Yoga leraren

Ontmoet de leraren, hun achtergrond, motivatie en ervaring

Delight Yoga Staff - Adela Serrano

Adela Serrano

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics

Als voormalig econoom en bankdirecteur ontdekte Adela de kracht van yoga in 2006 toen ze in New York woonde. Ze behaalde de 500 hrs RYT certificatie bij Yoga Alliance via het Yoga Works Teacher Training programma in New York.

Delight Yoga Staff - Agnes Vissering

Agnes Vissering

Astanga LedMysore ProgramHathaVinyasa,  Restorative

Agnes ontdekte yoga op Bali in 2000. Al reizend door India en Scandinavië werd yoga haar levenspad. Ze is vaak teruggegaan naar India om haar practice te verdiepen en uiteindelijk om les te gaan geven.

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. She has studied with David Swensson and completed the Sva Dharma Teacher Training with Katiza Satya and Kevin Sahaj. She is deeply inspired by Ayurveda and is studying advanced studies of Ayurveda with Victoria Hyndman. She is grateful for her teachers who have given her the chance to deepen the practice, not only on the mat but also in daily life. Alejandra’s classes are from the heart, playful, fun, calming and strengthening. It gives you the chance to feel deeply connected to your inner being.

Delight Yoga Staff - Amanda Dries

Amanda Dries


Amanda komt uit Wales, GB. Ze heeft jaren in sales gewerkt, en daarna als purser in de luchtvaart, waardoor ze verschillende culturen heeft leren kennen. Met haar Nederlandse echtgenoot verhuisde ze naar hier en kreeg drie kinderen.

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 - Anna Scott Miller

Anna Scott Miller

Astanga LedHathaVinyasaYoga Basics

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Delight Yoga Staff - Annabel Mulder

Annabel Mulder

Astanga LedMysore Program,  Astanga Mysore (Beginners)

With her academic background in Asian studies, Annabel has always had a particular interest in Eastern thought and philosophy. Her studies on Buddhism eventually led her to explore yoga and meditation. The combination of devotion, philosophy, and moving meditation is what drew Annabel to Astanga.

Delight Yoga Staff - Anne Vida Ikeda

Anne Vida Ikeda

HathaVinyasaYin YogaYin Yang,  Mindfulness

Hoewel Anne begon met Yoga als fysieke training, was het tegelijkertijd ook een uitlaatklep voor haar drukke, stressvolle leven in haar geboorteplaats Montreal.

Delight Yoga Staff - Annelotte Rutten

Annelotte Rutten


Annelotte is from the Netherlands. Struggling with burn out and trauma for many years, meditation became an anchor point for her to experience a deeper connection with herself and something bigger. She experiences sitting with herself in silence every day as an enormous act of self love. It brought her to a space of loving kindness towards herself and experiencing joy in the simplicity of being.

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 - Bente Groenendaal

Bente Groenendaal


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 beoefent yoga sinds 2001. De kunst van het leven met yoga heeft haar steeds meer verdieping gebracht.

Delight Yoga Staff - Brenda van der Toorn

Brenda van der Toorn

HathaVinyasaYoga Basics

Brenda kwam op haar 18de voor het eerst in aanraking met yoga. Het ging haar toen voornamelijk om het fysieke aspect.

Delight Yoga Staff - Cecilia Adorée

Cecilia Adorée

Yin Yoga

Cecilia discovered Yin Yoga when she moved to Amsterdam and noticed that she got easily caught up in the yang-energy of the city. She felt like Yin yoga was invented to make her feel at home again in her body, heart and mind. Finding this safe way to explore her inner-world, and learning to become soft had an effect on every facet of her life.

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 een Anusara-inspired yoga docente uit Amsterdam.

