teachers

jenny m.

This is me in three words:
Radiant. Creative. Love
Things that make me smile:
My morning coffee. A good story or joke. A new adventure.
I teach yoga because:
I teach yoga because it’s a beautiful pathway to radical self-love, the nectar to our honey, our inner joy.

rachel v.

This is me in three words:
Positive, open, upbeat
Things that make me happy:
The sun, the sea and my family (moving with dance and yoga)
I teach yoga because:
I started practicing yoga when I was 19 after I stopped dancing. For me yoga gave me space, in my mind, my body and I wanted to share that feeling with others. Next to my yoga related classes I also teach Pilates, something I have been doing since I danced.

lynn w.

This is me in three words:
Sunshine-y, wise & compassionate
Things that make me smile:
The smell of pine trees, warm autumn colors, walking along the beach with my dog, and good food & inspiring conversations with friends and family.
I teach yoga because:
Connection. With others, myself & the world around us.

anthony m.

Anthony is a Bodyworker and Yoga teacher, originally from the UK, now based in Rotterdam. His ‘Hatha Yoga’ classes, at Balanzs, combine carefully sequenced Asana (postures) with his knowledge of the body’s mechanics, from his experience as a Yoga teacher, Gymnast, Dancer and his training in Manual Therapy and Thai Yoga Massage. The class will always contain options and various opportunities to both advance the postures or modify, giving your the space to listen, to challenge, and to relieve the body.

andre-louis d.

This is me in three words:
"hello beautiful yogis!"
Things that make me smile:
my 2 boys, good coffee, kindness, my own jokes (laugh more than smileπŸ˜‚), sunshine!, the ocean, the wifey's smile and chocolate
I teach yoga because:
i love to see people bloom into more than they thought possible.

eleni v.

This is me in three words:
Kind, positive and creative. 😍
Things that make me smile:
Another smile in front of me, a sunny day, the view of the deep blue sea, dancing, a cookie, a cup of freshly brewed coffee and of course the feeling of fulfilment after a yoga and pilates practice!
I teach yoga and pilates because:
It is my way to contribute to my students' well being and health. I love communicating graceful movement, flow, breathing practices, balancing and stretching while paying attention to detail, technique, alignment and control.

iris b.

This is me in three words:
Little crazy, enthusiastic, adventurous
Things that make me smile:
Almost everything ;-) Stupid jokes, being with friends and family, Luna (the sweetest dog), yoga, food, wine, travel.. etc etc...
I teach yoga because:
Love to connect with people. Feel the energy that everyone is sharing.
 

isabel s.

This is me in three words:
Strong, kind, driven
Things that make me smile:
my cat, mathematics, leafy plants
I teach yoga because:
as an ex-proffesional dancer i enjoy letting people experience their bodies as a sensory vessel in which they can explore sensations and feeling through conscious movement

natalia p.

This is me in three words:
Free, moving, energy
Things that make me smile:
People smiling makes me smile. See people caring from each other makes me smile and go to the airport πŸ˜‚
I teach yoga because:
I guide people through movement because I believe in the healing power that the movement has. Aesthetic, through body awareness I believe we can change a lot of things in our body and mind.

iris t.

This is me in three words:
A wondering, heartfelt, spirited human-being.
Things I like:
The smell of freshly baked bread.The sleeping faces of my babies (also their naughty faces... actually their faces in general :p). The sun, shining upon a heavy set of clouds.
I teach yoga because:
Yoga called me. Yoga connects people. Yoga moves, lifts, grounds, heals, shifts, in short: causes great awe for this life.

katherine m.

This is me in three words:
Enthusiastic, creative & curious.
Things that make me smile:
Quality time with the people I love, cuddles with my cats and taking time out to follow a yoga class!
I teach yoga because:
I'm passionate about making yoga practice something that's accessible yet challenging for everyone.
 

nikky t.

This is me in 3 words: kind, dreamer, calm
Things that make me smile: my cats, sarcastic humor, dancing
I teach yoga because I love seeing my cliënts leave relaxed, satisfied and happy. Making someone feel good about themselfs inside and out.

fi d.

This is me in three words:
Dreamer, optimist, idealist
Things that make me smile:
Positive attitude, Watching hard work pay off & Chai lattes
I teach yoga because:
I love sharing the ancient knowledge of yoga facilitating an outlet for people that is both physical & spiritual

katya b.

This is me in three words:
Sensitivity, connection, growth.
Things that make me smile:
My friends, summer memories, clumsy puppies, and my evil cat.
I teach yoga because: 
Yoga helps to relax, to take better care of yourself, to balance difficult life events and to blossom no matter what.
 

fedde p.

This is me in three words:
Friendly, cuddly & insecure
Things that make me smile:
Happy students, smart observations and gestures of kindness make me smile; funny sounds make me giggle
I teach yoga because:
I teach AcroYoga because it is the most fun two people can do together; the cooperation and togetherness almost makes you fall in love with everybody you train with: it makes you realise that people are meant to play together!

fanny g.

This is me in three words:
An enthusiastic frenchie mom
 Things that make me smile:
Trying new food, observing a dog jumping in the water, feeling the sun warming up my body
I teach yoga because:
It makes me happy. I like the impact we, as teachers, can have on our students, helping them learn more about their own body and mind.

tim g.

This is me in three words:
Keep it playful
Things that make me smile:
Funky acrobatic moves, cheesy movie lines, doggies and cats
I teach yoga because:
To help people realise they are stronger and more capable than they might think they are

tim r. d.

