Für mich ist Yoga mehr als nur das Praktizieren der Asanas. Yoga ist Mediation in Bewegung – ein wundervoller Ausgleich für Körper und Seele und der ideale Weg zu deinem inneren Selbst. 2005 begann ich mit Iyengar Yoga, einem Yoga mit therapeutischem Ansatz und sehr striktem Alignment. Während meines Veterinärmedizinstudiums in München begleiteten mich dann neue Yogarichtungen wie Jivamukti und Bikram Yoga. Schliesslich entdeckte ich Ashtanga. Ashtanga verbindet fliessende und kraftvolle Bewegungen in einer ganz besonderen Art und Weise mit Meditation. Ich durfte ein zweieinhalbjähriges Intensivtraining bei der wunderbaren Andrea Panzer, Authorized Teacher Level II, absolvieren und habe dabei nicht nur sehr viel über den richtigen Einsatz der Bandhas und damit die Lenkung der Energie und Atmung bei der Praxis gelernt, sondern durfte auch das Alltägliche im Leben eines Yogi erfahren.
For me Yoga isn't just practicing Asanas. It is moving meditation – a wonderful balance for your body and soul and a way to your inner self. In 2005 I started with Iyengar Yoga, a style with a therapeutic approach and really strict alignment. During my veterinary medicine studies in Munich I practiced other styles like Jivamukti and Bikram Yoga – until I discovered Ashtanga. Ashtanga combines fluent and powerful movements with mediation in a very special way. I was allowed to do a 2.5 years intensive training with Andrea Panzer, Authorized Teacher Level II. I Not only did I learn a lot about the use of Bandhas and the guidance of energy and breath during the practice, but was also introduced to the daily life of a yogi.
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Camilla is a lawyer by day and a yogi at heart. She discovered the practice of asana as a teen and quickly grew curious to learn more. Early 2015, she decided to pack her bags and fly to Mexico to deepen her knowledge of yoga and train as a teacher with Golden Buddha Yoga Mama Cailin Callahan. She has been continuously studying ever since, taking trainings namely in vinyasa flow, therapeutic krama, restorative and yin yoga.
In her classes, Camilla thrives to offer safe, supportive, creative and intelligent sequences that will leave your body feel healthy & strong. Her fun yet deeply rooting classes are always accompanied by great music, going from the Beatles to Max Richter, making her classes a real mind/body experience. She leads her classes from the heart in English, German or French.
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Catherine ist zertifizierte Yoga Alliance RYT 500-Lehrerin und Gründerin von Yoga Tribe. Sie praktiziert seit 2000, unterrichtet seit 2011 und führt seit 2013 regelmässig Retreats im In- und Ausland durch. In ihren Stunden legt sie besonderen Wert auf sicheres Praktizieren, korrekte Ausführung sowie die Vermittlung eines ganzheitlichen Yogastils. Ihr Unterricht basiert auf langjähriger Erfahrung in Yoga, Shiatsu und integrativer Körperpsychotherapie und kann am ehesten als Verbindung von Hatha und Flow beschrieben werden. Ihre Stunden sind voller Herzlichkeit, Lebensfreude und geprägt von tiefem Verständnis und grosser Wertschätzung der Einzigartigkeit eines jeden Menschen.
Catherine is a certified Yoga Alliance RYT 500 teacher and founder of Yoga Tribe Studio. She has been practicing yoga since 2000, teaching since 2011 and running yoga retreats in Switzerland and abroad since 2013. In her classes, she puts a lot of emphasis on safe practice, correct alignment and teaching a holistic style of yoga. Her teaching style is based on her long lasting experience in yoga, shiatsu and integrative body psychotherapy and can best be described as a connection between Hatha and Flow. Her classes are full of warmth and joie de vivre and marked by a deep understanding and appreciation for the uniqueness of each person.
Chantal Hauser is a professional yoga and movement teacher in Switzerland who is renowned for her unique style Hanuman Flow, which is creative sequencing with focus and awareness on transitional movements using the core, the pelvic-floor and breath-work to facilitate alignment and space. Her yoga background and teachings are deeply influenced and shaped by Tim Miller and Ana Forrest.
