I started yoga at the age of 23 when traveling in Australia, New Zealand, Nepal and Tibet, practicing mostly in natural environments like beaches and mountainous regions. After completing the teacher training at the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute in Amsterdam I founded Iyengar Yoga Studio Groningen in 2001. My continued education included studying with Iyengar yoga teacher Anja Reuffel (Italy) for a ten year period, workshops with various Iyengar yoga teachers and classes at the RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute) in Pune, India.

During those yoga studies I came in touch with Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung. This training form inspires my yoga practice a lot as well as being a deeply fascinating journey in itself. Since 2010 I have been training chi kung with Peter den Dekker, author of The Dynamics of Standing Still, and (currently) Raquel Jesus, founders of Tree Time Chi Kung. I am interested in the moments where chi kung and yoga might enrich each other and like to share that domain. Therefore Iyengar Yoga Studio Groningen has changed into House of Movement, a practice place for yoga and chi kung.