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


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 - Christian Wicke

Christian Wicke

Astanga Led

Born and raised in Germany, Christian came to Amsterdam in 2002. His yoga journey started in 2008, when he tried out a yoga lesson in his gym. He was immediately hooked. The teacher, Andreas Trussat, became his yoga mentor for the next couple of years, including some beautiful retreats in Vlieland, Ibiza, India and Bali and lots of laughter.

Delight Yoga Staff - Claudia Pradella

Claudia Pradella

Mysore Program

Claudia’s affiniteit met en belangstelling voor Oosterse filosofie, versterkt door verschillende reizen door Azie, hebben geleid tot een diepe verbinding met de Yoga traditie.

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 - Cuny Stelpstra

Cuny Stelpstra

Yoga Nidra

Next to teaching Deeprelax® yoga nidra, Cuny is a copy writer and a communications consultant. This Dutchie is born on the ‘One happy island’ Aruba. You’ll often recognise her love for the ocean in her yoga nidra sessions.

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 Yoga

Daphnes zoektocht in de buitenwereld heeft haar bij haar binnenwereld gebracht. In 2008 besloot zij de Astanga Yoga Teacher Training te gaan volgen bij Johan Noorloos en Marcel de Vis Heil.

Delight Yoga Staff - Debbie van Leeuwen

Debbie van Leeuwen

VinyasaYin YogaYoga 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


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 Simon Alexander

Dylan Simon Alexander

Astanga Led

Dylan is al vanaf jonge leeftijd gefascineerd door grote levensvragen, die hem op een ontdekkeingsreis van verdieping van zijn begrip van menselijk gedrag hebben geleid. Daarnaast is hij altijd bezig geweest spiritualiteit te onderzoeken door spirituele teksten te bestuderen en begeleiding te zoeken bij verschillende leraren. 

Delight Yoga Staff - Eline Walch

Eline Walch

Astanga LedVinyasa

Eline grew up in The Hague in The Netherlands. Her yoga journey started at the age of 16 when her mother took her to her first yoga class. While traveling in India during her early twenties she got more inspired by the practice of yoga and since then she can’t imagine her life without.

Delight Yoga Staff - Ellemijn Nonkes

Ellemijn Nonkes

VinyasaYin YogaYin Yang

Yoga came to Ellemijn while she was graduating from University. It changed her life completely. After she graduated, she decided to travel the world and learn more about herself and Yoga. She got inspired through practicing yoga and meditation daily and sacred practices such as Yoga, Chinese Medicine, Daoism and Ayurveda.

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 - Ergün Polat

Ergün Polat

Yin Yoga,  Mindfulness

Ergün heeft altijd een voorliefde gehad voor sport en beweging. Hij heeft jarenlang gevoetbald en vele uren doorgebracht in de sportschool. In zijn zoektocht naar meer inhoud begon hij later met de beoefening van een vechtsport (Wing Chun Kung Fu), wat hem de gelegenheid gaf om training van lichaam en geest te combineren met de principes van de Oosterse filosofie. Hoewel dit zeker een bijdrage heeft geleverd aan zijn zelfontplooiing verlangde Ergün naar nog meer diepgang. In 2012 deed hij spontaan mee met een yogales die zijn leven veranderde. Na verschillende yogastijlen te hebben uitgeprobeerd bij Delight Yoga, begon Ergün zich toe te leggen op Astanga Yoga en Yin Yoga. Hij vindt beide stijlen elkaar goed aanvullen en zeer nuttig als hulpmiddel voor zelfontplooiing. Ergün heeft een Yin Yoga lerarenopleiding bij Yoga Garden Amsterdam afgerond onder leiding van Anat Geiger en Marcel van de Vis. Tevens volgde hij de Delight Yoga Pre-Teacher Training onder leiding van Govinda Kai en Claudia Pradella. De beoefening van yoga blijft Ergün inzichten geven die toegepast kunnen worden in het dagelijks leven. Ergün blijft zichzelf verdiepen in yoga door middel van zijn eigen dagelijkse practice, yogaliteratuur en trainingen en workshops in binnen- en buitenland. Tijdens een Yin Yoga-les van Ergün zul je door verschillende houdingen worden begeleid, waarbij je enkele minuten in een houding blijft om de diepere lagen van je lichaam te stimuleren. Dit geeft je de mogelijkheid om te onthaasten, te ontspannen en je geest tot rust te brengen.