Chantal was born in Zurich, raised in the Swiss Mountains and grew up in New York City. She took her earliest yoga class at age 5, with her mother. It wasn’t until years later in her early 20s when she felt lost in the madness of New York City that Chantal made yoga a daily ritual. Now it’s an essential part of her life. Yoga has saved her life on more than one occasion. Through and with the practice and the teaching of yoga she has found peace within. Having struggled with depression and not feeling good enough she says; “Yoga makes me understand, it makes me breathe, and it makes me grow.”
In 2014 she has introduced Forrest Yoga to studios and yoga practitioners in Zurich and around Switzerland. She is also the creator of hanuman shala | A Yoga Community. The intention of her yoga company hanuman shala is to bring quality yoga teachers and offer quality yoga classes to the practitioner. In 2016 she has developed her unique style Hanuman Flow.
Currently, Chantal is immersed in the world of Fascia, movement therapy studies, as well as body mechanics and she is fascinated with bone health and joint structure. Along with her teaching, Chantal is also known for her yoga writings on www.yogawiser.com. She is currently working on a novel and a yoga children’s book. Stay tuned!
She primarily teaches in English and sometimes in Swiss-German. She holds regular classes in Zurich, Thalwil, Lucerne and the Swiss mountains.
You can expect – from Chantal’s various classes – a dynamic, safe and playful way to move your body into peace. “My life without yoga would simply not be. Yoga helps me breathe and move through life with balance. It reminds me to do everything with passion, love and intention.”
Deddou is an experienced, Zürich based yoga teacher and founder of POP UP YOGA. She teaches yoga, meditation and mindfulness to individuals in private set ups, but also group classes, corporate seminars and online classes and is the main teacher for the 250h Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training in Zürich.
Back in 2008 her life took a new direction as she found the path of yoga. First in South Africa and later in India, New York and Australia she began to explore yoga in combination with movement & dance. As a former dance teacher she was intrigued by the creative exploration that the practice of yoga offered her. Soon thereafter she discovered the connection between the outer flow and the inner dance of consciousness. Thus began her precious, life-long exploration of re-discovery, re-learning and re-thinking. Yoga offered her the necessary tools to examine her life, beliefs, her relationships to others and Self and gave her a fresh outlook to move forward.
"I love to fuse dynamic and dance inspired Yoga Flow elements with fundamental principles of therapeutic Vinyasa Krama to create an uplifting experience for a broad spectrum of yoga students."
Today Deddou’s students love her for her passionate and creative approach to yoga and her ability to explain complex yoga philosophy or energetic alignment in simple and highly accessible terms. Her yoga style is a graceful fusion of dynamic Vinyasa Flow elements sprinkled with therapeutic yoga poses and alignment-cues to not only lift body and spirit, but also bring meaning and grace into her student’s personal yoga practice. One of the hopes Deddou has is to inspire her students to re-discover their own creativity.
“There are forgotten treasures hidden in all of us. My hope is to inspire you to start digging. Digging for the gold, for the forgotten gems. Digging through past traumas & heartaches, letting them heal and the inner walls soften. There is no greater gift than fully living your potential, being you; simply, truly, fully you. Raw, vulnerable but strong and radiant.”
Diana is an architectural researcher and yogini living in Zurich and learning around the globe. After years of studentship at Pure Yoga Singapore, Diana completed over 700 hours of teacher training in Hong Kong (Yoga Alliance Certified), under the guidance of Rinat Pearlman and Patrick Creelman, founder of Pure Yoga and pillar in the yoga community throughout Asia. She teaches a strong practice focused on skillful alignment, intelligent action and steady breath, allowing students to access and build upon their own strength & intelligence.
Her approach to yoga combines the yoga tradition from the east and the west. It involves a blending of the Iyengar School, Anusara School, and Vinyasa Yoga. The Iyengar School provides a methodology of precise anatomical and physical alignments and instructions, as well as the profound understanding and application of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. The Anusara School provides the application of Tantric philosophy and principles of alignment. The vinyasa practice incorporates heat and flow into a dynamic approach to yoga.
She has continued her education with a training in Yin Yoga at Pure Yoga Singapore and several workshops with international yoga teachers such as Kino Macgregor, Noah Maze, Chris Chaves, David Regelin, Dylan Werner, Patrick Beach and Carling Harps.
