Babette is a yogi/writer and dual citizen of the Netherlands/U.S.
During her gap year after high school, Babette worked as a ski and snowboard instructor in the Alps. Back in the Netherlands, she pursued a BA in French in order to gain fluency in the language she had picked up on the slopes. She is also an author in her three languages, since her articles have appeared in each country both in print and online.
Her first publication dates back to when she was ten, a letter to Donald Duck magazine about her dilemma around having tasted duck at a Chinese restaurant (while still enjoying Donald’s adventures). Babette’s lifelong love of storytelling led her to obtain her Creative Writing MA from Brunel University in London. After a year in London, Babette returned to Amsterdam to work as an international journalist for a variety of magazines and for the Dutch version of the New York Times. Her publishing experience further includes a stint on the editorial team of HarperCollins in San Francisco, and she remains an avid reader and storyteller to this day. Babette’s move to California ignited her love for yoga! She loves the practice and also enjoys the way it allows her to connect the body, mind, and spirit. Currently, she teaches Vinyasa privates as well as group classes throughout Marin County. Most importantly, her teacher training allowed Babette to find her life’s purpose as an educator and she is happy to be teaching at Fusion every day.