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Meer dan 20 jaar geleden volgde ik mijn eerste yoga les. Helaas kwam ik meestal gehaast en gestrest de les binnen vallen en ontging mij geheel de essentie van yoga. Toch was er iets in yoga dat me aantrok en ben ik lessen blijven volgen. Het heeft nog wat jaren geduurd voordat ik de innerlijke rust had om te ervaren wat yoga brengt, maar inmiddels weet ik dat yoga mijn weg is.
Maar over yoga moet je niet praten, dat moet je doen! Dan kom je er vanzelf achter wat het met je doet. Ik hoop je snel in een van mijn lessen te zien!
Cassandra zegt: ‘Yoga een cadeautje aan jezelf, iedere practice weer. En ik wil dat cadeautje met zoveel mogelijk mensen delen.’
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.
Na Kunst en Filosofie studies, vertrok Robinson naar India om te verdiepen in de filosofie van Yoga. Daar begon de fysieke practice te wortelen in haar dagelijks leven, toen ze leerde van Iyengar en Hatha leraren. Eenmaal terug in Nederland werd ze verliefd op Vinyasa. “Het voelde alsof ik eindelijk mijn mind kon beschouwen van een afstand, en echt in mijn lichaam kon rusten. Dat gaf mij zoveel meer plezier in het leven.
Het is mijn passie om anderen te helpen verbinding te maken met hun lijf, en rustiger te laten voelen in hun hoofd. Soms is dat spanning loslaten, soms juist kracht activeren.
In mijn lessen zal ik starten met stabilisatie en vanuit daar begeleiden door vloeiende beweging.”
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
Geboren en getogen in Den Haag Fi is een fanatiek Yogi, Danseres and Kunstenaar. Al reisende over de wereled heef Fi haar kennis opgedaan en opleiding gevolged in California, India, Singapore, UK, Bali, Caribbean. In Rishikesh, India heeft Fi haar RYT 200 hours yoga teacher training in Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa gehaald. Fi combineert haar Masters in Creative Arts Therapy met haar passie voor dans en yoga. Zij legt verband tussen oosterse filosofie en westerse cultuur om zodoende bij te dragen aan het emotionele en geestelijke welzijn van de mens. Fi geeft les in diverse stijlen van yoga, pilates, workshops en therapeutishe sessies aan volwassenen,tieners en kinderen.
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 🙂