Her practice finds inspiration in everyday life, in as much as in art, design, literature and philosophy. Diana’s classes are taught in English, always with humour and a tad of badass.
Dhyanse is the founder of Meditation Easy App, author of the book ’10 Bulls of Meditation’ and has 10000+ hours of silent meditation experience.
In his contemporary approach to mindfulness & meditation, he offers yogic tools, meditation techniques and transformative lifestyle designs to integrate silence, bliss and live an expanded consciousness in daily life. He brings the core essence of ancient Indian wisdom traditions of Yoga, Tantra, Zen into his approach, without following any particular belief system.
Dominique liebt es zu reisen! Mit Yoga hat für sie eine ganz neue Reise begonnen: die Reise zu ihrem authentischen Selbst. Ihre Yogalehrerausbildung in Embodied Flow Yoga (RYT 200) bei Britta Kimpel hat sie im April 2018 abgeschlossen und nun möchte sie ihre Leidenschaft für Yoga mit dir teilen.
In ihren Stunden verbindet sie Meditationsübungen, Atemtechniken und Asanas, um so den Zugang zum innersten Bewusstsein zu erlangen und um dieses Stück für Stück mehr verkörpern zu lernen.
Die Asanas werden in Form eines Flows in Kombination mit der Atmung praktiziert und jeweils von einem alltagsnahen Thema begleitet.
Als Physiotherapeutin ist es ihr zudem wichtig, die Grenzen jedes einzelnen Körpers zu respektieren und jede/n Teilnehmer/in individuell unterstützen und fördern zu können.
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Elodie spent many years in the advertising business before stepping on the other side to teach yoga full time and launch her own business. This was a big milestone for her, once and for all committed to help her students feel better and healthier in their business life but also in everyday life situations. For that, she uses effective tips and methods inspired from her yoga and mindfulness practices in her classes and coaching sessions. The focus of her teaching is simple, making it accessible to everyone (even the non-yogis and non-flexible), giving easy tools that can be implemented as such in real life and in this way, encouraging each person to use their own resources to become a more balanced, resilient and positive version of themselves.
Elodie is a certified Yoga Alliance RYT 200 teacher and founder of REAL LIFE YOGA. Digging deeper into the benefits of yoga for stress management and burnout, she followed a Yoga Therapy Intensive with Mark Stephens at AIR YOGA Zurich and is completing a 50h further training in Yoga Nidra at Sanapurna.
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I am Gosia, although my friends and most of the people I know call me Guka. My personal yoga path started when all other sport classes at university were booked out, that’s how I landed in my very first hatha class. I liked the way my mindset was transforming throughout the flow. That’s what I love in yoga by now, you’re learning life while practicing on or off the mat: you fight your fears, you’re overexcited when you finally reach a certain asana that seemed impossible a month before, you have many moments of weakness, but you keep on trying ... I moved from Poland to Switzerland a few years ago. Last year, I graduated from POP UP YOGA 250 hr Teacher Training. Since then, I’ve been teaching in Zurich, but I’m also enjoying the cooperation with the Modern Art Gallery Studio BWA in Poland, where I co-run series of events combining pleasant Vinyasa flows & love dj sets surrounded by art pieces. While becoming a Yoga Tribe member, I’m very happy to meet you on the yoga mat! Namaste
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Hoi! I was born and raised in a small town in Finland, am living in Switzerland since 2008 and exploring what the rest of the world has to offer when I can.
I have been practicing yoga since 2012, during the first years with a class here and there but slowly getting hooked and moving deeper in my practice in the last few years. My journey with yoga has brought me much more than what I could have imagined. The first time I tried to gracefully enter downward facing dog with my body telling me this is not a position any human being can ever enjoy. In addition to the enormous physical benefits (nowadays downdog is one of my favorites), yoga is guiding me through tough times, it makes me come back to my center and find my truth over and over again, and it has lead me to amazing locations and allowed me to meet an abundance of beautiful souls throughout the way.
I completed my teacher training in October 2017 (Yoga Energetics with Cat Kabira/Costa Rica/RYT 200hrs) and continued exploring working with the field in February 2018 (Biodynamic Energetics: Connection with Cat Kabira/Bali).
I am also offering Private Lessons and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. Contact me for more info!
