When Paula had just passed away I didn’t feel anything. I had seen this moment coming for quite a while. We had exchanged our last text messages saying how much we loved each other. My husband and I...
“Merge movement with unchanging stillness. Blend stretch with breath and depth-mind awareness. Bridging the inner and outer realms is yoga’s gift, allowing layer after layer to peel away until the truth is undisputable, and I am left suspended like a drop of dew, poised and lucid in the quiet.”
– Danna Faulds
You are kindly invited to explore my website to find how you can return to, or maintain, your optimal physical and mental health. Essential presence – the foundation of a balanced mind and way of being – can be found practicing flowing yoga sequences, quiet Yin yoga poses, nurturing breathing exercises, balancing healing sessions, still contemplation through Mindfulness meditation, and/or the use of essential oils. I would be delighted to assist you in creating a custom practice that will allow you to find your Essential Presence.
What I offer
There are many different reasons for practicing yoga. Maybe you’d like to become more flexible, enhance your physical endurance, or simply improve your overall health. Perhaps you injured yourself and would like to get back to your full range of motion and strength. You may feel stressed and would like to use movement to find stillness in your mind. Or you’d like to create a deeper self-awareness and use your body to go inside.
Balance is our natural order. It is a state in which things occur in equal or proper amounts. Our body naturally works towards homeostasis – a stable state of equilibrium. But then life happens: too much work, too little sleep, worries, family issues, unhealthy diet, or whatever it may be, lead to physical, mental and emotional dis-ease. In other words: imbalance.
Taking a moment to be still allows you to tune into the immediacy of your experience; to notice it as it is right now. A moment of stillness can be just a pause, a moment in which you stop doing and simply take a deep breath.
Essential oils can support you on your way to optimal health, and can help to manage emotions. They will enhance your home life when diffusing your favorite fragrance, and by using earth friendly beauty and cleaning products boosted with the power of flowers and plants. By creating a ritual around using your oils, you will create a sense of presence that is essential for your well being.
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“With the majority of my own training being in the external and internal martial arts, I was especially taken by the fullness of energy I experienced in Marije’s class - her ability to set both the overall energy of the space and the individual internal energy of her students being a rarity in my formal yoga experience. Overall, I was very glad to encounter such a skillful, balanced teaching style that most reminded me of my favorite Tai Chi maxim and most flattering compliment: “No Deficiency, No Excess”.”
“Marije brings a beautiful balance of teaching to the vastness that yoga is. She intuitively responds to the collective energy of the room and her solid and unifying teaching displays a high level of commitment to her own practice - which, to me, is the most inspiring quality in a yoga teacher. With Marije, I’m continually moved to take regular classes, be on time and to always step up my own practice. Marije is a gift to everyone who is part of her teaching.”
“Marije is an extremely knowledgeable, creative, and compassionate yoga teacher who makes every class a unique experience. She encourages everyone to develop their own practice within the class, and everyone at every level seems to walk away with exactly what they need.”
“YOU ARE ONE of the best things that EVER happened to me!!”
“Thank you Marije! I started today with 5 min Yoga, and I feel the difference!”
“Divine Bali Bliss retreat is exactly that. Thank you so much it has been a joy to be at Kumara. Marije has been inspirational, kind & caring from beginning to end.”
“Marije is a fantastic teacher (informative, caring & assertive only when needed). I felt totally at ease, comfortable, well cared for & safe for throughout my stay. I would definitely recommend this retreat to everyone – yogis & non yogis. And very very special thanks to the most wonderful & beautiful teacher!”