Delight Yoga Staff - Eric Weber

Eric Weber

Vinyasa,  Restorative

​In 1996 ging Eric Weber vanuit zijn persoonlijke interesse en nieuwsgierigheid op onderzoek uit in de wereld van Iyengar yoga. Hij verdiepte zich in de yogafilosofie en concentreerde zich op de alignment van de asana’s. Zijn onderzoek naar yoga begon als een passie en heeft hem tot de dag van vandaag niet meer losgelaten.

Delight Yoga Staff - Erica Jago

Erica Jago

HathaVinyasaMeditatiePranayamaRestorative 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 passie voor Yoga en Ayurveda begon toen ze zo’n 12 jaar geleden een cursus Ayurveda-Yoga massage volgde in Rome, haar geboortestad.

Delight Yoga Staff - Fi de Wit

Fi de Wit

VinyasaYin YogaYin Yang

Fi’s Journey in Yoga began when she was a kid. Going to weekly kids Yoga to then being dragged to Yoga classes as a teenager by her parents (finding it a little boring) and having her own Yoga revelation as a young adult once she learned the philosophy behind the Asana practice.

Delight Yoga Staff - Fleur Van Zonneveld

Fleur Van Zonneveld

VinyasaMeditatie,  Restorative,  Yoga Nidra

Op de dansacademie kwam Fleur voor het eerst in aanraking met yoga. Na een aantal jaren gedanst te hebben, is yoga en dans voor haar de perfecte combinatie.

Delight Yoga Staff - Francesca Gobeille

Francesca Gobeille

Yin YogaMeditatie,  Restorative,  Mindfulness

Francesca Gobeille is al sinds haar geboorte omgeven door Oosterse filosofie en spiritualiteit. Haar vader was in de jaren 1980 yoga- en meditatie leraar en ook haar moeder beoefent yoga.

Delight Yoga Staff - Gaia Picciolini

Gaia Picciolini

Prenatal Yoga (zwangerschapsyoga)

“Squat 300 times a day and you’ll have an easy birth” - Ina May Gaskin   Gaia believes that pregnancy and birth represent a pivotal moment in the life of a woman and that each of them deserve to live it being fully in charge of her body and her decisions.

Delight Yoga Staff - Garmt Wiersma

Garmt Wiersma

HathaVinyasaYin Yang

Met verhalen, humor en speelsheid begeleidt Garmt je door zijn yogalessen waarin je fysiek, mentaal en emotioneel gevoed wordt. Hij laat je je adem vertragen zodat je de hectiek van het leven vergeet en aankomt in het moment.

Delight Yoga Staff - Hanna Paz

Hanna Paz

VinyasaYin YogaMeditatieYin Yang

Hanna begon met yoga tijdens haar professionele dansopleiding. Al gauw ontdekte zij de positieve effecten van yoga, zowel fysiek als mentaal en zij incorporeerde yoga.

Delight Yoga Staff - Hedi de Vree

Hedi de Vree

HathaYin YogaMeditatieYin Yang

Hedi de Vree (1976, Noorwegen) kan zich levendig herinneren hoe ze zich als kind verbaasde wanneer haar vriendinnen de radslag deden of erger: een spagaat! Ze begreep niet dat haar eigen lichaam niet tot dit soort bewegingen in staat leek.

Delight Yoga Staff - Ike Dielesen

Ike Dielesen

Yin Yoga

From her younger years, Ike was searching for things to make sense in life. When she started with yoga she found that connection. Yoga for her is a way to explore and to be still.

