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.
For 5 years she travelled around the world, initially thinking to follow the typical backpacker trail, but instead ended up spending time in monasteries and ashrams in Asia and Australia where she attended meditation retreats in the Tibetan Buddhism tradition, and got introduced to Yoga.
Annemarie has been travelling around the world since the last seven years, exploring different life and travel styles. With her curious mind she comes from a long journey in the scientific field. Though, during her travels in Mexico, India, Nepal, Indonesia and Australia she has been falling into many different silent meditation retreats, yoga teacher trainings, ashrams and intuitive dance, reiki and massage courses.
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.
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.
Githa’s love for yoga started during a cloudy and dark period of her life. Her father had lung cancer. Before he passed away, she had seen him fighting and suffering for two years. What she didn't know yet, is that she had been fighting too. Not against the illness, but against her feelings of fear and injustice.
Giulia is in love with the sun, oh and with food and yoga. During her years of work in Amsterdams restaurants, yoga became a place for stillness and acceptation. She tends to live her life ‘head in the sky, but feet on the ground’ and open to what may cross her path.
Jamilla was born in 1986 in Amsterdam. She has a background in art, health and sports. During a difficult time she found her way to yin yoga. This opened her up to meditation and gave her a way to connecting to herself. She fell in love with this practice and after some time started to teach it. Now she has great pleasure in giving massages and teaching yin yoga.
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.
During a difficult period in her life, Laurien came in contact with yin yoga. It helped here overcome a trauma and made her realise that staying true to yourself is the most important thing in life.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
Stefanie has a background in dance, meditation and yoga. She is studying to become a dance and movement therapist and yoga teacher.
While traveling Nepal in 2014, Tessa experienced her first Astanga Yoga class and immediatly fell in love. Her journey within started and from that moment on her lifestyle changed dramatically.
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.