Satya & Sahaj
"The blessing of a life dedicated to awakening to our true nature from a young age brought us together, we met each other in Bali, Indonesia in May 2010, it was an unexpected encounter but for sure a perfectly arranged cosmic date.
We were born on two different continents, North America USA, Colorado, and South America, Chile in the 60'ies. Each one of us had a spiritual awakening at a young age. Sahaj when he was 21 and Satya at her 13 years old. From that moment we were set in a spiritual quest to find out "the Truth". This brought us to leave our countries and loved ones, all kinds of comfort and securities of life. We become "living yogis" and we found great richness, great masters, and authentic teachings- mostly in India, Tibet, and Nepal.
Although we walked the same path, with the same teachers and teachings, we never met until 2010. Since then it was natural to continue our walk through life together. We shared everything from the beginning with nothing but pure presence and trust. It is a natural invitation for us to embody and support each other to manifest from Truth, Love, and Joy. And this is what we share with all who come to our teachings. We are a living example that it is possible to live life fully from Truth and be in the world with all aspects of life." ~Satya and Sahaj
Satya is a yogini in heart and soul, her life has been driven by searching for Truth from a young age after a close encounter with death when she was 13 years old. When returning to her physical body she had with her the indestructible taste of no fear. After that, she consciously made life and impermanence of life her research field, with no fear she moved into all different realities, and with great curiosity to meet in the real presence the presence of others human beings with the same ground of knowing “ we all are limitless and timeless”.
Her first language to communicate from Here was drawing and painting, Yoga and meditation were her playing field where she naturally was plugged in the field of all-knowing. She didn’t really learn yoga, she remembered it. Sharing this yoga was a natural outcome, painting and yoga were her expressions until yoga took over everything in her life as a direct language and service to humanity. Satsang has come as a natural outcome of sharing the nectar with all that are ready to receive it.
Satya is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (ERYT500-RYT 500) and licensed to certify students at the 200 & 500-hour levels. She has in-depth knowledge of Vipassana and Mindfulness meditation, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin, and yoga as a way of life. Her friendly personality, contagious enthusiasm, and warm heart inspire her students to get the best out of themselves.
Since 1983. Satya has studied with a great number of prominent teachers and masters in Europe, the U.S., and India. Her first guru was Tibetan master Namkhai Norbu Rimpoche, after she met the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi that lead her to her second guru H.W.I. Poonja (Papaji), she received teachings directly from the Dalai Lama, B.K.S. Iyengar and Pattabi Jois became her third guru. She followed for about 8 years the teachings of Vipassana teacher S.N. Goenka and was inspired and influence by Parahamsa Nithyananda, Richard Freeman, Clive Sheridan, Sarah Powers, Tsultrim Allione, Dona Holleman and Orit Sen Gupta and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. "With great and humble gratitude to all my Masters that mirror the Truth and gave me the unconditional and unshakable support to manifest from Here in this eternal Now call this life" ~Satya
She started to teach in 1997 in Amsterdam. She founded: "Ashtanga Yoga Amsterdam" in 2001 with Anna Estella, Yoga Moves TT Amsterdam-Utrecht in 2002 with Hilary Menting, Ashtanga Home Amsterdam in 2003, Yoga Garden Amsterdam in 2005, Yoga Tree in 2007 Blaricum with Brenda Ooteman, Gaia Yoga TT India-Bali in 2007, with Lea Loncar and Marco Bianco, Kura Kura 2011 Retreat Center with Sahaj and Marlinda van der Hoff and finally Delight Yoga 2012 Amsterdam invited her to be partner, senior teacher and spiritual guide.
Sahaj is a dedicated yoga practitioner who has been studying and practicing yoga for 30 years. His approach to teaching is eclectic and draws from many different methods and teachings to help students align their lives towards awakening. His focus is to offer the right method for the individual according to their needs and aspirations. He is the life partner of Satya and together they are leading the Delight Yoga Teacher Training and offering guidance in the spiritual direction of the school.
At a young age, Kevin Sahaj was a martial artist. He then had a spontaneous awakening experience from which an urgency to the search for the truth was born. His first meditation teacher was SN Goenka in the Vipassana Buddhist tradition. From this ground, he studied Mahayana Buddhism with Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Nepal, Vipassana meditation in Thailand with Ajahn Buddhadasa, Zen Buddhism with Japanese zen master Hogen. Over a period of 8 years, he studied with K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. In the Viniyoga tradition with TKV Desikachar. Tibetan Yantra Yoga with Fabio Andrico and Laura Evangelista guided by Namkhai Norbu. Tibetan Bon Dzogchen with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Tibetan medicine and healing Yoga Nejang with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang.
Sahaj has a deep interest in energy healing and awakening and has studied Qi Gong, Energy Release Bodywork, and various disciplines in the field of healing from the traditional healers in Bali. There are many more important teachers and he is still learning.