Gaia-Oasis offers a Daily Healing Session 5 days a week for our guests. The Healing session will differ depending on the practitioner giving the session; and may include yoga, dance, bodywork, meditation or some other form of healing work.
If you would like to join the Healing Program, please book in advance, so we can support your needs. As far as possible, our Healing Program is for everybody, whether beginners or more advanced practioners.
July - August 2012
I have been practising yoga for over ten years initially studying with an Iyengar teacher. Then in 2005, I discovered the method taught by the Inner Yoga Trust which is similar to the Scaravelli approach. I have since trained with the Inner Yoga Trust and become a yoga teacher, teaching both adults and children in the community, in schools, adult education centres and at festivals. I believe yoga should be part of mainstream education and taught regularly to young children. I am currently writing a Children’s Module for the Inner Yoga Trust.
I enjoy all aspects of yoga, the philosophy side as well as the breathing, meditation and asanas and I feel it follows on from the movement therapy work I did prior to that as the idea that the mind and body are connected runs throughout both ways of working.
I have recently qualified in Pregnancy Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage and I am currently studying yoga therapy and working on a one to one basis with people who have more specific health issues.
The yoga that I teach is suitable for all abilities to help you find unity and balance in your life. It is a deep yet gentle way of working the body to create space in your joints, bring life to your spine and develop a wonderful sense of being more connected to the earth.
Dirkje received her yoga teacher certificate at Mahindra Institut in Frankfurt after a 3-year course in 1996. She taught at the same Institut in Frankfurt, moving with them to Birstein where they now have an ayurvedic centre. Dirkje teaches hatha yoga traditional style and she has followed stages at Iyengar in Pune and Munich. Last year she participated in a seminar with Dinah Rodrigues who specializes in Hormon Yoga. Besides Yoga, she is a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner since 2001. Dirkje has taught yoga at the Barberyn ayurvedic health resort in Sri Lanka several times. There, she learned ayurvedic abhyanga massage and undertook courses in ayurvedic therapy. She is very interested in holistic healing and is glad to be able to share her knowledge with other people. Dirkje is one of our valued repeat guest teachers, and we are very happy she will join us again this year.
Louie has since his youth a deep connection with spirituality but in a grounded way. After studying International Business and Law, he devoted all his energies to the esoteric. He has followed many workshops,studies,lectures and met Masters all of the world during his traveling and shares his experiences,knowledge and love with other people. In Gaia Oasis he will teach Hatha Yoga, including asanas, pranayama, meditation and knowledge instruction. Yoga is a way for him to experience unity between body, soul and spirit. With this unity you can find a solemn stillness deep within yourself, to which each person consciously or unconsciously seeks.
Classes with Sonja are focused on energy; how to hold it and build it up for yourself. She encourages students to practice on their own, in addition to group work. Being aware of body, mind and soul are an essential component of her class.
Milou has dedicated much of her professional life to the important connection between body, emotion and spirit. Starting from an early interest and training in dance, she went on to practise as a Cesar remedial therapist with further specialisation in breathing and relaxation therapy. She has trained in yoga, pilates and Thai traditional massage, and Oriental thinking and lifestyle play a role in her life and work. She usually operates from her studio in Breda, with trips for training overseas. We invite you to enjoy Milou’s classes in Gaia-Oasis.
January 2013Janine Gruner
educated in the tradition of Sivananda. Following her initial training,
developed her knowledge of Yoga in several ways and in different
traditions. She teaches Sivananda as well as Kundalini Yoga, Flow Yoga,
Yoga & meditation. Janine has a special interest in Pranayama
technique, yoga with
children, and hypnosis with different teachers.
She is always interested in improving and developing her practice and skills.
Michelle has over 10 years experience of teaching yoga and a lifetime of working with the body: working as a professional dancer in her 20’s and then studying Shiatsu and Traditional Thai Massage.
Michelle completed a 9-month full-time Teacher Training Course at Yoga Arts, Austrailia. She has been influenced by a wide variety of styles and teachers ranging from Ashtanga Vinyasa to Vanda Scarevelli, leading her to create her own unique flavour of ‘masala’ yoga that is flowing yet precise, and dynamic yet feminine. Her main teacher has always been Clive Sheridan who awakened in her a deep love of the spiritual teachings of yoga and an understanding of the importance of daily self-practice.
the company Holistic Yoga Retreats which offer retreats to fully yourself into
the world of yoga with classes in asana, conscious cookery, meditation,
singing, pranayama and more. In her classes she
empahsises constant connection to the breath and an awareness of grounding to
maintain a body that is stable and free and a mind that is calm and
equanimous. She takes care to ensure that she tailors each class to the
needs of those present.
