about us.

Catarina Silva is a Yoga teacher and Balinese massage therapist. Originally from Portugal, she started her Yoga practice in 2008. After moving to Amsterdam, she explored other styles of this beautiful practice and decided to take a teacher training (200 h Hatha-Vinyasa in Kerala, south of India). Since then Cata has been living between Amsterdam and South East Asia, teaching and studiyng Yoga. She has been trained also in Yoga Nidra (20 h, Amsterdam) and Yin Yoga (100 h, Bali) and she loves the restorative practices and the benefits of finding the balance of the Yin and Yang in our lives. 

Thierry Schneiders is a certified Kundalini yoga, Vinyasa and Yin yoga teacher. He started with Iyengar yoga 20 years ago, in his home town Amsterdam and practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in London before in 2014 he discovers Kundalini Yoga in Barcelona. Taken by the potency and completeness of the method, he certifies 6 years later as a Kundalini Yoga teacher. Thierry takes you on a journey to unlock the potential residing inside. By opening the energy channels and using the healing quality of the breath the practice will balance your nervous system and build resilience - allowing you to go through life with your heart as the compass for your choices. 

Regina Ehlers has been a yoga practitioner since 1992. After learning the Iyengar method she gained an appreciation of the meditative flow of postures in Ashtanga Yoga. Having studied with Sri K Pattabhi Jois & Sharath Rangaswami in Mysore for several years she was authorized to teach this method. She taught in her hometown São Paulo & in Goa for many years before coming to live in Portugal. For her the meaning of this practice lies in the nourishing and empowering mindful quality and this is what she looks to share with her students in her open self practice classes. 

Daniel Schudt is a certified massage therapist, yoga teacher, FRC® Mobility trainer and dedicated surfer. He´s been practicing yoga since 2004 and is teaching since 2009. His passion for the therapeutic application of yoga and scientifically based movement practices as well as meditation & pranayama started after an injury many years ago. With his knowledge and more than 15 years of experience in holistic bodywork and teaching he makes everyone feel comfortable & safe in class. Daniel is co-creator of the Dawn Collective Shala where he offers treatments, personal training and group classes. 

Mary Bonett. A proponent of teaching Yoga as a practice of self-enquiry with a trauma-informed approach; Mary facilitates an inclusive environment of non-judgement, self-compassion and curiosity. Practicing Yoga since 2002 and teaching since 2014, she is fascinated by us, our relationship to ourselves and the world around us. She believes in our innate capacity to heal by reconnecting to our body and nervous system through breath, movement and meditation.