Welcome to WhisperTree Yoga, my name is Bea and I am looking forward to welcoming you to one of my classes! I can imagine that it’s nice to know who you are taking a class with, so I hope this little bio can be the beginning of that introduction. I am always open to any questions that you might have, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Yoga came in to my life as a slow burning, sometimes flickering flame. Only when the back pain became so severe I couldn’t get out of bed, that flame began to grow out of necessity. For the longest time, I could only do yin yoga, even slow flow brought on sciatic and other pain. Yin yoga, and particularly the functional approach, gave me an understanding of where all this pain came from, how it was connected, and what I could do to heal myself, both mentally and physically. This has enabled me to move forward with more active practices, like climbing!
My journey is ongoing. I continue to learn, and sometimes falter, but the path is always there to return to.

I had the fortune to learn about meditation and other contemplative practices early on. They are always what I can return back to, and form the red thread in how I teach. My aspiration is to do so with a sense of joy and friendliness, and to learn as much from teaching as my students do from taking my classes.

I participated in my first 200H Yin Yoga teacher training with Anat Geiger and Marcel van de Vis-Heil. Here I learned to love the functional aspect of yoga. Functional yoga is not so much a style, but rather how any style can be taught: the pose should serve the body, rather than the body the pose. In other words, the shape you make doesn’t matter. What matters is if the shape you make is good for you, and allows you to grow. This functional approach has become the basis to my path as a yoga student and teacher.

Born in Germany, I spent a large part of my life in Amsterdam and am now living in the French countryside with plans of building a food forest and soaking up all nature has in store.