Straight from the Heart

Mensen vragen me geregeld wat ze aan mijn lessen kunnen hebben. Ik vertel ze wat voor invloed yoga op mijn leven heeft, maar benadruk ook dat het voor iedereen anders is. Lees hieronder de persoonlijke ervaringen van mensen die les(sen) bij mij hebben gevolgd en voel je vrij om zelf een keer mee te doen.


If you've ever thought maybe i should give yoga a go then please come and visit. Drop the kids at school then treat yourself to an hour of exercise and relaxation.

Private classes with wonderful instructor Marlies is out of this world! She fills you up with great energy and makes your day full of joy and stress free. Hooked up, looking forward to each class. Highly recommended! Love her group classes as well. If you are looking for individual approach, private class the way to go!

Rhiannon H.

 Jeff L. C.

Marlies is a great yoga teacher and also a very good trainer for future yoga teachers. She's always willing to deepen her knowledge of yoga in all its fileds e.g. she's attending an advanced yoga teacher training at Wanderlust in Hollywood. During her classes (Hatha, Vinyasa, Gentle, and Restorative Yoga) I always felt a special atmosphere of inclusion, acceptance, balance, this made me feel so good not only during the class but also off the mat. 
Her Yoga Teacher Training 200h I joined last year was immensely valuable to me, after years of practice as a student, I finally committed myself to yoga and now I feel glad to teach for the sake of the community where I live. 
In conclusion, I warmly suggest her yoga classes and future teacher trainings.

Marlies is an amazing yoga teacher. She has a lot of knowledge and teaches from the heart. What I really appreciate is that she knows how to cue you into the right pose and if she sees that you’re struggling with a pose, she will come and assist you or will give you an alternate pose. At the end of each class there is room for a little chat and she asks us what our needs or goals are or where we would like to make some progress in. Marlies uses this information to set up the next yoga class. I always look forward to the next yoga class and I highly recommend Marlies as a yoga teacher.

Marlies is een geweldige yoga teacher. Ze heeft veel kennis en geeft les vanuit haar hart. Wat ik erg waardeer, is dat ze je goed in de juiste houding weet te praten en als ze ziet dat je met een pose worstelt, zal ze je komen helpen of je een alternatieve pose geven. Aan het einde van elke les is er ruimte voor een praatje en vraagt ze ons wat onze behoeften of doelen zijn of op welk gebied we vooruitgang willen boeken. Marlies gebruikt deze informatie om de volgende yogales op te zetten. Ik kijk altijd uit naar de volgende yogales van Marlies en raad haar van harte aan als yoga teacher.

In conclusion, I warmly suggest her yoga classes and future teacher trainings.

Tina S.

Hanny B.

I'm currently taking the 200 hour teacher training with Marlies and I can already tell that it has changed my life. My favorite part of the training is the communication between classmates- during anatomy lessons and practice teachings, we are encouraged to talk and share and ask questions. (You can even email and text Marlies questions and she will always answer them!) This is a complete teacher training because we learn so much, not just about asana but about the spiritual aspects and the history of yoga. I highly recommend taking a teacher training with Marlies.

In December 2016 I decided to do something for myself. I repeat, myself. I've put life's commitments way before my own for my entire life. I was called to yoga about 5 years ago after a major surgery. I was hooked from the start. Last year I decided to delve deeper into my Yoga practice so I sign up for YTT with Wellness Yoga and found a beautiful teacher, Marlies Van de Pol. Her training is amazing! She explains exactly what Yoga is, the roots and meaning. Her teaching methods are complete and through. Her goal is simply to help you to be the person you were meant to be. There are modifications offered and adjustments for those who have particular issues. I would highly recommend this program to those who want to learn more and for those that feel called to teach. One of the very best classes I have taken was taught by her! Marliese will encourage you to open your mind. There are no limitations, except within you. She is one of the most knowledgeable teachers I have encountered and I have taken many many classes with other teachers. She is one of the best, I assure you. She will meet you where you're at knowing everyone's needs are different. She is gentle and kind and will help you in any way she can. I guarantee you will not regret taking her classes or taking a step for yourself and joining her YTT. My life has been transformed, I'm more at peace with myself and others.
With love ~

Leandra M.

