200hrs Teacher Team

Bhavini Sharma

Lead Trainer

Bhavini’s lifestyle, growing up in India, has always been sustained by asanas, pranayama and meditation. She, however, made a regular practice after an emotionally rough period few years back and since then, she has never looked back. The asanas, breath work and chanting led her to a breakthrough and she underwent a complete transformation which she believes will cBhavini Sharmaontinue for years to come. The contentment that she derived from these practices guided her to share her knowledge with those who seek the same. She is a young spirit full of wisdom, cheerful, and extremely grounded at the same time.

She has learnt under various teachers across India and blends the teachings to share a session designed to suit present moment, mood and level of the practitioners. She emphasizes on alignment while teaching Hatha yoga and breath work during Vinyasa Kramas.  Always a student of life and yoga, Bhavini strives to strike balance in her own life which is also the intention for most of her classes, to help her students compensate what’s missing from their lives off the mat– movement, awareness, and deeper understanding of the consciousness.

Manjeet Mathur

Manjeet is born and brought up in India and has been travelling since seven years through the country seeking inspiration from different teachers. He has been a professional dancer, fitness enthusiast and intuitive since an early age. After a serious accident in the gym he suffered from a slipped disc. Through physiotherapy and stretching exercises, he was introduced to yoga and has been practising continuously since then.

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Life changed for him when he found ‘his’ teacher guiding him through heart meditations and conscious breathwork. Since then, he has been sharing a wonderful combination of Hatha yoga, heart meditations, dance therapy and massage techniques.

He believes love and compassion are the only religion and life is a celebration of one’s own authentic self. He stresses the fact that even though each single session of his is transformational, the real yoga begins off the mat and in everyday life with our health, relationships, work and time alone. His motto: bring more love to each present moment through breath awareness and conscious actions.

Anna-Carin Tall

Anna-Carin Tall was born and raised in Sweden. She got introduced to yoga years ago, but at first regarded it as a physical practice replacing horseback riding. After a few years of asana practice she felt that more was happening to her then only physical improvement: she became calmer, stronger and more accepting towards herself and people around her. With that awakening she decidAnna-Carin Talled to take it to the next level and traveled to India to continue studying yoga.

She teaches with the intention to bring people closer together through the path of yoga. To Anna-Carin, teaching yoga is a real blessing as it enables her to bring more awareness to people living increasingly stressful lifes. She shares with them how to turn your attention inwards and be more gentle to yourself, everyone and everything around you. “Yoga is something you practice in everything you do, not only on your mat.”

Rory Higham

Rory has studied yoga for more than a decade having been first introduced to it through the classical vinyasa krama system of Srivatsa Ramaswami, a direct pupil of Krishnamacharya for more than 25 years. He has since gone on to explore many different styles of yoga including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow and Dharma.

Rory is consistently amazed by the power of yoga to Rory Highambring about profound transformation. As a qualified five element acupuncturist his seven year study of the Daoist nature of Classical Chinese Medicine has further informed his understanding of yoga and the balance and meaning it can bring to everyday life.

 

300hrs Teacher Team

Meera Acharya

Lead Trainer 

Growing up in an ashram in Maharashtra, India, Meera has been living and practicing eastern philosophy from early age. Her interest for Hatha yoga sprouted relatively late but she fMeera Acharyaeels that it is one of the most powerful practices and fully dedicates to it.

Half of the year she lives in Munich, Germany, and the other half she spends in India. Living both in India and Europe makes that she has the great ability to make eastern philosophy come to live for western minds. With her presence Meera makes you feel relaxed and at ease and at the same time challenges deep rooted concepts and ideas constantly.

Shir Shemesh

For Shir, practicing yoga is like going into nature and breathing clean air after staying in the city for too long: “Yoga teaches that there is a lot of peace and joy inside each one of us that doesn’t depend on anything external. Yoga is a spiritual path for my life.”

Music has been Shir’s main passion and occupation since childhood, playing the recorder and violin. As a professional musician in order to improve body awareness and posture Shir studied Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais Method. Today he shares his love of music and his sense of divine consciousness, by leading kirtan sessions (chanting mantras). Shir is also inspired by the healing power of magical sounds and uses them in his regular yoga classes.
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Born in Israel Shir has always occupied with moral and political questions, longing for a more peaceful environment. As a teenager he was a leader in a socialist youth movement (something similar to Scouts) believing there could be better society. His early non-conformist ideas, with time, transformed to more philosophical and spiritual ones.

