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Are you certified and will you fit within a team that teaches no nonsense yoga? Please send a message. We look forward to getting to know you!
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.‘
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!
My name is Chy. Yoga has been an important part of my life for over 15 years, and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and fearless. I have always been active, but I got hooked on yoga when I was pregnant with my first child. I have practiced it regularly since.
I went on to become a 200 RYT certified yoga instructor. My style is power yoga, based on the Ashtanga primary series. I am also an avid hiker and marathon enthusiast. I try to see the humor in yoga poses and often practice my yoga poses in amusing environments, such as during a hike, after arriving at the finish line of a marathon, or simply on a frozen lake nearby. For me, yoga is a journey, and I enjoy every stage of it. I would like to share the joy of yoga with you.
After her art and philosophy studies, Robinson left for India to explore the philosophy of Yoga. She then became hooked on the postural practice of yoga as she spend time with Iyengar and Hatha teachers. Back in Holland she started to develop deep love for Vinyasa.
“I felt like I travelled out of the mind and into the body which gave me so much more joy in life.
I am passionate about helping you to connect to your body and feel better in your body. Whether that’s releasing any tension/stress or find your inner strength. In my classes I will guide you to stabilize and then flow with ease from that fundament.”
I came to the Netherlands from the high desert of the southwestern United States. Yoga first found me there, where I was introduced to Ashtanga by an Vietnam veteran who became a yoga teacher after his service in the US army. The strictness of his teaching style (no jewelry, no water, no excuses) appealed to me immediately, as did the progressive, constructive nature of the Ashtanga asanas.
Some years later through a series of happen stance occurrences, I found three teachers at once who inspired me to make yoga an increasingly important part of my life. I now teach in the tradition of these extraordinary beings, with a focus on strong practice, dynamic movement, and the melding of the mental conditioning with the physical.
I strive to open doors of possibility for students on the mat, and like for people to leave my classes as they have done something good and powerful for themselves.
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.
My name is Samaneh, lover of nature, animal welfare, and all kinds of yoga styles! I used to do another job. Every morning when I was waking up, thinking is it really what I want to do for my entire life?! Till I found yoga! I had several experiences in doing other exercises but for me, yoga and its challenges were all the things which I needed! It helped me through some of the hardest moments of my life. It was amazing, after several years I found peace, happiness, and health altogether. At first yoga class was just a place to release stress and tension. But later, I was thrilled to do yoga more and more. Then through my be loving and encouraging yoga master, I went to India to pass a series of classes and be certified as an international yoga instructor. The different styles I greeted on this path taught me a lot about yoga and also about myself. On the other hand, it allowed me to fulfil my desire to help people finding calmness and awareness.
I believe that no matter where in the world you are, you can always rely on yoga to speak to you and others.
I hope I can help you finding peace, grow stronger, healthier and happier each and every day! see you soon on your mat!
Originally from Finland, the year 2016 I found my way into the Netherlands to study becoming a clinical psychologist. Along the way I noticed that a more spiritual framework was needed to explore the human experience – yoga became my main focus.
My yoga mat is a place where I can return to no matter what happens in life. I know my practice will always be there for me independent of the phase in my life. For me, meditation and yoga are the most comprehensive tools to adapt to life and learn more about myself. I have been trained in Vinyasa and Yin yoga. Hope to see you on the mat!
Yoga has literally helped me stand up after a bad fall from an old ankle injury due to competitive sport while growing up in Malaysia. I was looking for something other than the monotonous routine of the gym to rehabilitate my ankle when the decision was made to step into my first Hatha yoga class. The physical challenge and the inner stillness have kept me returning to the practice. After some years of regular practice, I completed a Hatha Vinyasa teacher training course in Bali in 2014. My exploration continues through self-practice and attendance of workshops and masterclasses. My classes are a blend of mindful movement and breathwork to help create a calm space within you.
This is me in three words: Openness, exploration, growth. Things that make me smile: Seeing compassionate people committing acts of serving one another.
I teach yoga because I have loved and practiced physical activities since early childhood. In the Summer of 2015 I was randomly introduced to yoga on a beach in Spain. Just by looking, from afar, I began to mirror those asana’s. In that moment; yoga provided me with physical, mental, and spiritual healing. It continues to provide me with the beauty of each present moment while breathing, moving, and connecting with myself.
Hi everyone 🙂 I am Katerina, or officially Aikaterini! I am a yin and vinyasa yoga teacher. Originally from Greece, and living in The Netherlands since 2014. I followed my first yoga class when I first moved to Enschede, and became a student at Banyan shortly afterward. I love long walks outside, in-line skating, fermenting foods, and reading! Yoga helps me get out of my head and into my belly, small steps every time 🙂