Photo made by Alisha Meeder

Photo made by Alisha Meeder

Ciao tutti!

I am Marijke, a student of Ancient History in Leiden. I have grown up in the south of the country (in Brabant) but I have soon fallen in love with the beautiful canals, hofjes and traditions of Leiden. Besides my passion for yoga I am a big fan of the Italian language and culture.

My first introduction to yoga was twenty years ago in the bedroom of my parents. While my mother tried to do a sun salutation, my sister and I seized the opportunity to go horse riding on her back. Instead of a bedtime story she taught us a nice and calming relaxation exercise.

At the beginning of my studies in 2011 I started to do yoga myself. Every morning and evening I followed a yoga video from YouTube, each day something different. It made me relaxed and flexible and to my own surprise I even got stronger muscles. Soon I could not live without it anymore.

In the summer of 2016 I decided to combine my two passions and left for Rome to do an intensive course for yoga teachers. Now I am officially a yoga instructor and alternate my studies with teaching from my yoga mat.

Diploma Yoga Alliance International (click for the full image)