Although my birth name is Helena and I was born in Belgium, I feel my path in life started when I was called Ganga by my friend and teacher Swami Vishnudevananda in 1973 in Nassau.
And although the time of genuine gurus and baba’s seems to have disappeared I feel I am very fortunate to have lived with one.
It took me 34 years, wandering through this world as Yoga teacher, manager of yoga ashram, organic farmer, owner of a health food shop, massage therapist, wife, friend, co-parent, social worker,… to finally reach a point where “Ganga or Helena” doesn’t matter any more.
I found my point of focus in this world in something I enjoy doing most of all: painting on silk.
I feel at peace, while painting it connects me to my inner Self.
I currently work from my home in Portugal.
Some of the paintings I created myself.
Others are inspired by pictures people have sent me, as an example of what they had in mind for their meditation rooms, yoga centers or to decorate their living spaces.