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Body and Mind

Ayla Boonstoppel

In everyday life (studying, cycling, working, cycling, cooking, cycling) I tend to forget myself and my true feelings. Whereas in dance and yoga I find the time and space for those feelings. I might not always like what comes up, but it let's me find my energy and passion back. I find the combination dance and yoga especially great because yoga, amongst other things, enhances your strength, balance, concentration and body awareness. But yoga entails much more and can be a part of your life in many different ways. I went to India to learn more about yoga in an ashram. I found I actually like to teach! I would love to create a space now for others to experience the benefits of yoga, to be able to take the time for your own body and mind and feel happier with(in) yourself. 

José Dragtsma

With great pleasure I have been teaching Pilates at different locations in Groningen since the summer of 2014. I have started with the basic course for Pilates and after that I followed a number of specializations, including Power Pilates, Pilates Bodyshape (working with materials) and Pilates Advanced. During my intense and dynamic classes I pay extra attention to the performance of the exercises and I also think it's important that everyone is having fun and is challenged to get the most out of her/himself!

Machiel graduated from the Academy of Physical Education (Groningen) in 19991 and founded F1T in 2014. With more than 15 years of work experience in physical education, sports and fitness, he has gained a lot of knowledge and experience. He uses this experience and knowledge to coach and guide you in working towards optimum health in Body & Mind.

Sasja Logtenberg

Sasja Logtenberg (1978): friends and family call me also Sas, Sassie, Sassefas (prefers Sas). Native language: Dutch. Also speaks English, French und ein bischen German. My own challenges with my breath was the reason I first reached out to yoga at the age of twenty. I started out with breathing techniques, mindfulness, meditation and Hatha yoga. Soon my passion for sports drew me towards the more active forms of yoga like Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa yoga. After taking many classes and workshops.  I took part a 200 hrs teacher training with Anat Geiger, Marcel de Vis and Johan Noorloos and started her career as a yoga teacher. I continued my yogapath with a variety of teachers like Shauna Slingsby, Manju Jois, David Swenson, Simon Park, Shiva Rea, David Lurey and many more. I combine my classes with massage therapy: a relaxing deep tissue massage which combines elements from Ayurvedic, Swedish and Thai yoga massage. Through my classes I hope to inspire people and support them by bringing more awareness to the breath, body, mind and soul. My classes are flowing and powerful, creating meditation in movement by uniting breath and movement.

Wouter Tamminga

For as long as I can remember, I have had a considerable interest in the workings of the human brainand body. Whilst writing my thesis for the Psychology study, I encountered the concept of mindfulness. During that period I noticed that my mind was extremely busy throughout the entire day; in essence I lived inside my brain. In the Mindfulness course, I learned the skills I needed to deal with this, allowing me to live my life with far less stress than before. After this course, I continued my interest in Mindfulness and I learned that exercising Mindfulness can help with all sorts of issues, such as stress, anxiety, gloominess or burnout. I would like to help people with preventing or dealing with these issues so that they can live in the here and now.

Alle rechten voorbehouden · 2015