My name is Riska Volkerts (1973, Dutch) and I have been practicing yoga for many years. In my youth I played tennis professionally. My father, who practiced yoga daily at home, pointed out to me how good yoga is to stay more focused and relaxed during matches. When I retired from my professional tennis career I gave tennis lessons for a few years. After this I founded clothing stores JUTKA & RISKA together with my sister.
In 2011 everything changed. I got sick. The doctors had no idea what was wrong with me and where my fatigue and other neurological complaints came from. These were very difficult years as I was also looking after my three small children. I started meditating a lot and taking light yoga classes, which I felt very good about. Six years later I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. That gave me peace. After targeted therapy, my health is much better now.
In 2016 I came into contact with Kundalini yoga in Bali and that captured my heart.
I completed my Kundalini yoga teacher training in 2017 at the Karam Kriya School and in 2020 I completed 4 certificates of the Teacher training Level 2. I also completed my 200 hours of Yin Yoga teacher training.
Kundalini Yoga has the right alternation of physical exercises, breathing exercises and meditation. It makes me both flexible and strong. Relaxed but also alert. I now live more from my heart and feel more connected to the world
Practicing Kundalini yoga is a highly recommended experience.
You don’t have to be flexible or have experience, everyone can take the lessons, young or old.