Ich unterrichte meine Gruppenklassen auf Englisch, aber Privates auch auf Deutsch / Schwiitzerdütsch.
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Laura hat im 2017 das POP UP YOGA 250h Teacher Training abgeschlossen. 2012, nach einem Rückenunfall probierte sie das erste Mal Yoga aus und war begeistert, dass Yoga nicht nur einen gesunden Körper ergibt, sondern in stressigen Zeiten auch einen Rückhalt bietet. Seither begleitet Yoga sie ‘on and off the mat’ und sie vertieft kontinuierlich ihre eigene Asana-Praxis im In- und Ausland.
‘Yoga gibt mir einen sicheren Ort, um Ruhe sowie zu mir selbst zu finden und fordert mich jedes Mal aufs Neue heraus.’
Im Unterricht ist es ihr wichtig, eine ganzheitliche und sichere Asana-Praxis zu vermitteln. Dabei gestaltet sie ihre Stunden spielerisch und kreativ, wobei ihr fliessende Übergange von einer zur nächsten Asana wichtig sind. Elemente aus ihrer langjährigen Tanz- und künstlerischen Praxis fliessen in ihre Vinyasa flows, untermalt mit Musik. Sie offeriert dir einen sicheren Ort, um dich zu entspannen, deinen eigenen Rhythmus zu finden und um dich selbst besser kennen zu lernen. Ihre Begeisterung für Yoga möchte sie mit dir teilen und dich ermuntern, deine eigene Routine zu entwickeln. Laura unterrichtet in Deutsch und Englisch.
Laura completed in 2017 her POP UP YOGA 250hr Teacher Training. In 2012, after a back accident she tried yoga and discovered that yoga will bring her not just a healty body, but as well as a break from busy life. Since then, yoga accompanied her 'on and off the mat' and she pursues her studies inland and abroad.
‘Yoga gives me a save space to find peace, to get to know me better and it continuously challenges me.’
In her teaching, Laura focuses on alignment of poses and a wholistic approach. Her classes are influenced by her dancing experience and her artistic orientation – a continuing vinyasa flow, underlined with music, is important to her. She offers you a save space to unclench and develop your stile, allowing you to share her positivity and enthusiasm about yoga. She teaches her classes in German and English.
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Sport und Medizin waren schon immer meine Leidenschaft. So habe ich mich entschlossen, beides miteinander zu verbinden und Physiotherapie zu studieren. 2006 habe ich in Deutschland darin mein Diplom erhalten. Während meiner langjährigen Arbeit als Therapeutin wurde mir immer mehr bewusst, wie wichtig es ist, den Menschen mit seinen physischen, mentalen, emotionalen und spirituellen Bedürfnissen als Ganzes zu sehen.
Yoga vereint all dies für mich. So habe ich 2015 meine Ausbildung in Vinyasa Yoga (RYT 200) mit Banyan Gallagher während einer traumhaften sechsmonatigen Auszeit in Costa Rica absolviert und Erfahrungen im Schamanismus in Nicaragua gesammelt. Während dieser Zeit wurde mir noch bewusster, wie wichtig ein ausgeglichener Lifestyle für das persönliche Glück ist. Zurück in der Schweiz habe ich mich in Workshops und Trainings mit Barbra Noh (Anusara Yoga), Young Ho Kim (Inside Flow AYA 50) & (Yoga Personal Trainer AYA 50), Matt Giordano und Dylan Werner intensiv weiterbilden und inspirieren lassen. Im Moment befinde ich mich in der AYA 300 Weiterbildung mit Inside Yoga in Frankfurt.
Sports and medicine have always been my passion. To combine both I decided to study physiotherapy and received my diploma 2006 in Germany. While working as a therapist I got more and more aware of how important it is to see a person with all their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
For me yoga includes all of this. So I completed my Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (RYT 200) with Banyan Gallagher in 2015 while living in Costa Rica for a 6 month time out. Taking part in a permaculture project in Nicaragua, I also gained experiences in Shamanism. During this amazing time abroad, living an easy and simple life, teaching yoga and surfing the beautiful ocean I realised even more how important it is to live a balanced lifestyle to gain health and happiness. Back in Switzerland, I continued my yoga education by attending workshops and trainings with Barbra Noh (Anusara Yoga), Young Ho Kim (Inside Flow AYA 50) & (Yoga Personal Trainer AYA 50), Matt Giordano and Dylan Werner. Deeply inspired by all these wonderful teachers, I am glad to give this knowledge further to you. At the moment I am attending the AYA 300 training with Inside Yoga in Frankfurt.
