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Non-Profit foundation with Arts/Creative Plan

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                          FUNARK FOUNDATION      starts off with previously featuring a launch perform with dramatist speaker, storyteller and writer                  

named Sombra ( Stanley Slijngaard) from Suriname for November 2019 together with an OPENING.                          


We as non-profit registered Arts-Culture Foundation ‘Funark’ in Bandabou (big agglomerated youth countryside areas)      in Curaçao support Art-Cultural Projects and cultural exchanges inviting creatives to Curaçao Dutch Caribbean.  Prior to featuring Arts Cultural Projects Plan for 2020 introducing these to the youth/adults, we have invited Mr. Sombra in November 2019 as well.

Funark center

Funark started with interviewing artists from all walks back in 1989 proceeded with offering youth-art programs and stretching to adults. Also, outdoors exchange had taken place  until recently the platform at Funark center in Tera Korra is changed to In-residence hosted by my person as Asyla ten Holt, and a senior artist/writer and holistic therapist (

We are introducing Youth Programs and give Demonstrations what to expect in coming year 2020. Therefor we have planned an OPENING on 9th of November 2019 to the neighborhood of Tera Korra and invited the nearby schools as well to be part of this event and opportunity to inscribe until 9th of December.  We are also going to introduce the plan calling on outdoors Creatives to work together and exchange Arts-Writing Cultural Projects in 2020.   And Performing Arts.             

As a previous start what’s in the house includes an Opening and invite of Mr. Sombra to perform with his Prose in a play-way.     For  this we requested together for Funds for Travel and Accommodation IN SURINAME. In November, he is to be expected and a program demonstration is planned at this center and also Community Center Soto ( Visit to JPF Suriname association and National Library are marked as interesting site, because Mr. Sombra was co-founder of Schrijversgroep77, this founded by late Mr. Martinus Arion, famous writer from the book Dubbelspel.

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This unique opportunity will be a start interacting and giving Community, especially youngsters of Bandabou an uplifting courage to participate with the lessons starting February 2020.

BEFORE this, we are uplifting the Center and ASK YOUR HELP. We need more paint materials, an outside Canopy tent 6 MTR for gatherings, 2 large tables, 6 chairs and 6 more stools, a printer and laptop, so we can be completed to start the demonstration Youth/Adults  Creative Projects as to what we offer. Also, beverages and snacks are there to share at OPENING. Welcome to you.

The Creative program involves sketching, playing with colors, crafting with recycle subjects like driftwood, beads, and collages. Furthermore, we are pleased to announce being donated with new reading Dutch books for kids from 6 and up, we received fabric canvases and crafting tools.

But we still need more brushes, markers, color-paints, scissors and glues. Also, 2 large tables, stools and chairs and printer to show the printing process after being on the laptop to do kids creative subjects.

We’d love to get these as sponsors and willing to name you in Blogging, newspaper, radio program, magazine, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for your kind gesture being able to help. We are or else satisfied with a granting financial amount from businesses.             MCB-savings account: 332208810- to Asyla ten Holt


Thank you so much for your willingness,

signed Asyla ten Holt, 

hosting creative Programs for 

Funark Promote Arts Culture in Bandabou.

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Nourish body and mind

Exercising is very beneficial. Biking, walking, energy training-session, and swimming elevates the metabolism and improve your niche and brighten up your mind. The endorphin flows through your body into the cells, while the mood recovers and even we relieve residual stress and anxiety. Maybe a chance to let the emotions go freely if think a gradual outburst is about to come: even when at heavy training. Let it all release, you might want to make a sobbing sound after intensive muscles’ workout, using lots of breathing and let mentally tightness stroll down leaving a sound of ‘ahh’; a wonderfully feeling.

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Exercise also stimulate neurotransmitter activity in the brain, which may lead to emotional releases. They are dopamine, serotonin, and nor-epinephrine that increase or decrease in the body. Even trauma can be released. So you need no heavy drugs for side effects.

