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, energievelden, frequentie en water t.o.v yin
May 2018-September 2019¬ Opleiding 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
TRAINING THROUGH WORKSHOPS and INTENSIVES
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, Yogamove 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
ABOUT PAULINE DAMS
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 is married and has three children.