Mirella is a 500-hr certified yoga teacher who studied with the Sivananda ashram yoga retreat in the Bahamas and has served as staff at this institution yearly to deepen her practice and continue education in yoga & meditation. Mirella has continued her practice with other teachers and styles like vinyasa, ashtanga and vipassana meditation.
Yoga introduced Mirella to Ayurveda. The personal nature of Ayurveda and implementing nutrition according to the individual made so much sense to her that she decided to deepen her knowledge on the subject. In 2011 she studied Ayurvedic nutrition with the Academy of Ayurvedic studies in Amsterdam. What she learned there still forms the underlying basis of her work as a nutritional coach and chef.
Mirella has cooked professionally and taught work-shops for groups since 2009 at retreats, events and as a lunch chef in Amsterdam. Since 2014 she organizes and cooks for world-wide yoga retreats. In 2017 she helped start up Nourish Cafe in Aruba, owned by Yoga Girl Rachel Brathen, for which she designed the menu.