Yoga hosts

Meet the people who welcome you in the studios

Delight Yoga Staff - Alexandra Kool

Alexandra Kool

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Belle de la Croix

Belle de la Croix

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Claire Hermans

Claire Hermans

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Djinn Zijp

Djinn Zijp

From studying fashion design, having the ‘hamster wheel office job’, then cycling from Amsterdam to Sri Lanka the only thing Djinn could always go back to is Yoga. Now she knows Yoga is her home base.

Delight Yoga Staff - Ellemiek Mäkelburg

Ellemiek Mäkelburg

A children’s workshop yoga, that’s where it all started. At the age of 13 Ellemiek attended a yogaclass where she did her first asana’s and learned the colors of the seven chakras. Even though she didn’t realize what she was actually doing at the moment she knew she found a feeling of peace and joy.  

Delight Yoga Staff - Ellemijn Nonkes

Ellemijn Nonkes

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Gaia Slotboom

Gaia Slotboom

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Isadora Caporali

Isadora Caporali

With Brazilian roots, a passionate heart and an adventurous soul, Isadora has found her home in Amsterdam. She is a woman of many talents.

Delight Yoga Staff - Jody Uffels

Jody Uffels

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Joo Hee Heidebrink

Joo Hee Heidebrink

From a young age she felt a sense of wonder about the human experience in this curious place called “earth”. She studied social sciences and travelled the globe, but it was wisdom in yoga that helped her to make sense of life.

Delight Yoga Staff - Liza Linssen

Liza Linssen

Liza has been working in the corporate field, but always felt a bit restless and unfulfilled in the life she was actually living. After going through a very difficult time, she had the feeling that there was more to life and started to deepen her own yoga practice.

Delight Yoga Staff - Loulou Machinè

Loulou Machinè

In this lifetime Loulou has travelled 30 springs around the sun. She is a born and raised city girl from Amsterdam with a green heart and great love for nature. As a real foodie, Loulou loves to cook and explore new hotspots where they serve colorful and vegan food.

Delight Yoga Staff - Malou Tan

Malou Tan

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Manda Oleary

Manda Oleary

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Marlot van Laren

Marlot van Laren

Marlot was born as youngest of three in Den Bosch in 1990. Ever since she can remember she followed her intuition.

Delight Yoga Staff - Olga Derks

Olga Derks

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...

Delight Yoga Staff - Ratna Adam

Ratna Adam

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Rosa Gunneman

Rosa Gunneman

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Royce Benda

Royce Benda

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.