Delight Yoga Staff - Inge Peters

Inge Peters

HathaVinyasaYin YogaMeditatieYin Yang,  Restorative,  Yoga Nidra

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

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


Door de verdieping in Yoga die Ira heeft ondergaan in de laatste jaren worden haar lessen, workshops en privé lessen als zeer zorgvuldig en direct ervaren. Diep bewegend vanuit de energie die er op dat moment is, bewegend vanuit de adem.

Delight Yoga Staff - Irene Sportel

Irene Sportel

VinyasaYin YogaYin 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 Yoga,  Mindfulness

In het verkennen van bewustzijn ligt Irina’s passie. Als kind zocht zij de stilte op in de kerk van haar ouderlijk dorp en voelde zij zich thuis in de omringende natuur en dierenwereld. Later beleefde zij in dans de vrijheid en oneindige ruimte die ons ter beschikking staan.

Delight Yoga Staff - Iryna Ivanova

Iryna Ivanova

Prenatal Yoga (zwangerschapsyoga)

Iryna, coming from Ukraine and having traveled the world, has found her home and love for yoga in Amsterdam. Iryna’s journey into yoga started from 500 Hours Hatha Teacher Training in Svaha Yoga, with an in-depth study of Hatha yoga postures, pranayama breathing and yoga sutra’s and philosophy. Fascinated by the magic of yoga, meditation and mindfulness, Iryna continued deepening her knowledge and sharing it with students while teaching in yoga studios, offices and companies.

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 - Jason Winter

Jason Winter

Move your body and dance yourself free! Jason is a gifted dancer with a great sense for choreography. His classes are open for dancers of all levels as well as non-dancers. His goal is to have you walk out with more confidence and a sense of freedom. He believes that everyone can dance and knows how to touch people and motivate them to move their bodies to the music.

Delight Yoga Staff - Jeanine Smit

Jeanine Smit

Astanga LedHathaYin YogaYin Yang,  Mindfulness Meditation

Jeanine first started practicing Ashtanga yoga in Suriname in 2005. Although she still loves her Ashtanga practice she ventured out and discovered her softer side with Yin Yoga in 2012 and now feels that the twostyles are a perfect mix to bring balance to her life. She moved to The Netherlands in 2016 and has been teaching yoga here since.

Delight Yoga Staff - Jenny Schoenmann

Jenny Schoenmann

Astanga LedVinyasa

Jenny Schoenmann, geboren in Duitsland, is Yoga Alliance certified Yoga teacher, en geeft les in Astanga en Vinyasa. Omdat haar moeder een toegewijde yoga teacher was, kwam ze al jong in aanraking met yoga.

Delight Yoga Staff - Jessica Put

Jessica Put

Astanga Led,  Astanga Mysore (Beginners)

  From a young age Jessica was into movement and sports. Mostly field hockey and dancing was what she loved to do. During her student years as a young adult she got into (marathon)running. In hindsight a big part of what she loved about running long distances was that it could bring her into a meditative state.

Delight Yoga Staff - Joe Dwyer

Joe Dwyer


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 Yoga

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


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 Yoga

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 LedMysore Program

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 (zwangerschapsyoga),  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 Yoga

Het verlangen om mensen te helpen en te inspireren om in contact te komen met zichzelf heeft haar aanzet gegeven om een Yoga Teacher en Mindfulness coach te worden. Ze is een trouwe yogi, zowel op de mat als in haar dagelijks leven.

Delight Yoga Staff - Jurre Twijnstra

Jurre Twijnstra

Astanga LedMysore ProgramYoga Basics

Adem is magisch voor Jurre. “De adem brengt me naar plaatsen in het lichaam die aanvoelen als binnen in de ruimte”. Zijn astanga lessen zijn gefocust op bewegen op het ritme van de adem, één worden met de adem en die gebruiken om rust en ruimte te vinden.

