My name is Asia Jokiel
I teach yoga asana, pranayama and meditation since 2017 and I've given over the years more than 2500 hours of yoga classes and workshops. I'm based currently in the Netherlands in the beautiful old town called Amersfoort.
I've followed many accredited yoga trainings and courses, the most important being Yoga Teacher Training Course at famous Arhanta Yoga Ashrams where I graduated as an Advanced Yoga teacher with 500 hours of study in asana, pranayama, Yogic and Vedic philosophy and teaching skills. Now I teach several yoga forms like Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Nidra, but my practice of choice already for many years has been Sivananda Hatha Yoga, because of its calming and grounding effects. My meditation practice of choice is Vipassana. I followed 10-days silent meditation course in the tradition of S.N. Goenka and been practicing daily since than.
Every year I try to travel to Nepal, India and my favourite parts of South-East Asia where I join local yoga classes. It's my favorite way to understand and learn more about different yoga styles and methods of teaching that I can use later to the benefit of my own students.
In Pokhara (Nepal) I've studied classical Hatha Yoga and meditation with Swami Prem Pukhar. After several months of daily practice he suggested that I might try to teach yoga myself. Encouraged by him I've changed direction of my life and dedicated my time and efforts towards spreading the yoga method around, making it simple to understand and accessible to anyone who might need it.
I love travelling and enjoy the most remote locations. I like to feel the true presence of the nature, still unspoiled by the human hands. High mountains are my favourite landscape and that is probably why I think of Nepal as my natural habitat. I guess it's funny that I live in the Netherlands :)