Tina W.-D.

Marlies is an incredible yoga instructor! She is extremely attentive to all levels and gives alternatives to poses when necessary. After going to classes for several weeks and then missing for several, gosh did I notice a difference in my strength or rather lack there of! Getting back into Marlies's classes has been the best thing for my body as well as my mind! Thank you Marlies  <3

Out of all the classes I have ever taken, this is the best. Marlies is an excellent teacher no matter what level you are. You can tell it is not just a job, it is her life. Very inspirational. I recommend this class for anyone.

Kathy F.

Linda KC R.

A well rounded class, you are able to go at your own pace, and extend your practice at home as you are given the tools to open your mind, books to read and develop better understanding of the philosophy behind yoga, material to study and develop knowledge of anatomy and field trips to open your mind to a new spiritual journey you may wish to further develop, overall a wonderful experience for anyone looking to explore the the art of yoga spiritual development and personal growth as a teacher or student of yoga I would recommend the class.. Thank You Marlies for sharing you knowledge with us ..

After finally deciding to do this yoga training I found a lot more peace in my life. The past 20 years of my life were dedicated to my children, taking care of in laws, my mom, and my granddaughter the past 5 years. I was so lost and got so angry it was like I lost myself. I was realizing I was getting older and haven't done much for myself and that truly mad me sad. I started meditating last year and found it really helped me. Then I started going to yoga classes and said I really like this. I'm so glad I made the choice to become a yoga teacher. Between yoga and meditation I have found more peace in my life and soul. I really liked the spiritual aspect of the program. It was something I needed. It was awesome to finally do something for myself and feel accomplished. I also had the best group of people to do it with. I loved our circle before class started. To hear each other speak from the heart and feel comfortable to tell almost complete strangers how you feel was great. We were all the same when it came to how we felt and what we wanted. I would have loved to have done more in class yoga. I love watching the teacher do her class and feel that would have helped me more. I thank marlies for my experience and giving me a direction to travel in

Kay D.-G.

Renee C. L.

This training could not have come at a better time in my life. Marlies is a wonderful person, a great yoga instructor and is always there to help you find answers on your journey. The reading materials are great resources to reference moving forward in my pracfice and are very informative. With this training, you will get what you put in, so put your best foot forward and be ready to learn, not just about poses but philosophy, breathwork, lifestyle, and coexistence with humanity.

As a newcomer to yin yoga, I needed a good teacher. Marlies did the job perfectly. 
With a smile in her eyes, she gave clear instructions on how to reach each pose, and she explained the purpose of each exercise. Marlies was down-to-earth and warm. It was a really enjoyable lesson. The hour flew by and at the end of it, I walked away feeling more flexible and lightly more upright. What more could I have wished for?

Steven Rodriquez

Brigitte T.

Na mijn diagnose beenmerg kanker, chemo en o.a. beschadigde ruggenwervels was ik mentaal en lichamelijk zo onzeker en had ik zoveel pijn. Door met Marlies te werken, kan ik mijn angsten opvangen d.m.v. ademen, heb ik rust gekregen in mijn hoofd door de 7 yoga lessen met wijsheden, klank en oefeningen. Mijn geheugen komt weer terug door bewustwording, en ik doe oefeningen die ik nooit voor mogelijk had gehouden, ik heb weer vertrouwen in mijn lichaam en geest. Mijn zelfvertrouwen komt terug. Had ik dit alles eerder geweten, dan had het er allemaal misschien wel heel anders uitgezien. Ik wens iedereen yoga met Marlies toe.

"Voor mij voelt een les bij Marlies als een mini-vakantie, gewoon even los van alles en aandacht voor mezelf. Ik vind het ook superfijn dat ze goed uitlegt (hoe en) waarom we de houdingen doen." 
Yoga groet of Namaste,

Audrey v. E.


Breda, The Netherlands

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