Photo: Lexie Spiegelreflexie
Photo: Lexie Spiegelreflexie

TIJN VUIJK

Date of birth: 27-10-1987

Nationality: Dutch 

Home "Mountain": Amsterdam

Study: Research Masters Cognitive Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuropsychology, VU university Amsterdam (2013-2015)

Profession now: Running her company. Combining her interests in freeride skiing & psychology. Inspirational speaking, coaching, personal development workshops & transformational breath work for change makers. 

Professional past: Professional freeride skier & owner "Catering het Kookstel"

Dear Visitors, 

Thank you for visiting my website. 

After my studies I discovered that I was free as a bird and it was my time to do what I wanted to do the most-skiing! Everybody asked me why I didn't do anything with my studies. Besides skiing I started my own catering business, www.hetkookstel.nl. This combination seems to be perfect. Catering, mostly weddings, in summer and freeride skiing in winter. Freeride means skiing at un-groomed terrain, preferably powder snow and using the terrain to do different tricks as backflips.

I became the Dutch Freeride champion in January 2015 and 2017 which gave me confidence for doing international freeride competitions (Freeride World Qualifiers). I had a very good first season (2014-2015) and I decided to go for it! I managed to get close to the world top of freeride skiing. Apparently a lot more is possible than I thought.

After a couple of years I discovered that skiing competitions and running a successful catering business didn't serve me anymore. It didn't fulfill me completely. I had the feeling there was more to do in life. Therefore I decided to stop both in 2017. I knew if I continued as I had been, I would have received a wake up call. I didn't want that. Unfortunately I didn't have any other work and I didn't have time to seek other opportunities. It scared me but I trusted that the things that needed to come on my path would come. Life is unfolding beautifully. The last two years I took a journey into myself. I'm closer to what I want in life and my mission in life. I become very happy if I can support others to live there dreams. I combine freeride skiing and psychology. I do this by one on one coaching, workshops, motivational talks and breath work. The breath is a powerful tool to open up peoples full potential. 

A big dream I have is to change the school system so that children can be themselves and get to know themselves from the beginning. To support children to live purely, follow their hearts and to not become disturbed by the system.    

Feel free to contact me and follow me on any social media. 

Cheers,

Tijn 

If we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others
— Marianne Williamson