Jose de Groot

Utrecht
Netherlands

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Ever since my childhood, classical and modern ballet have been my passion. In my teenage years I became interested in psychology and philosophy and since then I have become more engaged in self-development, increasing my awareness and enjoying the magic of the present moment. After studying Journalism and, in part Social Therapy, I worked for a few years as a therapist in various institutions in Holland. Unsatisfied with the line and method of work, I decided to look for a different and more holistic way of working with people.

I started practicing yoga seriously in 2006 in Barcelona and was greatly inspired by its potential for healing at a physical, emotional and spiritual level. I saw possibilities of combining my interests, therapeutic and dance experiences with yoga classes. After a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) of 200 hours Yoga Alliance (YA) in August 2006, I started teaching a mix of Hatha, Vinyasa and Vini Yoga (Yang Yoga) in Barcelona. At the end of 2006 I discovered Yin Yoga and since then this has been my primary passion and specialization. I started teaching Yin Yoga classes in 2007.

I guide my classes in a warm, clear and hopefully humorous way, with compassion in adapting the practice where necessary to your specific needs. I encourage you to experience, observe and become aware of your bodily sensations, emotions, quality of breath, intuition, thoughts and habitual patterns. My goal is to stimulate you to discover, to strengthen, to trust, to accept and to be happy with yourself the just the way you are.

At the moment I teach mainly Yoga Alliance registered 200 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings in various cities and countries. In addition I regularly organize workshops on: anatomy, Chinese Medicine combined with Yin Yoga & Reiki (with Jordi Ibern) and technique improvement for more dynamic yoga styles. Since 2009 I organize, together with Jordi Ibern and/or other teachers, various therapeutic retreats.
The private classes consist of Yin yoga and/or also more dynamic styles like Hatha/Vinyasa/ Vini/ Power (Yang Yoga).
All the classes, workshops, teacher trainings and retreats are offered in the Netherlands, Spain, Finland and France. I teach in Spanish, English or Dutch (my Mother tongue).

I believe in continual education and improvement. I have completed several workshops and Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings (450hYA) with Paul Grilley, several workshops with Sarah Powers, a Vini Yoga immersion with Desikachar in India and a couple of Anusara Yoga immersions. I have also studied other styles of Yoga including Yoga Dinámico and Iyengar. I am a regular practitioner of Vipassana and Chakra meditation.

I feel honored and privileged to share the Yoga knowledge that has been passed on to me, with you.

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