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Sob is to cry, while making sounds of distress or pain, distinguished from blubbering by the noisy intake of breath- it’s not weeping, whistle or whine.
Crying releases stress and other toxins that accumulate from negative moods like sadness and anger. And also endorphins will be released through Neuron -pathways, and lets you get a clearer awareness. So practicing vocal techniques in the past as a singer, when we followed the instructor at the song-school we got to know the importance to hold on to the breath by focusing on the belly, nostrils and inner throat. These worthy memories were beneficial to contain a true voice and good breathing technique. Other older studies from ancient Persia and philosophy from Zoroaster time gave ample instructions and one of them is the sobbing exercise.

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Why Thyroid is so vital and How does the Thyroid gland work.

Revive with using your breathing techniques. One of kind is use vowel sounds. They are the: a – e – i (ie dutch)- o (oe)- u (eu dutch). These are speech sounds you can train in ways of a sob movement.
Inhale long strokes while make sobbing-sound, hold a few seconds, then exhale starting with the sound ‘e’. Then follows the rest sounds, one by one. Repeat long ‘snob’-inhale then without the significant constriction of air- flow from lungs to mouth you exhale the ‘ahh’. Don’t interrupt the airflow when exhaling, but keep flowing ‘until can’t go further. There are so many examples nowadays about breathing techniques, almost all derive from past practices but with a interesting logo-name.

Asyla ten Holt

Donation accepted for Funark kids programs activities and visit art residency Also: ask for training exercises or video sessions. ±59995268813 app in Curaçao Caribbean

Hello Sunshine

Stretching and breathing

Everywhere you’d go, people would call you the sunshine because they’d see something shining in you. A good mood maybe? Courageousness, being lifted up? A glowing tone? It’s a fact when everything glows and shines on you when concentrating on your body, mind and spirit. Well, because of doing exercise or in love maybe? It can occur that shaping your body can also trigger the opposite as well, meaning suddenly you can be in rare position not believe in yourself anymore when getting unexpected wrong results. Because otherwise fact is, life can be as naughty as dwelling into dark night with intoxicating ‘wrong habits’ combining with body shape unexpected decline. And a nightingale must boost you up ten thousand times over and over again with rosary prayers and guiding to discourage inappropriate ways. Creepy persons around can be masters ‘discrediting the good way’ and how would you protect yourself when suddenly situations start discouraging. You have to figure it out by yourself and decide firmly who’s leading your life. You don’t need big studies to self-realize and to structure your life accordingly- at least try out something that comforts gradually.

The easy risking technique is starting with using your breath. Firmly that. Get to release stress and cultivate a self-constructive mind and be reliant to everything you do to add thoughts of love. The technique of the breathing system can be practised while included exercising, loving a person, eating your breakfast, sitting still, and so on.

Many times during my living as therapist I’ve met people during the practice of bodyworks and while in short conversations, one way or other the breathing system comes to attention, because soon it is then noticed the shallow breathing. Since noticing a big gap not practicing it, I started introduced sessions with stretching and breathing starting 2001. Easy instruction and importance of right breathing changes a person’s ability to feel good of its self worth. There are widely and diverse ways exploring breathing system ways nowadays. The ones involved in diverse techniques since the 60’s are the masters like a close Yogi family friend visiting at our home in Curacao. This involvement with families’ meditation sessions and stretching exercises is the strengthened backbone in further life connected to right breathing system. That’s where the interest started developing. While in Holland end of 60’s starting 70’s I picked up more on self-realization exercises from different studies in lightning city of Eindhoven and every aspects to do with holistically improvements I’d follow. But the cruel side of life will be a test as well as to how well you can distinguish situations to deal with.

On proceeding with meditations and balancing the diet that came more on foreground until later in 70’s, making acquaintance with organizations called ‘Onze wereld’ and involving with Dutch student groups living on Community farms introducing biological growth and macrobiotic food and recipe, this knowledge continues to Improve and meet other attentive happenings. Like learning how farms in Latin America where exploitated and badly payed. But the world got worse and we include now child trafficking and lots more. So in Holland those days, trusting organizations were selling Latin products like Guatemalan Coffee and provided direct contact for better treatment or demanded more attention to the farmers’ landowners that were being exploited by rich capitalism. It never has an end, unless unified we can change the world. But we have to change ourselves personally as well.

