Met The White Door At Home bieden wij een wit canvas om vanuit vrijheid te creëren. Gevoed door een bron van inspiratie, tools en levensfilosofieën die allemaal op hun eigen eigenzinnige manier de verbinding met jezelf en je bewustzijn verhogen. Zodat jij steeds helderder gaat voelen welke keuzes je naar de meest authentieke, energieke, en high on life staat van zijn brengen. Wij nodigen je uit je te laten verrassen en je nieuwsgierigheid te volgen. Om zo het leven in lijn met jouw visie te leven en het ten volste te ervaren.


1 maart 2023

Op 20 maart start er een nieuw astrologisch jaar. Deze maand komt astrologie expert Sophie Ravier naar Amsterdam om ons voor te bereiden op een nieuw jaar rond de zon. Ze laat ons zien hoe astrologie ons een kompas kan bieden om met de stroom mee te navigeren. Astrologie helpt ons te begrijpen wat er in de sterren geschreven staat. Door inzicht te krijgen in de verschillende energiegolven, weet je wanneer je tegen de stroom in zwemt en krijg je de keuze je met de stroom mee te laten voeren.

A S T R O  T A L K

In twee Astro Talks introduceren Emily en Sophie hoe ze astrologie op pragmatische wijze toepassen in hun dagelijks leven. In de sessie van 21 februari, bespraken Emily en Sophie hoe astrologie en je persoonlijke geboortekaart inzicht bieden voor je individuele karakter en persoonlijke ontwikkeling. In de sessie op 7 maart gaan Emily en Sophie dieper in op de collectieve energie en tips geven voor deze volle maan.

A S T R O L O G I E  W O R K S H O P

In haar workshop op 19 maart neemt Sophie ons mee op een reis langs de 12 tekens van het dierenriem. Door de 12 tekens en hun kenmerken beter te begrijpen, kunnen we onszelf en de mensen om ons heen beter begrijpen. We leren hoe we de verschillende kwaliteiten van iedere cyclus kunnen inzetten om het hele jaar in onze kracht te staan.

P E R S O O N L I J K E  B I R T H C H A R T

De stand van de sterren en planeten op het moment van je geboorte geeft heel veel informatie over wie je bent en wat je voelt. Breng de stand van de hemel in beeld door je birth chart (persoonlijke geboortekaart) te creëren. Voor onze eigen designs geven we de voorkeur aan de donkere weergave (Settings > General > Chart Skin > Dark). Door je eigen geboortekaart te bestuderen, wordt het gemakkelijker om je eigen energie te navigeren en ervoor te zorgen dat je in je kracht staat. In de workshop zul je de tools ontvangen om je geboortekaart beter te kunnen lezen. Voor een uitgebreide lezing van je geboortekaart kun je een privé sessie met Sophie te boeken.

S O U N D  H E A L I N G

1 February 2023

These winter months invite us to move inwards and take extra care of ourselves. It is the perfect time to slow down and give space to healing. In February, we like to take you on a sound journey, so you can relax, rest and recharge. We asked sound alchemist Kala to share about the healing powers of sound, and to guide several special classes and a Sound Journey. We love to share her playlist and her story, so you can enjoy relaxation and healing at home.

I N T E R V I E W  W I T H  K A L A

What does sound mean to you?

Music has always played an essential role in my life. It gives me personal strength and a way to express my inner world. I sense emotions and transform them into melodies. In my songs, I can share stories and give space to healing. Working with my voice is like giving myself the right to exist, to be heard, to be seen, to take up space and the courage to speak my truth. My voice and music have been my biggest healers. Music gives me the opportunity to translate energy into something tangible.

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R I T U A L S   A T   H O M E

1 January 2023

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2023: a new year, a blank canvas.

Every fresh start, we like to set intentions. We believe in the power of intention as it helps us to direct our energy and achieve what we truly want. Our intention for this year is to bring the White Door community together by offering monthly community events. This way, we can deepen the connection within the community, grow our awareness together, support each other on our own authentic paths and enjoy all the goodness life has to offer. We are very excited that Tash offers a Yoga Brunch by Stretch and Fold as our first Members Special. Another intention for this year is to offer monthly inspiration on this page to take the practice beyond the mat and integrate it into daily life.

