OUR TEACHERS

 

DANA FEDERMAN
 

Founder and studio manager. Practicing different yoga styles from 2000 and teach gentle Hatha yoga. 

Dana is a certificate Hatha yoga teacher who graduated from Prana Yoga College Teachers training by Shakti Mhi.

"Yoga helps me to live a more balanced, calm and positive life.
Yoga empowers me and gives me the energy and flexibility I want and need in life. It helps me get a different and clearer perspective on things. For me, yoga is home."

MORAN ROSENTHAL
 

Studio manager and a teacher.

 

Yoga was the first step in Moran's personal journey that began at 2009 when she visited India for the first time. Ever since it has taken her through spiritual and substantial paths in life.

 

Moran's Yoga teacher training courses took place in Rishikesh and in Varkala (RYT 500) and teaches her own interpretation of Hatha and Hatha-Vinyasa.

 

In an open, personal, and compassionate atmosphere, her classes flourish a serene release of her students’ bodies, as well as their minds.


"I believe Yoga is a journey that connects us with our inner-selves, reminding us to stay present at all times."

Read more about Moran

 
 

MARÍA FERRARA

 

María practices yoga since 1998. She completed basic (2004) and advanced (2007) Hatha teacher training and has been teaching since 2004. 
 

"My practice of ashtanga vinyasa (2006-2012) contributed dynamic sequencing to my classes. I practice and teach yoga integrating flexibility/strength, will/surrender and concentration/expansion. I perceive the organism as a whole and believe that an engaged physical practice can be transformative on all levels of the individual and beyond it."

"Yoga helps me connect with equanimity in the face of challenge, wonder at what may seem ordinary and profound humbleness, trust and joy. It attunes my whole organism and keeps it strong, adaptable and vibrant. Yoga is what I always return to."

María is also a performing artist and a Gestalt practitioner

 

ETOILE CHAVILLE
 

Etoile is a voice and movement artist and a yoga teacher. She completed her 200 hours vinyasa yoga teacher training in 2009 with Beate Cuson and an additional advanced 300 hours OM yoga teacher training with Cindy Lee in 2015. She has been regularly teaching yoga in various contexts since 2011: yoga studios, corporate yoga, dance school, as well as private clients. Her class combines guided breath-work, meditation, a series of postures  that move from basic to complex, while maintaining focus on good alignment. Etoile creates a warm environment in the classroom and connects with depth and humor philosophical principles to everyday experience.


"Through yoga, I have learned to respect my body and love myself and on a deeper level. The practice of yoga also helps me to stay true to my inner voice, to trust life's intelligence and overcome the fear of the unknown. To me, yoga is a way to embrace the fullness of life."

Learn more about Etoile as a yoga teacher :www.etoilechavilleyoga.com, as an artist: www.etoilechaville.com

 

VANDA BELAKOVA

Vanda is into dance and movement since childhood, passions that slowly developed into a love for yoga. Starting in 2013 in London, yoga became the main part of her life, and it further developed after a 6-month stay in Bali and a subsequent 200-hour YTT in India.

Today in Berlin, she wants to pass along what she gathered during her everlasting journey. The class starts with grounding exercises and gentle stretches, continuing with Hatha and vinyasa sequences that focus on breath awareness and finish with proper relaxation.

 

“I love spreading yoga among people. As a detailed person, I think the little details are the important details”. 

 

MERAV BEN DOR
 

Coming from a background of dance and yoga, Merav fell in love with Pilates as it helped her understand her body better, improved her dancing techniques and skills and made her stronger and longer (and if not by actual centimeters,  than at least by feeling).  Teaching for the last 7 years helped her regaining strength afterbirths and increased her appreciation of the human body and its capabilities. The classes suit all levels and are putting an emphasis on the connection between breathing and moving, as well as researching the work of the body as a "whole made of separate parts".

She has seen bodies change through and with the help of Pilates and believe that sometimes our body is wiser than our head, and we should just follow it to its full potential.

ELIF DEMIRCAN

Elif, spiritual name Sant Kaur, teaches Kundalini Yoga in a joyful, gentle and compassionate way embraced by magical Kundalini Yoga sound in her classes. Elif completed KY teacher training at Karam Kriya School, Berlin by Shiv Charan Singh in 2018.

