Los Angeles, CA

Hana van der Kolk, private yoga instruction, Los Angeles

Hana van der Kolk is a certified yoga teacher, dancer, and interdisciplinary artist/choreographer. Her classes are inspired by a creative blend of yoga styles, and draw on her studies of other movement techniques and awareness practices. Hana emphasizes mindfulness of the breath and a sense of play and exploration, facilitating each student to find how the yoga practice can feel relaxing as well as challenging. Hana began practicing yoga in 1998 and was certified to teach in 2002. She has completed teacher trainings with Integral Yoga, Debra Bluth, and Erich Schiffman, and has also studied with Elena Brower (Virayoga, NYC), Shiva Rea, and many wonderful teachers at Still Yoga in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Hana has studied the Alexander Technique with The Juilliard School’s Carolyn Serota. Her life-long dance training has provided her with additional knowledge of body modalities such as Body Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, and Release Technique. Hana also maintains a regular meditation practice in the Insight Meditation tradition, which is highly influential in her approach to teaching and practicing yoga.  Hana received her MFA in choreography from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures where she taught yoga and dance. She has worked with such diverse populations as deaf children, public school teachers, fire fighters, NYC police officers, plus-sized women, high school and college students, and dancers and she currently maintains a vibrant private teaching practice in Los Angeles.

Why Private and Small Group Yoga Classes?

At-home lessons happen at a time that is convenient for you and allow for a regular and concentrated practice even when life feels hectic and like there is no time for exercise or relaxation.

Private and small group yoga instruction can help students better address their personal needs including overall health concerns, areas of weakness or stiffness, and injuries.

We will go at the pace that is right for you, carefully considering the yoga practice that will best serve you. We will work on postures with mindfulness and close attention to alignment so as to be safe and effective.

You will receive thoughtful hands-on adjustments.