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"One day our grandchildren will go to museums to see what poverty was like."

- Muhammad Yunus, Prominent economist

Anouk Prop

Psychologist and registered Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher

Anouk Prop is a psychologist and registered Yoga Alliance yoga teacher (500RYT) originally from the Netherlands.  She combines yoga and psychology through their very compatible aspects and stresses on the non-medical methods in healing and offers a holistic approach as such. Postgraduate education in trauma healing in combination with yoga put into practice, she has a broad range of experience in the field, varying from working with children and adults with a history of abuse, addiction, anxiety disorders, depression, but also car-accidents and other traumatic events like war or natural disasters. She encounters people with deeply rooted tension, trauma or blockages on a level which goes beyond cognition and shows that yoga can open doors in this and how it can help to overcome obstacles in life. From her own experience she knows how it is to grow up in an unsafe environment and how love, affection and acceptance can make such a big difference in life. Her approach is focused on empowerment and guiding people towards their own unique essence by gently inviting them look in the beautiful, though sometimes confronting mirror yoga provides, taken by her hand of compassion, positivity and enthusiasm.

She also stresses the importance of karma yoga on the yogic path, which has led her to several places in the world to volunteer in projects to serve others. As a dedicated ambassador of Yoga Gives Back she travels often to India to work with traumatized orphans and women, using yoga as a tool to heal. She’s was working as a studio manager for Krama Yoga Cambodia, a NGO that offers yoga and life skills to children and adolescents who may be challenged by poverty, abuse, addictions, or lack of familial support in Cambodia. Currently she’s based in Koh Samui, Thailand where she works as a counseling psychologist and yoga teacher in a rehabilitation clinic for people suffering from addiction as well as in a yoga retreat center.

Find out more about Anouk’s work and how to get in touch with her here:

Anouk lives by these words:
“Being a human being is a small matter, but if we connect through love and compassion we can reach great things”.


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Some tapas, por favor!

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