Yoga teachers

Meet the teachers, their background stories, motivation and experience

Delight Yoga Staff - Aafke van Sprundel

Aafke van Sprundel

Astanga LedHathaMeditation

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 LedAstanga MysoreHathaVinyasa,  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


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 - Ann Fianen

Ann Fianen

Prenatal Yoga

The first time Ann set foot on a yoga mat she had the feeling of coming home. Apart from it healing injuries in her body and helping her to calm her mind, the thing she most enjoys is that the practice allows you to move beyond the layers so to become a more fulfilled, kinder person.

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 - 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 BasicsMeditation,  Pranayama,  Mindfulness

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


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,

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 - 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

Astanga Mysore

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


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 - Deborah Quibell

Deborah Quibell

HathaVinyasaMeditation,  Healing Yoga

Often called a wandering seeker, Deborah came into yoga after immersing herself for years in the study of prana and the subtle body (with the founder of Pranic Healing). She is trained at the 500-hour level, and founded her own studio in Atlanta, GA in 2011, which she sold upon relocating to Europe.

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 - Dorrith Beijnes

Dorrith Beijnes

HathaYoga BasicsMeditation,  Pranayama,  Restorative

Dorothea started with yoga in 2000 and has been a dedicated practitioner ever since. She is now a registered teacher with Vijñāna Yoga International. Vijñāna yoga was developed by Orit Sen–Gupta (Israel) after having studied for many years with  B.K.S. Iyengar, Sri Krishnamacharya, Pattabhi Jois and T.K.V. Desikachar.

Delight Yoga Staff - Dr.  Shailesh Muli

Dr. Shailesh Muli


Dr. Shailesh S. Muli lives in Pune, India and has been practicing Ayurveda since many years. After his degree in Ayurveda, he has post graduated in Pancha Karma and specialized in Garbhasanskar, Yoga, Pranayama and Asanas. He has his own clinic in Pune and writes articles for several newspapers and magazines on a regular basis.

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


Erica Jago is an accomplished graphic designer, who's book, Art of Attention, was ranked #1 for book design on and is now translated into 5 languages. Combining storytelling, emotionally connected classes, visionary art and framed nature, her week long retreats inspire inner knowing, interconnectedness and spiritual care. Erica’s methodology of yoga and design is a vital tool for transforming instructional concepts into artful and meaningful class experiences.

Delight Yoga Staff - Errgün Polat

Errgün Polat

Yin,  Mindfulness

Ever since he took his first yoga class in 2012, yoga has been an integral part of Ergün’s life. He has found it to be beneficial for his body and a great tool for self-development.

Delight Yoga Staff - Eva Ugolini

Eva Ugolini

Astanga LedAstanga Mysore

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


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 - Gabriella Lai

Gabriella Lai

HathaVinyasaPrenatal Yoga,  Hatha Restorative

Gabriella 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 - Ganga Mira

Ganga Mira


Geneviève De Coux was born in 1947 in Namur, Belgium during her parents’ holidays. The family lived in the Belgian Congo. Geneviève and her brother enjoyed an idyllic childhood until 1960, the year of the Congo’s independence. The family emigrated to Belgium. Their paradise was lost.

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 - Hans Kloosterman

Hans Kloosterman


Hans Kloosterman is an adherent of Tibetan Buddhism, studying at the Tibetan Kagyu Vasjrayana Institute in Huy, Belgium: a small monastic community of lamas, monks and nuns. He lived for six years as a monk in training and has been studying Buddhism since 2005.

Delight Yoga Staff - Hedi de Vree

Hedi de Vree

Astanga LedAstanga MysoreVinyasaYoga Basics

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 - Hellen Drooger

Hellen Drooger


Ever since she came in contact with it during her work as a producer  in the electronic music business, Shiatsu has played an important role in Hellen’s life.

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,  Healing Yoga

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 LedAstanga Mysore

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

HathaVinyasaYinYoga BasicsMeditation,  Yin Yang,  Restorative

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 LedAstanga MysoreYin,  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 - 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 - Jasmijn Dijkstra

Jasmijn Dijkstra


Born December 1979 Jasmijn has the goal driven energy of a Sagittarius. Helping people is in Jasmijns blood. She has a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and she has worked as a Social Worker in Holland and the UK. As she wasn’t always able to reach the goals she had set, she called it quits in 2012 and called upon the universe to show her her true purpose. 

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 - Johanna Sun-Wha Lundqvist

Johanna Sun-Wha Lundqvist


Johanna started practicing yoga at the age of 16. With time she discovered that yoga was not only a tool to stay healthy in the physical body, but most of all in mind and heart. As she discovered the beauty of practicing yoga she recognised a different truth, free from the ego.

