Teachers 2018-04-29T13:53:02+00:00
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Jennifer Crisman

Watch out her happy positive attitude and smile are contagious! You can’t help but leave her classes feeling de-stressed, blissful and spiritually uplifted! Born in Oregon, USA, she lived 3 years in New York City and 6 years in Florida before coming to Luxembourg in 2005. In 2001, she discovered her passion for yoga shortly after moving to NYC and was hooked after her first class. Yoga was a natural transition from her first love  ~ ballet and jazz.  She has practiced many different styles such as Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Hatha, Sivananda, Yin, Partner and Vinyasa Flow.  Jennifer is certified in Hatha, Hormone, Partner and Yin Yoga. She is currently working on her 500hr teacher training.

She completed her 200hr yoga teacher training at the Sivananda Vedanta Ashram Neyyar Dam in southern India. Living, breathing, meditating and deepening her knowledge of this ancient practice in its birthplace of India was riveting. She loves learning and expanding her passion for yoga and regularly attends workshops, trainings and conferences with teachers from all over the world. Her teaching style is alignment focused dynamic Vinyasa Flow, while encouraging her students to respect their body’s limitations and enjoy the moment-by-moment beautiful journey of yoga. She believes that the mind-body-breath connection that we learn on the yoga mat can be applied to every moment in life. By this, we live a fuller life with greater happiness and awareness.

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Annabel Stender

Annabel started practicing Yoga after her usual fitness routine started to get boring. At that time she tried out different fitness classes like pilates, barre etc. which she found to be okay, but once she took her first yoga class she was completed hooked!  She was fascinated by the holistic approach in yoga and she saw a lot of potential to improve her physical status. With time she also discovered the mental benefits of yoga. After more than 5 years of practice she decided to complete a 200hr teacher training with INSIDE Yoga in Frankfurt. Putting emphasis on connecting breath and movement during her classes will help you calm your mind and stay focused. Furthermore she sets a high value on correct alignment to make the practice save and profound. In her classes you will build up strength and create more space in your body by stretching deeply. 

Annabel is originally from Düsseldorf, Germany and holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. Currently she is working in psychiatry in Trier, as a part of her post graduate program to become a psychotherapist. Her biggest passion in life is yoga but she also enjoys healthy vegetarian cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Clair-Louise Walsh

Clair-Louise Walsh is originally from London but her thirst for experience and her free spirit has led her to many corners of the Earth. With a background in performing arts, Clair decided to combine her passion for dance, drama and gymnastics with her love of teaching and gained qualifications in Laban movement, acro and artistic gymnastic coaching.

Clair-Louise trained to be a Children’s yoga teacher in London 2013 and began teaching Children’s Yoga and family Yoga classes in Luxembourg. She followed this by becoming an ambassador for International company ‘Mini-Me Yoga’ enabling her to offer workshops across Europe, training parents and childcare providers to teach yoga to the children in their care. In 2016, Clair-Louise graduated from the Vinyasa Yoga School in Rishikesh, India with a 200 hour teaching certificate and you can now find her on the mat guiding you through some Vinyasa groove.

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Alina Gheorghies

Alina’s journey into yoga started 11 years ago when she began to practice traditional Hatha yoga in her home country, Romania. This started off a process of inner and outer transformation which allowed her to feel the life-changing power of yoga on all levels of the being. She completed a 500 Hours teacher training with the Association of Yoga and Meditation in Rishikesh, India, allowing her to go deeper into the understanding of the therapeutic benefits of yoga and meditation. She loves to teach different styles, but especially Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Yoga with a focus on alignment, but also on the different levels of awareness within the practice.

For Alina, yoga is so much more than a physical practice on the mat. It is a way of life and a path towards self-discovery. Her desire is to inspire people to realize the deeply transformative power of yoga and to reach a state of true health of body, mind and spirit.