This is me in 3 words:
Passionate, modest and powerful
Things that make me smile:
Walks in the nature, a yoga class and chocolate
I teach yoga because:
It makes me feel so happy and grateful. It literally is what I like to do best
 

angelique s.

This is me in three words:
Happy Healthy Yogimum
Things that make me smile:
Being around lovely people, traveling, good food, chocolate and of course A good yoga class
I teach yoga because:
It’s the best ‘job’ to have and it brings me joy and energy!

tove e.

This is me in three words:
Just do it. (no spon ;-))
Things that make me smile:
When my little monkey smiles, dancing with friends, but also a good glass of wine every now and then :-)
I teach yoga because:
I love to share my passion with others, helping them to become more connected with their body, mind and heart.
 

sylvie v.

This is me in three words:
Strong & kindhearted & go-getter
Things that make me happy:
When people are kind, friendly & show that they care
I teach yoga because:
I want others to experience that great feeling that yoga gives you when you breathe and flow.

anne rose v.

This is me in three words:
Caring, intuitive, curious
Things that make me smile: Animals, kids, beauty in nature, Disney movies, singing, dancing, smoothies, sweet connections
I teach yoga because:
I love how it brings us closer to ourselves, closer to peace, closer to a happier, kinder world

luca b.

This is me in three words:
Sharp edged harmonic passionate 
Things that make me smile:
My little niece, the face of yogis in savasana after a strong class
I teach yoga because:
It taught me how to organise chaos and I believe that that's a tool I need to share. It's benefits, it's healing and humbleness.

dong z.

This is me in three words:
To-the -point, playful, down-to-earth
Things that make me smile:
Being connected with myself, with others and with the nature
I teach yoga because:
I am keen to inspire people to discover their own healing power, life energy and self- love.

johanna e.

This is me in three words:
Caring, methodical, and gentle
Things that make me smile:
Animals, watching people come out of savasana, a good joke (actually, the really bad ones as well)
I teach yoga because:
I like to hold space for people to experience and explore themselves via the body and the breath

willemieke v.

This is me in three words:
Committed, Loving, Bubbly
Things that make me smile:
Coffee, Smiles, Dancing, Yoga, Adventures, Autumn
I teach yoga because:
Through yoga you reconnect and ground yourself, you explore new possibilities and pathways to growth. I find it endlessly empowering to guide others on their journey.

sanja m.

This is me in three words:
Devoted, patient, playful
Things that make me smile: 
People being silly, dogs, cats, all fluffy animals, sunshine.. other people smiling..
I teach yoga because:
It is something I truly love to do
 

kim l.

This is me:
Positive, Happy, Dedicated
Things that make me smile:
A Sunny day, My Cats, Savasana
I Teach Yoga because:
I hope to make your day a little better and put a smile on your face when you leave the studio

roos n.

This is me in three words:
Positive, creative, enthousiastic
Things that make me smile:
My daugther, green trees, food, ayurveda
I teach yoga because:
There is so much to learn in different forms, the more you teach the more you discover about life.
 

charlotte d.

This is me in three words: Yogi, Foodie, Catlady
Things that make me smile: My cats, any cat really, or dog, Nasi Lemak, walks in the sun, a good book, Orka’s, surfing, scubadiving, good food with friends, good food in general
I teach yoga because:it make me happy to connect with other yogi’s and each yogi inspires me and deepens my own practice❀️

evamaria k.

This is me in three words:
Messy, optimistic, big-hearted
Things that make me smile:
My daughters, the sea and cake!
I teach yoga because:
I want to empower people by reconnecting them with the inner strength and wisdom of their bodies.

dewi l.

This is me in three words:
passionate, optimistic, lover of life
Things that make me smile:
the energy after a practice that flowed & with my friends watching the sunset at a festival somewhere beachy
I teach yoga because:
I want to give people the joy and inspiration that so many great yoga teachers have given me.

barbara v.

This is me in three words:
Cosmopolitan traveling spirit
Things that make me smile:
Dogs, sunshine and chocolate
I teach yoga because:
I know how good it is for you and I love to share my knowledge and practice with others.

dilys d.

This is me in three words:
Crazy, Loving & Unicorn Queen
Things that make me smile:
My family, nature, music
I teach yoga because:
Yoga gets to your roots and makes you grow stronger mentally and physically

daniel p.

This is me in three words:
Loud, energetic, playful.

Things that make me smile:
Watching students try new moves they havent tried before. My dog when he cuddles with me. People finding joy in each others company.

I teach yoga because:
it gives me a sense of calm in a world full of chaos.

jip b.

This is me in three words:
Open-minded, compassionate, activist
Things that make me smile:
My friends and family, good food, the Sun
I teach yoga because:
My mission is to provide a stepping stone towards embracing and becoming our unique Self and liberating oneself from what we think we should be. Encouraged to keep looking beyond the everyday levels of thinking and helping me with embracing Self-Love, I aspire to empower my students to do the same. Lastly, I believe yoga is a form of activism and that we need to disrupt, decolonize and reimagine the Westen approach to yoga.

jenna h.

This is me in three words:
Curious, honest, caring
Things that make me smile:
My daughter, my boyfriend, chocolate, taking a deep breath, music & dancing
I teach yoga because:
It gives more depth to this life

lena h.

