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About 20 years ago I experienced yoga for the first time. Unfortunately I used to come in class running and stressed, which made me fail to experience the essence of yoga. Yet there was something that attracted me and so I continued to attend classes. It still took some years to find the inner peace to fully enjoy what yoga brings, but now I know that yoga is my path.
But, yoga is not a thing to talk about. You need to practice it! Only then you’ll discover what it can provide to you. I hope to see you soon in one of my classes!
Cassandra says: ‘Yoga is a gift to yourself, each and every practice. And I’d like to share this gift with as many people as possible.‘
With her passion for sports and movement and drive for innovation, Angelica came into contact with yoga in 2005. They practiced a few years yoga when she lost her job during a trip and decided to become Angelique certified yoga teacher (RYT500) in India further into yoga verdiepen.In 2010 and has since let many different teachers and different yoga styles inspire.
Angelique says: ‘I am a Dutch yogini, a former nomad, a traveler and still on a journey called life! By practicing yoga, I learn about myself. I’ve learned to be more aware; To be the observer of my thoughts. I’m not a saint. I love wine and I love chocolate cakes and I’m pretty sure I will from time to time judgment. What I find is that I try to be the best version of myself important, without judgment, because we are our own worst critics and it is all too easy to criticize others. Dare to look at yourself! Reflect. Through the physical body we discover ourselves. On your yoga mat and into daily life: Physically and mentally. I think you can only grow in life if you are willing to feel uncomfortable in new situations!’
I have been always trying to balance my life between my two true loves: Ballet and Law. Except for being a ballet teacher and pilates-yoga instructor, I am a lawyer specialising in Maritime Law. Twelve years ago when I was firstly introduced to pilates and yoga, I immediately fell in love and – needless to say – I never stopped practicing ever since.
My pilates and yoga studies in London and New York coupled with my ten years of teaching experience in Greece have honed my ability to identify imbalances in my students’ bodies and encourage them to improve their skills and overcome any deficits. Moreover, my ballet background has always influenced my classes during which I share my passion for graceful movement and flow while paying particular attention to technique, alignment and control.
With a lot of fun I teach yoga at different locations. I’m also a (holistic) life coach. I enjoy giving workshops and organizing national and international yoga retreats. Every day I’m grateful that I can share my knowledge and experience with others. A life in which I can help others and learning myself at the same time makes me feel like i never have to work again.
In 2007 I was looking to find an authentic meditation teacher and found hi in the centre of Rotterdam. Since then I have been following the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist Teacher Lama Jigme Namgyal at the Buddhist Centre Phuntsok Cho Lin in Rotterdam. For an number of years already I have been facilitating several study groups and a meditation course together with fellow students. Next to this I work as a graphic designer, produce music and practice Ashtanga yoga.
Keep your own autonomy and do not disturb other’s minds. – Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok
When I was a teenager, I discovered a great interest for Asia and its traditions and disciplines, and I was fascinated by different writers describing this ancient culture. I came to The Netherlands from Italy to work as a cook, and looking for a method to relieve the stress of a very demanding job, I was introduced to Yoga by a friend of mine. Since then, Yoga became part of my daily life: practice brought me love, health and peace of mind. Eventually, my friend became a Swami and guided me along this beautiful path for the last 8 years.
In 2011, I travelled around Asia experiencing my meditation path through different kinds of retreats, and in January 2015 I quit my job to dedicate all my time to Yoga and to deepen my knowledge and practice. Then, I went to Florence to become a Yoga teacher. There I discovered the importance of the breath, the energy of life which calms the mind and creates transformation when it is connected with movement. Since than i fell in love with the Ashtanga practice and its modifications, giving in my classes a dynamic sequence of poses, based on the connection between breath and movement, to flow through the asanas and wake up the mind, energise the body, and let go of thoughts while at it, you reach this point where energy and relaxation meet.
In this life there are no guarantees. Everything changes. We evolve and grow, but only if we allow life to flow organically and encourage movement within and around us. Yoga has had various personal evolutions and spiritual shifts. I take each day as it comes, with no expectations which I then integrate into my yoga practice and teachings. Life has thrown me some hard challenges. I am grateful to still be here, and share my love for yoga, the body and this crazy life. Acceptance is key and in my classes I just want my students to Do You and Be You. Expect playfullness, good beats, humor, body safety and awareness and above all “soul time” in my classes. Hope to see you on your mats!
Fi de Wit
Born and Raised in The Hague Fi is a Yogi, Dancer and Visual artist. Fi acquired her certification in RYT 200 hours yoga teacher training in Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa in Rishikesh, India. Fascinated by eastern philosophy and finding new innovative ways to incorporate it in modern western culuture.Fi is deeply intrigued by emotions and how they manifest in our bodies. Whilst on her travels around the world Fi has acquired and discovered knowledge and techniques in the body/mind realm. Educated in masters of creative arts therapy it is her aim to enrich the lives of those she works with bring body mind awareness and wellbeing. Fi teaches diverse styles of yoga, pilates, workshops and therapeutic sessions to adults, adolescents and kids.
From the age of 5 I have been intensively engaged in ballet and other dance forms and later attended dance academy. Through years of physically demanding training I noticed that my body needed more stability and strength, but especially a more holistic approach. Yoga offered it all.
In my lessons, playfulness comes first: never forget to play! The experiment, continuing to challenge yourself in a relaxed way, play with balance and discover what you thought you could never do: yoga is so much fun! I like organic movement and creating creative flows connected to the breath.
Originally from Japan. I am a yoga teacher, a Feldenkrais teacher, and a mother of two. After I devoted my life to dance for 18 years, I encountered yoga. Yoga has been always there for me and it became the simplest way to come back to myself.
Feldenkrais method is also a big passion for me. The method taught me the world and keeps inspiring me. And through the method, I have deep knowledge of anatomy as well.
“The ability to learn in synonymous with free choice and free will.” by Moshe Feldenkrais
Hope to see you in the studio!