Yoga is not just about working on the body, yoga is about stilling the ever-moving mind.
With regular yoga practice you create useful patterns and habits to improve your health in body and mind. Your practice will reflect in how you manage your daily lives. With breathing techniques, yoga postures and focused meditation, our experienced teachers will help you find clarity of mind. We are passionate about sharing our experience and knowledge with you in a way that is inspirational, respectful, supportive and challenging.
Hotyoga Eindhoven is registered as a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® via Natasha Gunn, who is a certified as E-RYT with Yoga Alliance. All our teachers are minimum 200 RYT (or equivalent), Bikram certified, or both.
“I love to help people bring back awareness to their bodies, to find the tools to bring heart, body and mind together.”
“Appreciate the body you’ve got for life! Your body is an incredibly intelligent and fun tool capable of extraordinary things in co-operation with the restless mind and the loving heart. Simple things like taking a walk, peeling a banana, fixing a car…. “My aim is to meet you outside your comfort zone in a lighthearted way. When I teach yoga I draw on different styles for inspiration; I’ve been lucky to have amazing teachers from Jivamukti, Iyengar, Astanga. I teach what the moment brings, focusing on safe physical and spiritual alignment.” As well as being experienced at teaching various yoga styles including Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin, Evi loves to Longboard, boxing, and is “crazy-talented for Lego!” She describes herself as “imperfect, down-to-earth and playful” and loves chocolate more than she likes to admit!
“Yoga is not just about the physical aspect, but also the mental and spiritual. The breath is the essential link”
Brinda discovered yoga in 2008, while working in the fashion industry in Los Angeles. In 2013 she felt a strong desire to learn more about yoga to help her cope better challenges she was facing in her life. Brinda feels extremely grateful for her international life. Indian by birth, she migrated to Singapore and then travelled to Los Angeles to continue her studies. She now lives in the Netherlands with her Dutch husband. Brinda has followed 500 hours of teacher training in Hatha Yoga in India and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She has an immense desire to share her yoga practice with others so they can experience the benefits too. Note: Brinda has relocated to a city outside of Eindhoven, but will be back shortly to teach at weekends.
“Yoga is a beautiful journey that never ends, and I want to share it with you!”
I started yoga just for a workout, but it brought me so much more. It brought back my smile, strength, optimism and peace of mind! I decided to do my first teacher training so I could share my experience with others. Yoga is for everybody, young, old, big, small, yoga will benefit you. It is not just about how far you go, it is about how you feel on the way there.When I see people enjoying my classes, getting curious about other aspects of yoga, feeling relaxed or being able to expand their physical boundaries, step by step, that’s what keeps me teaching! My daily practice at home is Ashtanga, but I also enjoy just sitting on my mat and breathing. At Hot Yoga Eindhoven, Vanessa teaches both Hot yoga, and Yin.
“Yoga gives us the tools to manage our own destiny and take responsibility for our lives.”
Natasha believes that yoga is for everyone, and that our practice becomes a sustainable part of our lives. Natasha's diverse yoga teacher training includes Transformative Yoga, Hot Yoga, Astanga Vinyasa, Trauma-sensitive yoga and Yin. In India, she studied Vinyasa Krama Yoga, a therapeutic system for spiritual and physical development. along with the Yoga Sutras and Samkhya Karika, the earliest surviving text of the Samkhya school of philosophy. Living in several different countries around the world as a child and adult led Natasha to search for stability within herself. This search took her through a Bsc. Psychology/ Physiology, acting, writing and teaching. She combines her science background and creativity to facilitate the development of her students. Natasha leads the yoga teaching programme at Hot Yoga Eindhoven. Her biggest challenge has been motherhood!
“When you move from theory to practice you change your life.”
Sustainable energy engineer and photographer, Hans discovered another meaning for energy-saving in yoga: “learning to save energy by moving from where you are.” His preferred sport was running until he damaged his knee in a skiing accident. Hans started yoga as a safe alternative way of exercising. He loves seeing other sports men and women benefit by using yoga to create strength and flexibility in the body as well as calm the mind. For him, proper diet and relaxation are essential but often missed when creating a well-rounded yoga practice. Relatively new to the world of Yoga, Hans started practicing in 2012. He followed his first teacher training at the Sivananda school of Yoga (RYT 200) in 2013. His second Teacher training was in traditional Vinyasa Krama in India in 2016, followed, in 2017, by a Hot Yoga Teacher training.
“Yoga helps me to focus on the inside, to arrive in my body, find stillness.”
