Hello! My name is Eline, and I am the creator of Sunshine Sister. I was born in Thailand to a Thai mom and Dutch dad, and have lived in a ton of different places around the world. My first memory goes all the way back to Koh Phangan, where we lived in a small wooden bungalow. This has perhaps laid the foundation for my HUGE love for the ocean and everything water related. I learnt to dive at the age of 12, and having seen the deterioration of the underwater environment first-hand made me want to become a marine biologist so I could one day go back and make a difference.
Fast forward a few years, I ended up getting my dream job with a luxury resort; initially as the sustainability manager in Thailand, meaning I got to work on plastic-reducing strategies on the island, and later on as the resident marine biologist in the Maldives, where I got to educate and show visitors the beauty of the local reefs every single day.
The resort is also where I became better acquainted with holistic health and Ayurveda. I got to meet visiting practitioners from all over the world who eventually inspired me to pursue my own path of the healing arts. This is why I left the Maldives in January 2020 for a sabbatical and continue my learning. I did a 200 hour yoga teacher training in India at Devvrat Yoga Sangha, a transformational bodywork training with Alchemy of Touch Academy, and during lockdown I enrolled in an Ayurvedic healing course with the American Institute of Vedic Studies. What a blessing in disguise this year has been.
I haven’t forgotten about marine biology though.. –heck, I still have a freediving instructor course pending in Indonesia because of the pandemic. But for now, I am happy to follow my curiosity and teach others how they can live their best and most balanced life.
I hope to be able to inspire you and perhaps book a session with me some time!
Blessings to you,