Me in three words:
Enthusiastic, creative, optimistic
Things that make me smile:
GIFs or Stickers (big fan), danciiing, the beach (!), skiing, surfing, small acts of kindness (giving & receiving), puppies, plants and positive people :)
 I teach Pilates because:
You (re-)connecting your thoughts & body by precise movements so that you nourish from a whole new body awareness - strengthened & aligned.

zsóka b.

This is me in three words:
Eternal optimist, vibrant, entrepreneurial
Things that make me smile:
Selfless acts of kindness and of course chocolate
I teach yoga because:
I truly believe that yoga & meditation makes you happier, healthier and kinder. More yoga equals more kindness equals a better world for all.

urmila b.

This is me in three words: 
Creative, fun, adventurous.
Things that make me smile: 
Traveling, good food, friends, happy after yoga faces
I teach yoga because: 
I can express my creativity and mold it into fun and challenging classes. But mostly I enjoy the interaction and experiences shared in and outside the classroom.

amelie c.

This is me in 3 words:
Ease, Light, Shakti
Things that make me smile: Dancing, the beauty of nature, coming out of a deep meditation, videos of cute baby animals.
I teach yoga because: I think that Yoga and meditation make us better human beings. I want to help my students feeling that light within themselves.

anouk v.

This is me in three words:
Dreaming, free, bird
Things that make me smile:
Surfing small clean waves, pindakaas and jumping and dancing through life
I teach yoga because:
Freeing the mind by moving the body. Yoga brings us back to our true nature without unnecessary distractions. I love to share the good vibes.

anouk m. v.

This is me in three words:
energetic, lively, enthusiastic.
Things that make me smile:
soft autumn days, warm coffee, good books!
I teach yoga because:
I love to share my passion for movement and help people feel more comfortable in their bodies and minds.
 

asha k.

This is me in three words:
Coach, consultant, yoga teacher
Things that make me smile:
Reflections of life itself in happy friendly faces
I teach yoga because:
I love to help release  body-mind tension and to connect with your inner peace and authentic self again.

bente g.

This is me in three words:
Caring, curious and coocoo.
Things that make me smile:
Love, my dog, movement, nature, self-development and of course YOGA!
I teach Yoga because:
It brings me great joy to facilitate movement, body-mind-breath connection and self-reflection, whilst connecting to lovely people!
 

athena v.

This is me in three words: passionate, delicate, strong.
Things that make me smile: beautiful sunlight, seeing my plants grow, a really good kirtan song during savasana, and cats.
I teach yoga because:
I am passionate about movement, and bringing mindfulness to how we move and breathe, and love to guide you through fun and safe movement while cultivating presence.

bianca d.

This is me in three words:
Spontaneous, Social, Happy
Things that make me smile:
Family and friends, being in good company, nature, freedom, others being happy, running, pilates, yoga, reading, driving, exploring, teaching, soulfood, hot drinks.
I teach yoga & pilates because:
It's fun to teach and being creative to make every class unique and vibrant, and motivate people to get stronger and healthier

cecilio l.

This is me in three words:
Kind, postive, smile
Things that make me smile:
Helping people. Nature. Enjoying life
I teach yoga because:
Love to share my passion and guide yogis during class 

ching c.

This is me in three words:
Creative, diligent, resourceful.
Things that make me smile:
A good movie with chips!
I teach yoga because:
I would like to pass on the health benefits of Yin yoga. On a physical level it is important to keep our connective tissue healthy and flexible in order to remain mobile. On an energetic level, Yin yoga is a nice preparation where you can get closer to yourself and deeper into your meditation.

 

joanne d.

This is me in three words:
Enthusiastic, warm, down-to-earth-spiritual
Things that make me smile:
Life, (my) Friends, amazing food, spiritual memes, lucid dreaming
I teach yoga because:
I really enjoy sharing the magic of yoga to help people nurture the connection between their head and their heart to bring more balance into our often overly yang lifestyles. To create time and space to become more aware of ourselves to navigate through life with more clarity and also with a bit more humor. So we can playfully embrace and enjoy life. Both on and off the mat ;-).

january b.

This is me in three words:
Moving, smiling, rebellious
Things that make me smile: Children, seeing others helping others and sunsets.
I teach because:
I really love helping people to learn how to keep their bodies safe from injuries and teach them that having a balanced body give way to positive thinking

grace g.

This is me in three words:
curious, contemplative, creative
Things that make me smile:
sunshine, flowers, cats, chocolate, unconditional kindness
I teach yoga because:
it’s a wonderful gift to be able to experience the connection with your body.

lo-fei l.

This is me in three words: optimistic, helpful, open-minded
Things that make me smile: my bf πŸ‘¨πŸ½, my cat 🐱, my family πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦
 I teach yoga because: I'm enthusiastic about what yoga did for me and would like to share what it can do for others.
 

simone e.

This is me in three words: spontaneous, creative, playful.
Things that make me smile: changing seasons, when inspired, uncontrollable laughter.
I teach yoga because:
I want to connect, in body, in mind, with the people around me and be able to share this with others.
 
 

genevieve v.

This is me in three words:
Sporty, open and mindful
Things that make me smile:
A good joke, happy faces, the combination of sun, sea, beach and waking up after a wonderful night's sleep
I teach yoga because:
I find it a challenge to encourage others to find their limit and not to cross it. So that yogis, when leaving the studio, feel space and freedom in body and mind.

tamara v.

This is me in three words:
Energetic, carrying, happy
Things that make me smile:
Happy people around me, a nice warm yoga class, my kids
I teach yoga because:
I want to bring health, love, joy and happiness into the world. I want to share things that helped me to become a more happy and balanced person. Sharing is caring.

mandy s.

