‘Yoga can change your life dramatically’, Mariska’s teacher said when she started a beginners course Integral Yoga in the Netherlands in 2005. He was right. Within half a year she met the man of her life and got a dream job. Yoga helped her to let go of thinking patterns that were blocking her life. Suddenly she had a clear view on herself and the world. Before soon she started the teachers training Integral Yoga and discovered that passing the blessing of yoga on to others helped her on her spiritual path.
Integral Yoga integrates all yoga styles. Classes are very diverse, with static yoga postures but also flowing series of asanas. Breathing exercises and meditations let your whole being benefit. Mariska: ‘It’s also about integrating awareness in your daily life, not just only on your yoga mat.’ She also gives Pre Natal Yoga, which prepares mothers-to-be for a smooth birth and helps them to relax body and mind. And Kids Yoga, which encourages the self-esteem, creativity and body awareness of children.