Dorien began to live consciously, working mindfully and spirituality at a very young age. When she was 9, she started yoga and meditation which triggered her interest for mysticism, human needs and personal development. She has always continued her research into the mystery of life and human potential both for herself and others.
She feels very connected to the way of the heart as can be found in the universal Sufism from Inayat Khan (Bhakti Yoga). Dorien was also very inspired by the shamanism that she encountered on her last trip to Chile and that is why she really likes to work with women groups.
Doreen is very grateful to her parents who exposed her at a young age to alternative ways of living. She studied, just like her mother, the holistic healing method of Ayurveda.
Dorien is triple certified by Deepak Chopra as a teacher of ‘Primordial Sound Meditation’, ‘Ayurvedic Lifestyle’ and ‘The 7 spiritual laws of yoga’. She is in the Netherlands a co-organiser of a number of Deepak Chopra ‘s workshops, courses and lectures
For over 25 years Dorien has worked with individuals and groups in companies as a trainer/ facilitator and coach in areas of new leadership, human resources, EQ, lifestyle–management, communication skills and NLP (Neuro Linguistic programming) all disciplines she has been trained in.
From childhood onwards Dorien developed a passion for music. This resulted in her training in music therapy and singing, after which she has been performing as a singer since she was 20 years old. She was also involved in many tv programs.
Dorien is the founder and director of the Heart to Heart centre that she started in 1994. The Heart to Heart centre has in the meantime expanded to a centre for wellbeing and inspiration and a platform for many weekly group lessons, workshops, and one to one sessions in yoga, meditation, sacred women circles, massage, healing, Ayurveda and other areas of personal development.
In November 2014 she published her first book: “Soul –Mirror”. More about this on
In 2016 Dorien founded HEART HOUSE. a 2000 m2 old building turned into a place where practices, sustainable work and care and the yogacentre are located.
Dorien has 2 teenagers.