• 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 Yoga Coaching. If you want to go further, all you need to do is ask. Otherwise, just enjoy the mat.
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.
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 energised. "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.”
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.
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.
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”.
Isabelle discovered yoga while working in the tough world of corporate law. What began as an escape from the fast-pace of London life soon became a daily discipline and then a career in its own right. After training at the Byron Yoga Centre in Australia, she taught in studios in Byron Bay and Melbourne, before moving back to her home city - Amsterdam. Her background in science and love of knowledge are reflected in her classes, which incorporate beneficial alignment, active breath and mindfulness. The focus is always on students getting the full benefits of a pose rather than making it through the poses as quickly as possible. Her passion is to make yoga, and meditation, accessible and enjoyable!
Carola fell in love with yin yoga after starting to practice a couple of years ago. After each lesson she experienced having a more open body and relaxed mind; exactly what she needed. Her curiosity brought her further to a yin teacher training, to learn exactly why it offers such exceptional results and how to embrace this practice into her busy life. Those elements are what Carola likes to share today in her classes. Not just teaching the poses, but also sharing more in depth information of yin and adding meditation techniques into the practice as well. All in a relaxed and approachable way. She also tries to make sure that you leave with techniques you can also use when you’re not on the mat.
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.
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.”
Kasia discovered yoga while working as a project manager in Amsterdam. She quickly got hooked, followed her first teacher training in Ashtanga in 2015 and started to share this beautiful practice with others herself. Coming to the mat every day is what brings her energy, grounds her and keeps her sane. It is also what helped her throughout her pregnancy, labor, and changes that came after. The impact of yoga on that life changing journey was so amazing that she decided to take Pregnancy yoga teacher training with Birthlight and HypnoBirthing Practitioner training with the HypnoBirthing™ Institute. Now she is sharing with others what gave her strength throughout that special time as well.
Mary has been practicing yoga for over thirty years. She moved to Amsterdam after living in New York City as a technologist, artist and single mother of two. She attributes her yoga practice to her sustained energy, flexibility, and fearless spirit. With a love of active sports and road warrior travel, she relied on yoga for stamina, balance, and restoration. Her classes integrate the physical alignment of vinyasa flow with Hatha / Iyengar based asana and a spirit of playfulness. Her goal is to have students step off the mat refreshed, nourished and balanced.
Magda is constantly studying many aspects of yoga as she keeps being amazed by the impact yoga can have on one’s life. Her inspiration comes also from Ayurveda, as it gave her more understanding of how every body is different and needs a different practice. Even more so it shows how you may need something today that you didn’t need yesterday. It helps her to really see her students and give them personal attention according to their own needs. Ayurveda reminds us also how deeply we are connected with nature, her other love. In her class she will invite you to, first and foremost, feel your body, understand what your body is trying to tell you, and accept that.
With Polish - Indian background, originally from Warsaw, Ania is currently based in Amsterdam where she is involved in biomedical research. Yoga is part of her daily routine and a way of life. She received her teacher training certification in ashtanga vinyasa yoga in India. Following this, she continued her training, focusing on creative sequencing. In her teaching approach she combines contemporary western knowledge with traditional approach to yoga. Her classes are challenging, but accessible to all levels and focused on helping the students to reach their fullest potential.
Since her childhood her passion was dancing, trying different sports and always being in a state of movement. For her the human body was a field that should be discovered physically and mentally which led to her also practising Pilates for twenty years. She met yoga in 2002 and after trying many different styles she found balance and happiness in her practice with Ashtanga yoga. She completed her Ashtanga Teacher Training in 2018 and will complete a more Comprehensive Mysore Teacher Training In April 2019. She's so grateful to her flowing practice everyday and is happy to be sharing it with others.
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.
Yoga came to her path in 2008. First, she was drawn to the physical practice itself but that was immediately followed by a deeper interest in the healing aspects of yoga. After having a practice for many years she decided to take a teacher training course in vinyasa yoga. She loves to combine the classic asanas in easy slow flows to come into a moving meditation. Her flows contain long fluid lines with a strong focus on breath and how to combine strength with letting go. Paulien also studied at Birthlight and completed a course specialising in guiding pregnant ladies along the wonderful path of pregnancy and child birth. These classes contain a mix of slow flow, birth preparation and fun. Come and experience the benefits of yoga during your pregnancy with her.