1000 + hour certified Yoga Instructor

Certified Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Hormonal yoga, Sridaiva Yoga, Breath awareness and Yoga for Kids instructor


May 2003 ¬ Indigo Yoga for Children of all ages; the fine art of teaching children , Santa Cruz, California Led by Pamela Hollander

Certification June 19 2004 ¬ Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Level 1: 200 hour. Temple of Kriya, Chicago Illinois USA . Led by Swami Janakananda (William Hunt) and Carol Moritz

Graduation, July 16 2005 ¬  Hatha Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Level 2: 300 hour. Temple of Kriya, Chicago, Illinois USA. Led by Swami Janakananda (William Hunt) and Carol Moritz

Spring 2011 ¬ Yin Yoga Teacher Training ,The Chicago Yoga Center, Chicago Il. Led by Paul and Suzee  Grilley

Februari 2013 ¬ 6 Days Teacher Training Intensive, Yoga Moves, Utrecht. Led by Max Strom

January  2014 ¬ Hormone yoga Amsterdam. Led by Sylvia Mullaart Bonn 

January & February 2014 ¬ Yoga Nidra teacher training, Tongelaar castle, Mill. Led by Maaike Chavanu

June 2014 ¬  Yin Yoga Immersion, Rundum Yoga Dusseldorf Germany. Led by Biff Mithoefer

September 2014 ¬ Sridaiva Yoga Bowspring method, De nieuwe Yogaschool Amsterdam. Led by John Friend and Desi Springer

2014-2015  ¬ Yin Yoga & Anatomy & Chakra study 200 hour education, Yoga Garden Amsterdam. Led by Anat Geiger and Marcel van de Vis Heil

September 2015  ¬ Prison Yoga and Yoga for PTSS and trauma, Delight Yoga, Amsterdam. Led by James Fox

2015-2016 ¬ Yin Yoga Medicine teacher training 1-2-3, Yin Yoga Academy Sneek  Led by Emrik Suichies and Eelco Griep

2016 ¬ Yin Supreme: neurotransmitters and nutrition in combination with Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga Academy Sneek. Led by Emrik Suichies and Corry van der Voort

July 2017 ¬ Yin Yoga Teacher Training Chinese Medicine, Meridian Nidra & Hip Anatomy. Pure Energy Yoga Utrecht. Led by Jo Phee

May 3 2018¬ Yin 3.3: Fibonacci, energyfields, frequencies en water in yin yoga

May 2018-September 2019¬ Opleiding tot Guasha therapeut, Santai Helmond

October 13 + 14 2018¬ Yoga Therapeutics with Gernot Huber, Yoga Oosten Enschede

November 16 2018¬  Yin Yoga 3.3 en schildklier, Emrik Suichies, Zaal van Trier, Antwerpen

April 6 and 13 2019¬ Going beyond the 5 elements, Stillness in Yoga, Doorn, Led by Gita Schuit, acupuncturist, and Anoshe Overington

November 1 en 10 2019¬Going beyond the 5 elements, Stillness in Yoga, Doorn, Led by Cyril Luna, biologist/anatomist and Anoshe Overington

February 1 2020¬ Healing Recovery Yoga for cancer, by Peter Haima, Zweiersdal Yoga education Oosterbeek

April 30 2021¬ Yin Yoga and Immunity, Bivag Sneek, by Emrik Suichies

November 5, 6, 7 2021¬Yoga and back issues, Joost de Boer en Liana Hamzajeva

November 2021¬ Yin Yoga 3.6, Sneek, Bivag Emrik Suichies & Catharina van Bemmel

June 16&17 2022¬Yin Yoga and the heart ,Emrik Suichies & Catharina van Bemmel

March2 and 3 2024¬ Yoga Wisdom – Gernot Huber, Enschede.


2004-2006¬ The Chicago workshops from Kim Schwartz, Oak Park Yoga

2003-2006¬ Therapeutic yoga from William Hunt (Swami Janakananda).

2005¬ Yoga for Menopause, Led by Mary Samano.

2006¬ Yoga retreat, Woodstock Illinois, Led by William Hunt.

2005-2006¬ Meditation workshops, Led by William Hunt.

2006¬ Eischens Yoga led by Kari Tomashik.

2007-2009¬ Workshops Iyengar Yoga in The Netherlands.

Oktober 2009¬  Weekend workshop: Yoga foundation and transcendence, Led by Kim Schwartz, Oak Park Yoga, Oak Park IL.

September 28 – Oktober 18 ¬ Forrest Yoga: 22 day Intensive training  with Ana Forrest, every morning 6-9 am, ‘a physical and mental journey deep into the core of your very being’.

2011¬ Baron Baptiste yoga, Forever Om ,Lake Forest Il.

January 7-9 2011¬ Anatomy and Forrest Yoga with Brian Campbell, bodyworker and Forrest Yoga teacher.

April 2011¬ Workshop Trigger Points with Clark Riley.

Oktober 2011¬ Workshop ‘Stability and ease in asana’, led by Kim Schwartz, Oak Park Yoga, Oak Park Il.

November 2011¬ Workshop Pralaya Yoga with Robert  Boustany, Chicago.

February  2012¬ Anusara yoga with Desiree Rumbaugh, Yogaview Chicago.

February 11¬12 2012¬ Yoga for the pelvis by Leslie Howard, Yogaview Chicago.

March 17 – 18 2012¬ Weekend workshop ‘yogasana’ by Kim Schwartz, Oak Park Yoga.

