I was eager to learn and knew what I wanted, but I soon noticed that school couldn’t offer me what I needed. Pushing something in my head indiscriminately doesn’t work, but if something interests me I can spend hours on it. As a youngster I had little respect for authority and went my own way. Because I was emotionally closed, there was often a feeling of loneliness. Sport became my outlet.
Breaking allowed me to be creative and develop my own moves. I learned how to battle and showed my creations to a large audience. The freedom to create and use your body differently was a new experience. Something was allowed to arise from intuition while freestyling. In 2013 I became Dutch footwork champion. Breaking was the starting point for much more movement, both physical and spiritual.
Investing in my passion
I participated in several intensive retreats, such as meditating for 100 hours in 10 days (vipassana). Workshops by well-known sports coaches followed, from martial arts to powerlifting. I experimented with food and I participated in 2 large theater productions (Aghori and Satyagraha). I have organized and hosted several Movement Challenge events, where we worked on different fitness challenges.
I now have 15 years of experience in the field as a workshop teacher, started as a breaking teacher, and gradually started teaching more diverse disciplines such as: yoga, calisthenics and body awareness, with the necessary diplomas in my pocket for fitness trainer, reiki, didactics and life coaching. .
I want to be that person now, whom I, as a young person, wished I had asked for wise advice.
Learning from your own life experience
But some things you can’t learn from books. During my travels I had unique experiences with older cultures, such as staying in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Yoga ashram, a Rastafari community or Egyptian ceremonial grounds. I began to awaken, as it were, and wanted to learn from the great sages, enlightened masters and prophets. By comparing all that knowledge I saw the common thread and that gave me so much recognition and peace.
I now live from my passion for life. Since I got into that flow, so many beautiful things have come my way. I am responsible for my own happiness. And if I can do it, anyone can! I now want to be that person I wished I had asked for wise advice as a youngster.
7 jaar geleden ben ik de Weievensehoeve gestart, met een visie om een stuk zorg op een andere manier vorm te geven. Robbin en ik zijn gezamenlijk gaan sparren om zijn holistische kijk ook op zorg te combineren. Zo is het idee geboren om samen wat te betekenen voor kwetsbare mensen die zorg begeleiding aandacht en vooral beweging nodig hebben. Met als doel letterlijk weer in beweging te komen. Robbin en ik werken nu ongeveer 3 jaar samen en wat ik voel en merk is de klik die hij heeft met onze bewoners. Nooit een doel van te voren te hebben maar er letterlijk zijn voor onze bewoners. Waardoor Robbin veilig betrouwbaar is en vooral een persoon die de ander persoon ook echt ziet. Hierdoor heeft hij een basis gecreëerd voor wat ieder mens nodig heeft. Betrouwbaarheid. Ik hoop dat we deze reis gezamenlijk nog lang door mogen zetten.
Robbin stands for quality and a holistic approach. He has extensive knowledge and experience in movement and self-development. I learned a lot from Robbin in my sessions with him and can say with complete confidence that it has made me a better trainer, athlete and person. Thank you Robbin!
Very versatile and skilled young man who is focused on his work. Someone who takes his work very seriously and who distinguishes himself by his versatility. Very pleasant to be guided by Robbin in exercise and fitness. Feels very familiar when it comes to exercise, lifestyle and nutrition, someone with so much broad knowledge!
I have had the opportunity to work with Robbin over the past year. It is very nice to see how young people regain more confidence in their body and mind.