This is me in three words:
Passionate, kind-hearted yogi
Things that make me smile:
Dogs, dancing, beautiful nature, music and good food.
I teach yoga because:
I am in love with the way yoga makes me feel and I wish to share this amazing feeling with my students.

joe d.

This is me in three words:
Fun-loving, geeky, flexible
Things that make me smile:
Music and bubble tea
I teach yoga because:
I want to help people sustain a happy and healthy lifestyle.
 

elly k.

This is me in three words:
I am fun loving, warm and nowhere near flawless.
Things that make me smile:
What makes me smile is spending time with loved ones, dancing, eating and nice warm weather!
I teach yoga because:
I love the exchange of energy while teaching, it makes me a happy person.

ksenya k.

This is me in three words:
Playful, caring, adventurer
Things that make me smile:
My cat, sunshine, seeing someone's joy
I teach yoga because:
It makes me feel good that I can share what I love to do and what gives me so much support in life. It feels very natural to pass it on.

judith v.

This is me in three words:
Caring, energetic, warm
Things that make me smile:
Walks in nature, yoga class, chocolate
I teach yoga because:
It makes me feel so happy and grateful. It literally is what I like to do best.

kimberley n.

This is me in three words:
Loving intuitive optimist.
Things that make me smile:
Surprises (I love being surprised!), a dramatic sunset, a warm home cooked meal and adventurous journeys into the unknown
I teach yoga because:
To guide you on your personal journey as you explore the joy of movement, finding your unique expression along the way.

sharon w.

This is me in three words:
Evolving, curious, feminist.
Thing that make me smile:
A really deep Savasana, a new leaf on my plant and a sweaty workout!
I teach yoga because:
We only have this body for one life, so we should try and love the heck out of it, be curious to all it is able to do, wants to do and take care of it. I love to teach what an amazing feeling it is to flow with your body and connect to all the layers of your being.

 

jackie w.

This is me in three words:
Cheerful, passionate, dependable.
Things that make me smile:
Easy, yoga & food.
I teach yoga because:
To me, sharing yoga is sharing love. I believe that I’m making a positive difference to someone’s day!

vytautas c.

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.

roos s.

This is me in three words: 
Happy, energetic, helping
Things that make me smile: 
Funny people, kindness, beautiful nature, disco music and my cool redheaded dachshund
I teach yoga because: 
It is really fun to teach a sport I love to do myself and to create an happy atmosphere during the practice. If you leave the studio feeling really good, physically and mentally, you make me feel really good 😍

mijke k.

This is me in three words:
Optimistic, creative, kind
Things that make me smile:
My children, music, the smell of coffee, snow.
I teach yoga because:
I love to share my joy for yoga.

katie j.

This is me in three words: 
Happy yogi mama!
Things that make me smile: 
My family, traveling, good food, good music and good friends. 
I teach yoga because:
Yoga has changed my life and I want to share that with as many people as I can :-) 

daniela p.

This is me in three words:
Happy, Energetic, Positive
Things that make me smile:
Spending time with my friends and family, good food and a drink every once in a while πŸ™‚
I teach yoga barre because:
I want to make others fall in love and get obsessed with barre as much as I do

joyce v.

This is me in three words:
Big-Hearted, Cheerful, Communicative
Things that make me smile:
My son, Yoga in nature, enjoying good food with lovely people
I teach yoga because:
Yoga has opened my heart, it filled my heart with warmth, joy and dazzling energy. I just have to share this love with others.

 

szidonia m.

This is me in three words: joyful, caring, precise
Things that make me smile: sunshine, my clown dog, freshly baked pastry, hot chocolate
I teach yoga because: I believe that yoga is for everybody and for every body. :) I want people to feel aligned with their bodies and potential. I want them to feel that they are in a safe environment where they can discover their unlimited possibilities. Self improvement by self acceptance.

viola m.

This is me in three words:
Empathic, open, creative
 Things that make me smile:
Being in nature, hanging out with my friends and family, a delicious cup of Italian coffee in the morning
I teach yoga:
to help people to love themselves as they are.

jadinda v.

This is me in three words:
energetic,  bendy, adventurous
Things that make me smile:
movement, music, wine
I teach yoga/pilates because:
I feel most comfortable when I move, and I wanted to be part of peoples discovery of what the body is capable of. In Pilates, connecting your strength to your breath is so powerful. I want to show that when you move your body, you can change your health, lifestyle, problems, posture and mental health. Teaching someone a new ways of moving, brings out true happiness and satisfaction and I want to be part of that journey.

lili k.

This is me in three words: 
driven, thoughtful, passionate
Things that make me smile: 
Doing something that makes someone else laugh/smile/happy and also sitting in the sun with a nice drink and my loved ones
I teach barre because:
it stimulates my mind and pushes my body, making me mentally and physically stronger, in a different way than classical ballet. The fuel behind teaching is to inspire and enable my students, regardless of age and ability, to find joy and love in moving.

melissa b.

This is me in three words:
Warm, sensitive, open
Things that make me smile:
Sunshine, poetry, dancing.... and coffee :)
I teach yoga because:
I love sharing practices for developing awareness about the body, movement and wellbeing

elisa c.

This is me in three words:
Curious, Traveller, Truthful.

Things that make me smile:
A sunny day. A hug from a loved one. A long swim in the sea. The feel of the salty water on my skin.

I teach yoga because:
I love to share my passion for movement, helping others to find space from within.

