Melanie M. Gerber
(Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga for Kids)
Melanie took her first step on a yoga mat when she was about 9 years old. Her mom thought her and her friends at home and soon later she attended classes at a yoga school nearby. Yoga became and stayed a true companion - at least most of the time ;-).
About at the same time she developed a passion for cooking delicious, healthy food. But as life goes, she experienced some other adventures, before she was able to make her two passions her work.
After university (Master in Economics and Finance, University of St. Gallen) she worked almost 10 years in management for a large corporation. It was an exciting, but very demanding
time and her yoga practice and healthy eating took a serious hit.
Being pregnant with her first child, she started listening to herself again. The more yoga came into
he life, the more mindful sheI became with herself and the world around her. She decided to quit her stressful lifestyle and started spreading the word of what healthy nutrition
and yoga can do. She became a Nutritional Coach (Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York) and founded her Nutrition Coaching Practice, Familycious. She started writing a blog
about healthy, plant-based cooking and published a cookbook
To be able to combine her two amazing tools - yoga and nourishing food - She did her yoga teacher training with Stephen Thomas (Airyoga, Zurich) and specialised in kids yoga (Cosmic Kids). The result is Yoga in a Bag, designed to help you become your own best version and master your life with ease and happiness!
(Hatha Yoga, Teen Yoga, Yoga for Kids)
For Malwina, yoga is a playground of possibilities. It’s a source of information about the world within her, her physical body and it’s also a sacred place to just be in the moment as it is, not as it could be or was a few hours ago.
She is mostly inspired by nature (barefoot walking & moon stalking), books (in fact she is an avid reader), human-to-human interactions, podcasts (health & personal growth), ancient wisdom, coffee and food explorations around the globe, her life partner Alex, soul sister Natalia and her yoga teachers (big shout out to Poonam!).
She is on a mission to live her life in integrity with her soul and although it’s not always the easiest way, it's the only way that helps her in rising her vibration, growing and enjoying all of the life’s lessons.
As much as she will remind you to smile in her classes, she will also keep encouraging you to keep it real - full body, mind and soul awareness.
Malwina moved to Zurich in 2017 from London where she worked as a pre-school teacher. Although she had decided to leave her school teaching career, she wants to carry on teaching yoga to children as they always (without a fail!) remind her to PLAY (yes!) and that the greatest joys can be found in the simplest things in life.
Malwina trained as a Children’s Yoga Teacher with Susannah Hoffman at Triyoga, London and is studying Hatha Yoga at Sanapurna, Zurich with Poonam Stecher Sharma, Sanjeev Bhanot and Manoj Bhanot.
Come, say hello, drink tea together and learn from each other - yoga revolutionise it!
(Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow)
Vor rund sechs Jahren ist Tanja erstmals mit Yoga in Kontakt gekommen und auch heute inspiriert und fasziniert es sie immer wieder aufs Neue.
Sie liebe es, ihren Körper durch verschiedene Asanas zu bewegen, diese mit dem Atem zu verbinden und ihren Geist dabei zur Ruhe kommenzulassen. Die spürbar positive Auswirkung, die Yoga auf das alltägliche Leben haben kann, beeindruckt sie immer wieder.
Der Wunsch Yogalehrerin zu werden kam im Studium zur Primarlehrerin auf. Es bildete sich ein kleines Yogagrüppchen und so begann sie, ihre Kommilitoninnen wöchentlich durch einen kurzen Yogaflow zu führen. Die zufriedenen Gesichter nach dem Yoga bestärkten in ihr den Wunsch, sich irgendwann intensiver mit dem Yoga auseinanderzusetzen. So absolvierte sie im Jahr 2017 die 200h-Ausbildung bei Airyoga Zürich unter der Leitung von Stephen Thomas.
Es ist für sie ein Privileg, meine Begeisterung für Yoga weitergeben zu dürfen und den TeilnehmerInnen durch eine kraftvolle Yogapraxis zu mehr Bewusstsein für Körper, Atem und Geist zu verhelfen.
(Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, prenatal Yoga)
It was 2005 and Katja was studying Media Design in Austria, when she went to her first Yoga class. Although she was intrigued, she did not practice on a regular basis until years later. However she then soon noticed, that Yoga is more than just moving into poses, and that the practice gives her a lot. Especially after the birth of Katjas first daughter she realised how greatly Yoga influenced her physical, mental and psychological well being. The wish to go deeper and learn more about Yoga led to the decision to do a 200h Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Airyoga Zurich with Stephen Thomas. She is grateful that she was able to study not only with Stephen, but also with other international teachers like Doug Keller, Claire Dalloz and Anya Porter. In 2018, Katja will attend a pre- and postnatal Yoga Teacher Training with Sue Elkind, so she an accompany women during a very special time in their lives.
Katja is excited to share her fascination and love for yoga.
Apart from yoga, Katja loves her husband, her daughters, photography, books, sewing, baking (she makes killer chocolate chip cookies), music, summer, thunderstorms, crashing waves, walking barefoot, cats, naps and laughing.
Katja teaches Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra and prenatal Yoga. She teaches in English and German.