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 […]

Last Surfers Yoga Flow on Wednesday 23 September for 2015

Summer has come to an end here in Holland. And so has my stay. It has been a blast, this whole Summer. But, now it’s time to follow the sun again. One year ago, while living on Bali, I made the decision to one day come back again. That day is in 2 weeks. So, on Wednesday the 23rd I […]

Review: Elephant Nature Park, Chang Mai, Thailand

Thailand is one of the best countries to visit if you want to immerse yourself in yoga. If you want to do some ‘karma’ yoga (aka volunteering), and if you like elephants, I would definitely recommend joining the Elephant Nature Park in Chang Mai. On our trip around the world, my boyfriend and I spent a week on the ‘Journey to Freedom’ […]

Surfers Flow: Yoga on the beach

Summer has arrived!! The summer is ON in Holland. Grab your beach towel or yoga mat and join us on Wednesdays in Scheveningen for Surfers Flow: Yoga on the beach*! The classes involve a flowing movement through a series of poses. Vinyasa Flow is focused on synchronizing your breath with your movements – building flexibility, strength and endurance. Perfect if you want to […]

Coming Home After Long-Term Travel: 10 Tips to Make it Easier

Whether you’ve been gone for 3 months, or 3 years, coming home after long-term travel is weird. Actually, that’s an understatement. It’s super weird. Especially if you live in a fast-paced country or city, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the Twilight Zone. Everybody is just so strange, people are mostly hurried, cranky and preoccupied with stuff that you just […]

5 Core Yoga Poses: Build Up Core Strength and Mental Focus

5 Core Yoga Poses: Build Up Core Strength and Mental Focus Many of the people who I teach how to surf, ask me what they can do at home to better prepare them for the waves. I tell them to practice popping-up at least 5 times every morning, and I tell them to start doing yoga. Yoga creates more strength […]

Vinyasa Flow Playlist #2

Are you looking for a perfect mix of relaxed and energizing tunes to play during your yoga session? As a teacher, and now also for my personal practice, I use a combination of instrumental yogi music and surfy tunes to create a chill vibe in class. The other day, one of my students asked me to share the music I […]

Vinyasa Flow Yoga met Jess: vanaf 6 mei 2015

(English see below) De zomer komt er aan! Ben jij er klaar voor?! Vinyasa Flow Yoga is een van de leukste manieren om fit te worden, uit je hoofd te stappen, en compleet te ontspannen. Daarbij leer je jezelf goed voelen in je eigen lijf. Zo treed je zelfverzekerd de zomer tegemoet. De les bestaat uit een vloeiende (Flow) serie yoga […]

Tuesday 14 April: Free Vinyasa Flow Class with Jess

Yesssss here we go!! First official yoga class in The Netherlands! Are you in for some delicious Vinyasa Flow, with a little bit of Hatha? Want to work on your core and shoulder strength? Join me in Scheveningen on April 14th. We’re going to do some Vinyasa Flow, with a pinch of Hatha Yoga. This class involves a flowing movement […]

Where to go in Fiji: Top 3 Fiji Yasawa Islands

Far, far, far (depending on where you are) away lies Fiji and its 333 islands. Yes, 333. I didn’t know that before either. We’re here for 14 days, and since day 1 I feel like I’ve stepped into a postcard of the ultimate paradise island. Everything is so beautiful. The water is clear and turquoise, the sand soft and white, coconuts and […]