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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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Anastasia Salash

Anastasia is a 300h certified Jivamukti teacher, based in Luxembourg. She was born in Belarus, but lived in Luxembourg long enough to be Luxembourgish and call Luxembourg home. She has started her yoga journey in 2009 taking Sivananda yoga classes and has explored great many yoga styles since then. Nastassia has been practicing Vinyasa flow, Yin and Jivamukti methods that have strongly influenced her teaching style.

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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. 

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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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.

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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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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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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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!

I would like to mention that classes with Alexandra in Walferdange are one of the most amazing experiences in my life.
She is professional, helpful, friendly and her honest smile eases all the worries. She is patient, observant and sensitive to the participants’ needs – I could not imagine a better teacher for my beginnings with yoga.
Alicja
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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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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

I love Hannelore‘s classes :-)!

Astrid
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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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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!

Alli Perry

Why have I embraced yoga as part of my life for over 30 years? Yoga simply makes me feel really great, physically, mentally and spiritually -- and that's what I want to share with you.

You won't leave one of my classes sweaty and panting -- suffering isn't the goal! Instead you'll develop a deep sense of inner peace that comes from releasing tension and emotions stored in our muscles and tissues. What’s more, you’ll quickly start feeling stronger, more energised and better about yourself.

We won't be doing headstands and few if any of the impressive but intimidating poses you often see on the covers of yoga journals.

Instead, we'll move slowly through a sequence of highly achievable asanas, holding them for a little longer while maintaining awareness of the breath.

And I'll clearly guide and support you every step of the way, helping you to bring your body back to energetic life and vitality, in a safe and gently invigorating way.

So if you're looking for a friendly, relaxing class that doesn't take itself too seriously yet will leave you feeling great, then please come and join me!

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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