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THIS IS WHAT MAKES MY HEART DANCE

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gift ideas for yogi(ni)s

gift ideas for yogi(ni)s

This time of year, my friends and family often ask me what I want for Christmas, and I never have a great answer. More hours in the day just doesn’t seem like a reasonable request. I know that I have everything I need to be happy within, and even though I might enjoy...

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masks, hooks and transformation

masks, hooks and transformation

A long, long time ago, in a country far, far away, where the forests are very thick and dark, and the rivers very swift and strong, there once lived a beautiful woman. Not an ordinary beautiful woman though, but a goddess. And not just any goddess, but the most...

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red beet, red quinoa

red beet, red quinoa

This hearty, earthy, pretty dish from my book ‘With a Pinch of Yoga’ was a perfect early Autumn treat for me today. 1 cup red quinoa water apple cider vinegar Soak the quinoa overnight in plenty of water and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Drain, rinse and set aside....

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blueberry salad with sundried tomato crumble

blueberry salad with sundried tomato crumble

A gorgeous, filling and quick salad for sunny days. Somewhere in between offering yogic coaching sessions to a few yogateachers, leading a workshop in Leeuwarden, staying in touch with my family and friends, teaching a few private classes in a row and offering...

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ginger & miso bowl

ginger & miso bowl

After teaching almost non-stop for a few days, I’m taking a day off to nurture myself. Turns out, the weather’s supportive of my decision: it’s been raining all day. Perfect day for some restorative yoga, meditation, writing, listening to all of the Riverboat Gamblers...

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the best blackberry smoothie ever

the best blackberry smoothie ever

This is the best blackberry smoothie you'll ever taste. I know, that's quite a statement, but it's true. Not only because this smoothie tastes divine, but also because it's so incredibly good for your health. It nourishes and nurtures, it boosts your immune system, it...

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sprouts, radishes & avocado cream

sprouts, radishes & avocado cream

This salad from 'With a Pinch of Yoga' wil rock your world - especially when you enjoy it in springtime.  According to Ayurveda, kapha (one of the Ayurvedic doshas or constitution types) rules this season.  The elements water and earth meet each other in kapha dosha....

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my favorite golden milk

my favorite golden milk

Golden Milk, or turmeric milk, has become quite popular lately. And for good reasons.  Turmeric has been used as a spice in Indian recipes and as an Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It offers many health benefits since it has...

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listen to your heart

listen to your heart

Six months ago, I closed the doors of my thriving yoga studio.  People told me I was crazy and I must admit: that first week after closing the studio, it and I did feel slightly crazy. After teaching most evenings for ten years straight, I felt a bit lost that first...

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summer, sun & food

summer, sun & food

Summer's here! Now is the time to go out and enjoy the sun. Spending time in the sun not only feels really good after a long, grey, cold winter and an equally long, chilly, wet spring - it also gives you the vitamine D boost your body longs for.  However, if you spend...

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kitchadi cleanse

kitchadi cleanse

De lente is de tijd waarin alles opnieuw begint, ontluikt en tot bloei komt. Het is de tijd van lammetjes, frisgroene bladeren aan de bomen, nieuwe ideeën en inspiratie. Het is ook een heel goed moment voor een voorjaarsschoonmaak. Zelf merk ik dat ik...

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lentil amaranth soup

lentil amaranth soup

Cold, grey and rainy. These days call for warming soups. Such as this one, from my book 'With a Pinch of Yoga'.  Amaranth is an ancient grain that gives this lovely soup a deep, rich flavor. It also makes this soup creamy and very nutritious. The fennel is amazing if...

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