The first time Jamila stepped on the mat was during her teenage years with her mother. She doesn't remember much, other than the feeling that everyone there seemed to be completely happy.
A few years later, when she traveled the world with her sister, Jamila loved to go to yoga classes somewhere on a beach. To stretch out and enjoy the blissful feeling it gave afterwards.
It wasn't until 2016 that yoga started to take on a more and more central role in her personal life.
During Jamila's first Vipassana experience on Bali, she realized that meditation was something she grew up with: her mother always helped meditate away the pain and when she was nervous, Jamila instinctively knew that movement and breathwork would help calm her down. Yet meditation is the most challenging exercise!
With a strong mind, Ashtanga Vinyasa was the first physical exercise that really appealed to her. In 2018, Jamila completed her 200 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training in Goa, India. Back in Amsterdam she started as a Karma yogi at Svaha Yoga in Amsterdam. Soon after, she began and completed their 500-hour teacher training course. Still very much at the beginning of her own journey, Jamila is eager to share the amazing lessons yoga can bring into one's life. Starting with a wonderful and perhaps even challenging exercise on the mat.