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jenny m.

This is me in three words:
Radiant. Creative. Love
Things that make me smile:
My morning coffee. A good story or joke. A new adventure.
I teach yoga because:
I teach yoga because it’s a beautiful pathway to radical self-love, the nectar to our honey, our inner joy.

rachel v.

This is me in three words:
Positive, open, upbeat
Things that make me happy:
The sun, the sea and my family (moving with dance and yoga)
I teach yoga because:
I started practicing yoga when I was 19 after I stopped dancing. For me yoga gave me space, in my mind, my body and I wanted to share that feeling with others. Next to my yoga related classes I also teach Pilates, something I have been doing since I danced.

lynn w.

This is me in three words:
Sunshine-y, wise & compassionate
Things that make me smile:
The smell of pine trees, warm autumn colors, walking along the beach with my dog, and good food & inspiring conversations with friends and family.
I teach yoga because:
Connection. With others, myself & the world around us.

anthony m.

Anthony is a Bodyworker and Yoga teacher, originally from the UK, now based in Rotterdam. His ‘Hatha Yoga’ classes, at Balanzs, combine carefully sequenced Asana (postures) with his knowledge of the body’s mechanics, from his experience as a Yoga teacher, Gymnast, Dancer and his training in Manual Therapy and Thai Yoga Massage. The class will always contain options and various opportunities to both advance the postures or modify, giving your the space to listen, to challenge, and to relieve the body.

andre-louis d.

This is me in three words:
"hello beautiful yogis!"
Things that make me smile:
my 2 boys, good coffee, kindness, my own jokes (laugh more than smileπŸ˜‚), sunshine!, the ocean, the wifey's smile and chocolate
I teach yoga because:
i love to see people bloom into more than they thought possible.

eleni v.

This is me in three words:
Kind, positive and creative. 😍
Things that make me smile:
Another smile in front of me, a sunny day, the view of the deep blue sea, dancing, a cookie, a cup of freshly brewed coffee and of course the feeling of fulfilment after a yoga and pilates practice!
I teach yoga and pilates because:
It is my way to contribute to my students' well being and health. I love communicating graceful movement, flow, breathing practices, balancing and stretching while paying attention to detail, technique, alignment and control.

iris b.

This is me in three words:
Little crazy, enthusiastic, adventurous
Things that make me smile:
Almost everything ;-) Stupid jokes, being with friends and family, Luna (the sweetest dog), yoga, food, wine, travel.. etc etc...
I teach yoga because:
Love to connect with people. Feel the energy that everyone is sharing.
 

isabel s.

This is me in three words:
Strong, kind, driven
Things that make me smile:
my cat, mathematics, leafy plants
I teach yoga because:
as an ex-proffesional dancer i enjoy letting people experience their bodies as a sensory vessel in which they can explore sensations and feeling through conscious movement

natalia p.

This is me in three words:
Free, moving, energy
Things that make me smile:
People smiling makes me smile. See people caring from each other makes me smile and go to the airport πŸ˜‚
I teach yoga because:
I guide people through movement because I believe in the healing power that the movement has. Aesthetic, through body awareness I believe we can change a lot of things in our body and mind.

iris t.

This is me in three words:
A wondering, heartfelt, spirited human-being.
Things I like:
The smell of freshly baked bread.The sleeping faces of my babies (also their naughty faces... actually their faces in general :p). The sun, shining upon a heavy set of clouds.
I teach yoga because:
Yoga called me. Yoga connects people. Yoga moves, lifts, grounds, heals, shifts, in short: causes great awe for this life.

katherine m.

This is me in three words:
Enthusiastic, creative & curious.
Things that make me smile:
Quality time with the people I love, cuddles with my cats and taking time out to follow a yoga class!
I teach yoga because:
I'm passionate about making yoga practice something that's accessible yet challenging for everyone.
 

nikky t.

This is me in 3 words: kind, dreamer, calm
Things that make me smile: my cats, sarcastic humor, dancing
I teach yoga because I love seeing my cliënts leave relaxed, satisfied and happy. Making someone feel good about themselfs inside and out.

fi d.

This is me in three words:
Dreamer, optimist, idealist
Things that make me smile:
Positive attitude, Watching hard work pay off & Chai lattes
I teach yoga because:
I love sharing the ancient knowledge of yoga facilitating an outlet for people that is both physical & spiritual

katya b.

This is me in three words:
Sensitivity, connection, growth.
Things that make me smile:
My friends, summer memories, clumsy puppies, and my evil cat.
I teach yoga because: 
Yoga helps to relax, to take better care of yourself, to balance difficult life events and to blossom no matter what.
 

fedde p.

This is me in three words:
Friendly, cuddly & insecure
Things that make me smile:
Happy students, smart observations and gestures of kindness make me smile; funny sounds make me giggle
I teach yoga because:
I teach AcroYoga because it is the most fun two people can do together; the cooperation and togetherness almost makes you fall in love with everybody you train with: it makes you realise that people are meant to play together!

fanny g.

This is me in three words:
An enthusiastic frenchie mom
 Things that make me smile:
Trying new food, observing a dog jumping in the water, feeling the sun warming up my body
I teach yoga because:
It makes me happy. I like the impact we, as teachers, can have on our students, helping them learn more about their own body and mind.

tim g.

This is me in three words:
Keep it playful
Things that make me smile:
Funky acrobatic moves, cheesy movie lines, doggies and cats
I teach yoga because:
To help people realise they are stronger and more capable than they might think they are

tim r. d.

