Yoga teachers

Meet the teachers, their background stories, motivation and experience

Delight Yoga Staff - Aafke van Sprundel

Aafke van Sprundel

HathaMeditation

Aafke studied communications and cultural anthropology at the Free University in Amsterdam and specialised in religion and symbolism. She is a yoga practitioner since 2005 and teaches yoga since 2008. She also intensely practiced buddhism for a while and is embarking on a journey in Taoism.

Delight Yoga Staff - Adela Serrano

Adela Serrano

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics

A former economist and banker, Adela discovered the power of Yoga in 2006 when she was living in New York City. She obtained the 500 hrs (Registered Yoga Teacher) certification by the Yoga Alliance through the Yoga Works Teacher Training program in New York.

Delight Yoga Staff - Agnes Vissering

Agnes Vissering

Astanga LedMysore ProgramHathaVinyasa,  Restorative

Agnes discovered yoga in 2000 in Bali. Continuing her travels through India and Scandinavia, yoga became her lifelong path. She went back to India many times to deepen her practice and eventually to teach.

Delight Yoga Staff - Alejandra Kemna

Alejandra Kemna

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics

Alejandra sees yoga as a tool for life. To stay in balance, as a mom with two kids, yoga connects her to her inner strength and spirit. She is both Chilean and Dutch and has been teaching yoga for over 10 years.

Delight Yoga Staff - Amanda Dries

Amanda Dries

Ayurveda

Amanda is from Wales in the UK. She worked for many years in sales, then as a purser for two main airlines, experiencing different cultures. After meeting her Dutch husband she moved to Holland and had three children. Over the last 14 years, she has taken on various studies for health. From 2010-2015 she studied at the Academy of Ayurvedic Studies to become an Ayurvedic practitioner.

Delight Yoga Staff - Anna Scott Miller

Anna Scott Miller

Astanga LedHathaVinyasaYoga Basics

Always attracted to people and the possibilities of the physical body, Anna first started to study Physical Education to become a PE teacher. She started teaching gymnastics in her teens and after college PE.

Delight Yoga Staff - Anne Vida Ikeda

Anne Vida Ikeda

HathaVinyasaYin,  Yin Yang,  Mindfulness

Anne began practicing yoga to gain physical flexibility and to relieve stress caused by her hectic professional life back home in Montreal (Canada).

Delight Yoga Staff - Anne Roffel

Anne Roffel

HathaYinYoga Basics

She always wanted to move and did various forms of sports. Her first yoga class she followed in her twenties, she was immediately intrigued by the effect of yoga on her body and on her emotional wellbeing.

Delight Yoga Staff - Annelied Mock

Annelied Mock

HathaMeditation,  Pranayama,  Restorative

Annelied started Vipassana meditation in Thailand many years ago, which answered to a deep desire. Since she has passionately focused on meditation and yoga and the two paths have come together.

Delight Yoga Staff - Anouk Neijsen

Anouk Neijsen

Astanga Led

Anouk started her yoga path in 2008. While working in a highly stressful environment as a fashion buyer, she turned to yoga to find peace of mind. After trying several styles of yoga she was first introduced to Astanga yoga in 2010, while on a yoga retreat in Italy. It was love at first sight.

Delight Yoga Staff - Antar Khirad

Antar Khirad

Hatha

Antar Khirad ('Inner Wisdom') got his Sanyas in 1996 at the community of 'Osho', enlightened Master in Pune. Born in the northern part of India in a Shatriya family, he was raised with 'Sanatan Dharma' (Eternal Religion). Through the journey of life he has been with different mystics and masters, and lived in several communes and ashrams.

Delight Yoga Staff - Arianne de Vos Burchart

Arianne de Vos Burchart

HathaYin,  Yin Yang,  Restorative

Arianne is fascinated by the healing language of our body/mind. Our ultimate communication source for spatial poetry, and yet the best thermometer of the self. Her classes are best described as luscious, caring yin with a hint of free flow in her more dynamic sessions.

Delight Yoga Staff - Asha Hossain

Asha Hossain

HathaVinyasaYinYoga Basics

After working in retail and recruitment for many years, Asha came in contact with her Self through yoga practice. Yoga created awareness, which she applies in every aspect of her life.

