Nienke Merbis has completed courses in transpersonal psychology and shamanism in Canada. Moreover, she is a certified yoga teacher. She began her training in Holotropic Breathwork in the United States in 1994 and certified in 1997. Since then she has been instrumental in creating and facilitating at workshops in Ireland.
For almost ten years, she has been on the staff of the Grof Transpersonal Training Institute and has facilitated at trainings in Italy, Spain, Denmark and Ireland. She also assisted at GTT workshops in Portugal, Switzerland, England and Austria.
Nienke was born and raised in Holland. She went to work in Indonesia where she met her Dutch husband. They have lived with their two sons in many different countries around the world, adapting to and learning from new cultures every few years.
Nienke is deeply committed to an inner journey, seeking to find and be able to use her potentials. She feels fortunate to have found Holotropic Breathwork™ as a way to give expression to herself and to support others on their journeys. She is equally fascinated employing different forms of art as a way to explore and express the mystery of life.
For now, she has settled with her husband in Ireland, but they regularly visit their sons and partners in Canada and Holland. She enjoys her books, her music, her garden, her art and, above all, the playfulness of their two little grand daughters in Amsterdam