As teachers we all have our own style and backround, but we all share the same passion for serving our students and building community.
Melanie M. Gerber
(Studio owner, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Pilates)
I'm Melanie Gerber – wife, mother of two, Yogini & nutritionist and a woman dedicated to the path of conscious, connected and happy living.
As a proud mom of two and a loving wife, I'm passionate about healthy, easy-to-prepare food for the whole family.
When my healthy-food blog and cookbook took off I decided to become a certified health coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York) and to support people on their way to living healthier lifestyles. Seeing my clients reaching their goals and becoming better versions of themselves makes me deeply grateful.
Being blessed with the teachings of yoga from early childhood, I know about the power of yoga to make life easier, happier and more meaningful.
Taught by the daily challenges of family life and many wonderful teachers along the way, I know much about the magic that comes from practising yoga and enjoying healthy food.
I am deeply grateful for my long term yoga teachers Irene Wohnlich and Stephen Thomas who were - and Stephen still is - a true companion on this journey.
After graduating from university (Master in Economics and Finance, HSG), I had a successful career in business management and banking but I always felt I was working against my true nature.
After opening my yoga studio in Zurich – Yoga in a Bag, I found my true calling; my flow. The combination of yoga and healthy food is simply magical.
I am learning about life every day, but my vision is clear: to find and share tools suitable for modern life that help us live in more conscious, connected and happy ways.
My approach is open-minded, non-dogmatic and full-hearted! My yoga classes are creative, powerful and fun. It’s all about taking the next step – everyone is welcome and appreciated.
Melanie teaches in English and German.
(Studio Manager Dietikon, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga)
Ania is a healthy lifestyle lover, a transformative coach and a full-time traveler. She is a creative Yoga instructor with advanced training in Hatha Yoga and specialisation in Vinyasa Flow and
Yin Yoga principles (YTT 500hr). She spent several years in India practicing Vipassana, Ashtanga and Iyangar Yoga.
In her Yoga practice she combines ancient Asanas (yoga poses) with Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Meditation techniques. Her classes are powerful and physically challenging, yet with a strong underlying spiritual aspect. They are designed to bring strength & relaxation to the body, a sense of peace & calmness to the mind, and a sense of harmony & wellbeing for the soul. Ania works at focusing her students on self-awareness by raising their consciousness, bringing the attention to the present moment and at the same time increasing their strength and flexibility.
For over 10 years Ania is leading a nomadic lifestyle. She was traveling around India, Asia, Australia, South & Central America and Europe hosting retreats, leading workshops, teaching at festivals and creating a Yoga community everywhere she goes. She also teaches private & online classes.
Ania is committed to supporting people to live a meaningful life through healthy, conscious living. She is a psychologist with a Masters Degree, a Massage Therapist, a Reiki Master, an Access Bars practitioner, and she loves combining all the tools she has in her bag to make a positive difference to people’s lives.
Ania teaches in English.
(Power Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yang Yoga)
Sabina is a yoga student for life and a RYT 500 certified yoga instructor living in the beautiful city Zurich.
She walked into a yoga studio in 2010 - the first step of what would prove to be an expanding and exhilarating journey. Inspired by her teachers and international workshops she very quickly became an avid and passionate student.
Diving deeper into yoga by completing her teacher trainings and
experiencing teaching for a while, she fell in love with the power of sharing her inspiring yoga practice with others.
Her profession as a marketing manager in an international environment and a fast forward moving lifestyle industry has been enriching her life in many ways.
Traveling the world and meeting people from other cultures is an exciting adventure, which she enjoys on her yoga path too.
Sabina’s yoga practice will forever be one of her favorite contradictions: Finding Stillness In Movement.
Sabina teaches in German and English.
Chris` first contact with the importance of movement and breathing was on Gozo where he worked for many years as a diving instructor. The job itself lead to his passion for fitness which lead to his discovery of yoga.
Today Chris is an art restorer and yoga teacher living in Zurich, his profession is very meditative perfectly complimenting his passion for yoga.
Chris has been on the mat since 2002 and finished his teacher training in 2018.
Chris teaches in English and German.
(Restorative Yoga, Yin Yang Yoga)
(Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Meditation)
Charlène is a yoga and meditation teacher, with a focus on Yin yoga, Vinyasa flow (Ashtanga base), and mindfulness workshops.
