More than half of the body of a grown up consists of water. The whole network of connective tissue (fascia) that surrounds our organs, bones and muscles is water. As we become older we often feel more stiff (connective tissue). This is the result of physical processes we all have to deal with. Also, everything we experience in life is stored in our body (connective tissue). If we can or do not pay enough attention to this, for whatever reason, it could be that somewhere something gets 'stuck'. The energy in our body cannot flow anymore, we experience 'pain' or we simply do not 'feel well'. This is because of the connective tissue that gets stuck, which you could call 'frozen' water. Most of the time these are processes that take place in our subconsciousness. To do something about it, it is important to first become aware of what it happening in our body and what message it is giving us. Also your patterns and beliefs are part of this. 95% of our behaviour is coming from our subconsciousness!
I can support you to become aware of your body again. I can give you tools that will increase your awareness and that enable you to change. And to find your peace of mind and balance in daily life.
With the different kinds of yoga and treatments that I offer you can make your body more flexible. The self healing ability of your body will be activated by unblocking the energy pathways. Old cells and old information that is stuck in your body can be released. There will be more space in your body. Room for recovery and renewal. New cells will be produced and new information can be restored in your body. Blood and energy can flow again. You will also soon experience more space in your head. Following the philosophy that body and mind are one, also your thought and emotions will get more space and can be rebalanced. You will soon experience more flexibility. More awareness, More peace of mind. More balance. More vitality.
Yin Yoga is a slower paced, deep working type of yoga. In Yin Yoga you will stay longer (up to several minutes) in the positions. You will draw your attention inwards. This is the reason that some of the poses could feel challenging. You will make contact with your body. You will let go of tension in the muscles to sink deeper in every pose. Time and gravity will do the ‘work’. You will become more aware of your body and your own thoughts and emotions.
Yin Yoga Flow is also a slower paced type of yoga. In these classes we alternate the various Yin Yoga poses with some flowing movements. Poses to target the muscles and the connective tissue will be alternated. Sometimes a bit of flow in combination with the breath, sometimes more static poses and finding stillness in the body. In these classes yoga poses from different yoga traditions are brought together.
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation in which you can experience a deep relaxation on subconscious level. During Yoga Nidra you will come in a state between waking and sleeping. It relaxes physical, mental and emotional stress or anxiety and it will balance your energy deficiency. One hour of Yoga Nidra equals around 4 hours of sleep. Regular excercise of Yoga Nidra will give you a more balanced body, emotions and thoughts and it contributes to more peace of mind, more clarity, a better focus, a relaxed feeling, more energy and a better sleeping pattern.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It is done by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." A Reiki treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit. It is a healing technique creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, balance and wellbeing. Reiki supports the selfhealing capacities of the body.
Shiatsu is a Japanese massage technique where pressure is applied especially through the thumbs, fingers and hands. It stimulates the body's selfhealing capacity, working on physical, mental and emotional balance. Shiatsu massage is performed on a massage table or tatami (on the floor) without the need for the patient to undress (comfortable clothing is advised). Some benefits of a Shiatsu Massage: • Combats depression, anxiety and stress. • Relieves headaches and backaches. • Balances the nervous system, being very useful in treating insomnia. • Improves blood circulation and immune response. • Facilitates digestive system functions and decreases gastric disturbances.
During Mind-Walk® we combine different mindful walking techniques with exercises from Yoga, Mindfulness training, Tai Chi, Relaxation, Meditation and Breathing. You will give conscious attention to your head and body. Putting your body in motion, and sometimes you consciously stand still. The same applies to your head and your thoughts. Sometimes a bit of movement and then bring it to rest. A beautiful alternation between effort and relaxation. A unique way of walking in which we 'work' in and with nature.