About Vanessa

Awareness in each breath

Hi, I'm Vanessa, wife and mother, yogi and yoga teacher since 2002. My path towards my healing, spirituality and reconnection with my wholeness as a human being was through yoga, decoded by science. I understand and live yoga beyond its current commercial appeal. I see it as a scientific way of living and benefiting from all the beautiful ancient teachings of this amazing and powerful technique of liberation. I truly believe yoga is for human beings who want to transcend their condition, who want courage, vital energy and light to be able to see and be true to their nature, immune to all the illusions surrounding them.

It is a joy to be part of your beautiful conscious journey of healing and freedom through yoga and neuroscience of meditation, that I believe is the new language of spirituality. Thank you!


Personal Yoga lessons

"Tailored to your needs."

Originally, yoga was taught by a teacher who worked with people on a one to one basis. The lesson would be tailored specifically to the needs of the person, their health, body type and lifestyle. Although group yoga classes are now the most popular way of learning yoga, this doesn't suit everyone. If you're interested in a personalized approach, then private yoga classes could be for you.

Private yoga lessons are ideal if you:

- would like a personal plan to improve your health and wellbeing
- are a beginner who wants to learn the basics before joining a group class
- are someone who is recovering from an illness or has a health condition
- would like to explore yoga at your own pace
- are not comfortable in group settings
- are very busy, find it hard to fit in a regular class and want to practise yoga at a time to suit you
- would like to take your practice to a deeper level and incorporate yoga philosophy and psychology
- would like to treat yourself or someone else to a gift of yoga

Every person is unique, each time they step on the mat, so every private yoga session is different and tailored to your needs, at that moment in time.

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The wisdom of yoga at your pace

Each individual is unique

Private yoga sessions are scheduled for approximately 60 minute each, at a frequency of your choice. Ideal is two lessons per week.

Sessions include:

- Postures (mindful movement, strength, stretch, balance, focus and power)

- Breathing practices

- Restorative Yoga

- Meditation (spiritual and scientific approach)

- Mudra (hand movements) & Mantra (affirmations)

- Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)


Restorative Yoga

"Surrendering to relaxation and healing."

Restorative Yoga is a deeply relaxing style of yoga practice. It is a receptive, non-active practice.
The time in Restorative Yoga postures is on average 5 to 20 minutes. When in the postures you are completely supported in a particular way, where blankets, pillows and other special props are used. This helps to achieve the desired benefit of yoga, such as opening your lungs, or releasing the tension in your entire body. In Restorative Yoga, body and mind are brought into balance, and begin to dialogue with one another in a peaceful way.
When you practice this type of yoga, you enter into a state of deep relaxation, where you begin to "let go" of those deep emotional patterns in your body and find a state of balance that will allow your body to heal itself. Restorative Yoga is mainly for practitioners suffering from injuries, stress, or illness, who therefore require a yoga practice that can bring them back to a better quality of life; classes are necessarily small so that each person can receive detailed attention to ensure they are safe and properly supported.The development of Restorative Yoga postures began in 1937 with B.K.S. Iyengar, a yoga teacher from Pune, India, and is growing more and more in the West as a form of deep relaxation and restoration as a whole.

Integrative Therapies

Integrative therapy considers each person in its own peculiarities, and requires an approach aimed at restoring balance and eradicating the roots of suffering. It is not only the treatment of symptoms, but the resolution of the root causes of the problem. There are several types of integrative therapy, and they work in cohesion with conventional medicine. These techniques and practices promote the construction of a more effective, broader and deeper knowledge, a knowledge aimed at the achievement of a better quality of life.

Today I  offer: yoga coaching, ayurveda, myofascial release massage, cupping massage, heartfulness meditation, breathing and crystal healing therapy.


Cupping Therapy Massage

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. The therapy is used for many purposes, including to alleviate pain and inflammation, and to increase blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and also as deep-tissue massage.

corporate consultancy and training based in the neuroscience of meditation

heart and brain coherence and creative solutions

workshops and yoga teacher-training based on the traditional Indian knowledge of yoga, vedanta and ayurveda

meditation and yoga coaching for improvement of athletes and sports enthusiasts

Consultancy & Workshops

because today, it's not enough to know, but know how.


Improvement and Presence for Athletes

Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Meditation and Yoga for Athletes who want the next level

A special program developed for the expansion of power and endurance. The techniques that include also meditation, are developed for prevention of injuries, for stretching and increasing strength of the muscles and breathing education, resulting in more awareness of body-mind and better performances.

Upcoming Events
4 Hours of Yoga in Zutphen
Sun, Mar 22
Hartekracht Yoga
Mar 22, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hartekracht Yoga, Paulus Potterstraat 12D, 7204 CV Zutphen, Netherlands
For detox, vitality and self awareness. Workshop with the yoga teachers Bruno Bartulic and Vanessa Molenaar, that will include asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, meditation and theory.
4 Hours of Yoga in Apeldoorn
Sat, Mar 21
Tot 2021
Mar 21, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tot 2021, Molenstraat-Centrum 1, 7311 XG Apeldoorn, Netherlands
For detox, vitality and self awareness. Workshop with the yoga teachers Bruno Bartulic and Vanessa Molenaar, that will include asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, meditation and theory.
Event: Gratitude Meditation
Tue, Dec 31
Ordermolenweg & Pieter de Hoochlaan
Dec 31, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ordermolenweg & Pieter de Hoochlaan , Apeldoorn, NL 7312 SH
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See What Others Have Shared

"At some point consciousness, body and breath fit together making your practice special, and you finally understand what Yoga is. I was guided and immersed in Yoga through my mentor Vanessa Brito Molenaar, who in a fluid way always showed me the way to the next point. I step into a posture, breathe at a given moment, and that makes the expansion of consciousness possible. Making every teaching that came to me through Vanessa conscious and executable, was a milestone in my life." 
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“You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.4.5


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Vanessa Molenaar

Qualifications & Accreditations 

*Brazil 2001; 2003. 400+ Hours. Trained as Yoga teacher  - https://www.yoga.pro.br/ 

*India 2004; 2010; 2014. 500+ Hours. Trained as Raja Yoga/ Heartfulness Meditation Trainer - https://heartfulness.org/

*Brazil 2004 Massage Therapy Training  - Dra. Patricia Garcia

*USA 2008. Trained as Kids Yoga Teacher. Yogibeans - https://yogibeans.com/

*Brazil 2015; 2016; 2017. Philosophy of Yoga & Vedanta -  https://www.yoga.pro.br/

*Brazil 2016 - Present. Founder/Director of Yogashanti  - https://www.yogashanti.pro.br/ 

*Brazil 2016. Ayurveda Course With Vaidya Dr. Pardeep Sharma from the Institute: http://sukhayuayurved.com/

*Brazil 2016. Myofascial Release and Cupping Massage - With  Acupuncturist & Advanced Massage Therapist Sonia Siquer.

*Brazil 2017. Vedanta -  https://www.vidyamandir.org.br

*Netherlands 2019. Workshop "Human by Design" with Gregg Braden - 

*Neuroscience and Epigenetics of Meditation. With Dr. Joe Dispenza.



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