Bente ﬁrst came in touch with Yoga in the late 1990s. Bente has always been a mover, practicing gymnastics, dance, swimming and various other sports from a very young age and as such her yoga journey began purely as a venture into the physical practice and philosophy. Her practice since evolved into a lifelong passion and journey into the Mind, Body, Spirit and Breath connection.
Bente completed her formal Yoga Teacher Training at the Jungle Yoga Ashram, in Thailand in early 2010. certiﬁed in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, in the tantric yoga philosophy and tradition. Combined with a university degree and professional work experience in psychology, international business. marketing and management Bente represents both the Yin and the Yang of our modern world. And in her yoga practice and her teachings on and off the mat, she strives to bridge the eastern and western Philosophy, knowledge and approaches through tradition and creativity.
Since completing her training, Bente has been teaching regular weekly studio classes, privates, retreats and workshops in Europe (primarily the Netherlands) and South East Asia (Thailand. Cambodia) and Bali, Indonesia where she is currently based. Through the years Bente has developed a strong personal practice and teaching style, continuously deepened and inspired by an endless number of auspicious yoga teachers, workshops, constant curiosity, lots of research…and lots and lots of playing around on the mat : )
Bente embraces a creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the diversity of Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga, in the perfect blend of deep, grounding and soothing Yin & Restorative practices to vigorous, energizing, challenging and playful Vinyasa ﬂows. Bente invites you into a moving ﬂow, cultivating a strong, radiant, connected and ﬂexible body and mind, with a combination of Hatha/Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama, fresh beats, deep meditative postures….and always lots of heart.
Bente is furthermore a very keen surfer, with a great love for the ocean. Often referring to the Ocean as her favourite yoga mat.
Bente strives to inspire her students to always move with ease, whether the movement is challenging or simple. Resting the focus calmly on the breath. moving safely, easily and efficiently. leaving space for the mind to get calm, centered, and focused. Creating space and courage to grow and transform, and to move past the ‘comfort zone” on and off the mat!