 

"Kundalini Yoga has inspired me over ten years, I remember my first yoga class, which was Kundalini, as the biggest gift I have received in this life journey that started transforming me in the day first. I happily practiced various types of yoga over the years, until I decided to deepen my journey in KY and to spread the unique technology that Yogi Bhajan brought to us. I am passionate to share this immense transformative energy which fundamentally gives you, "you"; a chance to connect with the divine to live the experience of your soul in authentic happiness."

 

ARIEL HAYOUN

Ariel Hayoun (IL) is a contemporary dancer and a Pilates teacher. She graduated from SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) Salzburg, Austria with a dance diploma, and studied contemporary dance at MASPA (Kibbutz Ga’aton School of performing arts), Israel.
Ariel is a certified BASI (Body Arts and Science) Mat Pilates instructor with the guidance of Natascha Eyber, and has been teaching Pilates since 2016.
She has worked as a dancer among others with Jérôme Bel, Ingri Fiksdal, Ahmed Khemis, and choreographed her own works such as ‘The Empty Serious Structure’ (2017), ‘Underdiscussed’ (2018), 'about flights that are about to be missed' with Lloyd Lovell (2018) and 'Slug' with the Undefinables Collective (2018). 

 

'Pilates for me is a practice that involves both the body and the mind- in the class I focus on body awareness and alignment, inviting lightness, functionality, and energy into the practice and in our day to day lives.'

https://vimeo.com/user79874804

 

NORA SUNDMAN

Born in Hawaii, I am a Swedish-American yogi with a big heart and free spirit. Yoga asana and meditation have been an essential part of my life for 10 yrs. I have two 200-hr teacher training and one 300-hr YTT under my belt. 

 

My passion for powerful, dynamic and focused yet the smooth movement has existed since a young age (ie; dance, gymnastics and synchronized swimming) but I felt these were lacking something deeper. I studied art for 8 years, where my interest in body movement manifested into artwork with expressive nudes as the focus. When I discovered yoga asana and philosophy, I realised what I had previously been missing and seeking. I love the physicality of yoga because it allows me to explore + expand my strength + flexibility, but even more so I love that the practice is a platform to train my mind; to challenge and question my core beliefs and connect with and ground myself.

 

"I love to teach because I can connect with people and help them to realize and sharpen the tools that they already possess within themselves in order to realize their full potential. We are all deep beings with many layers of thoughts/feelings; pain, joy, fear, love, etc; and often we get so caught up by the details that we forget to step back and see the vastness; the bigger picture of life: that we are all connected and that there is so much more to life than our fleeting emotions or ever-evolving physical body."

 
 

YESID CORTES

Yesid is a Colombian practitioner of many styles of Yoga since 1998. For the last 17 years, he has been introducing the art of yoga to many students. He has conducted several workshops in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and the United States.

 

As a disciplined student of yoga in India, he had the chance to meet Yogacharya BKS IYENGAR in 2009 during the International Yoga Conference. Inspired by him since then, he has been studying Iyengar Yoga with several international senior teachers.

 

“Yoga is deep in my body, deep in my mind, it is the instrument that has sculpted my life.

I have great gratitude because this ancient art gifted my life with a great purpose, a spiritual one.

I love teaching Yoga from my own experience and research and I love to share it in a simple way and touch the heart of the student with the beauty of Yoga”.

 

Since 2011 he travels every year to India to spend time studying this method.

 

ELIZABETH LAWRENCE

I began my movement experience as a teenager with running and traditional strength training. However, I became injured often and I had a sense of not truly being in balance with my body. In college, I started with Pilates and I found I was able to better understand my body and had a deeper sense of stabilizing myself from my center. I also became interested in Dance and Yoga and gravitated towards more holistic movement practices. I continued participating in Pilates and eventually did a teacher training through my regular Studio. At the same time, I finished my Bachelor in Kinesiology.


In my Pilates classes, I offer my students to look at their bodies as an anatomical whole. Where one part moves, so can we choose to let that movement continue through the body and create reactions or we can isolate, and that choice will create various needs, challenges, and qualities. My hope is that my students leave class with a deeper understanding of how to move consciously.

