About yoga teacher Femke
My love for yoga started early, in my childhood I found a book with yoga postures and I loved it. I found sitting still in meditation a lot more difficult, I was dreamy and active. During my student years I picked up yoga and meditation again. I needed to get out of my head and into my body through yoga postures. In addition, I noticed that it made me calmer and clearer and that I started to feel better what was going on within myself. By learning to understand myself better, I also learned to understand the world around me better.
My mission is to provide knowledge about health: about how the body works, how beautifully it works together and how great the self-healing capacity of the body and mind is and how you can activate that self-healing capacity. Stress has a major impact on your body and mind. By releasing physical stress that builds up during the day and week, you can relax physically and mentally.
I like spicy muscle strengthening postures so that the physical body can stay healthy. In addition, I also really like quiet restorative yin yoga postures because they activate the body’s self-healing capacity and you can release stress.
During my yin restore classes you can experience the soft side of yoga. I use a lot of blankets, bolsters, blocks and all the aids so that you can make yourself comfortable. every lesson is a kind of slumber party ;)
My passion is to explain in understandable language about the human body and how beautifully it is put together. I can talk for hours about connective tissue and fascia, but I won’t do that to you every time ;) There is room for all emotions in my lessons.
As a teacher, I always remain a student. I learn during every lesson I teach and attend. As a doctor, I am fascinated by humanity. My life goal, my dharma, is to bring Western and Eastern medicine together; create a synergy. Including by offering therapeutic forms of yoga. In my classes there will always be attention to the healing side of yoga for the body, mind and soul.
In addition to my work as a yoga teacher, I work as a doctor at a mental health institution.
In 2012, I completed my medical training at the University of Groningen and started working as a doctor, including in psychiatry. Western and Eastern medicine can complement each other beautifully. Both are very welcome knowledge when creating and teaching yoga classes. This makes me pay attention to the safe application of yoga postures and to what is going on mentally, on an energy level and on an emotional level.
In addition to yoga, I love traveling, tasty and healthy cooking, nature, singing, swimming — preferably in the sea — dancing and reading beautiful books.