Teachers

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Training - 200 hours

De Yoga Studio
26 february - 12 november 2016: Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Claudia Pradella

Claudia’s affinity and interest in Eastern philosophy, reinforced by several journeys through Asia, led her to a deeper connection to the Yoga tradition. Firstly initiated in Hatha yoga according to the Bihar School tradition, she subsequently invested in several years of personal practice and various studies with teachers from all over the world, mainly in Europe and Asia. Claudia is a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200) and continues to regularly travel abroad to study with great teachers and masters, like Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Lino Miele and TKV Desikachar. Claudia is a fully committed student in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition, with a deep passion for the psychology of the yoga of Patanjali and with a strong believe in the benefits of an individual approach to yoga. Since 2003 she’s been living and teaching regular yoga classes at Yoga Moves in Utrecht and in 2010 has opened Astanga Yoga School Amsterdam, the very first dedicated ashtanga school in the Netherlands! She's now program director at Delight Yoga in Amsterdam, where she holds the Astanga Mysore Program with full joy and dedication.

Francis van Graafeijland

Francis reached the yoga path through a long journey in martial arts and Tai Chi. After 25 years of dedicated work in social services (with young people), he moved to the fitness industry where he came in first contact with yoga. From that moment, the journey began to find the form of yoga practice which best resonates with him - Ashtanga Yoga. On his 50th birthday, Francis decided to join the Ashtanga Yoga Intensieve Training at De Yoga Studio, with Claudia and Janneke, successfully completing the program in 2009. In the spring of 2011 he completed a 300 hours Jivamukti Yoga teacher certification program with David Life and Sharon Gannon in New York. Francis finds it a real gift to be able to teach yoga from a traditional system, where not just the physical aspects, but also the mental and spiritual dimensions are addressed - he will inspire, motivate and guide each student in his classes. Regardless from capacity, limitation or level, each student can always touch on something beautiful during a yoga class. What matters is the here and now, the connection to the breath, the stillness of the mind. The beauty of yoga!