Marijke Pfeiffer has been an acupuncturist for the last 40 years and is co-founder of CIG Amsterdam and of TCMA, Traditional Chinese Medicine school in Amsterdam. In this interview Marijke talks about the different aspects of Chi, common Chi-related problems like low energy and burnout, and some of the things needed to keep your chi […]
Prana, Chi, Energy. Anat Geiger writes about the stuff we are literally made of but is still often regarded as esoteric.
An interview with Dr. Jaap van der Wal Ph.D. Fascia isn’t just an arbitrary part of the body, fascia is a complex and vast communication network within the body that influences every aspect of our development – physical, emotional and spiritual. Marcel and Anat interview leading fascia expert and embryologist Dr. Jaap van der Wal. […]
Fascia isn’t just an arbitrary part of the body, fascia is a complex and vast communication network within the body that influences every aspect of our development. Anat Geiger dares to scratch the surface in this latest blog post.
An interview with Gil Sol Gil works as a Movement Therapist, Yoga Teacher & Neuroplasticity Coach, helping people develop control over their body and mind. You can find more information about Gils work on mindacademyrotterdam.nl
Has the demonization of stress led to us overlooking the value of stress for survival and good health? Anat Geiger explores this topic through the lens of a yogi.
Anat explores the work of Dr Bruce Lipton to help provide evidence for what yoga philosophy has been saying for centuries: modern science is proving that the stories we tell ourselves ultimately will become our story if we don’t gain control over the mind.
Who is Who: Maj Ingemann-MoldenAge: 38Occupation: full time yoga teacher E-RYT, lead trainer RYS 200 and yoga studio manager Klaas BoomsmaAge: 45Occupation: running trainer, magazine editor Kenneth GrahamAge: 45 Occupation: yoga teacher
Practice makes perfect. That’s what we all heard when learning to ride a bike, to play an instrument or to master a pose. The first time you try it seems hopeless, there are just too many things you have no control over: coordination, balance, rhythm, strength. Yet somehow you keep trying and trying and there is a […]
Anat Geiger explores the first of the Eight Limbs of Patanjali- the yamas- and explains why they’re important for us to live by
Those stories are now everywhere, even on Netflix: yoga teachers whose behavior is questionable, or downright wrong. They are dishonest and greedy, sexually aggressive and inappropriate, selfish and way too much into themselves.
How do you see yourself /identify with your role as yoga teacher? Anat: I honestly don’t feel it much as a role. I think I am pretty much myself when I teach – a mix of humor and seriousness, of strictness and flexibility, warmth and detachment.
Nowadays commitment and discipline are lacking in the yoga world and passed up for convenience and a very different kind of ‘flexibility’. Yes, there are many benefits but at what cost?
Who is who Dr. Martijn Groenink Sammels: 54, former life science researcher (PhD), currently a dentist Pascalle Paerel: 29, former Dutch National Ballet dancer, currently a model agency owner (The Fashion Composers) Tristan P. Rose: 35, former Australian soldier (Afghanistan veteran), currently a deep sea commercial diver and yoga & meditation facilitator for Australian veterans and first responders Anna Dukhanina: 35, currently […]
Anat Geiger shares her view on the importance of commitment and discipline, two words that are seemingly taboo in today’s society, for increasing our energy and achieving long term happiness.
As Anat pointed out in Stillness and Meditation: the Most Important Work, it’s not easy to start a meditation practice. You have your mind set that you are going to start, and then after a few times (or sometimes a few minutes) you can’t do it anymore. You are bored, its’ taking too long, your […]
Why is meditation so hard? It sounds like the simplest thing in the world: sit calmly in a quiet place for a while and observe your internal feelings and thoughts. And yet, it is one of the hardest things to actually do.
Meet our friends: Nico Kaandorp, 54, retreat center owner and entrepreneur.Joe Barnett, 48, yin yoga and chakra meditation instructor (fellow assistant to Paul and Suzee Grilley).Claudia Telkamp, 37, Flight Attendant.
These days meditation can refer to a wide variety of practices and techniques, ranging from mindfulness to vipassana to chakra meditation. The benefits of these practices are becoming more evident as more and more research is being done in this field. The roots of meditation are in ancient spiritual practices, but some modern varieties (such […]
My take on yoga philosophy I was not immediately drawn to yoga philosophy. When I started my personal yoga path, as a 29-year old performer, I was mainly interested in the physical aspects of yoga practice- which was really weird, as I was interested in philosophy in general.
Saturday November 16th at 14.00 If you’re considering becoming a teacher, adding more strings to your teaching bow or simply want to educate yourself and deepen your practice then we’d like to invite you to come to a preview of our 2020 Vinyasa and Yin TTs.
Anat Geiger, a functional yoga teacher, writing a personal essay on body image and self-acceptance. Being rejected by both fat and skinny people and letting that define her self-worth, Anat shares how she overcame the struggle and began to accept who she was and encourages others to do so.
6 questions: To offer you (and ourselves) a broader perspective on the topic of body image, we reached out to friends of TFY: two yogis and two Gym goers/personal trainer and asked them to talk about their relationship with their own bodies and the judgements they make on other people’s bodies.
Picture this: a battlefield, where two armies are rallied for battle. This battle has been building for a generation: the leading warriors on both sides grew up together, and have been in conflict since their youth.