With a background in dance, theatre, yoga and body-mind-centering, Robert is a registered massage therapist and certified healer. He has followed a shamanic path of plant Medicine for over 30 years, especially his studies with plant teacher Ayahuasca has influenced his work greatly.
In 2006 Robert started his exploration with sensual massage and tantra for men and continued a training based on breath and behavior-therapy, movement, meditation and massage. The sacred intimacy course gave him the inspiration to create RespiRo-Ritual, playful shamanic workshops designed to explore healing techniques, bodywork, sensual massage, work with personal guides, Totem animals, flowers and herbs.
In 2019 Robert started studying de-armoring, physical and energetic bodywork that helps open up the flow and the connection between mind and body. Robert offers rituals for the Queer community and is keen to open this sacred space to female participants, celebrating sisterhood. He travels the world offering rituals and sharing the magic and inspiration that he received during many journeys inner and outer worldly. Influences can be felt and seen from his many travels through India, Nepal, southern Europe and especially Brazil.
In 2021 Robert created Ritualistic Bodywork, the Goddess Rituals. Inspired by his Umbanda studies honoring specific feminine deities/ Orixás, focussing on the healing of the Sacred Feminine, the celebration of sisterhood and expressing gratitude to the warrior princesses. In 2010 I received my initiation into Umbanda as part of my studies with plant medicine Ayahuasca which I started in 1997. Many years of intense journeys followed and countless ceremonies throughout Brazil and Europe. In 2014 I started my trainings on sexological bodywork and Sacred Intimacy for men, resulting the creation of my workshops for the Queer community. Specifically inspired by the rainbow deity Oxumaré, a tribe was formed of rainbow warriors, men willing to explore healing touch and conscious intimacy.In 2019, during an Umbanda ceremony in Ibiza dedicated to the empowered Feminine, Pombagira, I experienced a deep and tremendously powerful awakening. I was instructed to dedicate my work to support the healing of Sisterhood. Sharing my healing touch with women, offering them a safe healing space in which they are invited to fully embrace their powers, to relax, release and reconnect.
Ibiza is known to be the island of the warrior Goddess of dance and creation,Tanit, who represents fertility, sexuality and the Moon.
This same year I started my studies of Dearmouring, a profound bodywork technique that enables the exploration of what needs loving care, presence and healing touch. Learning and studying on a deeper level the physical and emotional body of a woman has inspired me to create the Goddess rituals.
1997: Start of Ayahuasca studies, Santo Daime Netherlands
1998: Theaterschool, Art Academy Amsterdam
1999: School for New Dance, Art Academy Amsterdam
2000: 15 months hitch-hike incl. farm work, Southern Europe
2003: Vivekananda Yoga Teacher Training, Bangalore India
2004: studying meditation & selfless service, Ashram Amma Kerala India
2006: Holistic Massage, Veerman college Amsterdam (VCA)
2006: Therapist training I & Chair massage (VCA)
2006: Tantra massage, Body Electric School Amsterdam
2007: Therapist training II & Sport Massage (VCA)
2008: Aqama Massage & Kayotima Shiatsu (VCA)
2009: Footreflex Massage & Hamam Massage (VCA)
2010: Florais, flower medicine, Amazones, Brazil
2011: Umbanda & mediumship studies, Brazil
2012: Lomi-Lomi Massage, Massage in Beweging Alphen ad Rijn
2013: Healing training, Intuitieve Opleidingen Rotterdam (IOR)
2014: Reading training & Coaching training (IOR)
2014: Training Sexological Bodywork, Somatische Akademie Berlin
2014: Sacred Intimacy Training, Berlin
2015: Body Flow massage with Andy Saich, London
2016: Body Flow massage, Barcelona
2016: RespiRo-Touch workshops, London/ Amsterdam
2017: RespiRo-Touch workshops Berlin/ Amsterdam
2018: RespiRo-Touch workshops Rotterdam/ Berlin/ Krakov
2019: RespiRo-Touch workshops Amsterdam/ London/ Berlin
2019: Umbanda studies, Sao Paolo Brazil
2019: De-armouring basic training, Venwoude
2020: RespiRo touch workshops Amsterdam/ Barcelona
2020: De-armouring training, level 1, Venwoude
2020: De-armouring 10 day intensive course, Samothraki Greece
2021 De-armouring training, the Gaia method, NL
2021 RespiRo-Touch workshops, Amsterdam/ Berlin
- 2022 assistant in Gaia Method's dearmouring trainings, NL.
- 2022 ResiRo Bodywork ceremonial workshops, NL/ Berlin.