Delight Yoga Staff - Julia Blohberger

Julia Blohberger

Astanga LedAstanga Mysore

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 LedAstanga MysoreYoga 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 - 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 - Katiza Satya

Katiza Satya


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 - Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj

Meditation,  Pranayama,  Healing Yoga,  Satsang

Katiza Satya 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


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


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 and has received intensive personal instruction and training from some of the greatest teachers of our time.

Delight Yoga Staff - Kirsten Drooger

Kirsten Drooger

HathaYinYoga Basics

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.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lidewij Severins

Lidewij Severins

Astanga LedAstanga Mysore

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 - Lilian Kai

Lilian Kai

Astanga LedAstanga Mysore

Lilian "Kai'' Vrolijk, born ( 28th november,  1987) and raised by the sea in Scheveningen. So water and it's fluidity play a big part in Lilian's life. Talking about surfing (read; messing around with a big board and mostly investigating the wave from underneath the surface) and traveling everywhere the ocean touches the shore.  She got acquinted with yoga, as her mum showed her crazy poses from a young age.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lindsay Stellaard

Lindsay Stellaard

Astanga Led

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

Lisa is a Studio Host and teacher at Delight Yoga. From the moment she was introduced to yoga she knew the yoga philosophy suited her.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lisanne Lambert-Stoop

Lisanne Lambert-Stoop

Prenatal 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.  In 2012 she moved to Asia and started to explore many different types of yoga and fell even more in love with the practice. She completed her first YTT with Yandara in Bali in 2013 under the loving guidance of Christopher Perkins.  When she became pregnant she decided to extend her yoga studies further by attending an in depth Prenatal Vinyasa YTT in Bali in 2014 with Jennifer More. Lisanne loves sharing what she has been taught and what she experiences in her own life and practice with her students in a sensitive way. Her classes are open, honest and encouraging. Sometimes challenging, never too serious. She aims to help people discover the beauty of breath combined with movement, to help bring energy all the way into their pinky toes and uncover their strength, reach a little further and then dare them to soften. Now, back in Amsterdam, she is enthusiastically re-discovering the yoga landscape in her hometown whilst expecting her second child. 

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 - Maartje Bakker

Maartje Bakker

Meditation,  Mindfulness

Aside her work as a Studio Manager, Maartje  gives training in Mindfulness. During her work in mental healthcare, Maartje has always been looking for tools that empower people in their own development. Because certain patterns (in behavior), are only changeable when you are aware of them yourself.

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,  Shiatsu

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 LedAstanga MysoreVinyasaYoga 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 LedAstanga MysoreHatha,  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

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 - Martine de Groot

Martine de Groot

Martine lives in Scheveningen with her husband and daughter. In 2006 she first came into contact with Hatha yoga and experiencing the deep operation. After the birth of her daughter in 2008, Martine wanted to study the supervision of children. From a base as a professional musician and several years hatha yoga practice, it has developed into Children’s Yoga teacher. For this, they include training followed by Marjolein Tiemstra and Arterre.

Delight Yoga Staff - Martine Wieten

Martine Wieten

Astanga LedAstanga Mysore

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


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 - Maura Bruggen

Maura Bruggen

HathaYinYoga BasicsPrenatal YogaMeditation,  Yin Yang,  Restorative

Maura started her career with dance and clowning, developing her skills in massage, coaching and teaching later. After the birth of her son Kai she began focusing on healing work. She was trained in Vinyasa Yoga in Brazil with David Lurey and Mirjam Wagner and specialized in prenatal yoga and body mind centering.

Delight Yoga Staff - Merel Kuiper

Merel Kuiper


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

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 - Mo Stipsen

Mo Stipsen

HathaVinyasaYinYoga Basics,  Pranayama,  Yin Yang,  Restorative,  Mindfulness

His journey on this path started around the turn of the century and thanks to a progression of dedicated teachers his enthusiasm remains unabated.

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: She makes you feel welcome at all times and experience a class where something transforms positive. Next to your unique individual experience of feeling more open and gain a broader perspective on your possibilities you will feel the magic of a group synergy as the energy in class is uplifting. In Moena’s classes you will rediscover yourself, feel inspired as you explore every breath as an opportunity to treat yourself with kindness and sometimes a challenge with a non-violent approach. The music that accompanies the class is carefully chosen and flows magically with the postures in a cadence. Moena is a certified Jivamukti teacher who started her teaching journey with Hatha yoga, based on the principle of Critical Alignment. She teaches for a Teacher Training (at De Nieuwe Yogaschool) both Asana Technique as Pranayama.

