Sharing the joy of yoga


This is the yoga website and weblog by Rene Smit, a Dutchman travelling around the world. My goal is to share the joy of yoga and make it more accessible to everybody.

I have been teaching hatha yoga with a lot of enthusiasm since 2016. I followed the 200 hour yoga teacher training at Samyak Yoga in Mysore (India).

My class is always adapted to the level of the participants with a lot of assist and adjustments. A lot of attention is given to the breath, focus and grounding with a focus at the end on relaxation.

All over the world I’ll be happy to make your hotel- or resort guests happy with yoga, whether or not in combination with assistance in the field of hospitality, tourism and social media.

If you’re visiting this site for the first time, I would like to suggest to start with the category Welcome to read about my yogi’s life or read my ebook by clicking the frontcover below.

Latest blogposts

YepYoga’s guide to Sri Lanka
I'm now in Hikkadawu, Sri Lanka. The island is more surf orientated than yoga orientated. There are some beautiful places thought to practice. As always...
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Acroyoga warm up
Today I made a little sequence to warm up before doing acro yoga. It starts with a bit of stretching and basic yoga poses, then...
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International Yoga Day 2018
Next week, 21st of June it's the international Yoga day. Everywhere on the world, people will do the same sequence consisting of a warming up,...
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I believe I can fly
During my holiday in Chiang Mai and Koh Phangan this year I started practicing acroyoga. Don't ask me whether it's yoga (spoiler: it's not) but...
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YepYoga’s guide to Koh Phangan
I am now some days in Sri Tanu, on the west coast of the island Koh Phangan (KP). There is a lot of yoga going...
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YepYoga’s guide to Pokhara
After a bumpy bus tour I arrived at Pokhara. What a difference with Kathmandu and what a beautiful lake! Yoga Not a lot of yoga...
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YepYoga’s guide to Kathmandu
I stayed a week now in Kathmandu, Nepal. Coming from the Netherlands there was some time needed to land. In fact it's the soft version...
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How to choose your yoga teacher training
Today I helped a hostel roommate choosing her Yoga Teacher Training (YTT). Or maybe it wasn’t a help because I came with more and more...
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Sun Salutation Y
At the beginning of the session I like to do sun salutations to warm up. If I haven't done twelve I'm really less flexible. Usually...
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Teaching yoga

I have been practicing yoga since November 2014. I started at Bikram Arnhem and continued at Affordable Yoga with Louise Cutler in Paris and RYoga in Rome. To deepen my practice and because I wanted to make yoga more accessible I have followed the hatha yoga teacher training at Samyak yoga (RYS-200) (* in Mysore (India) in November 2016. It is beautiful to see how people soften and relax during the practice. It makes me happy to be part of it.


How do I teach

I have a dynamic supportive style of teaching with a lot of assists and adjustments. Although my training was focused on hatha yoga, I’ll be able to make the style more gentle or more dynamic. I give a lot of attention to the breath, focus and grounding and never loose the goals of yoga, but in general my classes are rather down to earth instead of spiritual. Nevertheless, the focus at the end is on relaxation.

My experience

My yoga training has a strong focus on teaching, so it gave me a good basis. Since then, I have taught various private classes to friends and as resident teacher in a hostel in Nepal. I also shared the joy of yoga on a campsite in Italy with guests and colleagues. I take every chance to develop myself in the wonderful world of sharing the joy of yoga.

Good to know

I can teach in English and Dutch. I speak Italian and French at B2 / C1 level, so soon I will be able to teach in these languages as well. I have basic notions of German (B1) and Spanish (A1). I have the Dutch nationality and might need (assistance to get) a (work) permit/visa outside the European Union.

What people say…

“I’ve fallen in love with yoga since my first lesson and without any doubt I have to thank René for this. His gentle way, his smiles and his sense of humour made me feel comfortable. I think his greatest gift is the ability to highlight the bond between yoga and life. In the practice with Rene, yoga doesn’t seem to be dusty and untouchable but something useful, alive and tangible. After his lesson I experienced beautiful moments of relaxation and tranquility.” – Guiseppe S.


Let’s connect

Don’t hesitate to contact me via this site or one of the social media channels

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More than yoga

My study on the field of quality management taught me how to maximise the product- or service quality. This enabled me to give the best possible in my work in hospitality and tourism to guests which resulted in various awards. I’m also experienced in making websites and social media. I will be happy give support and assistance in your activities by using these experiences besides teaching yoga.

“In January 2017 René stayed at our hotel. Besides teaching some private yoga sessions, we had the pleasure of having his assistance in the field of social media. He also looked with us to the guest experience in our hotel. This resulted in a systematic approach in our social media management and various (future) improvements in our hotel and restaurant. With his background, creativity and knowledge René is able to get to the point quickly and be the perfect sparring partner.” – Hotelowner in Chiang Mai, Thailand