Meet the teachers, their background stories, motivation and experience
Marilou van Hoek
Born in the Philippines, Marilou came to the Netherlands in her teens. She feels blessed with the best of both worlds: East and West. Ever since she came in contact with yoga she has developed a passion for Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama, which she applies both in her classes and her everyday life. Besides her daily practice she studies regularly to deepen her knowledge and understanding of yoga philosophy, chanting and meditation. She feels greatly indebted to her inspiring teachers: Katiza Satya, Paul Dallaghan and Pranayama Master Sri O.P. Tiwariji, head of the Kaivalyadham Research Institute near Mumbai, India.
With love and passion, Marilou offers a variety of yoga classes: Ashtanga Led, Mysore and Primary Series. She also teaches Pranayama workshops and classes at Yoga Moves and other yoga studios. Her classes are fun and inspirational, allowing space for growth both on and off the mat.
Marilou sees yoga as a quest for spirituality and awareness. It not only provides a stable basis for everyday life, but a lot of fun too. She loves inspiring her students with her passion.
“Pranayama is the basis of my day. My daily practice gives me access to my soul and inner life. I feel one with my body, and experience a state of Bliss. It is the perfect foundation for my Ashtanga practice.”
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