• Meet Our Teachers •
Jason has been on the yoga path for 25 years 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. He lived on an ashram in the south of India and 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 the mind. Jason also offers Personal Yoga Coaching. If you want to go further, all you need to do is ask. Otherwise, just enjoy the mat. More about Jason >>
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 her focus more towards deep therapeutic stretching. She is a Yin, Mindfulness and Hatha teacher. 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 your inner self, others and nature, to be open minded and not trapped in daily habits.
Erika is a certified yoga, pilates and mindfulness teacher. She has been passionate about mind-body awareness practices ever since her first pilates class as a young teen. The combination of yoga, pilates and meditation has been healing and transformative physically, mentally, and emotionally for her. Inspired to share these benefits with others, she spent half a year in India and Southeast Asia to study and train in yoga and meditation and completed her comprehensive Pilates teacher training in California. “In my teaching, I aim to create a space where students can experience mindful movement and intentional stillness while cultivating awareness, strength, balance, curiosity, and appreciation. I hope students will leave class smiling, energized, and inspired by a deep connection to the body and soul.”
For Merdan, yoga is like a best friend, always there by his side, helping him to stay centered and healthy, giving him support, strength and the knowledge that all is already there. That he is enough. As a former biologist and current choreographer and masseur, in yoga it all comes together for him: working with the body and learning through direct experience about oneself. He feels inspired to share his passion for yoga with you on your journey towards well-being. With a focus on breath and alignment, you can expect a blend of dynamic postures with a more intense flow and steady postures, taking time to sink in. The whole practice becomes a meditation in movement, ending in the final relaxation posture, where you can let go completely.
Sabrina started her yoga journey when she moved to Amsterdam in 2011. Initially, yoga was only a physical workout, however, soon she started to realize that it gave her so much more than that: a quiet mind and more contentment in her life. She soon fell in love with Ashtanga and went on to complete a Vinyasa teacher training. Being so happy to share this beautiful practice with others, makes every class she teaches a gift to herself. During her classes she aims to pass on to her students what she receives from her personal yoga practice: a quiet and peaceful state of mind. She aims to create a warm atmosphere during her class, supported by relaxing music. Once in a while she shares some anecdotes about her practice but most importantly, she tries to give the students as much personal attention as they need.
Daniel started practicing hot yoga in 2016 and completed his first teacher training with us at You Can Yoga in 2021. He specializes in Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin and uses yoga to bring himself back into the here and now. This helps him to reevaluate his intentions with his actions. A much needed practice next to his job as a performer and costume designer. His classes have an open minded and non dogmatic approach. Leaving plenty of room for students to understand their own unique bodies and minds. Through the asana practice Daniel trains students to become stronger, well balanced, and more focused. In meditation he encourages everyone to connect to their intentions and create a healthy mind-body connection.
Dorien fell in love with yoga in 2012 and has explored different styles ever since. She began her teaching journey attending a Yin teacher training her in Amsterdam in 2016. Then she traveled to India in 2018 to study Yin and Yang Yoga, as well as the meridians and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Most recently she completed her training in Pregnancy Yoga and Mindful Kids Yoga. Next to her personal yoga practice she has a regular meditation practice and she likes to take this to her students, creating a very mindful approach in her classes. "The practice of yoga gives me a sense of coming home, which is the best feeling there is! In my perspective, yoga gives us the opportunity to celebrate life and being alive, from the inside out. It is my humble mission to reconnect people to themselves. My classes are all about the finding (and respecting) of boundaries, activation of energy and deeper relaxation."
Agata is a certified Ayurvedic therapist, Sound therapist and Medicine Woman. She discovered her passion for music and voice when she was just four years old, but started her personal journey while training and studying with shamans from 2017. She completed both her shamanic and Ayurvedic studies in 2021 and has since also become a certified sound practitioner. Combining all three areas of her studies in her life's work she offers Ayurvedic treatments, sound baths and ceremonies. Agata guides her sound ceremonies through the use of rare instruments as well as her voice with singing and chanting. This creates a very personal experience ensuring each session's unique atmosphere and ambiance.
Kasandra is both a yoga teacher and yoga therapist. She uses a functional approach too yoga to make this rich practice accessible for everyone, especially for those suffering from chronic pain and/or restricted movement either due to autoimmune conditions or injury. Living with chronic Lyme has inspired her to adapt different styles of yoga joined with myofascial release
techniques to deal with muscle aches, joint stiffness and inflammation, as well as anxiety. Kasandra is passionate about the therapeutic power of yoga and myofascial release and her mission is to help her students achieve the healthiest and happiest version of themselves.