About yoga teacher Esther
Playful, safe and yet challenging: that is how yogis describe my classes. I am a yoga teacher with a mission: with humor and personal attention, I try to stimulate your own curiosity in my lessons. How does your body work? What is good for you? Where do you make progress by building strength, and when is it better to let go? There is room for all emotions in my lessons. I always hope that you leave class feeling happier, but emotions such as sadness are also welcome. I take yoga seriously, but not too much about myself. During the practice we play and try, but where relevant I also give you the philosophy and history of yoga. For me, a successful lesson consists of three elements: that you have learned something, that I have connected with everyone in the lesson and that we have laughed together. I pay attention to the didactic side of a yoga class and adapt my class to the needs of the group. For me, that also means: lessons in fluent English and Dutch. More than ten years ago I took my first yoga class by chance. In those ten years my love for yoga has only grown. I have been working as a professional yoga teacher since 2016. During my studies at the RUG, I followed the 200YTT in active alignment based hatha yoga at Open Yoga by Kenny Graham, Mandy Bolder and Dieuwertje Homan. I have now also followed the 300YTT by Kenny Graham, Tony Giuliano and Mike Lane, as well as various workshops and Teacher Intensives by Neda Honarvar, Noah Mazé, Darren Rhodes, Sam Rice and Chrissy Graham, among others. I am currently following an online training with Darren Rhodes. As a teacher, I remain a student first and foremost. I learn during every lesson I teach and attend. I have always been fascinated by the human body. No body is perfect, but every body is brilliant. I am almost finished studying Physiotherapy at Hanze University of Applied Sciences.