Growing up in a small town in Belgium, Geertrui has always pursued the philosophy of “Healthy Mind in Healthy Body”. After her Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, she continued her studies with a 4-year PhD tract in the interdisciplinary fields of molecular genetics, nanotechnology and biochemistry. The move to Berlin (because of a collaboration with Berlin’s Max Planck Institute), made an internal switch happening. Once she got her PhD Degree in 2012, she decided to focus on whichever projects bring her joy and are aligned with her values and passions. That’s how today, next to her freelance career as a medical writer, she is involved in herbal medicine, fashion design, R&D of all-natural cosmetic creams and… yoga & movement.
Her passion – or rather obsession – with yoga started at an 11-day silent meditation retreat in Thailand where 1,5h Vinyasa Flow Yoga was part of the daily program. Her flexibility improved beyond her comprehension (she always believed her previous stiffness was programmed in her genes). Since then, she vigorously practices yoga on a daily basis, training in different styles to provide a balance between creation of peace of mind and body fortitude. She attained her RYA200 in India and her RYA500 teacher certificate in Bali and teaches a mixture of Vinyasa Power & Flow, Hatha and Yin Yoga. She recently got certified as a Budokon Yoga and Mobility/Free movement teacher and continues training the movement arts of Budokon – a construct which combines movement, martial arts, calisthenics & animal locomotion and yoga.