Horizon Hero Profile
30th May 2021
I am passionate about developing human potential starting with young people and that’s what led me to my role as Director of a Montessori school. Alongside this I became a qualified yoga teacher two years ago which is another passion.
My philosophy is to work with young people, especially children that are a-typical. All children are different, and helping them get beyond, self-limiting beliefs, lack of self-confidence, help them bring out that spark by listening to them and helping them to learn how to love themselves and see the best in themselves is very rewarding. I put a mirror to reflect back to them what the person of tomorrow may become, reflecting back their potential.
Since turning 50, my model has been to make space for creativity. To me that means liberating myself from things that have been slowing me down. My idea is to tie everything together to help people reach their best potential. I create workshops for yoga and teaching, parental workshops - to help parents be the best parents they can be, I love to paint...
Fit in my fifties is another goal. To be fit, to me, concerns every level; physical, mental and being aligned as the best version of yourself.
I am originally from Belgium, I lived in Philadelphia from the age of 9 and stayed there for 25 years. I came to France in 2004, studied Finance and Business at University and moved to Paris where I did a Masters in Education.
I have always skied, I was in the high school swim team. In the last five years I started to run and I developed my current yoga addiction. I practice yoga daily alone and teach it twice per week. I initially started yoga because I was having back problems and it was recommended by an osteopath who was treating me at the time. I had a burn out so having started for therapeutic reasons I completely fell in love with yoga, and now I see it as my sanctuary.