EUY Delegates

Delegates for the General Assembly Villeret, Switzerland 16/17 April 2016, listed in the sequence – EUY Members, Associated Members and Associated Organisations, and then by Country and Federation. Additional data will be added as it becomes available.

EUY Members Delegates


Country: Austria
Delegate: Michaela Berger
Federation: BYO
1999 Michaela started with yoga practice. 2003 she became a close student of the Buddhist teacher Ursula Lyon, from which she has been authorized 2009 to teach Theravada Buddhism and meditation. Additionally she is also recognized yoga teacher BYO/EU and attend annually in service training with several teachers.
The main emphasis in her classes and silence retreats, is to accompany people with deep relaxation and continuous meditation practice to inward experiences. She is a board member from Yoga Austria – BYO and part of the education team in the European Union of Yoga. The sharing of yoga knowledge and the assurance of a profound yoga teacher training, also for the future, are Michaela’s personal aims for the EUY.


Country: Belgium
Delegate:
Federation: FBHY
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Country: Finland
Delegate: Satu Bethell
Federation: SJL

I have been teaching yoga in Finland since 1992. My yoga teacher training consisted of two parts: yoga instructor 1992-1994 and then yoga teacher 2000- 2005. On top of my weekly classes, I also voluntarily train new yoga teachers in the Finnish Yoga Federation (Suomen Joogaliitto, SJL). In addition, I am both a board and an educational team member within our federation. In the EUY, I am the Meeting Team coordinator (2015-) and on the Zinal Cogress Team (2015). For me my work in the EUY is a way of building bridges between different people and cultures through yoga.
https://fi.linkedin.com/in/satubethell


Country: France
Delegate: Catherine Laugée
Federation: FIDHY
President of FIDHY France since 11/2013. Trained as a yoga teacher at Institut Eva Ruchpaul IER 1994 and CEFYTO 2015. Practised Iyengar (advanced level 2003-2009), since 2011 yoga of Sri Sri Sri Saccidananda Yogi of Madras with Walter Thirak Ruta and yoga nidra with Marc Alain Descamps since 2015.


Delegate: Jules-Marc Baudel
Federation: FNEY
Jules Marc Baudel pratique le yoga depuis l’année 1974, date à laquelle il a rencontré Nil Hahoutof et s’est lié d’amitié avec lui . Il a suivi ses cours jusqu’au décès de celui-ci et a poursuivi ensuite sa pratique avec Patrick Tomatis . Jules Marc Baudel est devenu le président de l’Association Française des Adeptes du Yoga et a mis ses compétences d’avocat à la Cour au service des associations établies rue Aubriot à Paris et plus particulièrement au service de la FNEY. Enfin, Jules Marc a assisté Gérard Blitz dans ses fonctions de dirigeant de l’Union Européenne de Yoga et il en a été pendant plusieurs années le vice président.


Delegate: François Lorin
Federation: IFY
Elève de Desikachar de 1966 à 1990. Diplômé Viniyoga en 1987. Formateur IFY. Délégué comité éducation U.E.Y. L’U.E.Y est une chance pour que le yoga ne perde ni son sérieux ni ses valeurs et je souhaite participer à l’élaboration de formations d’enseignants à la hauteur de ces enjeux.


Country: Germany
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Federation: BDY
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Country: Ireland
Delegate: Miriam Brady
Federation: IYA
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Country: Israel
Delegate: Ziva Kinrot
Federation: IYTA
cYs Israel, Yoga Tuition and Therapy. I have been involved with yoga and teaching for about 4 decades. In summer 1995, during my first role as the chairperson of the IYTA, I met my teacher Paul Harvey who was invited to teach in Zinal. Since than I continued studding with him, teaching and being active in our association’s committees. Paul Harvey: “Ziva is able to offer a full training programme in the art of Yoga teaching and therapy and am happy to leave the music in the capable hands of the musician… with a deep respect for all that this students devotion to the practice and teaching of the viniyoga of Yoga has accomplished”. During the last 6 year am member of the pedagogic committee.


