Currently doing a self-study & research besides technology also much inspired by the non-dual yoga philosophy (Trika) of Kashmir : Kashmir Shaivism which inspired me when I saw similarities while writing a research proposal paper in 2015 which then I called – “the Love of the Cyborg”, in researching the meaning of cyborgness and its spirituality and the relation to artistic being/ perception of time/ space and sound.
- In Paratrisika Vivarana the term is ‘uniform organism’ which is the match to the spirituality I have mentioned- My hope is to be able to share my study through a presentation once when it is resumed.
Once I had an amazing experience during dancing . It felt like I could touch something untouchable and hear an unhearable . It was very similar to the research that I have been doing all my life as an artist. An indirect experience of movement to sense the direct which is at all times beauty . Then an urge arose to research movement in understanding this experience which brought me to yoga after the age of 40
Ashtanga Yoga since 2010
I have been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and other forms since 2010 (mainly half Primary Series) as I first learned it. However I am currently doing a modified version of this sequence and working on a very simple sequence of my own in understanding the relation of movement to sound.
I have been introduced to the Ashtanga yoga first at The Yoga Spirit’s Leiden studio and can say the most beneficial in the teaching for me as a no-voice was the teachers’ emphasis on breath and mantra which made us all perhaps start from a rather a high point without the need of conceptualization and even asana knowledge spontaneously implemented (Please beware – this is true so long one is absolutely connected (breath+drishti). Later with the hope to also cultivate the asana knowledge, I decided to take some courses and chose a school that did both Iyengar yoga, the same direction of philosophy and a teacher training course to which I joined for 3 weeks and later plus a 10 days of kids yoga training . The kids yoga was with a hope to add the play and storytelling aspect to my sequences for adults but also with a possibility to teach to kids the same where it connects to my artistic research.
- Teacher Training Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga in January 2016, Goa India and certified as 200h Yoga Teacher .
Also joined to the 12 day Hummingbird Kids Yoga Teacher Training course in February 2018, Goa, India with Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga
Continually joining to workshops , reading books and adding new ways through movement technologies to my practice with the hope to share my understanding in the flow of a dance which we call life making the whole life a dance as such . This is very clearly explained in Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra.
Also currently teaching to individuals and small groups .