Get to know the people of Delight Yoga
Ira Hardjosusono & Elke Brouwers
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.
Elke is a musician and devoted yoga practitioner. She has been singing from a young age. Music always showed her the door within.
Via Hatha Yoga Elke met her teacher and guide Katiza Satya in 2007. After practising Tai Chi for years, Yoga allowed her to turn inwards even more. Inspired by Yoga, she came in contact with Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga by Katiza Satya and Claudia Pradella. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga provided a solid foundation for her practice. After giving birth to her two children her body asked for a softer approach. Kevin Sahaj guided her into Healing Yoga and Yantra Yoga. She deepened her practice through classes and retreats including The Heart (Delight Advanced studies) and a study of mindfulness. She has received teachings from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Namkai Norbu Rimpoche, Amma and Lama Tsulstrim Allione. She studied the practice of ‘Feeding Your Demons’with Lama Tsultrim Allione.
Satya encouraged her to open her heart by singing. Her first encounter with the singing of mantras was with Anand Nigam during an Ashtanga retreat on Bali in 2009. This felt like coming home. Over the years singing became her Sadhana. Sahaj motivated her to open herself to the Bhakti Yoga. She is inspired by Jahnavi Harrison, Kirtana, Krishna Das and Bada Hari Das. Elke sings mantras and writes songs from the heart. When Elke sings her voice invites you to turn within, to light your torch and light all places in your body which need to be touched.
“The first thing we did when we entered this world is we opened our mouth and we took a breath of this air. And when we let this air out we let out a sound, a cry, our voice that was set out. Your voice, that sound, that vibration went out and introduced you to all of nature, all of this world, as well as all the way into the universe. Announcing, you are here in this world. That established your voice”. Mona Polacca