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 - 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 - Peter Roussel

Peter Roussel


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.   Annual retreats 2003-2014 with Clive Sheridan imbued Peters practice with self enquiry & devotion. His natural love of the breath initially lead Peter into meditation and pranayama. Contact with Clive inspired a synthesis of body, mind and breath through the art of asana, pranayama and meditation that he still practises.   Peter trained in Thai massage 2003, Chavutti Thirumal 2007 & TNT bodywork 2015. Peter frequently gives adjustments.   With gravity and humour Peter guides how to balance the nervous system, to steady the mind and open the heart. Drawing on experience with: Yoga Nidra, Therapy, Scaravelli, Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Bhakti, Pranayama and meditation.   Fascinated with life, how it can be so damn hard and so damn beautiful simultaneously (!), Peter is still curious about delight, this uniquely transcendent human quality. His teaching style is a detailed call to attention, to learn to face what is and skilfully / artfully dance our unique dance in this Maha Lila (The Great Play of the Goddess)  

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 LedAstanga Mysore

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

Delight Yoga Staff - Remco de Groot

Remco de Groot


Remco de Groot has been on the yoga path for about twenty years. In the beginning yoga and meditation have helped him to enjoy more peace of mind and self-confidence. Soon he discovered that the ancient discipline of yoga helps to expand awareness of life, providing a wide variety of tools for self-transformation. 

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 - Sandra Carson

Sandra Carson


Sandra Carson is a knowledgable and insightful yoga teacher who has been teaching internationally since 2002.  She teaches mostly in the Vinyasa style with great care and compassion for her students.  Challenging the students in the practice, she carefully guides them from empowered awareness to the space where transformation can take place.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sandra Zappeij

Sandra Zappeij

VinyasaYoga Basics

Sandra loves to move and adventure. If she's not on her surfboard, then she stands on her yoga mat. For Sandra, surfing and yoga have a lot in common. Waiting for the right wave is as a meditation. It is a form of 'being', staring at the water, sitting on your board. And as 'your' wave finally comes, you can do nothing but surrender to the energy of the sea. Each wave again, as each wave is different. And so it is with yoga too, every time you step on the mat you have a different experience. The one time you experience more balance, other times you feel agile or not.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sasha Van Aalst

Sasha Van Aalst

Astanga LedAstanga Mysore

Sasha slowly started exploring the path of yoga at a young age, always having been a sensitive dreamer and a seeker of self-knowledge. She trusts the transformative nature of the Ashtanga Yoga tradition which serves as a daily rhythm, a source of nourishment and insight and allows her to connect with the unbounded spark within.

Delight Yoga Staff - Saske Wentink

Saske Wentink

Astanga LedAstanga Mysore

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 - 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 - Savitry Duran

Savitry Duran

Astanga LedHatha,  Restorative

Savitry has been on a path of self-discovery since an early age but it was not until she found Yoga in 2002 that she was able to really understand the power that a steady and devoted practice can bring to one’s life.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sido Wijga

Sido Wijga

Astanga LedAstanga MysoreYoga 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 - Simone Charles

Simone Charles


It was in Cottesloe Beach, Perth, West Australia that Simone’s yoga journey started. She learned to take a look in her own interior world. Simone still hears the voice of her teacher in the back of her mind: “Keep into yoga”. Now she has found a sacred place within herself and radiates it out to others. 

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 - Tabita Orsel

Tabita Orsel


One of Tabita's greatest gifts is that she has never lost touch with her inner children which makes her able to connect with even the youngest students. Effortlessly she lets them tune into their hearts and bodies in a playful way. She is trained by Patty Jongemaets and has experience for years in teaching children’s yoga in her private practice, at schools and day cares.

Delight Yoga Staff - Tanisha Lindeman

Tanisha Lindeman

Astanga LedAstanga MysoreVinyasa

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 - Thirza van de Hoef

Thirza van de Hoef

Astanga LedHathaYin

In 2014 Thirza unexpectedly came into contact with yoga. She discovered that yoga gave her a deep connection with herself and felt that this was her path, the path in which she has to offer people the most.

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 - Viola Groenhart

Viola Groenhart

Astanga LedAstanga Mysore

Both in my everyday life and in my work as a filmmaker, I look for stillness. Because – like for most of us – it simply is so hard to find. We don’t usually come across stillness, neither in ourselves nor in the world around us. When I discovered yoga, I realized that in its essence, yoga is exactly that; searching for and connecting to stillness.

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.