about Anneke Sips
Anneke Sips is the founder of Network Yoga Therapy and The Yoga Therapy Conference. She is an explorer and bridge builder in the field of yoga therapy and mental health.
She’s been working in the field of psychiatry for the last 19 years, while also building her personal yoga practices. Ever since stepping on the path of yoga and psychiatry her dream was to connect the two passions, but she wasn’t sure yet how to bridge the gap between them.
In 2010, after returning from Rwanda, where she volunteered teaching yoga to traumatized women with HIV, she was more motivated than ever to bring yoga into her work. Knowing the challenges of integrating the mind-body approach of yoga into the clinical environment, she felt the need to connect with like-minded people and build a community around that common goal.
That’s when the seeds for Network Yoga Therapy (NYT) and the international Yoga Therapy Conference were planted.
She began organizing small meet-ups, which grew into a network and in 2015 the first international annual meeting was born in Amsterdam.
Come as you are. Teach as they are.
Anneke completed her first teacher training in 2006 and keeps deepening her yoga knowledge throughout the years. She focuses on the therapeutic aspects of yoga, because this way she can combine her passions for yoga and mental healthcare.
She feels very grateful to be able to study and collaborate with world renowned yoga teachers A.G. Mohan, his wife Indra and their son dr. Ganesh Mohan from Chennai, India.
To be able to bring the Svastha Yoga Therapy Training and the Yogic Mindfulness Training to The Netherlands, helping share the ancient wisdom of yoga with a growing international community is a humbling experience and a big honor for her.
This multi-passionate mum also loves to write, dance and explore the world as much as snuggling away with a good book on her Amsterdam balcony.
Everyone who knows Anneke will tell you she has a big heart, a gentle soul and a determined spirit. In her work and life she always makes sure to empower those who feel like they lost their voice and holds space for love, compassion and growth for all.