Luca was born and raised in Zurich, where, thanks to his grandparents, he came in contact with Yoga, Buddhism, and generally mysticism from all over the world, from a very early age on. After being caught by the ups & downs of being a teenager in a big city and suffering from his first big heartbreak, he decided to change his lifestyle and follow the footsteps of his dead grandfather who spent many years living in an Ashram somewhere in India.
So for the last years Luca travelled the world and learned different types of Yoga & Bodywork from many amazing teachers. In the beginning of 2017 he finished his 500RYT TTC with Yogacharya Srinatha B. & Shashi Kumar in Mysore, India. Afterwards he came back to his hometown and started sharing the gifts he learned and manifested while travelling. Of course he continues his studies by visiting many workshops with different teachers. At the moment he dedicates himself to the practice of australian Yogi and Physiologist „Simon Borg-Olivier“ and to the spiritual teachings of Non-Dualism by sages like „Sri Ramana Maharshi“.
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Hi! I am Michaela, a universal human, who grew up in Australia with a hybrid of cultures (Italian and Peruvian). I’ve taught yoga internationally for 5 years in Australia, Dubai and now Switzerland.
Yoga came into my life 13 years ago. It became my medicine to understand my body and cultivate awareness for my mind. I’ve completed three teacher trainings; Hatha, Vinyasa and Embodied Flow which draws from Somatic psychology and Tantra philosophy. My classes are cultivated by connecting breath with fluid purposeful movement. Allowing you to experience all elements of your body with ease and stability whilst entwining philosophy into the experience.
I also offer One on One sessions which focus on your specific needs, whether you have an injury, pain in the body or stresses. In One on One sessions I draw from alternative healing tools that I have studied; sound healing, reiki and intuitive anatomy.
I teach from my heart.
I teach yoga because I am passionate about sharing the practices that have helped me so profoundly. I have experienced first-hand how yoga can support us to create the mental, physical and emotional space to get perspective on life, live in line with our purpose and find inner strength and contentment. I discovered yoga over 15 years ago while studying at university in Australia and since then it has been a constant support during my professional life. I did my first teacher training (200hr) in Bali in 2011 with the intention of deepening my own practice and in the process discovered a love for teaching, which I have been doing ever since. In 2017, I completed my advanced teacher training (500hr) with my teachers Vidya Heisel and Jennilee Toner from Frog Lotus Yoga and feel honored to be able to share this knowledge. Until very recently, I ran a food systems research and education center at a university and I continue to be passionate about learning and sharing the latest knowledge on food, sustainability and wellbeing through my own projects.
Monika's teaching is deeply rooted in alignment based Hatha Yoga practices. Through her own practice and trainings with non-linear movement teachers, she encourages the practitioners to explore shifting weight and integrating body strength in motion. To let unfold the inherent wisdom of the body and to find ease in the challenge, Monika combines these two approaches. The body moves in a natural flow and finds stillness, the breath takes over and calms the mind. Monika teaches also breath awareness and Pranayama techniques to guide the students into the quiet space.
"Intimacy with ourselves enables us to encounter life with an open heart. The support of that process is the community we practice with."
Yoga crossed my path for the first time in 2012 – ever since then my heart has been drawn to a life where you discover and live by your own pure essence – day by day.
In 2015 I completed my Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (RYT 200) in New York. Currently I am dedicated to the Advanced Teacher Training (+300hrs) at AIRYOGA Zürich with Stephen Thomas.
I also offer One.on.One's. which allow you to have a session focusing on your specific needs, such as dealing with an injury or understanding specific asanas. If you’re new to yoga, One.on.One’s are a great way to build a good foundation. I am also a certified Prenatal Yogateacher (Golden Bridge Yoga, Los Angeles with Gurmukh).
