About - Rani Birgit Willems
My wish to support people in their difficulties started with my career as a nurse. (1969-1973). Noticing the lack of a holistic approach in the hospitals I decided to study holistic healing methods.
From 1975 till 1979 I studied oriental healing at the East West Centre in Amsterdam. Learning Oriental diagnosis, Shiatsu ( Shizuki Yamamoto) and Za Zen ( Okuda Roshi) and Okido Yoga ( Masahira Oki). In this period I also opened one of the first health food stores in Amsterdam.
In 1979 opened my own centre , offering courses in yoga, shiatsu and healing. In my praxis I began to notice that people not only had physical problems, they mostly had psychological problems as well and I was not trained to meet their needs.
Between 1981 and 1986 I studied at a therapeutic centre in Holland with Denny Yuson where I graduated in 1986 as a Humaniversity Therapist. I was much better equipped now and led a variety of groups on body awareness, emotional release and relating as well as a health centre for holistic healing. On a personal level I still had no peace of mind, which brought the longing for a meditation teacher again, which I found in Osho, an indian mystic.
I went to India to study meditation at the Multiversity in Pune where I was offered many extra trainings in the field of humanistic psychology as well. ( courses in Primal, Co Dependency, Zen Koans, Tantra and some of the more esoteric approaches)
In 1998 I had a big realization of the true nature of myself and the world. I discovered the realm of being, of non duality. This changed me forever, it opened my eyes in such a vast way that I was never the same after that. I realized that all is one and that we are all one.
Between 1998 and 2002. I held many meetings and retreats for meditation and the realization of non duality both in Europe and in India. In 2000 I had the good fortune to meet Amma an Indian Avatar,who helps me to this day to deepen in my totality and love.
And yet, something was missing still. I started looking for a modern teaching that could bring all the realms and realities together, where psychology, health, mental peace as well as non duality could be experienced as one field. My prayers were heard in the discovery of the Diamond Logos Teachings of Faisal Muqaddam who became my teacher and mentor to this day. My way of teaching changed drastically and became finally truly holistic. A life-time search was finally answered. Since 2010 I am a teacher of this work as well as an all round therapist and guide.
My approach is simple, clear and practical and I aim to give tools so that the student can continue to practice what was learned in the seminars and trainings. I feel truly blessed to have received so many teachings and am grateful that I can pass them on wherever possible.
1951 Born in Holland ( Alem c.a.)
1969-1974 Education and certification as a nurse.
1974-1975 One year travel on a bicycle to the middle east for inner quest.
1975-1979 Studying Oriental healing and diagnosis, Shiatsu, Yoga and ZaZen at the East West Centre in Amsterdam.
1979 Openening my own centre and praxis in Amsterdam, teaching yoga, shiatsu, Bio energetics and Natural healing.
1981-1986 Studying with Denny Yuson at a therapeutic centre in Holland and graduated as a Humaniversity Therapist. Leading seminars on body awareness, relating, emotional release and being the director of a holistic Health Centre.
1986-1998 Studying at the Multiversity Pune India. ( meditation, and extra trainings in Early life issues, Co-Dependency, Transpersonal Therapy and Tantra.
(Leading groups and trainings in these areas as well)
1998 Realization of non duality.
1998-2002 Leading retreats worldwide on non-duality and meditation.
2003-2006 Retreat from working with people, deepening my own understanding through personal inner work.
2005-2006 Training with A.Constantino in work on the super ego.
2006 Start studying with Faisal Muqaddam : Diamond Logos Teachings as well as leading workshops again Europe wide.
Since 2010 Working as a Diamond Logos Teacher and all round therapist and coach.