NANDA and the beginning of the meditationmat
I tend to have hobbies which ends up in professionalism. Traveling as a backpacker in the nighties for year I became a travelguide. I stared teaching Tai Chi Chuan since 2004, with a successful School for Tai Chi Chuan in Utrecht, Netherlands. Based on my interest in the human body, I became a Kinetic Mensendieck Therapist: specialist in posture and movement patterns.
Via Tai Chi my meditation practise became richer. In Taoist meditation you develop your breathing by adapting a good posture. I follow the -learning- path of Taostic and Tibetan Buddishm meditation which both focus on somatic awareness.
I love to practise outside, in the small town called Bedepuszta, Hungary, where I live since april 2019 (see my blog about moving from capital city Amsterdam, Netherlands, to this beautiful hamlet).
If I believe in anything it is the body is so much wiser than the unknown mind.....
- In a nutshell: Kinetic Mensendieck Therapist - Tai Chi Chuan - Yin Yoga
Being a Kinetic Therapist I have a substainable knowledge about anatomy and I'm experienced in posture and movementpaterns.
Tai Chi and Yin Yoga (or Dao Yin) both are based on the Taoism filosopy and the Chinese Traditional Medicine of Yin and Yang and the 5-element & meridians.
Tai Chi & Qi gong
Since 2002 Tai Chi Chuan teacher of the original Yang Style of the ITCCA (www.itcca.com). With knowledge of Tai Chi Form, Qi Gong, Meditation, Chi-massage, hands, fighting vorm, wapenforms (broadsword and sword)
Yin Yoga teacher training - Chinese medicine, Meridian Nidra, Hip Anaotmy - Jo Phee
Yin Fascial Yoga, myofascia release, 5-elementen Qi Gong - Beta Lisboa & Simon Calder
(partly) Yin Yoga teacher training - Miriam Wagner
Adjusting Yin poses workshop - Jose de Groot
And.......I stay tuned into the system of energetic meridians as well as the wonderworld of myofascia, i.e. the cours by Anatomy Trains - Thomas Myers: in Structure & Function - meridian lines
How the Meditationmat come about
The design of our meditationmat is truly unique. The meditationmat is easy to fold and to bring along where ever you go, being a workshop nearby, you weekly class or traveling abroad. My own experience is most of the times there will be a meditation cushion available or any kind op props but not a meditationmat. Without it our ankles and knee are 'resting' on a hard floor, a blanket, a halfrolled up yogamat -anything to make it a bit comfortable. Result being poor bloodcirculation, cold feet or any other uncomfortable feeling which influences our meditation. All meditationstyles will tell you that a good posture is essential for your meditation. Our Chi'zz meditationmat is designed to do just that!
This beautiful meditationmat is designed with my dear friend - Stoika de Vreeze - een woman who's head burst with ideas and she actually produces them. Unique in what she makes and unique in who she is.