I am passionate about the human experience and a life-long learner. A lawyer by training, I practiced law for several years at the Brussels Bar and served as an in-house counsel at several large companies and at Stichting tegen Kanker. After having become a mother I became a full-time householder for many years. Parenting brought me to the practice of mindfulness. This practice became a source of deep wonder and compassion that I also wanted to share with others. I have trained as an MBSR teacher with the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society (UMass) and am engaged in continuous education and self-exploration, in particular in the field of trauma-sensitive mindfulness.
I am deeply committed to the study of secular Dharma with Stephen and Martine Batchelor in particular. I propose mindfulness-based programs for adults in diverse contexts and volunteer at Bodhi College. I have also led a mindful yoga program for political refugees at a Red Cross integration center.
In my free time I love reading and writing, hiking and skiing, and enjoy adding small touches of beauty to each day.
Working languages: Dutch, French, English.