Yoga teachers

Meet the teachers, their background stories, motivation and experience

Delight Yoga Staff - Adela Serrano

Adela Serrano

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics

Adela, originally from Spain, has lived in different cities since 2000. Her Yoga journey started in New York while she was facing a major change in her life; motherhood. Practicing Yoga helped her to feel more at home with herself and her changing circumstances.

Delight Yoga Staff - Afke Reijenga

Afke Reijenga

VinyasaYinYin Yang

Today, I give away smiles all day!   Afke used to live a rock 'n roll life style, working in art, tv, and film, surrounded by a world that felt increasingly artificial. Her longing for real authenticity grew stronger and stronger.

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 - Amanda Márquez

Amanda Márquez

Astanga LedMysore ProgramAstanga Mysore (Beginners)

Amanda was born and raised in Caracas (Venezuela) and moved to Italy in 2007 to continue and finish her architecture studies. This is how she first encountered Astanga Yoga, as a young and busy student. The practice has kept her company ever since. Her first guide was Elena de Martin and her Yoga Shala, where she practiced throughout her long-6 year-stay in Milan.

Delight Yoga Staff - Amélie Duvernay

Amélie Duvernay

Astanga Led

Amélie is born in France and originally comes from Burgundy. In 2008 her interest in Yoga starts in Paris, where she practices Hatha and Bikram Yoga until she discovers Astanga Yoga. In 2009, she starts a 200-hour Teacher training at Astanga Yoga Paris with Linda Munro and Gerald Disse, and follows them to Auroville, India, for workshops with them and with Monica Marinoni. 

Delight Yoga Staff - Anaisa Seneda

Anaisa Seneda

Anaisa Seneda is a coach, teacher, and facilitator with a passion for helping people to reconnect with their authentic truth. She is especially motivated to foster team collaboration and feminine wisdom.

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

HathaVinyasaYinYin Yang,  Mindfulness

Anne initially began practicing yoga to relieve stress and balance her hectic professional life back home in Montreal, Canada. Yoga has since become her journey that would impact every facet of her life, inspiring her to learn presence, patience, compassion, self-love and much more.

Delight Yoga Staff - Anne Hermans

Anne Hermans

HathaYinPrenatal Yoga

Without being consciously aware of it at the time, Anne’s Yoga journey started with her parents. Her first meditation practice was in front of a teddy bear altar when she was 8 years old. After a little detour in the Amsterdam fashion world, she ended up on her Yoga path.

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 - 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 - Bente Groenendaal

Bente Groenendaal

HathaVinyasa

As a student of life, guided by the method of Yoga, Bente aims to shed light on peoples unique paths by sharing her understanding and practice of movement, connection, bodymind-breath awareness and being (human). 

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 - Carmen Guda

Carmen Guda

VinyasaYinYin Yang

Carmen was born in The Netherlands in a multicultural family. Due to her upbringing and nomadic life from a young age, she understands like no other what it means to have an open mind, be empathetic and understanding of people regardless of age, nationality or gender.

Delight Yoga Staff - Chantal Soeters

Chantal Soeters

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics

"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

VinyasaYinYin 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 - Charlotte van Leeuwen

Charlotte van Leeuwen

Astanga Led

During her bachelor studies in Physics and Astronomy, Charlotte decided to stop studying and start her own business. So in 2011 she left the regular-paved-out-path (that until then seemed very logical to her) of earning a degree and getting a normal job.

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Chrisey den Ouden

Chrisey den Ouden

Hatha

Chrisey has always been looking for the essence of things. First she tried to understand people and their behaviour better by studying Acting and Theatre. It was observing in a playful way. In 2009 she visited India for the first time and felt connected to this country instantly.

Delight Yoga Staff - Claudia Pradella

Claudia Pradella

Mysore Program

Originally from Italy, Claudia moved to London after college when she was in her mid 20's and incidentally started her yoga journey there. Her therapist said "do some yoga, it will be good for you", and so she did. This was 20 years ago.

Delight Yoga Staff - Claudia Kratzheller

Claudia Kratzheller

HathaVinyasaYin Yang,  Restorative

Dancing. Breathing. Yoga. Being. That's her life in four words. :) She helps people discover new insights about their bodies, so they can embrace their spiritual and energetic state wholeheartedly.

