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Yelp Rotterdam Elite Event – Acroyoga @ Yomabe



Wij yelpers doen meer dan alleen maar hamburgers, dim sum en allerlei andere lekkernijen testen….Soms gaan we op avontuur en gisteravond zijn we op een acrobatische yoga ontdekking gegaan! Connie van Dam, de eigenaresse van Yomabe en volleerd yoga docente, hollistische masseuse en stemwerker nam ons mee op een hele mooie reis naar onszelf. 

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Er zijn een heleboel soorten yoga die je kunt beoefenen. Zo kun je bij Yomabe onder andere cursussen Gitananda, Partneryoga, Meditatie, Voiceflow en Hormoonyoga volgen. Je kunt groepslessen doen maar ook een privéles krijgen met alleen jouw partner of bijvoorbeeld collega's. Weer es wat anders en veel effectiever dan een avondje gourmetten onder het mom van 'bonding'. Wij krijgen een les in de acro yoga, juist ja, de acrobatische variant! Eng? Jawel… Spannend? Zeker weten! Mission Impossible? Helemaal niet! 

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De aanwezige yelpers hebben zeker moed en durf getoond op deze avond. Niet alleen omdat het merendeel nog nooit eerder yoga had gedaan maar ook omdat je in tweetallen moest werken waarbij je jouw -in sommige gevallen onbekende- partner volledig moest vertrouwen. Of zoals Jinai het prachtig wist te verwoorden: "Het is een zoektocht naar een balans in vertrouwen in jezelf en het laten gaan, anders blokkeer je en verstijf je door je eigen angst, waardoor je de oefeningen niet kan uitvoeren en de ander zelfs pijn kan doen".

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Wat nogal giechelend begon eindigde in een inspirerende avond waarbij we elkaar op een hele andere manier hebben leren kennen. Bedankt lieve meisjes voor jullie aanwezigheid en dat jullie je op zo'n mooie manier hebben open gesteld naar elkaar toe. Connie, zonder jouw kalmte en kundigheid was het echt niet gelukt! Heel erg bedankt dat je ons zo gastvrij hebt verwelkomd in jouw studio en woonkamer. En extra veel dankbaarheid voor jouw magische handen die mij in korte tijd van mijn nekpijn hebben afgeholpen! Last but not least, Christine, bedankt dat je hebt geholpen met het maken van foto's.

Kun je geen genoeg krijgen van dit event? Dan kun je de foto's hier bekijken, de reviews hier lezen en mijn profiel hier bekijken. Namaste & keep on yelpin'!!!

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 Meryem Slimani | Community Manager Yelp Rotterdam

People might think that us yelpers only go out to test burgers and other yummie stuff but yesterday evening we went on a completely different tour…Acro yoga! As in acrobatic Yoga that you do in pairs! For some it was scary, for others it seemed as the most terrifying thing but in the end we all flied away and helped each other in challenging our fears

Without the amazing yoga instructor Connie van Dam, who's also the owner of Yomabe we wouldn't have been able to reach these heights. Not only is she a yoga instructor but also an amazing masseuse. I had an awful neck pain and her magic hands got rid of it in 10 minutes!

I want to thank the amazingly courageous yelpers who trusted each other enough to lift one another in what seemed scary positions at first. Connie and Yomabe, we all thank you for your hospitality and the inspiring lessons you thought us. I've gotten to know a lot more about the women who attended and I'm really proud to be part of such a fearless Yelp community

For now, Namaste, and I'll be seeing you on Yelp!

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