All our teachers have completed at least two of our teacher trainings, and even though each has her or his very own style, they all share the same basic anatomical and philosophical understandings. They are teachers that continue to study and practice. For us, teaching yoga is a privilege – and it shows.
Anat took her first yoga class on the spring of 1996. She loved it so much she keeps on doing it do this day. During those years yoga kept unfolding and expanding, revealing every time unimaginable vistas and possibilities. The more you learn the more you begin, and the practice stays always fresh and full of joy.
Betty de Regt
My journey with yoga has been a long one, i had my first classes when I was 5 years old. And yoga has always held a fascination for me. But finding my teacher was also a long path. Until I walked into YogaGarden and Anat’s classes in 2009.
Yoga has always been in my life somewhere. I remember my mother practicing at home and with her friends. When I was a young boy I did some Taekwondo, some yoga in high school and later Aikido when I came to Amsterdam.
I have been teaching yoga classes for over ten years. In the course of time, I have complemented my fundamental education by Saswitha Yoga by other teacher trainings, such as the current Yin Yoga training at YogaGarden.
I started my yoga journey in 2008. Before that I practiced Aikido, which is according to it’s founder Morihei Ueshiba, meditation in movement. That quality is exactly what I found back in yoga. Especially in the Yang styles; Ashtanga en Vinyassa.
I am a true believer of functional yoga, the approach of how yoga makes you feel and not how you look. That we all have different bones, muscles and weirdnesses, but on the mat there is room for all of us.
Marcel van de Vis Heil
Marcel started to practice yoga in the gym about 18 yrs ago. Soon after he was hooked did his first teacher training and started to teach. He was the manager of YogaGarden when it opened in 2004, and in 2009 he could take over the studio with Anat Geiger. Since 2008 they run their teacher training program.
After a career in the dance and theatre world, I have furthered my education and now work as a teacher of dance and as coach for dancers. I give classes and workshops on physical theatre in schools and theatre companies both in the Netherlands and abroad.
I’ve always been active and passionate about sports. The first time I tried yoga was about 8 years ago and to be honest it was not ‘a love at first sight’ as I was used to a high energy sports and yoga was something very different.
I started my yoga journey a few years ago, never wanting to be a teacher. But stuff happens. I like exploring unknown territory, searching for self build boundaries and breaking them down whenever possible.
2009 was the year that yoga came into my life and it turned out to be the perfect addition to my other intensive sport activities. My yoga practice was mostly encouraged by the inspirational teachers Marcel van de Vis Heil and Anat Geiger.
In my career as a professional dancer, the physical side of yoga was the perfect way to keep my body in good shape. After a couple years not only asana, but also yoga philosophy became a very important part of my life.
Teaching yoga came into my life in a very organic way; while backpacking around the world I’d follow my own practice and often asked people to join me. I remember one particular day on a volcanic island in Nicaragua, where I taught a curious local teenager to do a wheel pose. His enthusiasm really touched me and it was then when I started dreaming about sharing my love to yoga through teaching.
Yoga is evenness of mind.