Born in the French part of Switzerland, she lived and worked in Berlin for several years. In 2019, she left the corporate world for a new adventure and traveled for several months. She started her journey in India where she got her yoga teacher certification. During her travel across Asia, she experienced different styles of yoga and immersed herself more deeply in meditation techniques. Charlene has several years of experience providing group classes, retreats, and workshops.
With international teaching experience, Charlène is teaching at Yoga in a Bag in English (and French). Discover more about her journey here: https://www.yogacharlene.com/about-me
Bereits in jungen Jahren setzte sich Aliki Celeste Senn mit Themen wie Gerechtigkeit und Gesundheit auseinander und entdeckte ihre Leidenschaft fürs Tanzen und Yoga.
Die Verbindung von Körper, Geist und Seele durch die Praxis desYoga hat sie schon immer fasziniert.
Auf ihren Asienreisen vertiefte Aliki ihre Yogapraxis und lernte die Reikiheilung. Aliki unterrichtet Yoga in Gruppen- und Privatstunden und liebt es, Ihre Schüler im Savasana mit der Reikiheilkunst zu verwöhnen.
In ihren kreativen Stunden fokussiert sie auf die Kräftigung des Körpers, die Entwicklung von Stabilität und Flexibilität und die Auflösung von Blockaden. Sie ermutigt ihre Schüler dazu, die Achtsamkeit auf die innere Erfahrung zu lenken sowie die vorhandene Energie und das Bewusstsein auszudehnen, um so mehr Klarheit und Einsicht zu erlangen. Durch ihre grosse Empathie kann sie sich wunderbar in ihre Schüler einfühlen und sie auf dem Weg zu mehr Harmonie und Zufriedenheit begleiten.
Für Aliki ist Yoga eine Lebensphilosophie, die weit über die Yoga-Matte hinausgeht. Sie ist stetig bemüht sich selbst weiterzubilden und ihren eigenen Horizont zu erweitern. Das ganze Leben ist
«Du darfst selbst die Veränderung sein, die Du in der Welt sehen willst.» (Gandhi)
Aliki ist diplomierte Hatha und Vinyasa Yogalehrerin 200 Std RYT und Reiki Heilerin. Yogatherapie 300 Std.
Aliki unterrichtet auf Deutsch und Englisch.
(Vinyasa Yoga, Postnatal)
Thindeka is a yogini and doula who began her yoga journey in her late teens. This introduction to a new language of body, mind and soul led to a world of self-discovery and an eagerness to continue to explore, grow, listen and learn from others.
It is this same feeling of self-exploration that she likes to share with her students.
Her interest in people and cultures led to a masters in Tourism in Development which she put to great use working with the likes of UNESCO in Mozambique. But her passion remained yoga and its ability to connect her with people at all levels.
She is fortunate to have begun her training living with swamis and learning the philosophy of Sivananda Yoga. Since then other trainings followed through initiatives like Tribe Yoga.
In nurturing her craft she came across Vipassana meditation which has been fundamental in her learning about being present and surrendering to the now has giving her added tools to be aware of the sensations in the body and surrender to them, knowing that everything is temporary.
Her classes are intention based, designed in a way that students can feel empowered to trust their bodies and their individual needs, explore their own kindness and growth and hopefully take that energy when they leave the class.
Thindeka teaches in English.
(Yin Yoga, Yin Yang Yoga)
My yoga path began during my studies of communication science. In yoga, I found a completely new way of communication, namely with myself!
Gripped by the enthusiasm for yoga, I completed a 200h yoga teacher training at Lord Vishnus Couch in Cologne in 2006 with a focus on Vinyasa Yoga.
Things started to flow: The TTC was followed by a four-year training as a yoga teacher BDY/EYU in the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, with a special focus on the connection of body, breath and mind. I moved on to Switzerland and was trained as a Yin Yoga teacher with René Hug in Zurich in 2018.
From the very beginning, Yoga was like coming home to myself and for me, it is the key to a conscious and happy life. In my classes, I'd like to pass on the experience of finding peace, strength and energy within oneself, and the trust that everything is already here. I am passionate about teaching beginners and look forward to every single person who is brave enough to open the door to yoga and - who knows - maybe goes home with a smile on their face after the class.