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 (zwangerschapsyoga)

Kamini has always had a passion for movement. As a kid she was always outside, exploring her boundaries; climbing, dancing, moving!

Delight Yoga Staff - Kasia Pokrop

Kasia Pokrop

Prenatal Yoga (zwangerschapsyoga)

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 - Katrin Kögel

Katrin Kögel

Yin Yoga

Katrin verhuisde in het begin van deze eeuw voor de liefde en de muziek uit Duitsland naar Amsterdam, daar volgde zij voor het eerst een yogales – een ontdekking die haar leven sindsdien steeds rijker en mooier heeft gemaakt.

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 - Kirsten van den Akker

Kirsten van den Akker

Yin Yoga

Born in Tokyo, raised around the world. This Dutch woman fell in love with Yin yoga when she was struggling with a chronic health condition. Yin proved to be the answer to her recovery as it showed her how to work together as a team with the healing abilities of the body. Having experienced the impact of yoga firsthand she felt passionate to share this gift with others.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lauranza Harvey

Lauranza Harvey

Prenatal Yoga (zwangerschapsyoga)

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 Yoga

Lidewij kan zich geen leven zonder yoga meer voorstellen. Al op jonge leeftijd maakte ze kennis met yoga en na verschillende reizen naar onder andere India, Thailand en Bali besloot zij haar hart te volgen en zich helemaal op yoga te richten.

Delight Yoga Staff - Liisa Russmann

Liisa Russmann

VinyasaYin YogaYin Yang

Liisa’s yoga reis begon in 2005 in Londen, waar ze in een traditionele Hatha les de harmoniserende uitwerking van yoga op lichaam en geest ontdekte.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lindsay Stellaard

Lindsay Stellaard

Astanga LedPrenatal Yoga (zwangerschapsyoga),  Astanga Mysore (Beginners)

Tijdens haar opleiding aan de Hoge Hotelschool ontdekte Lindsay haar liefde voor gastvrijheid. Als salesmanager en evenementen organisator ging ze een intensieve periode door, maar bleef in balans door yoga. Door een aantal reizen naar Azië kreeg yoga meer en meer betekenis in haar leven en leek werken bij Delight Yoga een logische volgende stap.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lonneke Lamers

Lonneke Lamers

HathaYin YogaYoga BasicsMeditatieYin Yang,  Restorative,  Mindfulness

Na jaren yoga beoefend te hebben naast een drukke kantoorbaan, werd Lonneke nieuwsgierig naar meer. Een aantal dingen kwamen samen die haar bij yoga filosofie, mindfulness en Chinese geneeskunde brachten. Dit was een persoonlijk helingsproces.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lotte Ritzer

Lotte Ritzer

VinyasaYin YogaYoga BasicsYin Yang

Al zolang Lotte zich kan herinneren is ze geïnteresseerd in de werking van het lichaam, emoties en gedachten. Dus toen ze met yoga in aanraking kwam tijdens een van haar reizen door Azië, en de diepe helende werking ervan ontdekte, realiseerde ze meteen haar onschatbare betekenis.

Delight Yoga Staff - Lovely Uhlenbeek

Lovely Uhlenbeek

Yin YogaRestorative Yoga

Lovely’s journey on the spiritual path began on the age of 25. When she discovered the practice of meditation. Attending Zen meditation classes and Satsangs, she became fascinated with the question: ‘Who am I really?’. Self- inquiry became a very important part of her journey. She felt very much inspired by teachers like Adyashanti and Jeff Foster. And later on, also Mooji.

Delight Yoga Staff - Luca Bellucci

Luca Bellucci


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 (zwangerschapsyoga)

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 - Manda Oleary

Manda Oleary

Prenatal Yoga (zwangerschapsyoga)

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. Ballet gave her a deep understanding of the body but it wasn't until her very first yoga class that she was touched by the body's connection to the mind and soul.  

