Marleen van Haastrecht

Welcome to my website.

I'm the founder of "Born to Dance" and "Yoga in Lochem"

Together with other teachers and locations, I organise yoga, dance, music, & art retreats and holidays in Ireland and France. 

My home base is Lochem, the Netherlands, where I teach weekly classes yoga and dance.

It is my passion to help as many people as possible to connect with nature and their own heart and passion. 

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I am a therapist, a teacher in heart yoga, dru yoga, and dance and a teacher trainer for Movement Dynamics and Touch for Health. I have taught hundreds of people in the Netherlands, France, Ireland, Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire and have worked with the DISC communication model as a coach/ trainer. From a holistic point of view and with much pleasure, I give heart yoga, dru yoga, dance, and massage and am your guide on inspiring yoga and dance retreats and holidays, that bring body, heart, & soul together. 

I am the proud mother of four sons. All of our sons are lovely people with a big heart and are Born to Dance. 3 of them are dance teachers and the other one plays music (among other things :)

In the recent past I've worked as a Dance for Health teacher (dance for people with Parkinson, MS and Rheumatism).

Sources of inspiration and influences:

*the colors of the Caribbean and "barefoot on the beach" dancing

*nature of Connemara, Ireland

*the charm and "joie de vivre" of France

*the soul of Flamenco and world music

*the temples and wisdom of India

*the connection with people from different cultures with their strength, love, originality, creativity, music, and dance

*dru yoga, heart yoga, flamenco, tango, dance improvisation, aikido, diadance, primal dance, Movement Dynamics, and 5-rhythms

*my teachers

*last but not least: my four sons and their circle of international friends + their swing and blues dance communities