IMKE WANGERIN

Imke did her teacher training with Patricia Thielemann and others at Spirit Yoga in 2007 and another one with Max Strom at Inner Axis in. She has taken additional trainings in anatomy, philosophy, neuroscience since then and is a mentor teacher Spirit Yoga, teaching yoga teachers in their 500h training. Besides Yoga, Imke works as stress management and communication trainer and integral coach since 2009.

„After living in six countries and being quite unrooted, what really brought me to yoga is an understanding of how we are all the same. With that came and comes great compassion and the love to share my experience of yoga: a system leading us through physical and mental processes to wholeness."

 

JUJU KIM

Juju is a yoga teacher from New Zealand who has been practicing and teaching practical, intuitive yoga for nearly ten years. She has shared her practice in Stockholm, New Zealand, Central America, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Juju's teachings are inspired by the principles of biomechanics, functional yoga, and developmental movement patterns to make sure you get the most out of your practice.

 

Juju has received mentorship on therapeutic principles with Vincent Bolletta in New Zealand, and has studied the art of restorative yoga since 2015 with Karla Brodie, a Senior Associate of Donna Farhi.

"Yoga for me is surrender. A balance between effort and effortlessness. Curiosity. Awareness. Breath. A practice to be alive in my own body. Connection to myself and other people. Experiencing sensation but being equanimous. Releasing and softening. Smiling from within. Creating space. Ease. Gratitude. A reminder to choose happiness. Love."

www.yogawithjuju.com

 
 

TIM GROEN

In 1999 Tim started practicing in New York City, where he lived for 27 years. Since then he has received various certifications, in India and in the US.  He teaches all levels of Hatha Yoga from beginner to advanced, as well as yoga philosophy (the Yoga Sutras), meditation, and Jivamukti yoga. 

 

Now an experienced teacher, Tim’s students appreciate his easygoing style, humor, attention to detail, and ongoing invitation to engage in dialogue about all things Yoga. He has taught extensively in NYC, Amsterdam, and Berlin, to where he moved in 2019. Tim’s goal is to move body and breath to clear the path for an unhindered flow of energy/prana.

 

“Asana, or postures, is just one aspect of yoga. In yoga, there are many tools and practices, including self-study, breath control, and meditation,  for example. Yoga is an integral approach to life that helps us to become aware of our thoughts, words, and actions.”

More on www.timgroen.com

ANNA VARIS

Anna is a yoga teacher and a gong player. Practitioner over a decade,
teaching and sharing her practice with students since the beginning of
2019. She completed both, her foundational (200 hrs) and advanced (300 hrs) teacher training in the school of Dynamic Mindfulness in Berlin. Afterward, she has been teaching in various contexts: individually in studios, companies, corporate conferences as well as in surf camps and collectively as a part of Berlin-based movement group, Y* Collective. She teaches energetic flows and integrates meditation and mindfulness aspects into her classes. Currently, she is diving deeper into the world of embodiment and somatic movement and training coaching with the Institute of Somatic Sexology.

“A never-ending self-exploration, dynamic movement and stillness and the sweet in-between moments. For me, yoga is a way to connect - with myself and with others. Combination of flowing asana practice, meditation, and breath, but also free movement and embodiment: that’s how I practice and that is what I love to share with my students.”

 

KATHI LANG

Kathi is a soulful Hatha teacher with heart and passion.

Yoga is with her since 2016 and enriches her life again and again in a new and truly beautiful way. In 2019 she completed her 200h teacher training in India (Varkala), but this is only the beginning of her journey.

Her classes convey a feeling of lightness a liveliness and include breathing exercises, meditation, and a series of postures. The postures are created to build body awareness. They give room for development, are energizing, and at the same time balancing.

 

"Yoga teaches me to accept and love myself and others the way they are. It helps me to develop ever more body awareness and go through daily life with confidence, trust, and joy. All in all, it changes my life for the better and helps me to grow beyond myself."

 

MARTHA PALOMBO

Practicing yoga since 2009, Marta teaches Hatha Yoga with the Pranayoga Method®. Her focus is on sensing internal and subtle movements, with attention to the respect and safety of each unique practitioner. Her practice includes asana, pranayama, mudras, mantra, and guided meditations.