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Laura Karvelyte

Since I was a young girl I loved various types of movement arts. For some years I was very fond of Latin American dances, did some ballet classes, running, aerobics, tried yoga as well, but somehow back then I did not continue with it.

After a lower back injury at work, I started to look for the best and long lasting healing, and yoga was the key.

Since then I fell in love and got addicted to it. For more than 5 years I practice yoga almost every day trying to grow in every possible way, and always challenging myself. Together with yoga, I discovered meditation, chanting, breathing techniques, all these tools put together changed my life for the better in so many ways.

My favorite style is Vinyasa in which I am certified with 200-hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Certificate. This wonderful training experience happened on the amazing island of Bali, Indonesia, in the middle of rice fields surrounded by many yoga retreat ashrams, this helped to deepen my experience even more.

During the training, we explored many other styles including Yin, Pregnancy, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Aerial, Couples Yoga and more.  In the future, I plan on deepening my knowledge in a few of these styles as I loved them also. Since Yoga, like our whole life, is a journey, I am taking it step by step :-).

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Oana Maftei

Oana is a former gymnast from Romania. She discovered her passion for sports at an early age. She holds a degree in Physical Education – physiotherapy and special mobility and a Master Degree in Physical Therapy – musculoskeletal disorders.

She started to work in the fitness industry more than 10 years ago. Her love for yoga lead her to complete her 200hr Yoga TTC at Rishikesh Yogpeeth – Hatha Yoga in India. She continued her studies, and completed her 500hr Yoga TTC – Yin/Yang & 5 Elements at Trimurti Yoga in Goa, India. Followed by the Inner Engineering program by Sadhguru at Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, India and a recent Silent Retreat with Mooji in Portugal. She loves to share her knowledge and help others to feel the energetic power of practicing yoga. 

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Caroline McCaully

At the age of 4 years old, I started ballet classes and from then on I never stopped dancing.  Movement and dance and that connection to my body became the way which I understand the world.  It was, it is, my way that I express myself.

When I was 18 I moved to Los Angeles, California to dance professionally, which included stage and film performances and teaching. However, in 2003 I had a injury from dance and everything I tried to do to heal my body seemed to be a short term fix. Then, I found yoga. Yoga not only helped to heal my body in a continuous, sustainable way, but it also became the path for deepening my spiritual practice. In 2005, I moved to Boulder, Colorado to attend Naropa University. I continued to teach dance, and I began my studies at the University with a focus in contemplative Buddhism and Traditional Eastern Arts with a focus in Yoga History. I graduated from Naropa’s 2 years, 1000 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in 2007 and immediately began teaching. In 2008, I also began my studies to become a midwife. My additional interest and exposure to pregnancy and mothers led me to become certified in prenatal yoga.

In my yoga class I work to make a strong flow style practice. My hope is to provide a well-rounded class that focuses on movement, breath, alignment, strength, openness, yogic philosophy, mindfulness, and a touch of good will and humor.

I love that yoga provides a framework which to not only move and open the body, but also harness the breath, mind and spirit. I find that when I show up to my mat to do asana it readies me for the yoga of everyday life. My goal as a teacher is to help provide that opportunity to my students, to show them the unlocking powers of movement and breath and possibilities of a more open and balanced life.

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Danijela Radic

My first contact with yoga was back in the late 90s when I attended several classes in Belgrade, Serbia, looking for some “stretching” to complete my regular fitness practice. Yoga was too slow for me back then, and we did not really click until late 2000s.

Following my move to Luxembourg in 2009, I got so inspired by Ashtanga yoga and over the following 8 years, I took part in numerous workshops and yoga teacher trainings mainly in Ashtanga, Sivananda, Nidra and finally – Vinyasa Krama yoga. I’ve completed two Advanced Teacher Training certificates (200 hrs). I enjoy Ashtanga and its captivating flow of breath with movement while my love for Vinyasa Krama has unlocked the various stages of each asana and improved my stillness. Practicing yoga makes me happy and light. It clears my mind and frees the space for new ideas. I am grateful for the opportunity to share some of that lightness with you.