April 13 – May 25 2012 ¬ Advanced- and therapeutic yoga with Gabriel Halpern, Yogaview, Wilmette Il.

March 8-9-10 2013 ¬ 3 days intensives Iyengar yoga with David Jacobs, yogacenter Libra, St Oedenrode

May 28 2013¬ Peter Sterios, Pure Silence Eindhoven

June 1 2013 ¬ Hormone yoga, Sylvia Mullaart, Nijmegen

June 2 2013¬ Yoga Intensive ,Ron van der Post, Nijmegen

June 2013¬ Yoga Nidra workshop, Maaike Chavanu

June 2 2013 ¬ Workshop Critical Alignment, Gert van Leeuwen

September 22¬ Workshop Pralaya yoga, Robert Boustany

Oktober-current¬ Lessons in Critical Alignment yoga

December 7¬ Yoga Intensive, Ron vd Post, Nijmegen

February 7-8-9 2014¬ 3 days intensives Iyengar yoga with David Jacobs, yogacenter Libra, St Oedenrode

Oktober 1 2015¬  Ashtanga Yoga & Shamanism, Journey of the soul, Danny Paradise, Yogamoves Utrecht

November 21+22 2015¬ Masterclasses with Mark Stephens, Yogamoves Utrecht

April 2016¬ Fascia, Rolfing & Yogatraining with Bart Adins, School for Tai Chi Chuan, Utrecht

Mei 2016¬  Yogafestival Rotterdam

2017¬ Yin Yoga workshops (Emrik Suichies, Anoshe Overington)

November 2017¬ Healthy Ageing Conference, UMCGroningen

March 24 2018¬ Chronic pain, fascia and revalidation, UMCGroningen


2004-2006¬ Hatha Yoga, Bally’s, Skokie and Deerfield Il USA

2004-2006¬ Corporate yoga, Utilities.Inc,2335 Sanders Road Northbrook Illinois 60062, twice a week.

2003-2006¬ Private yoga classes, Chicago IL

2004-2006¬ Therapeutic yoga in my own yoga studio, 3118 West Columbia Ave, Chicago IL 60645 (e.g. a professional cello player with wrist problems getting to play the cello again through yoga, women recovering after breast cancer, yoga for menopause).

2006¬ Yogaclasses in a boxing studio, Ultimate Fitness, 823 Emerson, Evanston IL.

2005-2006¬ Yoga for kids in after school program at Saint Margaret Mary School, 7318 N. Oakley, Chicago IL 60645

2005¬ Yoga for toddlers with disabilities in a private daycare center, West Columbia Avenue, Chicago IL 60645.

2006-2009¬ Hatha Yoga classes in a fitness and health center in Boxtel, The Netherlands, Tiga Health & Fitness, Prins Bernhardstraat 27-A, 5281 JH Boxtel.

2006-2009¬ Yogaclasses for my own yoga company (Om Yoga), Theereheide, Eikenlaan 5, 5271 RR Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands

2006-2009¬ Private classes and therapeutic yoga (eg, to a hearing impaired person, yoga for stress and burn-out, yoga & breast cancer, yoga for menopause) in people’s homes, The Netherlands.

2006-2009¬ Workshops on a regular basis at different studios together with a pilates teacher. The workshops consisted of half pilates and half yoga.

2008-2009¬ Yoga for kids in a dance studio, Studio Ilse, Pleinsedijk 2A, 5271 SZ Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands.           

2006- 2009¬ Substitute for a Pilates teacher, teaching Pilates.

2007-2009¬ Yoga for the elderly, Empel & Rosmalen, The Netherlands.

2009- July 1 2012¬ Hatha Yoga at Midtown, Bannockburn IL

2009- July 1 2012¬ Hatha Yoga for seniors and Chair Yoga, Lake Forest IL

2009-July 1 2012¬  Yoga teacher at Lake Forest Health & Fitness, Lake Forest Il (restorative yoga, therapeutic yoga, gentle yoga, yoga flow, vinyasa- & power yoga and total body yoga)

Oktober 2010¬ Yoga for cheerleaders, St Mary School, Lake Forest IL.

January 2011- July 1 2012¬ Yoga for teens, private classes.

Oktober 2011-July 1 2012¬ Therapeutic yoga; yoga for OCD and ADHD(kids)

July- Oktober 2011¬ Yoga for cross country girls, all grades, Lake Forest High School.

2012 ¬ Therapeutic private yoga, recovery after surgery, Lake Bluff Il

2012 ¬ winter and spring¬ Yoga for rehabilitation, Lake county women’s rehab center, Vernon Hills, Il.

2011-2012¬ Yin Yoga, Lake Forest Health & Fitness, Lake Forest Il, USA

September 2012- July2013¬ Yoga in Boxtel, Middelrode, Sint-Michielsgestel, Netherlands

As of August 19 2013¬Yoga at Om Yoga Vught @ Fort Isabellakazerne

2012- current ¬ Yoga in Vianen for the elderly

2019 July Retreat @ kuuroord De Schouw

2019 August Yoga @ Forensic Psychiatric department, Reinier van Arkel Vught

2021 As of June Yoga @ Regina Coeli, classes in English

2022 As of december Yoga for Companies through ‘Workit’


Former nurse, preventive health care educator, casemanager and policy maker in health care Pauline, has been practicing yoga actively since 2001.

Her teacher in California referred her to The Temple of Kriya Yoga when Pauline moved to Chicago in 2003.

She is very passionate about improving the quality of life through yoga.

Pauline has three children.