Founder & teacher Michaël Bijker
A mission to spread knowledge,
health and wisdom
Yogalap founder Michaël Bijker has been improving the mental and physical well-being of thousands of people around the world from all genders, backgrounds and educational levels. Michaēl is one of the world's leading voices in Pranayama and breathwork and over 100.000 people in 176 countries have enrolled to his courses, which has been life-changing for many of them. By offering online and offline courses, a community platform and retreats he has been able to share his powerful techniques that awaken the full potential that is inside all of us.
A power we all share
Everyone has a great power within to observe, heal and manifest. Michaël has felt a connection with that source since he started his spiritual journey at the age of 14. Four years later he was able to heal and recover from a devastating car crash due to the powerful methods of QiGong and Yoga and the grace of God. Medical professionals considered this almost impossible. Michaël has dedicated his life to helping others learn his powerful techniques ever since.
Living a life in service
Michaël traveled the world for over a decade to deepen his study and practice in the power of mind and body focusing on Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork, Pranayama, QiGong, and other techniques. He developed techniques to cultivate that ‘light within’, give health, focus, and strength, and make you realize your calling and essence in life. His teachings are inspired by the masters he studied with, by Life, and by the wisdom that flows from being connected with one’s source.
Since 2010 he has settled in Sagres, Portugal, to share his wisdom. He wakes up every day to help others realize one’s true essence and live a more healthy, purposeful, and empowered life.
Michaël is one of the world's leading pranayama and breathwork teachers. He is a certified 800hr (Yoga Alliance 500 E-RYT) teacher with a yoga therapy certification from Paramanand institute of yoga sciences & research, Indore where he studied under the loving and wise guidance of Dr. Omanand - Guruji. He has been teaching meditation, Qigong, breathwork and yoga since 2009.
It is Michaël's strong belief that knowledge is to share and should not be about money. Therefore he offers the courses on a 'pay what you can' basis and offers them for free to those that cannot afford to pay for them.
Improve Your Mental & Physical Health With Meditation, Qigong & Breathwork
Everyone has a wonderful power within. A power to observe, heal and manifest. When one has truly felt this source within, one will live his life in the service of others, because that is the true purpose of this life. We are one and connected in spirit.
Life Awareness Project philosophy
"Learn the importance of Manifesting your life. You have a great power to manifest, heal and create in life. Many of us are not aware of this and life for them has become a purposeless struggle. A bit like a boat that is floating on the ocean without a captain, without a destination.
Life is like a great ocean of potentials that we are sailing on. You are the captain of your own ship sailing through this ocean and being able to set your own destination and create your life. To reach your destination, you have to prepare and understand your ship, pay attention to the weather and be aware of the ocean.
Your awareness and ability to use the power of the mind determine your potential to create your desired life and reach your destination. They also determine how you experience your journey: full of struggle, disappointment and conflict, or a joyful and adventurous ride in which you can embrace the opportunities life throws at you.
In daily life, we often forget to pay attention and stay aware and conscious in this ocean of life. Therefore, many of us are feeling they are not 'sailing' in the direction in life they want to go to. To be present in the Moment, the NOW, God, the Creator, or whatsoever: you have to become sensitive and conscious. When you awaken and experience that you are a part of this Life or Creation the way it is part of us, life starts flowing and you can create with the universal force a harmonious and abundant life for ourselves and others.
Mastering your state of mind
You are a conscious, sensitive and creative being who experiences life with body and mind. If you don’t understand their working, you become a victim of the negative states that your thoughts and actions create. But when you learn to ‘correctly tune’ body and mind, a harmonious life unfolds in and around you, and you become the architect of your Life.
To do this there are some very powerful, yet simple techniques that I would like to share with you.
May all be blessed with peace, love and wisdom"