This is me in 3 words:
Passionate, modest and powerful
Things that make me smile:
Walks in the nature, a yoga class and chocolate
I teach yoga because:
It makes me feel so happy and grateful. It literally is what I like to do best
 

angelique s.

This is me in three words:
Happy Healthy Yogimum
Things that make me smile:
Being around lovely people, traveling, good food, chocolate and of course A good yoga class
I teach yoga because:
It’s the best ‘job’ to have and it brings me joy and energy!

tove e.

This is me in three words:
Just do it. (no spon ;-))
Things that make me smile:
When my little monkey smiles, dancing with friends, but also a good glass of wine every now and then :-)
I teach yoga because:
I love to share my passion with others, helping them to become more connected with their body, mind and heart.
 

sylvie v.

This is me in three words:
Strong & kindhearted & go-getter
Things that make me happy:
When people are kind, friendly & show that they care
I teach yoga because:
I want others to experience that great feeling that yoga gives you when you breathe and flow.

anne rose v.

This is me in three words:
Caring, intuitive, curious
Things that make me smile: Animals, kids, beauty in nature, Disney movies, singing, dancing, smoothies, sweet connections
I teach yoga because:
I love how it brings us closer to ourselves, closer to peace, closer to a happier, kinder world

luca b.

This is me in three words:
Sharp edged harmonic passionate 
Things that make me smile:
My little niece, the face of yogis in savasana after a strong class
I teach yoga because:
It taught me how to organise chaos and I believe that that's a tool I need to share. It's benefits, it's healing and humbleness.

dong z.

This is me in three words:
To-the -point, playful, down-to-earth
Things that make me smile:
Being connected with myself, with others and with the nature
I teach yoga because:
I am keen to inspire people to discover their own healing power, life energy and self- love.

johanna e.

This is me in three words:
Caring, methodical, and gentle
Things that make me smile:
Animals, watching people come out of savasana, a good joke (actually, the really bad ones as well)
I teach yoga because:
I like to hold space for people to experience and explore themselves via the body and the breath

willemieke v.

This is me in three words:
Committed, Loving, Bubbly
Things that make me smile:
Coffee, Smiles, Dancing, Yoga, Adventures, Autumn
I teach yoga because:
Through yoga you reconnect and ground yourself, you explore new possibilities and pathways to growth. I find it endlessly empowering to guide others on their journey.

sanja m.

This is me in three words:
Devoted, patient, playful
Things that make me smile: 
People being silly, dogs, cats, all fluffy animals, sunshine.. other people smiling..
I teach yoga because:
It is something I truly love to do
 

kim l.

This is me:
Positive, Happy, Dedicated
Things that make me smile:
A Sunny day, My Cats, Savasana
I Teach Yoga because:
I hope to make your day a little better and put a smile on your face when you leave the studio

roos n.

This is me in three words:
Positive, creative, enthousiastic
Things that make me smile:
My daugther, green trees, food, ayurveda
I teach yoga because:
There is so much to learn in different forms, the more you teach the more you discover about life.
 

charlotte d.

This is me in three words: Yogi, Foodie, Catlady
Things that make me smile: My cats, any cat really, or dog, Nasi Lemak, walks in the sun, a good book, Orka’s, surfing, scubadiving, good food with friends, good food in general
I teach yoga because:it make me happy to connect with other yogi’s and each yogi inspires me and deepens my own practice❀️

evamaria k.

This is me in three words:
Messy, optimistic, big-hearted
Things that make me smile:
My daughters, the sea and cake!
I teach yoga because:
I want to empower people by reconnecting them with the inner strength and wisdom of their bodies.

dewi l.

This is me in three words:
passionate, optimistic, lover of life
Things that make me smile:
the energy after a practice that flowed & with my friends watching the sunset at a festival somewhere beachy
I teach yoga because:
I want to give people the joy and inspiration that so many great yoga teachers have given me.

barbara v.

This is me in three words:
Cosmopolitan traveling spirit
Things that make me smile:
Dogs, sunshine and chocolate
I teach yoga because:
I know how good it is for you and I love to share my knowledge and practice with others.

dilys d.

This is me in three words:
Crazy, Loving & Unicorn Queen
Things that make me smile:
My family, nature, music
I teach yoga because:
Yoga gets to your roots and makes you grow stronger mentally and physically

daniel p.

This is me in three words:
Loud, energetic, playful.

Things that make me smile:
Watching students try new moves they havent tried before. My dog when he cuddles with me. People finding joy in each others company.

I teach yoga because:
it gives me a sense of calm in a world full of chaos.

jip b.

This is me in three words:
Open-minded, compassionate, activist
Things that make me smile:
My friends and family, good food, the Sun
I teach yoga because:
My mission is to provide a stepping stone towards embracing and becoming our unique Self and liberating oneself from what we think we should be. Encouraged to keep looking beyond the everyday levels of thinking and helping me with embracing Self-Love, I aspire to empower my students to do the same. Lastly, I believe yoga is a form of activism and that we need to disrupt, decolonize and reimagine the Westen approach to yoga.

jenna h.

This is me in three words:
Curious, honest, caring
Things that make me smile:
My daughter, my boyfriend, chocolate, taking a deep breath, music & dancing
I teach yoga because:
It gives more depth to this life

lena h.

