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Bénédicte Devos

East meets west

"Na meer dan 10 jaar ervaring als kinesitherapeute in België, verbleef ik 3 jaar in China. Gefascineerd door de Oosterse visie op wellness en gezondheid, volgde ik in Shanghai een opleiding tot yogacoach (Yoga alliance certified RYT200) Ik beschouw het als een voorrecht om steeds weer te mogen uitdragen wat me zelf zoveel rust, energie en levensvreugde schenkt! Namasté"

-Bénédicte Devos

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My Story

My name is Bénédicte,  inspirator of 

A couple of years ago, I was living a hectic life , juggling multiple tasks : striving to be a valued professional, a caring mother of four, an attentive wife, a loyal friend, a committed member of the local community... 

"Move ahead" and "squeeze-as-much-as-you-can into the day" were the maxims...well known by most of us in this fast-paced society.

I remember often being discouraged in the mornings, at the start of another day filled with tasks I didn't really choose...And in the evenings, being worn out and feeling 'never good enough'...ignoring the signs of 'dis-ease' my body sent me.

An unexpected move to Asia changed my life: not only it gave me a break from work and various commitments,... it gave me 'yoga' and with it 'new eyes'. I discovered how important it is to  connect with your whole self: body, mind & soul ! Selfcare & selflove are needed to become a better person to others, to be able to care for others in a better way!

Yoga helps me moving forward in life with more strenght and energy, with poise and flexibility ... accepting what life throws at me,  training the mind, being grateful, ... finding balance over and over again ... trying to be the best version of myself !

A continuing path to follow ... a fascinating way of living !

Namasté , Bénédicte

Lifelong growth, continuous learning & evolution 

  • 1989 Master in History of  Fine Arts (KUL)

  • 1993 Physiotherapy : Bobath specialisation, Psychomotor therapy for children, > 10 years of private praxis 

  • 2013 Yoga Instructor Basics (Yoga Alliance certified 200h) ,'Body & Soul', Shanghai (China )

  • 2014  'Just Yoga' Institute, 50h private schooling with Ganesh M., Shanghai (China)

  • 2016 Ashtanga & flowyoga, 35h with I. Tuononen, Blue Osa, (Costa Rica)

  • 2014-2018 Workshops with David Lurey & Mirjam Wagner, Kenny Graham, Marc Saint-Pierre, Janet Stone, Marcel van de Vis ... Hormoonyoga YOC Gent, Face yoga ...

  • 2017 Integrale coaching, 'Your Coach' Gent (B)

  • 2017 Beweging op verwijzing coach (BOV) bij Vlaams Instituut Gezond Leven Brussel (B)

  • 2018  Advanced yogateacher training (150 h) with Mirjam Wagner & David Lurey, Palma de Mallorca, (Spain)

  • 2018 Stress & Burn-out coach,  'Your Coach' Gent (B)

  • 2018 RelaxatiePlus© coach,  Reliantie Gent (B)

  • 2018 Advanced Yin Yoga Teacher Training (20h) with Mirjam Wagner, Prana yoga, Mechelen (B)

  • 2019 Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, (DR)

  • 2019 Leadershipstraining Yogahealer with Cate Stillman, Berlin (G)

  • 2019 TRE  basics (Tension &Stress Release Exercices), Dialoogplus, Leuven (B)

  • 2020 Therapeutic Coach, Conscious Psychology, Optimum Health Clinic, London (UK) mod. 1

  • 2020 Embodied Coach, module Dr. J. Calsius, Agapé, (B)

  • 2021 Advanced Yogateacher training (200 h) meditation, mindfulness, Pranaluz, Costa Rica

  • 2021-2022 Therapeutic Coach, Conscious Psychology, Optimum Health Clinic, London (UK) mod.1& 2 

  • 2022 Practical Ayurveda (65 h) , Sri Lanka

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