I was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1965, when The Beatles were at their highest point, grew up in Copacabana and started dancing very early on. I got a university degree in Advertising but was already doing theatre by the time I finished and never even went back to get my diploma. Starting as Shakespeare’s Julia at 21 was so much fun I never looked back.
In October, 1991 I arrived in Amsterdam and in the following years I played in more than 30 productions with the most varied companies and colleagues, and incredibly rich and fulfilling journey. There was much drama, immense satisfaction and a whole lot of fun.
Yoga came my way in 1996; Teresa Caldas (www.vijnanayoga.pt) was my first teacher. She awoke in me the love for yoga, taught me its therapeutic applications and how to teach.
I started leading teacher trainings, together with Marcel van de Vis-Heil, in 2008. Everything in life is in motion and transformation, and as the years progress I feel more and more drawn to trainings, retreats and workshops.
Since 2016 we have our own online yoga platform: thefatyogis.com.
Marcel van de Vis
Marcel started to practice yoga in the gym about 18 yrs ago. Soon after he was hooked did his first teacher training and started to teach. He was the manager of YogaGarden when it opened in 2004, and in 2009 he could take over the studio with Anat Geiger. Since 2008 they run their teacher training program.
Marcel teaches Yang (vinyasa) and Yin yoga, and combinations of Yin and Yang Yoga. His yoga is a non-alignment – functional approach yoga (or personal alignment). Purely focusing on the body of each individual student. His classes are a combination of a physical workout, relaxation and stretching, philosophy, information and fun.
He studies, once or twice a year with his teachers Suzee and Paul Grilley, believing that a good teacher is always a student.
Besides yogateacher Marcel is a personal trainer. In this field he studied: Fitvak A & B, NASM, Bootcamp instructor, and sportsfoods.