Teachers

Get to know the people of Delight Yoga

Erica Jago & Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

About Erica

Combining storytelling, emotionally connected classes, visionary art and framed nature, her way of teaching inspires inner knowing, interconnectedness and spiritual care.
 

Erica's Yoga journey began in San Francisco in 2003 where she would practice during lunch hour while working in corporate. At the time Yoga Tree in the Castro District was "the school.” Over 100 yogis would attend classes with only an inch in-between mats. This intimidated Erica and almost prevented her from signing up for the 200 hr training until her parents told her: “GO! We see you suffering at your corporate job and all you talk about is Yoga - go find your higher purpose!” And so she did. 
 

Erica teaches Restorative Yoga; a luxurious practise that uses props, blocks, and bolsters to fully support you in postures held somewhere between 5 to 20 minutes, Kundalini & Mantra Meditation; a well-balanced flow of artful sequencing, breathing exercises (Pranayama), spinal strengthening (Kriyas), and Mantra Meditations (chanting) to facilitate an emotionally connected practice designed to reduce stress and spark creativity, Prenatal Vinyasa; with her own daughter born in 2018, she holds space and builds mental and spiritual confidence for mothers to be and Hatha; exploring a different spiritual theme each class and learning to flow through each physical and emotional challenge with awareness and understanding. 
 

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About Kristin

‘Wherever you go, there you are’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn. Kristin is the co-director of Delight Yoga. When her yoga journey began, it was like a piece of the puzzle was found. Yoga inspires Kristin in her everyday life, bringing her much joy and perspective.  She has taught yoga for many years, nationally and internationally, groups and private classes, workshops and retreats.
 

Kristin has explored different yoga styles, such as Ansusara, Iyengar, Vinyasa and Hatha, though always embracing the Ashtanga Vinyasa system in her self-practice and teachings. Her teaching style is focused on each student’s needs, alignment, breath and the practice of being in contact with one’s different aspects and surroundings. Kristin has studied under many great teachers.Guiding lights on her path are Lea Lalitha and Katiza Satya, to whom she is deeply grateful.
 

Kristin is a Clinical Psychologist, and applies mindfulness techniques and yoga in treatment. At the moment she works full-time as a clinical psychologist, also developing and researching a yoga program for patients with eating disorders. Kristin has worked in psychiatry and healthcare, and has also for several years worked with organizational psychology, group processes and facilitation. She has published on topics like the application MF and yoga in treatment of ED patients, and on group processes and teamwork.
 

Kristin co-founded Delight Yoga in 2008. Kristin regularly teaches workshops at Delight Yoga and yoga retreats around the world. 

 

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Workshops

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Introduction to Yoga Program

With Sido Wijga

25 August 2019

New to Yoga?  This Introduction to Yoga Program is the perfect way to begin (or reawaken) your yoga practice! We offer you a 2-hours’ introduction session and 5 beginners’ classes (within 30 days of your intro) for only 60 euro.

Amsterdam

€ 60

Ayurvedic Nutrition Course

With Liese van Dam

Starting on 20 September 2019

This Ayurvedic nutrition course is for those who want to know what Ayurvedic nutrition can mean for them in a modern Western life. Going deeply into the basics of classical Ayurvedic nutrition, this course translates ancient knowledge into whatever is needed here and now in the West.

Amsterdam

€ 990 € 891

Astanga Sadhana: A Practitioners' Program

With Claudia Pradella & Eva Ugolini

Starting on 21 September 2019

A practitioners’ program Exploring the depths of your yoga practice, according to the eight limbs of Astanga Yoga. This year long program is for the dedicated Astanga Yoga practitioners, already familiar with the traditional mysore-style of self practice and ready to expand the context of their yoga sadhana – spiritual practice.

Amsterdam

€ 1.995