Me in three words:
Enthusiastic, creative, optimistic
Things that make me smile:
GIFs or Stickers (big fan), danciiing, the beach (!), skiing, surfing, small acts of kindness (giving & receiving), puppies, plants and positive people :)
 I teach Pilates because:
You (re-)connecting your thoughts & body by precise movements so that you nourish from a whole new body awareness - strengthened & aligned.

zsóka b.

This is me in three words:
Eternal optimist, vibrant, entrepreneurial
Things that make me smile:
Selfless acts of kindness and of course chocolate
I teach yoga because:
I truly believe that yoga & meditation makes you happier, healthier and kinder. More yoga equals more kindness equals a better world for all.

urmila b.

This is me in three words: 
Creative, fun, adventurous.
Things that make me smile: 
Traveling, good food, friends, happy after yoga faces
I teach yoga because: 
I can express my creativity and mold it into fun and challenging classes. But mostly I enjoy the interaction and experiences shared in and outside the classroom.

amelie c.

This is me in 3 words:
Ease, Light, Shakti
Things that make me smile: Dancing, the beauty of nature, coming out of a deep meditation, videos of cute baby animals.
I teach yoga because: I think that Yoga and meditation make us better human beings. I want to help my students feeling that light within themselves.

anouk v.

This is me in three words:
Dreaming, free, bird
Things that make me smile:
Surfing small clean waves, pindakaas and jumping and dancing through life
I teach yoga because:
Freeing the mind by moving the body. Yoga brings us back to our true nature without unnecessary distractions. I love to share the good vibes.

anouk m. v.

This is me in three words:
energetic, lively, enthusiastic.
Things that make me smile:
soft autumn days, warm coffee, good books!
I teach yoga because:
I love to share my passion for movement and help people feel more comfortable in their bodies and minds.
 

asha k.

This is me in three words:
Coach, consultant, yoga teacher
Things that make me smile:
Reflections of life itself in happy friendly faces
I teach yoga because:
I love to help release  body-mind tension and to connect with your inner peace and authentic self again.

bente g.

This is me in three words:
Caring, curious and coocoo.
Things that make me smile:
Love, my dog, movement, nature, self-development and of course YOGA!
I teach Yoga because:
It brings me great joy to facilitate movement, body-mind-breath connection and self-reflection, whilst connecting to lovely people!
 

athena v.

This is me in three words: passionate, delicate, strong.
Things that make me smile: beautiful sunlight, seeing my plants grow, a really good kirtan song during savasana, and cats.
I teach yoga because:
I am passionate about movement, and bringing mindfulness to how we move and breathe, and love to guide you through fun and safe movement while cultivating presence.

bianca d.

This is me in three words:
Spontaneous, Social, Happy
Things that make me smile:
Family and friends, being in good company, nature, freedom, others being happy, running, pilates, yoga, reading, driving, exploring, teaching, soulfood, hot drinks.
I teach yoga & pilates because:
It's fun to teach and being creative to make every class unique and vibrant, and motivate people to get stronger and healthier

cecilio l.

This is me in three words:
Kind, postive, smile
Things that make me smile:
Helping people. Nature. Enjoying life
I teach yoga because:
Love to share my passion and guide yogis during class 

ching c.

This is me in three words:
Creative, diligent, resourceful.
Things that make me smile:
A good movie with chips!
I teach yoga because:
I would like to pass on the health benefits of Yin yoga. On a physical level it is important to keep our connective tissue healthy and flexible in order to remain mobile. On an energetic level, Yin yoga is a nice preparation where you can get closer to yourself and deeper into your meditation.

 

joanne d.

This is me in three words:
Enthusiastic, warm, down-to-earth-spiritual
Things that make me smile:
Life, (my) Friends, amazing food, spiritual memes, lucid dreaming
I teach yoga because:
I really enjoy sharing the magic of yoga to help people nurture the connection between their head and their heart to bring more balance into our often overly yang lifestyles. To create time and space to become more aware of ourselves to navigate through life with more clarity and also with a bit more humor. So we can playfully embrace and enjoy life. Both on and off the mat ;-).

january b.

This is me in three words:
Moving, smiling, rebellious
Things that make me smile: Children, seeing others helping others and sunsets.
I teach because:
I really love helping people to learn how to keep their bodies safe from injuries and teach them that having a balanced body give way to positive thinking

grace g.

This is me in three words:
curious, contemplative, creative
Things that make me smile:
sunshine, flowers, cats, chocolate, unconditional kindness
I teach yoga because:
it’s a wonderful gift to be able to experience the connection with your body.

lo-fei l.

This is me in three words: optimistic, helpful, open-minded
Things that make me smile: my bf πŸ‘¨πŸ½, my cat 🐱, my family πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦
 I teach yoga because: I'm enthusiastic about what yoga did for me and would like to share what it can do for others.
 

simone e.

This is me in three words: spontaneous, creative, playful.
Things that make me smile: changing seasons, when inspired, uncontrollable laughter.
I teach yoga because:
I want to connect, in body, in mind, with the people around me and be able to share this with others.
 
 

genevieve v.

This is me in three words:
Sporty, open and mindful
Things that make me smile:
A good joke, happy faces, the combination of sun, sea, beach and waking up after a wonderful night's sleep
I teach yoga because:
I find it a challenge to encourage others to find their limit and not to cross it. So that yogis, when leaving the studio, feel space and freedom in body and mind.

tamara v.

This is me in three words:
Energetic, carrying, happy
Things that make me smile:
Happy people around me, a nice warm yoga class, my kids
I teach yoga because:
I want to bring health, love, joy and happiness into the world. I want to share things that helped me to become a more happy and balanced person. Sharing is caring.

mandy s.

