The yogastyle I’m using in my class is “Hatha yoga”: the branch of yoga which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses asana’s (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation to work on a healthy body and a clear and peaceful mind. “Hatha” can be translated in two ways: “the yoga of activity” or the “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance.

The yoga postures in hatha yoga make the spine supple and promotes circulation in all tissues, glands and organs. The postures stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility. Each pose follows the other in a slow flow, paying attention to the correct allignment of your body in each posture. By using your  breath, you can release all tension in your body and come to full relaxation.

"It never gets easier,
you just get stronger"



And welcome to my page! My name is Tessa and I teach Hatha yoga classes @ The Rub in Amsterdam. My yoga journey started about 10 years ago. One of the significant benefits Yoga has had for me was to help overcome the back pains I was suffering from, by strenghtening my muscles and working on my posture.

I started my training with Deesi Stunnenberg, specialised teacher at Yoga tegen Rugpijn. Her teacher course taught me the special techniques and postures based on the Medical yoga of B.K.R.Iyengar. These techniques are supporting especially for people who suffer from back and shoulder pains. I use these techniques during my Hatha yoga classes and also give private customised classes and workshops.

In 2015 I attended one year of the Raja Yoga teacher training with Annemiek Latour. This expanded my knowledge about the philosophy behind the yoga lifestyle.
My classes are all about strengthening, extending and relaxing the muscles.
I teach small and intimate groups, enabling me to give everyone the personal guidance and attention they need to grow in their own personal way.

For me yoga is a way to bring (physical) happiness into life.


Anouk Machielsen

After a long search for the right yogaclasses I now found the one I’m very enthousiastic about. Yoga classes by Tes are truly a gift. Not only because of the yoga form: relaxing but still active but mostly because of her way of teaching. Because of the personal attention she is giving you during the class you will learn how to correct yourself in a pose to feel what’s the right and wrong. I always feel very comfortable and I’m always going home feeling great. And when the weather is good we do classes outdoor in the park!

Anouk Machielsen
Melanie van der Storm

I can totally recommend Tessa’s yoga classes – they are dynamic, of high quality and fun! I am a beginner at yoga however the classes are organised in a way that it fits every level of experience. What I love about the classes is that the groups are small and Tessa gives personal guidance to everyone in the class. Tessa does a fantastic job in encouraging the group to improve their yoga skills every class. So if you are looking for a great yoga teacher and a great vibe in the class look no further!

Melanie van der Storm
Maartje Knaap

I very much recommend the Yoga classes by Tes! Every class you will be surprised again with different poses which she will teach you in a relaxing way. The group ambience is very relaxed. It makes you going home with a very “Zen” feeling after every class.

Maartje Knaap

is the journey of the self,
through the self,
to the self


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