Yoga? Als Teenager kam ich in den 80er Jahren zum ersten Mal dank einem GEO-Magazin mit Yoga in Berührung. Die Bilder dieser verrückten Yogis liessen mich nicht mehr los. Meine erste Yogastunde nahm ich viel später in Zürich. Unterrichtet habe ich bisher am meisten in Hamburg. Dort und in Zürich liess ich mich zwischen 2009 und 2013 zum Yoga Alliance RYT 500-Lehrer ausbilden und assistierte in einer 200h-Yogaausbildung in Hamburg. In meinem Unterricht spiele ich mit dem Fluss der Körperenergien und mag es, wenn die TeilnehmerInnen mittels Anweisungen genau in ihre Mitte finden. In jeder Lektion achte ich darauf, der Atmung und dem Körper ganzheitlich zu begegnen. Sorgfältig, spielerisch und mit einem „Schuss“ Humor. Nicht ganz so verrückt, wie die Fakir-Yogis der Zeitschrift von dazumals.
“Be open to change yourself. Change is the only constant in your life”
Reka is committed to focus on mental and physical well being at work and in everyday life. As a consultant in change management and leadership development she is committed to use yogic mindset and techniques that can be embraced by people not familiar with yoga. She also co-founded My Mindful Of Yoga, where she organizes retreats and workshops for "busy people" to recharge and learn practices that can be used in everyday life.
Reka`s vinyasa yoga classes are inspired by ashtanga yoga. She combines intense breathing with a playful immersion into a wide range of asanas and a deep relaxation at the end of the classes. She leads you through the experience of whatever you learn on the yoga mat, is reflected in your life off the yoga mat as well.
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After attending my first yoga class in 2004, my initial curiosity for yoga developed into a real passion. I was fascinated by the deep union of precise bodywork and spirituality. Yoga has guided me through many challenging phases in life, helping me to find my grounding and boosting my self-confidence.
I completed my Yoga Teacher Trainings (Yoga Alliance) at AIRYOGA in Zurich: In 2012 a 200-hour Vinyasa Flow Training and in 2015 a 300-hour Advanced Hatha Yoga Training with Stephen Thomas. I continue to deepen my knowledge in workshops with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Rachel Zinman, Marc Holzmann, Yogeswari, Mark Stephens, and others. Last year I attended the teacher module ‚Chakra’ at the Swiss Yoga Studium‘ with Johannes Glarner, deepening my knowledge about the subtle and energetic work with the chakras. Furthermore I assist my teacher Stephen Thomas at the 200-hour Teacher Trainings in AIRYOGA where we share our love and knowledge with all these new wonderful new yoga teachers.
I emphasize practicing mindfully and listening to the body's intuitive feedback. In my classes I always refer back to an awareness of the breath. Yoga shall not merely ground and strengthen us, but support us to find a peaceful path to our inner essence. I share my philosophical understanding of yoga with my students, inviting them to lead their awareness from the mind into the space of the heart and to reside in that space.
I teach my classes in German and English.
Stephanie completed her Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (200 RYT) with Akasha Yoga Academy in 2017. Her style is rooted in traditional Hatha Yoga and enriched with her years of experience in contemporary and urban dance.
Stephanie’s intention is to offer her students a safe space to play, grow and expand. She is a firm believer that we all already are everything we’re looking for. In her classes, she challenges her students to meet themselves with an open heart and empty mind, opening up to their infinite possibilities and light. In her asana practice she pays attention to details and emphasizes on correct alignment, cultivating strengthening and soft movement. Her classes are taught in German and English.
Tanya is an Ashtanga yoga practitioner. She has been a full time Yoga instructor since 2013 and a Barre instructor since 2016. Yoga has been her main form of exercise since her teen years. Before her Yoga life she was working with Unilever Asia as a Brand Manager for the region. She decided to take a different turn in her career and found that being able to share her love and passion for yoga was the path she wanted to be on. Tanya teaches Vinyasa flow classes with an Ashtanga feel, focusing on building strength and stamina while working on flexibility at the same time. As she grew with her practice she has added Barre and Yin Yoga as her complimentary form of physical exercise to balance her body and mind. She is certified to teach Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Barre. Her classes are light hearted and fun, she believes that Yoga should be a practice that lifts you up both physically and mentally, both during and after class.
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I have always been engaged with movement, mindfulness, and flow. It keeps me grounded in a changing world. I share this experience in my practice, where I support loving kindness towards yourself, presence, and mindful flow.
