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My Manduka has been with me through my yoga journey as a student and teacher. My mat is my sanctuary, and has seen my up and downs as well as progression. I have a special bond with my mat that can not be replaced.
Sonja van der Weijden
TE Alphen aan den Rijn, Amsterdam
Why Manduka?: Manduka and I, best friends forever...
What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice... Like practicing on a magic carpet: flying through inversions and immersions and feeling grounded finally in shavasana...
Yoga Style: Vinyasa Flow
Practice with me here: Body Mind Alphen
Sonja is the founder and owner of Body Mind Alphen, studio for Yoga and Pilates and there’s also a yogashop in this beautifull studio in the Netherlands (Alphen a/d Rijn). It is centered between all the big cities: The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam.
Yoga came on her path when she lived as an expat in Singapore. There she fell in love with yoga. Back in Holland she started from 2004 exploring many different styles and started with teaching Ashtanga Yoga and Pilates. In 2010 she studied in Los Angeles for 5 weeks with Shiva Rea. And now she is fully committed and in love with this more free-liberating-style of yoga: Energetic Prana Flow Yoga and Yoga Trance Dance.