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My Philosophy

True happiness comes from within

Positive Spirit is about bringing out the best in you and helping you to achieve a happy life. You can achieve happiness by accepting the moment as it is, everything is as it is and nothing needs to change, true happiness comes from within.

Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing what is rather than making up stories about it.

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About Me

I’m a London based Yoga Therapist

I’ve been practising Yoga since the early Nineties and I’m trained in many forms of Yoga, including Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar, Sivananda, Satyananda and Yin Yoga and I also study Qigong. I’m based in London’s Notting Hill. I’ve trained with the Minded Institute and graduated as a Yoga Therapist completing the Yoga Therapy Professional Training Programme.

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On My Blog

Minded Yoga

Minded Yoga / Yoga Therapy for the Mind is a unique blend of yoga, psychotherapy, neuroscience and mindfulness which can help you learn how to use your body and breath to retrain your brain [...]

About Mieke’s Art

Mieke was born and raised in The Netherlands, she left her home country at the age of 19 to work for a few years as [...]

TRE or Trauma/ Tension Release Exercise

TRE is a simple technique developed by David Berceli that uses exercises to release stress or tension from the body that accumulate from everyday circumstances of life, from difficult situations, immediate or prolonged stressful [...]

What is the Belief Closet Method?

Are your beliefs limiting you in achieving your goals and pursuing your dreams? With the Belief Closet Method we will look at what core beliefs may be holding you back, we will then work [...]

Qigong and Yin Yoga

Qigong has been called “Chinese Yoga”, just as Yoga has been referred to as “Indian Qigong”. Qigong can be considered as a combination of a number of Yoga (the science of self-realization) and Ayuerveda [...]

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a gentle, safe, non-intrusive and deeply relaxing treatment. Many people are incorporating Reiki as a way of maintaining a healthy life-style.Reiki, meaning universal life force, is a natural healing treatment which seeks [...]

Group Classes

Enjoy the benefits from yoga in a friendly environment with like minded people.

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Private Classes

An ideal way for many people to learn yoga and develop their personal practice is through private yoga tuition.

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Corporate Classes

Invest in the health and well-being of your staff by introducing Yoga classes.

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Yoga Therapy Courses

An investigation and journey into the body and the mind.

There are two different Yoga Therapy Courses, the Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course is an 8 week course written by Heather Mason of the Minded institute and combines Yoga with Mindfulness. This course was initially designed especially for those coping with anxiety and depression and studies have shown this course benefits this population. I teach the course to anyone as I think we all can benefit and it will aid in our well-being.

The Yoga Therapy Vitality Program is a program designed by myself. It includes aspects of the Yoga Therapy for the Mind Course and Mindfulness but also includes other evidence based techniques. It has elements of TRE, or trauma/ tension release exercises, in it as well as techniques that I learned from Wim Hof, AKA  The Iceman. Much of the Yoga Asana in this program is influenced by teacher and founder of Para Yoga Rod Stryker. The courses will help you in balancing your nervous system and are promoting self healing of body, mind and spirit.

Included are CD’s and homework.

Yoga Therapy for the Mind
Yoga Therapy Vitality Program
Registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists
Accredited Level 3 Yoga Teacher (REPS)
Yoga Therapist accredited by the Minded Institute
Yoga Alliance UK Registered Yoga Teacher
Level 1 TRE practitioner

Mieke is a fantastic teacher, when I was feeling low and at my wits end it was one of the only things I could look forward to. A respite from the stresses and strains of London.”

I can’t recommend Mieke and her class more – it is amazing. I went to Mieke during a difficult stage in my life and signed up to do her 8 week yoga therapy course, it was absolutely fantastic.”

This has definitely been the first step on a journey of awareness and self strength over depression.
“Hope” that I had not received from traditional doctors, GP, psychologist, psychiatrist.”