Delight Yoga Staff - Avi Adir & Arianne

Avi Adir & Arianne

About Avi Avi Adir, a Singer and Multi instrumentalist, internationally acclaimed independent artist and performer, originally from Israel. Avi is traveling the world and sharing a flow of tantric deep meditative music, using his unique and powerful voice and a variety of instruments, like the Indian Bansuri, Armenian Duduk, Greek Bouzouki, Japanese Shakuhachi, Egyptian Ney, Silver Flute and the Native American flute.

Delight Yoga Staff - Beatrice Savaris

Beatrice Savaris

VinyasaPrenatal Yoga

Born in Germany but raised in Italy, Beatrice comes from a design and communication background; creativity and curiosity have always been her life motives. She met yoga in a period of massive changes, finding herself again as she grounded into the yoga mat.

Delight Yoga Staff - Berry Lusink

Berry Lusink

Astanga LedHathaVinyasa

‘It feels like magic what a yoga session can do for you‘. Berry has been practicing yoga since 2001. The art of living yoga has given her more and more depth.

Delight Yoga Staff - Brenda van der Toorn

Brenda van der Toorn

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics

Brenda first got in touch with yoga when she was 18. In the beginning, she was mainly interested in the physical aspect of the practice. But slowly she started to become more conscious of the effect yoga had on her.

Delight Yoga Staff - Chantal Soeters

Chantal Soeters

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics,  Restorative,  Mindfulness

"Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment is a miracle." – Thich Nhat Hanh. Chantal Soeters is an Anusara-inspired yoga teacher from Amsterdam. Anusara yoga is a vigorous Hatha yoga system developed by John Friend, combining a positive life approach, biomechanical principles and a close community. 

Delight Yoga Staff - Charlotte Simons

Charlotte Simons

VinyasaYin,  Yin Yang

During her travels in South-America in 2008, Charlotte was introduced to buddism, where it immediately impressed her with its wisdom. Soon after, she started to practice yoga regularly and experienced the benefits of yoga herself.

Delight Yoga Staff - Chiara Vegt

Chiara Vegt

HathaVinyasa

Whilst yoga was all around when Chiara was younger, her mum teached and practiced yoga, she wasn’t attracted to it at all. She thought of it like kind of Goofy, while at the same time she loved to turn the pages of her mums’ yoga books and just stare at the exotic postures and people. However, the seeds where planted then. The moment Chiara became a mum herself, her direct  go-to was yoga. She started building her own practice using the old books of her mum, mostly to stay in contact to whatever happened in her body at that time. When Chiara's son was born in 2011 she worked at a office in The Hague, and about one year later she decided to quit her job and to deepen herself in the study of yoga and nutrition. She completed her Hatha Teacher Training and nutritional studies one year later and from then everything just fell into place. She was given the change to start teaching right away and from there it just went on.  Chiara is inspired by all the students she meets, and by all the teachers with whom she can join classes. Inspiration is quite everywhere, in everyone’s own path and own body. And this is exactly what she loves to spread during classes. Be grateful, inspired, energized, relaxed; all by yourself. Everything is there, and yoga is a (perfect) way to bring it all out.

Delight Yoga Staff - Claire Hesp

Claire Hesp

Vinyasa,  Restorative

Claire has been teaching dance and performing since 2004, whilst traveling the world, learning from great teachers and cultures along the way. Her path to yoga evolved around the same time, as she noticed how much yoga helped her - not only on a physical level but also mentally even more so.

Delight Yoga Staff - Claudia Pradella

Claudia Pradella

Mysore Program

Claudia studied a variety of disciplines from personal coaching, to massage and dance therapy, but her affinity and interest in Eastern philosophy, reinforced by several journeys through Asia, led her to a deeper connection to the Yoga tradition.

Delight Yoga Staff - Coen Van der Kroon

Coen Van der Kroon

Ayurveda

Coen van der Kroon was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 1962. He has an academic background in Greek and Latin Languages and Culture. His MA thesis was on ancient Greek gynecology with a comparison between Hippocratic and Ayurvedic Medicine. This was the start of his interest in and study of ayurveda.

Delight Yoga Staff - Dana Marshall

Dana Marshall

YinMeditation,  Mindfulness

Dana Marshall (Brooklyn, New York 1962) teaches mindfulness and yin yoga. Dana is known for her heartfelt way of teaching and applies it to daily life. She creates an atmosphere of warmth and kindness in her classes which encourages students to relax into their bodies and minds.

