Aleid and Doby
Aleid and Doby met on New years eve ’98/’99 and some months later became inseparable. They love living, traveling and working together. For many years in a mini-apartment in Amsterdam or under the wide open sky in nature…. all is good.
In April 2008 Doby and Aleid moved to Majorca to create more opportunity for being in nature, study and contemplation, creative inspiration and meditation.
Being childless themselves, they enjoy greatly to take care of people in need of a relaxed home. In 2016 they bought their first home in the name of welcome and refuge…Sharanam!
Aleid is a qualified yoga instructor and psychologist (MA). She utilizes her knowledge on evidence-based psychology to gain a wider approach to healing. And she uses her strongly developed intuition and ‘holistic eye’ in her psychotherapy sessions. She was born and bred in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where she received her master’s degree in psychology in the University of Amsterdam.
Her travels have made her more knowledgeable of different traditions and cultures. As a psychologist she wanted to learn more about important thinkers and teachers in different times. Aleid is fascinated by the human mind, and heart and soul. She thinks she will never want to stop studying and is always reading a lot of books from mainstream psychology to holistic techniques. Transformational Yoga has always inspired her since she started to study at University.
Aleid has worked in psychiatry for several years, first with young people, and then with people with psychotic disorders. Since 2004 she has concentrated on her own blend of yoga, coaching, therapy, and meditation when she started her own successful psychological practice called “Personal Radiance” in the center of Amsterdam.
Doby van den Berg
Doby comes from a family with a curiosity towards many different cultures, especially culinary culture and music. He sarted helping his mother in the kitchen from a young age and has never stopped enjoying the process of preparing World food, and the pleasure of eating together.
He is always interested in finding new spices and herbs from every possible region of the world, similarly collecting authentic music from all over the world. He possesses quite impressive collections on both topics. Doby found like-minded friends, with whom he gets together every year for night long buffets to experiment, share new ideas and enjoy each others culinary creations.
Doby trained as a cabinet maker first to allow him to live and work anywhere in the world and building beautiful kitchens was a favorite. In Holland Doby offered his cooking talents every once in a while for formational groups and retreats organized by friends. After emigrating and going through cancer, Doby took up healthy, tasty cooking as a new profession and loves it!
Massage and Reiki
Another talent he picked up in the second part of his life was expanding his skills in massage and Reiki. Doby followed courses in a combination of Ayurvedic and Pressure point massage by Ganga Hoogendoorn (Aleid’s yoga teacher) and Reiki second level with Denise Ernsting. His strong calm presence goes very well with this work