Miruna was born in Romania, grew up in Germany and currently lives in Vienna. Trained as a performer for musical theatre, Miruna started practicing yoga 14 years ago to ‘stay in shape’. She noticed that after yoga class she felt “very good in my body, calm but strong, recharged and flexible for my work as a Dancer.” Every time she practices yoga Miruna experiences new things happening in her body, and mind. Working with the spine, muscles and joints, using the breath as a link between body and mind, she experiences improvements in flexibility and movement, strength and mobility. As well as the clear physical benefits of practicing asana (posture), Miruna finds her practice gives her a deep sense of calm, balance and well-being.
Yoga makes me happy!
Children's yoga teacher, Yvonne Mol was a primary school teacher for 15 years. Now my dream has come true, combining my love of children and yoga to teach Kids' Yoga at Hot Yoga Eindhoven! Yoga gives me stability, I find peace in myself and selfconfidence. I'd like to share this with children to improve their overall well-being.
“My intention is to help people find balance between body, mind and breathing, a process we are all in together.”
Yann started doing hatha yoga in 2006 to help relieve pain in his neck and shoulders. To his surprise, it worked. He wanted to find out more about this "strange" practice from India. He discovered that yoga was not just about doing postures but worked on many levels. Despite originally being skeptical, Yann went on with his practice, participating in diverse workshops and even travelling to India to experience the said birthplace of yoga. In 2011, Yann tried out hot yoga for the first time. Practicing yoga in the heat, following the classical Hot Yoga Bikram sequence, he noticed an intense and lasting healing of his spinal issues. In 2014, Yann decided to take the Absolute Yoga Academy Hot Yoga teacher training to share his practice with others.
“Yin practice is to simply observe, without judging; all our busyness and haste transformed into stillness.”
My path is tantra, but I love other yoga practices. After 10 years of doing Ashtanga yoga, I discovered Yin Yoga. I loved the experience; the stillness, the letting go, the profound, but reachable, depths, the dynamics of each pose tuning in subtly with what the body needs at that moment. Of course there are physical benefits to this: Yin has healed me from a chronic back issue and a torn meniscus. But what I particularly want to share with my students is the journey deep within where another world opens up. A gentle way to be in the present, to find a place that is totally in harmony with the world, peaceful and free.
'Yoga gives you the freedom to be yourself.'
Dieke believes in freedom; freedom of mind, freedom from judgement, freedom to make your own decisions, and freedom to be yourself. Yoga provides her with the strength and power to uphold this belief. Through yoga Dieke has learned patience, how to listen to the body, to live in the moment, to breath and to accept things as they are. “Yoga makes me come back to myself, it gives me the freedom to be me,” she says. “I teach yoga, to inspire people and give people that moment of freedom that I feel when I practice myself.” Dieke helps you learn to listen to and work with your own body as it is, without judgment. She has trained to teach a variety of yoga styles including, hot yoga, hatha yoga and yin yoga, moving with the breathing, focusing on clear and functional alignment. Dieke brings a big smile and sense of humour into her classes every time, making them fun, interesting and refreshing.
"By remembering the language of the body, we realize who we are."
Iris completed her psychology studies in Amsterdam and quickly realized through her yoga practice that body and mind are inseparable. Yoga became her healing therapy after she suffered RSI and burn-out related physical issues in 2010 which prevented her from working behind a computer. Iris experienced yoga as therapeutic, both physically and mentally, pointing the way from her head back to her heart. A few years later she completed her first yoga teacher training in Amsterdam. Her further teacher trainings include kundalini, yin and vinyasa flow. Iris believes continuous learning is the key to growth and happiness. "Through yoga I learned the language of my body; how to appreciate, accept and respect it. Everyone is unique, and through yoga you can learn how to live in your body, how it works together with your psyche, and eventually realize the source of your inner peace."
“Teaching yoga has given me the opportunity to best serve others without restrictions or boundaries.”
Internationally renowned for her yoga workshops and teachings, Sherie has been practicing yoga for 25 years. “Freedom of movement and freedom from pain” are her main two reasons for practicing yoga. She has a medical background as well as several years of intense training in Astanga Yoga (8-limbed yoga) in India to become a yoga therapist. Sherie is also a certified Bikram yoga teacher. For her, it doesn't matter if you are a first time student with special needs or a 15 year veteran world champion. Every student, every class is important and special. Sherie teaches special classes and yoga workshops at Hot Yoga Eindhoven. As a yoga therapist, she offers advice and support to both students and teachers. Sherie is married to Kasper van den Wijngaard, her partner in life and yoga.
Yoga teacher news at Hot Yoga Eindhoven
Wieneke van der Aa our lovely Flow teacher, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy this year and is currently taking some space to teach in her home town of Roermond, Rachel Ritzen has flown to Ibiza where she teaches yoga and yoga retreats, and Mina Esghaei has set up her own yoga school in the UK! They will be back every now and then as guest teachers!