This month, Ellemijn loves to share some ways to colour your canvas with intention, so you can create your own intention ritual at home. May her practices and playlist inspire you to tune in with your vision and dreams for this year.

7 December 2022

As the final month of 2022 started, we like to take a moment to dive inwards and reflect on our highlights, teachings and especially what we feel grateful for.

We would love to express our gratitude for your presence at the White Door. It has been heart warming to welcome you all back in and feel the power of sharing practices together. We feel that it is time to celebrate our community and are excited to announce that we will offer monthly member events as of January 2023 to connect and practice on an even deeper level.

This month invites us to reflect together and set intentions for the new year to come. We highly value the power of appreciating and celebrating what we have and experience in our lives. That’s why we invite you to create your own reflection ritual at home. To offer you some inspiration, we love to share our reflection ritual.

A  P I N C H  O F  S A L T

Recipes from our green marble kitchen to yours

R A I N B O W   S A L A D   G O O D N E S S

Tash and Mark treated us on this amazing squash, barley and quick pickled cabbage salad with zingy ginger turmeric dressing. Recommended with freshly baked bread on the side. The amounts depend on how many people you are cooking for. Trust your intuition!


1 butternut squash or pumpkin
2 fennels
1/2 red cabbage
300 g barley or something similar
Handful of yellow raisins
Handful of pecans or other nuts
Handful of pumpkin seeds
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup water
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Thumb of fresh ginger, peeled
3 roots of fresh turmeric, peeled
1 lemon, juiced
6 sprigs mint, leaves
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey


  • Finely slice the red cabbage and add to a glass jar with red wine vinegar, water, sugar and salt. Let it sit for at least 2 hours and occasionally stir to quick pickle the red cabbage.
  • Preheat the oven on 180 C. Slice the butternut squash or pumpkin and roast in the oven until golden. Finely chop the fennels and roast in the oven on 180 C until golden and shrivelled.
  • Soak yellow raisins in warm water for 10 minutes. Cook and cool barley or something similar according to package instructions. Toast pecans or any nut. Toast pumpkin seeds.
  • Use a food processor or blender to mix the fresh ginger, fresh turmeric, lemon, mint, honey and olive oil. Test the dressing as you go and add seasonings as necessary.
  • Combine everything apart from the squash and dressing. Lay the squash slices on top. Drizzle with the dressing.

C H O C O L A T E   T I F F I N

If you want to treat yourself and the people you love on an absolutely delicious dessert, we promise you this chocolate tiffin of Tash will be a hit!


150 g butter, cubed, plus extra for the tin
225 g biscuits, crushed
110 g milk chocolate
110 g dark chocolate
3 tbsp caster sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
6 tsp cocoa powder
handful of raisins


  • Butter and line a 15-20cm tin with baking parchment. In a large saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, syrup and cocoa. Stir through the biscuits and raisins. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and press down, then smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
  • Melt both chocolates au bain-marie. Pour them over the mixture in the tin. Use a palette knife or spoon to smooth over, so it’s completely coated in chocolate.
  • Put the tin into the fridge and leave for about 2 hrs to set, or overnight. Run a kitchen knife under the hot tap then cut into squares.

C A C A O  W I N T E R  E M B R A C E

To warm your heart and embrace these winter days, we love to share a cacao recipe from Britta, our cacao alchemist from the cacao circle.


25-33 g of cacao
150-180 ml of water
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of cardamom
1/2 tbsp of tahini
Pinch of clove
Pinch of anise
Pinch of salt
A little honey or another natural sweetener


  • Chop the cacao of the cacao block with full presence and love.
  • Heat the water in a pan on the stove. Water should be hot but not boiling, about 60-70°C is hot enough to melt the cacao.
  • Add the cacao in the pan and mindfully stir. Tune in with your heart and your intention while the cacao is melting. When the cacao is melted add the spices and your intention to activate the spirit of cacao. For a frothier cacao use a whisk or mix the blend in a mixer or milk frother. Pour the cacao into your cup.
  • Bring your hands onto your heart. Take a deep breath in and out. Ask your heart what it needs in this present moment. Feel into words and emotions that come up. From there, set an intention for the moment.
  • Bring the cup of cacao in front of your heart space and feel the energy of the cacao – its warmth, its sweetness, its love and kindness.
  • Weave your intention and your gratitude into your cup. You can breathe it into the cup and visualize how the intention is infused from your heart into the heart of the sacred drink.
  • Take a sip and feel how the cacao spirit and your intention fill your being. Give gratitude to the spirit of Mother Cacao, nature, all hands that brought the seeds into your hands, your guides, life itself… as you now mindfully enjoy the medicine. Stay mindful of your prayer and intention throughout the day.
Cacao Circle


The White Door At Home is offering you an online experience of The White Door Yoga.

