Ivar van Hoorn is an all around specialist. He’s given in-company coaching sessions at organizations like SalesForce, CV Maker, Gemeente Amsterdam, and The Next Web/TNW.
Breathwork, Meridian Movement & Creation Meditation is a unique combination of the most efficient Eastern traditional and modern Western breathwork, movement & meditation practices,
My Eastern authentic spiritual sources of inspiration include Tibetan Tantric Buddhism (Tantra practices from Vajrayana/Tantrayana & the Dzogchen Tantra lineage) and mainly Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche, Sogyal Rinpoche.
From the Hindu Advaita lineage Mooji & Rupert Spira.
My Western modern scientific sources are James Nestor, Wim Hof and Kasper van der Meulen, Andrew Huberman.
And many more….
Working as as a chair massage therapist for companies like Booking.com over the past 5 years, he noticed that 80% of the stress complaints are located in the same area of the body. Wanting to help his clients be more resilient he created a combination of practices from breathwork, mindfulness meditation and movement.
After a decade of working in the corporate film industry during the week and partying a little too much on the weekend, he got a burn-out and a depression. In his quest for healing he explored al kinds meditation, yoga and other movement practices. From 2008 to 2010 he lived , worked as a filmmaker, studied and practiced in a Tibetan Buddhist Community in Southern France.
To help him deal with his own long lasting “depression”, he started combining practices Eastern and Western traditions. From his sources of inspiration he took the essence of what worked for him , left out what didn’t and added what was his own using the motto : ‘Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own” , by Bruce Lee.
Disclaimer: Ivar is far from being enlightened, realized or always being mindful. In other words he’s still fully human, yet on his own creative, spiritual and therapeutic journey he has gathered an effective “toolbox” to deal with life’s “stress” challenges, like a burn out, depression and trauma in an effective, efficient creative way.