Huntington Beach, CA, United States
Hatha Yoga Teacher
Sarah Stevenson, a.k.a., The Tini Yogini, is a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor in Southern California. Currently living her bliss through teaching her students the transformational power one possesses when fully in touch with the body, mind and soul. She has a degree in Behavioral Psychology and teaches not only yoga classes but also life affirming workshops that help others to lead healthy, balanced lives. She also writes for Beachbody, which provides effective and popular workout videos, including the Insanity Workout, a high intensity cardio workout for total body conditioning.
Alin teaches classical Hatha Yoga (Iyengar inspired). The Iyengar tradition was handed down to her by her mother early on – at the sweet age of only 5 years the small Alin saw her mother in headstand (Sirsasana). To see her Mother Kali stand on her head, was the beginning of a series of moments from her childhood that she still carries with her today. Numerous joint and long trips to India followed, having spent exciting times in the wondrous world of ashrams. The roots of her spirituality, a deep understanding of yoga and meditation were born here, in her childhood in India.
And it tied a strong bond between mother and daughter - today they complement each other in their annual workshops and yoga trips. Alin and her mother Kali also teach twice a year their legendary yoga retreats in Kalis beautiful spa resort "Reguengo" in Portugal (www.reguengo.com). They share this passion: to give each participant a grounded yoga foundation that can grow the wings of the soul. Always with the right touch of humor and lightness!
lin studied different yoga styles such as Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga. She is now a mother of three children and accompanied in her pre- and postnatal yoga courses many mothers on the way to intimate connection with their babies.
Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power, Jivamukti & Restorative
Alexia is a holistic health coach and yoga teacher based in Vienna, Austria. Having trained all around the world in several different styles of Yoga, Alexia merges techniques from Ashtanga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga in her teachings. As she structures classes according to the Yin & Yang principle, you will find challenging dynamic sequences to strenghten as well as restorative postures to relax and unwind. In addition to traveling, one of her biggest passions is making raw chocolate and green smoothies. Alexia is currently training to be a burn-out prevention/ anti stress and nutrition coach and runs retreats all over the world.
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London, United KingdomYoga TeacherCandace is an international yoga instructor and the writer behind the popular healthy living blog Yoga by Candace. She encourages students to turn inward during their practice and she enjoys teaching classes with playful sequencing, always approaching teaching with a sense of honesty and humour.
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Munich, GermanyYoga/Pilates, Founder WOYO®Sonja's biography is marked by dancing, sports, fitness and of course yoga. Originally Sonja was at home in dentistry - she then left this area early to deal intensively with more physically and spiritually oriented subjects. Sonja made her first yogic experiences directly in India, where she had her first encounter with the fascinating Indian spirituality.
During her time as a fitness professional in the group training area and as a personnel manager for a large fitness chain, Sonja recognized early on the trend with yoga and developed the yoga WOYO® concept for a wider audience. In addition to her passion for yoga, Sonja's interests cover various forms of modern body work such as Pilates and the new trend Aerial Yoga. Sonja studied yoga styles such as Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. Sonja fulfilled her wish for her own yoga studio in 2003 when they opened together with Peter Schlösser the WOYO® Club in Munich. In the same year they offered the first Hatha Yoga training (WOYO style). Sonja feels that teaching and training/mentoring is her great passion and vocation. Sonja is known for her gift, to convey clearly and understandably the things she learned through many years of experience in the classroom.
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Stuttgart, GermanyHatha YogaKatharina Stolz danced ballet for many years before she decided in the United States to do a training as a Hatha Yoga teacher. Back in Germany, she completed a training as a yoga therapist in order to deal more holistically with all aspects of yoga. For quite a while now yoga has become a way of life for her and become an integral part along with meditation, which she both cannot imagine not having as part of her daily life. She teaches yoga in addition to her career as an art historian and model, but delves further into all matters of yoga. Along with her trainer at Vyana Yoga (where she also teaches) she is planning a CD and a book.
Chamonix, FrancePower, Hatha & Vinyasa FlowBlanche began practicing yoga very young and was trained for many years across different countries in the world. She debuted in the Ashtanga and Jivamukti Yoga with Tina James in Canada in 2004. She then spent several months in India where she followed the teaching of Ashtanga by Rolf & Marcy in Goa and then graduated by Yoga Alliance with Vijay Amar in Daramshalla where she also had the chance to follow the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A few years after she turned to the practice of Flow yoga and completed the first module of Prana Flow with Simon Park which inspired her extremely in her teaching. Blanche teaches a fluid and dynamic yoga that is accessible to all levels. She is a certified Yoga Alliance yoga teacher and her courses are in French and English. She lived for several years in the beautiful valley of Chamonix Mont Blanc in France where she organizes many events around yoga as the "Chamonix Yoga Festival", hiking yoga retreats, yoga standup paddle as well as a Yoga & Surf camp in France.
