Tilke Platteel-Deur studied classical ballet and modern dance at the dancing academy in Rotterdam. During her training in modern dance (Marta Graham style) she discovered how movement follows the breath, which aroused her interest in the power of breath.
Since 1978, Tilke has been giving individual sessions and leading groups in Germany, the Netherlands, France and Spain, in which she teaches Integrative Breathwork, Voice Dialogue, and the dynamics of relationships. She has long standing experience as breathwork therapist, trainer, coach and supervisor.
After an intensive study on the Psychology of Selves with Hal & Sidra Stone, she incorporated the Voice Dialogue technique, as developed by the Stone’s, into her work. She did trainings in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Family Constellations, Polarity Therapy and Massage. She is Avatar Master. From 2001-2004 she has been president of the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF), and is now a member of the board of directors of the International Breathwork Training Alliance (IBTA).
The Spirit of Breath has the power to contact our inner strength and connect us with an energy that is bigger than we are. It is an energy that supports us in our every day life. Working with the connected breath as a bridge between thinking and feeling, as well as integrating spirituality into daily life are essential in Tilke’s work, which is based on acceptance, respect and love. In this atmosphere, clients become aware of their true Self, their essence, and thus of the deeper meaning of life.
Tilke is mother of a daughter and a son. She has six grandchildren.