Marilou Hermens passed away peacefully and without pain on Friday, 21 December 2018

Marilou Hermens

 

passed away peacefully

 

and without pain
on Friday, 21 December 2018

“Healthy breathing is pure necessity. Healthy breathing is our birthright and the   basis for our well-being!”
— Marilou Hermens

 

Marilou Hermens was a kalyana mitra, teacher, and mentor to many within the AHYMSIN family. She taught for more than 30 years, and since 1998 received training from Swami Veda Bharati and Swami Ritavan Bharati. In addition to having a center in Bilthoven, Netherlands, she was a senior teacher and mentor within the Himalayan Yoga Tradition – Teacher Training Program (HYT-TP), lectured, gave workshops, and also guided annual Science of Breath seminars at SRSG.

 

“Marilou passed away peacefully and without pain on Friday, 21 December, at 9 PM our time. Her last weeks were difficult, losing her sight and having epileptic insults due to brain tumors. She kept wanting to teach almost till the very end...,” 
— wrote Beatrix Dekkers-Heezius.

 

“…She had informed us a few months ago about this departure due to an irreversible illness. Marilou accepted the physical reality and consciously went into the process that her Guru, Swami Veda Bharati, called the 'Art of Dying'. Not the sadness that many create around that process, but she chose to celebrate her life...Marilou embraced the process of dying as a process of living...Our gratitude for her contributions to the Sangha...” Atem Ramsundersingh informed the AHYMSIN Facebook group. To read Atem’s writing and to see the responses from within the group, please click here.

 

“It is my greatest wish to help as many people as possible to learn to breathe healthily. The effects of a healthy diaphragmatic breathing are unprecedented. Breath is affected by physical exertion and by emotions. The special thing is that the breath always continues. The trick is to learn to guide the breathing itself: the right spot with the diaphragm, slower, calmer, without fits and starts, silently, through the nose…Breathing is always central to all my classes of yoga and meditation as I have learned from real yogis of the age-old Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition. No difficult postures but bring profoundness in yoga through simplicity and very good observing and learning to observe, mindfulness at the top! It is important to apply it in daily operations. That is real yoga.” Marilou wrote on her website.

 

Some videos with Marilou can be seen on YouTube at Himalaya Adem Yoga Meditatie Marilou Hermens.