WE ARE Y4ALL

All of our teachers are highly knowledgeable and experienced in teaching yoga at all levels. The majority of the team have completed the Y4All Yoga Teacher Training, and although we have a house style the individuality of all our teachers shines through in every class and event.

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Nicole Rudschinat

director & TEACHER TRAINER YOGA / PILATES / AERIAL FLOW (DE/EN)

Certifications:

• Jivamukti NYC 800H Yoga Certificate
• Pilates on 5th Pilates Certificate
• Anti Gravity New York Certificate
• E-RYT 200

Nicole is a real flower child, having first come into contact with yoga when she was small. In a playful manner she learned 'Down Dog, 'Crow' and 'Tree' while practising with her mother in the garden every morning. She has been in love with yoga ever since.

Nicole has travelled the world as a yoga teacher and has taught at many places: New York, Miami, L.A. as well as Munich, Hamburg and Berlin, where she taught at the Jivamukti Center. Whilst she has her own yoga studio in the heart of Berlin, she currently also teaches courses and holds workshops at Soho House Berlin. With more than 10,000 Teaching Hours, countless Teacher Trainings as Lead Trainer, several Yoga & Pilates DVDs and more than 1,000 Training Hours in Yoga & Pilates at international yoga centres like Jivamukti New York, the equally famous Laughing Lotus Center New York, Pilates on Fifth in New York, the Anti Gravity Aerial Center in New York and the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in India, Nicole is one of Europe's leading teachers.

Her powerful Vinyasa Flow Yoga is challenging and physically demanding. Her anatomical knowledge allows her to teach a healthy and 'clean' yoga technique that leads to a practice without injuries. Lastly, it is her lightness and nonconformity that ensures her students never lose the fun in their practice and lets them get into a groove with disco & funk and pop & electro in her classes.

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    Jonas Asmelash

    director & TEACHER TRAINER YOGA / PILATES / AERIAL FLOW (DE/EN)

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Y4ALL 200H Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 100H Advanced Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 50H Pilates Certificate
    • Y4ALL 50H Aerial Yoga & Fitness Certificate
    • E-RYT 500
    • YACEP Teacher

    Lawyer, entrepreneur, globetrotter - and a huge yoga fan. That’s Jonas in a nutshell. As a long-time boxer and basketball player he could never really get enthusiastic about yoga and other 'girl stuff'. But Nicole convinced him to do at least one class with her before making up his mind about it. He did. And he has never looked back. During a yoga journey to the USA in 2012 they both decided to finally open their own Studio in Berlin.

    Jonas studied International Law & Business in Hamburg, Shanghai and Philadelphia and successfully worked for international law firms and internet start up companies for many years, before Nicole asked him to join her. And he did not hesitate for a moment when the idea became a studio.

    As a student, Jonas worked in pro bono legal clinics and also helped teenagers from difficult homes with their school work. Therefore it was always clear that Y4ALL would become not just a just a normal yoga studio, but a studio with a  non profit side that would allow children and teenagers to receive free yoga classes. Thus the idea for Y4Kids emerged.

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    Marta Bylicka

    Studio Manager & Teacher Yoga (EN)

    Certifications:

    • Vinyasa 200H Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 100H Advanced Yoga Certificate
    • E-RYT 200
    • YACEP Teacher

    Marta has been practicing and teaching yoga for nine years. She started teaching while pursuing her undergraduate studies, but it was only after she completed her master's degree that she realised sharing her passion for yoga through teaching was the right path for her.

    For Marta the practice of yoga is a moving meditation. Over the course of many years, her practice has grown to encompass much more than just time on the mat: it has seeped into every facet of her inner and outer life and has been a catalyst for transformation, leading to a more balanced and peaceful life.

    Over the past six years Marta has been teaching yoga in the UK, Spain and Germany where she now resides. She is currently teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga classes in Berlin and continuing to deepen her personal practice. 

    As an avid traveler, Marta has had the opportunity to study with yoga teachers from around the world. In addition to studying Ashtanga in Mysore, India under Sharath Jois, she has been fortunate to practice with Kino MacGregor, Lino Miele, Asta Caplan among others, and to complete a teacher intensive with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor in Boulder, Colorado. 

    Her study of anatomy, philosophy, chanting and meditation have complimented her understanding of yoga. Marta also highly values the insights and experiential knowledge gained through a dedicated daily practice of Ashtanga and the importance of developing a gentle approach toward oneself and others. As a teacher and practitioner, Marta recognises the value of the teacher-student relationship and the yoga community for support in firmly establishing one's practice. She aspires to help others grow on the path of yoga and beyond.

    Maverick Queck

    teacher                                       YOGA (DE/EN)

    Certifications:

    • Y4ALL 200h Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 100H Advanced Yoga Certificate
    • E-RYT 200

    Maverick came from Singapore to Germany in 1984 as a scholarship to the Heinz-Bosl-Foundation, Munich, for classical dance. In 1985, while taking his diploma at the Musikhochschule in Munich, he worked on a musical. From this time on, he has appeared in stage and drama performances on stages all over the world. Since 1995 he is also an actor in film and television productions. 

