Yoga team

Meet the people behind Delight Yoga

Delight Yoga Staff - Biljana (Billy) Köse

Biljana (Billy) Köse

Let’s start in the present, THE NOW, as that is her reality! Starting at Delight yoga brings her smiles and sparkles. These are some of her characteristics that she loves sharing with other yogis and yoginis – a smile for any situation.

Delight Yoga Staff - Isabell Johansson

Isabell Johansson

Isabell was born in the countryside of Sweden and later moved to Stockholm. She now works as the Financial Administrator at Delight Yoga.   As a child, she was very spiritual and had a strong feeling of connection. This sense of awareness faded over the years, but Yoga has brought her closer to this little girl again and her way of looking at life. And for that, she’s truly grateful.

Delight Yoga Staff - Jasper Brandsen

Jasper Brandsen

The study Industrial Design which had brought Jasper in 2008 to Delft, failed to give him the satisfaction he was looking for. In 2013 Zen Meditation made him return to the trail of what would bring him much closer to himself. It was the introduction to yoga not long after, that everything fell into place.

Delight Yoga Staff - Joost Leeflang

Joost Leeflang

As humans, we inherently look for a sense of belonging in our lives; we want to feel connected to each other and ourselves. The pursuit of this connection is a fundamental part of our human experience and reveals itself in the formation of communities. Through my experience, I learned that people thrive with other people and collectively they hold the power to transform any vision into reality.

Delight Yoga Staff - Katka Jacz

Katka Jacz

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 - Maarten van Huijstee

Maarten van Huijstee

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 - Malu de Valcke

Malu de Valcke

Malu, who once moved to Amsterdam for a study in All Round Styling, in the end decided to step out of the world of styling (fashion), as life taught her the hard way, it was time to go more inwards, rather than being focused on the outside.

Delight Yoga Staff - Mateo Hamann

Mateo Hamann

Mateo Hamann was born in 1997 in New York. From early on, he was experimenting with photo and video cameras, growing up in a world of images and sounds, a lot of travelling, and three languages.

Delight Yoga Staff - Nikki ter Veer

Nikki ter Veer

Why are we here? What is our goal on this earth, and is there a goal to begin with? Yoga is teaching us that there is no goal to be reached, there only is "Being". Finding your purpose is a mayor theme in Nikki's life, and she loves to help and inspire others on this road. Her heart guided her from the "career and money train" to her current role at Delight. 

Delight Yoga Staff - Nina Duijnstee

Nina Duijnstee

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Delight Yoga Staff - Patty Louise Smit

Patty Louise Smit

Patty is a passionate yogini with a creative and analytical mind. She studied arts & cultural marketing and now works as a marketeer for Delight Yoga.   For Patty, yoga is about cultivating love, compassion and awareness for yourself, for others and the world around you. Her yoga practice reminds her to trust and let go, to embrace the beauty of change and that it is okay to just be.  

Delight Yoga Staff - Quinten de Haas

Quinten de Haas

General Manager   What brought you to Delight? “I never actually thought I would ever be working for a yoga studio, but somehow now I’m here and I’m enjoying myself very much. I started working with the Delight family when Delight Agency still existed, we assisted other companies in developing strategies and identities.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sandra Hipeli

Sandra Hipeli

Sandra (Sunny) Hipeli was born in Amsterdam but grew up in Germany, returning to her birth country in 2006. She had been practicing yoga in Amsterdam already for a while when she found Delight Yoga in 2011. And she hasn’t left us since!

Delight Yoga Staff - Sarah Mead

Sarah Mead

Sarah Mead was born in Haarlem on a tropical summer day in late August 1989. She’s studying to become a spiritual caretaker and creative therapist and currently in her masters ‘Spiritual Care’ at the VU faculty Theology & Religious Studies.

Delight Yoga Staff - Satya Katiza

Satya Katiza

Satya Katiza 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 - Sophia Hengelbrok

Sophia Hengelbrok

“We're fascinated by the words--but where we meet is in the silence behind them.” - Ram Dass Born in Switzerland to a German mother and an American father, Sophia's childhood was spent in constant motion.

Delight Yoga Staff - Wessel Paternotte

Wessel Paternotte

Wessel, born and raised in Amsterdam, found peace in the hustle and bustle of the big city. From childhood on, he was interested in spirituality and martial arts. After years of practice and study, be became Reiki Master in 2006. That same year he opened Delight Studio, a space for healing, meditation and yoga.