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Anouk Neijsen

Astanga Led

Anouk started her yoga path in 2008. While working in a highly stressful environment as a fashion buyer, she turned to yoga to find peace of mind. After trying several styles of yoga she was first introduced to Astanga yoga in 2010, while on a yoga retreat in Italy. It was love at first sight. This physically challenging practice combined with a strong focus on the breath gave her a tool to connect with herself in ways she had never experienced before. Soon afterwards she left her job and went to Thailand where she met Paul Dallaghan who introduced her to the mysore style of practice and to pranayama. Upon return in Amsterdam she started a daily mysore practice with Claudia Pradella and Madina Tanekeyeva at Astanga yoga school Amsterdam. This became the foundation for her life.

Out of a hunger to learn more about yogic philosophy and lifestyle and a desire to deepen her practice she joined the 200 hrs Astanga yoga intensive training with Claudia Pradella and Janneke Verburg in 2012. This training marked the beginning of many changes in her life. She became very interested in detoxing and plant-based nutrition and decided to deepen her knowledge by first studying Holistic nutrition at Civas and later on Raw food cuisine at Matthew Kenney culinary in LA.

In 2012 she was also introduced to Lino Miele with whom she immediately felt a strong connection because of his personal approach, Italian temperament and love for Astanga yoga as it was taught traditionally by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She started following him in his workshops and retreats in Italy and India. To this day he still is her main teacher and a great source of inspiration both for her practice and teaching.

Astanga yoga helps Anouk to daily connect and stay truthful to herself but also to face her fears, challenge herself and open up to the unknown. In her classes these qualities are very important and she wishes to inspire her students in this way to follow their own path.

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All workshops

The Essentials of Yoga : Pre Teacher Training (50 hrs)

With Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

Starting on 06 April 2019

This training is fully booked! To join the waiting list, please send an e-mail to academy@delightyoga.nl. Thank you!   This program is designed to prepare you for the experience of the Basic Teacher Training Intensive Retreat. Guided by Satya and Sahaj over a period of 7 days (50 hours), you will get a solid foundation from which to continue your practice in preparation for the Basic Training.


€ 515

Prenatal Yoga Foundation Training

With Madina Tanekeyeva

Starting on 15 June 2019

We love seeing yoga being recommended by healthcare professionals during pregnancy. This is why you most probably had expectant moms as students in your classes too!


€ 320

Finding Stillness: Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Training

With Marije Paternotte

Starting on 28 August 2019

A 35-hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training.   This training is for yoga teachers who wish to offer the yin yoga practice as a doorway into Mindfulness Meditation and Buddhist practices. The training will be offered in the form of a retreat.


€ 545