    He found yoga in 2005. He thought he could improve his golfing game, and succeeded. However, yoga worked its magic and his enthusiasm grew and the spiritual aspects of the practice began to permeate all areas of his life. 

    He learned and practiced with countless instructors: Colette Ward (Infinity Yoga, Glasgow), Paul & Suzee Grilley, Mark Whitwell, Sheri Celetano (Laughing Lotus, New York), Dechen Thurman, Yogeswari, Nicole Rudschinat, Cyndi Lee, Sarah Powers and Gabriela Bozic, as well as all the many others, who helped to sharpen his perception of yoga and the world. In 2010, Maverick trained as a teacher at Paul & Suzee Grilley in Hamburg and in 2011 at Chakra Theory and Practice in Singapore.  

    Corinna Fuchs

    teacher                                       YOGA / PILATES (DE/EN)

    Certifications:

    • Y4ALL 200H Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 100H Advanced Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 50H Pilates Certificate
    • E-RYT 200

    Yoga is one of Corinna's biggest passions and became a life-changing experience for her. A few years ago when she took her first yoga class everything fell into place. In summer 2015 came the second special encounter for Corinna. The unique yoga studio Y4ALL set in a converted factory building in Berlin became her second home.

    Little do we realise the peace and harmony that can be found just within us. Hence, yoga for Corinna represents the best means to discover that inner connection, living a life more aware, harmonious and balanced than ever. Besides the physical benefits achieved through yoga, this self-actualisation is something she instantaneously wanted to share with other people. With precise hands-on assists along creative yoga sequences, and her ambition to constantly move her teaching to a higher level, Corinna leads her students safely but with great fun through the practice - in yoga and pilates.

    Corinna offers dynamic flowing classes suitable for all levels, juiced up by heart-compelling music, which is her second passion. Not only in her regular yoga practice, but also in the music she finds a very special sense of spirituality in her daily life. Therefore, her yoga sessions are surrounded and inspired by all sorts of music from ritual dance, ancient Indian mantras over to deep house beats and instrumental sounds. This creates a lightweight and easy atmosphere for the physical yoga practice on the mat, allowing a mindful escape from the treadmill of everyday life.

    AVA Von DÜSTERLHO

    teacher                                       YOGA / PILATES (DE/EN)

    Certifications:

    • Y4ALL 200H Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 100H Advanced Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 50H Pilates Certificate
    • E-RYT 200

    From an early age Ava has been a constant seeker - for the bigger picture, the deeper meaning - and has become closer to finding these via artistic expression. During childhood Ava started dancing and playing the piano, writing and first and foremost acting - which she turned into a career right after she graduated high school. After extensive acting studies in Germany and New York she started working in film, television, commercials and theatre straight away. Six years ago she listened to the calling of her heart and moved from Munich to Berlin.

    Year after year the feeling inside her grew stronger that her soul was still searching for a higher purpose. Ava still felt there was more to her existence than acting and dancing. One night she wished very strongly that something would enter her life and show her the way to that higher purpose. On the very next day she joined Nicole Rudschinat's yoga class. Ever since that very moment, a whole new world has opened up for Ava. It has a deep, meaningful focus on what is really important to her. But most importantly it feels like finally coming home.

    Ava's deepest wish and biggest desire is for her to pass on one of the heartfelt lessons that Yoga has taught her - life is not about what you do, but how you do it. It is intensity, honesty and authenticity that are most important to Ava and she is trying to pass that on in each and every of her classes. That´s why her teaching is personal and most importantly free of any competitive or performance element. She is giving the lessons that she herself would like to receive.

    KATHARINA KAUSCH

    teacher                                       YOGA / PILATES/ FITNESS (DE/EN)

    Certifications:

    • Y4ALL 200H Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 100H Advanced Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 50H Pilates Certificate
    • E-RYT 200

    "To me, being human means to be on the move, regardless of whether we move our thoughts or bodies. Yoga is a universal form of conscious movement. By doing it, the individual learns to apprehend herself as a whole and reach out to the present moment. From the bottom of my heart, I thank all yoga teachers for their formative influence and the unforgettable hours I shared with them, especially Nicole and Jonas as well as Petra Martin and Faye Smith."

    In addition to studying philosophy and movie science Katharina Kausch has been working as a fitness trainer for 12 years. Yoga accompanied her life for a long time "like one of these special friends whom you meet every now and then and are instantly able to connect with and talk to about life, no matter how much time has passed." Nicole and Jonas took care that the 'conversation' did not break off again. Katharina joyfully completed the Y4ALL Teacher training 2015 with them and ever since is working in their studio as yoga and pilates trainer.

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    AGA SCHILLERT

    teacher                                       PILATES/ FITNESS (DE/EN)

    Certifications:


    • Y4ALL 50H Pilates Certificate
     

    Aga Schillert, born in Poland, has been living and working in Berlin for 15 years now. Sport was always important in her life and she has a lot of experience in different sports. Her love for Pilates evolved as she came to Berlin.

