Our Teachers

Yoga Den has drawn together a group of passionate and devoted teachers, all certified with at least 500 RYT hours. Our world-class teaching staff have learned from the best and taught students across 15 countries in 5 continents, bringing a wealth of experience covering a range of disciplines. Scroll down to learn about their journey.

Nick

Nick is a KPJAYI & SYC level 2 Authorized Ashtanga teacher as well as a 500 E-RYT. He is a dedicated student of R. Sharath Jois and continues to make yearly pilgrimages to Mysore, India, to study with his teacher. With over 10 years of teaching experience, he has worked with thousands of bodies and takes a practical and functional approach to his teaching method. He believes that with dedication and hard work, the body is limitless; the only limitations are the ones casted within the mind.

Ananda

Ananda is a movement practitioner, teacher, and constant student. She began her yoga practice in NYC in 2002, and has been teaching internationally, whilst exploring diverse movement disciplines along the way, since 2008. She has studied with Vidya Heisel of Frog Lotus Yoga (Andalusia, Spain), Jasmine Tarkeshi and Dana Flynn of Laughing Lotus (San Francisco), Jill Miller of Yoga Tune Up® (Los Angeles), Andres Vesga of the Ido Portal Method (Hong Kong), and Olivier Goetgeluck of Fighting Monkey (Antwerp). Her teaching is equally informed by 25 years of self-inquiry — by way of higher education in film, former careers in journalism and television, psychotherapy, and Vipassana meditation.

 

Bruce

For over a decade and across four continents, Bruce has dedicated himself to inspiring yogis around the world. From Toronto to Singapore, Hong Kong to Dublin, and Bangkok to Cape Town, his personal practice is as varied as the places he has lived, and he has cultivated a teaching style that reflects his global perspective. Bruce’s thirst for knowledge has led him to acquiring thousands of hours of training from world-renowned teachers. His greatest teachers, however, are the students he’s had the privilege of guiding, which provides ongoing texture and dimension to his continually evolving practice.

 

Anna

After studying Physical Education and working as a teacher in Education for 10 years, yoga was the holistic approach Anna searched for. Always combing her knowledge of the physical body with coaching, nutrition and personal development, yoga is the connective tissue. It made her see the unseparated connection between mind, body and spirit. In her classes, the breath has a prominent role. Moving on the rhythm of the breath in the Vinyasa and Ashtanga classes. It’s the connection with yourself and the unity of your states of being. The connecting is what she would like to emphasize and give space for. With the breath, body, movement and mind. Using the postures as a metaphor, to gain insight, to energize and to empower. 

Sara

Growing up in a small village nearby Amsterdam, Sara began her fitness journey attending the National ballet school at age 11. This was the start of her never-ending love for moving her body. As she got older and moved to Amsterdam, Sara explored this love. And besides the importance of moving her body, she found the meaning of the mind, heart and breath-work within a work out. Sara is most at peace on her yoga mat surrounded by nature, but don’t get her wrong: you can definitely wake her up for a wild night out dancing. Sara is utterly happy when surrounded by family and her dog George. But her wildest dream is to make the world more beautiful each time she teaches.

Henry

Henry started his yoga journey in 2011 in Los Angeles California. He started out as an actor and took yoga classes in order to stay sane. As yoga began to take up more of his time, Henry decided to become a teacher. After his moving to Europe, Henry is loving the Netherlands and has found a lovely yoga community in Amsterdam. These days, his full time yoga schedule includes group classes around town, as well as privates, corporate, philanthropical, and festival yoga. Henry’s classes are playful, unexpected and challenging. He likes to combine different aspects of movement and unique transitions for an immersive yoga experience, complete with a nice playlist and hopefully some laughs along the way.

Xinia Profile

Xinia

Xinia is a body nerd who has extensive experience in the fields of dance, yoga, pilates, and performance coaching. Xinia has had a steady Yoga practice since 2006 and is continuously studying the practice.

She regularly visits India to study in Mysore with Ashtanga Guru Sharath Rangaswarmy, at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute, and in December 2017 received her blessing to teach the Ashtanga Yoga method – Authorisation level 2.

In 2014 Xinia also completed her Diploma in Yoga from the Wellpark Natural Therapies Collage in New Zealand. She graduated in December 2010 with a Bachelors degree in Dance from AUT University. Here is where she started to learn applied anatomy through movement. 

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