Proceeding on my path, I stumbled on one particular organization I started believing in making sense. It concerned the interest for secretion system – most of all the gland system and breathing techniques from old Egyptian practices introduced by Dr. Zar-Adusht Hanish- founder from old days religious movement ‘Mazdaznan’-(these practises were since pharaoh time). These were and are health revival exercises and integrated in my former and further practices including Yoga, Reiki, Shiatzu and other bio energy systems into one integrated program. A personal rhythmical stretch and breathing system came out of these. It concerned an overall self-realization method starting with yourself and on long run with others to connect when occasion occur. The big sweet apple out of the tasting is the behavioral attitude that everyone needs to deal with is change own (old) bad habits.. First place to start is how you release your breath at all times while change usual bad diet and intimately become self-aware spiritually by connecting with love. Frustrations can come right after triggered by outside events, but gradually you will overcome.

Finally with tasting another skill – the Performing Arts than Visual Arts/Photography included Textile studies in Holland, I put as final interest and still not totally because creative writing came along there after. Coaching my endeavors went alongside these times. In the 80’s I found ‘Touch for Health’ and Muscle testing when pendeling between Holland – Curacao and Bonaire. Kinesiology was somewhat including in the studies. The practical side fitted well until practicing more on the Arts on the islands was financially necessary and alternative healing had few interest those days. Now its overwhelmingly crowded with eat&sleep bad or eat&sleep right. Halfway 90’s the ‘giving light’ method came into my world in unexpected way, guess still searching. It came to be Mahikari-practicing in Miami- a Japanese healing practice resolving clutter from the inner body and then around millennium the introduction of Reiki.

Through economical situation nearing millenium, I thought of change my slight position in Arts and added massage therapist studies at Massage Institute. My further life was rescued financially to keep up my arts, creative writings and healing self practises. Afterwards Reiki self mastering this skill at Piramidtop in Curacao and all was completed while Arts and Therapies kept me busy and secondly combining Healing and Arts turned in coaching kids alternative programs to uplift next to stretching and breathing in private session.

The youth becomes very important nowadays to visualize upon their intelligently functioning attitude and outcomes. Especially with technology we ask questions next to see bullying attitudes – anger, immorality, undepressure causes and so forth. And introducing a therapeutic method inside the arts gives satisfaction while it need to materialize well to make capacities work for their talents. Included is the use of good breathing at all times for good functioning of attitude and uplifting behavior where there is no doubt about.

Coming to the Pituitary producing hormone Gland (Hypophysis), this does the most important work for overall health and its task is to regulate each gland hormones and bloodstream. When becoming familiar with gland exercises, you can develop self-awareness, acceptance and rejuvenation. Going about creating a career is not the only self functioning healing ability. But also capabilities, behaviors and correct judgements for a functioning life is herewith necessary.

The Pituitary Gland in the brain, is a small endocrine gland – a tiny structure like a big pea on the side-part of head. It navigates substances and regulates like the thyroid (schildklier) untill the lower parts of estrogen/progesterone produce. That’s why the necessity using good breathing system, let a washing machine optimize cleanliness in your body through triggering of these glands. So also your inner self gets upboosted, but not with the habit of excessive alcohol and drugs. These weary away your anxiety but by touching the natural structure and goodwill to self-awareness means, to be self-aware. Sense the nervous system functioning – become vigilant regarding the in-and outer secretion and master the breathing techniques to realize good functioning of body, mind and spirit. The good advice how to breathe came a long way in different TIMES to every other people and gratefulness is required. The Diaphragmatic breathing system (onderlijf diagram)-Effective breathing for back pains, for depressiveness, toxic exposures, virus , and even for victims after national disaster and violence, all this can change with respect and beneficial order.

Breathe and Heal.