Her classes are suitable for beginners and advanced students and can be held in German or English.
Movement has always been my great passion. Dancing soon became my path I wanted to follow also professionally.
After years of intensive training at a professional ballet school however, I had to realize that due to the enormous pressure and drill my initial passion faded in time and it took years to find back to my love for movement again.
I have been practicing yoga regularly for 15 years now and my initial fascination has turned into a deep love filled with gratitude. Yoga has taught me how to approach my body in a loving and mindful way instead of pushing it beyond its limits, which has an impact on my entire life as well as on my awareness not only of myself but that of the whole environment.
Out of my own experience that with this beautiful practice profound changes not only happen in your body but also in your whole consciousness, Yoga has become a fascinating and life-changing path for me that I am very happy to share.
Kathrin teaches in German and English.
(Family Yoga, Kids Yoga, Parent-Child Yoga, Vinyasa Flow)
Puje finished her 200hours teacher training at Airyoga in Zurich with Claire Dailloz and Stephen Thomas.
Her passion for movement and body awareness was awakened with 7 years, when she went for the first time to a ballett class. From then on, she never stoped moving and dancing again. Until 14 ballett, then 6 years of modern and jazz dance, capoeira, afrodance and finally she discovered yoga, the perfect dance between breath, body and soul. She was impressed by Yoga‘s nature to heal her body and soul at the same time, with no harm to the body. The time stand still when she was in her practise, and it improved her being as a mother, as a partner (well maybe you ask better her partner;)), as a friend, as a coworker, and as a human being. She loves to meditate, sit still, breath, but she also loves to move, power up the body and strech every part of it. The exploration never ends, and every single moment offers you a new world. We just have to listen carefully.
Her classes are in English and German.
(Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yang Yoga)
Fiona discovered Yoga about 10 years ago. She started her journey with Hatha Yoga and later found her passion for Vinyasa Yoga.
She loves to be creative with her flows and to try out new things.
Yoga helps Fiona to find balance between her job as a primary school teacher and her private life. Through the breath she can connect her mind with her body and she finds peace in the moment.
Her goal is to guide participants to reconnect with their bodies and experience internal and external changes and to leave each class feeling refreshed.
Fiona teaches in English and German.
Aline Céline Müller
Aline is a certified Hatha and Vinyasa yoga teacher and has advanced trainings in mindfulness and coaching.
Sports and movement have always played an important role in Aline's life. As a dancer for many years, she eventually found her way to yoga, which became her great passion. Through this she got to know her body even more intensively, began to understand it and to move intuitively.
For Aline, yoga means lightness, movement and inner contentment, as well as a constant further development and confrontation with the spirit.
Her classes are characterized by powerful and dynamic movements and are based on a very respectful treatment of one's own body. Conscious breathing and correct alignment play a central role.
Aline is looking forward to give you this wonderful "yoga feeling".
Aline teaches in German and English.
Coco Van Nguyen
Coco is a yoga instructor specializing in Breath-based Hatha Yoga & Sivananda Yoga. With a background working in the fast-moving beverage industry in Vietnam and Singapore, she turned to yoga in 2016 to manage stress and regain energy. Since moving to Switzerland, Coco has fully embraced her passion for yoga and transitioned into teaching. Her classes prioritize slow, mindful movements that challenge students while emphasizing breath awareness. Coco's structured routine includes pranayama (breathwork) and a sequence of yoga centered around chakras, fostering both strength and flexibility, and creating a harmonious balance between body, breath, and mind.
Coco teaches in English.
Sophie's teaching is designed to resonate with those who have restless minds, drawing from her personal experience with ADHD and burnout. The classes focus on addressing the complexities of a busy mind, leaving participants with a sense of calmness and serenity, along with a feeling of strength and accomplishment following a dynamic practice.
Sophie is dedicated to mindfulness through movement and strives to make yoga inclusive for everyone, even those who might find certain aspects of yoga intimidating! Expect an invigorating Hatha Yoga class, a robust practice focused on holding traditional Asanas (postures), with a touch of Vinyasa (flow). As you engage in this energising workout, Sophie's classes will help you to improve your strength, mobility and flexibility.
Sophie teaches in English.