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Foster, AustaliaAlignment Based Hatha VinyasaBased in Australia, German native Alexa Nehter is teaching yoga at studios, retreats and festivals internationally and locally. In this way she fuels her passion for sharing the blueprint of living life in alignment and flow. Alexa is committed to serve others in living their highest self and to elevate the potential to live mindfully. “When I first experienced the spaciousness and fluidity, that yoga provides, there was no turning back. The expanding bliss in this yogic space is held by a sense of deep gratitude to the teachers and lineages who inspire me to live a more conscious, loving life.”
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Dublin, IrelandHatha Yoga & Founder of yogandhaSinead Duffy discovered meditation long before Hatha yoga in an ashram in Java, where she spent some months. Following her heart, she went on to study Human Rights and worked in Kenya, Lebanon, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Mozambique. She was living & working in Addis Ababa when she did her first Hatha yoga class. Sinead came home from her first ever yoga class & announced to her brand new husband that she had to move to India. Having waited 8 years to live in the same country, he let her off again and she went to train at Sivananda, Vivekananda, & finally studied Vipasana. She then headed back to Africa to teach yoga (and be a more present wife). She has been teaching Hatha yoga for 10 great years. Ever since Java, herbs in the form of topically applied oils (aromatherapy oils) had been a part of her meditation & naturally, her yoga practice. Her students repeatedly asked her to make a range of yoga oils specifically based on their sankalpa (intention). 3 years of meditation and blending later, Yogandha was born. Gandha is the use of fragrant substances to enhance yoga. Sinead travels to festivals throughout Europe teaching about how to incorporate gandha with practice & self-massage to deepen self-connection.
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Paris, FranceHatha & Prenatal Yoga, Yoga TherapyIt is as an actress of an American acting troupe , where I discovered yoga to calm me down before I went on stage . Yoga is very important for me and helps me to find more balance and to feel more in tune with myself.
Back on stage in Paris and after the creation of my own theater group, I studied yoga and finished a teacher training at the Center for Yoga with Michelle Marsh Jacobi. This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance and allows me to teach in two languages that I speak fluently.
Yoga is a way for me to find to myself . The body is the temple of the soul and yoga is a way to get back to the basics , where our inner voice can express itself and where you learn to listen properly to your yourself. In this way we become more resilient, more relaxed and experience physical as well as mental harmony.
Because I have personally experienced the benefits of yoga on body and mind, I believe in the power of it and now want to support people in need with this knowledge. With this hope in mind, I am educating myself further to become a yoga therapist.
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Aachen, GermanyHatha Vinyasa Yoga(website coming soon)We don’t do yoga, yoga does us! For Nina Yoga is more than a means to express her creativity and aesthetics, but her Yoga practice also became an essential tool to combine physical wellbeing with mental peace. . She practice a playful and innovative method of Yoga inspired by her teacher Jonathan Monks (Urban Yoga Monkey) that teaches you how to unblock the ‘stuck’ places in our busy bodies and minds. It’s approach creates a lean, agile, powerful body with a chilled mind. She pays attention to powerful and dynamic flow sequences that are fun and awake the joy of life expressed in motion. In addition to Yoga, Nina has been working in the fashion industry doing hair and make up for big brands for the past 10 years. Travelling the world for work as well as for fun is another one of her passions. As a certified Hatha Vinyasa Yoga teacher (Member of Yoga Alliance USA) she is currently teaching in Germany, UK and Yoga Holidays.
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Montpellier, FranceHatha Flow & Restorative Yoga(website coming soon)Cloé is a Hatha Flow Yoga Teacher in Montpellier in the south of France. Beside Hatha flow, she also teaches Restorative Yoga in her classes. She graduated with the YogaWorks 200 hours training, under direction of Celine Antoine.
Her yoga classes are based on the balance between precision & alignment for a deep, conscious & dynamic practice of asanas.
Her teaching is influenced by her practise which began many years ago : Sivananda, Hatha Yoga, Kripalu, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Anusara, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, etc. in France & abroad. Asana practice is a way to develop this interior awareness & living in the moment.
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Munich, GermanyHatha YogaI am a trained and certified yoga teacher (WOYO® Hatha yoga teacher training, pre- and postnatal Vision Yoga) qualified social educator and a mother.
