Meet the Younion Yoga team

Angela Blank Nationality: Swiss

Yoga is not about crossing your feet behind your head. It is about your indivdiual body and your self. In my 200hrs Teacher Training with Rachel Zinman and John Weddepohl I learned to individually adapt postures to different needs and I was introduced to the teachings of Selfknowledge (Vedanta), an ancient yogic philosophy still applicable in modern times. I love to challenge my students on a physical as well as a mental level but at the same time provide a lot of room for balance and relaxation.

Teaching styles: Hatha Flow, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga

Education:
200hrs ISHTA Yoga with Rachel Zinman and John Weddepohl, Byron Bay, Australia
300hrs Vinyasa Yoga with Olive Ssembuze, Joan Hymann, Jeanne Heileman, Zurich Switzerland
50hrs The Subtle Body with Jeanne Heileman
50hrs Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Tune Up with Noah Mazé
50hrs Yin Yoga with Josh Summers
30hrs Geometry of Yoga: Adjustments with David Regelin


Justin Jerz Nationality: USA

Yoga changed my life. Before yoga, I was living a sedentary lifestyle and dealing with the pressures of school and work. These became my excuses for having no time for anything else. While I was in college, a friend of mine told me of the wonderful experiences and health benefits she gained from practicing yoga, and I enrolled in a semester of yoga to satisfy my physical education requirements, and to hopefully improve my health, which was slowly, but noticeably, declining.

It wasn't on the first day of class, or the second, but the day came when I noticed a true transformation was beginning to take place within myself. I had more energy, I was less stressed, and I simply felt happier. My motivation to do more yoga grew, and my health and happiness grew with it.

Yoga can be and is, for everyone. As a teacher, I aim to help others find a practice of their own, and be a helping hand on their path to health and happiness.


Camilla Rooney Nationality: GB
I began practicing yoga 4 years ago. I was at a point in my life where I’d just ventured into the “real world”. I had found my way into a demanding, rapidly growing start up company, and was left very overwhelmed and out of my depth. I began going to a yoga studio near me, and; although I didn't identify this fully at the time, looking back I can see that the classes allowed me to find a sense of steadiness, a space in which I felt safe and held and gave me somewhere that I could be true to how I was feeling. I began to come to the realisation that yoga really was becoming a type of medicine for me. It allowed me to ground and look after myself, I wanted to keep this medicine available to me, always.

About 2 years into my practice, I felt called to dive deeper into my own practice, and the teachings of yoga. At the start of 2017 when my partner was offered a job in Zurich, I used this opportunity to take the plunge and train as a Yoga Teacher, developing the skills to be able to offer up this incredible medicine of yoga to the public. I completed my 200 Hour Teacher Trainer with the incredible teachers Leila Sadeghee & Bridget Luff, who focus on an anusara-inspired vinyasa yoga.

I believe that yoga can be tailored to provide a particular, unique medicine for everyone; be it finding stillness, wringing out life's stresses and tensions, or focusing on biomechanics to help heal strains and injuries.

Susi Burkhardt Nationality: Swiss

I really enjoy working with and understanding people, their bodies and what makes them tick. I have particular interests in Reiki and Aura Healing and have completed courses in both topics but want to continue this and learn more.

My goal is to help others to make healthy decisions and improvements, both physically and mentally, and to teach people how to be more mindful, create some calm and take time to look after themselves.