Hi! I’m Jade (31), founder of The Rub! For the past 8 years I’ve happily been working in the massage-industry. After my study to become a massage therapist I worked at serveral major massage studio’s in Amsterdam, including Dokter Feelgood, Het Conservatorium Hotel and SOAP treatment store. Over time I gained experience and learned a lot about modern massage techniques.
Skills I could implement in giving treatments at my very first – co-owned – studio. Massage Boutique was a raging success and it empowered me to take the next big step: start a very own studio!
Olá! I am Diana Bezugo, I have Portuguese roots and I am living in Amsterdam. I graduated as physiotherapist, did many specific trainings such as manual therapy, sports, baby massages, spa & beauty treatments and I have been a therapeutic massage and hot stones trainer.
The approach I have makes the difference on my massages: with consciousness that everyone is unique therefore same symptoms may have different origins I look at a you as a whole and not to a specific complaint. If you want I will analyse several factors like your posture, your hobbies, your energy blockages and profession to help you understand what is the cause of your pain.
Along these years the pursuit for answers lead me beyond the common/occidental medicine and far more into the relation between the human’s body, mind & energy as I developed what was lying dormant within me with energetic medicines.
Hello! My name is Maria Torres, born and raised in Colombia then moved to United States where I learn massage and therapeutic work in 2001. In my search for growth, I traveled overseas to discover new landscapes and cultures… Living in Amsterdam now, enjoying this beautiful city and carrying on my passion and practice through the healing power of touch!
My area of expertise is Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Stretching and Trigger Points, the ideal combination for deep tissue therapeutic treatments. I am also trained in Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, relaxation techniques and Reiki (energy work).
For several years I practiced Taiko -traditional Japanese drumming, a martial art as well as a powerful instrument which philosophy taught me discipline, strength and confidence in life and everything I do.
Helping others has always brought big fulfillment to my life, and massage has been and continues to be the greatest instrument to my purpose. It’s greatly satisfying to assist in relaxation or pain relief. I look forward to working with you!
Hi I’am Dana. I am a Registered Massage Therapist originally from Canada and studied Remedial Massage with a 2200 hour course. I specialize in Swedish, Pregnancy and Deep Tissue treatments.
In my treatments, I try to focus on on the mind and body connection for total wellbeing. I understand how important it is to have time for yourself- and love allowing others to relax. I enjoy my work greatly, and love the positive energy that my clients and I give to each other.
I appreciate how each and every client is unique, and look forward to tailoring a session that fits your specific needs.
Alicia completed her 702 hours training at the Massage Arts Center of Philadelphia in 2008 Philadelphia in the United States where she is nationally certified as a massage therapist and body worker. Her style blends her experience in Myofascial Release, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Deep tissue, and Swedish massage. Drawing from her many modes of massage, Alicia strives to accommodate each person’s needs. Whether the receiver is looking for serene relaxation, improved flexibility, or deep structural work, Alicia’s diverse educational background allows her to customize treatments for optimal effectiveness. She considers bodywork to be a necessary a practice in preventing stress and illness in a person’s life. She believes that the goal of wellness is attainable, and that receiving regular massage and bodywork allows individuals to heal harmoniously.
Hi! I am Ioana, a passionate massage therapist and Ayurvedic practitioner. Born in Romania, trained as an architect, my love for people and well being brought me into massage and alternative medicine.
While travelling the world, I learned from local people the gentle Ayurvedic massage, the deep and therapeutic traditional Thai massage, deep tissue, medicinal herbal compress, hot stone massage or the soothing and relaxing massage techniques.
I strongly believe in the truthfulness of one’s instinct and in the intelligence of the body and it’s ability to self heal. A good massage realigns body, mind and soul and my deep wish is to support you in this process.
Hi, I am Jasmijn, 10 years ago after a burn-out in my quest for the right balance in my life I got interested in Buddhism. I left my job in the decorating world and went to America, India, and finally Amsterdam to study this philosophy. 1.5 years I lived in a Buddhist center where I received teaching in meditation, yoga and the words of the Buddha.
After my time in the Buddhist center, I decided to combine my creative background and my new attained mindset in the study art therapy at the Hoge School van Leiden. After my graduation I started my own practice where I support people with very different help questions.
