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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.

Jennifer founded YogaBalance in 2011 and opened the doors of her own studio location inside the Chambre des Métiers in Kirchberg on November 3rd, 2014. In February 2019, she expanded and added a second location in Merl.

Good energy and „bienveillance“ while being in the studio. Simply love practicing with you!!

Carmen A.

I love my teacher and the class I’m in; wish I had more time in the week to attend more classes!

Amy H.

Jennifer is a very good teacher and I really enjoy her classes.

Marie T.
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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.

Annabel always has a program including meditation and bodywork! She also changes it very often so it gets never boring.

Jackie M.

I love Annabel’s classes as they are never repetitive and always involve some new challenges to work on. However the thing I appreciate most is the posture adjustments that Annabel makes. I am still new to yoga, so they give me valuable insight both into the pose and into my body’s yet undiscovered potential. Thank you for your efforts and a positive and cheerful atmosphere! 🙂

Rasa S.

Dear Annabel thank you so much for little corrections which makes us grow ! Your mindful full moon session was impressive 😀

Martine B.

I love Annabel’s classes, she gives the best adjustments! Her classes are, to me, very well balanced between core-breathing-muscle work-breath-cool down. And I love her because she always take care to open my chest and stretch my back! 😊 I will definitely find the time to take her class twice per week!

Alberto
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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. 

Intense Sunday morning! Oana did shake us all today. Very energetic and relaxing (balanced) class today, as usual! I feel my day will be twice as productive today! Thanks YogaBalance and Oana!

Diego S.

Nice physical and spiritual practice!

Martine B.
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Hannelore Rivières

Since an early age, Hannelore was passionate about artistic sports. She began practicing rhythmic gymnastics when she was 6 years old but her fascination for anatomy and movement made her experiment with many other various sports such as fencing, volleyball, Karate and athleticism. In 2003, she discovered dance, and from that day on, she dedicated her free time to the practice of Ballroom and Modern Jazz, which she now teaches to adults and children.

In 2007, her deep interest for Yoga arose as she was looking for methods to efficiently manage work stress…and it was love at first sight! Her dedication to the practice of Yoga fundamentally transformed her life and motivated her professional reconversion as a teacher. She explored many different styles but her favorite one is Hatha and its derivatives, such as Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow.

Therefore, in 2018, Hannelore completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training in Hatha Yoga, in Paris, France. Thereafter she completed an 80hr Kids Yoga certification at the École de Yoga Nadanjali near Strasbourg, France. She is an avid learner and is currently in a two year certification program for Yoga Therapy with the French Institute of Yoga Therapy. She is French and Luxembourgish and has been living in Luxembourg for 13yrs. Hannelore loves sharing her passion of Yoga and her greatest wish is to make the discipline accessible to all.

I have been practising yoga for more than 10 years. I discovered the barre yoga class at YogaBalance just recently and really love it! It combines the positive effects of yoga, including stretching and relaxation, with some ballet exercises at the barre. You can feel graceful like a ballerina, while training your legs at the same time. And not to forget, Hannelore is a great teacher! So I really recommend you to come and try one of the classes.

Kathrin L.

Your new studio in Merl is great! Plenty of space, light, top yoga props, great job that you have done there! I tried it yesterday and I really liked it, both the place and the class with Hannelore!

Justyna B.

Had a great session of yoga barre! Hannelore teaches really well and yoga barre is very useful to correct posture and get stronger.

Sandrine K.

My son absolutely LOVES the Teen yoga class with Hannelore. It is really helping him a lot and great that there are a few boys in the group!

Mom of Teen
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Edina Alic

I started my yoga journey 14 years ago. Looking back, it has been a journey that truly changed my life. I came across some wonderful teachers that helped me become happier, healthier and more balanced.  As I continue being a student of this amazing  practice, my quest is to help others let yoga inspire them — bringing more peace and balance into their lives.

While on my journey I have explored and experienced many different styles of yoga. At the beginning I fell in love with Ashtanga and now I am totally enchanted by Hatha yoga. As we change, our practice changes but yoga is always there and we get to take whatever we need from it at any given time to grow and better our lives.  

I am a strong believer that everything we learn while practicing on the mat we can take and use in our everyday life. My classes will be dedicated to beginners and those of you who have tried and experienced yoga already but would like to dive a little deeper. Learn and experience the power of your breath, body-mind connection, proper alignment, mindfulness and meditation – bringing more awareness, health and overall happiness into your everyday life.

I just love this quote – “ Yoga does not only add years to your life, Yoga adds life to your years”. Come join me, let’s practice together, tune into our bodies, check in with our minds, find what feels good and have fun.  

Namasté    

I rediscovered yoga by coming to Edina’s classes the last couple of weekends. She’s really taking the time to explain the sequences and has a great positive vibe! I love it and I’m already on my second pass! Definitely recommend!

Loredana
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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.

Alina is an excellent teacher. She creates a warm and friendly environment and explains and helps out very well.

Charlotte L.
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Marie Aurousseau

I attended my first yoga class back in 2008 while living in the Philippines. From then on, I continued to cultivate my practice, taking classes and attending workshops while pursuing a career in a different profession. Coming back to Europe in 2013, to be closer to my home country of France, I started to practice more intensively and completed my 200-hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training certification in Brussels in 2018.

My classes are composed of warm-up and stretching movements, Pranayama (breathing) exercises, constructed and creative vinyasa flows, guided meditation and relaxation. I truly believe that yoga is the perfect discipline to heal physical and psychological discomforts caused by modern lifestyles. During my classes, my concern is to encourage and guild students into their inward focus and exploration of their body, mind and spirit with full respect and awareness of their needs. The training that I followed and the different experiences I’ve gained as a teacher allows me to easily customize instructions to all kinds of students, experiences and body types.

Marie has a super energetic Vinyasa class! It has been very intense yesterday! That’s really good because you can work a lot on breathing and resistance, very good to calm down the mind through hard work. She talks and explain very accurately, I liked her class very much.

Robert

Danielle Ribs

I’ve been on my own personal journey to discover physical and emotional well-being and I want to share it with you through my Pilates & Essentrics classes, and my Private Emotional Coaching sessions.
I know what it’s like to experience burnout or a major trauma in your life, moving countries or becoming a caretaker. It’s easy to put your health and mental well-being behind the needs of your family or job.
 
Don’t. Experience putting yourself first.
My Pilates and Essentrics classes provide ideal exercise to strengthen and tone your whole body, feel younger and maintain flexibility. What’s more, my classes can benefit you no matter what your size, weight, shape or age. I know, as I’ve seen the results with post-operative patients like myself and others. These classes relieve pain and promote healing. With my 30 years of teaching, from fitness classes to personal coaching, I have the tools and am passionate about helping you regain harmony in your life. I have therefore called my work “Life Harmony”. I am a certified Pilates Teacher (Level 2 and Post-Therapy), EssentricsⓇ Instructor (Level 4 with honors) and JourneyⓇ Emotional Therapist. Drop in for a session to see how much in harmony with life you can feel.
 
I am French, was born and raised in Holland, lived in France for 7 years, 10 years in Germany, 7 years in Hong Kong and 9 years in Luxembourg. I am married and the mother of 2 children. I speak English, French, German and Dutch.

Krisztina Kéri

Born is Budapest. I began artistic gymnastics at the age 5 and continued for years. After a longer interruption from active sport life I was very pleased to find my way back to movement through Pilates in 2007, which gave me the same joy as being in the gym hall.

Starting regular Pilates practice I felt to be healthier, do more, feel better and restart to challenging my limits with movements and exercise.

In 2014, I returned to the “roots” and started to assist as a coach at the rhythmic gymnastics section of one of the oldest gymnastic club in Luxembourg.

As a former athlete I am aware of the importance of injury prevention and knew how Pilates can be used for warming up the muscles while improving endurance, balance, core strength and coordination.

In 2016, I started my Pilates teacher training with Kelly McKinnon at Corpus Studio and continued at Peak Pilates School with Ágnes Simponfi. My goal is to make people get up from their couch, show them their limits and help them go beyond by exercising quality movement!

András Magyar

I was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1976. As a former road cyclist, I came into contact with sports and the importance of fitness.

After finishing active sports, a few years ago, I sat back at the school desk and graduated as a cycling coach. As a result of continuous learning and training, I have come across Pilates as an excellent exercise for preventing injuries, help for recovery and develop strength and flexibility.

In 2018, I turned to the fitness profession and completed Fundamental Pilates Instructor training as well as Gymstick Muscle, Spin Racing and M.A.X. training instructor courses. With some thought and external insight, I linked Pilates movements with the opportunities provided by Gymstick.

As a coach, I enjoy the process of connecting with people to design and implement programs that will help each client reach their ultimate goals.

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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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Maša Nobilo

Hi everyone, my name is Maša and I am a Hatha Yoga and AcroYoga teacher based in Luxembourg. Upon moving to Luxembourg for a completely different profession, I realised that there was no AcroYoga community here, so I decided to build one myself. Soon enough, I discovered that teaching is my calling, but that I required much more knowledge and guidance in order to teach safely and meaningfully. This is where the journey started and one teacher training kept opening the doors to another. In the meantime, I completed my Hatha Yoga 200h training in Belgium, the AcroYoga teacher training in Montreal, the Embodiment Facilitator Course in London and am currently studying to become a Feldenkrais practitioner.

What started out as a movement exploration through different practices turned into an exploration of the body-mind and the psychological and emotional implications of movement on the body. Building awareness of our body, habits, relationships and states is crucial in order to introduce any substantial change into our lives, and this is where I found my Yoga practice, Feldenkrais practice and AcroYoga community-building to be most useful.

I am so dedicated to this exploration that I decided to make it my full-time profession, and I would love to offer to you what I have learned so far. Depending on the offer, in my classes you can expect a wide range of styles – from a fast paced Vinyasa class, a gentler Hatha class, an exhilarating visit into the world of AcroYoga (acrobatics accessible to anyone), a slow and subtle exploration of body awareness in a Feldenkrais class, as well as practical embodiment workshops on how to use the signals our bodies give us in order to improve our functioning in the world. Join me at YogaBalance!

The big plus Masa is her terrific voice…she’s a master in leading us during the class and savasana too…to the point that one day she guided me so deeply inside that I softly cried during relaxation, feeling like I was speaking with myself when I was a child the day my parents divorced…

Alberto
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Samuel Moldovan

After discovering yoga, I wanted to share this ancient practice with as many people as possible. My interest was and is to connect with anyone who looks in this direction.

As we mature in our own discoveries, we are able to share and make others experience or have a taste of what we have. It is human to share what is good and try to avoid what is bad.

It is just easier to be, in a healthy body, with a healthy mind, clearing some of the tendencies that used to create problems, and creating new healthy activities.

The purpose of yoga is about discovering the Self, not improving it, The Self is Perfect, it just needs to be discovered. This is also why In Yoga attainment is called Self Realization, or liberation, from the idea and the old concepts that we believe or may have about ourselves.

You can improve posture, body, mind, persona (mask), but The Self, yourself can only be discovered.

There are many things that may seem to get in the way of this; aches & pains, unfulfilled desires, traumas, misunderstandings, conscious or unconscious mind, this is also why a Guru is referred also as a dispeller of darkness. Darkness is the unknown, the misconceived, concepts that shape our life and every step we take next. Everyone in your life, who has contributed in opening your eyes, mind, heart is a Guru or a Teacher.

I am sharing my practice to the best of my knowledge and according to the situation in which we are, deeply inspired by Mooji and Sadhguru.

  • Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) Yoga Alliance – Hatha Yoga Traditional Himalayan Style – Rishikesh Yog Peeth – under the guidance of Roshan Singh and Krishna Sikhwal
  • 100 Hr Prenatal Yoga – Trimurti Goa – with Karo Sharma
  • Participation in Sadhguru’s programs – Isha Yoga Center India – Coimbatore
  • Inner Engineering + Bhava Spandana + Shoonya Intensive + 21 days Hatha Yoga Program (Surya Namaskar, Isha Kryia, Surya Kryia, Angamardana, Upa Yoga, Yoga asanas, Bhuta Shuddi and different practices, consecrations and events.)
  • Participation in Mooji Silent Retreats in Portugal, Netherlands, India.

Sharing my practice with all sincere students, who look to know more.

Samuel is my absolute favorite! There is always extra bonus with him since he’s talking about yoga and not just practice.

Sigal D.

As usual, another great class. Samuel is a great Teacher. Thanks Yoga Balance and Samuel!

Diego S.

Samuel is an excellent Hatha yoga teacher. I’m always astonished how fast the time goes in his class. I feel really great during and after every single class. I’m looking forward to every Monday night with Samuel in Merl!

Tom D.
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Born in 1971 in Luxembourg, I did my studies of clinical and social psychology in Brussel from 1990 -1995. Since then, the subject of trauma and its huge impact in a person’s life interested me. Especially as I was working with migrants and further on with refugees and trauma victims as I continued to work for many years with MSF (Doctors without Borders) in war or natural disasters. Besides other therapy trainings, I did a training in EMDR (Eyes movement desensitization and reprocessing) a specific trauma therapy in 2012. Coming back home to Luxembourg, I started to work at the CHL Kannerklinik where again trauma was the main issue concerning children and adults. I got the official recognition by the Ministry of Health (collège des médecins) of Luxembourg as a psychotherapist. I became more and more interested in the bodily aspect of the trauma as I continued my own practice of Yoga. So in 2017, I did a training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga at Ingradual in Wetzlar, Germany, where Yoga is focused and adapted to trauma. I was completely excited: that was the way I wanted to go. But I needed to have more knowledge and experience in Yoga teaching, so I started an 200h Yoga teacher training at Way Yoga Institute in Wiesbaden Germany from 2018 till 2019. And here I am, happy to share my experiences with you.

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