Aafke studeerde communicatie en culturele antropologie aan de Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam en specialiseerde zich in religie en symbology. Ze beoefent yoga sinds 2005 een geeft les sinds 2008. Ze heeft actief boeddhistische practices beoefend en verdiept zich in het Taoism. Ze houdt ervan theorie in praktijk te brengen en ook verschillende spirituele practices te theoretiseren en te begrijpen.
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.
Yin, Mindfulness, Restorative Yoga
Alison fell in love with Amsterdam when she came to the city in 1995. Having given up her publishing work to raise three children, Alison has been fortunate to have studied yoga for over 25 years and has practised in different traditions from Iyengar and Ashtanga to Yin.
Alixe always knew she wanted to change the world. Starting in corporate life she discovered that the real change can only be made when the change is made within. After a PTSD Alixe went on her own healing journey, when reconnecting with her True Self and coming back home (within) she could not, not start to guide other people back to their own Inner Being.
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.
Anouk Neijsen Health food nutritionist Special for the Delight Spring Detox we asked Anouk to be available for extra advice. Do you have particular issues you want to work with during this detox process? Would you like to integrate additional cleansing practices (like enema’s) in your detox program? Yes? Then Anouk can help you. About Anouk From an early age Anouk has been very interested in healthy living and eating. When she started to develop a regular Astanga yoga practice her awareness of the influence of food on body and mind grew further. While doing her first teacher training in 2012 she learned more about different philosophies on food and this lead her to experiment with the effects different foods and diets have on her. In the same year she did her first detox during a yoga retreat in Thailand. This was a transformative experience – with impressing effects both body and mind. This made her want to learn more about detoxing. In 2015 she graduated in the ‘Detox coach’ course at the Sonnevelt institute. Nowadays there are many different views on what constitutes a healthy diet. Especially after doing a detox many people want advise on how to continue eating while keeping the feeling of lightness and peace of mind that they experienced while detoxing. Apart from that Anouk wanted to be able to form her own opinion on all the different diets that are being advised. This lead her to do the ‘Health food nutritionist’ course at Civas. “The most important lesson I have learned is that food has a very strong influence on our health but also that every body is different. It is my passion to help you find out what your body needs to function at its best and make you feel happy and alive!” Request a personal consultation Anouk via firstname.lastname@example.org. - 25 minutes for €25 - 50 minutes for €50
Antar Khirad ('Inner Wisdom') got his Sanyas in 1996 at the community of 'Osho', enlightened Master in Pune. Born in the northern part of India in a Shatriya family, he was raised with 'Sanatan Dharma' (Eternal Religion). Through the journey of life he has been with different mystics and masters, and lived in several communes and ashrams.
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.
Claire studeerde in 2005 af als danseres aan de Fontys dansacademie te Tilburg. Als uitvoerend danseres en dans docent heeft Claire veel gereisd en geleerd van verschillende culturen en inspirerende leraren op haar pad. Ze kwam al snel in aanraking met yoga en ze merkte hoeveel goeds dit haar deed, zowel fysiek als mentaal.
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.
How did yoga cross your path? “Probably a long time ago…before this lifetime ;-). Like all of us - when we are babies, toddlers, children - we (know how to) connect to that what we really are and some of us see the unseen.
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.
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.
Emma’s exploration along the path of self-enquiry started with a journey around the globe in 2011. These travels also guided her to India, a place that became a second home over the years and helped her find a deeper, more meaningful yoga practise that focussed less on just the physical part of yoga.
Vinyasa, Hatha 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.
Gabriele Karpf is a healing practitioner who has set up her own clinic in Munich in 1999. Her clinical emphasis lies on Ayurvedic Medicine and Psychotherapy. She also shares her wisdom and teachings through retreats, workshops and lectures.
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.
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.
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!
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. She loves learning and has continued to deepen her studies through an Advanced Teacher Training at Delight that will be completed at the end of 2018.
Astanga Led, Astanga Mysore, Yin, 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.
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.
Jen Orlando moved to Den Haag in 2017 from New York, where she spent the last 9 years learning yoga and using it as a tool for thriving in a fast-paced world. What started off as a physical practice evolved into a practice of self-transformation and self-regulation.
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.
After a turbulent life Jonas felt stuck in the moment. There was no where to go but to surrender and to go inwards. Connecting more and more to a spiritual practice with different kinds of yoga he eventually fell in love with yin yoga. This was coming home for him. Following his heart he signed up for a teacher training with José de Groot.
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.
Kimberly has been immersed in Buddhist study and practice for the last 20 years. She has received personal instruction and training from some of the greatest Tibetan teachers of our time who authorised her to teach. In addition, she has also studied with some of the leading scientists, pioneers and teachers of mindfulness, loving kindness and self-compassion in the West.
Astanga Led, Prenatal Yoga, 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.
