ROBERT STANGE

OWNER

Robert Stange is co-owner of Bikram Yoga Arnhem. After 14 years of full time working as a physiotherapist and remedial Cesar therapist, he decided to focus completely on teaching yoga classes in 2012.

In 2004 Robert took his first Bikram Yoga class in Amsterdam. He became very passionate about practicing Bikram Yoga soon. He participated in several Dutch Asana Yoga championships, reaching third place twice. 

In 2008 Robert finished the 500 hour Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Acapulco, Mexico. The training was headed by Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury and Emmy Cleaves. After graduating Robert started to teach at Bikram Yoga Amsterdam and in later years also at Bikram Yoga Utrecht. He combined teaching with his work as a physiotherapist.  

Yoga has become an indispensable part of his life. Yoga brings him balance. Robert experiences by practicing yoga an opening of his body, broadening of his awarenesseen and connection with his heart.

To teach the power of yoga and being part of the effects of the yoga practice on his students is for Robert something very beautiful and special. He wants to make people happy. To reconnect them to their innerself and experience growth and a better understanding of their body and mind. Robert makes use of his medical and broad yoga knowledge to make yoga accesible to as many people as possible. 

In 2015 Robert took the 200 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training at De Nieuwe Yogaschool in Amsterdam. The training was headed by Johan Noorloos and Jose de Groot.

Robert teaches besides Bikram Yoga also the Ghosh Yoga classes.  

 

ELWIN MULDER

OWNER BIKRAM YOGA ARNHEM

Elwin Mulder started to pracitice Bikram Yoga in Amsterdam in 2004. First once a week as a good cross training for his basketball practice. But soon Elwin started to notice the benefits of the Bikram Yogaserie. His busy job in the media with lots of deadlines and demanding responsibilities caused quite some tension and stress. After a couple of Bikram Yoga classes Elwin noticed that he was more relaxed in his head and body, but even more importantly he was able to deal way better with the hectic working conditons in the mediaworld. 

In the cause of the years Elwin has tried many different yoga styles with a lot of enthusiasm, but the positive health effects on body and mind he experiences the most with the Bikram Yoga serie. After some time he wanted to share his passion for yoga. In 2010 he went to the 500 hour Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in San Diego, United States. The training was headed by Bikram and Rasjashree Choudhury and Emmy Cleaves. Elwin started teaching at Bikram Yoga Amsterdam and Bikram Yoga Utrecht, before moving to Arnhem. In Arnhem he co-started the first Bikram Yoga school in Gelderland. Elwin sees daily the positive effects of the therapeutic Bikram-Ghosh yogaserie on the students of Bikram Yoga Arnhem. It makes teaching this serie very beautiful and precious.

Besides Bikram Yoga, Elwin also teaches Yin Yoga and Ghosh Yoga. He went tot the Yin Yoga training in 2015 in Amsterdam at De Nieuwe Yogaschool. The 200 hour Yin training was headed by Johan Noorloos, Skadi van Paaschen en Alison Melvin. 

 

 

IMGRACIA NUNNELY

BIKRAM YOGA DOCENT

Imgracia started to practice Bikram Yoga in February 2007 with the intention to lose weight. Although she was always active in dance, fitness, pliates, tae bo and personal training, she was unable to come to a healthy weight. By practicing Bikram Yoga she started to lose weight within a couple of months and ever since she has remained steady and has not gained extra weight. The changes that were necessary, appeared to be mostly mental and not so much physical. The mental and emotional effects of the yoga practice became more present and important, which led to a positive influence on many aspects of her life.

From the moment Imgracia started with her Bikram Yoga practice, she wanted to become a Bikram Yoga teacher. Imgracia wanted to share the benefits of the Bikram Yoga practice as she has experienced it and still does, with others. In the spring of 2013 this dream became reality. She went to the 500 hour Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angels, United States. The training was headed by Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury and Emmy Cleaves. Since her graduation Imgracia has been teaching with a lot of fun and energy at Bikram Yoga Arnhem. 

PETRA HOFS

BIKRAM YOGA DOCENT

Petra Hofs took her first Bikram Yoga class in 2007. In that period of her life the hot and challenging classes proved to be a very beneficial addittion, as cross training, to her cycling career. Becoming aware of breathing is for her one of the most important lessons from yoga. Especially when you are having a tough time during a training or a match, but when the going gets tough, you can always rely on your breath. In the time after her cycling career, the yoga became a new challenge and a new passion. It gave her a lot of fulfillment, physically and mentally. 

By exploring the possibilities and limitations of her body in the Bikram Yoga classes she learned a lot about herself. The yoga brought her foucs, concentration and clearity. In 2013 Petra went to the 500 hour Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angels, United States. The training was headed by Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury and Emmy Cleaves. In her classes Petra invites students to explore their own possibilities and let go of what no longer serves you.

 

NALINI JAGBANDHAN

BIKRAM YOGA DOCENT

When Nalini was young she trained as a traditional Indian classical dancer. This activated her body-consciousness. So fitness training didn’t appeal to her anymore. Then one day, she walked passed the Bikram Yoga school in Arnhem and decided to enroll for a class. Nalini walked in apprehensive, and after a very bodily intensive class, she felt strangely calm and energized. Wow! What an experience.

That was the start of her yoga journey and as days, months and years passed yoga became a part of her llife together with her love for food, passion for music and Indian classical dance. In 2014 Nalini participated in the Dutch Yoga Asana Championship. The first time she performed her yoga skills for an audience. That was Nalini's turning point.

For Nalini, life is about sharing knowledge and experiences. She wanted to share her experience of yoga. In the spring of 2015, Nalini attended the 500 hour Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles. The training was headed by Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury and Emmy Cleaves. Ever since returning from Teacher Training Nalini has been teaching with a lot of energy at Bikram Yoga Arnhem.

Nalini loves to share her yoga journey with you, and by doing that she becomes part of your yoga journey. She is looking forward to seeing you in one of her classes.