Madina Tanekeyeva has commenced her yoga journey by taking classes at Yoga Garden in Amsterdam, and soon after has travelled to India to study at the very source. She was lucky enough to practice under the guidance of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and V. Sheshadri in Mysore. In 2006 she has successfully completed a teacher training at the most prominent Dutch studio, "Yoga Moves", in Utrecht.
Thereafter Madina started teaching ashtanga vinyasa classes and workshops at Karunika studios in Amsterdam under Yogamandala project. In 2010 together with Claudia Pradella she has founded Astanga Yoga School Amsterdam (AYSA), the first ashtanga dedicated yoga school in the Netherlands. AYSA offered regular Mysore classes, workshops as well as seminars with guest teachers like Govinda Kai, Michael Hamilton, Radha & Pierre etc. Madina has paid regular annual visits to Kazakhstan to organize and lead many workshops in Almaty, her home town, working closely with "Asfadel" yoga studios.
In collaboration with Wendy Manders (Yoga Sucasa, Leiden), Madina has organized yearly Yoga Holiday / Retreat in the Netherlands. In 2011 she has been teaching yoga to a female youth volleyball team in Amsterdam. Meanwhile she continued teaching yoga related workshops in yoga studios in the Netherlands. Believing in the fact that we have a whole life to practice yoga she cares about making this journey joyful and painless, based on energy and breath awareness, correct alignment and diligence.
Madina is an ashtanga vinyasa practitioner and teacher. She studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, V. Sheshadri, Radha & Pierre, Rolf & Marci, Nancy Gilgoff, Eileen Gauthier and many others. She was a co-founder of Astanga Yoga School Amsterdam, the very first ashtanga dedicated studio in Amsterdam. Madina teaches workshops in the Netherlands, UK, Australia and Kazakhstan. She is currently residing in Sydney, where she continues teaching and writing on yoga
"Your practising the dharma is not just for me, in the same way that taking of medicine is not for the doctor. It is in order to cheer up others and blossom their lives."
Chogyam Trungpa in a poem to his wife and student, Diana Mukhpo.
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