Marije Paternotte

MeditationYogaMandali Experience Teacher
Marije Paternotte is an endorsed Insight Yoga teacher. Insight Yoga balances movement and breathing practices of traditional Hatha and Tibetan Yoga with the stillness of the Taoist Yin Yoga, awareness of Chi flow, and an emphasis on mindfulness meditation and the Buddha Dharma. Her teaching style is understated and compassionate. She has the ability to present complex concepts, and an in-depth knowledge of yogic anatomy and philosophy, in a simple and approachable way, for which she is loved by beginning and advanced practitioners alike.

Marije was born and raised in Amsterdam where, after her training to be a professional ballet dancer, she studied law and worked as a corporate attorney. A yoga retreat in Bali led her to the United States where she took her first yoga teacher training. She currently lives in a small beach town in New Jersey with her husband and two cats, and teaches yoga workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings around the world.

Marije received both her foundational and professional level yoga teacher certification at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts (USA), and is endorsed to teach Insight Yoga by Sarah and Ty Powers, after completing a 500+ hour curriculum that included many silent meditation retreats, several yin yoga teacher trainings, study of the Buddha Dharma and psycho-spiritual self-inquiry.


Marije’s Favourite Quote
“Everything is on its way to becoming its opposite.” – Lao Tzu

3 Things That Rock Marije’s World
Her husband, Luna and Nemo

Marije’s Core Values
Don’t lie. Ever.

Upcoming retreats



13 - 19 October 2024
Mandali Immersion - The Season of Grounding: Early Fall Retreat
Motto – teachers

"Those who are awake live in a constant state of amazement"

Jack Kornfield