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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.

Tara Klassen

Tara is a peaceful world traveling yogi from Canada who fell in love with Luxembourg 10 years ago and decided to settle down with her kids here. She does her best to understand and speak all of the local languages, though she has been known fo throw all of her five languages into one sentence before! She has practiced yoga for nearly 30 years. Yoga has brought her through various injuries, health issues, and three babies. She has worked all over the world as an ICU, trauma and Labour & Delivery nurse, and currently works part time as a mother baby nurse for refugees in addition to teaching yoga and occasionally appearing on stage or in film as an actress and singer. Her passion is to help people reach optimal mind body health through yoga by integrating her vast nursing experience and her Reiki energy work into her yoga sessions. Tara designs yoga flows based on your health and wellness goals and needs, teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Chakra, Prenatal and Postnatal yoga in both private and group sessions.

Great class from Tara! She has a powerful voice and beautiful way. I loved her entire speech. It was great

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Alexandra Melesko

When we treat our body with respect, breathe deeply and move mindfully, we gain the capacity to connect to how we truly feel, thus finding freedom and authenticity. In my classes, I seek to create lighthearted dynamic flows based on inner focus, breathwork and movement that are accessible to everyone. Other than yoga, I am a lawyer, a travel enthusiast and an aspiring surfer!

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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 went to the Barre yoga course to strengthen my core muscles and to get more flexible. Already after a few weeks I felt a difference, less back pain, more flexible hips. The classes are a mixture of relaxation, stretching, working on your posture and actively training your muscles. I love this combination!

Mariska

Great session! Really nice to be able to practice during confinement! Hannelore is really helpful even from far away and adjusted the practice to our home without a Barre and still working a lot on our legs and abs! I love her Vinyasa Flow classes too! Really challenging!

Pauline

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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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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Edina Alic

I started my yoga journey 16 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 Gentle Flow & Yin 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

Love Edina's classes! As always, Edina balances a perfect blend of effort and relaxation in her classes. A lovely way to spend your weekend.  Thank you Edina and YogaBalance!

Orla
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Elma Becirovic

Elma is a former professional athlete from Slovenia.  She discovered her passion for sports at an early age. When she moved to France, she started working as a personal trainer and specialised in pre/post natal fitness. 

Yoga was an incidental life changing discovery 5 years ago, when she took a drop-in class on her vacation in Croatia. She loved it so much that she decided to do a teacher training in Arhanta Ashram.

She started teaching immediately group yoga classes and private classes in her own private studio in Dijon, France. Her teaching method is based on personal approach in the group, and alignment so that students can progress and evolve effectively. She has experience in working with elderly, pregnant women, mothers after birth, athletes, injured and she also gave classes to professional athletes (Dijon FC).

For Elma, Yoga is the perfect amount of strength, balance, mobility, flexibility and relaxation for the physical body. She strongly believes that you first have to learn to control your physical body, became aware of it, so that you can control your mind and evolve spiritually.

Born in Slovenia, she lived in France for nine years, where she was following her husband’s professional handball career. After Aix-en-Provence, Mulhouse, Chartres and Dijon, she moved to Dudelange in 2020, where she would like to continue to share her passion with the yoga community in Luxembourg. 

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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

Sandra Sinfield-Hain

Sandra has been practising yoga for over two decades, mainly Iyenger yoga, known for its precision, alignment and duration of postures. She has studied at the Iyengar Yoga Centre, RIMYI in Pune, India with the Iyenger family and has participated in numerous retreats and workshops.

Sandra trained as a yin yoga teacher in May 2018 with Bernie Clark in Vancouver, Canada and has been teaching since then. Sandra teaches alignment-based yoga, with props (blankets, bolsters, bricks, belts etc.) to adapt postures for all body types, including for those who are pregnant, or are very stiff or injured. Sandra brings compassion to her classes and often injects a touch of humour.

Sandra aims for her classes to not only lead to physical relaxation, but also mental calmness and a sense of peace. Sandra enjoys sharing the benefits of practising yoga, not only on the mat, but in life in general. In the words of BKS Iyengar, in Light on Life: ‘Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life’.

Marie is a great teacher, I love how she explains what happens in the body with every position. Amazing experience!

Valentina

Perfect class for a late Wednesday morning! Marie's classes are always perfectly balanced!

Isabelle
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Devon Healey

Devon Healey is an American born yogi who had the fortune of living in Europe for over 5 years, where she taught yoga and fell in love with the Luxembourg people and culture. Devon completed her 200 hour teacher training with BeLuminous Yoga Studio in 2012, as well as level 1 and 2 with the Baptiste Yoga Institute. In addition to yoga, Devon is a registered nurse and certified personal trainer. She has a lifelong passion for learning and continues to take many yoga intensives and trainings. Devon originally came to yoga from a running injury, which helped her realize that all things in the body are connected and led to her passion for understanding the mechanics and synchronicity of the body - aspects that have deeply expanded her nursing and personal training knowledge. Devon's classes are challenging but spirited, focused on moving mindfully and listening to the deep intuition and alignment of your own body. Devon encourages everyone to work where they're at and discover new edges and boundaries in a supported environment. She loves to laugh, cares deeply about her yoga students, is a slow but dedicated runner, loves a delicious glass of wine and a hot bath and tries not to take any of it too seriously. Devon lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon USA with her husband and 8 year old daughter. 

Devon’s HIIT class was great, I think people really liked it. She is seriously cool, it is nice to have some of that USA 'can do' vibe!!

Roger

Wonderful wonderful class with Devon! She put a smile on my face after a long day of work! Thank you!

Giulia
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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.

Pilates with Danielle is the perfect way to start the day. Danielle gives the old traditional exercises a modern twist. Often we work with different equipment. I can only highly recommend Danielle's classes.

Mette

I highly appreciate Danielle's classes. Each class is different and she uses different approaches to make it motivating, fun and great for each level. I love it!

Daniele M.

I love Danielle's Essentric classes, great combination of strength and stretching with soft movements.

Carole
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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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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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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