Hometown Vilnius, Lithuania - holding Toronto and Montreal, Canada close to heart.
My Practice Peace of mind and body. Yoga taught me how to listen to myself more carefully and take care to find balance in fitness, nourishment, and every other aspect of my life. I love vinyasa flow and power yoga for the energy and strength I feel in the other world they bring me to, yin yoga for the deep relaxation and meditation experience. Now I can't wait to experiment with barre!
Words I Live By "She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails" - Elizabeth Edwards
A Goal That Excites Me One day becoming a yoga teacher and spreading all the wellness it generates. Also, Acroyoga - how cool is that!
Community is love for and from the people that surround us.
Studio 191 is a haven, a home, a happy place.
Hometown Everywhere + Nowhere
My Practice Yoga: vinyasa flow. Movement: calisthenics, weights, dancing, tennis, kickboxing. Lifestyle: meditation (chakra based mostly), breath work, juicing and experimental baking (gluten free, vegan, sugar free), drawing, writing, chanting
Words I Live By Pain is temporary; glory is forever. We don't become surfers, yogis, marathoners overnight; we first learn to fall, sweat, laugh and enjoy the process. Then, we might not even get to our expected goal, but find other intriguing paths on the way, other ends to achieve.
A Goal That Excites Me Fitness goal: the human flag and the muscle up. Spiritual: opening up the second chakra.
Career: to motivate as many people as possible, to make them change what makes them presently unsatisfied. Lifestyle: to eat less refined sugar.
Community is to feel at home with the people around you. To not only ask how are you as a formality, but because we truly care about the lives of those surrounding us. Community is to live by happily giving and receiving with love and pleasure.
Studio 191 is an experimental studio that truly cares for it's clients, but also for it's team. It attempts to create a community in which everyone can trust each other, and thus, everyone can grow both in their career, but also as people. The same way in which the studio cares about the beauty and cleanliness of the studio space, it also cares for the smiles on its people's faces.
Hometown Arnhem, The Netherlands
My Practice I started yoga during theaterschool and I never stopped practicing. It's teaches me to listen and connect with myself.
Words I Live By Those who can hear the butterfly's sing know how clouds taste.
A Goal That Excites Me I am a student Chinese Medicine it would be dream to open up my own practise for acupuncture!
Community is a safe haven of lasting relationships and care.
Hometown Val d'Or, Canada
My Practice My first love is Vinyasa yoga. Linking breath with movement just spoke to me and it still does. However, since completing my Yoga Tune Up® (YTU) teacher training, I include many YTU poses and the therapy balls in my personal practice. I try to practice yoga daily and it tends to be a reflection of my mood and energy level. Sometimes, it is a strong practice with challenging poses that I'm working on and other times, it includes more therapy ball rolling and restorative poses. In addition, I've recently added Crossfit to my movement diet. It has increases my strength, which has in turn improved my yoga practice. To help me unwind, I roll my muscles with the YTU therapy balls. Whether I'm using them as a warm up to my yoga practice or relieving muscle aches after an intense Crossfit session, they have the added benefit of reducing my stress levels. Also, getting some fresh air by taking a walk or going for a bike ride really helps to clear my head.
Words I Live By 'Yoga is not for the flexible, it's for the willing' -Unknown / 'Perfect is the enemy of good' -Voltaire / 'If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there' -David Bowie / 'If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito' - The Dalai Lama
A Goal That Excites Me One of my goals is being able to teach yoga in Dutch. Since moving to the Netherlands, I've completed two Dutch courses in order to learn the basics. I get all excited when I understand someone's question in Dutch... and can also reply in Dutch.
Community is best summed up by this Margaret Mead quote: 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.'
Studio 191 is my hOMe away from home :)
Hometown Germany once upon a time, Londoner by heart, Amsterdam by choice
My Practice I am an ultramarathon runner but always loved yoga to feel balanced in mind & body. Nature & trails in running give me energy and on a day to day level mediation keeps me positive.
Words I Live By Happiness is a choice.
A Goal That Excites Me I am dreaming about starting a yoga teacher training course. I would also love to run more + longer - as well as coach + inspire more runners. I am also super excited about my PhD research in Law & hope to be able to make a difference for women through my research.
