Our Teachers

Meet the teachers, their background stories, motivation and experience

Coen van der Kroon

Basic Principles, Ancient Texts, Herbology

Coen van der Kroon was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 1962. He has an academic background in Greek and Latin Languages and Culture. His MA thesis was on ancient Greek gynecology with a comparison between Hippocratic and Ayurvedic Medicine. This was…

Liese van Dam

Basic Principles, Nutrition & Lifestyle

Liese originally trained as a hatha yoga teacher in India. Her journey with yoga started at a time when life didn’t give her a lot of satisfaction and she was looking for a way to bring spirituality into her life. Once discovered, she intensely practiced and taught all aspects of yoga – including…

Dr. Vijith Sasidhar

Clinical Principles & Training, Ancient Texts

Dr Vijith Sasidhar is a renowned Ayurvedic physician and the driving force behind SreeKrishna Ayurveda Chikitsa Kendram. As the Chief Physician at the Kendra, his strong work ethic is guided by compassion towards his patients. He has inculcated these values in each and every member of…

Dr. Alaknanda Rao

Clinical Principles & Training

Dr Alaknanda Rao is a Consulting Physician (BAMS, India) practising Ayurveda for over 27 years. Initially, for several years she was managing a community-based clinic in Pune India treating patients from different parts of India and overseas. She was also involved in teaching and spreading…

Martine van Beusekom

Nutrition & Lifestyle, Therapeutic Skills

Martine has an outspoken vision on spreading the word of Ayurveda in the Netherlands. By her active involvement in education for practitioners, she contributes to increasing familiarity with Ayurveda as a healing system in the Netherlands that can benefit many people.

Victoria Raven Hyndman

Ayurvedic Yoga

In a light-spirited manner yet sticking to the authentic teachings of yoga, Victoria uses the wisdom of Ayurveda in her yoga classes for students to experience spiritual access through physical practice. Canadian-born, Amsterdam raised and moved to Los Angeles in 1997 to discover the world…

Kirsten Drooger

Ayurvedic Massage, Ayurvedic Yoga

Kirsten is an ayurvedic practitioner, a Yoga and Ayurveda teacher, and most importantly, the mother of two wonderful boys. She is endlessly curious about the deeper layers of life and feels the necessity of slowing down and to soften in order to connect with life on these deeper levels.

Nicha Sukhraj

Ayurvedic Massage, Ancient Texts

Nicha Sukhraj works as an Ayurvedic Practitioner in her own clinic in Zoetermeer and is also a teacher at the Ayurveda Practitioner Studies. The science of Ayurveda has captured her since the first day she ever started her training over 10 years ago, mostly because of the practicality and at…

Susan Pulley

Ayurvedic Yoga, Home Remedies

Absorbed by Ayurveda for more than a decade, Susan is deeply invested in helping people transform their vitality and become their best selves through practical use of classic Ayurvedic nutrition, herbs, warm oil treatments, education and yoga. She is the founder & lead practitioner…

Vd. Sayali Kendarkar

Clinical Principles

Vd. Sayali Kadarkar is an Ayurvedic Practitioner (Vaidya) doctor and completed her Ayurveda study in India (BAMS). She started her first clinic in India and then moved to The Netherlands where she works together with Kaldenbroeck. Vd. Kendarkar is accredited with the professional association ANVAG and registered with RBCZ (register for Complementary Care Professionals).

Vd. Shaileh Muli

Clinical Principles

Vd. Shailesh S. Muli lives in Pune, India and has been practicing Ayurveda for many years. After his degree in Ayurveda, he has post graduated in Pancha Karma and specialized in Garbhasanskar, Yoga, Pranayama and Asanas. He has his own clinic in Pune and writes articles for several newspapers and magazines on a regular basis.

Our Team

Meet the team and their motivation

Denitsa Gancheva

Program Manager

Denitsa was born and raised in Bulgaria but moved to Amsterdam for her Master studies. My background is in education and social work. I am also involved with two wonderful Buddhist organizations. One of them is Maratika Foundation, where I lead the educational program for the Maratika Monastery in Nepal.

Velia Licitra

Student Support Coordinator

Maike Heesakkers

Marketing & Communications

Rowena Ricalde

Program Support