Hey, beautiful soul
The expression “Monkey Mind’’ is a concept in Buddhist teachings. Considering that humans have around fifty thousand separate thoughts each day, many of them on the same topic.
Imagine that each thought is a branch, and you, or at least the attention of your conscious mind, is indeed a monkey, swinging from thought-branch to thought-branch all day long.
This might sound like it might be fun, but in our troubled human way the thoughts that are often in our minds are concerned with the fears and pressures of life: What will happen if I lose my job? What if I don’t have enough money when I retire?
The interesting thing is - We all have the mind of a monkey…but we can train it!
We from Monkey Mind Retreats envision a world where we will be able to learn giving our attention to one thing at a time, not spending our life rushing from one appointment to another and focus on what we are actually currently doing instead of what we are yet to do.
We believe in a world of loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. We want to create space to work with each other and not against each other.
It’s time to re-connect with who you truly are!
And I am here to help you with that!
I know first hand how it feels to be constantly stressed, disconnected, incapable of expressing & processing emotions and not being able to take full ownership of my life. I help you to establish a connection to your most vibrant and authentic self.
I have a Bachelor degree in Social Anthropology and began my spiritual journey studying and diving deep into the ancient wisdom of Yoga. Through my years of studies I became obsessed with learning tools to heal myself and to teach others how to heal themselves & the world around them.
During my advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Delight Yoga Amsterdam I started diving deep into energy psychology of the physical and energetic body. I studied subconscious modalities to support healing trauma that is stored in the body (These healing techniques are inspired by the world-renowned PTSD psychotherapist, Bessel Van Der Kolk). This body-centric approach works by helping to release stress, tension, and trauma from the body. Unlike standard mental health therapy, such as CBT, which focuses prominently on the mind, somatic therapy incorporates body-oriented modalities.
My purpose is to support you to deepen your connection with your true self. I focus on healing your inner child and personal growth through spiritual practices, therapeutical yoga techniques, journaling, and exploration of the subconscious. I’m multidimensional in my work and use a variety of skills, techniques, and exercises to serve my clients.
I absolutely love what I do and this is why I decided to make a living out of my passion.
Hey, beautiful soul
Isabel is a 500+ Hour Certified Yoga Teacher, Social Anthropologist, Spiritual Entrepreneur and Mentor, holding certifications in EFT, Breath-work and meditation as well as Somatic Healing Practices, Qigong and Ayurveda.
In 2021 she embarked on this entrepreneurial journey with Monkey Mind Retreats and hasn't stopped ever since.
She always knew that I wanted to have her own business, and having done a Master in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship helped tremendously with that.
Since 2020 she is teaching Yoga in Studios, Co-working Spaces and on retreats around the world. Throughout this time she has also given guidance to over 20 individuals, who have decided to re-establish a deeper connection with themselves.
Isabel is passionate about ancient, but also modern spiritual practices - from energy & somatic practices, Hypnotherapy, Guided Meditations, Chakra-Work, Embodiment Practices to classical Yoga Asanas and Breath work.
It is very important to Isabel, in teaching anything spiritual, to maintain the integrity and depth of the practice and the culture it emerged from.
Meet the Team
We cooperate with qualified and highly experienced Yoga Teachers & Coaches worldwide.
Yoga Teacher from India
Kuldeep Bisht Ji
Kuldeep Bisht is an experienced yogi who started his journey at a young age. Growing up in India in a nuclear family he felt the need for greater spiritual knowledge so left home to explore his spiritual interests. He's studied Hatha Vinyasa Flow, Chair Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Pranayama and more - completing 500 YTTC (Yoga Teacher Training) in an Ashrama in Kerala under the highly qualified Acharya. Kuldeep teaches all over India and Nepal as well as abroad; his goal is just not to show people how they can use yoga to improve their physical health but also teach them how it can lead them towards inner peace in life.
Stress & Anxiety Coach from South Africa
Meet Sammy, your empathetic coach on this transformative journey. Based in vibrant Lisbon, Portugal, she specialises in empowering people to thrive in all aspects of life. With a background in the corporate world, Sammy knows firsthand the stress and anxiety that can come with it. As a Type 2 Enneagram Helper, she designed the "Survive to Thrive" programme, which she'll share exclusively with you at our Heal from Stress & Burnout Retreat. Together, we'll work on practical stress management strategies, self-discovery, embracing limitations, and celebrating ourselves.
Holistic Health Coach from Germany
Maja is another inspirational figure who is doing great things for holistic health around the world. She is both Holistic Health Coach and registered 200h Yoga Alliance Hatha Vinyasa Teacher from Germany who has cooked at several retreats across Europe inspiring others with her ayurvedic plant based diet along the way!