Dancing has always been a part of my life. My mother’s favorite anecdotes were that I danced in her belly already and as a toddler I loved sneaking away to dance in shop windows for an animated audience. Dancing was my refuge in a very turmoil childhood and as a teenager it was the most juicy progressive but perfect safe container to explore friendships and sexuality. Dancing kept me here, connected, curious and alive, it healed me many times on all levels and helped me survive deep depths and brought me a life & soul purpose.
In the past folk dance, jazz- and modern ballet, Latin & ballroom dance and Oriental belly dance learned me many dance techniques which are still available in my teachers body. Later I switched to dance forms more connected to consciousness and spirituality. Like in trainings of Shamanic work and dancing with nature, Movement expression in group work (higher professional education), 5Rhythms, Dancing for Birth and finally Open Floor.
I am teaching over 20 years now to a variety of groups. I’m trained as a 5Rhythms teacher by Gabrielle Roth. But with Andrea Juhan as my main teacher then and now, I started to teach Open Floor as well since 2015. As her former apprentice I’m also trained to teach Libido Fundamentals since 2017. I’m a working member within Open Floor International and involved with the Membership and ‘Libido’ Circle. I am mainly teaching classes, workshops and ongoing groups in my home country the Netherlands, but feeling ready to spread my wings to teach more often abroad as well.
Feeling blessed and privileged to teach conscious dance and feeling grateful to all the teachers who guided me and still inspiring me on this specific path, to share their wisdom mixed with my own.