At the moment, we are creating a collection of pre-recorded meditation practices. Stay tuned.

Y O G A  A T  H O M E

How to create your own The White Door Yoga sanctuary at home


Start with a blank canvas

Remove anything that doesn’t bring you joy during your yoga practice. Keep the space functional and serene.


Choose calm colours

If you’re creating a yoga sanctuary that will last, then you can paint the walls in a muted tone or a warm white. Or like we did, in a serene green color. Why green? Green relates to balance and harmony. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. If painting the wall isn’t an options for you choose these colours for you equipment.


Style your space with intention

Use scented candles, incense or aromatherapy spray to create a welcoming feel to the space. Check out: theverygoodcandle, rockyourworld and incausa. Good to know, we’re also selling these items in our studio!


Represent your intention

Consider reserving a small shelf or for instance a chaki table, where you can place an object such as a candle, statue or flower to represent your intention. As an Interior Stylist I always prefer to add large pieces. When there are a lot of tiny accessories in bookshelves, and on coffee tables, countertops, etc. it can quickly make things look cluttered and random. It always helps to corral or anchor items with trays and to group small items together.


Don’t underestimate lighting

It’s incredibly important and has a huge impact on your mood and well-being. If possible, install dimmer switches on overhead lights and purchase lamps with a 3-way switch. Lightweight cotton or linnen drapes are also a great option to help with light filtering and privacy, as well as adding softness to a space.”


Choose a poem for the day and read it out loud after your practice

Reading a poem in the morning is like a “second breakfast” for the mind. It wakes up the brain by compelling you to contemplate not just the words on the page, but also the images it paints, the ideas it conveys, and the emotions exuded in each line.

A  P O E M  I N  T H E  M O R N I N G  I S  L I K E  A  S E C O N D  B R E A K F A S T

Emily and Sarah pick their 3 favorite novels by poets

These dark Autumn days offer an opportunity for us to include more poetry in our daily lives…and perhaps in (y)our yoga practices! Yoga class is fertile ground for us to implant a love of poetry: You, who have made the choice to step away from the exigencies of daily life and tune in to the subtlest of sensations and sounds, may be uniquely receptive to a poem or two.


Lang Leav – September Love

You can purchase the poetry novel here


Nikita Gill – Wild Embers

You can purchase the poetry novel here


Rupi Kaur – The Sun And Her Flowers

You can purchase the poetry novel here

B U Y  A  Y O G A  T O O L K I T


Our Yoga Toolkit is here to release whatever energy doesn’t serve you anymore through the sacred space of movement and meditation. Feed your body and feed your heart with our Yoga Toolkit. A compilation of tips to guide you to that White Door Studio experience while setting your intentions. Wherever you are and whenever you are… We like to keep it personal, would you like to purchase one of our yoga items? Send an email to

Meditation cushion  –  €55

Yoga blocks  –  €16

Eye pillow  –  €15

Y O G A  P L A Y L I S T S


Our teachers often get asked about their music and specific songs that left an imprint after class.

Thankfully for us, and students alike, Spotify exists as an amazing tool to connect and share music everywhere. On this page we’ll be sharing our favorite yoga playlists to inspire and guide you during your yoga practice.

1. Vinyasa Flow – Chris Hettinga

Spotify: Check out the Playlist here.


2. Vinyasa Flow – Chris Hettinga

Spotify: Check out the Playlist here.

3. Home relaxing – Mireille Wortel

Spotify: Check out the Playlist here.


4. Mantra – Mireille Wortel

Spotify: Check out the Playlist here.


5. Songs with meaning – Mireille Wortel

Spotify: Check out the Playlist here.

6. Omni Vinyasa – Roos Metje Smit

Spotify: Check out the Playlist here.


7. Flow through 90 – Roos Metje Smit

Spotify: Check out the Playlist here.