Country: Italy
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Federation: FIY
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Federation: FMY
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Country: Netherlands
Delegate: Anne Bjorndal
Federation: VYN

I am originally Danish by birth but have live most of my life in the Netherlands I gradutaed from the Sswitha voor Yoga % Wijsbegeert in the Netherlands mo30 years ago, and have been teaching yoga both groups and individually ever since. I have my yoga studio in my house and teach 3 nights a week. I also give workshops on themes such as Yoga and Ayurveda from time to time. I have been part of the board of the VYN for the past 4 years and I am at present holding the position of chairman(president) of the VYN.
Whilst studying at the Radboud University, religious Studies, I travelled to India several times to study and to do field research, during those stays I managed to follow yoga classes and visited several ashrams. As I have lives in 6 different countries I strongly favor working together and exchange views on an international level, so being part of the EYU is only natural. Contact information: [email protected] or [email protected]
www.anneyoga.nl


Country: Portugal
Delegate: Joana Oliveira
Federation: FPY
Joana Oliveira is 36 years old and is Yoga teacher for children, adults and pregnant women, since 2007, formed by the Portuguese Federation of Yoga (Trainning Courses of Yoga Instructor and Yoga Teacher), by Birthlight Trust, in partnership with the FPY (Trainning Course of Yoga Pre and Post-Natal) and RYE – Research sur le Yoga dans l’eduction (Technical Course of Yoga and Relaxation in Education). Since 2012, she ministers also Yoga with Sound classes, in partnership with Ricardo Branco, under the Planeta Azul Project. She attends since 2011, seminars with the teacher and yogi Walter Ruta. Joana is currently President of FPY, after a term as First Secretary in the previous direction. She was, during five years, responsible for coordinating the Yoga Trainning Course of the FPY. She is currently professor of Ethics, Education and Didactics of Yoga, History of Hindu Philosophy and Sacred Texts in Trainning Course of Yoga of the FPY. She is also one of the teachers of the Specialization Course in Yoga for Children of the FPY. She was part of the entourage of FPY at the European Yoga Congress of the EUY, in Zinal, in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Joana is, since 2015 delegate of FPY in EUY, where she takes part of the Communication and Admission Team.
The EUY is the possibility of being in contact with the European yogic universe, facilitating the exchange of experiences, knowledge and resources. By sharing, we can all improve our work in the service of Yoga! We see the EUY also as an important contribution to the practice of Yoga in a safe and responsible manner, according to the yogic tradition.


Country: Romania
Delegate:
Federation: GNSPYY
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Country: Slovak Republic
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Federation: SAJ
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Country: Spain
Delegate: Marta Estrada Sierra
Federation: AEPY
By means of different life experiences I started to take up Yoga classes and I discovered holistic therapy while living in England. Later on, when I returned to Spain in 2013, I continued taking Yoga classes with Conchita Morera, a TeachersTrainer of AEPY, and direct disciple of Nil Hahoutoff and Patrick Tomatis.
In 2014, I began to study both Yoga teacher and ‘Vyniasas & Cakras’ Master under the teachings of Conchita M., who delivers Râja Yoga and Jñana Yoga.
I am currently halfway through of my Yoga teachers degree while taking a ‘Yoga sutras of Patañjali’ Master. At the same time, I am the Boards of Directors Secretary of AEPY and EUY delegate.
My aim as delegate is to help preserve the essence of traditional Yoga and spread it, by working hand-in-hand with both yoga practitioners and yoga teachers from all over Europe. Marta is part of the Meeting Team.


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Federation: FYS
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Country: Switzerland

Delegate: Roland Haag
Federation: SYV
Roland Haag, economist, practices Hatha-Yoga since 1989. He graduated as a yoga teacher from the Swiss Yoga Association and holds the Certificate as a Teacher in Adult and Continuing Education by the Swiss Confederation. In the year 2008 Roland was elected President of the Swiss Yoga Association. In 2014 he was elected as Treasurer to the board of the European Union of Yoga. For Roland the EUY is an important International Yoga body, that should act as an anchor to safeguard the eternal message of Yoga in this millennium and through its yearly held congress in Zinal, offering a platform to serious Yoga practitioners around the world, to gather and celebrate regularly the powerful Tradition of Yoga. [email protected] www.feelyoga.ch


Delegate: Yvonne Bertogg
Federation: SYV
Yvonne Bertogg is Delegate and Board Member from SYV. She is a certified Yoga Teacher from the Swiss Yoga Association with an Adult Teachers Certification from the Swiss Confederation. She has completed a Diploma Study for Health Management and several Trainings in Yoga Therapy. Her interest in Yoga began in California where she lived over a decade and studied various methods of Yoga. Since 2002 she is a fulltime Yoga teacher with her own Yoga studio, the Yoga Circle www.yogacircle.ch, in Zurich Switzerland. Besides weekly lessons and Retreats, she also teaches Workshops in companies about Health Management and Work-Life Balance. Contact: [email protected] and www.yogacircle.ch.

