For a long time yoga helped me to relax and let go while I was on the mat. It did help me to be a bit more relaxed but I still had a hard time loving myself.
It wasn’t until I moved to Thailand, to live with my husband, that I discovered a new way of living. Slowing down and letting go was absolutely necessary to survive in rural Thailand. When I went on a 1 week yoga retreat nearby my mindset slowly started to shift. It introduced me to the deeper, spiritual practices of yoga. Many seeds were planted that only started to grow almost 5 years after the retreat. Little did I know that those 7 days would turn my life upside down.
Fast forward to today. I recently finished my yoga teacher training and with that a dream came through. I initially did the course for myself as I was struggling with a postpartum depression after my second was born. During the course I dived deep into my unconscious, dug up heavy stuff and released it. This deep level of healing was necessary to grow, as a person, as a mother, as a wife and to be born as a teacher.
It has become my mission to help others find this balance in their lives. To share my knowledge with those who are seeking a deeper understanding of life. Whether you’ve never done yoga or are an experienced yogi, there are always new things to learn. In yoga we say: Practice makes practice. We don’t strive for perfection. Yoga is a continuous journey.