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.
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!
I’m currently finishing up my level 2 Restorative Yoga Teacher training and the RYT250 Aerial Yoga Teacher training!
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 and chanting 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!
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.
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?
Training & Certifications
- 2017 YT 200: Flow Yoga (Alignment Oriented)
- 2017 Yoga Philosophy 101: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra with Judith Hanson Lasater & Lizzie Lasater
- 2018 Prana Vinyasa – Moving Meditation Workshop with Shiva Rea
- 2018 Yoga for Kids & Families Teacher Training – Rainbow Yoga
- 2018 Finding Silence & Sharing Silence Teacher Training with Lizzie Lasater
- 2018 Yoga Nidra Teacher Training @ Mangalam
- 2019 Advanced Restorative Teacher Training:Therapeutic Aspects of Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater
- 2020 Communication Series with Max Strom
- 2020 Pranayama Intensive with Judith Hanson Lasater & Lizzie Lasater