Poem- At life’s end

There is this one certainty, this one thing we all know. That is when you arrive here, one day you must go. On that day what was solid, shatters apart, except for this one thing, the force of the heart. The force of the heart is uncontrollable and extends beyond time. Beyoned matter and comprehension,…

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Here’s to the teacher in me!

It being the beginning of May already, I suddenly realised that I’ve officialy been teaching for a year. A year. I can’t believe it has already been that long. It feels like yesterday that I was repeating my exam sequence over and over again. That I was stressing out about the correct order of the…

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Stuck at home because of the Corona virus? I’ve got just the thing for you: ‘Yoga School dropout’ by Lucy Edge

This book was a gift that I hadn’t touched for a while before I read it. I think I finished it about a year ago, but I still return to it every now and then. When we talk about ‘yoga books’ they’re usually not the lightest of reads. Most of the time their either very…

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The ‘Anicha-thing’. Welcoming change

Hello again Wow. I can’t believe I’ve finally taken the time to sit down, open my laptop, make myself a nice cup of tea and simply write. It’s been months since I did that, and this very moment makes me realise how I’ve missed it. In the past period I have probably experienced a wider…

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The principle of humanity and reconnecting through yoga – my version

Being a military lawyer, the principle of humanity is a concept I learned about right at the beginning of my training. It’s part of the ‘four principles’ of international humanitarian law, designed to limit suffering during an armed conflict. The principle of humanity forbids the infliction of all suffering, injury or destruction not necessary for…

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International Day of Yoga Amsterdam 2019

So, this happened. On behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Defense, together with my colleagues, I actually got to teach a yoga workshop on Dam Square in the heart of Amsterdam last Sunday. The city of Amsterdam celebrated its fifth International Day of Yoga on the 16th of June 2019 and we were invited to…

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Around the world in asana #3

Tadasana and Urdhva Hastasana in the Dutch tulip fields! Ready for some color? Well here it is, a very colorful third edition of around the world in asana! On today’s blog I’ll talk you through Tadasana (Mountain pose) and Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Salute pose). I was really struggling with the pictures for this blog though,…

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Around the world in asana #2

Marjaryasana and Bitilasana in Piedmont, Italy Around the world in asana number two is a fact. I’m so excited to share this with you! Read all about Marjaryasana (cat pose) and Bitilasana (cow pose) and prepare your body for your next practice! A couple of weeks ago I wrote my very first blog in the…

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Around the world in asana #1

Padmasana in Rotterdam Journeys start with preparing yourself for them. Reading that lonely planet, buying that extra pair of socks and underwear, and making sure your neighbor is around to water your plants. It’s all part of making sure you are ready for your next adventure. Or at least as ready as you’ll ever be. And…

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Around the world in 40 asana

First of all, let me start by saying I’m sorry it’s been while since I’ve posted anything on my website. I’ve been very busy with my teacher training and I started a new job in The Hague. Also it’s a new year, full of exciting ideas and plans for 2019, that have stopped me from…

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