ABOUT SAMAYA

I was seventeen years old, curious and adventurous as you can be at that age. Looking for adventure and depth it was time to break through the boundaries of my existence, to spread my wings, to explore the world, to discover the full life. One thing was clear. I wanted to travel. But where to? The choice was unlimited, the field of possibilities and temptations infinite. Was it chance or intuition? Anyway, I followed my heart and chose Asia, and more specifically India, the country where so much ancient wisdom and deep insight is piled up.

There I have, along with fellow travelers from very different backgrounds, wandered around for years and I visited numerous ashrams: living and learn schools where wise teachers, Guruji ‘s, have taught me – and let me experience – what the essence of tantra is: to surrender to life itself in all its colors and shapes, the ability to embrace and enclose all that existence brings us in the form of joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, comfort and resistance. And this from a deep realization that all is connected; the insight that one cannot exist without the other, there is no light without darkness, no masculine without feminine. Life is a unit, separation is merely an illusion.

 

Grateful for what I have learned and experienced, I can do nothing else than – from the soft power of my being with love and passion – spread that what has given me so much. Supported by the treasury of my experiences, guide those who search for connection and wholeness.

 

These experiences have become my silent companions. They give me the strength and the confidence which enable me to reach out to the other. To enter the circle of giving and receiving in loving presence, to experience that everything is perfect the way it is.

 

Teachers and followed courses

Some of the gurujis/teachers who inspired me:

  • Osho, for several years I attended satsangs in the ashram in Poona, India and learned and practiced several meditation forms and techniques. Educated as meditation counselor and teacher of several meditation forms.
  • During my long stay at Poonjaji in Lucknow initiated in the non-dualism of advaita vedanta lernings.
  • Followed several long-term vipassana retreats in India. Also in the Netherlands with Jotika Hermsen.
  • Stayed quite some time in Sri Bhagavan’s Oneness University in Andhra Pradesh, India, where I have attended numerous satsangs and have been initiated to various meditations and rituals from traditional Hindu learnings.
  • Followed several studies in Buddhism according to the Bön tradition/Tibetan shamanism and received various transmissions at Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
  • 2 years of tantric teacher training at Margo Anand – Skydancing Institute, USA.
  • 3 years of tantra training at Tantric Vision, in Germany.
  • Initiated in the tantric kriyayoga according to the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.
  • Completed 3-year study SE traumatic therapy after Peter Levine, Cologne, Germany.
  • Followed certified studies for Ayurvedic massage therapist and Ayurvedic nutritionist at Vasant Lad in the Ayurvedic Institute, United States.
  • 2-years of study as certified relaxation therapist in different disciplines in Cologne, Germany.
  • Founder of the 2-year program as a certified meditation teacher/supervisor at the Nederlof Institute in Amsterdam.