Teachers & Collaborators
Liese Van Dam
Liese van Dam originally trained as a Sivananda Yoga teacher and has firm roots in Asana, Pranayama and Yoga Philosophy. Her journey with Yoga evolved further through learning how to teach Yoga for Women with Dr François Barbara Freedman. She is trained at Birthlight in pre- and postnatal Yoga, baby Yoga and Well-Woman therapeutic Yoga.
After intensely practicing and teaching in various countries across the globe, she settled back into the Netherlands. By this time, Liese experienced the powerful effect of combining Yoga and Ayurveda, sparking her to officially commence her Ayurvedic studies in 2006.
As a therapist, Liese van Dam continues to explore her special interest in the deep links between Ayurveda & Yoga and shares her wealth of knowledge through various workshops, retreats and yoga teacher training courses, both in the Netherlands and abroad. She works as an Ayurveda Practitioner and in her practice where she uses therapeutic Yoga principles, alongside other Ayurvedic therapies such as nutrition, lifestyle changes, medicinal herbs and treatments.
Together with Coen van der Kroon, Liese teaches the Ayurvedic Healing & Yoga Therapy module at The Yoga Therapy Institute and Yoga from an Ayurvedic perspective at Delight Academy Ayurveda as part of the curriculum.
In her spare time, Liese enjoys playing the piano, traveling, reading and living the Ayurvedic lifestyle through cooking and developing recipes.
“I was lucky to meet Liese at a time when I needed her help as an Ayurvedic Therapist. I was suffering from an ovarian cyst and through her Ayurvedic treatment and careful advice, the cyst soon dissolved itself. This happened very much to the amazement of my own doctor. What I love about Liese is her compassion and genuine care. She has the rare quality of a true therapist. She connects with her clients and she explains even the most complex subjects in a simple and easy-to-digest way. I certainly look forward to learning from her at the Ayurveda Studies Foundation Course”.