'Keep calm and be crazy, laugh, love and live it up because this is the oldest you've been and the youngest you'll ever be again'.
Liza Maria -
Founder / Yoga instructor.
Powered by the desire to connect, Liza is a lover of life and full of passion and positivity. Yoga is so much more than movement, she would like to share her way and vision to inspire all of you.
Interest in the movement of the body, the connection and love was already there, from a young age. Growing up in nature, near a small town in the Netherlands, was a good beginning of her path.
Liza continued her path over the years evolved by connecting with herself and others through dancing and working as a massage therapist. She chose to share her passion on stage and decided for an education in dance to eventually becoming an all-round dance teacher. Then, one day, she got introduced to the amazing lifestyle of yoga. ‘it was love on first sight, what yoga has done for me, I wish for everyone’.
She conducted her Classical Hatha yoga education in the Netherlands. She started teaching yoga by combining it with dance and founded her own business, ‘natraj yoga’. (Nataraja asana means dancers pose).
She furthered her teaching experience in India and by assisting on the TTC trainings. ‘Being in an ashram for one whole month, was a life changing experience’.
After that she got many opportunities to teach abroad and discovered Indonesia during that time. ‘From the moment I arrived, I didn’t want to leave anymore’. Liza has been living on the island ‘Gili Trawangan’, an island near Lombok, Indonesia, for almost two years now. This is her second home and she would love to invite people to join her on her path, to inspire them on their own amazing journey through life.
Share your love of yoga and be your beautiful self.
"I like your natural smile, your positive energy and your power and strength but in the same time your softness and kindness." - this is a description of how people have described Claudia, who will be part of our great team in the upcoming October Retreat.
Claudia is 35 years old and originally from Germany. In autumn last year - after more then 10 years in an exhausting role as manager - she decided to leave her home country to pursue a journey in self discovery whilst travelling.
Claudia is a certified Fitness Instructor and has also conducted her 200H Yoga Teacher Training.
For nearly 5 months she has worked in a Yoga Retreat in Cambodia before she has found her way to Indonesia where she fortunately met Liza and built up that great connection.
Claudia plans to continue her travels whilst teaching abroad.
Claudia has a passion for exercises and movement in every variation. She is also a great chef and has a particular interest in vegan and gluten free food. She loves to share this passion with other people, in order to make their life more healthy and content. For that reason she has listened to her inner voice and has started to work more professionally within this field.
But Claudia hasn’t always been that happy and satisfied. Nearly her whole life she felt like she wasn’t good enough and therefore looked for the reassurance from other things. This manifested in several stages of eating disorders combined with addictions to exercise and a fully exhaustion in her job until she was very close to a burnout.
At this point Claudia finally realised she couldn’t contribute this way and decided to change her life and perspective on things completely. Yoga and all things associates with the spiritual world have given her the tools to reconnect her body and mind together.
It has been a long journey and it is still not over but Claudia is happy to share her story and the lessons she has learnt to support others.
.....also: Claudia is a big music lover. So don't wonder if you see her dancing through the streets while singing out loud 🙂 ...
Simon Jongenotter is on a mission to connect and empower people through their relationship to themselves, each other, the planet and his big passion: food.
He found a home, inside himself, through meditation, breathwork and energy healing.
Driven by a deep love for all living beings, and a raging grief around the way we, as humans, treat our precious Mother Earth, Simon dedicates his life to healing and evolution of the human race.
He’s convinced that we can create a paradise for all living beings, if only we find our way back home to the sacred ways of Mother Nature.
He travels regularly to share workshops, earth circle and healing sessions. Besides that he consults for restaurant kitchens around the world.
You will recognize him by his big smile and his overwhelming positive energy. Robert surfs his way through life!
He grew up on this magical Island with the sea just a few meters away, his everyday surfing made him a real professional.
To teach surfing, for Robert it's his dream job. 'Sharing the amazing waves on the magical waters, is something i can not put it words'. He will bring balance, focus and a big smile on your face too.
'Happiness comes in waves'.