We are passionate about sharing our experience and knowledge with you in a way that is inspirational, respectful, and supportive. Lead Teacher Natasha describes Hot Yoga Eindhoven’s approach to teaching here in her article What Teaching Yoga Means.
By reconnecting with the body, you embrace and calm the ever-moving mind. Regular yoga practice helps you create useful patterns and habits to improve your health in body and mind. Your practice reflects in how you manage your daily lives. With breathing techniques, yoga postures and meditation, our experienced teachers help you find your way.
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), Original Hot Yoga Teacher 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.
“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 gives us the tools to manage our own destiny and take responsibility for our lives.”
"Yoga is for everyone, and our practice develops and changes as we move through our lives." Natasha's diverse yoga teacher training (from 2003 till now and ongoing - learning is a life's journey) includes Transformative Yoga, Hot Yoga, Astanga Vinyasa, Trauma-sensitive yoga and Yin, with Anat Geiger and Marcell de Vis. In India, she studied Vinyasa Krama Yoga, a therapeutic system for spiritual and physical development, along with the Yoga Sutras and Samkhya Karika with Ramaswami Srivatsa. She is currently following a Yoga therapy program led by Dr. Günter Niessen and Dr. Ganesh Mohan, learning how to combine the most effective aspects of traditional yoga and ayurveda with modern medicine. 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 studies in Psychology, combined with writing and teaching. She joins her science background and creativity to facilitate the development of her students. Natasha leads the yoga teaching programme at Hot Yoga Eindhoven and the RYT-200 registered Art Awake Yoga Teacher Training which is running in at Hot Yoga Eindhoven for the first time in 2019. Her biggest challenge has been motherhood!
"In yoga you practice to observe your moves with curiosity, to find out what moves you"
Yoga to me, is to look at yourself with curiosity and without judgement. After practicing the Bikram (hot yoga) for almost eight years, I decided to deepen my knowledge and practice by doing the Teacher Training in the US with Gianna Purcell and Kathy Durham. Since then I've been teaching 26 + 2 classes. Even though the sequence always stays the same, no class ever is. Each class can be different, because you can feel a little different every day, which makes you move different. In my classes I want to create the space where you can observe your moves with curiosity and find out what moves you.
Yoga makes me happy!
Children's yoga teacher and now also teaching Hot Yoga, 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 self-confidence. I'd like to share this with children to improve their overall well-being. Yvonne finds herself through her yoga practice and uses it to strengthen body and mind. Her passion is to share this gift 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.
“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 is an exercise in focus. It starts in the physical and is a way in to other levels of being which you can work with to change and transform your everyday life.´
Jogging used to be my passion, but following a knee operation, running was no longer an option. I tried other sports but nothing worked for me. A friend suggested that I try Bikram yoga. I tried a class and never looked back. Hot Yoga gives me focus and calm, working on both a physical and mental level. I used to have arthritis in my back, but with yoga practice my symptoms have vanished. Following my passion, in 2017 I did a Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training. I followed this, in 2019 with a 50-hour Yoga Teacher Tuneup with Natasha Gunn at HYE. I notice that our spirit always has reasons to avoid regular yoga practice, but when you begin you notice that emotional, and physical issues are gradually released.
“I would like to share awareness of being in the moment with you.”
I was introduced to yoga in 2011 by chance and immediately felt sense of belonging, wishing the meditative, restorative, and energizing qualities I experience to continue to be a part of my life. For me, the yoga mat is a place where I find mind-body connection and the freedom to explore. Being a working mom to a toddler is not easy. Yoga grounds me and recharges me to go back out there and keep going. By using your breath to connect with the deeper parts of the self you are able to practice yoga without any fear of judgement, even from within. I hope to help others access that freedom to explore themselves with authenticity. Tahreem completed the 200-hour Art Awake Yoga teacher training in Eindhoven in 2019. This training gave her a solid grounding in yoga philosophy, functional anatomy and the eight limbs of yoga. Tahreem continues to be guided and mentored by Natasha Gunn and Evi Bacsi at Hot Yoga Eindhoven. Tahreem brings a quiet, meditative quality to her yoga classes.