Are you looking for a perfect mix of relaxed and energizing tunes to play during your yoga session? As a teacher, and now also for my personal practice, I use a combination of instrumental yogi music and surfy tunes to create a chill vibe in class. The other day, one of my students asked me to share the music I
(English see below) De zomer komt er aan! Ben jij er klaar voor?! Vinyasa Flow Yoga is een van de leukste manieren om fit te worden, uit je hoofd te stappen, en compleet te ontspannen. Daarbij leer je jezelf goed voelen in je eigen lijf. Zo treed je zelfverzekerd de zomer tegemoet. De les bestaat uit een vloeiende (Flow) serie yoga
Yesssss here we go!! First official yoga class in The Netherlands! Are you in for some delicious Vinyasa Flow, with a little bit of Hatha? Want to work on your core and shoulder strength? Join me in Scheveningen on April 14th. We’re going to do some Vinyasa Flow, with a pinch of Hatha Yoga. This class involves a flowing movement
Far, far, far (depending on where you are) away lies Fiji and its 333 islands. Yes, 333. I didn’t know that before either. We’re here for 14 days, and since day 1 I feel like I’ve stepped into a postcard of the ultimate paradise island. Everything is so beautiful. The water is clear and turquoise, the sand soft and white, coconuts and
Raw chocolate is the ultimate soul food. Especially when it’s good for you! By now everybody knows (or should know) that chocolate has the potential to be super healthy. I’m not talking about those sugared up bars, I’m talking about the healthy versions. Just check out my Raw Chocolate Chunks. They’re crazy delicious and easy to make at home – 15 mins
So sweet! Therese from The Baked Apple (a nutrition student from Norway and an awesome food blogger) nominated me for the Liebster Award, an award giving to bloggers, by bloggers. Thank you so much Therese!! What is the Liebster Award? Liebster is a German word and means something like ‘dearest’. According to wordingwell.com: “the Liebster award was created to recognize and/or
Surfing requires a lot of paddling. Your shoulders and your back are constantly active, rotating forward. Wave after wave, after wave. Sometimes you have to paddle against currents, crowds or close-outs. No wonder your muscles get sore! Here are some great post-surf yoga stretches to release deep muscle tension. Hold the poses for a longer time (1-2 mins) so you release tension
20 Lessons Learned from Traveling Around the World What is it like to be traveling the world? To travel for months and months, just exploring new places? I’ll tell you what it’s like; it’s the best thing ever! And… it’s seriously hard work. You have to organize basic necessities day after day, survive in unfamiliar places, and stick with it.
Are you thinking of doing a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)? Congratulations! You’re going to learn a lot. However, choosing a YTT can be quite hard. There are just so many out there. Here are 10 important Q&A’s for choosing a training that is right for you. I’ve had some questions from different readers, asking me how I chose my YTT. These are
Are you a beginner or intermediate surfer? Are you looking for gentle spots to practice your skills on? Then take a look at this top 10 list of intermediate friendly surf spots in the world. (If you’re a solo female traveler, check out these travel tips that I’ve summed up just for you.) Of course, it all depends on the swell
I totally, absolutely love this campaign: on May 1st 2015, the first ever Women’s International Surfing Month kicks off! Organized by The Wahine Project, it is a month intended to globally celebrate women’s wave riding. YESSS, count me in!! An American project, the Wahine Project organizes all kinds of girls/women related surf events. Their main objective is to eliminate (cultural)
Going on a surf and (or) yoga retreat is so much fun. You get to do what you love most, all day long. You improve your skills. You meet like-minded people, make new friends, eat healthy, and get re-energized. It can also be so expensive. There are retreats out there (especially here in Costa Rica) that charge no less than $2000 –
It doesn’t matter what age you are, or how fit you are. As long as you have the right board, and the right instructions, everybody is able to get up and surf.
Yoga is an excellent way to increase your flexibility, strength and endurance. Three important qualities that also help you to become a better surfer. This next pose helps you to strengthen your arms, core, side and legs. It also improves your balance, your confidence and your energy level! How to do Vasisthasana (Side Plank pose):
Music – especially what you use during yoga – is very personal. I actually prefer to practice in silence. Still, when I put together a playlist for my yoga classes I liked it so much, I just have to share it. If you like Ben Howard, Xavier Rudd, Kane, The Beautiful Girls, Coldplay, Angus & Julia Stone, you’re gonna like this one. If guitar isn’t really your thing…well