Delight Yoga Staff - Daphne Luttger

Daphne Luttger

Astanga LedYin

Daphne’s search in the outside world has brought her to her inner world. In 2008 she decided to take the Astanga Yoga Teacher Training with Johan Noorloos and Marcel van de Vis Heil.

Delight Yoga Staff - Dieke Bikker

Dieke Bikker

HathaYinMeditation,  Restorative

Exploring the body on the physical and the non physical (energetic & spiritual) levels has inspired and fascinated Dieke ever since she can remember. She became a movement therapist, practiced partner acrobatics and movement theatre.

Delight Yoga Staff - Dylan Hendrix

Dylan Hendrix

Mysore Program

Since a young age, Dylan has always been fascinated with life’s great questions. This has led him on an interesting journey of deepening his understanding of human behaviour and spirituality through studying various spiritual texts and seeking out guidance from various teachers.

Delight Yoga Staff - Ellen Paalman

Ellen Paalman

Astanga LedVinyasa

Ellen Paalman is a certified Ashtanga Yoga instructor and dedicated yogi with a deep interest in yoga postures and their mechanics. As a child and teenager she was fascinated by dance, but finding yoga felt like coming home. She felt she was finally allowed to look within, instead of focussing on picture perfect.

Delight Yoga Staff - Eric Weber

Eric Weber

Vinyasa,  Hatha Restorative

In 1996 sparked by personal interest and curiosity Eric Weber set off to discover the world of Iyengar yoga. He immersed himself in the yoga philosophy and concentrated specifically on the alignment of asanas. His discovery of yoga started as a passion, to this day it has not let him go and allows him to travel far abroad.

Delight Yoga Staff - Erica Jago

Erica Jago

Vinyasa

Erica Jago is an accomplished graphic designer, who's book, Art of Attention, was ranked #1 for book design on Amazon.com and is now translated into 5 languages.

Delight Yoga Staff - Esther Visje

Esther Visje

Astanga LedVinyasaPrenatal Yoga

Her first yoga class in 2004 was like coming home. Esther sees yoga as a huge gift in her life, a passion that she loves to pass on. Her classes (vinyasa, astanga and prenatal) are about moving with flow on the natural rhythm of the breath, creating space and freedom for body and mind.

Delight Yoga Staff - Eva Ugolini

Eva Ugolini

Astanga LedMysore Program

Eva’s passion for Yoga and Ayurveda started almost 15 years ago whilst taking a course in Ayurveda-Yoga massage in Rome, her hometown.

Delight Yoga Staff - Fleur Van Zonneveld

Fleur Van Zonneveld

VinyasaMeditation

Fleur first came in contact with yoga while studying at the Dance Academy. Having started her career as a dancer, she now finds dance and yoga to be the perfect combination.

Delight Yoga Staff - Francesca Gobeille

Francesca Gobeille

YinMeditation,  Restorative,  Mindfulness

Francesca Gobeille has been immersed in Eastern philosophy and spiritual practice since birth.  Her father taught yoga and meditation in the 1980s, and mother is also a longtime yogi.

Delight Yoga Staff - Gabriele Karpf

Gabriele Karpf

Ayurveda

More information will follow soon! 

Delight Yoga Staff - Gabriella Lai

Gabriella Lai

HathaVinyasaPrenatal Yoga,  Hatha Restorative

Gabriella (Gaby) is orginally from Hong Kong, she relocated to Amsterdam in August 2015. She has always been a serious sprinter at a competitive level until she was 17. She continued her passion in sports by choosing sports coaching as her Bachelor degree in Australia, she was hoping to become a physical education teacher after her graduation.

Delight Yoga Staff - Gaia Picciolini

Gaia Picciolini

Prenatal Yoga

“Squat 300 times a day and you’ll have an easy birth” - Ina May Gaskin   Gaia believes that pregnancy and birth represent a pivotal moment in the life of a woman and that each of them deserve to live it being fully in charge of her body and her decisions.

Delight Yoga Staff - Hanna Paz

Hanna Paz

VinyasaYinMeditation,  Yin Yang

Hanna started practicing yoga during her professional dance training. She soon discovered the beneficial effects of yoga on the body and mind, and it became part of her.

