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"



My name is Tessa (30) and I’m a yoga teacher! 10 years ago I started my personal yoga journey in Amsterdam by trying out different yoga schools to find out what form I like the most and which style suits me best. Over the years I’ve developed my own expertise by practising yoga weekly. 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. For me yoga is a way to bring (physical) happiness into life. Therefore in 2015 I decided to take it to a next level and started a Raja Yoga course to enable me to teach others what I love doing so much. I finished my first year Raja yoga and started “Yoga by Tes”, teaching yoga to others, both indoors and outdoors. I teach in small intimate groups, enabling me to really allow everyone the personal guidance and attention they need.


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


Hangover yoga

Hangover yoga

22 oktober 2016

Are you hung over from all the ADE party-ing? Try a few yoga poses to start the weekend fresh again. Get rid of your headache and get energized! “yoga helps to cure what need not be endured and to endure what cannot be cured” Downward dog pose (see photo above) Forward bends can help to relieve … Read More

Yoga by Tes – New studio opening!

Yoga by Tes – New studio opening!

18 augustus 2016

Welcome to the “Yoga by Tes” blogpage and the very first blog written on my brand new website! I’m am so excited to start sharing my yoga experiences with you and to talk about the mind, body, health and the things which give me my inspiration! It’s truly a gift made possible by two people who … Read More


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