Delight Yoga Staff - Mariah Mansvelt Beck

Mariah Mansvelt Beck

Yin Yoga

Like most of us Mariah spends most of her time off of her yoga mat. It is however, on her yoga mat that Mariah finds the space and time for reflection, introspection and reconnection. Her yoga practice has become a tool to help her work on becoming a better human and making a positive impact on the world around her.

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

Meditatie,  Mindfulness,  Tibetan Healing Yoga

Na haar studie in business management volgde Mariette spontaan retraitedagen bij de Dalai Lama in Zuidfrankrijk. Via stoelmassage op kantoor raakte ze geïnteresseerd in Shiatsu en de taal van body & mind.

Delight Yoga Staff - Marije Roede

Marije Roede

Astanga Led

Beweging is altijd een belangrijk onderdeel in het leven van Marije geweest. Toen zij besloot om naar de universiteit te gaan om psychologie te studeren en om niet door te gaan met de dansacademie waar zij op dat moment op zat, kwam yoga in haar leven en die yoga vulde het gat op dat was ontstaan.

Delight Yoga Staff - Marilou van Hoek

Marilou van Hoek

Astanga LedMysore ProgramHathaPranayama

Marilou heeft Filippijnse roots en is als tiener naar Nederland gekomen. Ze zegt zelf dat ze hierdoor het beste van twee werelden in zich heeft: de oosterse en de westerse.

Delight Yoga Staff - Marjolein Vos

Marjolein Vos

Restorative YogaYoga Nidra

From a young age, Marjolein always wanted to help others, but she never quite knew how. She ended up studying Psychology in her hometown Amsterdam and there yoga entered her life. It was love at first sight. Her posture and energy changed, as well as how she perceived life.

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

More info coming soon...

Delight Yoga Staff - Melanie Fissendjidis

Melanie Fissendjidis

VinyasaYin Yoga

Yoga, meditation and mindfulness made their beautiful entrance into Melanie’s life 10 years ago, while she was studying in England. She wholeheartedly dove into the yoga scene and started to explore different yoga styles.     In 2014 she learned about Yin yoga, which inspired and changed her in unimaginable ways. This gentle, yet powerful style of yoga, taught Melanie to listen to and respect her body and its boundaries.

Delight Yoga Staff - Minna Vainikka

Minna Vainikka

Astanga Led

Everybody can practice yoga. This is Minna’s deep belief which she wants to share with the world.Through breath and movement, yoga has been a steady anchor in her life. It started as a small interest, over ten years ago, when she joined her first ashtanga yoga class in Finland. Only years later, after starting a daily Mysore practice with Claudia Pradella at Ashtanga Yoga Amsterdam, a new dimension of practice opened to her. It changed into a deeper inner exploration.

Delight Yoga Staff - Moena de Jong

Moena de Jong

HathaVinyasaYin YogaPranayamaYin Yang,  Restorative

Toen Moena enkele jaren geleden verdieping zocht in het lesgeven was het een logische stap om een yoga opleiding te gaan volgen.

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

HathaYin YogaPranayamaYin Yang,  Restorative

Nanneke teaches Yin, Hatha, Pranayama and Circular Breathing. Inspired by the teachings of Adyashanti and Eckhart Tolle, her classes focus on the reconnection with our true nature, where the emphasis often lies on a creative mix of breathing in motion, soft qigong movements, pranayama and meditation.

Delight Yoga Staff - Naomi Aikane

Naomi Aikane

HathaYin YogaYin Yang

Naomi is a versatile teacher specialized in psoas and fascia focused yoga therapy, personal sessions, as well as yoga for the eyes. Naomi teaches in a friendly, encouraging way aimed to provide you with an efficient, vibrant practice and enable you to tap into your deepest truth, connect with what is essential and nourish yourself in your core.