Delight Yoga Staff - Hedi de Vree

Hedi de Vree

Astanga LedVinyasaYinMeditation,  Yin Yang

Hedi de Vree (1976, Stavanger Norway) has vivid childhood memories of watching in amazement as her girlfriends dropped to the floor in splits and did cartwheels, while she wondered why her own body wouldn’t move in that way.

Delight Yoga Staff - Inge Peters

Inge Peters

VinyasaYin,  Yin Yang

Inge Peters started practicing meditation in her early twenties. While being a filmstudent, she was looking for more peace of mind and for ‘Truth’, which led her to meditation. She studied at Brahma Kumaris, Rigpa (Sogyal Rinpoche) and practiced Vipassana meditation.

Delight Yoga Staff - Ingeborg Timmerman

Ingeborg Timmerman

VinyasaYoga Basics

For Ingeborg yoga is her life. When she read the yoga sutra's 10 years ago she realized this was the path she had been on for a long time. The asana's, meditation and breathwork showed her a new way to free her body and mind, in a way that keeps opening up her heart every day more and more.

Delight Yoga Staff - Ingrid Notten

Ingrid Notten

Astanga LedMysore Program

Sinds 2001 heeft Ingrid zich actief bezig gehouden met diverse vormen van bewustzijnsgroei en lichaamswerk. Na trainingen op het gebied van deep tissue massage, ontspanningsmassage en ayurvedische massage ontwikkelde zij een speciale interesse in de oosterse massagetherapieën.

Delight Yoga Staff - Ira Hardjosusono

Ira Hardjosusono

HathaMeditation

Ira’s yoga classes are characterized by her students as very careful and direct, moving deeply in the energy of the moment, to the rhythm of the breath.

Delight Yoga Staff - Irina van der Sluijs

Irina van der Sluijs

Astanga LedMysore ProgramYin,  Mindfulness

Irina feels a deep longing for exploring consciousness. She used to sit in silence for hours in the church of her hometown and felt at ease in the surrounding nature with animal life. Later on it was in dance where she experienced the freedom and endless space that is ours to roam.

Delight Yoga Staff - Italy Padilla

Italy Padilla

VinyasaYin,  Yin Yang

Italy has always had a profound passion for movement, stemming from her extensive background in dance. She holds her BA in Dance and Fine Arts and has danced professionally both as a freelance artist and for renowned companies in the US.

Delight Yoga Staff - Jasmijn Koelink

Jasmijn Koelink

HathaVinyasaYin,  Yin Yang,  Mindfulness

Trained in social and organizational psychology, Jasmijn was thrilled to discover yoga at age 25. A few years later she completed the vinyasa ashtanga yoga teacher training (300+ hrs).

Delight Yoga Staff - Jenny Schoenmann

Jenny Schoenmann

Astanga LedVinyasa

Jenny Schoenmann is a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga teacher, teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa. Born in Germany, she was exposed to Yoga from a very young age as her mother is a dedicated Yoga teacher.

Delight Yoga Staff - Jolijn Bruijnaers

Jolijn Bruijnaers

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Julia Blohberger

Julia Blohberger

Astanga Led

With wanderlust in her blood, the desire to help and inspire people to connect to themselves she has decided to become a Yoga teacher. She has been a dedicated yoga practitioner on and off the mat since 2009.

Delight Yoga Staff - Jurre Twijnstra

Jurre Twijnstra

Astanga LedMysore ProgramYoga Basics

The breath is magic to Jurre. “The breath takes me to places in the body that feel like inner in outerspace”. His astanga classes are focused on moving with the breath, being the breath and using it to find space and peace.

Delight Yoga Staff - Jurre & Megan

Jurre & Megan

Mysore Program

Megan and Jurre met in Mysore a few years ago. Megan began an Ashtanga practice at the start of her career in higher education after completing her graduate work in creative writing in the U.S.What started as a search for an exercise to reduce stress and connect philosophy to practice, the yoga led her to her first teacher and, eventually, to her first trip to the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.

Delight Yoga Staff - Juul Hagemeijer

Juul Hagemeijer

Astanga LedVinyasa

When Juul Hagemeijer was just a baby, the pulsation of music already made her body move, since then she has been fascinated and inspired by the human body in all its aspects, which eventually led to a bachelor in theater dance.

