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A little bit about us. We are Monique van Bemmelen and Norbert Koch and we moved to the island of Gozo, Malta several years ago from the Netherlands.  Monique has been a regular guest on the island of Gozo since 1993, when she first came here on a diving course. She immediately fell in love with the people, nature, the sea, the sun and the tranquility. The same thing happened to Norbert when he first set foot on the island in 2011. What better place to unwind and practice yoga? So we kept coming back to Gozo, sometimes up to 8 times a year, until we felt it was time to move to Gozo and make it our home.

The past five years we have organised lots of activities, from daily  group classes, to individual yoga, yoga holidays and one-day retreats. To make all of this possible we work with the best professionals on the island.


About Monique

Nice to meet you! My name is Monique and with lots of love I have been teaching outdoor yoga, meditation and private classes here in Gozo for a several years now. My aim is to make you feel your best, through yoga & meditation and by sharing what I have learned. That is why I also offer Yin Yoga, Meditation and Hatha Flow teacher training to teachers and advanced practitioners.

I tend to focus on the energetic benefits of our yoga practice. My main background in in Hatha Yoga and I studied Chakra Yoga, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation as well.  I love to mix elements of all styles together. I am certified for all of the above yoga styles, as well as for Pregnancy Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, Slow Flow, Yoga Nidra Restorative Yoga and Ayurveda.

I studied Hatha Yoga at Saswitha Teacher Training for Yoga & Philosophy in the Netherlands,  Vinyasa at Balasz Heller in Malta,  and Yin at Arhanta Yoga Ashrams in the Netherlands. My advanced courses I did at My Vinyasa Practice in Austin Texas and The New Yoga School of Amsterdam. At the moment I study Yoga Therapy at the Yoga Therapy Institute of Amsterdam.

I am Yoga Alliance registered as an E-RYT 500 and YACEP. This means that I continuously educate myself further and I comply with the highest quality standards in yoga education. Also, as a YACEP I offer Continuous Education to other teachers and more advanced yogis. Our Yoga School has a RYS-200 registration with Yoga Alliance.

Right now I teach several group classes and private classes every day, which I enjoy immensely. Next to that I take people from all over the world out into nature on my yoga safaris.  And I teach my Yoga Teacher Training program four times a year. I love to meet new people and learn new things, so I keep studying to learn more about yoga and about a healthy lifestyle. Every once in a while I share what I learn on my blog and on Instagram and Facebook

In my free time I love to go on long hikes and to sing mantras. That is why I am really happy to include hiking and mantras for those who enjoy that,  in all our retreats. Find about more about our retreats here.

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About Norbert

Namaste! I am a  Hatha yoga teacher with a background in physical education. I have studied Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga at Arhanta Yoga Ashram in the Netherlands and Vinyasa Yoga at My Vinyasa Yoga in Texas. I am registered with Yoga Alliance International as E-RYT 200, RYT-500 and YACEP, which means that I also teach in our teacher trainings. Hatha Flow is my thing and I invite anyone to come to my Hatha Flow classes if you are on the island.

As from 2019 I guide Hatha Flow by the Sea sessions several times a week in Qbajjar Bay near Masalforn. I combine breathing, strength and flexibility in my yoga sessions. I love to teach outdoors, because being in contact with the elements adds a lot of extra energy to every work-out I guide. Next to that I offer guided tours in which I combine yoga, meditation and  hiking in the most beautiful places on the island.

Next to my yoga sessions and teacher training,  I organise our retreats. Should you want to know more about our retreats, please visit Yoga, hiking and meditation retreats

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