About Eliza

Hi, I’m Eliza. Vinyasa & Restorative yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, mother of Leo and former journalist.

In everything I do – teaching, moving, writing, parenting, eating, living – I try to live as close to nature’s rhythms as I can, which makes my life simple and simultaneously keeps me deeply connected to our Mother Earth and my own heart.

And I love for you to experience the same.

If you’ve been feeling the inner pull towards a life that has both the magic of living in line with your purpose and the simplicity of daily rituals that keep you connected to that, we need to talk ; )

You can join my online yoga classes, book a private yoga or Ayurveda session online or join me on my retreats or Vinyasa Teacher Training

And if you’re a yoga teacher, I’d love to assist you on your journey with in depth 1:1 support.

Now that you know me a bit, maybe you’d like to check out how to work with me.


10+ Years of teaching group yoga classes, private classes & workshops and running The Natural Yogi

7+ years of teaching retreats & 1+ years of teaching teacher trainings


Art of Ayurvedic Face Assessment Course – John Immel, Joyful Belly (July 2020)

Ayurveda for Women’s Health – dr. Claudia Welch, dr. Rosy Mann, Kathryn Templeton, dr. Robert Svoboda, dr. Jay Apte, dr. John Douillard, online via Yoga International (October 2019)

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Cyndi Lee, online via Yoga International (October 2018)

The Truth About Food Allergies, – dr. John Douillard, online via Yoga International (March 2018)

Ayurvedic Health Counselor Training – Anna Russ, online (Nov 2015 – Dec 2017)

Rasa Vinyasa Advanced Teacher Training – Shiva Rea, 31 h, Amsterdam (April 2016)

Chakra Vinyasa Teacher Training – Coral Brown, 35 h, Utrecht (Dec 2014)

Thai Massage Course – Yommana Tgaing, 4 weeks, Madrid (July 2014)

Essential Tools for Teaching Flow – Coral Brown, 35 h, Utrecht (Nov 2013)

Prana Flow Mentorship Training – Shauna Slingsby, 3 months online (Jan 2013)

Kid’s Teacher Training – Casey Feicht, online (Aug 2012)

Creative Sequencing Teacher Training – Shauna Slingsby, 3 h. Utrecht (Oct 2011)

Birthlight Birth Prep Teacher Training – Sally Lomas, 16 h, Utrecht (Oct 2010)

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training – Yoga Moves, 300+ h, Utrecht (Sep 2009-Dec 2010)

School of Journalism – Hogeschool Utrecht (Sep 2005-Nov 2009)










Shauna Slingsby My mentor & yoga teacher. We met in Utrecht when we were both living in the Netherlands, and I instantly felt that she is my teacher. Shauna is the one who inspires me to be of service & to share what I love. With her, I never felt that yoga was a mere physical practice, it came right from her heart. I am so thankful for her love, guidance and wisdom! www.waveyoga.com



Helene Feilberg My yoga teacher during my magical months in Denmark. It was during one of her yoga classes that I decided to join the Vinyasa Yoga teacher training back home in the Netherlands. www.smilendeyoga.dk www.minonlineyoga.dk







My Mom My greatest teacher and inspiration.
Her way of being of service, her kindness & gratitude are the best inspiration I could ever have. She’s the strongest, sweetest woman I know! With all that she overcame in her life, she still believes that everything will be all right in the end. And if she can say it, it has to be true!


  • Henny Knop October 7, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Hoi Eliza wat een mooie foto van jou samen met je moeder!!
    leuk om te zien wat je allemaal doet in madrid
    Groetjes uit Bru van Henny Knop

    • admin October 8, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Hoi Henny,
      Wat leuk een berichtje van jou hier! :)
      Die foto is in Denemarken genomen een aantal jaar geleden.
      Liefs uit Madrid!

  • Fernando September 17, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Hi there!
    I eould like to invite you to give yoga courses to my badminton team. Is it possible? If so, can you please contact me?

    Thanks in advance!

    • admin September 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      That sounds super nice Fernando!
      I’ll send you an e-mail to ask for details.

  • barbara September 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Hoi Eliza, zou je het leuk vinden om binnenkort eenmalig een outdoor les aan 6 vriendinnen te geven die Madrid komen bezoeken?

    • admin September 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Hoi Barbara,
      Wat ontzettend leuk!
      Ik mail je even :)

  • Anina August 31, 2013 at 11:26 am

    You are such an inspiration!!!

    • admin August 31, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      & you are awesome! :)

  • Clarissa August 7, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Beste Eliza, ik zocht yogalessen in Madrid en kwam zo terecht op jouw blog. Toevallig zag ik dat je ook Nederlands bent. Ik verhuis in September een half jaar naar Madrid voor een minor en wil heel graag yoga blijven doen. Outdoor yoga lijkt me fantastisch. Hoeveel vraag je voor je lessen? Ik hoop je gauw te zien in Madrid. Vriendelijke groet, Clarissa

    • admin August 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Hoi Clarissa,
      Wat leuk om een Nederlands berichtje te ontvangen :)
      Ik heb zojuist de info bijgewerkt op de Yoga pagina, dus daar kun je nu de prijzen bekijken.
      Als je studeert krijg je korting! :)
      De lessen beginnen weer op 1 september, dan ben ik weer in Madrid.

      • Clarissa August 24, 2013 at 9:40 am

        Klinkt goed, ik zie je je in september.