About The Teacher

Anouk Devi is co-founder of the Alchemy of Touch Transformational Bodywork Academy.

She is a dedicated Bodywork Therapist & Trainer, Personal Coach, Trauma-stress Therapist & Yin Yoga Teacher. Her focus is in creating a truly holistic approach toward supporting the body-mind synergy.

Anouk was born with a highly intuitive nature and has always integrated this gift naturally into her life and work environment.

She originally began her work within the sphere of Mental Health Care, providing mental and physical support to those in need. In her early twenties she started an intense journey with her own physical health and was diagnosed with, at that time called, soft tissue rheumatism. 24 years ago fascia was an unknown ‘world’.

Having a strong and powerful spirit this path guided her toward an experiential understanding of the power of natural healing, and which has sparked and infused her obvious fascination with fascia. Not only the physical aspect of fascia but as well the emotional and energetic aspects of this fascinating sensory organism (system) under our skin. She dove deeply into the world of energy healing, nutrition, mindfulness, meditation, nervous system regulation and completed as well studies in physiology and anatomy. Healing herself she re-discovered physical touch for healing and studied massage & bodywork in 2003. And through the body she ‘came back home’.

Anouk has an innate connection with ancient wisdom teachings. Living in India and the East are since many years an important part of her inspiration. Her journey of letting go into total surrender of listening to her inner guide brought her in 2007 on her solo journey through the depth of Tibet and it’s masters. Her curiosity for ‘the mystery of that what we truly are’ infuses her with ongoing insights. She shares her embodied understanding of the bodymind synergy with intricacy and radiates the professional expertise of an experienced bodyworker and the natural compassion as a therapist.

She loves to empower others with naturalness and clarity.

Together with her life partner Tapesh, Anouk facilitates Alchemy of Touch Trainings by sharing her knowledge and insights of the bodies wisdom as well offers hands-on support to help all students refine their techniques. She both contrasts and compliments Tapesh, inviting all students of Alchemy of Touch to cultivate their own expression of this beautiful form with warmth and grace. She holds the space to ensure that all students feel supported and everyones needs are being met, so that all students are free to learn and emerge into their own transformation in the most safe, relaxed and profound way during the training and through her ongoing mentorship of their students worldwide.

Anouk is dedicated to serve humanity, the planet and all of life with tremendous love for its magnificent beauty and power.

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