Meet the team and their motivation

Martine van Beusekom | Academy Director

Martine has an outspoken vision on spreading the word of Ayurveda in the Netherlands. By her active involvement in education for practitioners, she contributes to increasing familiarity with Ayurveda. She sees Ayurveda as a healing system in the Netherlands that …

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Coen van der Kroon | Programme Director

Coen was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 1962. He has an academic background in Greek and Latin Languages and Culture. His MA thesis was on ancient Greek gynaecology with a comparison between Hippocratic and Ayurvedic Medicine. This was the …

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Denitsa Gancheva | Operations Manager

Denitsa was born and raised in Bulgaria but moved to Amsterdam for her Master studies. Her background is in education and social work. She is also involved with two wonderful Buddhist organizations. One of them is Maratika Foundation, where she …

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Velia Licitra | Student Coordinator

Velia is Italian and has been living in the Netherlands for almost 10 years. She has a background in foreign languages and has traveled extensively in North Africa. She became fascinated with Ayurveda when she started working for the Academy. …

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