YogaLines is about drawing with movement, connecting the dispersed, knitting the threads into unity and creating your own path towards inner freedom and joy.
YogaLines is about learning to feel what is present, becoming aware of your body and its possibilities, it is about taking charge of your life by starting to really take care of yourself.
YogaLines has its roots in the ancient science of yoga – a practice that works on one’s physical, vital, mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual levels.
YogaLines is nourished by the artistic inspiration and a passion for handwork – Alya’s other thread of exploration.
YogaLines is committed to be a woman-friendly nurturing environment and is an advocate of a cyclic lifestyle.
Alya teaches yoga in the area of Amstelland (Uithoorn – Aalsmeer – Mijdrecht – Amstelveen – Amsterdam) through her own online studio and collaborations with sports clubs and studios. Since 2012 she offers weekly classes and occasional special workshops.
For Art Education she developed a series of Embodiment Art workshops, which she offers at the Hogeschool Amsterdam and ArtEZ Arnhem.
Alya is an artist, designer and yogini passionate about creating spaces for possibilities through embodiment. Firmly grounded in Flow-style yoga with attention for alignment, she has found extra depth through Yin yoga and specialised in women’s health and wellbeing. She is one of the two teachers in the Netherlands certified in Womb Yoga (as of February 2020).
Underneath is a selection of courses which have helped her on her yoga path.
- 2019 Well Woman Yoga (Shakti Tantra Yoga, Womb Yoga) Therapy Teacher Training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata Francis
- 2018 Hormone Fusion Yoga with Sylvia Mullaart-Bonn
- 2018 Yin Yoga Bivag
- 2014 Hatha yoga summer intensive with Martyn Hoogstra
- 2012 Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training 200 hours at YogaMoves in Utrecht
Teachers: Hilary Anne Brown, Marlene Henny, Claas Hille, Lieve van Dam, Shirley Woods, David Meijer, Hiske van der Meulen.
The training included methodologies of Vinyasa style, Power yoga, Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Restorative yoga and Yin yoga and was influenced by sources such as Vipassana meditation, Buddhism, Native American spirituality, east-west philosophy, Ayurveda. The programme included in-depth study of asana, pranayama, anatomy, teaching skills and laid a solid foundation for the insight of anatomy, yogic philosophy and Ayurveda.
Various workshops and masterclasses with (among others) Sarah Powers, Max Strom, Marlene Henny, Shiva Rae, Martyn Hoogstra, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. She keeps a regular practice of serious self-study and keeps learning every day from her students and from her personal practice.