About Me

Hello you!

I am Biddy from Yoga Vayu. I am excited to do yoga with you and hand you the tools to be happy with who you are and where you are. Because I do believe that yoga truly can help you do just that!

What yoga means to me

I had chronic back problems for the longest time when my manual therapist suggested I try yoga. Ever since that first day I have been in love with yoga. Not just because it helped me to finally put a stop to my back problems (which it did!), but also because of all the other changes yoga made happen.

My physical condition and stamina improved. I lost weight. I became stronger. And from being the most impatient person I know, I started changing into a calmer personality. I am more relaxed and by that, I am more patient. I feel stronger in so many ways!

I love yoga. With a passion. And I have a yoga mat rolled out in my house always so I can step on it for little bits (or longer bits) all throughout the day. Sometimes it’s sun salutations, often times it’s savasana.

Always learning

Right after finishing my RYT200 Flow Yoga teacher training I started teaching flow and vinyasa yoga classes in the area in and around Delft and Den Haag.

I also since have become certified as a Restorative Yoga Teacher, Yoga Nidra Teacher and a Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher!

In 2019 I am expanding more, starting with a deeper level into Restorative Yoga (I’ll be studying with the amazing Judith Lasater and am beyond excited!) and also Aerial Yoga!

Other Passions

Where Yoga is my big love, I do have other passions too! I have always loved music, both playing and listening. Bringing yoga and music together like we sometimes do with live music classes, is like a dream to me! I love reading, yoga-related or not  (Have you read Born a Crime? Or Eleanor Olyphant is completely fine?) I love travel, art, and I have a passionate relationship with food and coffee.

Joost is my amazing other half. We live in Delft together with Jilly, the cutest pup ever, that we co-parent with my mom. Our adorably cute dog lights up my day every day and I love it when she comes to stretch on the mat with me.

There is so much that I love and that is what I share with you in my classes. To help you find something that you LOVE on the mat. Even if you are not feeling well or if something is bothering you I think the practice of yoga can help you find something to feel good about. Moving and breathing within the possibilities your body gives you, it can be a different experience every day! I want to help you to tune into your body, so you can practice yoga in a way that will be good and feel good for you!

Constantly inspired

In my classes I see many different types of people. They are an inspiration. A small example: Every week I work with people who live with Traumatic Brain Injury. To move and breathe with them, to see how yoga is having a positive impact on their day to day life, makes me not only happy, but grateful that I get to be a part of that. Just like that, in every other class I teach, there are ALWAYS moments that touch me. That spark SOMETHING inside of me.

My teacher influencers are many, but some I do want to mention here: Judith Hanson Lasater, Lizzie Lasater, Adriene Mishler, Erica Jago, Shiva Rea, Max Strohm and Mary Richards are some of the voices in my head and heart. I take a little of their teachings with me, every time I step on the mat.

I would love to meet you and see what we can do together practicing yoga on (and off!) the mat. Are you ready to find something you love?