José de Groot

José specialises in teaching Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Trainings. She also has a passion for dance and an interest in philosophy, psychology and Chinese medicine.

In each class you can expect to practise a combination of meditation, breathing exercises, various yoga poses and relaxation. This will help you to let go of stress, to breathe more consciously, to reconnect with yourself and to free any physical, emotional and/or mental tension. By offering personal adjustments and variations for each pose, José enables you to create your personalised and therapeutically beneficial practice with endless possibilities and no limitations.

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José’s passion for dance and interest in philosophy, psychology, Chinese medicine and anatomy, combined naturally when she discovered yoga in 2006. The combination of physical movement, personal growth and insight have led her to use yoga as a holistic way of guiding people to live a happy, healthy, balanced and conscious life.

My goal is to stimulate you to discover, to strengthen, to trust, to accept and to be happy with yourself the just the way you are ~ José de Groot

José’s teachings are inspired by Buddhism, Taoism, Chinese Medicine,  Dr. Motoyama’s work and Adyashanti’s view on meditation. She has been a committed student of Paul Grilley since 2007 and completed several of his Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings (550hYA). José also studied with Sarah Powers and T.K.V. Desikachar.

José teaches various classes, workshops and Anatomy Yin & Vinyasa teacher trainings in Europe. Together with Jordi Ibern, a Reiki therapist, she offers Yin yoga and Reiki workshops and retreats. Additionally, José specializes in Fertility yoga which she developed with Martine Cornelissen, an acupuncturist.

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50hr Yin Yoga Anatomy Teacher Training – a practical and in-depth course to deepen your understanding of Yin yoga and anatomy, and to get a solid foundation for teaching Yin yoga classes.
30hr Yin Yoga and Meridians Teacher Traininglearn how Yin yoga poses can stimulate meridians and balance chi flow, and in doing so, support and enhance overall wellbeing.


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Detox with balls
Detox with balls
José de Groot
Yin Yoga, Pranayama
Do you feel frustrated or angry and lack patience? Do you have a lot of stress in your life? Do you feel stiffness in the sides of your body? If so, this intense Yin session, which detoxes and relaxes your mind and body, is for you!In this session we’ll stimulate the side body, buttocks, hips, SI-joint and spine with Yin poses and balls to release the deeper muscular and fascia knots. (This is also known as myofascial release or deep tissue release). The poses can release intense sensations or emotions so don’t be surprised if resistance and anger is triggered. If this happens, stay calm and observe; it's a good thing they're being released.We start by using the balls to stimulate the middle part of the back (acupuncture points BL19&48, BL20&49, BL21&50, BL22&51) which will stimulate the organs, Gallbladder and/or Spleen. Adjust your body in order to find the juicy spot. If it’s too intense move away from the area a little, so you can relax more easily. Relaxation of the muscles we target is essential so that the pressure of the balls and gravity can work their magic. We’ll continue with poses that target the bum and the side body – the areas of the Gallbladder and Liver meridians – to allow the blood and energy to flow freely again. This results in a more relaxed and compassionate state of being. We will finish with Shavasana and/or meditation. Props: 2 socks with 2 tennis balls in each, 2 blocks, bolster, blanket, belt, cushion.