Yogateacher (500 E-RYT)
Ayurvedic massage therapist
Natural Life-Art Coach
Movement and creative expression have always been important in Maija’s life. The physical aspect of yoga is where Maija’s journey started, feeling drawn to the practice of asana after years of dancing. From there she continued traveling deeper, opening her body-mind-heart to the more subtle layers of the Self. Inspired by the wisdom of tantra and ayurveda, the sister sciences of yoga, Maija shares practices and tools that will help you live a more healthy and fulfilling life.
Maija has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2010. In 2018 she left the Netherlands to lead global wellness retreats and live a more simple life in harmony with nature.
Hatha, Tantra, Vinyasa and Yin-Yang are yoga styles Maija loves to teach.
Her morning flow class brings a mix of fierce, fluid and sensual moves. Her evening sessions are all about slowing down, inviting your whole system to flow into a deep state of relaxation. Meditation and pranayama are always integrated in Maija’s classes and she loves working with the 7 chakras and 5 elements.
Her upcoming Shaktimotion retreats and online courses invite women to embody and connect with Shakti, the innate Goddess power in every woman.
Yoga in all its forms has given Maija a solid foundation in life, a deep connection with Mother Nature and resilience to deal with the challenges and traumas of human life. Grateful for all her lessons so far, she is looking forward to connect with you on your personal journey.
500hr RYT, 200hr E-RYT
300hr Vinyasa Yoga teacher training, Amsterdam, 2008-2010
Tantric Ayurvedic Bodywork and Ayurvedic Massage, Netherlands, 2015-2016
300hr Kaula Tantra Yoga teacher training, India, 2018
Vipassana Meditation as taught by Goenka, 4 x 10-day courses between 2009 & 2018
Heart of Tantra immersion (Online) 2020