For almost 10 years
Barbara has been traveling the globe. Born and raised in the Netherlands, she moved
to San Jose, California in 2007 and has since then lived in Switzerland
and Hong Kong. Now Singapore is her home. Locations
As a former
Communications Director, she was fortunate to make a career change when
she moved to the US. Passionate for dance since her early childhood, she has always
been interested in the human body and the way it works and moves. After an
introduction to Pilates years ago when she was diagnosed with spondylolysis, a
fracture in the lumbar spine, she decided it was time to share her
knowledge with others. Pilates has literally changed her life as it had
made her stronger, flexible and more in touch with the body and mind.
Becoming a Yoga teacher has only added to the mix, bringing her closer to who
she is. She is also back pain free and live a happier and healthier life
because of it.
She had the privilege
to work all around the world with people of different nationalities, with different
characters, lives and bodies. But no matter where we live, we all deal with the
same types of challenges. A stressful and often seated lifestyle, a lack of
work-life balance and bad food choices, may be the cause of all kinds of health
problems. From not being able to relax or sleep well, to having aches and pains
in neck, shoulders and back, most are often the result of unhealthy habits
in our daily lives.
Her style of teaching is a
blend of everything through her personal experience, her own (teacher)
training, conferences and workshops she attends, new research that is being
done and most importantly, through feedback she get from clients.