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 - Daniel Maciejewski

Daniel Maciejewski

Vinyasa

Joy and lightness are the driving forces behind Daniels yoga practice. His vinyasa classes include elements from various practices. Tibetan joint loosening warmups, an astanga inspired flow and mindful observation of stillness and movement; Together with the use of sound in the form of your own voice reciting mantras, music he creates or songs he selects, Daniel invites you to an inward journey beyond the stories of the mind.

Delight Yoga Staff - Daniela Agius

Daniela Agius

Astanga LedVinyasa

Daniela was introduced to yoga and joined her first class primarily out of curiosity back in 2006 while studying for a Masters Degree in Sweden. Little did she know then, how much she would grow to enjoy such practice.

Delight Yoga Staff - Daphne Luttger

Daphne Luttger

Astanga LedYin

Originally from Amsterdam, 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 - Daria Mnych

Daria Mnych

Astanga LedMeditation

Since a young age, Daria has always been fascinated by spirituality and the cultural condition. Beyond asana, Yoga is a way of life that enables Daria to continue to reflect, to feel and be present – on and off the mat.

Delight Yoga Staff - Debbie van Leeuwen

Debbie van Leeuwen

VinyasaYinYoga Basics

Debbie found yoga in Seattle, searching for something to heal her body and spirit. She fell in love with Vinyasa as it reminded her of dancing and instilled a sense of landing in her body straight away.

Delight Yoga Staff - Dennis Laubenthal

Dennis Laubenthal

HathaVinyasa

Dennis was born in Koblenz, Germany and started out as an actor for theatre and TV. To find some balance in his busy lifestyle he took his first Yoga class in a gym. He did not yet have any idea about the impact of this first encounter, but from then on, he started to enter the world of yoga.

Delight Yoga Staff - Dylan Hendrix

Dylan Hendrix

Astanga Led

Life Journey Since a young age, Dylan has always been fascinated with life’s great questions; his own life journey has given him an unusual eye for the beauty and interconnectedness of life, and made him sensitive to the human condition.

Delight Yoga Staff - Ellen Paalman

Ellen Paalman

Astanga LedVinyasa

Ellen Paalman is a Astanga en Vinyasa yoga teacher 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 - Emma Brasser

Emma Brasser

HathaYinPrenatal Yoga

Emma’s exploration along the path of self-enquiry started with a journey around the globe in 2011. These travels also guided her to India, a place that became a second home over the years and helped her find a deeper, more meaningful yoga practise that focussed less on just the physical part of yoga.

Delight Yoga Staff - Ergün Polat

Ergün Polat

Yin,  Mindfulness

Physical practice has always been a part of Ergün's life. For years he played soccer and spent many hours at the gym. But in his searched for more meaning he switched to the practice of martial arts (Wing Chun) which gave him the opportunity to combine physical practice with the principles of Eastern philosophy.

Delight Yoga Staff - Eric Weber

Eric Weber

Vinyasa,  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

HathaVinyasaMeditationPranayamaRestorative Yoga

Combining storytelling, emotionally connected classes, visionary art and framed nature, her way of teaching inspires inner knowing, interconnectedness and spiritual care.

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 - Froukje den Nijs

Froukje den Nijs

HathaVinyasa

Froukje started practicing yoga while working in fashion fulltime. When yoga started connecting her more to her heart she realized she needed to change her path. She quit her job and started deepening her practice, first 50 hours Pre-Teacher training at Delight Yoga, later 200 hours Hatha Teacher training at Tattvaa Yoga Shala in India and then 200 hours Vinyasa Teacher training at Yagoy.

Delight Yoga Staff - Garmt Wiersma

Garmt Wiersma

HathaVinyasaYin Yang

As a teenager, Garmt went to his first Yoga class and had a hard time understanding what he was doing there. At the meditation group that he joined his greatest interest was the time, the clock. "How to bare this for one full hour!” The spiritual lessons didn't fit at all to his adolescent lifestyle.

Delight Yoga Staff - Hanna Paz

Hanna Paz

VinyasaYinMeditationYin 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

HathaYinMeditationYin Yang

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

Delight Yoga Staff - Inge Peters

Inge Peters

VinyasaYinYin 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 - Ingrid Notten

Ingrid Notten

Astanga LedMysore Program

Ingrid has been practicing Yoga since 1998, when she took her very first Astanga Yoga class in London. This class made a deep impression on her and it became the starting point of an ongoing practice and study on the path of Yoga.