Delight Yoga Staff - Kamini Stam

Kamini Stam

Prenatal Yoga

Kamini has always had a passion for movement. As a kid she was always outside, exploring her boundaries; climbing, dancing, moving! Kamini took a break of her study in psychology to travel to India in 1997 where she learned and practiced different methods of bodywork.

Delight Yoga Staff - Karuna Kaya

Karuna Kaya

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics

From a young age Karuna has been fascinated by moving the body. She has practiced dance and martial arts for many years. At the age of seventeen she started practicing yoga which then became a life long passion.

Delight Yoga Staff - Kathrin Bindig

Kathrin Bindig

Astanga Led

Kathrin started her Yoga Journey in 2010 when she embarked on a Study in Daoism with the focus on Daoyin and Taiji.    Originally from Germany, Kathrin left her Country when she was 19 years old.

Delight Yoga Staff - Katiza Satya

Katiza Satya

Satsang

Katiza Satya is a yogini in heart and soul. She is An experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (ERYT500-RYT 500) and licensed to certify students at the 200 & 500 hour levels.

Delight Yoga Staff - Katka Jacz

Katka Jacz

VinyasaYin,  Yin Yang

After her studies of Commercial Economics and PABO and spending a couple of years abroad, Katka has returned to her roots in The Hague.

Delight Yoga Staff - Katrin Kögel

Katrin Kögel

Yin

After moving from Germany to Amsterdam for love and music at the turn of the century, Katrin took her first yoga class – which turned out to be a life changing experience. Yoga has made her life richer and more beautiful.

Delight Yoga Staff - Kevin Sahaj

Kevin Sahaj

Meditation,  Pranayama,  Healing Yoga

Kevin Sahaj is a dedicated yoga practitioner who has been studying and practicing yoga for 30 years. His approach to teaching is eclectic and draws from many different methods and teachings to help students align their lives towards awakening.

Delight Yoga Staff - Kimberly Poppe

Kimberly Poppe

Awareness Meditation

Kimberly has been immersed in Buddhist study and practice for the last 20 years. She has received personal instruction and training from some of the greatest Tibetan teachers of our time who authorised her to teach. In addition, she has also studied with some of the leading scientists, pioneers and teachers of mindfulness, loving kindness and self-compassion in the West.

Delight Yoga Staff - Kirsten Drooger

Kirsten Drooger

HathaYin

Having spent most of her childhood years on horseback in nature, Kirsten has found in yoga a new way to connect with nature now that she lives in Amsterdam.

Delight Yoga Staff - Kristin Skotnes Vikjord

Kristin Skotnes Vikjord

HathaYinMeditation,  Yin Yang,  Restorative

‘Wherever you go, there you are’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn. Kristin is the co-director of Delight Yoga. When her yoga journey began, it was like a piece of the puzzle was found. Yoga inspires Kristin in her everyday life, bringing her much joy and perspective.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lidewij Severins

Lidewij Severins

Astanga LedMysore Program

For Lidewij a life without yoga is unimaginable. At a very early age she was introduced to yoga and after various trips to India, Thailand and Bali she decided to follow her heart and dedicate her full attention to yoga.

Delight Yoga Staff - Liisa Rusmann

Liisa Rusmann

VinyasaYin,  Yin Yang

Liisa’s yoga journey began in 2005 in London where she discovered the balancing benefits of yoga for body and mind in a traditional Hatha class.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lindsay Stellaard

Lindsay Stellaard

Astanga Led,  Astanga Mysore Beginners

Lindsay her passion for yoga started at the age of 19, soon she discovered Astanga yoga and fell in love with this dynamic type of yoga. This unique yoga style has changed her life and transformed her way of seeing things in a more forgiving and loving way.  

Delight Yoga Staff - Lisa Weijburg

Lisa Weijburg

Astanga LedHathaYoga Basics

From the moment Lisa was introduced to yoga she knew the yoga philosophy suited her. Having tried different yoga styles she has found that her heart is in Astanga Yoga, which she has been practicing intensively since 2011.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lisanne Lambert-Stoop

Lisanne Lambert-Stoop

VinyasaPrenatal Yoga

Lisanne’s passion for yoga started in a hot and sweaty Bikram Yoga room in 2008.  The intense practice, which started as a way to blow off some steam from a stressful live in fashion design, brought her some sincerely spiritual moments that slowly resonated through the rest of her live. 

