Teachers & Collaborators
C-IAYT Founder and teacher Montserrat G. Mukherjee’s years of training and experience together with a passionate approach to health and Yoga Therapy, is the benchmark for the inspired approach and high standards of our teaching faculty at the Yoga Therapy Institute.
A member of the teaching faculty, Esther van der Sande is a somatic neuro-psychotherapist (MA), EMDR therapist, trauma therapist, Yoga Therapist, TCTSY-facilitator and a faculty member at the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI Boston and trainer & supervisor of the Certification Program of TCTSY. Esther’s caring, knowledgeable and sensitive teachings provide an invaluable resource for integrating trauma sensitive principles into Yoga Therapy practices.
Marleen Jansen is a certified* IAYT Yoga Therapist based in The Netherlands. She is an experienced member of the teaching faculty at the Yoga Therapy Institute and works as a teacher, mentor and case study supervisor for the school. Her Yoga Nidra offerings are legendary, inducing sublime relaxation and are fondly referred to by our staff and students as “The Marleen effect”.
Suze Retera is an experienced psychologist and yoga teacher specialized in Yoga Nidra, fascia work, auto-immune disease and nervous system issues. In her teaching, she combines her knowledge of the physical and the psychological aspects of healing into an empowering, holistic approach.
Liese Van Dam has the rare quality of a true therapist. She connects with her clients and she explains even the most complex subjects in a simple and easy- to- digest way. Lisa jointly presents the Ayurveda for Yoga Therapy module, which is a required module for the 850-hour diploma course at the Yoga Therapy institute.
Violet Borneman is a research scientist, biochemist and Yoga Therapist in training, who makes scientific research accessible for everyone. Violet is the science and research teacher at the Yoga Therapy Institute, showing students how to analyze and apply scientific research articles to increase their knowledge and to support their Yoga Therapy practice.
Kristin Vikjord is an exceptional clinical psychologist who has dedicated the past decade to implementing Yoga and Mindfulness practices into traditional psychotherapeutic approaches. She will be leading our “Yoga and Mental Health” course, which will focus on reducing post pandemic stress and mental fatigue.