I was born in Rio de Janeiro, grew up in Copacabana and started dancing very early on. Got an university degree in Advertising but was already doing theater by the time I finished and never even got back to get the diploma. Starting as Shakespeare’s Julia at 21 was so much fun I never looked back.

In october 1991 I arrived in Amsterdam and in the following years have played in more than 30 productions with the most varied companies and colleagues, and incredibly rich and fulfilling journey.

Yoga came my way in 1996; Teresa Caldas (www.vijnanayoga.pt) was my first teacher. She awoke in me the love for yoga, taught me its therapeutic applications and how to teach.

Through Teresa I met Dona Holleman (www.donaholleman.com) in 1999; Dona opened my mind to impeccability, sobriety, the power of precision and how our perceptions shape our world.

In 2009 I met Paul and Suzee Grilley (www.paulgrilley.com), who reminded me of what we do all this for, and who changed everything with mind blowing science, profound spirituality, overwhelming humor and ever present poetry. I study and assist Paul and Suzee regularly and my gratitude is truly boundless.

In 2004 I was invited by Valerie Valentine to come an teach at YogaGarden in Amsterdam and in 2009 I was given the opportunity to co-run it. YogaGarden is my home; we have grown together and our imperfections fit together very well. For more information, also on teacher trainings, please go to www.yogagarden.nl

Photo home page: Roeland Fossen For the performance Bewth in Enkhuizen, directed by Ben Zwaal. www.roelandfossen.com

Photo on yoga page and website design: Ehud Neuhaus

Photo on this page: Harold Pereira

And also…

Yin Yoga The Hague:

Yin Yoga site:

Anatomy fun: