Jason has been on the yoga path for two decades now. His interest started with meditation when he was a teenager which led him to his own self created yoga practice at home. Not happy with what he found in books he decided to go to India and study at the source. There the real inward journey began. Knowing that not everyone is on a spiritual path, but everyone can benefit from yoga, he decided to create a space where yoga is made accessible for everyone. No dogma, just yoga. We are all free to find what we need from yoga whether its relief from stress or pain or just a way to ease your mind. Jason also offers Yoga Therapy and Inspirational Life Coaching. If you want to go further, all you need to do is ask. Otherwise, just enjoy the mat.
Gretchen has been in love with movement since she took her first dance class at the age of four. Since then she has been moving, experimenting, creating and teaching movement in many different forms. She received a diploma in Contemporary Dance from the North Carolina School of the Arts and a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While living in San Francisco she performed, choreographed and fell in love with yoga at the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, where she completed her Vinyasa teacher training.
Katrien received her yoga teacher certification in Vinyasa Yoga at Tranquil Space in Washington, DC, and she recently completed her second yoga teacher training at Yoga Garden in Amsterdam in Hatha Yoga. Yoga is Katrien’s passion. Since beginning her practice she sees many changes in her life, including a more positive outlook and more confidence in herself. Katriens style is meditative and relaxed. You will leave her class feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the day.
Suzanna started teaching yoga in 2009 in combination with sailing workshops in Greece, but her practice started a longtime before that. She started practicing yoga 20 years ago at the Iyengar Institute in Amsterdam and later she shifted more towards Therapeutic Stretching. Recently she finished her Yin teacher training as well. With these combinations her focus is on deep stretching combined with breathing to unblock physical imbalances. She enjoys giving lots of individual attention and corrections when needed. For her, Yoga is to be connected with yourself and others, to be open minded and not trapped in daily habits.
Fall down 7 times, stand up 8." This Japanese saying summarizes Serge’s philosophy of life and his approach to yoga. After 15 years of very diverse professional experiences (working in banking and the jewellery industry for instance) and 12 years of varied yoga practice all around the world (Bikram, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin…), Serge decided to start teaching yoga and sharing the many lessons learned on the winding road of life. He has dedicated himself to yoga getting many certifications and studying with renowned teachers along the way. His personal teaching style is fun, accessible for everyone and has his special French touch.
Claudia’s love for Yoga began 14 years ago when a good friend invited her to join a Yoga class. She experienced such a positive influence on her life and her work as a performer that she felt the desire to deepen, and share, her knowledge of the various forms of Yoga. She has since become certified in Vinyasa, Yin and Satyananda yoga and has studied all over the world, including India. Beside the technical aspect of yoga she encourages a mindful approach during her classes. To her, most of all, yoga is a journey inside, to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can understand what we already know and become the best versions of ourselves.
Aline has always loved travelling and sports. During her travels she got in touch with Yoga where she found quietness in herself and a way to truly relax. She then shifted her interest from a hectic life in tourism toward a more aware life including a conscious diet. When she read something about a yoga teaching training course she knew that this was clearly the next step to take. Her Hatha classes are approachable for everybody. You will find harmony and a down to earth atmosphere. Just try to connect with your body and enjoy your time with her.
Jo began practicing Vinyasa Yoga in 2008 to help create a sense of balance between her studying and professional life as an interior architect and product designer. After 8 years of practice she traveled to Goa, India to dive deeper into her practice and complete her teacher training as a Vinyasa instructor. Jo’s approach to Yoga takes on a modern twist as she incorporates her natural creativity with powerful movement. She motivates and empowers her students to reach their fullest selves.
Vaishnavi's journey into yoga started as a kid when she was 8 years old. Over time she realized that yoga is not just about performing asanas, but it is a way of life. She emphasizes on becoming more aware of body and mind and tries to structure her classes in a traditional way that involves preparatory stretches before moving into the final postures. She is an aspiring neuroscientist and takes interest in swadhyaya, “self-study”, which is very essential for yoga, as stated by Patanjali.
Sara first discovered yoga while traveling in Southeast Asia and India. Upon realizing how much lighter and healthier she felt, she decided yoga had to become a regular practice in her life. Almost getting a chronic injury from the desk job she had was what showed her that she needed a more dynamic way to spend her days. One of her greatest pleasures is to share yoga tips and tricks, and this is how she started sharing her yoga knowledge, with friends and family. Sara believes that practicing yoga is one of the best gifts you can give yourself, and that anyone can practice yoga. Her classes build up gently, step by step, so no matter what your level of experience is you can get the most out of your practice for your mind and body.
Olga is one of those people who was lucky enough to find their yoga path after being torn between work as a lawyer, family life, and personal hobbies and interests which were impossible to handle all together without stress. Through yoga she found help to face the stress of her hectic life but very soon it became her passion and true devotion. Olga is now a certified yoga teacher experienced in Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. She teaches in a balanced and motivational environment, introducing the practice and the postures with an aim to develop awareness of the body, the mind and the breath. Her main goal is to share the yoga benefits that she has experienced, in her modern western life, with others.
Sim started her first Vinyasa teacher training simply because she wanted to know more about yoga. After experiencing several different styles and workshops she really wanted to broaden her horizons. During this training she had to teach as well: something she didn't really want to do, but ended up liking it a lot! After that she went on to study Hatha yoga in India. Upon her return to Amsterdam so continued her study with yoga. She likes to teach now because she found it has been a very good way to get to know her own body, mind and spirit better. She teaches from the perspective that every body is different. One of her favorite quotes, from Bernie Clark, is "We don't use the body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into the body”.
Albert is our resident Masseur at our Aalsmeerweg location. With a background in Massage Therapy and Kinesiology, his professional and personal life are dedicated to sport, health and spirituality. He discovered Hypopressive techniques a few years ago as an alternative to abdominal training. In 2016 he followed a training course so he could share these techniques with his clients. His classes consist of a warm up including some energy activation exercises, core training and relaxation. He offers a structured training option specially appropriate for the pelvic floor, with focus on postural concepts and respiratory training.
Gladys emphasizes movement with precision in a safe and intelligent way. Movement has always been a part of her daily life. Gladys has a professional background in coaching, communications and oriental dance which contributes to her way of teaching. Each class ends with a body-mind exercise working on inner balance and mental relaxation. Her goal is to have students leave the class feeling relaxed and energized.
"My core values are passion, creativity and personal development. A healthy balance between body and mind is indispensable; your own balance is the foundation to be successful.”
Alice started to dance at the age of 3. It was always her dream to become a professional dancer. When she turned 18 she moved to Rome for a three year Dance Art Faculty education. After finishing her study and doing some performances in Italy she decided to come join us here in Amsterdam. Through her experience as a dancer she embraced Pilates and studied further to become a Pilates instructor as well. With her dance background she has even more experience to offer in regards to how the body works during movement. Her goal is to share this deep awareness of the body with her students to help them better improve their strength and posture.