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 - Irene Sportel

Irene Sportel

VinyasaYinYin Yang

Irene's 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!

Delight Yoga Staff - Irene Lomer

Irene Lomer

Astanga LedVinyasa

Irene grew up in England and moved to the Netherlands in 2010. From a young age she was introduced to eastern health and movement practices by her parents and since her early 20's yoga has been her biggest passion. After completing her first teacher training at Yogasite with Robert Boustany in 2015, Irene began teaching.

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 - Jane Margie Saman

Jane Margie Saman

HathaYoga Basics

Jane was born in The Netherlands, she has her origin in Suriname where she lived for over twenty years. With the inner knowing that Yoga would have the answers to her questions about the essence of life, Jane started her yoga journey in the late '90s.

Delight Yoga Staff - Janneke Krijgsman

Janneke Krijgsman

HathaVinyasa,  Mindfulness

Janneke believes that the outer world is seen through the eyes of the inner world. Yoga and meditation are her favorite ways to connect to that inner world. Sometimes through a powerful flow that fires your body up, sometimes by being still and simply listening to what your body has to say. Always with awareness of the breath. 

Delight Yoga Staff - Jen Orlando

Jen Orlando

VinyasaYin,  Restorative

Jen Orlando moved to Den Haag in 2017 from New York, where she spent the last 9 years learning yoga and using it as a tool for thriving in a fast-paced world. What started off as a physical practice evolved into a practice of self-transformation and self-regulation.

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 - Joe Dwyer

Joe Dwyer

HathaVinyasa

Drawing from many years of practice and teaching, Joe Dwyer is a Yoga teacher offering lots of Yoga styles that cater to all sorts of practitioners. Joe was born in New York City in 1986 and spent his childhood travelling the world.

Delight Yoga Staff - Johanna Eliasson

Johanna Eliasson

Astanga LedVinyasaYin

Johanna was born on a cloudy and cold May day in the year of the Ox in Örebro, Sweden. Already in early teenage years, she was interested in Eastern philosophies, continuously searching for the answers to questions that could not be answered by Google. It was in 2006 when she took her first yoga class that things started to fall into place. The body felt like jello, the heart was light as a feather and the mind was still.

Delight Yoga Staff - Jolijn Bruijnaers

Jolijn Bruijnaers

Vinyasa

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 - Jonas Nathan

Jonas Nathan

Yin

Jonas was born in Australia and was traveling in Asia until he was five years old. Living in countries like Nepal and living with the people, he found a spiritual connection early in his life. Being an open and playful kid, growing up his energy started to feel ungrounded..

Delight Yoga Staff - Josta van der Kolk

Josta van der Kolk

Astanga Led

As an interim manager and coach, Josta has helped many people and organisations through change and transition. She started practising yoga more than ten years ago and immediately felt a connection between her personal development and the yoga practice, and she now helps others with that same connection.

Delight Yoga Staff - Judith van der Klink

Judith van der Klink

HathaVinyasaPrenatal Yoga,  Restorative

Judith has been teaching movement and dance for more then twenty years. She initially trained as a contemporary dancer at London Contemporary dance school, later as a teacher and choreographer at Codarts in Rotterdam.

Delight Yoga Staff - Julia Blohberger

Julia Blohberger

Astanga LedYin

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”.

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 practised different methods of bodywork.

Delight Yoga Staff - Kasia Pokrop

Kasia Pokrop

Prenatal Yoga

Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1983 Born and raised in Poland, Kasia left her home country at the age of 22. Starting her journey in Ireland, she continued to Belgium, Amsterdam, Singapore, and back to Amsterdam, where she found her new home. It was also here in Amsterdam where her yoga journey began.

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

Astanga LedHathaVinyasaMeditation,  Healing Yoga,  Restorative,  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

VinyasaYinYin Yang

Katka discovered yoga quite unexpectedly. While taking time off and traveling after her studies she found herself on a Caribbean beach in an impromptu yoga class, and immediately knew that something had shifted in her life forever. 

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 - Kelsey Beth Paul

Kelsey Beth Paul

HathaVinyasaYin Yang

Kelsey Beth believes that there exists magic in the connection of one's heart, mind, and body. Practicing Yoga and Mindfulness is her favourite way to feel connected - both to her own inner world, to the external world, and all beings on our Planet.

