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Welcome to 8Petals.
This is my personal webpage where I share things that inspire me on my journey.


Most of the time I am a student, dedicated to practicing and experimenting with yoga, but I also love sharing this amazing gift from the Guru’s. I teach a few classes and privates mainly at Tula Yoga Studio and sometimes sub at other studios in Amsterdam.  Check out my schedule here.

On my blog I have a personal project/experiment going on that has to do with expression. I have been a vigorous journal writer since a very young age, but writing for ‘an audience’ kind of scares me. So this is my challenge. Thank you to the ones that have inspired and lovingly pushed me to do this.


Blog Posts

Affirmation for Shiva Shakti Meeting

My teacher once told me that before being with someone I need to bring together Shiva & Shakti in myself. It’s an ongoing exploration. I love getting inspired by texts that refer to sacred relationship. Within oneself or with another, it is just what you make of it. This text is beautiful. I feel like …

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Mini Chocolate Berry Quinoa Cakes

Hello there! It’s been a while. This is a recipe I have been making for years. I came up with it in Ecuador after experimenting with gluten free baking. There weren’t really any gluten free flour options back then, so I started making my own mixes. This one is really nice because it uses freshly …

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India Blog Part 1: Rishikesh & Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama

INTRO While still living in Ecuador, one of the motivations for deciding to move back to the Netherlands is that I will be “closer” to being able to go to India. I had lived in India for six months in 2010 and it made a long lasting impact on me. While I am grateful for …

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Learn…

I found this on internet. And it’s beautifull & wise. After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t always mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises and you …

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Moon day Porridge

This moon day was specifically rainy and cold in the morning here in the Netherlands. So I made this porridge which I have wanted to try out for a while. Quinoa porridge. You might know already I absolutely love porridges, so I always look for new recipies and variations. Oatmeal porridge is where my heart …

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Atjar Tjampoer : Sauerkraut Style

If you have ever had Indonesian food then you know that Atjar Tjampoer is one of the most important sides to complete the whole taste experience. A while back, while I was still living in Ecuador, I had the chance to do a workshop with the king of fermentation Sandor Katz. It was so inspiring …

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To love a woman

I absolutely love these kind of texts! So I share this one I read recently and was inspired. One who, whether mystical or not, wild or not, contains all of the multitudes of the Universe. Whether her hair is a lion’s mane and she speaks freely, Or she is quiet and calm and poised but …

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A Solstice Celebration Recipe

I love it when unplanned, coincidentally and wonderfully the universe takes over your decision making and planning for the day. So today, instead of my usual working day I unexpectedly had a wonderful Solstice celebration day. Instead racing home after yoga practice, I stayed after Mysore class and hung out with my new practice buddies …

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Stamppot Andijvie My Way

Stamppot Andijvie is a typical Dutch meal. Its basically mashed potatoe mixed with chopped endives and bacon, topped with gravy and sausage…uhm…so of course I saw a potentially delicious dish in this! Here’s what you will need (per person): 2 potatoes 1 sweet potatoe a few leaves of endive 1tsp ghee 1 tsp cumin 1/2 …

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12 Things a Sensitive Person Needs

I love these articles. They inspire me, sometimes teaches or reminds me something about myself. And mostly they are fun to read. I share this one because I think more people might relate. Enjoy. If you’re a highly sensitive person like me, you know little things can be too much. Busy environments, violent images in …

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