An explorer of life would best describe me. Already at a young age I would head out with the boy from next door on our bikes that were fully loaded with our suitcases and other things that were essential for exploring the wide world of our neighborhood (like cool sunglasses ;)).
I have always been searching for a deeper truth behind my experiences in this lifetime and the reason why I am here. That journey hasn’t always been easy and is still ongoing, but has gradually brought me closer to a sense of alignment with myself; to be able to express myself more authentically and vulnerably, rather than through all the filters of internal distortion and conditioning. This means that I like to ‘keep things real’ and am know for my down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to life, which includes a high level of (self-)honesty and modesty.
Exploring naturally comes with a passion for traveling and indulging in different cultures. I have lived abroad for many years and meanwhile don't identify much with my Dutch nationality anymore, but rather feel like a citizen of this world, most at home within the diversity of different cultures. Africa holds a special place in my heart, particularly the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, Malawi, where I am living at the moment.
Other than traveling and indulging in other cultures, I am passionate about cooking, dancing, meditation, spending time in nature and anything else that makes my heart sing. Although my authentic being cannot be defined or captured by certificates, for those who are interested in my educational credentials, I have a Ph.D. in Human Geography and a M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, I have a Diploma in Yoga Education, a Certificate in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and I am an accredited Openhand facilitator.
Unraveling my own authentic self is still work in progress and I never stop learning, but drawing upon my personal experiences and training, I now available as inner growth facilitator, to hold a space for others to explore their own authentic embodiment by unraveling any blockages that disrupt the natural flow of their soul.