    The love of pilates was so huge that she immediately undertook a professional pilates training. Every hour of pilates has a fluent flow with a focus on restoring the powerhouse and the deep muscles. Pilates makes the muscles longer and slight, while regular training reduces fat and allows muscles to build up. Aga teaches with authority and grace and has a deeply loyal Berlin following.

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    Cristina Dima

    teacher                                       YOGA (DE/EN)

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Y4ALL 200H Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 100H Advanced Yoga Certificate
    • E-RYT 200

    Cristina discovered yoga many years ago when she was living in Bucharest and tried several styles and teachers but it was the passion and the freedom she felt at Y4ALL that encouraged her to take the first steps towards teaching yoga.

    She completed the 200hr Y4ALL teacher training in Bali under the guidance of Nicole and Jonas and is currently undergoing her 100-hour apprenticeship program. She believes that a strong daily personal practice and applying the yoga teachings in everyday life are the most important elements of her journey as a teacher.

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    Eileen Möwe

    teacher                                       YOGA (DE/EN)

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Y4ALL 200H Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 100H Advanced Yoga Certificate
    • E-RYT 200

    Eileen travelled far and wide to discover her love for yoga. During a longterm stay in South Africa it was in fact her Airbnb host who took her to her first class. 

    „To me practicing yoga asana feels like pressing the reset button. Being able to work on the body and mind in a way that instantly shifts your entire perspective for the better is amazing to me.“ 

    After she enjoyed a successful career as an international fashion buyer until 2016, Eileen currently exercises her creativity as a freelance stylist. She loves the arts, music and the joy of life in general.

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    Franka Schuster

    teacher                                       YOGA (DE/EN)

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Y4ALL 200H Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 100H Advanced Yoga Certificate
    • E-RYT 200

    With a background in contemporary ballet, Franka has always been interested in learning about functional movement and the body itself. On finding Yoga, she felt she had discovered a way of movement that felt truly strengthening and challenging whilst allowing to connect at a deeper level internally. Yoga started to make sense to her, when the sequences of intense asanas were completed by music, breathing exercises, spiritual influences and meditation. Working in the fast-evolving event and digital environment as a project manager, she finds the perfect balance in practicing and teaching yoga.

    Franka completed her 200 hr Y4ALL Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with Nicole and Jonas in 2017 in Bali and is currently undergoing the 100 Advanced TT in Berlin. She brings an energetic, soulful style to classes. Her love of movement has taken her around the world, trying out many styles and studios, incorporating Dynamic Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Power Yoga. Franka’s classes focus on creative flows and balanced energy, and she aims to help her students reach beyond their perceived limitations and to support their hidden strengths

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    Julia Meyer

    teacher                                       YOGA (DE/EN)

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Y4ALL 200H Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 100H Advanced Yoga Certificate
    • E-RYT 200

    Sport has always played a big role in Julia´s life, most notably athletics and basketball. After a bad knee injury slowed down her sporting ambitions, Julia discovered her love for yoga, attending her first yoga class with Nicole more than six years ago.

    Julia is fascinated by all aspects of yoga: the physical practice plus the holistic approach and history. After travelling many times to the birthplace of yoga, India, Julia was convinced to make yoga a key part of her life and pass on her passion to others. Julia has practiced Ashtanga and studied Ayurveda in Mysore and regularly attends workshops with teachers from all over the globe to deepen her practice and knowledge.

    Yoga is a way to life more conscious for Julia, calm down from a daily routine and a hectic lifestyle, especially in a city like Berlin. Yoga to her means to live more focussed, aware of yourself, your body as well as your surroundings.

    Julia`s Vinyasa classes are powerful and physically demanding but welcome all levels of students. Her interest in music and selection for her classes support a dynamic flow. 

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    Iga Kowalczyk

    teacher                                       YOGA (DE/EN)

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Y4ALL 200H Yoga Certificate

    Iga was born into an artistic family in Poland, where dance and classical music were a big part of daily life. After graduating Ballet School she moved to Paris to work as a professional dancer. In 2009 convinced by a friend, Iga took her first yoga class. She immediately fell in love. Despite an extensive background in dance, she realized the practice was challenging and increased her core strength, flexibility and energy. Yoga was also the perfect release after a stressful day.

    She discovered how much of a positive impact her practice had on her life, both mentally and physically, as it has helped her get through many difficult times while working as a professional dancer around the world. After moving to Berlin Iga decided to deepen her practice with Nicole and Jonas and she realized she want to share her passion and practice with others so she eagerly continued her journey by completing Y4ALL TT in 2017 in Bali.

    Iga seeks to pass on her knowledge and practice with her students through her teaching of alignments based classes focused on combining breath and movement. She hopes to help others develop body awareness and a balance between flexibility and strength, as well as connection with their most honest self.

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    Karina Lawatsch

    teacher                                       YOGA (DE/EN)

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Y4ALL 200H Yoga Certificate
    • Y4ALL 100H Advanced Yoga Certificate
    • E-RYT 200