About Mahatma-Antoinette

From rock bottom to top...

Born in Germany in 1957 and left in an orphanige during her first 2 years of her life, she grew up in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Her youth was painful and full of rejection...

Mahatma-Antoinette: 'I took this painful start of the orphanage where I stayed for three months in Germany. Then I was transfered to Amsterdam and went again to an orphanage as my mother was Dutch and she could not take care of me. My father had left her when she was pregnant of me. After two years my mother collected me and brought me finally home.  

Home sounds nice but it was not a good place for me, as I then had an abusive, alcoholic stephfather who was agressive towards me. School was not good either as I was plagued during my five years in my primary school. 

All these experiences made the right cocktail for believing that I was not good. I went through my life with very low self esteem and ofcourse I got rejected often, as my believes about myself confirmed itself each time. 

At the age of 32 years I found my biological father in the USA and then in the end had a total collapse. I had to stop working and got the desease ME, the chronic fatigue syndrom. I was just at the end of my wit. 

I knew somehow that there was more to life...

That was a turning point for me. I had no other option to start looking at myself. At the emotions which were stored inside of me and all my negative believes about live and about myself.

I had many, many therapies and then started to follow lots of trainings to be able to help others. All my struggle and pain would not be in vain.

I am now a living example of how you can change your life, no matter where you come from and no matter what you have experienced in your life. We are so powerful.

 The ME lasted and for 15 years and  I could not work. Then slowly, very slowly I gained more energy and in 2000  I started working with people as a therapist. I could do this as in the main time I had followed trainings all over in the world, including the USA, Canada and India.

Coach and awakener

I work now as a coach and awakener. An awakener is somebody who awakens people en take them beyond their painful mindset, out of the illusion. It is my mission and passion to bring people in touch with themselves in order that they can live their full potential. 

Since 2010 I work with groups only, and I have made a shift in the awareness of thousands of people that have been to an event or who followed a lifechanger year training. This is because I bring them in touch with their essence, beyond their mind, beyond their limited beliefs.

I give events, lifechanger yeartraining, online masterclasses, challenges and I have now written three books.

In the Netherlands I had my first book: 'You are not alone' published in 2011 and that was straight away a bestseller. You can still get it for free now.

After that I wrote five more books. The last one is 'Discover the Magic in your Life'.

Takes your steps and know that life itself is magical. That you are a magical being and that you can make your dreams come true.

I did it too.


Why the name Mahatma...?

I would like to tell you something about the name Mahatma. September 2009 I started giving a 4 year training to coach. I set up that academy 'The Spirit Coach Academy' myself.

When I started giving the second year it was the first time for me. So everything was new. If you do something you have never done before, you literally go to a higher level.

After the first day of the second year I drove home and suddenly asked myself what my actual name was. I heard my inner voice, saying 'Mahatma'.

I had heard that name before and was not happy at all with it. 'No', I thought when I heard that name again, 'I don't want that name' and I pressed my delete button inwardly and drove home. I didn't think of that anymore. I just let it go.

The next day I returned to the group. I always do a round with the people to see how everyone is there. There was someone who was totally egoless at the time, "I had a really strange night and it had to do with you," she said, pointing her finger at me. "Okay" I thought ... and then she said "Yes with my mom, mama no it was Mahatma".

I was completely shocked, because I had not told anyone about my inner question in the car, the day before, so I was just really shocked. Then I thought, "Okay, that's nice, but I'm not going to do anything with it."

I thanked her and then went on to ask the others how they were doing. Half an hour later I was with someone who I asked also how she was feeling. She too was quite egoless, so totally sincere.

She stood up and said, "I really can't help it, but I have to ask you for your name." I looked at her with eyes full of tears and stood up while I said: My name is Mahatma. " Secretly I thought 'my name is Mahatma, but not now. Maybe next year or in 10 years' time.

It was a difficult name for me because it is so big. So I was not happy with it at all. I let go of that name and that experience and three days later I flew to Sedona USA, to follow a training there the Sedona Method.

There I fell ill. I could no longer keep food inside and that was not one day, but for days in a row. I went to the hospital there for examinations, but they couldn't find anything.

Eventually I went to a colleague who followed the training with me. She was a clairvoyant and said: "you are completely out of balance’. She was also looking for the cause of my complaints but could’nt find it.

I asked her, could it be related to the name "Mahatma"? "YES," she said, "that's it. You have to bear that name.' I flew back to the Netherlands and was still in doubt. Also in the Netherlands I contacted another therapist/clairvoyant about the name and I also got confirmation from him that this name and vibration belonged to me and that I was supposed to wear that name.


If I teach my students to be sincere and to listen to their inner voice and stand in their truth, it means I have to do it myself. So I felt like I had no real choice but to take that name.


I found it really difficult because it didn't fit my own ego. My ego prefers to be normal like everyone else and not so noticeable. So in the beginning I had aquite some trouble with it and yet I took that name.

So my name is Mahatma.

As a side effect, since that trip I stopped eating meat and consuming alcohol. This has made me even more sensitive and allows me to work with people in an even nicer way.

I am now grateful for the name of Mahatma, which means great soul in Sankrite and carry it with love and respect.