Alexandra Kool was born in The Hague in 1985. 12 years ago she moved to Amsterdam and felt right at home. She decided to start her own upholstery and called it Koolstof.
After years in corporate business in Marketing and PR, I didn’t feel the connection and passion with my job anymore. I decided to leave the corporate life and began the journey of my spiritual being.
During her university years, Claire always sensed that there was something more to life. After getting her law degree she traveled for 2 years, living in Rome and exploring 13 countries in Asia in search for the elusive thing she felt was missing.
A children’s workshop yoga, that’s where it all started. At the age of 13 Ellemiek attended a yogaclass where she did her first asana’s and learned the colors of the seven chakras. Even though she didn’t realize what she was actually doing at the moment she knew she found a feeling of peace and joy.
Gratitude, every day again to have found my rest and myself in a state of being through yoga. While I was graduating I allowed myself, once a week, to reconnect with this feeling of being. Yoga planted the seed and by allowing this seed to grow, great things started to develop in my life.
Coming from a spiritual background, with her mother being a Tai Chi instructor and her stepfather a Reiki master, yoga was quite the logical path to follow. But it took a while for her to discover this.
With Brazilian roots, a passionate heart and an adventurous soul, Isadora has found her home in Amsterdam. She is a woman of many talents.
Changed the game, that is what she did. Jody started to choose differently in all walks of life. Early June this year finding herself realizing after another black out it is time, time for a whole new and different approach. Something inside of her has shifted that specific moment for good.
From a young age she felt a sense of wonder about the human experience in this curious place called “earth”. She studied social sciences and travelled the globe, but it was wisdom in yoga that helped her to make sense of life.
When moving from the Dutch countryside to the city of Amsterdam Lianne started practicing yoga for the first time. Now seven years later, the yoga-drive is still there. Although some weeks she practices more than others, it always makes her feel good.
Liza has been working in the corporate field, but always felt a bit restless and unfulfilled in the life she was actually living. After going through a very difficult time, she had the feeling that there was more to life and started to deepen her own yoga practice.
In this lifetime Loulou has travelled 30 springs around the sun. She is a born and raised city girl from Amsterdam with a green heart and great love for nature. As a real foodie, Loulou loves to cook and explore new hotspots where they serve colorful and vegan food.
Malou got inspired by minimalism during her studies at Art school. She found its values not only in the artistic aspects, but above all woven into the fundamental lessons of life.
Manda's relationship with movement begin at the age of three... She used ballet and modern dance as a way to experiment and express herself as she traveled through her youth.
Marlot was born as youngest of three in Den Bosch in 1990. Ever since she can remember she followed her intuition.
On the brink of turning 25, Olga started to experience a lot of loneliness. This made her confused: she had lots of friends and family, so why did she feel so alone in this world? Looking for answers on an academic level gave her some insight. But the feeling of being alone didn’t exactly change...
Deadlines halen, lange dagen maken en steeds weer met nieuwe ideeën komen – hoe blij Ratna ook was met haar uitdagende baan als marketing manager, ze realiseerde zich ook dat ze er uiteindelijk niet gelukkig van zou worden. Om haar energie een boost te geven en rust te vinden begon ze met het beoefenen van yoga.
When Rosa was 20 years old she attended her first yoga class, which put her whole life in a new perspective. During her studies in psychology she felt chronically stressed, unfulfilled and confused about the path she had chosen. Her first steps on the spiritual path offered her a newfound desire to spread the principles and practice of yoga in the world.
Who am I? At a young age Royce knew his heart wish was to serve all beings. Struggling with how to implement this in every day life, he found that to truly help others, he first needed to listen to his own heart. Through experience Royce learned how easy it is to outrun yourself and ended up in a burnout in 2010.