Delight Yoga Staff - Khadija Maros

Khadija Maros

Yoga Nidra

She was born in Morocco and this country awakened a deep connection with nature within her from a young age. This stimulated her curiosity in the seasons and the food that nature brings with it.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lauranza Harvey

Lauranza Harvey

Prenatal Yoga

Lauranza started practicing yoga whilst at university studying for a Fine Art degree over 15 years ago.  After her studies came to an end she travelled from India to South East Asia and deepened her yoga practice and knowledge along the way.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lidewij Severins

Lidewij Severins

Astanga LedMysore ProgramYin

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 Russmann

Liisa Russmann

VinyasaYinYin 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 - Lilian Kai

Lilian Kai

Astanga LedMysore Program

Since Lilian was a little girl, Reiki, Healing, Massage and Yoga were part of her life (even though she didn't know it was called that way). This entire unknown yet very familiar world of healing, energy and Yoga in all its forms, felt like home from the moment she discovered that there was indeed; way more than the eyes can see.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lindsay Stellaard

Lindsay Stellaard

Astanga LedPrenatal YogaAstanga 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 life in fashion design, brought her some sincerely spiritual moments that slowly resonated with the rest of her life. 

Delight Yoga Staff - Lonneke Lamers

Lonneke Lamers

HathaYinYoga BasicsMeditationYin 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 - Lonneke Lamers & Malou Tan

Lonneke Lamers & Malou Tan

About Lonneke 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 BasicsYin 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 - Luca Bellucci

Luca Bellucci

HathaVinyasa

Luca, born and raised in Florence, Italy, is a passionate teacher that explores practising through a dynamic vision of the traditional Astanga Vinyasa Yoga method. Trained in Florence by Larry Schultz Rocket movement “It’s Yoga”, he became certified Astanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher in 2015 and, following the path of Larry Schultz method, became a certified Rocket teacher in 2016.

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 - Marieke Hauenstein

Marieke Hauenstein

Astanga Led

From an early age Marieke enjoyed physical activities as a way to express herself, playing outside and practicing handstands in the grass being her favourite pastime. Out of curiosity, she started taking Iyengar Yoga classes in her early twenties while studying in Amsterdam.

Delight Yoga Staff - Mariette de Kroon

Mariette de Kroon

Meditation,  Mindfulness,  Tibetan Healing Yoga

Tibetan Yoga Lu Jong, 5 Elements & Awareness Meditation, Tsa Lung, Mindfulness, Full Moon Tibetan practice & Meditation   In 2007 Mariette met her teacher Tulku Lobsang – a Buddhist master and physician – and his warmness teachings arrived directly in her heart.

Delight Yoga Staff - Marije Roede

Marije Roede

Astanga Led

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 ProgramHathaPranayama

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 - 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 - Matsyendra

Matsyendra

MeditationPranayama,  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 - Maximiliaan Cohen

Maximiliaan Cohen

Astanga LedRestorative Yoga

In 2012 Max decided to quit his job and move to Manila to travel and work. Just before he left for Manila, he discovered meditation. Amazed by the positive results in his daily life, his first Vinyasa yoga class soon followed. He loved moving the body in a flow and the awareness on the breath.

Delight Yoga Staff - Megan Riley

Megan Riley

Astanga LedMysore Program

Megan began an Astanga 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 - Mirjam Lieffering

Mirjam Lieffering

Prenatal Yoga

For more than 20 years Mirjam is a passionate yogi. After a turbulent life, she completed the 500hrs Sivananda Teacher Training of two years. In the ashram of Swami Nirgunananda Saraswati, she received her spiritual name Mahasiddhi. She has followed numerous additional trainings and workshops. Her philosophy is, even as a teacher you are a student, and learning is a never-ending process.

Delight Yoga Staff - Moena de Jong

Moena de Jong

HathaVinyasaYinPranayamaYin Yang,  Restorative

Because practising yoga is an art form connected to the heart, Moena teaches her classes in a way she would also love to receive her own teachings: 

Delight Yoga Staff - Nancy Reyerts

Nancy Reyerts

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics

Travelling by sailing boat across the oceans for over 10 years made Nancy see the effects that external world has on the mind. Being in complete focus, acceptance and calmness when at sea and unrest and distractions when returning to land. This created a awareness that needed further exploring.