Delight Yoga Staff - Lonneke Lamers

Lonneke Lamers

HathaYinYoga BasicsMeditation,  Yin Yang,  Restorative,  Mindfulness

After years of practicing yoga next to a busy office job, Lonneke's curiosity for yoga had grown. A couple of things came together, which led her to yoga philosophy, mindfulness and Chinese medicine. It was a process of healing in itself.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lotte Ritzer

Lotte Ritzer

VinyasaYinYoga Basics,  Yin Yang

For as long as she can remember Lotte has been interested in the workings of the body, emotions and mind. So when she encountered yoga during one of her trips to Asia, and discovered the deep healing effect, she immediately realized its invaluable significance. 

Delight Yoga Staff - Lydia Aytogmus

Lydia Aytogmus

Vinyasa

“Yoga is the state where you are missing nothing.” Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati Since her very first class, Lydia Aytogmus has been mesmerized by the transformative power and therapeutic impact of yoga; that by means of breath and movement on the mat, we can explore the interconnectedness of all off the mat. She sees yoga as a holistic, radical approach to inner peace, simply by means of looking inside. Yoga is for her a daily invitation to an endless deepening of inner peace and joy. Lydia’s teaching style (800 hours certified Vinyasa/Jivamukti teacher) empowers students to explore the path of liberation by creating a safe space, where students find confidence and strength to re-connect with themselves. She loves to share her knowledge of the yogic tools of movement of the body (Asana), breathing (Pranayama), devotion (Bhakti), meditation (Dhyana), deep listening (Nada) and the exploration of the traditional texts of yoga (Shastra). In teaching, she is inspired to share the obvious, so that the unobvious can continue to unfold. Lydia shows deep reverence for the teachings of yoga. She is grateful for her teachers Tamar Samir, David Life and Sharon Gannon, who inspired her to study the science of Yoga, and for all the students and teachers of past, present and future.

Delight Yoga Staff - Maarten van Huijstee

Maarten van Huijstee

Meditation

Maarten is first and foremost a human being and proud father to Philip and Alexander and dedicated husband to Anna. Despite his diverse career in marketing and advertising, founding a few companies, and an extensive list of chairs on numerous boards and committees, there has always been one thing Maarten’s heart has consistently been trying to tell him..

Delight Yoga Staff - Maggie Bijl

Maggie Bijl

VinyasaPrenatal Yoga

Maggie Bijl was born on Earth Day (April 22nd 1980) in the midwestern United States. She is a true Taurus: reliable, practical, ambitious and fiercely loyal. 

Delight Yoga Staff - Mareille Outshoorn

Mareille Outshoorn

VinyasaYin,  Yin Yang

Mareille (1978) has been interested in movement and sports from an early age. She has practiced all kinds of sports: handball, tennis, ice skating, surfing and swimming. In 2002 she took her first yoga class.

Delight Yoga Staff - Mariette de Kroon

Mariette de Kroon

Hatha,  Yin Yang,  Healing Yoga

After her studies and work in business management Mariette participated in a retreat with the Dalai Lama in the South of France. Chair massage aroused her interest in shiatsu and the language of body & mind.

Delight Yoga Staff - Marije Roede

Marije Roede

Astanga LedMysore ProgramVinyasaYoga Basics

Movement has always been an integral part of Marije’s life and when she decided to go to university to study psychology instead of continuing with the dance academy she was attending at the time, yoga came into her life and filled the gap that was left behind.

Delight Yoga Staff - Marilou van Hoek

Marilou van Hoek

Astanga LedMysore ProgramHatha,  Pranayama

Born in the Philippines, Marilou came to the Netherlands in her teens. She feels blessed with the best  of both worlds: East and West.

Delight Yoga Staff - Marlene Smits

Marlene Smits

HathaYinMeditation,  Yin Yang,  Restorative,  Mindfulness,  Mindfulness Meditation

Marlene is a non-dogmatic yoga and meditation teacher and coach. For the last 20 years she has been cultivating meditation and yoga practices and spiritual development. She has been teaching for 7 years.

Delight Yoga Staff - Marsha Broeke

Marsha Broeke

Astanga Led

After a period with a lot of  lower backpain, wich finaly resulted in a hernia Marsha came in contact with Ashtanga Yoga. She immediately fell in love with the movements of body and breath connection. She noticed that not only physically she was healing, but after a long period of being really shy and insecure she started feeling better in her own body.  One day her teacher advised her to become a teacher

Delight Yoga Staff - Martine Wieten

Martine Wieten

Astanga LedMysore Program

Who am I to say who I am? I read that somewhere and liked it a lot. After all, to write a bio is only to state who you think you are. It’s a concept. And I’m learning more and more not to believe everything I think. But let’s give it a go :-)

Delight Yoga Staff - Martine van Beusekom

Martine van Beusekom

Ayurveda

More information will follow soon. 

Delight Yoga Staff - Matsyendra

Matsyendra

Meditation,  Pranayama,  Restorative

Matsyendra teaches from and to the heart, connecting the outer yoga of posture and breath to the inner yoga of concentration and meditation. Teaching the classical style of Hatha Yoga, it is influenced by his own practice of Kundalini Tantra and Kriya Yoga.

Delight Yoga Staff - Megan Riley

Megan Riley

Astanga LedMysore Program

Megan began an Ashtanga practice at the start of her career in higher education after completing her graduate work in creative writing in the U.S.What started as a search for an exercise to reduce stress and connect philosophy to practice, the yoga led her to her first teacher and, eventually, to her first trip to the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.

Delight Yoga Staff - Merel Kuiper

Merel Kuiper

Hatha

Merel became familiar with yoga early in life; she was born the daughter of a yoga teacher. When she joined lessons with her mother she was inspired by the sense of lightness it brought to her body and mind. Being a curious young adolescent, her mother’s study books helped Merel to better understand the yoga discourse and strengthen her practice.

Delight Yoga Staff - Michiel Kaemingk

Michiel Kaemingk

VinyasaYin,  Yin Yang

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Miluse van de Kant

Miluse van de Kant

Astanga LedHathaVinyasa,  Hatha Restorative,  Hatha & Pranayama

Miluše started her yoga practice in 2003 and immediately knew that she stepped on a path that would alter her life. Especially when she began to practice astanga yoga it immediately felt like ‘coming home to herself’.

Delight Yoga Staff - Moena de Jong

Moena de Jong

HathaVinyasaYin,  Pranayama,  Yin Yang,  Restorative

As practising both as teaching yoga is an art connected with the heart, Moena teaches her classes in such way she would love to receive her teachings: 

Delight Yoga Staff - Nanneke Landman

Nanneke Landman

HathaYin,  Yin Yang

Growing up in South Africa, Nanneke was inspired by African Dance which eluded an interest in physical movement early on. Curious about the deeper essence of life, she found that studying yogic philosophy and Buddhism were the only things that truly made sense to her.

Delight Yoga Staff - Noortje Schrijver

Noortje Schrijver

Yin

Her hate-love affair with yoga is still there, even after 7 years of practicing. It stays a confrontation, time and time again. To be conscious about the unconscious and becoming an honoring-the-present ‘you’. For her yoga is more and more a beautiful and limitless ‘tool’ to access our true nature.

Delight Yoga Staff - Patricia Veltri

Patricia Veltri

HathaVinyasaYin,  Yin Yang

Yoga has been in Patricia’s life for a long time. She was 9 years old when for the first time she saw someone practicing yoga. That person was her grandmother who, after living 6 months in an Ashram in India, came back and started practicing yoga every morning.

Delight Yoga Staff - Paulien Ten Brinke

Paulien Ten Brinke

VinyasaPrenatal Yoga

Paulien has been practising yoga since 2008. Through her love for dancing and singing she was first introduced to Vinyasa flow yoga. After many dedicated yoga holidays she obtained her teachers certificate at Yogamoves

Delight Yoga Staff - Peter Roussel

Peter Roussel

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics,  Hatha Restorative

A new level of self enquiry started with spontaneous insights in hot spring in the Himalaya 1998. On returning to UK at the age of 23, Peter was gifted yoga classes that sparked fervent practice of Astanga until he completed Yoga Arts TT under Louisa Sear in 2001. Three more teacher trainings and many workshops since, Peter learned the structure and knowledge of Iyengar Yoga with Glenn Ceresoli. 

