About Eliza

Hi, I’m Eliza. Vinyasa & Restorative yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, mother of Leo and former journalist.

In everything I do – teaching, moving, writing, parenting, eating, living – I try to live as close to nature’s rhythms as I can.


Because yoga & Ayurveda taught me how easy, refreshing & healthy life gets when you tune into nature.

And I love for you to experience the same!

That’s why my blog is full of wisdom on how to live your most natural life and that’s why I LOVE working with clients in their Body Alignment Sessions so that they experience vibrant health with easy recipes, simple yoga practices and daily rituals.

My weekly yoga classes in Madrid & yoga videos on YouTube follow the seasons & mood of the moment of the day and my annual Yoga Holiday is on my favourite mountain in Italy.

When I’m not teaching, mentoring new yoga teachers or  seeing clients for their Body Alignment Session, I’m either hanging out with my boy Leo, having a picnic in the park, watching Friends on Netflix or am doing push ups with my husband Dani.

Now that you know me a bit, maybe you feel we’re a match & would like to work with me!



Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Cyndi Lee, online via Yoga International (October 2018)

The Truth About Food Allergies, – dr. John Douillard, online via Yoga International (March 2018)

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Training – Anna Russ, online (Nov 2015 – Dec 2017)

Rasa Vinyasa Advanced Teacher Training – Shiva Rea, 31 h, Amsterdam (April 2016)

Chakra Vinyasa Teacher Training – Coral Brown, 35 h, Utrecht (Dec 2014)

Thai Massage Course – Yommana Tgaing, 4 weeks, Madrid (July 2014)

Essential Tools for Teaching Flow – Coral Brown, 35 h, Utrecht (Nov 2013)

Prana Flow Mentorship Training – Shauna Slingsby, 3 months online (Jan 2013)

Kid’s Teacher Training – Casey Feicht, online (Aug 2012)

Creative Sequencing Teacher Training – Shauna Slingsby, 3 h. Utrecht (Oct 2011)

Birthlight Birth Prep Teacher Training – Sally Lomas, 16 h, Utrecht (Oct 2010)

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training – Yoga Moves, 300+ h, Utrecht (Sep 2009-Dec 2010)

School of Journalism – Hogeschool Utrecht (Sep 2005-Nov 2009)



10398376_120672009760_1175872_nShauna Slingsby My mentor & yoga teacher. We met in Utrecht when we were both living in the Netherlands, and I instantly felt that she is my teacher. Shauna is the one who inspires me to be of service & to share what I love. With her, I never felt that yoga was a mere physical practice, it came right from her heart. I am so thankful for her love, guidance and wisdom! www.waveyoga.com

1379265_10151916748969774_1579866375_nHelene Feilberg My yoga teacher during my magical months in Denmark. It was during one of her yoga classes that I decided to join the Vinyasa Yoga teacher training back home in the Netherlands. www.smilendeyoga.dk www.minonlineyoga.dk




IMG_3935My Mom My greatest teacher and inspiration.
Her way of being of service, her kindness & gratitude are the best inspiration I could ever have. She’s the strongest, sweetest woman I know! With all that she overcame in her life, she still believes that everything will be all right in the end. And if she can say it, it has to be true!


  • Henny Knop October 7, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Hoi Eliza wat een mooie foto van jou samen met je moeder!!
    leuk om te zien wat je allemaal doet in madrid
    Groetjes uit Bru van Henny Knop

    • admin October 8, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Hoi Henny,
      Wat leuk een berichtje van jou hier! :)
      Die foto is in Denemarken genomen een aantal jaar geleden.
      Liefs uit Madrid!

  • Fernando September 17, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Hi there!
    I eould like to invite you to give yoga courses to my badminton team. Is it possible? If so, can you please contact me?

    Thanks in advance!

    • admin September 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      That sounds super nice Fernando!
      I’ll send you an e-mail to ask for details.

  • barbara September 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Hoi Eliza, zou je het leuk vinden om binnenkort eenmalig een outdoor les aan 6 vriendinnen te geven die Madrid komen bezoeken?

    • admin September 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Hoi Barbara,
      Wat ontzettend leuk!
      Ik mail je even :)

  • Anina August 31, 2013 at 11:26 am

    You are such an inspiration!!!

    • admin August 31, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      & you are awesome! :)

  • Clarissa August 7, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Beste Eliza, ik zocht yogalessen in Madrid en kwam zo terecht op jouw blog. Toevallig zag ik dat je ook Nederlands bent. Ik verhuis in September een half jaar naar Madrid voor een minor en wil heel graag yoga blijven doen. Outdoor yoga lijkt me fantastisch. Hoeveel vraag je voor je lessen? Ik hoop je gauw te zien in Madrid. Vriendelijke groet, Clarissa

    • admin August 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Hoi Clarissa,
      Wat leuk om een Nederlands berichtje te ontvangen :)
      Ik heb zojuist de info bijgewerkt op de Yoga pagina, dus daar kun je nu de prijzen bekijken.
      Als je studeert krijg je korting! :)
      De lessen beginnen weer op 1 september, dan ben ik weer in Madrid.

      • Clarissa August 24, 2013 at 9:40 am

        Klinkt goed, ik zie je je in september.