Newsletter, April 2018


"The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts"

-Marcus Aurelius



Restorative Yoga, De-Stress and Re-Energize

June 9. 2018


Zetveld 10, De Wilp



Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing style of yoga practice. It is a receptive practice, not an active practice. Unlike the more active styles of yoga where poses "flow" into one another, in restorative yoga poses are held from five to as long as twenty minutes. During this time, you are held in "shapes" while being supported with blankets, blocks, or bolsters. The shapes emulate the forms of some more active poses such as a back bend, forward bend, twist, or inversion. 


In any style of yoga, part of the practice is about letting go of the ego. Restorative yoga is no different. Yoga teaches patience, devotion, and faith. When you apply the teachings both on and beyond the mat, your mind is better able to adjust to the stresses of everyday life and is brought into harmony with your body. In restorative yoga, the body and mind are brought into balance, and begin to "talk" to each other. It is here that you can "let go" of those deep holding patterns in your body and find a state of balance that will allow your body to heal. 




Most of the things we do in our daily life can lead to imbalances in the body. The repetition in everyday life, in both physical and nonphysical ways, can send our bodies out of alignment very easily.

Restorative yoga helps to counteract all of these movements, and "restore" the body to balance. Many of us do not take the time to restore out muscles; we just work them until one day they just tell you where to go!


Here is just a small list of benefits restorative yoga brings:


1. Restores after surgery.

2. Prevents disease.

3. Helps relieve women's issues.

4. Helps relieve cold and flu symptoms.

5. Provides headache relief.

6. Helps with weight reduction.

7. Relieves symptoms from spinal cord injuries.

8. Gives you more energy



Our bodies like to thrive in a state of ease. Ease means less tension and stress.When we have less of that we have more comfort in our bodies and more calm minds. Dis-ease can cause disease, and can lead to many of the physical issues that restorative yoga can help heal and prevent, including heart disease, obesity, headaches, cancer and more. When you take the time to practice restorative yoga, you can heal from these things, but better yet, you can keep these things from even becoming an issue.


Restorative yoga establishes mindfulness that leads to better life choices and consequently a happier state of being; it enhances patience, which leads to better relationships. You are allowed to contemplate your presence in your body. This gives you a stillness in which you begin to explore your mind/body connection.


If you suffer from anxiety, you are focusing on the future and have a hard time being in the present. You may experience heart palpitations and other physical symptoms. Restorative yoga helps ground you in the present.


Tuition for this practice is 30 euros.


Final day for registration is May 31.


All props are provided.

We will have a generous and nutritious vegetarian dinner together after the practice.


Register by sending an email to:

Self-Care Retreat

Relax, Renew, Recharge

May 26, 2018


Zetveld 10, De Wilp

Self-Care day for tired and stressed bodies and minds.


Join us for a day of pure bliss and pampering. Weather you are a busy mom, a busy working woman or both, this day is sure to help you unwind, rejuvenate and relax.


At our studio you will find no distractions, interruptions or the need to cater to anyone but yourself. In one day retreat you will get weeks worth of renewal and recharging of body, mind and spirit.


Give the gift that gives and keeps giving! A great mother’s day or appreciation day gift for that special woman.


There is something here for everyone. In this one day retreat you will receive:


2 yoga practices


1 breathing and meditation practice


1 aroma therapy facial/head massage


lunch, dinner and snacks


essential oils presentation


2 make and take self care products with essential oils


The two people behind this retreat are:


Renee Casselman, from Wise Woman Fitness and Nutrition, is an Ayurvedic wellness and beauty practitioner, who has studied Ayurveda in India under Dr. Kumar of Rishikesh and has decades of experience in practicing healing through Ayurveda and Ayurvedic food. She has also trained in Ayurvedic herbal medicine and pulse diagnosis at Ayurvedic Plus, Portland, Oregon.


Dessi Georgieva, RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance USA, is the Founder of True Yoga & Essentials. She is a Yoga Instructor with over 10 years of studying and teaching experience. She studied under the famous author and Yoga Master, the founder of Lymphatic Yoga, Edely Wallace. Dessi's studies and teachings come from the yoga lineage of the famous author and Yoga Master Andre Van Lysebeth, and several other yoga traditions such as Iyengar, Desikachar, Kripalu and Sivananda.


Regular contribution for this retreat is 85 euros


Early bird special (registration and payment in full until April 15) is 75 euros.


Final day for registration and payment submission is May 15, 2018.


To guarantee your place in this special retreat we encourage you to book as soon as possible.


Email for registration and more information.

Green Cleaning Made Easy

April 22, 2018


Hippocratesslaan 46, Groningen



Did you ever feel your eyes burning after cleaning your bathroom or kitchen? Did you feel that you needed to open the windows to let the chemical smell out? Or did you feel like your lungs were congested from breathing in the vapour? 


If you ever experience one or many of these things it is because using chemicals to clean is bombarding our body with toxins. And our body is trying to fight them out to survive and screaming for help in the only way it knows.


Chemical agents cause big havoc in our bodies. Our endocrine system, respiratory system, our entire organism gets damaged. Modern society suffers greatly from asthma, skin allergies, other allergies, infertility, hormonal disfunctions.


The good news is that all the chemical use can be replaced in very simple natural ways.


You are invited to this workshop where we will discuss in more detail what the use of chemicals does to our bodies and also solutions for replacement.


We will be making two cleaning products for you to take home. With these two products you will be able to throw away all the chemicals you use for cleaning and replace with safe natural products. And even better, you will learn how to make these yourself for the future.


Final registration for this class is April 15.


Contribution is 20 euros (includes all materials).


Register by sending an email to: