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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 believe 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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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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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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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!

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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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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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Alexandra Matias

Alexandra loves to share her passion of yoga. She is Luxembourgish and discovered yoga while living in New York City for five years. She turned to yoga to find a sense of stillness of the mind, more connection to herself, as well as to increase her strength and flexibility. Overtime yoga taught her to select her thoughts, to be more positive and to tap into her inner strength. She completed her 200hrs teacher training with YogaWorks. Her intention is to allow students to find a place where they can connect with themselves, enjoy the present moment, let go of the things that are holding them back and build courage and kindness towards themselves and others. Students will leave the class feeling de-stressed, relaxed and energized.

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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!

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