Growing up with a love for adventure and independence, I’ve always sought to follow my heart and go with the flow. This led me to pursue a career as a professional horse rider and ultimately brought me to the Netherlands. Along the way, I discovered the art of yoga and found that it allowed me to move with fluidity, be present in the moment, and gain a deeper understanding of my own needs.
In 2019, while climbing in the jungle in Thailand, I fell and injured my ankle. Though it was a difficult setback, I took it as an opportunity to slow down and reflect on where my path was taking me. This led me to pursue a 200-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training, where I deepened my practice and found my true passion – guiding others to find their flow through yoga.
For me, yoga is about connecting the breath to movement and listening to my body in the present moment. It’s about finding stillness and freedom at the same time. It’s also about recognizing when I need to slow down and when I can challenge myself. Yoga has given me the confidence and courage to trust in my abilities and follow my dreams.
My mission is to bring joy through the practice of yoga and I would love to guide my students on their own journey to find their flow. Are you ready to join me on the mat and let the flow guide us?
Back in 2007 I was studying Biomolecular Sciences in Utrecht when yoga came on my path. To be honest, it did not capture me at once. It was only when I discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga that I knew that this was what I wanted to do. The following years I dedicated myself to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. I even travelled to Mysore (India) several times to learn the nuances of the intricate sequence.
Nowadays, the scope of my yoga practice reaches beyond that of just Ashtanga yoga. Over the years, my practice has become more diverse, more open to the complete reach of yoga. With that, my practice and also my attitude towards myself have become softer. What played a pivotal role in this proces were two Yoga Teacher Trainings which I took in India: in 2017 Hatha Yoga Therapy (300hrs) and in 2019 Prana Vidya Intensive (300hrs). Here I experienced a deeping of my personal practice and the subtle power behind yoga.
As of present, I adjust my practice to my personal needs and to those of my students: from the powerful and dynamic Ashtanga to the calm Yin, the more subtle pranayama and anything in between, like Do-In Yoga.
@alysayoga I will be teaching a gentle and restorative weekly Yin Yoga class. Yin Yoga is a calm, nourishing form of yoga in which we hold postures for a longer period of time. Instead of active stretching (most forms of yoga) we practice passive stretches – and the Art of Letting Go. In addition, we use props (pillows and blocks) for support so that you can completely surrender to the experience and let go on a deeper level. After an hour of Yin Yoga you are in the ultimate chill mode – guaranteed!
Besides teaching yoga, I have my own clinic as a Shiatsu Therapist and Breath Coach called KIEM Praktijk here in Maastricht. You can check: www.kiempraktijk.nl or follow me on Instagram @kiempraktijk.
With my clinic I aim to offer a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community within the fields of bodywork, holitistic healing and personal growth.
The common thread throughout all of my work is the breath. To breath is to live. So how you breath is how you live!
“You follow instructions well when you’re upside down. You should try acro yoga.” Three years ago this is how I was introduced to the beautiful discipline that is acro yoga.
At the time I was living in Namibia. I had just finished studying and had plenty of time on my hands…so I practiced this new sport and fell even deeper in love with it. Shortly afterwards I moved to Cologne. Acro has the power to build community and that was proven now. I met many amazing teachers and friends, and deepened my practice. It wasn’t my place to settle though.
In November of 2021 I moved to Maastricht where a small and enthusiastic acro community was just beginning to grow. I was welcomed with open arms and since that day we’ve watched our little community grow.
If you want to join our little tribe of enthusiastic and compassionate movers, come and attend my classes. You’ll learn principles and tricks that will allow to you play with other acro yogis wherever you go.
Caroline is passionate about yoga since she felt the effect during her first classes in 2014. Ever since she is exploring different forms of yoga and meditation and went to India severals times to indulge in the yoga philosophy and practice of traditional Hatha yoga, yin and yoga nidra.
She creates a safe space to come back to yourself, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Learn to relax your body and mind through movement, breathing, concentration and meditation.
In her creative classes she likes to be inspired by nature; the 5 natural elements, the position of the moon, the seasons,…. Because we are inseparable from, and a part of the nature around us.
Caroline’s other passion is food. She cooks at retreats and caters for diverse occasions.
My love for yoga was birthed around 6 years ago when I was starting to take active responsibility for my own wellbeing. I was experiencing a range of symptoms for years, from all kinds of gut related problems to periods of depression. I started waking up to the fact that my physical, emotional and mental wellbeing are all deeply interconnected and that I have the power to make a change and heal myself. My first consistent act of self-care, love and healing was establishing a regular yoga practice. To meet myself on all the multi-layered levels that make up our existence, calm my nervous system, connect to my breath and thus find stillness and stability within.
I was stunned by the effects of my practice on my health and felt my joy for life and strength to continue my healing return. I decided to do my first teacher training 2021 in Ashtanga Yoga, a practice that has supported me on my personal journey so much. Last winter, I complemented this Yang Yoga style with a training in Yin Yoga. With this training I discovered a style of Yoga that I feel so excited to teach!
My passion is to create a safe space to come into connection with who we are at the core of our beings. And move together into harmony, which is truly our natural state of being! And which we have the power to re-connect to through Yoga. Yin Yoga especially is for me a practice to create spaciousness – in our bodies, hearts and minds. In a very active world, it takes practice to surrender and allow. These are the teachings of the Yin element. Helping us to move off the mat with more softness, clarity and ease. Come join me for a class!
I am happy and grateful to welcome you.