Yoga & Therapeutic Thai Massage in Haarlem

Fiona Straathof

Fiona graduated from the Master English language & literature in 2006 and completed a post-graduate teaching programme in 2006. She was teaching in secondary and higher education from 2004-2017.
Yoga has been an important part of her life since the early 2000s: she has studied and practiced Raja Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga with dedicated and respected teachers such as Judith Lasater. Her yoga- and meditation practice has been her anchor throughout her adult life. When she quit her job in 2017 she started working as a yogateacher.
Gradually the focus shifted from teaching yoga to practicing Thai Massage. She followed her first Thai massage workshops in 2010 but has started seriously studying this beautiful art in more recent years. Fiona now works fulltime as a Thai massage therapist in her flourishing practice.
She has a solid foundation in traditional Thai Massage and has also completed several Dynamic Thai and Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage) courses. She now mainly studies with teachers from the Sunshine Network and has started studying Osteothai (a combination of Osteopathy and Thai Massage) with David Lutt in 2023.
Yoga and Thai massage are a way of life for her and it’s her dream & passion to spread the love for Thai Massage in her hometown Haarlem.  Every day she feels blessed to be living her passion, to be part of the sangha and to be connecting with people through the art of touch.