Yoga Instructor - Saskia Van Erven
E-RYT 200H Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga, 200H Yoga for Kids and Families, Thai Massage
I’m curious, creative, open & people minded, intuitive and pro active. I’m passionate about connecting people with themselves and others. I love any kind of movement like dancing (preferable bare feet) running, walking and of course yoga. I hold a masters degree in Economic Science but found my passion in yoga and massage.
My yoga journey started when I was 18 and moved to Amsterdam. The first yoga experiences I had where mainly physical but soon I started to understand and appreciate the connection between body, mind and soul. The following years I began to explore various styles of yoga; Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa flow, Power, Bikram, Yin en Raja yoga, with different teachers who inspired me and took my practice to another, deeper level. My path of self exploration and understanding began, I learned to quiet down my busy mind and listen to my inner voice and live more closely to my true self.
I'm trained and certified in Hatha yoga with variations in Vinyasa flow, in 2014 I took a E-RYT 200hrs teacher training at Rishikesh Yog Peeth in Rishikesh, India. And in 2016 I have completed a 200hrs teacher training Yoga for Children and Families at Happy Yoga in Medellin, Colombia. This training gave me the opportunity to dive into the magical universe of children and learn their language. Besides I have practised and learned from various teachers all over the world and more than 15 years experience in practicing different styles of yoga.
My free spirit and adventurous soul brought me to Colombia a few years ago where I instruct daily yoga classes in Spanish and English, offer thai massage sessions and guide retreats at Prana Pacifico Retreats.
Now yoga is a way of living for me. It’s about every day trying to be present in what I do and living in harmony with myself and the people around me. Living a healthy, happy life from the inside out and connecting with myself, others, nature and the universe. Trying to be free in my mind and free of time. I keep on learning every day and I love to share all that I have learned and experienced with people who take my classes. In 2015 I became a mom of a beautiful daughter, she has shown a deep pure unconditional love and truly learned me to be in the moment, be patient, surrender, accept and listen to my body.
My heart centered approach and lessons are holistic and playful. I offer a safe nurturing environment where each student can start their inner journey using the body and breath as their main tools for connection and growth. My intention is being there for the students to guide them in their process of finding inner peace, connecting deeply so they can feel unconditional love for themselves and everything around them.
My aim is bending body and mind so students can start listening to the teachings of their soul!
With love Saskia