Birth & Postpartum Doula, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher
Ombretta is an Ayurveda Practitioner (Academy of Ayurvedic Studies) specialized in women's health, pregnancy and postpartum (Arya Ayurveda, India) and experienced in Pancakarma procedures (Yojana Ayurveda). She is also a Birth Doula (BIA Doula, Amsterdam) and an Ayurveda Postpartum Caregiver (Centre for Sacred Window Studies, California), an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher (200hrs YTT, Gregor Mahele and Monica Gauci) and a soon certified Yoga Therapist (The Yoga Therapy Institute, Amsterdam). Ombretta holds a Master Degree in Psychology and an HBO Level Degree in Medical Science. During her past corporate life she was an HR Manager and HR Business Partner, that which gives her a thorough understanding of organizational processes and dynamics.
Ombretta is happy to share her love for Yoga and Ayurveda online and in person within the warm community of Delight Yoga where she offers Ayurvedic consultations, massages and treatments as well as Yoga Therapy individual sessions and Ashtanga Mysore classes. Ombretta is also part of the teaching team at the Delight Ayurvedic Academy and forever student. She feels fortunate to be part of the Delight Family and to be able to keep on learning and sharing with them her immense love for transformational practices that unfold in a safe space.
Yoga and Ayurveda entered her life almost at the same time. Applying slowly but steadily the principles of these two "sister sciences" into her daily life brought progressive changes that made space for what she needed the most: looking into herself and allowing "the new to settle. Since the very beginning she felt the call to visit Mysore - India – where she is committed to return yearly to nurture her own practice under the guidance of R. Saraswathi Jois and R. Sharath Jois and many others generous and devoted teachers such as Dr. M.A. Jayashree, Sri. M.A. Narasimhan, Vidwan Lakshmish Bhat and Arvind Pare. Her curiosity for the therapeutic aspects of yoga exploded in 2015 when she met A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan (Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda), both direct students of Sri. T. Krisnamacharya. Wanting to become a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist she started her study at The Yoga Therapy Institute in Amsterdam.
Gregor Mahele, Monica Gauci and Certified Ashtanga Yoga Teachers Eddie Stern and Luke Jordan represent a continued source of inspiration in approaching the yoga practice in a non-dogmatic way. In 2017 she moved to India for one year to study and practice under the guidance of exceptional Ayurveda physicians: Dr. Vijith Sasidhar, Dr. Vidya Vijith, Dr. Shailesh Muli, Dr. Aiswarya Aishu, and also eventually met Dr. Amruta Athale.
She loves simple things: the smell of freshly made coffee in the morning, crisp sunrises in the winter, strolls by the sea, cooking, reading and traveling the world (the one outside and the one within) and her furry friend Mia.