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Anne Soffer

Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Toegankelijke Yoga and Yoga Nidra at Yoga Minds Amstelveen. Lead Teacher at the YMA.

Before I started the practice of yoga, I have been practicing classical and modern dance. From my youth onwards, I could always very clearly feel the effect of physical movement on my whole being. In my early twenties I discovered yoga and at first it reminded me of dancing. But as in dance, the focus is more external, in Yoga it’s all about what’s inside.

"The mind and body are not connected,
they are the same thing".

-Amy Matthews, Embodied Asana

The practice of Yoga is our way in. Unraveling whatever it is that's in our way to experience what is already there, our wholeness and it’s full potential. Life is movement, it is forever dynamic. My greatest gift of Yoga is the guts it gave me. The spirit to dare to be aware on it’s ebbs and flows. This is a great life intensifier on all the planes.
I warmly invite you to join my classes, and get to know yourself a bit better.

Anne is a 1000+ hr registered Yoga Teacher at the Independent Yoga Network. In 2016 she finished the Advanced Yoga Anatomy training with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews and she participated in the Anatomy Trains in Motion course with Karin Gurtner. In 2017 she attended Leslie Kaminoff’s Advancing Therapeutic Education weekend in Germany. Anne holds a Bachelor Course Credit in both Anatomy & Physiology.  The following year she took part in Dr. Thomas Myers Body Reading Masterclass and completed the course “What's the fuzz?” by Gil Hedley, Ph.D. In 2020 Anne participated in Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen's summer series 1&2. The next year she participated in the dissection course “Anatomy Inside The Upper Extremity” in the Amsterdam UMC led by  Karl Jacobs MSc.  In January 2022 she finished her Floor Barre teacher training course. In March she completed the Somatic Movements Education module “Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses” (42hrs)  from Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen led by Gloria Desideri in Italy. Anne occasionally writes yoga related articles for Yogi Times and Elephant Journal and she is the Dutch representative for the European Yoga Federation.

According to Anne, being a teacher of Yoga implies being a constant student of Yoga.
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