Dorinda Farver started teaching yoga in the late 90's with a few small groups and a rented studio space in Breda. Her enthusiasm kept growing and so did her class sizes. The name Yogasite and the logo soon followed with the first website to make it official.
From the beginning there was a vision. A knowing that there would be a building. A safe space, where people would come and share. But with growth comes many changes and challenges, frustrated sometimes with being made to wait. But still with a knowing that she could not stop or give up. She also knew that she was not alone in this mission. That there were others who would be involved. And soon after, energetic support showed up in the form of Robert Boustany, who found her all the way from Houston TX. Annelies Van Roie soon followed and supported Dorinda and Yogasite behind the scenes which made it possible to grow.. New teachers, new locations, new chances to grow.
She started renting a space in the local community center that we were told would be torn down and was given a short term contract. Which after a lot of blessings eventually turned into a long term plan as we bought the building with the help of crowd funding from our own clients in 2014. We now have 1300 m2, 3 yoga rooms and 9 therapy rooms with an acupuncturist, physical therapists, job coach and others. A safe place for people to come and heal and connect.
In October 2020, management of Yogasite was transferred to Ellen van der Valk & Jan-Joost Frank, two entrepreneurs ánd yogis at heart. Besides years of experience in HR, Ellen is also an experienced yoga teacher and -therapist. Jan-Joost is a yoga coach with a background in television- and videoproduction, as well as marketing. Together they founded True Nature Retreats, organizing retreats in Valencia, Spain. They also support and guide couples with a unfulfilled desire to have children through workshops and (online) courses with Fertility Yoga & Lifestyle. And now they are putting their heart and soul into the preservation and expansion of Yogasite. As a yoga studio, safe haven and place to connect. Because the dream to grow remains. A constant movement, curious to see what the next adventure will be.