I teach Hatha yoga, which combines traditional yoga techniques with modern exercise principles. I use tools such as belts, balls, blocks and shoulder plates to prepare simple exercises for classical yoga postures.
The origin of yoga and the belief in the power of nature characterize my teaching. Particularly during my pregnancy, I got a lot of strength and confidence through yoga. My fear of a childbirth was enormous, but then my daughter came into this world through natural birth and was healthy. It was truly an amazing experience.
I come from a very sports-loving family and had my first encounter with yoga already when I was eight years old. I got a children’s yoga book and tried to the postures of crocodile, dog and lion... During my studies in 2002 I began to practice yoga regularly. I lived for some time in New York and London, where I met and visited some workshops with internationally known yoga teachers from different yoga styles such as “Bikram Yoga”, “Yoga Works”, “TriYoga”, “Jivamukti” and now “Laughing Yoga”. In 2011 I fulfilled my dream and completed a yoga teacher training at the WOYO® Club in Munich. Yoga has become an integral part of my life.
It is important for me to be respectful towards my body, mind and soul and also to pay attention to my diet and try or to learn something new each and every new day.
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London, United KingdomHimalayan Hatha Yoga, AyurvedaWith a 10 years background as a Human Resources Professional within the Financial Services sector, I started practising yoga in 2007 and ever since wanted to learn more about the philosophy behind. I appreciate the deep connection between body and soul in a way I never did before and how beneficial it is, not only physically but on a more subtle level. Through yoga I found access to myself, to my inner truth and to my soul – found peace within. In October 2010 I decided that I want to deepen this knowledge in India, the place of origin of Yoga & Ayurveda.
With the inspiration and support of my teacher Yogi Ashokananda I set off to Vrindaban in India, where this beautiful journey started. I still feel blessed for all the lovely experiences made during my trip and my studies in India and Thailand. In November 2011 – back from my trip – I started working for Wellicious, an eco-friendly, ethical yet feminine and luxurious yoga fashion brand and parallel to my work I certified as a Himalayan Hatha Yoga Teacher with Yogi Ashokananda. I am focussing on combining my professional skills with my yoga teaching and holistic skills. I am teaching in London and currently in Zurich where together with a friend we run detox weeks in spring and autumn. My passion for healthy lifestyle, helping others to understand the benefits of yoga, food, thoughts and behaviour is my vision...
Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha YogaBorn in Toronto, Canada in 1978. I studied dance as a child modern, tap and ballet. Yoga and meditation was natural to me and I practiced as a child learning mainly from books. I was inspired by including Krishnamuti and Gandhi.
In 1996 I travelled to the north of India, Ladehk and studied Buddhist meditation. Afterwards, returning to practice yoga and meditation.
Moving to Los Angeles in 1998 for work in between travels I studied with Bikram Choudhury in his small studio on Robertson and Wilshire for several years, sometimes practicing twice a day. I noticed that this heated asana practice gave me great strength in my daily life.
In 2000 I moved to Paris and at the time there was no Bikram studio. I went back to practicing yoga through books and internet. Sivananda, Jivamukti and Iyengar yoga. Travelling to Africa and India and through Europe as a script supervisor and practicing different disciplines of yoga.
In 2002 I moved to Grasse in the south of france and lived a 'raw food lifestyle' and growing produce in the garden.
I started teaching Vinyasa and Hatha yoga in 2005 in Antibes. Afterwards I discovered Ashtanga yoga on one of my trips to India.
I opened a small studio in 2008 and began teaching Ashtanga yoga in 2009.
After many years of yoga I have found a yogic discipline that encompasses the many different schools I have practiced. I am so glad to be able to share this complete yoga system with all who wish to learn. The many different types of yoga that I have learned previously allow me be a very knowledgable, compassionate and adaptable teacher.
My mission is to empower people to live fearlessly in the present moment.
Berlin, GermanyHatha YogaWhile I was working in Spain in summer 2003, I went barefoot in the sand to my first Yoga class early in the morning. After the first asanas I already felt very familiar with the poses, as if I had done Yoga some time earlier. Characterized by this positive experience it was no surprise that Yoga became a morning ritual for me. I started my journey to Asia with the wish to discover more about Yoga. I visited convents and ashrams, where I learned how to meditate and be silent. I got to know many different Yoga teachers and styles in Thailand and India. I began to realise that I wanted to share my experience with others. In Berlin in 2007 I finally found a Yoga place and style in which I have been taught and became a teacher myself. City Yoga Shri Community in Berlin. In summer 2007 I graduated in another Hatha Yoga Teaching Training by Randall O’Leary at Koh Phangan. To share my Yoga passion with my students is the greatest gift for me.