Sabine first became interest in natural healing therapies in the early nineties. Prior to that, she was a designer who did ballet education for 20 years. From 1999, she started travelling to India. Her yoga masters in India were Rama Krishna, Joy Thattumkal and Amit Raina, and she has practised Raja yoga, Hatha yoga, Bikram yoga and Kundalini yoga. She obtained her teacher's certificate for Integrative Yoga in India at Kashmir Shavism School of Yoga. She teaches yoga in India and Belgium.
Integrative Yoga is based on the wisdom of the scriptures of the Hatha yoga and contains all aspects of yoga incl. asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra and meditation. It is a holistic mind-body approach for preventing illness, to promote a positive health, and to bring harmony and peace in the world where we live in. By regular practise of yoga the student gets inspired to physical and spiritual growth. This training helps us to live in harmony, to develop body, mind and soul and to meet all the challenges of life with a smile.
Before becoming a yoga-teacher, Ruth (born 1960 in Hamburg, Germany) studied social sciences and worked till the end of 2004 at different places in leading positions. She realized that many things in society called social are not social at all for the people involved. 2005 became a turning point in her life. She concentrated on studying and teaching yoga. Grounded on the mental heritage of Sri Aurobindo (1872 – 1950), one of India´s greatest yogis and spiritual teachers Ruth assimilated techniques and methods of other yoga-traditions – for example Yogi Bahjan, Sivananda, Iyengar, Desikachar. Finally all paths of yoga want to reach the same goal. In this way she creates her own lessons which might help people to become more aware of their body and hold it agile, to relax their mind and to come to an inner silence for meeting the Self. This is what Ruth´s yoga is for – in between a lovely surrounding to become more conscious, sensitive and respectful with someone´s Self, in relationship with others, for the nature and the Devine. Come, see and let you to be touched by practicing yoga - asana, karana (static position and dynamic movements to loose, stretch and strengthen the body), pranayama (feel and work with the breath) and dhyana (meditation) – the path to holistic health.
Eileen O’Sullivan holds certifications in Yoga and Pilates, enjoys teaching a lighthearted and creative practice blending different styles that include teaching breath work, meditation, flow,Yoga Nidra, Yin & restorative yoga. A busy mother of three, yoga has proved a strong anchor in life, crediting yoga breathing to relieve asthma, and mindfulness in challenging times.
Eileen considers yoga to be a journey during life, exploring Astanga in India & training in Vinyasa. She feels privileged to have trained with Judith Hanson Lasater in Restorative Yoga &Advanced Restorative Yoga. Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. Prana Flow & Meditation with Shiva Rea. Recently completed a Yin Yoga Teach Training with Sarah Powers. She is also trained in Cancer Conscious Yoga and Pilates Restorative Exercise for Breast Cancer survivors.
She encourages students to make each practice their own, listening to their unique internal rhythm taking yoga off the mat and into their lives. Inviting all to find the balance between effort and ease, focusing on the breath /mind / body connection.
Helen has studied History of Arts, she is Practitioner of Natural Medicine specialized in Ayurveda, Yoga teacher, Photographer. Main focus in her work: Nutrition, Woman’s Health, Yoga Therapy. She has been living Yoga and Ayurveda for the past 18 years. Helen spent extensive periods of time living and studying in India. She is Senior teacher of Sri A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, founders of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda, Chennai; personal student of Gurukkal Govindankutty Nayar, Master of Martial Art, C.V.N. Kalari, Tiruvananthapuram,Kerala; personal student of Raju Asan, traditional Ayurvedic Vaidya, Kerala.
Helen has dedicated her life to the practice and teaching of Yoga. She is passionate in the inquiry to find ones true nature and freedom. Helen believes in learning Ayurveda and Yoga from where it originated and then fusing the ancient knowledge with the modern teachings of the West. This enables her to transmit an authentic living tradition of ancient wisdom for body and mind to the 21st century urban dweller.
She is dedicated to use Yoga and Ayurveda as support for woman through all their stages of life as well as supporting people with nutrition advice. Helen perceives herself as a facilitator of her client’s own self-healing powers.
Helen is transmitting an authentic living tradition of ancient wisdom for body and mind in an inspirational way.
Fran was first introduced to yoga in 1992. She began to study different types of yoga Aad found that people with little knowledge of yoga think they have to be fit to do yoga but the gradual practice of the different aspects of yoga gives a balance to body mind and spirit.
Her style is gentle and is a combination of Hatha, Raja, Sahaja,and Yoga Nidra as well as Gigong and Taichi, with affirmations of change and self healing. She finds that a good combination and variety to cater for a wider range of ages and abilities.
When she first started to be involved with yoga she was looking to inprove her own health and understanding of life. Her passion is now to teach it to others so they could benefit too.
If you wish to visit us and participate in the Healing & MindBody Awareness program, please write an email to save your place in the class and confirm the type of sessions being offered.