Delight Yoga Staff - Nanneke Landman

Nanneke Landman

HathaYinYin 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 - Natasa Mojsilovic

Natasa Mojsilovic

HathaYoga Basics

Natasa had her first hatha yoga class in Belgrade, Serbia before the year 2000. Yoga practice felt right from the start, with the resonant feeling of joyful presence. On a quest to further explore this feeling the yoga path has brought her to various karma and hatha yoga practices.

Delight Yoga Staff - Nathalie Ho-Kang-You

Nathalie Ho-Kang-You

HathaVinyasa,  Restorative

Her historical foundation leads back to scholarly training in classical and modern ballet. She worked as a performing artist and still teaches classical ballet and contemporary dance. She discovered and fell in love with B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga technique right after her dancing career.

Delight Yoga Staff - Nora Schrijver

Nora Schrijver

HathaYinYin Yang

Triple (!) scorpio. Soulsearcher en truthseeker. Determined to live her life wholeheartedly, doing things she loves and let everything have it’s time. Still ambitious, though softened through her journey. Aspiring minimalist, though spending on quality food is an exception. Chocolate addict.

Delight Yoga Staff - Ombretta Dettori

Ombretta Dettori

Ayurveda,  Astanga Mysore (Beginners)

Ombretta encounters Yoga in 2012, shortly after moving to Amsterdam: reluctant at first she comes out of the class feeling slightly high and willing to try again but is only after her first Ashtanga class that she is hooked. Ashtanga and Yin are her “playground” during the first years: she experiences the gift of her body and realizes how disconnected and out of balance she is.

Delight Yoga Staff - Pascale Bonnet

Pascale Bonnet

HathaPrenatal Yoga

Pascale started practicing yoga following the home birth of her son in 1992, with a Shivananda book in the Philippines where she was living. She felt so empowered that she decided to make it her profession after the homebirth of her daughter in 1994. She certified with yoga and massage at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the USA, in 1996.

Delight Yoga Staff - Patricia Veltri

Patricia Veltri

HathaVinyasaYinYin 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

Yoga came to her path in 2008. First the physical part and later the healing aspect of it. After doing more and more yoga she started with a teacher training in vinyasa yoga. She loves to combine the classic asana’s in easy slow flows to come into a moving meditation.

Delight Yoga Staff - Peter Roussel

Peter Roussel

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics,  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 - Philine Nugteren

Philine Nugteren

Vinyasa

Philine’s first encounter with yoga was as a young girl watching her grandfather going up into headstand every morning. She was intrigued and joyfully started copying these shapes and she discovered that moving, dancing and being upside down created freedom and happiness in her body.

Delight Yoga Staff - Quinty van Eick

Quinty van Eick

Quinty is an avid traveler, animal-lover and yogini. She worked in the corporate world for several years and decided last year to say goodbye to her job and follow her heart: Explore the world and go traveling for half a year throughout Africa and Central-America. Her love for traveling combines perfectly with yoga as they both let her connect with Nature (within and without) and other beautiful souls from all around the world. 

Delight Yoga Staff - Rania de Vroedt

Rania de Vroedt

Prenatal Yoga

Rania has always had a passion for teaching and children. When she decided to take the path to become a Yoga teacher in 2013, she did so to become a children's and Prenatal Yoga teacher. Her path led her through an Anusara inspired Yoga Teacher Training, led by Julia Schlenkert in Essen, Germany.

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

YinMeditationYin 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 - Roos Neeter

Roos Neeter

HathaVinyasa

Roos her yoga journey started while living in Florence for her studies. From that very first class in 2008 she felt that yoga was something very special… while at that time not yet understanding how special exactly.

Delight Yoga Staff - Roos Metje

Roos Metje

VinyasaPrenatal Yoga

Roos’ yogic journey started a couple of years ago when she felt a strong urge to ground herself and to discover different ways to be in the present moment and to find harmony in all her ways of ‘being’. Coming from a high demanding acting world where everything is focused on appearance she felt like it was time for a change and for finding time to open up and get a clearer view of her 'Dharma'.