I'm a lifelong student & teacher of meditation, yoga, and science. I first encountered yoga & meditation by chance on a trip to India many years ago and later completed a 200h YTT with Poonam Stetcher Sharma.
I'm thankful to my early influences Mark Wuest and Paul Dallaghan for creating transformative experiences which happened to be yoga. Their approach of ease and simplicity makes yoga accessible to all, and is a lesson I seek to repeat. My practice is also informed by the vinyasa flow & sequencing knowledge of Anne Laure-Eberhardt, and the conscious movement of dance guide Johanna Köb, both of whom continue to enrich my teaching today.
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Born in Toronto, Canada and brought up in a fairyland by mermaids & unicorns. My name is Valentine Giambattista and I founded YogiMovieStar in 2015.
I have been certified and practising Yoga since 2010. The foundation of my practice combines the physical with an inner emotional and spiritual journey. By integrating body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness, I strive to promote an understanding of the connection of all these aspects in your personal health and wellbeing.
It all started when studying Acting for film and television at College, during theatre preparation I would practice yoga and breathing. I started to feel that my yoga practice became more essential to my quality of life and so I enrolled in my first teacher training program at George Brown College in Toronto, specialising in Hatha and Flow yoga. After completing my training I became even more inspired and wanted to study more, so I went on to complete an 80-hour Restorative Teacher Training at Yoga Space in Toronto.
My first official teaching started at Yyoga, one of Canada's most renowned Yoga Studios, here I was able to put in practice all my training and continue to learn more by teaching others this new passion of mine. Yyoga allowed me to expand my knowledge into Hot and Yin yoga where I completed training in both and assisted an 80 hour Yin Yoga training.
Passionate about Yin and Restorative Yoga I moved across the pond to Edinburgh, Scotland to teach all my learnings of yoga at Tribe Yoga. Having moved to the U.K. I completed a Kids & Teens 70-hour teacher training in Glasgow and an 80-hour Yoga Nidra Foundations teacher training in London.
Taking forward my learning and experience I assisted opening a Yoga studio space called Rock a Barre Pop Up in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was an exciting little venture in a beautiful new space. As of lately, I was back home in Canada teaching Reiki courses and focusing my energy on my speciality workshops such as Reiki Restorative, Anti Ageing Yin with Aromatherapy, Yoga and Astrology and Magical Moon Yoga. I am currently also offering Horoscope Birth Chart readings online and in person. I have just moved over to Switzerland to share my yoga, reiki and astrology magic with you! I hope to meet you on the mat soon. You can find me at Yoga Tribe teaching a Thursday evening class and offering unique workshops, reiki courses, horoscope birth chart readings and private sessions in Switzerland.
Mich zu bewegen und meine Freude daran sowie mein Wissen darüber weiterzuvermitteln ist meine Passion. Ich bin seit sechs Jahren selbständig und in folgenden Bereichen tätig: Bewegungstherapie, Yoga, Pilates, Schwangerschaftsyoga, Rückbildungspilates, Personaltraining und Jugendsport, Retreats und Workshops im In- und Ausland. Momentan bilde ich mich zur Berufsmasseurin weiter und bin fasziniert von den zusammenhängenden Funktionen unseres Körpers.
Nach der dreijährigen Ausbildung zur Bewegungstherapeutin in Zürich folgte eine Tanzausbildung in NYC. Zu dieser Zeit lernte ich auch Yoga kennen und liess mich, zurück in Zürich, bei Christina Waltner (Planetyoga) zur Yogalehrerin ausbilden. Seither gehört Yoga zu meinem Alltag. Ich bin immer wieder begeistert vom Einklang dieser Philosophie mit der Praxis. Ich unterrichte Yin-Yang-Klassen, Yin Yoga und einen dynamisch-kräftigenden Flow. Mein Unterrichtsstil ist ein Wechselspiel zwischen fliessend-dynamischen und statisch-haltenden Asanas. Ich mag es, Gegensätze einzubauen, um Körper und Geist in Balance zu bringen. Ich unterrichte Kleinklassen, da mir Präzision und taktile Korrektur am Herzen liegen. Mein Wunsch ist es, die Menschen zu inspirieren und ihnen neue Impulse mitzugeben.