For 10-years, Marije E. Paternotte worked as a lawyer serving big corporations and wealthy individuals, both in The Netherlands and in Curacao. Though she enjoyed the challenges and rewards of the work she also felt the accompanying stress. It was during this time that she discovered the benefits of yoga and a window to a new way of life was opened; a way that would bring her joy and peace of mind.
Marije trained and studied at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts, where she received her certification as a Kripalu Yoga Teacher. She is also certified by the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica to teach Let Your Yoga Dance®, and has completed a YogaEd. programme for teaching yoga to children.
Marije also holds a certification from the Trauma Center in Boston to teach Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and she is one of the first certified instructors in the world to teach Reconnective yoga. Furthermore, she has studied for two-years at School of Life in Amsterdam – an integral training for consciousness, healing and reading. Through this programme, she has learned healing and therapeutic skills, as well as conscious communication.
With 10-years of yoga experience, Marije is registered with Yoga Alliance. “I wish to share the benefits of yoga with other people, and for this reason I travel around the world to teach yoga classes, workshops and retreats. I sincerely believe that if everybody on this planet practised yoga, the world would be at peace. I am dedicated to help people find their True Self within and be compassionate with themselves and others.”