My path

Devotie (Devotion) means to me: a loving attitude to life. Living from your heart. When I started with yoga seven years ago, I mostly lived my life from a place of anxious willpower.

Having exhausted psychological treatment and sent on my way to learn to live with my PTSD, I found life very heavy and I was pretty cynical.

My yoga teacher taught me how I could clear out old emotions and even trauma from my body, how I could discipline my mind and how I could feel my soul. Now I am more than cured and life feels an incomparable amount lighter.

I certainly have more ‘inner work’ to do, but now that I am my own best friend, I experience a deeper happiness daily. Lately I even experience an almost constant glow in my heart; a warm, tingly sensation of love.

I wish everyone a heart filled with love. This is why I founded Devotie.

My wish is to let people like you experience the wonders of your own love.

My vision

With Devotie Academy I want to express my vision, that you can create a lasting self love and permanent happiness, when you work on all three aspects of your humanness: body, mind and soul.

The programme is built in a way that it:

frees the body from (old) emotions and physical problems that are connected to them,

trains the mind to give up negative thoughts and change the direction of thought from fear to love,

invites the soul to come to the foreground more, making you intuitively feel who you are.

Read more about the programme on the Offer page and in the brochure.

About me

I was born and raised in Amsterdam, my family has lived here for generations. I live with my fiancé Timothy and our (terror)cat Kali in the Rivierenbuurt. My background is in (financial) law & art history. I have a healthy obsession for the strike area between law and the financial sector, so you can also find me employed at a bank or law firm a few days a week.

My education

After five years of teacher training in Transformative Yoga, I have received the teacher diploma and I had been giving classes for a few years in Amsterdam before I founded Devotie. The yoga brings everything that is based on fear, to love. It is a method to free yourself of thoughts, emotions, memories and situaties that no longer serve you.

During my education I have been in Nepal and India as well, for intensive study in meditation and yoga. Additionally, I have completed a course in ayurvedic and shiatsu massage.

At the end of my teacher training I went to a retreat for the prana process. This process prepares you for a big step in human evolution: living on prana. The process entails a thorough cleanse of fear from your body and mind, which was invaluable for me. On to enlightenment!

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