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 Rasing

Nathalie Rasing

HathaRestorative YogaYoga Nidra

As a Dutchie with Indonesian roots Nathalie feels the connection to Eastern wisdom and practices grow stronger with the years.    She started her yoga practice in Amsterdam many years ago and quickly felt the urge to deepen her understanding by emerging herself in the 3-year Iyengar teacher training. While continuing the advanced Iyengar training she began to widen her practice of yoga and Eastern philosophy.

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 - Nick Presser

Nick Presser

Astanga LedYin Yoga,  Astanga Mysore (Beginners)

Nick is a KPJAYI and SYC level 2 authorized Ashtanga teacher as well as a 500 E-RYT. He is a dedicated student of R. Sharath Jois and continues to make yearly pilgrimages to Mysore, India, to study with his teacher.

Delight Yoga Staff - Ombretta Dettori

Ombretta Dettori

Astanga LedPrenatal Yoga (zwangerschapsyoga),  Ayurveda,  Astanga Mysore (Beginners)

Ombretta is an Ayurveda Practitioner (Academy of Ayurvedic Studies) specialised in women's health, pregnancy and postpartum (Arya Ayurveda, India) and experienced in Pancakarma procedures (Yojana Ayurveda). She is also a Birth Doula (BIA Doula, Amsterdam) and an Ayurveda Postpartum Caregiver (Centre for Sacred Window Studies, California), an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher (200hrs YTT, Gregor Mahele and Monica Gauci)

Delight Yoga Staff - Pamela Driessen

Pamela Driessen

HathaVinyasaPrenatal Yoga (zwangerschapsyoga)

Pamela Driessen was born in The Netherlands and raised in the tropics. Living in different countries and experiencing different cultures was very enriching and dynamic. What remained constant was her love for dance and movement. As a ballet dancer, she was used to moving her body and pushing her boundaries.

Delight Yoga Staff - Patricia Veltri

Patricia Veltri

HathaVinyasaYin YogaYin Yang

Yoga maakt al heel lang deel uit van Patricia’s leven. Ze was negen jaar toen ze voor het eerst iemand yoga zag beoefenen. Dat was haar grootmoeder die, terug na een half jaar in een ashram in India, elke morgen yoga deed.

Delight Yoga Staff - Patty Smit

Patty Smit

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 - Philine Nugteren

Philine Nugteren


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 - Rania de Vroedt

Rania de Vroedt

Prenatal Yoga (zwangerschapsyoga)

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

HathaYin YogaPrenatal Yoga (zwangerschapsyoga)

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

More info coming soon...

Delight Yoga Staff - Rolandjan Van Mulligen

Rolandjan Van Mulligen

Yin YogaMeditatieYin Yang,  Restorative,  Mindfulness

Toen Rolandjan in 2001 deelname aan zijn eerste Vipassana retraite, beïnvloedde dat zijn leven enorm. Zelfonderzoek en de zoektocht naar wat echt is kwamen centraal te staan.

Delight Yoga Staff - Roos Neeter

Roos Neeter


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 (zwangerschapsyoga)

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


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

VinyasaYin YogaYin 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 - Saske Wentink

Saske Wentink

Astanga LedMysore Program

More info coming soon...

Delight Yoga Staff - Satya Katiza

Satya Katiza

Astanga LedHathaVinyasaMeditatieHealing Yoga,  Restorative,  Satsang

Katiza Satya is yogini met hart en ziel. Katiza is een zeer ervaren Registered Yoga Teacher bij de Yoga Alliance (ERYT500-RYT 500) en is bevoegd om leraren op te leiden op de 200- en 500-uur niveau’s.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sido Wijga

Sido Wijga

Astanga LedMysore ProgramYin YogaYoga Basics,  Restorative

Sido kwam in 2008 uit nieuwsgierigheid naar een yoga les boven zijn werkplek, dit was één van de eerste lessen van Kristin Vikjord in Amsterdam (mede-oprichtster van Delight Yoga). Dit is waar hij Astanga Vinyasa ontdekte. Al snel merkte hij wat een positieve invloed yoga had op zijn lichamelijke en mentale gesteldheid.