 

Marta is a birth and postpartum doula, and teaches prenatal and postnatal yoga and breathing. She is also a practitioner of Qi Gong, Reiki, shamanic dreaming, and fascia touch. She draws inspiration from the cycles of nature and of the feminine. She works mostly in English and Italian but also speaks German, French, Spanish and some Russian.

 

“Yoga to me is a place of integration of the physical and subtle body. My intention is to share the nurturing practice that has been my anchor in times of stress. It is to keep a connection with that inner stability where we can be in the presence of the wise voice whispering inside of us.”


Read more: https://every-body.berlin

 

ORSOLA CARRARO

Orsi found the synthesis of different interests in Hatha Yoga, and through the 700+ hr YTT has expanded her knowledge in the philosophy, practice, and history of Yoga. Through the Pranayoga Method®, she has established a rhythm between structure and improvisation. With attention to detail, she integrates direction, space, and geometry with formal Asana knowledge. This is balanced with constant, curious research drawn from the practice of visualization that supports the intimate space of the imaginary. She has researched the nourishing, calming and creative power of the digestive and respiratory system and has integrated fasting and pranayama practices in her workshops. 

 

“My practice centers the body-mind system in the belly, with its complex relationship to the nervous system and its role in intuition and play. I teach Hatha Yoga and Pranayama, opening the healing potential of self-care allowing powerful but simple movement and deep attention on the rhythm of the breath.” 

www.orsi.yoga

 

ANDREA MÖLLMANN

Andrea’s personal yoga journey began 15 years ago and has accompanied her ever since. Andrea teaches her Hatha and Yin Yoga classes with music and a lot of lightness – while at the same time giving a lot of attention to the correct alignment so that you can experience a safe and enriching practice, no matter if you are a newcomer or an experienced yogi.

In Yin Yoga, we specifically promote the balance of body and mind through relaxation and in-depth exercises. The long lingering in the postures and the reduced movements give you the opportunity to achieve a completely new form of relaxation and flexibility of your body and mind. Due to the constant flow of information these days, our concentration duration is put to the test every day - Andrea helps you to expand it with your Yin practice and thereby return to everyday life more balanced and attentive.

 

"For me, yoga is the perfect stress relief and it helps me to become more present with the here and now."

 

RUBY FRANCES JONES

Ruby Frances Jones (USA) is a dancer and yoga teacher. After graduating from London Contemporary Dance School in 2017, she worked with the Salzburg Experimental Academy's dance company, Bodhi Project, and toured to festivals, schools, and theatres around the world. In 2018 Ruby completed both an Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training course in Paris and a 500 hour Hatha Vinyasa course in Nepal. Ruby’s connection with the movement arts inspires a class that is deeply sensitive; to joint health, structural alignment, and to the deeper metaphysical alignment required for meditation. 

 

“Yoga is, to me, an act of self-diplomacy, it is taking time to get to know oneself. When we tune in during the practice and begin to navigate the internal landscape of the Self with all of its patterns and obstructions, we are training to live more consciously by way of Self-mastery. Yoga is clarity, presence, focus; activation of the vital energy that flows between body, mind, and impassioned soul.”

 

SHIRY VERED

My yoga studies started In 2014 when I moved to Hamburg, Germany. With location change came a deeper sense of clearness which led me to yoga. I started my teachers training after moving to Berlin in 2018. I wished to go deeper into studying the meaning of yoga and its vast philosophy, and also learning how to share this knowledge and experience with others in the best way that fits the student. My teaching of Hatha vinyasa consists of a breath-based practice, giving focus to the respiration, allowing the breath to guide our movement and become our own teacher. I also try to integrate Pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation.

 

"For me, yoga is ongoing process of self-discovery, of learning to observe reality with more clarity and from different perspectives, and being truly grateful for what I have."

 

FRANZISKA POPPITZ

500 hours certified (RYT) Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga teacher, Studio Assistant Manager in Friedrichshain. Franzi is dedicated to creating and holding a nurturing and safe environment for students to support inward focus, exploration and connection of their bodies, mind and spirit.

By combining breath work (pranayama), meditation and movement (asana), Franzi´s classes support the flow of positive energy and improve the nervous system response. The ultimate goal of her classes is to make her students feel happy, rejuvenated and balanced within.

