Ear Infections: How To Prevent And Cure Them Naturally

Chances are big that when you are a traveling surfer, you’ve not only seen many beautiful surf spots (check my list of 10 intermediate-friendly surf spots here), you’ve also seen many ugly hospitals. We get hurt a lot. We endure fin cuts, reef cuts, abrasions, concussions, ear infections, and many more injuries and illnesses in our endless search to get […]

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Impression of the Surf & (SUP) Yoga Weekend Retreat in Scheveningen August 2016

This post is long overdue, about some 4 months. BUT, what is better than reminiscing over sunny summery photos in the midst of winter?! And… to look forward to next year’s retreats (28-30 July & 25-27 August 2017 for Scheveningen, and April and/or May 2017 (dates TBA) for Bali, Indonesia)!? 😉 Really, this Weekend Retreat was one of the best experiences in […]

Pop-Up Surf & Yoga Weekend Retreat 26-28 August 2016

Pop-Up Surf & Yoga Weekend Retreat 26-28 August 2016 Feel like spending a weekend full of surf, sun, (SUP) yoga, meeting new friends, enjoying healthy meals and good vibes?! Join my friend Georgina van Dijk and me this Summer. Right in the heart of surfer’s town Scheveningen, The Hague. A great opportunity to connect with like-minded people and learn, or improve […]

Review: My Mantra Active Yoga Leggings

Yoga leggings. They’re a phenomenon. Either you hate ’em or you love ’em. You’re a lover? Then you might find this review helpful in upgrading your wardrobe. You’re a hater? Please read on, and I might just convince you to give these leg huggers a try. I am definitely a lover of yoga pants. More of some than of others (depending on […]

Review: Perfect Spot Hostel Lisbon, Portugal

Aaah Portugal, one of the sunniest areas of Europe. With around 3000 hours sunshine a year, it’s no wonder so many Northern Europeans escape their polar climate, and head down to the land of plenty. Ideal for surfers (so many different waves), Portugal has something to offer every traveller. So when I was invited to review the Perfect Spot Hostel for a Surf & Yoga […]

How To Find Balance in Your Life

This week’s theme in class is ‘finding balance’. Finding balance in an unstable environment, such as the ocean, such as life. We focus a lot on arm balances, core exercises and standing balances. But how do you find this balance? Just practice? Yoga is all about balance, but is anyone ever really ‘balanced’? How good a yogi you may be, […]

How Fancy Yoga Pants Will Save Your Soul (And The Rest of The World)

Have you ever been to a yoga class, and felt like you were attending a fashion show instead? You know, all the fancy yoga pants hopping around in their down dogs and wild things… You might have a pair of Lululemon’s yourself. Then you understand that western yoga has become a serious fashion and fitness business. Do you think there’s something […]

Fuck It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way

A couple of years ago I was reading this Dutch magazine about happiness, called Happinez. Many people who read Happinez, are looking for happiness in their own lives. So was I. It wasn’t that I was unhappy, I had a good life. I had a great partner, an awesome job (I really loved that job), and I lived in a […]

Natural Birth Control with the Lady-Comp: Why I Quit Hormones

This title sounds like I’ve become a full-blown hippie. Fear not, I still shave, I just had cosmetic surgery (had to remove a mole that was annoying me), I eat meat, and I use airplanes. After 15 years of taking the Pill though, I have decided to quit. I did it once before, and it felt good. Somehow I started […]