Marije E. Paternotte (E-RYT, RYT-500) was born and raised in Amsterdam where she studied law and worked as a corporate lawyer. After joining a yoga retreat in Bali life led her to the United States where she took her yoga teacher training. She currently lives in a small beach town in New Jersey with her husband, and teaches yoga locally as well as workshops and retreats around the world.
Marije received both her foundational and professional level yoga teacher certification at the renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts (USA), and her Yin Yoga and Mindfulness training from Sarah Powers. She is now a faculty assistant in the Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, and an experienced yoga retreat leader.
Through her training as a professional ballet dancer when she was young, her innate body awareness, self-study and several sustained injuries, Marije has a keen eye for precise and safe alignment of yoga postures. Her teaching style is understated and compassionate, with a focus on mindfulness. Marije always encourages her students to find their own yoga and to cultivate non-judgmental self-observation, in order to discover who they truly are.