Lisanne’s passie voor yoga begon in een hete Bikram yoga studio in Amsterdam in 2008. De intense lessen waren in eerste instantie een manier om stoom af te blazen van haar stressvolle leven als mode ontwerpster. Al gauw bracht het haar ook spirituele ervaringen die langzaam uitvloeiden in haar leven ‘off the mat’. In 2012 verhuisde ze met haar man naar Azie en ontdekte daar vele andere vormen van yoga waardoor haar liefde voor de ‘practice’ steeds sterker groeide. Ze volbracht haar eerste YTT in 2013 met Yandara in Bali, onder leiding van Christopher Perkins. Toen ze zwanger raakte besloot ze haar yoga studie te verdiepen en volgde een zeer uitgebreide Prenatale Vinyasa YTT in Bali in 2014 met Jennifer More. Lisanne ziet lesgeven vooral als het doorgeven en delen van wat haar is geleerd en wat ze zelf ervaard in haar eigen leven, zowel op als naast de mat. Haar lessen zijn open, eerlijk, sensitief en aanmoedigend. Soms uitdagend, nooit té serieus. Het is haar doel om mensen te helpen de schoonheid te ontdekken van de adem en de beweging, om te helpen energie te brengen tot in de kleine teen, nog even iets verder te reiken en dan uit te dagen om daar zachtheid te vinden. Nu ze weer terug is in Amsterdam is ze enthousiast het yoga landschap van haar geboortestad aan het her-ontdekken; terwijl ze tevens in verwachting is van haar tweede kindje.
Hatha, Yin, Yoga Basics, Meditatie, Yin 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.
Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Basics, Yin 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.
Astanga Led, Vinyasa, Mantra Meditation
“Yoga is the state where you are missing nothing.” Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati Since her very first class, Lydia Aytogmus has been mesmerized by the transformative power and therapeutic impact of yoga; that by means of breath and movement on the mat, we can explore the interconnectedness of all off the mat.
Maartje geeft naast haar werkzaamheden als Studio Manager ook trainingen in Mindfulness. Tijdens haar werk in de geestelijke gezondheidszorg, is Maartje op zoek gegaan naar manieren om mensen echt verder te helpen. Want bepaalde patronen (in je gedrag) kun je alleen veranderen wanneer je er zelf bewust van bent.
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.
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.
Meditatie, Pranayama, Restorative
Matsyendra’s yogalessen gaan van hart tot hart. Hij legt een verbinding tussen de uiterlijke yoga van houding en ademhaling en de innerlijke yoga van concentratie en meditatie. Hij geeft les in de klassieke Hatha yoga stijl, met invloeden van zijn eigen Kundalini Tantra en Kriya Yoga practice.
Matt Corigliano was raised with the Ashtanga Yoga practice and teachings as both of his parents were long time, dedicated students of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the early 80’s. In addition to many trips of study in Mysore, India Matt’s close proximity to the direct teachings of Ashtanga yoga from a young age give him a firm and rare understanding of the subtleties and nuances of learning and transmitting this practice, something more and more rare these days.
In 2012 Max decided to quit his job and move to Manila to travel and work. Just before he left for Manila, he discovered meditation. Amazed by the positive results in his daily life, his first Vinyasa yoga class soon followed. He loved moving the body in a flow and the awareness on the breath.
Megan began an Ashtanga practice at the start of her career in higher education after completing her graduate work in creative writing in the U.S. What started as a search for an exercise to reduce stress and connect philosophy to practice, the yoga led her to her first teacher and, eventually, to her first trip to the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.
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.
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.
Her hate-love affair with yoga is still there, even after 7 years of practicing. It stays a confrontation, time and time again. To be conscious about the unconscious and becoming an honoring-the-present ‘you’. For her yoga is more and more a beautiful and limitless ‘tool’ to access our true nature.
Pascale started practicing yoga following the home birth of her son in 1992, with a Shivananda book in the Philippines where she was living. She felt so empowered that she decided to make it her profession after the homebirth of her daughter in 1994. She certified with yoga and massage at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the USA, in 1996.
Hatha, Vinyasa, Yoga Basics, Hatha Restorative
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.
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.
After travelling to India at the age of 18, Sanne started her studies at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. During her studies she discovered a reoccurring subject in her work; a deep interest in understanding human behaviour and exploring the inner and outer realms of being.
I first came in to contact with yoga in a white room with a tree in the middle and Katiza Satya gently guiding how to salute and acknowledge the sun. I was young, tender and touched - a trace of wonder left behind. Years later while studying Art History at the University of Amsterdam, I began discovering Ashtanga Yoga in 2009 here at Delight Yoga. I've been practicing daily since 2012.
After studying Econometrics and working for several start up companies, Shari became aware that the way she lived was too stressful for her and found herself burned out for about a year. During that period she started doing yoga everyday, mostly Yin yoga, and felt that it was exactly what she needed in her life.
Astanga Led, Astanga Mysore, Yin, Yoga 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.
Absorbed by Ayurveda for more than a decade, Susan is deeply invested in helping people transform their vitality and become their best selves through practical use of classic Ayurvedic nutrition, herbs, warm oil treatments, education and yoga. She is the founder & lead practitioner at Atma Ayurveda, a full- spectrum wellness clinic offering Ayurvedic consult & treatment programs in Amsterdam, where she specializes in women’s health & menopause.
Susanne is continuously exploring life, healing, intimacy and connection in her own practice. Connecting to the authentic wisdom of her body and staying present with both light and darkness, was her main focus since 2008.
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.
Hatha, Hatha & Pranayama
Veronica Perez is a professional dancer from Cuba. After years of theatre performing experience she felt the curiosity to go deeper into the universe of her body and her search took her to Yoga and its philosophy, attracting her so much that she decided to move to India.
Hatha, Vinyasa, Yoga Basics, Pranayama, 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.