Carlijn Bouwman E-RYT200, RYT-500
I love Asia!
“From an early age I’ve had an interest in traveling. I always felt a strong and special connection to Asia, where I took my first yoga class in Chiang Mai, Thailand”
After two years of intense traveling and practicing Yoga all over the world Carlijn settled in her hometown in the Netherlands, where she attended Iyengar Yoga classes. She totally loved it, and set up her regular practice which she’s never left, even if later she quit Iyengar method and chose Ashtanga Vinyasa.
In 2012 she moved to Shanghai and worked in the fashion industry. Yoga was her daily practice, and in 2014 she became a part of “Yoga Garden” – the community-oriented yoga studio in the heart of Shanghai’s former French Concession. She practiced intensively, around 5 to 6 times per week, and while taking a sabbatical, she attended a 200 hours multi-style teacher training course at Trimurti Yoga in India. “The course allowed me to expand my knowledge of different yoga styles and traditional yogic philosophy while discovering how much I love to teach” – says Carlijn.
On her return to Shanghai she started teaching Ashtanga-Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow and Hatha at the Yoga Garden. At the end of 2015 she quit her job in Shanghai to pursue her career in yoga, where she felt she could finally really share her passion. She completed a traditional and intense Ashtanga-Vinyasa teacher training in Kerala, India, and soon after she started teaching yoga at Trimurti, which she does since then.
I cannot wait to share my passion with you!
Carlijn’s practice is really impressive and inspiring, yet she stays humble and very modest as a teacher. You can meet her in the role of the main E-RYT 200 in some of our courses, especially in Ashtanga classes, in the “art of teaching” and “alignment & adjustments techniques”.