Community is feeling at home + being accepted the way one is.
Studio 191 is a beautiful little island that always makes me feel happy whenever I go there.
My Practice Yoga; every practice and which ever from it is, it teaches me to listen to myself and to others. Barre; love to feel the burn!
Words I Live By Breathe in the future, breathe out the past.
A Goal That Excites Me Exploring life, working on my love for interior design and helping others where ever I can to reach their goals.
Community is based on understanding, equality, a circle of friends + someplace we can be free.
Studio 191 is awesome! It wakens you, leaving with energy and a smile because every class feels like an accomplishment. We all want a perky butt!
Hometown Winnipeg Canada
My Practice Yoga, barre, pilates, pole dancing and all other forms of dance. All kinds of movement with music are deeply rooted to my soul.
Words I Live By "This isn't your practice life". Seriously- do things NOW. Take yourself out of your comfort zone and follow your heart, you don't know if you'll have another opportunity.
A Goal That Excites Me Persevering through starting my new life abroad. Overcoming obstacles and being independent- starting my Massage Therapy business and pushing myself harder than I knew I could. We are all stronger than we think we are.
Community is learning from one-another, sharing ideas and supporting each-other's dreams.
Studio 191 is a unique sanctuary of powerful beings, sharing energy and love. Instantly one of my favorite places to be since I arrived in Amsterdam!
Hometown Louisiana, USA
My Practice Relax and strengthen from within.
Words I Live By “The sea that calls all things unto her calls me, and I must embark; And alone and without his nest shall the eagle fly across the sun.”- Kahlil Gibran
A Goal That Excites Me Exploring as much of the world as I can.
Community is bringing people together to enjoy the beauty of life.
Studio 191 is a tranquil place to release stress and build friendships.
Hometown Boulder, Colorado
My Practice I have been practicing yoga on and off for 15 years. I really connected with it in last 5 years. I enjoy everything outdoors like running and hiking with my dogs. Yoga for me is a great way to keep my body strong and flexible for these sports as well as quiet my mind and helps me learn to better manage everyday stress. I love how I feel after yoga, light as a feather with no sense of urgency.
Words I Live By Dream what you want to dream; Go where you want to go; Be what you want to be, because you only have one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do. (A note that was on my nightstand in a hotel in Nepal many years ago)
A Goal That Excites Me I am still fairly new to Amsterdam. My husband and I moved here one year ago with our two dogs. We are very happy to be here and exploring as much of Europe is a good goal we have, to get out there and travel and explore as much as possible.
Community is important to me. I love Amsterdam for this reason as it feels like a small village, especially running around De Pijp. I love bumping into friends everywhere I go.
Studio 191 is a place where I can socialize and meet with friends as well as get in a great workout. I love the people and the overall vibe of the studio.
Hometown Skopje, Macedonia
My Practice Meditation, Chanting, Yoga, Vinyasa, Pranayama, Gardening, Healthy Food
Words I Live By "The sooner you step away from your comfort zone, the sooner you'll realize that it really wasn't all that comfortable."
A Goal That Excites Me Getting fit, deepening my yoga practice, learning how to teach yoga, finding balance and peace in a dynamic life.
Community is acceptance of each and everyone, no matter how different we all are.
Studio 191 is a place where I find peace, acceptance and real friendships.
Hometown Texas, USA
My Practice I started doing yoga at the beginning of the year thanks to my bestfriend who is a yoga teacher. (Shoutout to Brit) I absolutely love it now and can't imagine not practicing. Surf Yoga is my current favourite because it is an extra challenge with the whole balancing on a surfboard thing. So excited to keep going and see my personal improvements!
Words I Live By "If you want something you've never had then you've got to do something you've never done" and "Begin each day with a grateful heart."
A Goal That Excites Me Right now I'm working on getting into business school and that is super exciting to me. And also, more 191 related, I want to become better at my practice ~ as well as eventually doing a teacher training program.
Community is something I notice every time I go to the studio. You always see a lot of the same faces whilst also meeting new people. We are all coming together to get our yoga and fitness on. We are a group of people connected by the studio and whatever practice we are there for. We are supportive toward each other. This is a community!
Studio 191 is gezellig! Amazing! My place to get a bigger butt!
