Updated: Jan 23
I recently posted this on my Instagram account to welcome my new followers and share a bit more about myself. I thought it would be nice for the readers of my blog too, so here we go :).
I'm originally from the Netherlands, but my husband and I left Amsterdam 8 years ago to travel the world. After a year, we moved to Oslo, Norway, with the idea to stay for 6 months. It's been 7 years now. I guess you can say we love it here (and no, I don't like winter).
I run a yoga studio called @sangayoga, together with my dear yoga wifey @theresaharmanen. We specialize in yoga for women - fertility yoga, pregnancy yoga, postnatal yoga, yoga for menopause and... more.
A 3-year fertility journey turned me into a menstrual cycle nerd and I still celebrate every ovulation and menstruation. Yep.
I'm a Scorpio, with a moon in Sagittarius, and Leo rising. I know too little about astrology to say smart things about this, but I guess it does explain at least some parts of who I am.
I'm obsessed with nail polish and Christmas songs.
I never wear jeans and you'll usually see me in yoga pants or a dress. I've been an an I-only-buy-second-hand-clothes adventure for 6 months now and it's been great so far.
I'm a bookworm at heart and usually read multiple books at the same time. Currently reading: Yoni Shakti (I keep rereading this), Pussy - a reclamation, Calm Parents Happy Kids, and Dodging Energy Vampires.
I love slides, especially in the swimming pool.
I was nauseous my entire pregnancy and threw up so many times I completely ruined by inner throw up system. If I now cough, I need to do everything I can to not throw up. Sorry if you think that's gross. I birthed my child through a c-section after laboring for three full days. (There's a birth story on my blog if you're interested). It took me almost 2 years to heal from all the trauma. I feel it's my life's mission to help other women heal, too.
My Insta posts are usually about the beauty and challenges of motherhood, my obsession with fertility and the menstrual cycle, and my life as a yoga teacher and creator.
How about you? :) Shoot me a message and tell me something about yourself! / Photography by Cenk Aytekin