This site is made by René Smit, a Dutch living in Rome. Before I’ve been waiter in an entertainment parc near Paris (guess which one).
I started late with yoga. Too late. The DVD of Yoga for Dummies has been an endless time on the shelve. Sometimes I watched Youtube videos of Tara Stiles and I even did a yogaclass some years ago on a campsite with Chiara, a lovely but I think not really trained teacher. I’ve the idea that after four adjustments she gave up. I wish I started earlier, but everything in life needs its process.
I was restless after spending and working a summer in Rome, Italy. Suddenly I heard a little voice:”And *now* you’re going to the yogastudio which you pass often”. So I started in november 2014 ago with Bikram Yoga in Arnhem, the Netherlands to come back on earth. After the first time it was like I was on a high. Maybe one of the best moments of my life. I knew that my life had changed.
In january 2015 I moved (back) to France and continued yoga with the wonderful teachers of Affordable Yoga in Paris to keep destressed.
It helped me a lot. Besides physically so much more flexibile and strong, I’ve stopped eating meat and for the first time in my life the words “stress resistence” are missing in my workevaluation. My concentration improved, I remember that I had to count money in batches of 20 coins. Now I can count endlessly 🙂 On all areas there is more that I can let go and accept., I’ve learnt so much on my mat!
I’ve quit my job and in april 2016 I went back to wonderful Rome doing yoga at Ryoga,. In November I followed a 200 hours yoga teacher training in Mysore, India at Samyak yoga. After that I travelled in Thailand (eh… I stayed almost 2 months in Chiang Mai) and Bali, Indonesia.
The dream is combining work in tourism with being a yoga- and digital nomad. The masterplan and desire is to make the difference in the life of others and maybe the world. May be something with kids or leisure (campings, animation, hotels). Or both of course.