Hello! My name is Koen Poels, I am 32 years old and live in Venray (Limburg, NL). For about 7 years, I have been focusing on personal development aimed at inner growth. I do this through breathwork and men's work. As a nurse, I have always had a fascination for the human body. In recent years, breathing has always called out to me and I have delved deeper into it. It was love at first breath, because I can't get enough of it. I find it fascinating how many health benefits a good breath has AND how many health problems can be reduced with a suitable breathing technique. I am also greatly fascinated by the 'Transformational Breath'. Its effect, process and outcome is a gift every time. This in combination with earthly spirituality never ceases to amaze me. In addition, I focus on creating a safe, trusted and loving space for men to develop themselves. For years, I, as a man, have fought against 'Masculine Ideals'. In recent years, I have learned that it is not necessary and I would like to convey this to other men. The fact is that men are in crisis, which is supported by the figures in addiction care, violent crimes and suicide rates. By creating a safe space where men can discover and develop themselves, I hope that these numbers will decrease and that they will stand more in their own strength. At the age of 25, I became depressed and did not feel the connection in regular healthcare. Despite all the loving care providers, I felt that I wanted to discover why I became depressed and what it meant to me. I found that deeper meaning through breathwork and men's work, among other things. After many breathing days, men's circles, men's retreats, and training courses, I felt that I could pass on what I had learned. I have grown into a powerful, vulnerable man and learned to use my feelings as qualities. Always searching for deeper layers that exist within us and the deeper meaning of life.
Feeling and experiencing emotions through breath work.
Relaxation of body and mind through breathwork
Men who get stuck in society, for whatever reason.
Education & Courses
Level 1 Breathwork master class (BRTT - Body Remembers Trauma Therapy)
Institute for Systemic Work (Elmer Hendrix)
Nurse (Summa College Eindhoven)
Chamber of Commerce