• Meet Our Teachers •
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 Personal Life 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.
Indian music and philosophy sparked his passion and interest into the world of yoga before Tobias had even set foot on a yoga mat. After having lived in many different countries, it was in Amsterdam where he started to follow the path of yoga with dedication and devotion. A few career changes and life crises later, he then started a teacher training and deeply fell in love with the transformative power of yoga. Being a singer-songwriter off the mat, Tobias takes you on a musical journey and makes you smile through well aligned postures and breath flowing sequences with some occasional jokes.
Gladys emphasizes movement with precision in a safe and intelligent way. Movement has always been a part of her daily life. Though she has a professional background in coaching, communications and change management, her two decades of experience as an oriental dancer and teacher contribute to her style of teaching. She is a certified yoga and pilates teacher and in her classes she creates an environment in which students can move mindfully while increasing awareness of their body and mind. 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.”
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.”
Arben first met yoga at the age of 12 at a kids summer camp. Both curious and shy, it took another 12 years for them to meet again. After studying and practicing yoga online for 2 years, he suddenly decided to quit his work and go to Mexico for a Sivananda Yoga teacher training in 2018. They fell in love and have been exploring each other ever since through dedicated practice and study. He teaches traditional Hatha, Sivananda, Vinyasa and has a passion for Astanga and Yin yoga too. For him yoga is about connecting and exploring the relationship with your breath, energy, body, mind, and spirit. And that's what you get to experience in his classes. Come experience some jungle nomad love.
Ashwini discovered yoga at a very young age during her school days in India and immediately fell in love with it. She built her initial practice by doing yoga and meditation at a temple located in a peaceful hamlet in Southern India. She has practiced Yoga in several different styles in India, USA, and the Netherlands before deciding to go on a Yogic pilgrimage to Mysore, India to learn the traditional form of Vinyasa Yoga. Her classes incorporate a combination of Asanas, Pranayama, and Meditation with safe & proper alignments, preparations, and props for students. Her classes are well suited for both seasoned practitioners who are looking for fast-paced flows, as well as for beginners looking for a solid foundation. Ashwini’s teaching is aimed at creating an awareness that Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who we truly are. She is also passionate about Yoga philosophy, Reiki, and Ayurveda.
Fernanda is a professional dancer who has delved into different techniques of training as the core of her artistic practice, and her daily life. After experiencing a severe back injury five years ago she had to reconsider her approach to movement from a more holistic and sustainable point of view. Yoga, pilates, gyrotonics, and somatic practices became fundamental to her approach to movement. Fernanda’s class takes from all of these different teachings and aims to reset the body into new, well thought, released, available patterns that allow for joy, articulation, space, strength, and pleasure in the body.
Dorota fell in love with yoga a few years ago after experiencing firsthand the benefits of maintaining a regular practice. She followed her first teacher training to better understand why yoga had such a powerful effect on her life, and to be able to share that experience with others. She finds that it helps her to keep a better sense of balance, take care of her body and mind, develop self-awareness and reduce stress and that yoga can bring so much more than physical benefits. In her mindful Yin Yoga classes, you are invited to leave your ambitions outside the door, move inwards, recognise your boundaries, let them go, and reach a deeper sense of relaxation.
For Merdan, yoga is like a best friend, always there by his side, giving him support, strength and answers to his own questions about life and bringing him closer to himself. As a former biologist and current choreographer and masseur, in yoga everything comes together for him. Working with the body and learning through direct experience about oneself, choreographing and moving through a sequence of postures, refining the body and mind more and more until finally moving beyond it; into stillness and peace. He is inspired to share his passion for yoga, to empower others on their way to find a deep sense of peace, connection and joy within themselves, which is always available for free. The focus in his classes are breath, intention, and alignment. 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.
Lola discovered yoga during her world trip in 2018. After a long battle with health issues, yoga brought back her confidence in both her body and mind. Ever since, she has explored how mindfulness and yoga can help create self-awareness, peace of mind, and resiliency. In 2020 she completed her yoga teacher training with Jason at YouCanYoga. Now she is ready to share the energetic and transformational power of yoga and to bring it to life for everyone to explore with her.
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."
Tanvi has been a yogi from a very young age and has practiced Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Sivananda & Shri Yogendra Yoga (The Yoga Institute, Mumbai) where she was trained. Her classes are a combination of these practices with a strong focus on alignment, breath, self awareness, self-reliance and ways to incorporate yogic techniques in everyday life. Tanvi was a working professional when she hit stagnation in her personal growth, deteriorating physically, emotionally, socially & mentally. A disciplined approach to her yoga practice had a positive impact on her health, made her self-reliant & aware of her actions and her practice helps her continue to grow and stay grounded. This is what she wishes to share with you.
Blanda took her first yoga class in 2010. Since then she's been practicing on a regular basis and travelled has to Norway, Bali and India for retreats. In 2020 she finally decided to go the foothills of the Himalayas in India to take a yoga teacher training. That's when her journey as a yoga teacher really began. She taught Vinyasa and Yin classes in Australia before the pandemic hit and then travelled back home to Amsterdam to continue teaching here. "Yoga has always been a way of reminding myself of what really matters. Yoga helps me bring the focus back to my thoughts, remembering that positive thoughts can bring positive outcomes". She encourages her students to become more aware of mindful thinking through movement and breath, bringing the focus back to the center of the mind.
Morgane always felt an affinity with eastern culture and philosophy. Thanks to her parents she was surrounded with Buddhistic art growing up and the first thing she heard after being born was the "Ohm Mani Padme Hum" mantra. Five years ago she felt drawn to start a regular yoga and meditation practice. The benefits of both were astonishing to her. Her life quality was so drastically improved, she knew she had to share this wisdom. Morgane believes that unhelpful, limiting or even damaging habits, patterns and beliefs can be in the way of healing. Through yoga and mindfulness we can overcome these and activate the natural healing abilities of the body. It is her passion, pleasure and honour to be able to share these powerful tools and help others on their path to achieve optimal health as well as inner peace and happiness."