About The Teacher

More than 20 years of experience both as a qualified yoga instructor and psychologist (MA). Aleid uses her strongly developed intuition and ‘holistic eye’ in her psychotherapy sessions. And she utilizes her knowledge on psychology to gain a wider approach to healing and the yogic philosophy. She was born and bred in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where she received her master’s degree in psychology in the University of Amsterdam.

Her travels have made her more knowledgeable of different traditions and cultures. As a psychologist she wanted to learn more about important thinkers and teachers in different times. Aleid is fascinated by the human mind, and heart and soul. She thinks she will never want to stop studying and is always reading a lot of books from mainstream psychology to holistic techniques. Transformational Yoga has always inspired her since she started to study at University. Transformational yoga is a classical hatha yoga with influences from kundalini yoga and breath work, focussing on internal process and meditation in movement.

Aleid has worked in psychiatry for several years. Since 2004 she has concentrated on her own blend of yoga, coaching, therapy, and meditation when she started her successful psychological practice called “Personal Radiance” in the center of Amsterdam. From 2008 onward that 'blend' grew organically into retreats on Mallorca.

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Why Retreat?

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To bring my friend and open her world to the gift of yoga. Denise

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.