 

“My yoga journey started in 2009, it has led me to a way of constant transformation and made me the person I am today. Whilst following my passion of traveling, I was able to deepen my practice and learn about the biodiversity of different yoga styles. It was in 2018, when life brought me to India and where I graduated as certified  advanced yoga teacher.

Yoga is a gift! I want to share it and give other people access to their inner happiness - It is possible to create a balance in our lives that accompanies us through ups & downs and incredibly enriches our existence in the present life.”

 

AGNES KRAFT

Agnes completed her 200-hour teacher training in Thailand and teaches mixed-level Hatha / Vinyasa classes. She believes that yoga is like life itself – a balance between holding on and letting go. Therefore, her classes start gentle, continuing with Hatha and vinyasa sequences and finish with a soothing relaxation.

“As soon as I step on my yoga mat, I can turn inwards and listen to myself. What is it what I need right now? How do I feel? What part of mine needs the most attention today? As I move, I listen, I feel, I accept everything that’s going on, and then I let go of the things that no longer serve me. Yoga helps me to understand myself better and to find stillness in the fast-paced life we live in. I really just love the whole journey and sharing it with others is a genuine gift.

In my classes, I want to create a space where my students can move, breathe, feel & be. A space where they can allow themselves to just be as they are.”

 

NEHA JAIN

I am Neha, an Indian yogini, and happy to share a bit about my personal Yoga Journey. I have been doing yoga since childhood. I studied in an Indian school where yoga was part of our Curriculum.

 

I started discovering myself, as I was getting more close to the path of spirituality through yoga and meditation, this was the turning point in my life. 

 

My favorite yoga style is Vinyasa And Ashtanga. My class starts with Mantra chanting and meditation and ends with the same.

    I like authenticity and the power of mantras.

 

I believe sincerely in the power of a committed yoga practice to heal from the inside-out and to inspire a joyful, meaningful life. 

 

Come practice with me, and start to build your own community, forge your own path, go deep, get messy, and thrive...

 

"For me, yoga is being in the present and being conscious. If you can breathe the you can practice yoga."

 

LEDA FAY

Leda was trained in alignment-based Hatha & VinyasaYoga (500 hours), Yin Yoga (100 hours), and Buddhist philosophy. She combines teachings and stories from eastern spiritual traditions with a mindful but powerful practice. Each class is set to a carefully selected soundtrack, with music ranging from Hindu chants to downtempo and melodic techno. Her aim as a teacher is to create a whole mind-body-spirit experience for you; a poetic journey into the depths of your own being. When she is not teaching, you can find her leading international retreats or behind the DJ put playing sets at clubs and festivals.

"Yoga for me is a practice of remembrance. Every time I step on my mat, I know I am home; I remember who I am, that I am worthy, and that I belong. It is a journey towards wholeness which was never not there."

Find out more: https://ledafayyoga.com/

 

MARINA YAYA

My approach to the world of Pilates and the movement in general came from the hand of dance. I started dancing from a very young age and as time went by I specialized in contemporary dance. My curiosity for anatomy and the mechanism of movements led me to study Pilates in the year 2009 and, since then, I dedicate myself to teach/practice Pilates and Dance as well as to investigate from my own exploration any type of movement. I consider myself a great fan of Yoga and Barre Floor and spend a lot of time learning new dance styles. My great fondness for learning is embodied in my vocation to teaching.

 

During my classes I spend time raising awareness of the body as an organic mechanism that must be listened carefully to understand its needs and limitations and for each to find an optimal way to train, without suffering and achieving the established goals.

 

DAVIDE DE LILLIS

Davide De Lillis is a creator, dancer, performer, Yoga teacher, and Feldenkrais trainee based in Berlin. Since his early movement/dance education, till his more recent somatic training, he has always been interested in exploring processes that find in the body the means to dissolve ordinary perceptions of the world and of the “self”. Davide is a caring,  relaxed and easy-going facilitator, dedicated to creating safe spaces for transformative experiences. 

Davide's Yoga teacher training took place in Rishikesh at Jeevmoksha Institute of Yoga Studies.

"Yoga helps me letting go of the preconceived ideas of whom I am, creating the possibility for the experience of myself".

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