Teachers

Get to know the people of Delight Yoga

Michiel Kaemingk & Irene Sportel

Yin

Michiel Kaemingk

Michiel (1979) changed his working career in 2003 when he discovered the art of massage. He followed intense trainings in Deep-Tissue massage and soon realised this was his path. Working with people on a deeper level with the healing power of touch was the way to go for him. After giving up his job in recruitment consultancy, he started his own massage company. Many study trips to Asia, America and within Europe followed, through which he gained experience in Deep-Tissue, Thai Yoga, Shiatsu & Chinese medicine, Sports and Chair massage.

After being introduced to yoga Michiel engaged in its study by taking the Vinyasa Flow (Hatha based) teacher training in the US with Frog Lotus Yoga. After that he trained with Paul & Suzee Grilley to become a Yin Yoga Teacher. Besides, he has participated in workshops and trainings with many special teachers such as Shiva Rea, Simon Park, John Friend & Desi Springer, Anat Geiger, José de Groot, Gayle Olson and Wade Gotwals.

Michiel: “With every teacher you will pick up something that resonates with what you need at that given moment in time.”

Technique, breathwork, alignment, mindfulness and flow are important aspects of Michiel’s teaching.
 

Irene Sportel

After having finished her Medical degree, Irene (1985) worked as a doctor for a couple of years. As she felt she was bumping into the boundaries of Western Medicine, Irene quit job in 2013 and traveled to Byron Bay Australia for a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Rachel Zinman. She met herself on a deeper level and re-discovered her passions: healing and music!  Back in Amsterdam she started working as a yoga teacher. In 2015 she did a Yin Teacher Training with Jose de Groot and started teaching Yin Yoga with great enthusiasm. Through Jose Antonio Manchado she learned to practice Tibetan Energetic Healing (Shin-do) in 2014, in which she found the depth and simplicity she was looking for in healing. In private sessions she now helps others to find and heal the emotional cause of disease. Irene also organises mantra concerts, mantra singing circles, yoga and music retreats and Yin in Concert workshops. 

 

Her yoga classes are a fusion of her passions: Yin and/or Vinyasa Yoga, healing and live music. Everything Irene shares comes straight from her heart and is there to help you drop down from the mind into the heart. To remember your true nature. To embrace yourself as you are and as you feel. Her classes are taught in a safe, simple and clear way, so you can completely focus on your inner experience. And when you lay yourself down for Savasana, Irene shares some live mantra music!

 

For more information about her work, you can visit www.irenesportel.com

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The Path of Astanga Yoga

With Claudia Pradella & Eva Ugolini

Starting on 16 December 2017

An In-depth study of Primary Series in its traditional method as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore.   Through the direct experience of teachers who have been part of this Astanga Vinyasa lineage for a long time, you will be guided through the deeper experience of this unique system based on a one-to-one approach

Amsterdam

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