Delight Yoga Staff - Simona Schimanovich

Simona Schimanovich


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 - Simone Verkaik

Simone Verkaik

Yin YogaYin Yang

Simone’s Yoga journey started in 2015 after traveling to India and reading about Buddhism and Hinduism for the first time. At that time, Simone was in her second year of her academic studies and for the duration of her studies, she lived a double life: being a full-time student and living a life full of stress and a-not-so healthy lifestyle while at the same time being a part-time astanga yogi waking up early to do her yoga practice every morning.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sjoerd Dragtsma

Sjoerd Dragtsma


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 LedYin YogaYin Yang

Skadi begon haar passie voor beweging al op een jonge leeftijd. Als kind leerde zij al vroeg experimenteren met het menselijk lichaam waardoor ze op elf jarige leeftijd in het NL jeugdteam voor Gymnastiek belande. Na drie jaar van intense trainingen en wedstrijden moest ze haar olympische droom laten gaan vanwege verschillende blessures aan haar linkerhand.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sophie Fleur Jongebloed

Sophie Fleur Jongebloed


Sophie Fleur has a gift for connecting people with themselves ('we are the company we keep’ - my teacher Deborah Claire Bagg) and others. On the mat and around the dinner table. She is a libra, food writer, lemon lover, and yoga teacher.    Sophie Fleur first discovered yoga at Delight, back in 2012. The serene experience of space, the subtle graceful movement of the human body, and its mystic history she experienced there, instantly restored something within Sophie Fleur.

Delight Yoga Staff - Sterre Ferf

Sterre Ferf


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 LedVinyasa

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


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 - Tine te Winkel

Tine te Winkel

Born in the Netherlands Tine developed a strong connection with water. In her work as a water economist it is her daily practice to re-establish the balance between nature and modern human society. Even so is balance and connection the driving force behind Tine’s yoga practice.

Delight Yoga Staff - Valéry van Gorp

Valéry van Gorp

Free Movement

Dancing is breathing! Breathing is life.   Valéry’s first encounter with free movement and yoga was during her education at the dance academy,later on at the conservatory. She took it on stage while performing and most important in daily life. From that humbling experience she loves to share it with everyone who feels interested.

Delight Yoga Staff - Vera Kaye

Vera Kaye

Yin Yoga,  Restorative,  Restorative Yoga

Vera has a background in physical education, sports and theatre. She attended her first Yoga class in 2002 while studying to become an all-round theatre performer in Amsterdam. Yoga was one of several ways to keep her performer's body in shape, but after an on-stage injury, Yoga also became the way she explored her new physical state. ⁠Changes quickly started to show on levels beyond the physical.

Delight Yoga Staff - Victoria (Tory) Raven Hyndman

Victoria (Tory) Raven Hyndman

HathaVinyasaYoga BasicsPranayama,  Restorative,  Ayurveda

Op een luchtig manier, maar trouw aan de authentieke yoga leer, maakt Victoria in haar yogalessen gebruik van de wijsheid van Ayurveda, om haar studenten de mogelijkheid te bieden om door fysieke yogabeoefening toegang te krijgen tot spiritualiteit.

Delight Yoga Staff - Wendy Wanner

Wendy Wanner

Yin YogaPrenatal Yoga (zwangerschapsyoga)

Wendy heeft ruim 6 jaar ervaring als massage therapeut en yogadocent. Eerst deed ze dat nog naast een hectische communicatiefunctie.

Delight Yoga Staff - Yemanja Gottges

Yemanja Gottges

Astanga Led

Yemanja discovered yoga and Delight in 2011. Ever since her love and dedication for this path of self-knowledge has only grown more strongly. In 2017 she completed the 200 hrs (traditional Astanga oriented) basic teacher training with Claudia Pradella and Eva Ugolini.