Emma Leufkens

When I was 16 years old, I moved from Limburg to Rotterdam. Here I started with the ballet academy Codarts. It was an exploration of how my body worked, what it could do and how strong I could become. During this time I learned a lot about my body. Despite these technical lessons, the ballet academy did not offer me the chance to make a connection with myself. I quit the academy and went looking for how I could not only get better or stronger with movement, but also how my body could tell me something about myself.


I came into contact with yoga when I started my HRM study at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. After the first lessons I knew that I could learn something from myself through yoga. I am convinced that all the answers are already in yourself. But that we are not always willing to listen to it. I don't either. It is an ongoing learning process that always remains interesting!


Continuing to accept your limitations and possibilities is the biggest challenge on the path of your own development. Yoga offers that dialogue with yourself. I hope to facilitate this dialogue in a way that makes people feel safe and challenged. The boundaries are searched with consideration of yourself.


After taking lessons myself for 10 years, I wanted to pass on this knowledge. I followed the 500-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training at Svaha Yoga Amsterdam, and found that safety and good technical instruction are important to me in teaching yoga. As a teacher I will always take a personal approach and I will take you with a lot of enthusiasm.