Inspiration & Insight

THIS IS WHAT MAKES MY HEART DANCE

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the divine in your kitchen

the divine in your kitchen

As you might already have guessed, I’m a lover of good food. I love to eat and I love to cook. For me, my yoga practice doesn’t end when I step off my mat, and I certainly feel that cooking and eating is part of my practice. My kitchen is my temple (as is my body, by...

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trust, let go and see what happens

trust, let go and see what happens

Life is constantly changing. We are constantly evolving. I feel something has changed deeply in my heart, my soul. I feel it in my bones. It calls for even more change - a change in the way I work and spend my time. Which is why, after teaching nonstop for almost ten...

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creamy white smoothie

creamy white smoothie

Autumn is coming. I can smell it in the forest and it slowly starts to show in the color of the trees.  Even though I'm still enjoying these warm summer days my area is having at the moment, I already feel a craving for autumn-like foods coming up.  Porridge, banana...

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punk & yoga

punk & yoga

A few days ago, I visited a Bad Religion concert, snapped a picture and posted it on Instagram and Facebook. Not long after posting the picture, I received several personal messages and emails, asking me why a yoga teacher would want to visit a punk rock concert. I...

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changes & challenges

changes & challenges

Just like the Byrds knew, I know 'there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven - a time to be born, a time to die'. I know everything constantly changes. I know everything will die, making room for something new to be born. Or everyone and someone. I’ve...

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marvelous macrobowl

marvelous macrobowl

Ever since I came back from my latest trip to the US, I crave warm and easy food. When I traveled through Florida this winter, the sun, sea, beaches and palm trees made me eat only raw foods. From the day I arrived in the Netherlands though, I’m longing for warm and...

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brown rice noodles, green veggies & curried tempeh

brown rice noodles, green veggies & curried tempeh

I'm working on a shiny brand new cookbook! And it makes the flame in my heart dance with joy. In fact, it makes it hard for me to do anything that involves leaving my kitchen.  Because I'm working on this cookbook while still teaching all my group classes, private...

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heavenly hummus

heavenly hummus

Ever since I returned home from leading a retreat in Morocco, I crave Moroccan inspired foods. I’ve always loved hummus, which is a well-known vegan dish and is incredibly easy to make. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why I love it, even though I get slightly bored by...

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toasted autumn noodle salad

toasted autumn noodle salad

One thing I love about Autumn and living close to a forest, is watching the leaves turn red, yellow and orange. They look a bit toasted even. Which inspired me to make this toasted Autumn salad! It’s an easy salad, ready within ten minutes. I enjoyed it for lunch, but...

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healing miso dahl

healing miso dahl

‘It smells like chicken soup!’ my husband exclaimed when he walked in the kitchen. I’m not sure if it does, it’s been a long, long time since I’ve smelled chicken soup. What I’m sure of though, is that this dahl tastes amazing. And it has more healing ingredients than...

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nettle smoothie

nettle smoothie

Especially in springtime, I love to start my day with a fresh and delicious nettle smoothie! Nettles contain large quantities of vitamin A, B and C. They also contain a lot of antioxidants and different kinds of minerals. Because the vitamin C enhances the absorption...

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hazelnut pancakes

hazelnut pancakes

On a rainy Sunday afternoon I taught a few classes while my man studied for his upcoming First Aid exam. Our cats decided to stay in bed and shed some hair there. They didn’t even lift an eyelid when I came home - cold, soaked and hungry. They did however come running...

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