Alexandra Kool was born in The Hague in 1985. 12 years ago she moved to Amsterdam and felt right at home. She decided to start her own upholstery and called it Koolstof. After 3 years she decided that she wanted to use the skills of her hands to help people instead of furniture. That moment she went into college to become a Shiatsu therapist. Last year she became a mother of a little girl Evi. She loves being a mother and uses yoga and meditation to have some Alexandra time.
After years in corporate business in Marketing and PR, I didn’t feel the connection and passion with my job anymore. I decided to leave the corporate life and began the journey of my spiritual being. I have become much more aware. Not only have I discovered more of who I am but it also became clear what it is I want to do and what is really important to me.
Let’s start in the present, THE NOW, as that is her reality! Starting at Delight yoga brings her smiles and sparkles. These are some of her characteristics that she loves sharing with other yogis and yoginis – a smile for any situation.
During her university years, Claire always sensed that there was something more to life. After getting her law degree she traveled for 2 years, living in Rome and exploring 13 countries in Asia in search for the elusive thing she felt was missing.
One day Cloë woke up. She realized that she got so attached to a certain way of living that she had lost her way on the pursuit of her ‘personal legend’ (Palo Coelho, The Alchemist). Even though she was working in the music industry she always knew in her heart that helping others is what she is supposed to do on this earth and in this lifetime.
“All I needed was balance”, Deborah concludes for herself. “Working in the fashion industry, I was dedicated to meet peoples demand for perfection, including my own. To strive is a muscle, and mine got injured at one point. As the injury literally exposed in my body too (shin splints), I got in touch with an Osteopath and deepened my Yoga practice. This turned out to be the beginning of a beautiful path, I enjoy being on every day. Ok, no, in pure honesty, almost every day.”
Gratitude, every day again to have found my rest and myself in a state of being through yoga. While I was graduating I allowed myself, once a week, to reconnect with this feeling of being. Yoga planted the seed and by allowing this seed to grow, great things started to develop in my life. The practice of yoga guided me to the remembrance of what I had forgotten for a long time.
Coming from a spiritual background, with her mother being a Tai Chi instructor and her stepfather a Reiki master, yoga was quite the logical path to follow. But it took a while for her to discover this.
With Brazilian roots, a passionate heart and an adventurous soul, Isadora has found her home in Amsterdam. She is a woman of many talents.
Changed the game, that is what she did. Jody started to choose differently in all walks of life. Early June this year finding herself realizing after another black out it is time, time for a whole new and different approach. Something inside of her has shifted that specific moment for good.
Yoga came to Jolijn 10 years ago. She found peace and her true self by practicing asanas and pranayama. She went to India to study as a yoga teacher and there she was also charmed by the beauty of Ayurveda. She then decided to undertake the path to become an Ayurvedic massage therapist and practitioner.
While growing up in Amsterdam and later on working in the film and advertising industry, Julia often struggled with a feeling of being too sensitive and out of touch with herself and her surroundings. She tried to adapt and keep on going because she was holding on to an idea in her head of what life was supposed to be like. A shift came when she discovered yoga, meditation and shamanic healing methods, which helped her connect more deeply to her body and her true self.
Kim van Vliet is 29 years old, born in February which makes her a Aquarius girl. And as a Aquarius she has always been free of heart. Flying in the wind, joyfully playing within all the curvy roads of the world. She was born in Leiden and currently living in Amsterdam. But in between, she has lived everywhere and witnessed such beautiful places and inspiring people.
Malou got inspired by minimalism during her studies at Art school. She found its values not only in the artistic aspects, but above all woven into the fundamental lessons of life.
Manda's relationship with movement begin at the age of three... She used ballet and modern dance as a way to experiment and express herself as she traveled through her youth.
Marlot was born as youngest of three in Den Bosch in 1990. Ever since she can remember she followed her intuition.
On the brink of turning 25, Olga started to experience a lot of loneliness. This made her confused: she had lots of friends and family, so why did she feel so alone in this world? Looking for answers on an academic level gave her some insight. But the feeling of being alone didn’t exactly change...
Out of genuine interest in the unity of humankind and the way people create meaning to this life through their nature and culture, Pebbles has recently finished her study Cultural Anthropology in Amsterdam. Focusing mainly on religion, she will now continue her study by following a master’s degree in Spiritual Care. Even though having no clue where this study will take her, Pebbles is very excited to deepen her knowledge of theology and philosophy in this matter.
Meeting deadlines, working long hours and constantly pitching new ideas. As much as Ratna loved her challenging job as a marketing manager, she realized putting her work ahead of everything else wasn’t going to make her happy eventually. To boost her energy and find serenity she started doing yoga.
When Rosa was 20 years old she attended her first yoga class, which put her whole life in a new perspective. During her studies in psychology she felt chronically stressed, unfulfilled and confused about the path she had chosen. Her first steps on the spiritual path offered her a newfound desire to spread the principles and practice of yoga in the world.
Who am I? At a young age Royce knew his heart wish was to serve all beings. Struggling with how to implement this in every day life, he found that to truly help others, he first needed to listen to his own heart. Through experience Royce learned how easy it is to outrun yourself and ended up in a burnout in 2010.
Sarah Mead was born in Haarlem on a tropical summer day in late August 1989. She’s an Amsterdam based make up artist who’s always on the lookout for the sacred and beautiful things in life.
Sibel Özen was born in Amsterdam in 1993. She discovered the world of yoga while traveling around the world after high school, and it has played a big role in her life ever since.
Sigal loves it all; surfing, travel, studying, art, nature, singing, netflix, cute puppies, skateboarding and Yoga. This last specific love has inspired her to find some balance. Physically because her favourite sport, surfing, is very demanding and yoga turned out to be the perfect counterweight.
After working in the creative field for some years, Sophie felt it was time for something else. She booked a ticket to Portugal to learn more about ‘living with less’. After one year spending most of her time watching the process of nature, practising yoga and meditation, she realised this was something to hold on to. Delight Yoga could not cross her path at a better time when she returned back to the city. ‘Everything we are looking for is already there or coming our way, we just need to trust and keep our eyes open’.