Delight Yoga Staff - Regina Németh

Regina Németh

HathaYinPrenatal Yoga

Gymnastics, dance and music have been part of her life since very early age. Regina's love for yoga started in 2010 in India, and in 2012 she completed her 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training with Dr. Sushil, and deepend her knowledge about Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki and Meditation.

Delight Yoga Staff - Reinier Dorrepaal

Reinier Dorrepaal

Astanga LedMysore Program

Reinier has started practicing yoga in 2003. After years of led classes in various styles of yoga, the authentic ashtanga yoga fascinated him completely and in 2009 he became a dedicated practitioner of the traditional ashtanga yoga method.

Delight Yoga Staff - Rolandjan Van Mulligen

Rolandjan Van Mulligen

YinMeditation,  Yin Yang,  Restorative,  Mindfulness

For over 15 years Rolandjan dived deeply into various Yoga systems, like Anusara, Kundalini, Yin and Iyengar yoga, while also studying and practicing several massage treatments such as ThaiYoga/ assisted Yin massage, Shiatsu on-site massage and Fascia therapy.

Delight Yoga Staff - Saskia Vrielink

Saskia Vrielink

HathaVinyasaYin,  Yin Yang

During Saskia’s travels through the Himalayas as a tourguide, she learned more about Buddhism and Vipassana meditation. This was a trigger, an invitation to search for the silent place within herself instead of focusing only on the outside world. By practicing yoga she started an endless journey moving from ignorance towards a more conscious being.

Delight Yoga Staff - Shari Iskandar

Shari Iskandar

Yin,  Mindfulness

After studying Econometrics and working for several start up companies, Shari became aware that the way she lived was too stressful for her and found herself burned out for about a year. During that period she started doing yoga everyday, mostly Yin yoga, and felt that it was exactly what she needed in her life.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sido Wijga

Sido Wijga

Astanga LedMysore ProgramYinYoga Basics

Sido came in contact with yoga in 2008 when Kristin Skotnes Vikjord and Wessel Paternotte started Delight Yoga in Amsterdam and he became acquainted with Astanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Delight Yoga Staff - Simona Benvenuti

Simona Benvenuti

Astanga Led

Simona was born in Italy and since her youth has been living abroad, following her passion for different cultures and languages. Since 1999 she has settled in Amsterdam where she lives with her 2 daughters.

Delight Yoga Staff - Skadi van Paasschen

Skadi van Paasschen

Astanga LedYin,  Yin Yang

Skadi teaches yoga and pilates. She’s been practicing posture and movement therapy since 1995 and has worked with rehab patients for many years.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sophie Schaefgen

Sophie Schaefgen

Originally from Germany, Sophie came to Amsterdam to pursue a Master degree in Environment & Resource Management.

Delight Yoga Staff - Tanisha Lindeman

Tanisha Lindeman

Astanga LedMysore ProgramVinyasa

Being born in Singapore with a Peruvian and Dutch background Tanisha is a truly international Yogi. She speaks fluent English, Dutch and Spanish and gets her inspiration from all over the world, giving her a heart for traveling.

Delight Yoga Staff - Tianjin Lawless-Jennings

Tianjin Lawless-Jennings

HathaVinyasaPrenatal Yoga,  Restorative

Tianjin was born in Sydney, Australia. She went to her first yoga class when she was 15 years old and instantly connected with the practice and her teacher.

Delight Yoga Staff - Victoria (Tory) Hyndman

Victoria (Tory) Hyndman

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics,  Pranayama,  Restorative,  Ayurveda

In a light-spirited manner yet sticking to the authentic teachings of yoga, Victoria uses the wisdom of Ayurveda in her yoga classes for students to experience spiritual access through physical practice.

Delight Yoga Staff - Wendy Wanner

Wendy Wanner

YinPrenatal Yoga

At first combining her calling with a hectic job in communications, Wendy has worked as a massage therapist and yoga teacher for 6 years now.

Delight Yoga Staff - Yael Assaf

Yael Assaf

Yin

The painter Goerges Braque once wrote, “Art is a wound turned to light”.    That is transformation: taking that which is difficult for us and using it to heal. Through our creativity and practice we grow and get to know ourselves.