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About us

Our vision

Our vision is to provide a place of welcome to anyone at any time in their life, to add more tools for relaxation, health and coping with life in general.
We believe there is a lot of good group-work on offer, but we ourselves choose to work with very small groups of 3-5 because we notice a strong need for personalized program where one has space for oneself, physical space but also social freedom and flexibility in the program.
In this way we are open for people who are looking for relaxation and inspiration along with yoga and good food, but also for people who wish to work through emotional processes.
Our name SHARANAM means ‘welcome’ and ‘to take refuge in spirituality’. In the Indian culture the word connects to the deity Ganesha, remover of all obstacles.We feel this name resonates with us. In a down to earth way we wish to share openness, acceptance, conscious living and a belief in personal growth with everybody we welcome.
We like variation and fresh enthusiasm, in food, in physical movement, in work hours in work techniques.

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Who we are

Aleida and Doby

We met on New years eve ’98/’99 and after a fun slow-dating year became inseparable. We just love living, traveling and working together. The first decade we lived in a 35m2 apartment in Amsterdam surrounded by friends and with a fully engaged city life. We initiated the yearly Open Up festival with 3 companions. The second decade we learned to live with nature in rural areas…. all is good.

In April 2008 we moved to Majorca to create more opportunity for being in nature, study and contemplation, creative inspiration and meditation. In 2021 we moved to our current house, a medieval mill on a small river in the North of Spain between the mediterranean sea and Pyrenees.

We enjoy greatly to complement each other and share our expertise in taking care of people. And the beautiful nature around is supporting all.

Aleid Warmelink

Aleid is a qualified yoga instructor who utilizes her knowledge of evidence-based psychology and eastern knowledge and practice to gain a wider perspective and approach to healing. *Licensed psychologist (Masters Clinical Psychology, Amsterdam), Imago Couples Therapist. *23 years of experience as psychologist and life coach. *Senior yoga teacher with 24 years of yoga experience with over 4000 teaching hours and received over 1000 hours of teacher training. 

Aleid uses her strongly developed intuition and ‘holistic eye’ in her psychotherapy sessions. She was born and bred in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Her travels have made her more knowledgeable of different traditions and cultures. As a psychologist she wanted to learn more about important teachers in different times and cultures. Aleid is fascinated by the human mind, but also the spiritual heart. She thinks she will never want to stop finding new inspiration, every person is a world. She is always reading a lot of books from mainstream psychology to holistic techniques. Transformational Yoga has been her main spiritual practice since she started her studies at University.

Personal Radiance

Aleid has worked in psychiatry for several years, first with adolescents, 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

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