I’m fascinated by consciousness and the human experience, and my own journey of healing and self-inquiry has led me to study and practise various methods of working with the mind, body and nervous system.
Out of a desire to share what I had learned so far, I started accompanying people in 2015. I am certified in Generative Coaching, EMDR, Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP, and hold master’s degrees in arts and in management. Studying and practising contemplative traditions such as meditation and yoga has been a passion for well over a decade. Currently I am studying the neurobiology of trauma at the NICABM.
My first encounter with Amazonian plant medicine was in 2013, and I have been studying under the strict guidance of Carmen ‘Camucha’ Mendieta, in the lineage of Don Solón Tello and Don Aquilino Chujandama, since 2017. This has led to spending extended periods of time in isolation in the jungle doing my own inner work, and later on accompanying people in similar processes. A few years ago I moved to Peru to continue studying and gather more experience at Casa de Todos. I now accompany processes at La Musa Verde in Tarapoto, Peru, a healing centre in the same tradition.
Originally I worked in design and innovation where I spent a lot of time conducting behavioural research for big tech. The transition into working with people came out of the desire to follow my passions, and the aspiration to make a more positive contribution to the world we live in.
On a more personal note, I feel most at home in nature and the ocean in particular. Traveling, freediving and surfing make me come alive. I was born in the Netherlands, and have been based out of Barcelona for the last two decades. Thoroughly enjoying the nomadic lifestyle, I currently divide my time mainly between Barcelona, Spain and the jungle of Tarapoto, Perú.