Hometown Amsterdam, The Netherlands
My Practice Balance is practice, practice is balance. On and off the mat finding balance and playing with it is everything in my daily life.
Words I Live By You can always change your mind.
A Goal That Excites Me One of my specific yoga goals is really just mastering the posture: Bakasana. For some reason it has been a challenge for many years but at Studio 191 I've been able to practice with several of the wonderful teachers on this and I'm starting to feel more confident ~ it's only a stretch away. Excited about that!
Community is feeling connected to the people, the place, the purpose and for that matter the practice we share.
Studio 191 is a mini melting pot where fun, inspiring, creative people come together and practice in a beautiful setting.
Hometown Haarlem/Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
My Practice I’ve started with Barre because I really liked how effective it was for my body and the combination barre + mat. But now I like to switch it up a bit with all kinds of Yoga. Especially Yin Yoga has done a lot for me since it helped a lot when I was processing some difficulties in my life.
Words I Live By The biggest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.
A Goal That Excites Me On Youtube I saw a video of a couple doing AcroYoga which I’ve watched over and over again because you could just feel the love and harmony between them. It was like they were in a peaceful world filled with the power of love - definitely a place I would like to reach with someone in my life.
Community is never feeling alone again, enjoying other beautiful creatures, the merging of hearts, finding inspiration and putting the biggest smile on each other’s faces!
Studio 191 is a room full of love, a place to find your balance and a home for everyone.
Hometown Purmerend, The Netherlands (but Nicaraguan by heart)
My Practice I started my yoga journey a few years back with high intensity classes like Vinyasa Flow and (hot) Power Yoga. Right now I prefer to take it a little bit more slow and can fully surrender and find more stillness during a Yin practice.
Words I Live By Be kind & humble; By doing what you love you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.
A Goal That Excites Me I've been busy studying the big world of Web Development and I am going to start a course soon. I am super excited to learn this new skill and - hopefully - to start a career in tech.
Community is everything & so important in a world where a lot of people are so focused on their own thing most of the time.
Studio 191 is a place where you will feel at home the first minute you step in the door :)
Hometown Manchester, UK
My Classes I love to swim, cycle and run in the Westerpark. I'm massively into Barre, Vinyasa and surf. I'm exploring meditation and trying to eat clean!
Words I Live By 'When the ego is lost, limitations are lost & creativity is found' and 'Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts'
A Goal That Excites Me To potentially become a midwife one day and travel more of the world.
Community is the power to make everyone happy and make others grow.
Studio 191 is a community where you can leave your worries and stresses behind and indulge in yourself.
My Practice I really enjoy the Barre classes and I have yet to explore all the different yoga classes that the studio has to offer.
Words I Live By "Every little thing is gonna be alright" - Bob Marley
A Goal That Excites Me is to become more in-tune with my body and to feel it become stronger!
Community is a warm environment and being surrounded by the people you love.
Studio 191 is a place that has welcomed me with open arms and the place that motivates me to become more fit and healthier!
Hometown Bogotá, Colombia
My Practice I have been practicing aerial silks for 6 months and I am in love with it. I find that my levels of productivity are higher when I am taking care of my mind and body through exercise and meditation. Seeing progress on my flexibility and strength makes my unbelievably happy.
Words I Live By Everything is impermanent, so enjoy, value and give the best of you, right now.
A Goal That Excites Me I want to master the aerial silks and hoop, but for doing so I need to improve my upper body strength, my balance and mindfulness. I believe thatyoga, barre and meditation are a great way to achieve this.
Community is a fundamental component of human nature. Being surrounded by a healthy and strong community has the power to change your perception of life.
Studio 191 is a place where you can disconnect yourself from your busy day and re-connect with you mind, body and soul.
Hometown Amsterdam, Netherlands
My Practice Surf and Barre Booty are my favorite classes so far; intense exercise with a fun twist. However, I still have many classes to discover!
Words I Live By "Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting." - David Bowie
A Goal That Excites Me after a half year of having a full time study -and work schedule, I am very happy to work on my body and mind again.
Community is a network of people that are strongly connected despite their differences
Studio 191 is so much more than merely a yoga studio. It is a peaceful, clean and open space where new friendships are made.