Teachers

Anna Dahinden

Anna Dahinden grew up in Zug, and she has been practising Iyengar Yoga since 2014. Through the daily practise of Iyengar Yoga she has discovered a passion for which she has been longing since her childhood. Since 2017, Anna has been doing her Iyengar Yoga teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute Berlin. When she is not practising Iyengar Yoga, Anna is studying for her master’s degree about religions and cultures at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Anzhelika Florek

anzhelikaAnzhelika Florek has been practising Iyengar Yoga since 2003. From 2009 to 2011 she completed the teacher training with Elena Oulbasbaeva in Moskow. In February 2013, she studied at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune. Anzhelika has studied journalism and works full-time as a yoga teacher.

Christel de Jong

Christel de Jong, a Dutch native, graduated in Hotel Management in The Netherlands, but soon after found her calling in yoga. In 2017 she moved to Switzerland where in May 2019 she completed a yoga teacher training course in Zurich. In Switzerland she discovered her passion for Iyengar Yoga. Through numerous Iyengar Yoga classes and workshops she has been focusing on what she calls one of yoga’s purest disciplines. Christel currently studies Iyengar Yoga in the In-Depth course at iYoga Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Ivan Herger

ivan-quadrIvan Herger has been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 1996. Between 1998 and 2001 he has successfully passed the three-year Iyengar Yoga teacher training at BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute Amsterdam, taught by Clé Souren, Nanda Peek, Charles Hond and Annemieke Post. Ivan has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 2001, and has set up Iyengar Yoga Zug in 2009. Originally, he studied theoretical physics (in Basel/Switzerland, St. Petersburg/Russia, PhD in Utrecht/Netherlands), and he has worked in the financial industry for many years. From 2015 to 2019, Ivan has concentrated fully on practising and teaching yoga. Nowadays, Ivan is working in a finance start-up and he teaches yoga part-time. Ivan is also currently the president of the board of the Swiss Iyengar Yoga Association.

Marcela Arias

Marcela Arias has been practising yoga since 2007. Born in Colombia, Marcela started doing yoga in Mexico, and has then completed a 2-year hatha yoga teacher training at the Academia Chilean de Yoga in Santiago de Chile. Marcela has been practising Iyengar Yoga since 2014, and in summer 2019 she has completed her Iyengar Yoga teacher training with Wilfrid Schichl in Bern. Marcela’s original profession is fashion and graphic designer.

Tamara Verdugo

Tamara Verdugo started practising Iyengar Yoga in 2007 with Rishi Joseph and Claudia Diaz Boitano at the Mukti-Yoga-School in Santiago de Chile. Even after just a few classes she experienced how yoga helps to listen to the body and observe the mind. Gradually, she entered into the discipline which became an important part of her life. From 2012-2013 Tamara did the pre-teacher training course with José Maria Vigar (Malaga) and she participated in workshops and seminars in Chile and Argentina with Sri Faeq Biria, H.S. Arun and Gabriella Giubilaro. From 2016 to 2019 she participated in the three-year teacher training course with Kerstin Khattab in Pfäffikon SZ, and she obtained her teaching certificate in summer 2019. Tamara is regularly attending workshops and seminars to deepen her knowledge and her practise. Tamara grew up in  Guatemala and Chile, and she studied costume design and alternative therapies  (reflexology / massage). She has been living in Switzerland since 2014.