To integrate body, mind and spirit in scary danger and because of bad social systems in societies and political attitudes, we need to be resilient bold for living change. Certain religion believes that Yoga exercises -a simple Eastern pattern in health strategy – is witchcraft. But through (Yogic) stretch and breathing system people have been cured. Many live with short breath and when stress comes along there is haste to breathe. Hollow and breathing through the mouth can sicken. Bacteria overrule us, making us to adapt to strong medicines. So we must act.

Exercise: What to do when confronting argument or aggression if you see that it leads to nowhere. Breathing exercises will do the work while you’re on such discussion. It will help a lot. Through calmly breathe in long strokes and then out, will bring your mind on a level of awareness. The nervous system will come to equilibrium through pay attention to your breathing. It will canalize in accordance to the trigger follow-up of the hypophysis in the brain areas. It’s a kind of web structure to communicate through trigger system and nurses the energy supply to other glands and nervous system like an engine does in a car sending the fuel through electrical currents to get to drive. First attention goes to the brain structure for mindful awareness and then to feed other parts like thymus gland (bortbeen), gland at solar plexus, sex gland, adrenal gland (bijnier) these principle ones. Our enduring life depends on good functioning of the gland system- distributing and interacting. to prevent having bad moods, chronical illness, like shivers and rheumatism and even severe sicknesses. Old age symptoms can be controlled only by deep breathing and with rhythmic measuring exercises./. The magnetic fluid in nerve system will be better controlled.

So with perhaps confronting a harsh boss always think himself super hero, keep the mind calm and do these simple breathing exercises. No one needs to notice what you are doing at particular moment. Stay relaxed but you are vigilant to the conversation that is getting on between the two of you. Breathe in while your shoulders stay relaxed and not strained. Downwards them and a little to the back and let the neck stay released as well. Prevent double chin. Breathe in through your nose of course and fill your belly button by expanding your breast slight. Fill it with air (un-noticed )until let it slowly pass up to fill the lungs as well and expand the lungs somewhat, so the air gets everywhere in there (a straight comfortable back). Try calmly and rhythmically count to 7 when breathe in, than breathe out slowly with mouth closed until 7, than again inhale and if you can add up more counts, you go 8 than 9 until maybe 15 to 16 counts, even 20.(when alone you rbeathe out through mouth with under-broking breath to do once a while). It depends how good you can hold doing this breathing. Breathe out and easily control the shoulders to stay down and released, while the chest stays lifted up and the tummy (belly) goes slowly in (every drop air gets out). After some counts in and out, you approximately inhale again and when with exhaling you let the air out through the mouth for a long last time. When no one is there you can do it a little more harshly. Train yourself early morning on the bed, in the shower and so on.

So in meantime confronting a harsh person – you will sense the right answers or questions to give. Because in your rest position you can handle mostly everything. A promptly adequate awareness comes to mind to confront the situation in an appropriate way so you can question reasonably. Soon you’ll see the other person in front of you calm down as well. So keep training and exercising this. Sometimes people get chest pains, not for long. Go on a rhythm and repeatedly. You’ll manage on the long run. And no hurry, but calm. Take your time. Stretch long if suddenly you need to do this after a few minutes when ready.

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Long living, right breathing.

We constantly need to remind ourselves to do more body works and pay attention mentally to unleash daily worries and change is needed for wrong habits. In fact, too much time and money is spent on treatments but still attending health programs is necessary since encouragement can enhance our daily health.

Sighing, yearning and groaning, laughing and weeping are life saving reflexes and abilities to free toxins from the body.

The one very important subject and fact but not easy to remember to interest are how to maintain the breathing technique. Before treating overall body functions we need to consider that good breathing is necessary to obtain the flow of inner care. It’s not the air we breathe in for relaxing but also to let oxygen do the fine works fuelling the inner secretion while we breathe out every section toxins and waste from our inner body. Our inner self needs to catalyze its pure energy and therefore opportunity arises to maintain the healthy nervous system, organs, and glands.

But also important are the moral, ethical and spiritual reliabilities for mindful thinking. And a good breathing system works well in development to exercising in harmonic and vibrational order and to maintain a rhythm. Easy exercises are thus necessary and the right way to breathe in- and out and unleash literally lots of baggage from mind and body.

