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"Someone asked me, "Aren't you worried about the state of the world?" I allowed myself to breathe and then said, "What is most important is not to allow your anxiety about what happens in the world fill your heart. If your heart is filled with anxiety, you will get sick, and you will not be able to help"." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Summer is almost over and we are gradually entering the fall of 2019. A lot has happened this summer - within me, around me, in the world. Amidst the turmoil, I was careful to not lose my presence of mind and took the time to stand still for a moment as well. I enjoyed the little things, and summer...

Standing still also allowed me to realize to an even greater extent that spiritual growth largely takes place off the mat, instead of on it. I was no stranger to this fact, but it was beautiful - not always easy though - to see and feel it up close. But I also felt inner struggles, sadness, and powerlessness.

Mankind asks a lot of earth. Climate is changing, big parts of the world are burning. Nature is touched by people in a way it cannot recover from, species are disappearing. There's oppression, raging wars, poverty and plastic everywhere. Ignorance, stupidity and lust for power abound - while at the same time, awareness grows. People feel more and more stress and anxiety as well. We are moving too fast and the world suffers. It's so unnecessary... Let's remember that and live consciously.

Listening to the earth, responding with direct activism, living in cooperation and bringing out the voices that name that which is sacred as something to uphold and defend. Is everything we do, the things we consume, necessary? What are the consequences? Can't we reduce our ecological footprint to the benefit of our environment and our future generation? What is that that we can be and bring towards each other through our actions and our hearts?

Despite this situation I still try to count my blessings. I'm grateful for the wonderful things that cross my path and the work I do, though which I touch so many hearts - that in turn touch mine. I'm part of so many special events where synergy between participants, but also between the teacher or guide and the group is an important element. I fully realize how amazing such synergetic experiences can be. I sing my gratitude and ask that it becomes a transforming energy.

I hope to create more of those synergies and awareness, not just for inner processes, but for how we treat each other and the world. That is the basis for many of my gatherings, like the benefit concert on October 17th and yoga and sound weaving gathering on September 1st. I hope to meet you there, so we can achieve something together... Not just for ourselves, but for our beautiful mother earth. We have to take care of her - our home - like we have to take care of ourselves - our temple!

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt and listened to with the heart...

Love, Sanne

The Algarve - Casa Fuzetta | 1 September

You want to be there... to experience the MAGIC!

We opened this wonderful summer season together, let’s close this sunny period together too… With a second edition of the Rooftop Sunset Yoga Session & Gathering on the rooftop of the amazing Casa Fuzetta

It promises to be even more special than the first, because this time there will be a special guest: Johnny White with his healing music. He will touch your soul with his ethereal sounds. Take the plunge and surround yourself with beauty, loving connections and the sensations of yoga & sounds.

Amazingly, a moment of beauty and awe can bring people into the present moment and slow down the perception of time… Nature is fuel for the soul! By taking the time to take in the breathtaking views around us, we're empowering ourselves. 

Listening to the weaving of the sounds of nature and enchanting singing bowls will guide you through an oasis of pure blessing! All the elements blend together as we gather by sunset to immerse ourselves in sharing, mindfulness, yoga, meditation & relaxation with sound to liberate you in body, mind, and spirit...

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The Algarve - Encontro D'Alma | From 6 September

A new yin yoga is starting in Faro this fall! Everything you need is within you. You already have the capacity for happiness, fulfillment and greatness. You just need to uncover it. How? By embracing the still but powerful energy of Yin Yoga, which is all about grounding and turning inward.

Yin Yoga is a calm, healthy and slow-paced and meditative form of yoga that improves circulation in the joints and creates awareness of one’s inner silence, feelings, sensations and emotions.

From September through December, you will be guided on a healing journey at Encontro D'Alma during which you Arrive, Accept, Embrace, and Let Go. You can join one session to focus on a specific element, or take part in the whole series to really get to know Yin Yoga and its benefits.

Start and listen to your inner journey... 

6 September - Arrive
4 October - Accept
1 November - Embrace
6 December - Let Go

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Amersfoort -ICOONtheater | 17 October

This fall, Caroline Schmitt and I will be organizing a lie down meditation benefit concert for CliniClowns together with ICOONtheater. Most of the proceeds will be gifted to the CliniClowns, an organization that lets sick and handicapped children and people that suffer from dementia forget their illness.

Music truly speaks where words fail. A concert can rejuvenate your soul. Research has proven that listening to music relieves pain and reduces stress. It causes a lightness of the spirit...  And the effect is even stronger while lying down and meditating. During this concert you have the possibility to lie down and let everything wash over you while listening to angelic piano music.

Love and compassion – they are the key to a better future. They are not just something reserved for your partner or yourself. Meditation does not just serve you; it serves your world, assisting in raising the overall frequency and consciousness level on the planet.

Attending this special concert is a gift to yourself and others!

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COMING SOON in the Netherlands 

More info on my Facebook and website, or send an email to
14, 15

19, 20
Yoga Massage I MOOD, Amersfoort
10:00 - 15:30
Meditation Benefit Concert
'Together in Harmony'

20:00 - 21:30
XXL lesson: The Road to Deep Relaxation BINDI,

19:00 - 21:30
23, 24
A Deeper Touch of Yin:
Yin Yoga & Yoga Massage
Pure Energy Yoga,

10:00 - 16:30
Yin Yoga with Live Piano Concert
'Coming Home to Yourself'
't Derde Erf: Enjoy

19:00 - 21:30
COMING SOON in Portugal 

More info on my Facebook and website, or send an email to
Rooftop Sunset Yoga Session & Gathering Casa Fuzetta, Olhão
16:30 - 21:30
5 Elements Yin Yoga Encontro D'Alma, Faro
18:00 - 19:30

See you soon on the mat!
Photo credits: 
Isla Grossi
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