After the bike crash that made me decide to end my triathlon career, I had a bit of a breakdown. I was totally out of balance, had no energy left at
all. I was depressed and I couldn't think of a reason to get off the couch. I practically watched all the episodes of all the seasons Jamie Oliver ever made. (I guess that did make me a better
cook 👩🍳 😂)
However, after a while I also started to think about what I wanted to do with my life. I was looking for a way to recharge my batteries, since
all those years of full time training (2-3 times a day) had left my body and mind depleted. I came across Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medicine and philosophy.
I studied Ayurveda for a couple of years, but soon realized there was much more to it than what was being taught at our school. Therefore I decided
to do things, once again, my way. Having learned through experience, I can now say I‘ve found my balance! So my new motto is: balance is the new skinny – even though my mind still tries to play
tricks on me once in a while. Wanting to get rid of the pregnancy weight ASAP, for instance, but easy does it, as I keep telling myself. So my number one priority is now staying balanced,
happy, energized and healthy.
Relieving patients from their pain, that was my mission.
As a starting physiotherapist and triathlete, I was eager to help people. They would come to me with pain and leave without it, that was my ideal.
After all, that’s what I had been taught.
By using mobilization, stretching and strengthening exercises we could treat all complaints with good results. But the truth will out, and it didn’t
My first job in a private practice turned out to be a far cry from what I had learned. Nevertheless, I tried to solve everything as well as I could
and my first real employer allowed me to set up a medical fitness, enabling me to focus on my passion: sports and physiotherapy.
But there were also patients I had to attend to, and many of them left physically improved, although the complaints were still there.
This wasn’t the job I wanted to do or even had been trained to do.
So I started my journey to explore the workings of the human body by studying osteopathy and learning from my experiences.
Live a more conscious life. Be aware of everything that’s happening inside our bodies, minds, and energy. Be more connected to nature, listen to all
its cues and follow its flow. You are most welcome to join us on our journey :-) We currently have our home base in Schellinkhout, the Netherlands. But our favorite way of living is to go with
the flow in our home on wheels, guided by our hearts. We usually travel a couple of weeks at a time and then fly back home to do some work.