Jeska Onderwater is an artist, singer-songweaver, poet, mystic, yoga teacher, creative workshop & ceremony leader currently based in the south of the Netherlands. Fascinated by the beauty of the natural world, the magic of creative expression and the mysterious journey of life she creates and shares from and for the heart.

Jeska completed a Bachelor in Arts and Culture (BA) at Maastricht University which gave rise to her desire to make a change in the world in a creative way. She has been composing and singing songs since she was a child, although her songwriting only really started with the arrival of her first guitar. Her interest in yoga was sparked on her travels through Ecuador, Indonesia & India and yoga soon became a regular practice that enriched her life and enabled her with a precious tool for personal growth. 

In her classes, workshops & retreats and with her music she facilitates a process of connecting with the voice of your soul. She uses music, poetry, creative writing, gentle bodywork, dance and vocal exploration as tools to peel off the layers that keep us from hearing the whispers of our heart.  Her workshops and circles always contain a mixture of different disciplines. She believes that creativity and spirituality are complementary and encourages participants to explore their unique combination of the two.

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Education & Training

2009 -  Global Young Leaders Conference: youth summit on embodied leadership, New York & Washington DC

2013-2015 - BA in Arts & Culture, specialization in Literature, Arts & Culture, Maastricht University

2016 - Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training (200hrs) with Marlene Henny, Hilary Brown & Jasmijn Koelink, YogaMoves Utrecht

2016 - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) with Lotte Berk, Maastricht

2016 - Thai Yoga Massage & Yin Yoga Training (50hrs) with Betty Papadopoulou, Sunshine House Greece

2017 - 'One Wild Life in Action' course with Cecilia Furlan & Reka Livits, Switzerland

2018 - Yin Yoga Teacher Training module 1 (50hrs) with Betty Papadopoulou, Sunshine House Greece

2019 - Vocal Odyssey Training with Nessi Gomes, Amsterdam

2020 - Attuning with the Nature Spirits with Vivienne of Lorien, Glastonbury, UK

Workshops, Retreats & Other Projects

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2016 - 2020 Vinyasa Flow, Students Yoga & Yin Yoga teacher, Yogaplace Limburg

2016 - 2020 Yoga Teacher & Singing Circle Facilitator with Petra Kormendy, The InnBetween, Maastricht

2017 - Yoga, Mantra & Massage Retreat, Goa, India

2017 - 2019 Kula Yoga Festival Luxembourg, Yoga & Ceremony Facilitator

2018 - present Vinyasa Flow & Yin Yoga teacher, Lively Yoga Maastricht

 

2018 - present Yoga Teacher & Creative Therapy Facilitator,

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2018 - Pachamama Yoga Retreat with Jorien van Dam, Odemira, Portugal

2018 - 2019 Crowdfunding, recording & release debut album 'All Is One'

2018 - 2019 Monthly Women's Circles, The Netherlands

2019 - Satsang + Retreats for Inlight Connect by Tiger Singleton, Musician, Portugal and the Netherlands

2019 - Midsummer Women's Weekend, Brunssummerheide, The Netherlands

2019 - Ecstatic Dance Festival Portugal, Singing Circle & Ceremony Facilitator, Portugal

2019 - Yoga Detox Retreat with Diana Jost, Aljezur, Portugal

2020 - The Journey of the Dancing Poet with Constança Morais, Lisbon, Portugal

2020 - The Sacred Womb Retreat with Anke Maria Gita, Bladel, The Netherlands

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Languages

Dutch - native/proficient level**

English - high/proficient level**

German - intermediate level**

Spanish - intermediate level*

Portuguese - intermediate level*

French - basic to intermediate level

*Translation to this language during projects is possible

** Translation to and/or bilingual guidance is possible in this language

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