Delight Yoga Staff - Royce Benda

Royce Benda

Meditation

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sanne Krop

Sanne Krop

VinyasaYinYin Yang

Working the first half of her twenties as a fashion buyer, she quite soon learned the hard way that her journey through life was not based in an office. A burn-out and some life-altering decisions completely changed her vision of the meaning of life. She started a mindfulness course, increased her time spend on her yoga practice and sought guidance from a spiritual coach.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sasha Van Aalst

Sasha Van Aalst

Astanga LedMysore Program

I first came in to contact with yoga in a white room with a tree in the middle and Katiza Satya gently guiding how to salute and acknowledge the sun. I was young, tender and touched - a trace of wonder left behind. Years later while studying Art History at the University of Amsterdam, I began discovering Ashtanga Yoga in 2009 here at Delight Yoga. I've been practicing daily since 2012.

Delight Yoga Staff - Saske Wentink

Saske Wentink

Astanga LedMysore Program

Saske started practicing yoga during her (surf)travels in 2008. After practicing yoga around the world for a year, Saske wanted more deepening and in 2010 she went to Kathmandu, Nepal for her first TTC. She was very much inspired by her teacher Chintamani Gautam, but had not found her own practice yet.

Delight Yoga Staff - Serge Garnier

Serge Garnier

HathaVinyasa

Sharing and teaching with a pinch of humour is what Serge has been bringing to this world in the last few years. His first encounter with mindfulness started during a travelling journey through Nepal back in 2001. His yoga practice unfolded from there.

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,  Restorative

In 2008 out of curiosity Sido found his way to a yoga class above his working place, one of the first classes of Kristin Vikjord in Amsterdam (co-founder of Delight Yoga). This is where he discovered Astanga Vinyasa Yoga. He soon noticed the positive effect of yoga on his physical and mental condition.

Delight Yoga Staff - Simona Schimanovich

Simona Schimanovich

Vinyasa

Simona takes people on powerful journeys guiding them into a deeper connection with themselves and to live more fully from the heart. She is passionate about sharing yoga as a powerful practice for healing and growth. She loves the richness and expression of Vinyasa Flow and teaches vibrant, soulful classes with creative sequencing. Her teaching is inspired by the elements and cycles of nature.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sjoerd Dragtsma

Sjoerd Dragtsma

HathaVinyasa

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’.

Delight Yoga Staff - Skadi van Paasschen

Skadi van Paasschen

Astanga LedYinYin 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 - Sonja Radvila

Sonja Radvila

Mysore Program

Originally from Colorado, Sonja Radvila has been a daily practitioner of Ashtanga yoga for over fifteen years and teaching since 2008. She is authorized to share this method as a Level 2 instructor by the KPJAYI, in Mysore, India and teaches internationally.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sophie Schaefgen

Sophie Schaefgen

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics

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

Delight Yoga Staff - Sterre Ferf

Sterre Ferf

HathaVinyasaMeditation

Explorative and adventurous by nature, Sterre’s surfy soul has brought her to many exotic places, yet never to India. Delving deeper into yoga and meditation for about a decennium, made a pilgrimage inevitable. In 2018 she took off, roamed around, visited magical and significant places and deepened her practice at retreats.

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 - Tara Chirimar

Tara Chirimar

HathaVinyasa

Growing up in the light of spirituality made Tara ever looking for a deeper purpose in life. Her background in Psychology didn't seem to reach the aspiration she was searching for. Not until she started deepening her Yoga and Meditation practice, this inner search was fulfilled. This made her travel to her fatherland, India, to study Vinyasa, Hatha, Astanga and therapeutical Yoga.

Delight Yoga Staff - Vera Kaye

Vera Kaye

Yin,  Restorative,  Restorative Yoga

Vera Kaye took her first yoga class in 2002, during her theatre studies, to keep the performers’ body in shape. After taking a fall on stage in 2012 and getting injured, yoga became the healthy way to explore the new physical state. She quickly realised it was working on levels beyond the physical. The intensified practice revealed patterns and habits, some not constructive (anymore) or even destructive.

Delight Yoga Staff - Victoria (Tory) Hyndman

Victoria (Tory) Hyndman

HathaVinyasaYoga BasicsPranayama,  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 - Yemanja Gottges

Yemanja Gottges

Astanga Led

Yemanja started her yoga practice at Delight in 2011. She soon felt very comfortable in the serene and friendly environment. Currently she is finishing her master’s degree in psychology. During her exchange in San Francisco, she was lucky to experience the practice of Rocket Vinyasa.