Get to know the people of Delight Yoga
Adela Serrano & Ira Hardjosusono
About Adela Serrano
Adela, originally from Spain, has lived in different cities since 2000. Her Yoga journey started in New York while she was facing a major change in her life; motherhood. Practicing Yoga helped her to feel more at home with herself and her changing circumstances.
She felt inspired to teach thanks to one of her first teachers in New York, Jenny Aurthur who as she says: "Literally pulled out the best of me and helped me in my journey." Maty Ezraty and Carrie Owerko were great sources of inspiration in her New York years. Once in Amsterdam, she became a certified Iyengar teacher with the help of Barbara Queirolo, Kristien Van Reusel and Rembert Petrus. On top of that, she likes to call her life, her family, relationships and her students her true teachers.
Her classes follow the Iyengar tradition with a safe, compassionate and skilful approach. Extensive anatomy knowledge makes her teaching style very safe but also challenging for all levels. According to the old Yoga teachings, her classes bring attention to the poses and movements/actions as a way to access a more refined body and mind awareness. She also specializes in injury prevention and injury recovery. "I like to demystify complex concepts to make the practice of Yoga applicable to everyday life, I am a devoted student and practitioner and I bring my all in every class I teach. I have been honoured to be able to teach at Delight yoga almost since they started, and you can find me in their studios for classes and workshops in Amsterdam and in Den Haag."
"It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity". B.K.S. Iyengar
Follow her on Instagram: @adelaserranoyoga
About Ira Hardjosusono
Ira’s yoga classes are moved from simplicity and joy. The only practice is to purify the body, energy and mind all the way.
Via traditional Hatha Yoga Ira met her teacher and guide Katiza Satya in 2005. Inspired and always listening to the movement of the moment she came in contact with Astanga Vinyasa Yoga, which provided a solid foundation for deepening of her practice through intensives and retreats, including Delight Sva-Dharma Teacher Training / The Body, The Mind and The Heart (all three levels of Delight Advanced studies), Vipassana meditation and Healing Yoga.
In deep trust Ira allowed her curiosity to lead her organically in the direction of meditation and Buddhism. She has received direct and indirect teachings of teachers and masters, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Ida Resi Alit, Namkai Norbu Rimpoche, Tenzin Wangyal Rimpoche, Dokt. Nida, Thich Nhat Hanh, BKS Iyengar, Tsulstrim Allione, and is moved in all ways trough a direct living relation with Satya Katiza Ivulic and Sahaj Wood.
Ira is a teacher at Delight Yoga. She is a registered RYT / Yoga Alliance Teacher and deeply devoted to the never-ending study of Yoga and Meditation in their many forms. From an open mind, she is able to share diverse practice in Hatha/, Healing, Mantra and /Meditation classes, Women's Circles and loves direct heart to heart sessions in Privates/ Guidance.
Ira inspires her students to move from the breath, with heart and soul In truth, simplicity and love. A constant invitation to remember who we are, in every posture, in every situation of life, let our practice be practical and simple again and again.