ASTRID VAN ZON
YIN + ANATOMY
Whilst being on a self-healing journey and wandering the world, Yoga always been Astrid’s main tool to stay healthy, compassioned and present with whatever presented itself.
Residing in ashrams and spiritual communities for many years she founded a “teaching home” in India in 2012 for 5 years, before returning to Koh Phangan.
With over 1500+ Yoga Alliance certified training hours -from which 500+ are specified in Yin Yoga and Functional/Subtle Anatomy- her fascination for how the body functions and its capability to heal itself with an holistic approach drove her to dive deeper in other therapy forms like Thai Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with Western Science and Psychotherapy.
Inspired by her Yin-masters Paul Grilley, Jo Phee, Sarah Powers and Bernie Clark, she studied with many teachers in the same lineage digging deeper and deeper into the Functional and Subtle/Holistic approach of Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Being.
In a need for even more healing, knowledge and self-development, and a strong desire to combine Science & Psychotherapy with Ayurveda and Yoga, Astrid graduated in 2017 as a Yoga Therapy Teacher and later as a Yoga-Therapist.
Astrid loves to share her passion and insights.
All her teachings are in harmony with the practitioners own body (we are all different!) and from there she is eager to find possibilities together to learn and evolve. This personal approach and attention is a main aspect you will find in all her teachings and in her
one-to-one Yoga Therapy sessions.
Another anchor for her own presence and teaching is rooted in the concept of “Alignment from Within”, combined with Meditation, the Breath, Yoga Philosophy, Selfless Service (Karma Yoga), the Art of Devotion (Bhakti Yoga) and … Contact Improvisation Dance.
Teaching TTC for a few years now she is still forever grateful for all the teachers behind the teacher, and very honoured to be part of the 200-RYT training for Orion Healing Center.