Coen van der Kroon & Liese van Dam will be giving this workshop together.
Coen van der Kroon was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 1962. He has an academic background in Greek and Latin Languages and Culture. His MA thesis was on ancient Greek gynecology with a comparison between Hippocratic and Ayurvedic Medicine. This was the start of his interest in and study of ayurveda.
Coen van der Kroon has dedicated his life to understanding the Indian health science of ayurveda. It has been his mission to clarify the ancient Eastern advice for disease prevention and day-to-day health and well-being so that the implications can be understood by the modern Western mind. He is making this happen through his writing for magazines and books – including an international bestseller – and his teaching, centered around The Academy of Ayurvedic Studies (AAS) in the Netherlands, which he founded in 2005.
He himself was privileged to have studied with the most renowned and inspirational teachers in the field of ayurveda and yoga, including Dr. David Frawley, Dr. Sunil Joshi, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Atreya Smith and Dr. Vijith Sasidhar (who are all visiting faculty at the AAS), as well as 3 years at the Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Vasant Lad, in the USA and hands-on experience in India.
Liese originally trained as a hatha yoga teacher in India. She intensely practiced and taught all aspects of yoga – including pranayama, philosophy and chanting - for several years in various countries across the globe before settling back in The Netherlands.
By this time she had experienced that Yoga & Ayurveda are two sides of the same coin and that practicing both alongside each other has a deep and powerful effect. In 2006 she officially commenced studying Ayurveda and she graduated in 2010 at the Academy of Ayurvedic Studies with Coen van der Kroon, which is now being integrated at Delight Academy. Ever since she has been teaching workshops at yoga schools, retreats and in yoga teacher training courses. With a passion for nutrition & Yoga, Liese teaches these subjects from an Ayurvedic viewpoint at the Academy of Ayurvedic Studies.
Liese also specializes in pregnancy and combines knowledge from a yogic and an ayurvedic perspective into her teachings. Apart from teaching Liese works as an Ayurvedic Practioner and has a clinic in Utrecht where she gives consultations, treatments and yoga therapy.
It is a true honor to have both of them with us!
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