Personal aim for the EUY: The EUY must become a lively and well know platform not only for Yoga Associations and qualified schools around Europe but also among Yoga teachers and all people interested in Yoga. At the same time inspire all to maintain and work on high qualifications in Yoga.


Delegate: Eveline Waas-Bidaux
Federation: YS
Member of the Board of Yoga Schweiz – Suisse – Svizzera, Treasurer. Teaching yoga since 2000 in collective and individual sessions in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar under the motto « Yoga starts there where the practitioner is, Yoga should adapt to the physical and psychological state of the person and not the reverse. » Specialisations:
• Coaching for specific individual practice and yogatherapy
• Nidra Yoga of Cashmirian Shaivaisme as an alternative to asana and pranayama practice
Delegate for the EUY since 2011, organisation of the Zinal Congress 2012 Yoga & Ayurveda, participated actively to the reorganisation process of the EUY. Particularly interested in the transmission of yoga with authenticity and quality. [email protected] www.yoga-et-coaching.ch


Country: United Kingdom
Delegate:
Federation: BWY
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Associated Members Delegates


Country: Israel
Delegate: Iris Salomon Har Even
Federation: IYTA

Married to Sharon and enjoying 2 lovely sons. Living in Israel. First introduced to yoga and Ayurveda at 1995 in Katmandu,Nepal,while healing myself from typhoid. Studied in the traditional way with private guru in his family house,while starting with karma yoga. Since then, adopted yoga as my way of life. Continued learning in Thailand ,India, Slovakia (with Gejza Timcak) and Israel. Teaching mixed groups from all ages(schools till third age) and people dealing with breast cancer, respiratory maladies and Parkinson’ disease. A veterinarian doctor and practicing Ayurveda both for people and animals. 6 years in the general board of the Israeli Teachers Yoga Association and 7 years in the educational team. Wish to contribute within the EUY to the inter-federations’ mutual fertilizations, to keep the yoga schools in the traditional path and to work towards the formal recognition of the benefits of yoga in the govermental level.
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Country: Portugal
Delegate: Joana Oliveira
Federation: FPY
Joana Oliveira is 36 years old and is Yoga teacher for children, adults and pregnant women, since 2007, formed by the Portuguese Federation of Yoga (Trainning Courses of Yoga Instructor and Yoga Teacher), by Birthlight Trust, in partnership with the FPY (Trainning Course of Yoga Pre and Post-Natal) and RYE – Research sur le Yoga dans l’eduction (Technical Course of Yoga and Relaxation in Education). Since 2012, she ministers also Yoga with Sound classes, in partnership with Ricardo Branco, under the Planeta Azul Project. She attends since 2011, seminars with the teacher and yogi Walter Ruta. Joana is currently President of FPY, after a term as First Secretary in the previous direction. She was, during five years, responsible for coordinating the Yoga Trainning Course of the FPY. She is currently professor of Ethics, Education and Didactics of Yoga, History of Hindu Philosophy and Sacred Texts in Trainning Course of Yoga of the FPY. She is also one of the teachers of the Specialization Course in Yoga for Children of the FPY. She was part of the entourage of FPY at the European Yoga Congress of the EUY, in Zinal, in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Joana is, since 2015 delegate of FPY in EUY, where she takes part of the Communication and Admission Team.
The EUY is the possibility of being in contact with the European yogic universe, facilitating the exchange of experiences, knowledge and resources. By sharing, we can all improve our work in the service of Yoga! We see the EUY also as an important contribution to the practice of Yoga in a safe and responsible manner, according to the yogic tradition.
Contact: [email protected]


Associated Organisations Delegates


Country: Netherlands
Delegate: Gert-Jan Overdijknk
Federation: SYV
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Federation: EUYRE
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