Welcome to Elemental Life! 

Willemijn Maas, MD, holistic vitality coach

I’m Willemijn Maas, MD and holistic vitality coach.

I help inspired, ambitious women who have a mission in life, who want to create change and have impact in the world, but feel that they are blocked by energy imbalances.

Instead of stress and burnout, it is fully possible to experience more peace, health, success, and abundance in your life. Even though everyday life is stressing you out, there are ways to have more space and still have more.

I have gone from severe physician burnout to a purposeful online business that gave me the freedom and opportunities to create a life that I truly love.

And you can have that too.

My secret? I learned to live with the natural rhythms of nature.

Everything in life is cyclical. Follow the natural cycles to come back to YOU.

Aligning with your cyclical nature will help you manage your energy and health in a sustainable way and make an impact!

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My Story

After a 15-year successful career as a Senior Medical Doctor and Operational Manager of a health care company, I crashed into severe burnout. During my healing process, I reflected on my situation, I realized something that left me speechless at first. Many years of working, achieving, and striving for success and growth in a linear, masculine way (like I was told to do in school and during my 20+ years of education) left me feeling depleted, exhausted, and disheartened. I wanted to make an impact in the world but I didn’t even have the energy to read a bedtime story to my daughters.

I felt very sad, lonely, and hopeless.

I had been living the illusion that success is connected to working hard only, and that pushing through would get me the freedom, satisfaction, and fulfillment I was longing for. What I didn't see, was that I was living a lie we have been told for decades, and generations, the lie that growth is a linear process.

In my twenties, I already started a spiritual practice around the Moon phases and I learned a lot about my hormonal cycle and how to track it, but somehow it never occured to me that I could use this knowledge to live life in a much more sustainable way. 

During my recovery from burnout, I noticed how closely my energy levels were connected to my hormonal cycle, and the Moon cycle. I was extremely tired at New Moon for example, and during Full Moon I felt better.

I picked up my practice to live wih the Moon cycle again, and I started writing Moon Reports.

When we look at nature, we see that growth is a cyclical process. In spring, the seeds germinate, summer is charactarized by abundant growth, we harvest in fall, and it all dies down in winter. Over and over again. When we don't respect the natural cycles of growth, we will never have true abundance. Life has so much to offer when you tune in tho the natural rhythms! It struck me how little we still know about Cyclical Living.

Once I started to realize that recovery, personal energy management, and growth were cyclical processes, I started implementing feminine energy practices like menstrual cycle awareness, tracking the moon, meditation, journaling in my every day life. With the help of these feminine practices, I recovered from burnout and created my best life!

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I now have the freedom to do what I truly love and what makes me happy (in my case, working from home, enjoying time with my daughters, supporting my body through sustainable and fullfilling practices AND creating a better world at the same time).

I have more energy than the 10 years before I changed my life.

Every day, opportunities present themselves, and doors open which I didn't know existed.

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I felt deeply that this wisdom needed to reach more women to help them recover from fatigue, stress and burnout. I attended a post-graduate coach training program to change my career. I started Elemental Life in May 2017 and this platform is ever-growing since because there is such a need for guidance. The feminine is rising and we need to learn how to live in balance with the feminine energies.

I am now a certified holistic vitality coach for women and I help inspired, ambitious women with energy issues to reclaim and master their energy through Cyclical Living.

Iit is vital that we learn how to live cyclically instead of linear, and how to tap into the wisdom of the body, and how to use the cosmic energy to create our best life.

 My goal is to integrate knowledge and experience from a variety of realms: holistic health, psychology, science, nature and spirituality to help you understand why cyclical living is so important for health and wellbeing.

I use my experience as a Medical Doctor who worked in the field of psychiatry, general healthcare, business improvement and change management, my post-graduate coach certification, my personal experience with cyclical living, energy medicine, yoga, meditation, astrology, modern rituals and the teachings of the Sacred Feminine and Masculine to help you.

I see life as an everchanging, spiraling path to higher knowledge, personal growth and discovery of your true Self. 

It's an exciting journey, and I'm happy to walk along with you!

With love and blessings,

Willemijn

PS: I’m also a co-parenting mom of two daughters, and proud owner of a vegetable patch and two chickens. I love nature, looking at the Moon, I have a ton of tarot and oracle decks, a cabinet full of crystals, and I enjoy knitting socks. Really. ;-)

Willemijn Maas, MD

Willemijn Maas, MD

Willemijn is a changemaker with a solid general medical background and 15 years of experience in Psychiatry & Science, Medical Policy & Advice, Operational Excellence and Organisational Change. She has been interested in metaphysical and esoteric subjects since childhood. Apart from being trained as Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist, Holistic Vitality Coach, YTT-200 Yoga Teacher/Therapist, and Red Tent Facilitator, she has participated in a broad range of other trainings and courses, like tarot, astrology, chakra psychology, and ayurveda. This enabled her to approach health, personal development and spiritual growth in a holistic way. 

After years of working in corporate healthcare environments and going through some disrupting life events and medical issues herself, she suffered from burnout. During her recovery process she rediscovered the importance of Cyclical Living and started to honor her energetic nature. She used the therapeutic power of yoga and energy medicine, spiritual practices like meditation, oracle & tarot card reading and ritual to heal herself, and knew there was no other way than to make the transformational choice to leave the healthcare system and start Elemental Life. 

Being a mother of 2 Waldorf-schooled daughters she is determined to live a fulfilled life in alignment and connection to herself, to Nature, and to the Cycle of Life to be able to help others with cyclical living.

We need to change the relationship to ourselves, eachother and the planet, and create systems, in which sustainable use of all energy sources is the solution.

the time is now

Education

University - Medical School
Master of Science, Medical Doctor

Epidemiology & Biostatistics Courses

Psychiatry (depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, unexplained physical symptoms)

Research (depressive disorders and immune activation)

TIAS Business School
Organisational Change & Operational Excellence

Online Business Training
B-school - Marie Forleo

The Magic of You - We Are Sacred Planet

Svastha Institute for Yoga Therapy (300h YA)
Module 2: Locomotor System - Cervical & Thoracic Spine, Upper Limb

Module 4: Pranayama, Ayurveda, Neurological/Digestive/ Hormonal/Immune Systems

Module 5: Depression, addictions 

Module 6: Burnout, stress, anxiety and trauma

Yoga Teacher Training
YTT-200 Yoga Teacher Training

Accessible Yoga workshops

 

 

Coach Training
Holistic Vitality Coaching (post-graduate) - MARK Academy

Nature-based & Metaphysical Training
Red Tent Facilitator Training & Sacred Union Course - Star of Ishtar (The Moon Woman)

Tarot Courses

Astrology Courses

Mystical Initiation - Simone Wright

 Living with your Nature - Moon Flow (Modron Women Academy)