I wish to express my gratitude to Maxi for giving me the opportunity to teach Mysore style yoga at her shala as of September 2018. Sharing my knowledge with you all, and practicing together as well, is a wonderful experience for me.
I studied classical and modern dance at the Royal Academy for Classical Dance in The Hague for six years. After completing this study I worked as a dance performer and started teaching classical and modern dance.
I started doing Hatha yoga in addition to my dance practice to balance the intensity of dancing with the peace I felt doing my asanas on the yoga mat.
During my travels around Asia I found my passion in Ashtanga yoga. Combining the physical power with the meditative flow appealed to me tremendously. In 2017 I completed my Primary Series teacher training at the Ashtanga Yoga Academy in Rotterdam. I followed this up with Therapeutic Ashtanga Yoga teacher training with Manju Pattahbi Jois. In 2018 I completed the Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series teacher training.
Besides teaching Dance and Pilates classes I have also started teaching Vinyasa yoga and Ashtanga Yoga.
Having practiced Ashtanga with Maxi for a couple of years now, I am still learning and growing in my practice. It feels wonderful to have the privilege of supporting you all during your practice and sharing the passion and joy of yoga.
Jacquelien is teaching the Saturday Mysore class once a month. And when Maxi is traveling she is often taking over the Tuesday or Thursday morning Mysore class. We are very happy she is sharing her teaching with us.