SAIDASANA:

Asana, Healing and Happiness.

 
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Saida’s teaching is inspired by her own experience with yoga over the past 15 years and is mainly influenced by her trainings in Vinyasa yoga, Yin Yoga and Womens Yoga.

 
Saida van der Valk - Owner of Saidasana

Asana

Saida, originally from Amsterdam, is a multilingual certified RYT500+hrs Yoga Alliance teacher, who also holds a Masters degree in International Relations. Saida is certified as a Yoga teacher since 2011 and has been facilitating yoga in Ibiza in the form of private and group classes and at retreats since 2013. Her yoga journey started in 2004 when she took an Iyengar yoga course while studying. Countless classes at different yoga schools and various courses followed in the years after as yoga became her go to practice and philosophy.


Healing

Before settling on Ibiza, Saida followed her heart around the world on an extensive healing journey that went from meditating in Mexico, to doing research in the Brazilian Amazon, heart opening chanting and attending satsangs with masters in India to studying yoga in Bali and teaching yoga in the Caribbean. In her teachings she integrates the different healing traditions that she studied and practiced internationally over the past decade such as Ayurveda, Thai Yoga Massage and Vipassana meditation.


Happiness

Connecting with nature and the elements have also been a source of happiness and healing for Saida, hence her preferred island lifestyle. Besides the elemental inspiration other influences in her life that you will feel in her classes are those of Bhakti yoga, the yoga of the heart. Saida´s conscious and warm presence creates a safe container for your yoga practice- in which you are invited to calm and focus the mind, open and expand the body, and move from head to heart. To learn more about the type of classes she offers click here.

 
 

Smiling is mouth yoga

-Thich Nhat Hanh

 
 
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Yoga & other holistic education

 

  • Womens Yoga Teacher Training, High Vibe Yoga 200 hrs RYT (2019) Bali

  • Yin & Yang approach to Yoga Therapy, advanced Teacher Training, Yoga Therapy Mallorca 300 hrs RYT (2016-2018)

  • Yoga Anatomy course, Yoga International 20hrs Yoga Alliance (2018)

  • Vinyasa Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training, Still Flowing Yoga 200 RYT (2011)

  • Donna Farhi intensive, Amsterdam (2014)

  • Swasti Yoga, 4 week intensive Hatha Yoga, India (2010/11 & 2015)

  • Sivananda Yoga Ashram, 3 weeks, Trivandrum, India (2010)


  • Kids Yoga Teacher Training, Rainbow Kids, Madrid 30hrs (2015)

  • Elemental Acroyoga Immersion, Amsterdam (2013)

  • Acroyoga Therapeutic Flying course 20hrs, Amsterdam (2012)

  • Thai Yoga Massage course 50hrs, Sunshine Network, Thailand (2011)

  • Reiki 1 & 2, Nirvana Kendra, India (2010)

  • Thai Yoga Massage course 36 hrs, Yoga Moves, Utrecht (2009)

  • Vipassana Meditation course, 4 - 10 day courses (2007-2011)