Teachers

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Sjoerd Dragtsma & Royce Benda

About Sjoerd Dragtsma:

After flirting with yoga in his twenties, this time (2015) he was naturally and unavoidable drawn into the yogic fire.

The sacred Amazone ceremonies gave Sjoerd many glimpses about what it means to be a human being, to live with other beings and how we tend to keep ourselves small and ‘secure’. More insight and embodiment came when he underwent a 500-hour ‘Delight Yoga Teacher Training’ with Katiza Satya Ivulic and Kevin Sahaj in 2016-2018. Under their guidance, the real peeling of the layers of conditioning started. More trainings, self-discovery retreats, plant ceremony’s, Vipassana and Baghavad Gita study groups were a result of this deep urge of wanting to know the Truth of what we are. Sjoerd feels a deep gratitude for his teachers guiding him on this great discovery. He explains this inward-journey as a remembrance; something that was always there, but was forgotten for quite some time.

Sjoerd’s classes are modestly influenced by his parallel shamanic path and have an emphasis on the meditative and healing aspects of yoga. Stripping away any goals and expectations, and inviting you to just simply Be present. Giving space to whatever arises and start seeing things for what they really are. Sometimes he likes to use instruments during his classes as sound is a true ‘soul mover’ for him. 



About 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.
 

After the burnout, Michael Steinau introduced him into Being Orientation (Zijnsorientatie). It felt like coming home! Being Orientation, founded by Hans Knibbe, is a modern day approach to enlightened living. It is rooted in the valuable ancient knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism complemented with the best aspects of western psychology.

 

Michael became his teacher and introduced him to our Basic Goodness: an inexhaustible source of inner wealth, happiness, profound wisdom, love and clarity. Yantra Yoga and Yin Yoga complement his meditation practice and further deepen the insight that whatever is presented to you, it is perfect as it is.

 

Royce is delighted to meet you in one of our studios to hear about your stories, wisdom and insights. Whether you feel happy or angry, alone or full of bliss, you are welcome to share. It is his hope that Delight Yoga is a place where together, we remind ourselves of who we truly are.

 

Ultimately, the definition of bravery is not being afraid of yourself.

- Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Workshops

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Silent Sit Meditation: Sacred Sunday - Online

With Roland Jan van Mulligen & Inge Peters

13 December 2020

Take refuge in this day of rest.   The facilitators of the Silent Sit morning meditation gladly share a day of silence with you. This ‘Sacred Sunday’ will be offered every 2nd Sunday of the month, with 2 of our facilitators.

Online

€ 65

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