This is me in three words:
Passionate, kind-hearted yogi
Things that make me smile:
Dogs, dancing, beautiful nature, music and good food.
I teach yoga because:
I am in love with the way yoga makes me feel and I wish to share this amazing feeling with my students.

joe d.

This is me in three words:
Fun-loving, geeky, flexible
Things that make me smile:
Music and bubble tea
I teach yoga because:
I want to help people sustain a happy and healthy lifestyle.
 

elly k.

This is me in three words:
I am fun loving, warm and nowhere near flawless.
Things that make me smile:
What makes me smile is spending time with loved ones, dancing, eating and nice warm weather!
I teach yoga because:
I love the exchange of energy while teaching, it makes me a happy person.

ksenya k.

This is me in three words:
Playful, caring, adventurer
Things that make me smile:
My cat, sunshine, seeing someone's joy
I teach yoga because:
It makes me feel good that I can share what I love to do and what gives me so much support in life. It feels very natural to pass it on.

judith v.

This is me in three words:
Caring, energetic, warm
Things that make me smile:
Walks in nature, yoga class, chocolate
I teach yoga because:
It makes me feel so happy and grateful. It literally is what I like to do best.

kimberley n.

This is me in three words:
Loving intuitive optimist.
Things that make me smile:
Surprises (I love being surprised!), a dramatic sunset, a warm home cooked meal and adventurous journeys into the unknown
I teach yoga because:
To guide you on your personal journey as you explore the joy of movement, finding your unique expression along the way.

sharon w.

This is me in three words:
Evolving, curious, feminist.
Thing that make me smile:
A really deep Savasana, a new leaf on my plant and a sweaty workout!
I teach yoga because:
We only have this body for one life, so we should try and love the heck out of it, be curious to all it is able to do, wants to do and take care of it. I love to teach what an amazing feeling it is to flow with your body and connect to all the layers of your being.

 

jackie w.

This is me in three words:
Cheerful, passionate, dependable.
Things that make me smile:
Easy, yoga & food.
I teach yoga because:
To me, sharing yoga is sharing love. I believe that I’m making a positive difference to someone’s day!

vytautas c.

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.

roos s.

This is me in three words: 
Happy, energetic, helping
Things that make me smile: 
Funny people, kindness, beautiful nature, disco music and my cool redheaded dachshund
I teach yoga because: 
It is really fun to teach a sport I love to do myself and to create an happy atmosphere during the practice. If you leave the studio feeling really good, physically and mentally, you make me feel really good 😍

mijke k.

This is me in three words:
Optimistic, creative, kind
Things that make me smile:
My children, music, the smell of coffee, snow.
I teach yoga because:
I love to share my joy for yoga.

katie j.

This is me in three words: 
Happy yogi mama!
Things that make me smile: 
My family, traveling, good food, good music and good friends. 
I teach yoga because:
Yoga has changed my life and I want to share that with as many people as I can :-) 

daniela p.

This is me in three words:
Happy, Energetic, Positive
Things that make me smile:
Spending time with my friends and family, good food and a drink every once in a while πŸ™‚
I teach yoga barre because:
I want to make others fall in love and get obsessed with barre as much as I do

joyce v.

This is me in three words:
Big-Hearted, Cheerful, Communicative
Things that make me smile:
My son, Yoga in nature, enjoying good food with lovely people
I teach yoga because:
Yoga has opened my heart, it filled my heart with warmth, joy and dazzling energy. I just have to share this love with others.

 

szidonia m.

This is me in three words: joyful, caring, precise
Things that make me smile: sunshine, my clown dog, freshly baked pastry, hot chocolate
I teach yoga because: I believe that yoga is for everybody and for every body. :) I want people to feel aligned with their bodies and potential. I want them to feel that they are in a safe environment where they can discover their unlimited possibilities. Self improvement by self acceptance.

viola m.

This is me in three words:
Empathic, open, creative
 Things that make me smile:
Being in nature, hanging out with my friends and family, a delicious cup of Italian coffee in the morning
I teach yoga:
to help people to love themselves as they are.

jadinda v.

This is me in three words:
energetic,  bendy, adventurous
Things that make me smile:
movement, music, wine
I teach yoga/pilates because:
I feel most comfortable when I move, and I wanted to be part of peoples discovery of what the body is capable of. In Pilates, connecting your strength to your breath is so powerful. I want to show that when you move your body, you can change your health, lifestyle, problems, posture and mental health. Teaching someone a new ways of moving, brings out true happiness and satisfaction and I want to be part of that journey.

lili k.

This is me in three words: 
driven, thoughtful, passionate
Things that make me smile: 
Doing something that makes someone else laugh/smile/happy and also sitting in the sun with a nice drink and my loved ones
I teach barre because:
it stimulates my mind and pushes my body, making me mentally and physically stronger, in a different way than classical ballet. The fuel behind teaching is to inspire and enable my students, regardless of age and ability, to find joy and love in moving.

melissa b.

This is me in three words:
Warm, sensitive, open
Things that make me smile:
Sunshine, poetry, dancing.... and coffee :)
I teach yoga because:
I love sharing practices for developing awareness about the body, movement and wellbeing

elisa c.

This is me in three words:
Curious, Traveller, Truthful.

Things that make me smile:
A sunny day. A hug from a loved one. A long swim in the sea. The feel of the salty water on my skin.

I teach yoga because:
I love to share my passion for movement, helping others to find space from within.
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