Breathe in from the belly button and slowly let the air go into the lungs while expanding the breast. Let the shoulders stay released. Breathe out while the chest stay lift up and the belly button is pinned in.

A series of thoughtful and easy breathing exercises are shown with time on and for a deeper knowledge of interest, personal practices in groups are being offered. Can mail to – available for the islands in Caribbean and abroad.

Asyla ten Holt studied the breathing exercises in various holistic centers including the ‘fasting and feeding and power of breathing’ – residing in Holland, U.S. and Curacao since the ’70s and trained next to her visual arts and body works on herself and others. Also many rhythmical techniques to teenagers with social problems in Holland in the past. In the beginning, coming back from Holland to Curacao, and Bonaire, Asyla practiced kids in community centers next to her arts and after a while also visitors on islands resorts with applauding results. She developed a yogic breathing system next to ancient Egyptian exercises to benefit while attending as a certified therapist and added breathing advises to clients who came for body treatments. Now she decided to go back to her rhythmically studies and practices to offer breathing techniques together with movements. (Arts/Writing)

2019 creative 40 years

Asyla ten Holt, a 66 turned native from Curacao-the Dutch Antilles, is a female soul artist that fully creates in Fine Arts/Photography Textile/Installation and Craft next to Writing and Healing. Coming back from Holland in 1981, a fascination grew to sketch every corner of the ABC islands and taste back her Culture. Through her constant being spotted at sites, the name ‘ E mucha ku ta pinta’ was born. This in native Papiamentu meant for ‘the girl that paints’.                                                           


Arts: During her 15 years of stay in Holland, Asyla’s last study in 1979 was attending classes at the Visual Art Academy in Eindhoven. She would occasionally return for more diverse studies during 80’s and 90’s included Healing centers like Touch for Health when back to Antilles. An ultimate Conceptual study was in 1999 to 2000 in Tilburg Holland with Dutch Scholarship. While in the Caribbean, Asyla went to Art Student League-’85 with American society Funds during her years coaching Art Programs in Bonaire and Curacao. During ’80s and ’90s the activities were Art fairs and Exhibits in the Antilles also in Holland and Germany. After the millennium Asyla had specific interest for healing therapies and functioned as body work therapist plus offered an Art teacher posision at the Private American-Curacao Preparatory school –‘01 until ‘04.                            While on the practise, the creative method from Still life grew to Surrealistic onto mix media and recycling to self-designing Monographs and Installation.

Creative Writing: Gradually the narrative part grew parallel to the Arts and from rhythmic Poetry the interest turned to Prose writing, researching her surrounding and globally to rehearse and incorporate the healing part. Her messages became long lines metaphoric in style with humoristic approach.    40 years in a span as a Creative and now a senior meant not quitting but continuing as an Asyla Holt.                                                              Her daily importance is working on awareness projects ( and exchange in In-residence with Arts Cultural topics ( and Ghana and Surinam are first sites from where Essays came forth to compare illustrating researches on social, traditional and Arts Writing. This customary characteristic dynanism of hers is found from the time being a founder of Funark in ‘89, a nonprofit foundation where Asyla interviewed Artists and coaching groups to help lift up in society in proceeding Arts- Culture. And since her trips to Barbados Gift and Craft shows from ’05 to ‘08, the benefitting part to a new style approach arose with Textile designing and Monographs. These including Ghana’s batik technique which came years later. This also meant discovery of the diaspora and encouragement of narrative to change and attending the Renaissances’ Creative Writing style with Callaloo studies in 2012 in Rhode Islands proceeded.   Her inner instinct evolved into Arts/Prose and healing subjects and merged together with designed Installation.                                                                                                                                                            Other activities are stretching, reading, writing, music and blogging while her Projects are to be realized with Funds.                                                                       Art exhibits are with Galleries in Curacao: De Snip Arts-Alma Blou (Jewelries&Fairs), Bloemhof (Photographs/Fairs) to Artshows in ’97 in Sonesta- Dive Lions Hotel and Arts University-’98- in Curacao Museum 2004 and 2013 group – World Trade Center 2001 and 2015 and Art-Duo at National Library 2016 . Bonaire Youth Center 80’s and Bonaire Art Gallery ‘97- Bonaire Kas di Arte 2009 and Coaching programs.- Groups exhibit on ABC -islands 2012-2013. Arts at Gallery Bremmer in Tilburg ‘91- Werkstatt Bremen and Berlin 97′ and Antillean House The Hague.                           Book Launching Programs and Monographs 2017 Surinam, Bonaire (with group) and The Hague/Holland. 2018 Trade show in Curacao Hilton for recycling attitude with Installation. 2019 Landhouse Collages Klein Sta.Martha  and Art Martket Livingstone Resort                   (revised until 2012) and recent website Blogsite:  
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‘Oh-Oh’ It makes sense.