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Sabrina Christophe

Sabrina completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2011 in Pennsylvania, USA at the Himalayan Yoga Institute. She has been teaching Hatha Yoga since then, and completed her 500 hour teacher training in 2014. She particularly enjoys yoga as a healing art, as she is also working as a physical therapist since 2009.

She specialized in perinatal studies and reeducation after birth from 2009 until 2012 in the Parnasse Deux Alice (Brussels). She learned the art of giving prenatal yoga classes with the Active Birth Center in London (Janet Balaskas) and trained with Uma Dinsmgore Tully in Brussels (Author of the beautiful Book, “Mothers’ Breath”).

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Anna Svennson

Anna is Swedish and has been living in Luxembourg for 20 years. She works as an educator in the European school system. She’s married and has an 11 year-old son. She speaks Swedish, English, French and some German. Yoga has always been her passion. She first became a Certified Yoga instructor for adults and after several years of teaching, she wanted a challenge: to start teaching yoga to kids. It’s in Ireland she successfully completed the Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training. She loves teaching kids in a joyful and playful way.

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Lynn Frank

I have been practicing ‘grown up’ yoga for over 10 years and always wanted to find a way of sharing the feeling of calm connectedness it gives me with kids. Kids are great at connectedness – with nature, with animals and friends. But sometimes with schoolwork and busy schedules they need a gentle reminder of how much fun it is to really be free in their bodies and enjoy just being with other kids. As an overgrown kid myself I need a little reminder too. Rainbow Kids Yoga is a breath of fresh air for parents wanting their child to experience the benefits of yoga whilst having fun!

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Devon Healey

Devon started her yoga journey begrudgingly about 10 years ago after a running injury and soon fell deeply in love with the practice. She completed her 200 hour teacher training with BeLuminous Yoga Studio in Seattle, Washington and has completed Level 1 and 2 Baptiste teacher trainings, among other teacher intensives. She loves learning and continues to study with her mentors and independently. Her style focuses on powerful vinyasa flow with respect to true north alignment. Devon loves to teach and practice yoga because it creates space to be truly present in her body, her mind and her heart and she hopes her teaching can inspire this in her students. Devon loves to laugh and have fun with her practice and brings an energetic boost to her classes. Come prepared to be supported, be challenged and leave feeling revitalized! When Devon isn’t in the yoga studio she loves to run, travel, drink wine, cook and study French with her two year old daughter. She will be teaching various classes as a substitute and occasionally on Saturdays so plan ahead so you don’t miss the chance to practice with her and her fabulous energy!

I’ve done yoga with Jennifer for a year now and I’ve enjoyed every single session with her. The classes are fun even though they can be challenging. I like the light and cheerful atmosphere, which differs a lot from some other classes I’ve been to in the past. You feel you’re actually allowed to laugh, which is relaxing. Jennifer keeps walking around, adjusting postures, which I appreciate a lot. And it’s also nice to get the unexpected encouragement here and there :-)  Strongly recommended!

Michaela

YogaBalance is the yoga studio I’ve been searching for in Luxembourg and I’m so happy I found it.. After a few months of classes, I can’t recommend Jennifer and the other teachers highly enough. Jennifer has a wonderful attitude and a structured, fun and dynamic way of teaching so that you leave every class feeling a little bit lighter, brighter and benefitting from that great energy that Jennifer brings with her every time. Class times are also really great. Thank you YogaBalance!

Aisling

As a guy, I didn’t think yoga was for me, but I’m really liking the classes and teachers at YogaBalance. I’ve found that the movements are really helping me have a stronger core and my back pain disappeared after just a few classes.

Patrick

This is a great yoga school with wonderful teachers; passionate, knowledgeable, humble and kind. Every single class I’ve attended so far left me feeling blissful, empowered and centered. Thank you to all. You are amazing! Namaste.

Edina