Shir started his yoga journey with traditional Hatha yoga classes, but after meeting his teacher Dharma Mittra mainly practices that style. Over the last few years he travels all over the world to teach and inspire. All this would not be possible without invoking the feeling of his own deep inner base, through the practice of yoga.

Sophie Nusselder

From the moment Sophie bumped into yoga, she knew she started travelling a path that would change her life. Ever since her childhood she remembers having a natural desire for physical movement. Born and raised on the Dutch countryside she loved to bike and hike in nature. The awareness of the breath in yoga made her connect with deeper layers. A fortification of magic in life!
Sophie Nusselder

For Sophie yoga means aligning – not only with unique attributes of personality, but also with her true nature—her deeper self. Yoga and meditation are tools to remove that what blocks her and allow space – the space of pure presence. By constantly returning to this space she discovers what is true and what is not. It’s direct communication, which results in pure clarity, free feelings and liberation.

She gradually experiences yoga as a feeding of her deepest yearning, it creates challenges to develop herself and it works as a support in her inner pursuits. She loves to share different aspects of this beautiful art and science in her teachings.

Sophie loves learning and completed several teacher trainings including ashtanga vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, and yoga for special target groups (children, inmates, teenage mothers, refugees). She regularly attends retreats and workshops with different teachers to deepen her self-practice and extend her knowledge.

 

Yoga Therapy Teacher Team

Merel Martens

Founder Parimukti
Lead Trainer

Merel Martens

Merel is the founder of Parimukti Yoga & Meditation Center aiming to spread the beauty and benefits of yoga with whomever is open and motivated to learn, and not afraid to honestly reflect at oneself. For Merel, Yoga is awareness, both on the mat and in everyday life. Classes and teachings serve as an inspiration when stepping into daily life. Realizing that everyone starts with a different background and expectation she combines different practices to make them accessible and beneficial to all. Moreover Merel has personally experienced that integration of different practices such as pranayama, asana, and meditation can deeply heal the physical and mental body, which will ultimately make daily life more simple and beautiful.

Merel is known for her open mind and perceptiveness to the varying needs of different students. Always being aware of where any individual student is, she adjusts the teachings smartly; turning the teaching into an art. The foundation of anything she does is trust, reliability and authenticity. Her teachings are inspired by different schools and teachers but always blend with her own authentic personality and her own experience, understanding and wisdom. According to Merel this is what makes a true teacher: authenticity. Being authentic is the key to inspire others.

In the teacher trainings Merel will guide you in the process of finding your authentic teaching style to being able to beautifully inspire others. Since 10 years Merel has been studying Yoga and has been inspired by both ancient and contemporary teachers. Besides Yoga she has been studying Buddhism and uses the teaching and practices of both philosophies throughout her own life. Merel has a degree in Medicine and International Public Health, and after an international career in the health care sector she has given herself the freedom to dedicate her life to the philosophy and practice of yoga and meditation. After some years of teaching in her hometown Amsterdam she now resides in India.

Rory Higham

Rory has studied yoga for more than a decade having been first introduced to it through Rory Highamthe classical vinyasa krama system of Srivatsa Ramaswami, a direct pupil of Krishnamacharya for more than 25 years. He has since gone on to explore many different styles of yoga including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow and Dharma.

Rory is consistently amazed by the power of yoga to bring about profound transformation. As a qualified five element acupuncturist his seven year study of the Daoist nature of Classical Chinese Medicine has further informed his understanding of yoga and the balance and meaning it can bring to everyday life.

Inge Veldscholten

For the past twelve years Inge has been travelling around the world, looking for a deeper understanding of both herself and her surroundings. She drastically changed the focus of her life towards learning to help herself and others, after a deeply transforming visit to Ecuador where she studied and experienced shamanistic ceremonies as part of her studies in Cultural Anthropology.
Since many years Inge has been practicing yoga and has been living in India where she spends much time with Amma, a living Guru, in the south of India. From her she learned that everything we see or do can be an expression of unconditional love – our higher self.

Inge Veldschoten

Inge has devoted herself to integrating different sciences for living a most healthy life, ranging from allopathic Medicine to Ayurveda (Traditional Indian Medicine). “The more I learn, the more I realise that all these techniques are reflected in everyday life and share a similar essence. For me to practice means to optimize every aspect of this experience we call life.”

 

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