Sitting on my bench, patiently working on my eight years old laptop, I’m comfortably between my left side unordered staple   invitation cards (mail- addresses because of preparing online Art Auction. On my right side some bills, past years old agenda’s – checking papers with quotes and informative short scribbling down narratives to peek through for reviewing a book for  future. So I was busy.  But to break the dullness of comfort – all of a sudden my mind sat still and I picked up a nearby ‘Nights Curacao’ lying next to me. An informative tiny bulletin (had it some time there) and I peeked through with front page cover- famous  ‘World Heritage, with Curacao its attractive Architecture in vivid colors. I sighed at the page for a while looking the stunned colors and continued randomly the following pages and caught myself suddenly stirring on one page.  It was a yellow and black exposure page titled ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.  Looking at the black inked picture of Pirate ship I wondered how making myself comfortable in a sense now.  But no worries making it a sense, stumbled on this picture made me remember a colored painting I  somewhat exactly had in my Photo Doc to use. But kindly with same entourage effect.

Haitian Artist '60 Oil on Canvas

Haitian Art from ’60’s

This image I intended  to use creatively in a story, ( not with Pirate ship) mentioning the artist who made it, while further coupling it with messaging my actual Announcing Piece of Art Auction called ‘Integration’ and to get a meaningful two-sided stories and so navigate the viewers ultimately to my  So the abruptly caught up Pirate-ship painted in Black Ink in the Nights Curacao put my thoughts on a drive, inspired me in an impulse to take gas and continue the good idea and work on my announcing boat painting from this Haitian Artist in the 60’s. So from one thing comes the other when you need inspiration.

Paging further through the Informative Booklet I stumbled on Dolphins titled ‘Who kept the Dolphins out’.  I wondered how curious but I’d imagine they’re kind a hanging out somewhere else. But of course, again looking through the words, thoughts came around on visit again. This time on another Picture-Painting with a Dolphin I was to use while sitting here in living room.

Not with titled ‘ what’s for dinner’ but ‘Resurrected’ awareness with an appearing Purple kind of Dolphin in underwater scenery which was a dream. At first the title was ‘ Being watched’ but actually in metaphysical term this Dream Expression  has stronger sentence of sensing  everything  So this Dolphin caught an eye on a falling mask, thrown deep inside the water. It was like finally free of all that cluttered the mind and made imperfect.  This creature in the painting spotted also a bracelet (yellow) hanging around piece a coral. A real dream long time ago and since 2004 outlined in Painting and kept blinking on my Canvas. So this Dolphin took the Bracelet ( gemstone the Citrine) around its rostrum (beak) and as I remembered brought it to me. Of course I woke up instantly. I suppose the making sense of this dream was meant to continue with my Artist life,

With this usefully prompt awareness from times ago to this particular day with ‘Who let the Dolphins out’ showed wondrous lifting up the courage.  (Dolphin Academy is active since 2002)  Finally Dolphins are important guiding creatures and enormously friendly. They search your soul and make it a better place. Well by all means I hope it is. I’d enjoyed this precious encounter around  Creative Pictured outlet ‘Nights Curacao’ Booklet full of useful info’s and it gave me encouraging and surprising energy.  And all is well for future.

Asyla ten Holt