Everything in life is about finding balance and keeping it. Think of work/life balance, the balance between performance/recovery, but also staying emotional centered and balanced and keeping homeostasis (a term used for balance within our biological internal environment), etc. In order to find balance we need 2 things:
The act of constantly readjusting, changing and learning the movements is a play. Like, it’s a game. And it needs to be enjoyed. I believe that the combination of (thai-) boxing and yoga can be a great contribution to finding and staying in balance.
Both disciplines require what it takes stay in balance: a high degree of awareness in the present moment and a constant play of having to interact with changing circumstances. With yoga this mostly goes for internal circumstances and with boxing this mostly goes for external circumstances.
It’s yin and yang: on one side is the flow of the caring, calming, flowy and intuitive feminine side of yoga. On the other side is the outwardly focused, disciplined, assertive, goal-oriented masculine side of Thai boxing. Where they meet, interconnected, with presence and play — or dance, if you’d like. Finding balance is important for us both, men and women.
It doesn’t matter what your level of experience is, how much you weight, your ethnicity, whether you’re a guy or a girl, young or old, everyone is welcome! My classes are all based around the values of respect, fun and hard work. There’s 2 options: private or group lessons. If you want to work on technique and more personal attention I’d recommend the private training, but don’t underestimate the power of community. Reach out to me so you can drop your questions. I’m excited to see you on the mat and/or with gloves on!
This is all about you. Whatever your goal is and whatever you level of experience is, I’ll help you reach your goal! Technique has always been an important aspact to me, so we’ll always work on improving your technique as I don’t want to risk injury or poor technique.
Weekly group training sessions in Rotterdam with free parking. It’s a fun group of beginner to intermediate boxers. Respect and fun are #1 rule! It’s an open and fun group, so you don’t have to be afraid to come out and try a drop-in class. Reach out so I can add you to the groups app and/or ask for more details. The trainings are in English as we have an international group. I’m stoked to see you there!
Currently I’m implementing yoga into private trainings and boxing sessions during warm-ups or cooling-downs. I’m currently teaching yoga sessions on request for groups as well as private sessions. Please reach out for more information or requests.