Anouk Prop is a psychologist, reiki master and registered 500 RYT Yoga Alliance yoga teacher. Originally from the Netherlands, where she was practicing hatha yoga for years, her deep dedication for the yogic path was triggered during travelling in India in 2008. Being caught by the dynamic forms of yoga and its daily practice, the arising deep connection between body, mind and soul, she embarked on a journey of discovery towards deep inner strength, life force and purification on a physical and mental level. The discipline gives her focus, creates peace, clearness and concentration and ignited an inner fire that burns through all difficult obstacles in life.
Along the way she completed teacher trainings in vinyasa flow, Ashtanga and mindfulness and dived deeper into the world of yoga therapy by following several courses in this area. The leading anchor on this path is the breath and therefore she specialized her Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (500 RYT) in pranayama with Paul Dallaghan and Sri OP Tiwariji.
She combines yoga, psychology and energetic healing through their very compatible aspects and stresses on the non-medical methods in healing and offers a holistic approach as such. Postgraduate education in trauma healing in combination with yoga put into practice, she has a broad range of experience in the field, varying from working with children and adults with a history of abuse, addiction, anxiety disorders, depression, but also car-accidents and other traumatic events like war or natural disasters. She encounters people with deeply rooted tension, trauma or blockages on a level which goes beyond cognition and shows that yoga can open doors in this.
Her teaching is focused on empowerment and guiding people towards their own unique essence by gently inviting them look in the beautiful, though sometimes confronting mirror yoga provides, taken by her hand of compassion, positivity and enthusiasm.
She also stresses the importance of karma yoga on the yogic path, which has led her to several places in the world to volunteer in projects to serve others. As a dedicated ambassador of Yoga Gives Back she travels often to India to work with traumatized orphans and women, using yoga as a tool to heal.