Witten, GermanyAyurveda Consultant & Hatha YogaSince the beginning of my medical studies I began to focus on the field of pathology and therapy, on the complex concepts of health and prevention as well as salutogenesis.
"How can you influence personal health positively through simple and self-directed activities and therefore prevent the development of diseases (especially "modern" diseases, such as burn-out, obesity, back pain, etc.)?" This is one of the key questions I asked myself.
I am convinced that this is possible through an individual mind and body work (e.g. Yoga and meditation), adequate nutrition and supportive measures (e.g. Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine).
Along this path a positive body and mind awareness can be created and life-satisfaction increases tremendously.
And all that can be integrated with good fun into everyday life!
For me it is important to merge my knowledge of the medical school, Ayurvedic medicine and Yoga therapy as optimal as it can be and adjust it for the individual. On and beyond the Yoga mat!
Cologne, GermanyPeak Pilates Teacher Trainer & YogaIn 1992 Dunja started working in the fitness industry as an ACE certified teacher, two years later she had become a teacher trainer, coach and presenter. She has educated thousands of fitness enthusiasts in group teaching of all kinds of aerobic styles (Step, Kick Fit, Workout, Pilates and Dance to name a few) for different German fitness associations like DFAV. As a long time international presenter, at tradeshows such as FIBO, her background as a pharmacist and a pharmacy owner has attracted much interest in her articles and lectures about anatomy, healthy nutrition, pharmaceuticals, aromatherapy, supplements and sports. Being a certified NLP practitioner and personal trainer provides her with in depth knowledge that she applies towards her teaching and coaching. She was originally certified with Polestar, followed by trainings with well-known classical teacher trainers. She has recently completed her Comprehensive Certification through Peak Pilates. Since 2006 she has owned her own Pilates studio "Absolute Pilates" in Cologne, Germany.
Paris, FranceHatha YogaMichelle founded the Centre de Yoga du Marais in Paris in 2001 after she felt a need for the ex-pat community to have a yoga home here, too for classes in English and French. The Centre has grown to offer Teacher Trainings, Yoga Workshops by senior master teachers, Yoga Retreats, a pre/post natal program and yoga for Kids and Seniors, too. Michelle has blended a life she loves with yoga overlooking every aspect of it; travel and teaching, dancing and meditating. A long time student of Vipassana meditation, "to see clearly", Michelle is inspired by this practice to be present always and in her teaching with the student in front of her and what his or her body is communicating. Anyone can pick up a yoga practice anytime and begin exactly where they are. This is the timeless beauty of yoga.
Monte-Carlo, MonacoHatha, Yin & Full Moon Yoga, Yoga & Pilates FusionCathy has been a yoga teacher for nearly a decade having originally trained at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta in London where she was blessed to study with Swami Vishnudevananda. Also certified by Sunshine Yoga in Yoga & Pilates she is dedicated to making her classes available to all levels of ability using a variety of styles, including Pilates, to provide a practice which works on strength, balance & flexibility, all in harmony with the breath. She also brings her special gifts as a professional singer to the Sanskrit chants she sings during the final relaxation at the end of each class. A former professional dancer she continues to sing both as a solo artist & leading her vocal trio, The Moonlight Sisters. Cathy is also Sunshine Yoga’s Full Moon Yoga expert (see up-coming events for class description) & teaches her classes in English & French. Om shanti...
Monte Carlo, MonacoVinyasa and Hatha YogaAnette Shine, Danish Founder & director of Sunshine Yoga Monte-Carlo since 2003. Yoga-Certified by Shri Mahesh (Paris) 500 hours in Traditional Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga Vinyasa by David Swenson, ACE-certified in 1990 in San Diego, USA and a certified Zumba Fitness instructor since January 2011 (www.zumbamonaco.com). Yoga presenter at the London Yoga Show in 2005 (Sunshine Vinyasa Flow & Yin Yoga), Yoga Presenter (in Italian) at the Milano Yoga Festival (2006) choreographer & participant in many advanced asanas demonstrations on the French Riviera. Organized Pilates certifications in Monaco in 2003, plus is a Yoga Teacher Trainer of over 20 instructors since the opening of the Studio in Monaco. Former show-dancer & singer performer at the Monte-Carlo Casino, currently part of the vocal trio ”The Moonlight Sisters” has participated in most of the main Yoga events in the world and visited & practiced in countless Yoga studios over the years…Leaders are learners :)