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Delight Yoga Staff - Alexandra Kool

Alexandra Kool

Alexandra Kool was born in The Hague in 1985. 12 years ago she moved to Amsterdam and felt right at home. She decided to start her own upholstery and called it Koolstof. After 3 years she decided that she wanted to use the skills of her hands to help people instead of furniture. That moment she went into college to become a Shiatsu therapist. Last year she became a mother of a little girl Evi. She loves being a mother and uses yoga and meditation to have some Alexandra time.

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 - Claire Hermans

Claire Hermans

During her university years, Claire always sensed that there was something more to life. After getting her law degree she traveled for 2 years, living in Rome and exploring 13 countries in Asia in search for the elusive thing she felt was missing.

Delight Yoga Staff - Deborah Schoutema

Deborah Schoutema

“All I needed was balance”, Deborah concludes for herself. “Working in the fashion industry, I was dedicated to meet peoples demand for perfection, including my own. To strive is a muscle, and mine got injured at one point. As the injury literally exposed in my body too (shin splints), I got in touch with an Osteopath and deepened my Yoga practice. This turned out to be the beginning of a beautiful path, I enjoy being on every day. Ok, no, in pure honesty, almost every day.”

Delight Yoga Staff - Ellemijn Nonkes

Ellemijn Nonkes

Gratitude, every day again to have found my rest and myself in a state of being through yoga. While I was graduating I allowed myself, once a week, to reconnect with this feeling of being. Yoga planted the seed and by allowing this seed to grow, great things started to develop in my life. The practice of yoga guided me to the remembrance of what I had forgotten for a long time.

Delight Yoga Staff - Gaia Slotboom

Gaia Slotboom

Coming from a spiritual background, with her mother being a Tai Chi instructor and her stepfather a Reiki master, yoga was quite the logical path to follow. But it took a while for her to discover this.

Delight Yoga Staff - Isadora Caporali

Isadora Caporali

With Brazilian roots, a passionate heart and an adventurous soul, Isadora has found her home in Amsterdam. She is a woman of many talents.

Delight Yoga Staff - Jody Uffels

Jody Uffels

Changed the game, that is what she did. Jody started to choose differently in all walks of life.   Early June this year finding herself realizing after another black out it is time, time for a whole new and different approach. Something inside of her has shifted that specific moment for good.

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 - Kim van Vliet

Kim van Vliet

Kim van Vliet is 29 years old, born in February which makes her a Aquarius girl. And as a Aquarius she has always been free of heart. Flying in the wind, joyfully playing within all the curvy roads of the world. She was born in Leiden and currently living in Amsterdam. But in between, she has lived everywhere and witnessed such beautiful places and inspiring people.

Delight Yoga Staff - Malou Tan

Malou Tan

Malou got inspired by minimalism during her studies at Art school. She found its values not only in the artistic aspects, but above all woven into the fundamental lessons of life.

Delight Yoga Staff - Manda Oleary

Manda Oleary

Manda's relationship with movement begin at the age of three... She used ballet and modern dance as a way to experiment and express herself as she traveled through her youth.

Delight Yoga Staff - Marlot van Laren

Marlot van Laren

Marlot was born as youngest of three in Den Bosch in 1990. Ever since she can remember she followed her intuition.

Delight Yoga Staff - Olga Derks

Olga Derks

On the brink of turning 25, Olga started to experience a lot of loneliness. This made her confused: she had lots of friends and family, so why did she feel so alone in this world? Looking for answers on an academic level gave her some insight. But the feeling of being alone didn’t exactly change...

Delight Yoga Staff - Pebbles Tros

Pebbles Tros

Out of genuine interest in the unity of humankind and the way people create meaning to this life through their nature and culture, Pebbles has recently finished her study Cultural Anthropology in Amsterdam. Focusing mainly on religion, she will now continue her study by following a master’s degree in Spiritual Care. Even though having no clue where this study will take her, Pebbles is very excited to deepen her knowledge of theology and philosophy in this matter.

Delight Yoga Staff - Ratna Adam

Ratna Adam

Deadlines halen, lange dagen maken en steeds weer met nieuwe ideeën komen – hoe blij Ratna ook was met haar uitdagende baan als marketing manager, ze realiseerde zich ook dat ze er uiteindelijk niet gelukkig van zou worden. Om haar energie een boost te geven en rust te vinden begon ze met het beoefenen van yoga.

Delight Yoga Staff - Rosa Gunneman

Rosa Gunneman

When Rosa was 20 years old she attended her first yoga class, which put her whole life in a new perspective. During her studies in psychology she felt chronically stressed, unfulfilled and confused about the path she had chosen. Her first steps on the spiritual path offered her a newfound desire to spread the principles and practice of yoga in the world.

Delight Yoga Staff - Royce Benda

Royce Benda

Who am I? At a young age Royce knew his heart wish was to serve all beings. Struggling with how to implement this in every day life, he found that to truly help others, he first needed to listen to his own heart. Through experience Royce learned how easy it is to outrun yourself and ended up in a burnout in 2010.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sarah Mead

Sarah Mead

Sarah Mead was born in Haarlem on a tropical summer day in late August 1989. She’s an Amsterdam based make up artist who’s always on the lookout for the sacred and beautiful things in life.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sibel Özen

Sibel Özen

Sibel Özen was born in Amsterdam in 1993. She discovered the world of yoga while traveling around the world after high school, and it has played a big role in her life ever since.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sigal Kruithof

Sigal Kruithof

Sigal loves it all; surfing, travel, studying, art, nature, singing, netflix, cute puppies, skateboarding and Yoga. This last specific love has inspired her to find some balance. Physically because her favourite sport, surfing, is very demanding and yoga turned out to be the perfect counterweight.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sophie Peeters

Sophie Peeters

After working in the creative field for some years, Sophie felt it was time for something else. She booked a ticket to Portugal to learn more about ‘living with less’. After one year spending most of her time watching the process of nature, practising yoga and meditation, she realised this was something to hold on to. Delight Yoga could not cross her path at a better time when she returned back to the city. ‘Everything we are looking for is already there or coming our way, we just need to trust and keep our eyes open’.

Delight Yoga Staff - Stefanie van der Zwaal

Stefanie van der Zwaal

Stefanie has a background in dance, meditation and yoga. She is studying to become a dance and movement therapist and yoga teacher.