My passion is the physical body, and its connection to our mind. Through movement, touch and martial arts my aim is to help you feel strong, conscious, healthy & confident and have fun doing so. – Flow Nomads Founder, Certified Level II Sports Coach Education (Varala), CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certified & Health & Wellness Coach (NBHWC) > Education & Professional Development
“Be still like a mountain, and Flow like a river”
– Lao Tzu
If we take a look in the dictionary, Flow means something is moving steadily, continuously.. A river flows. Yet a river is not the only thing that flows. We find Flow throughout life. Life is an ever-changing series of events, continuously, steadily.
A Nomad does not stay in the same place for a long time, travels from place to place. Yet we are not only physically nomadic. The mind may be on the move, searching, loving, creating, weathering a storm, not staying in the same place for a long time, traveling from place to place.
A Flow Nomad is looking for, and spreading happiness in an ever-changing world, with an ever-changing mind. To find Flow in a way that is truly holistic: nourishing body, mind and soul.
About Iris: ”I am very passionate about many things. I love sports, I have done sports my whole life. When I was 8 years old I started Judo. I continued all the way to black belt, meanwhile competing at an international level. On that level you learn what Resilience & Perseverance means. Wins and losses are a learning process. I truly believe these years have given me a very powerful Performance Mindset.
To Judo I have later added Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and MMA. I have trained competitive Muay Thai in Thailand, an unforgettable experience. Aside of Martial Arts I love to hit the weights and get a good CrossFit workout in. Any chance for a good sweat, I will take.
With competitive sports often comes Mindful Eating, that is why already from a young age I learned about what food is, and what food does. Through years of struggle and experimenting with different diets I have found balance, bringing back fun and ease around food. I feel passionate to coach those who are struggling (too), towards a Natural & Sustainable relationship with food.
Through tough times I have learned to love myself, and in turn love others. I have found that no self-quantification, not any awesome gadget or all the money in the world will truly make you happy if you don’t Love Yourself in the first place.
The main take-away from my life’s story, is that I have found health and happiness by fully embracing my true self. I always keep an open mind, keep educating myself and explore the world. I know that you can go from rock-bottom to the top of the world. My wish is to motivate and help as many Flow Nomads on their journey to being true to themselves.