Becoming a yoga teacher has always been a dream, but it was not until I came across Yin yoga I actually started my teacher training at the Nieuwe Yoga School. I’m very happy I have made this step becoming a teacher, it is wonderful to share what I have learned.
My main goal in my class is to get you out of your head and make contact with your body again, so you can start recognizing the silence within yourself. For in this silence are all your answers. Lovely to meet you in my class!
Hi! I’m Janine and I’m one of the yoga teachers at The Rub! I have been doing yoga for several years now and completed my Multi Style yoga teacher training in February 2017 at Green Yoga India in Palolem, Goa. During my course i focussed specifically on Vinyasa Flow yoga and this is also the style I teach at The Rub. My lessons are energizing, making your body work focussing on sun salutations, core work and nice flowing sequences. We incorporate the breath in our practice making sure you end the class energized but relaxed. I look forward to meeting you on the mat! Namasté.
Hi! My name is Tes – “Yoga by Tes”, yogi for more than 10 years now. My personal yoga practice started at a small yoga school in Amsterdam, using my practice as a form of therapy for my back pains. Because of my positive experience with the benefits of yoga I started a teacher training in 2015 at the Raja Yoga Institute of Amsterdam. Followed by a teacher course focussed on yoga for back pains with Deesi Stunnenberg. In 2016 I started teaching @ The Rub.The yoga style I’m teaching is Hatha yoga: a form of yoga that exists mostly of asanas – yoga poses to strengthen the body and pranayama – breathing exercises to focus and to calm the mind. Teaching small groups gives me the opportunity to pay a lot of attention to the right alignment of the body in each pose.
Hi I’m Tes, in 2014 I received my first Ashtanga yoga class in Nepal. It was love at first sight. From then on my inner journey and daily Yoga practice started. I went to India several times, lived in Ashrams, followed a basic 250h Ashtanga Teacher training at Delight Yoga Amsterdam, traveled the world and started to pass on the knowledge I received myself by giving Yoga classes. Later on I worked at a Yoga Retreat Center in Portugal and at Sadhaka retreat center in France. Sadhaka is where I experienced Tantra Yoga for the first time, in 2015. I felt at home. I see Tantra as a perfect combination together with the individual Yoga path I am travelling. Tantra provides a beautiful space to connect with myself through others. But as I am eager to keep on learning, I subscribed for another teacher training to deepen my practice. This time a Hatha 300h Yoga in Utrecht by Miluse van Kant. Furthermore, I work as a host at Delight Yoga Amsterdam where I will start an Advanced 350h Yoga teacher training in January 2018. To keep on learning, to immerge myself in Yoga, to live Yoga. That is my path where I find peace and happiness. But this is also the place where I get to face my dark sides, where I experience emptyness and discover things about myself that are less beautiful. But are also part of who I am. Dark and light, ying and yang, shiva and shakti, all that I am. Next to my Yogic life, I love to be creative by making jewellery, macramé plant hangers, make body art, and place hair feathers. I feel very thankfull teaching Ashtanga Yoga at The Rub. Hope to meet you soon! Namasté
Hi! My name is Fleur and I am one of the yoga teachers at The Rub! Before I was introduced to yoga my life was very ‘yang’; I worked in the fashion industry, I was never really satisfied as everything could always be better in my eyes, relaxation was a word I didn’t really get, I was afraid to follow my intuition and I was very insecure. Because I got stuck I had no other choice than to find ways in which I could find peace and stillness. This was the moment Yin Yoga entered my life. I was deeply impressed by the positive effects that I decided to deepen my knowledge by following a 200hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training. I learnt how I could relax both physically and mentally, I got to know myself and understood where certain emotions came from and I found relaxation, happiness and answers within myself. Every human is beautiful and unique, and I wish everyone could experience real relaxation and happiness as well as all the other positive side effects of yoga that support our natural health and wellbeing. I believe that it is my mission to share my experiences and knowledge and join everyone on their personal journey to peace, stillness, insights, love and compassion. During my class you will have all the room you need for your practice and you will experience how it feels to relax both body and mind while being conscious of yourself in every pose. After the class you may feel released, relaxed, flexible, happy, satisfied and inspired. I am looking forward to meeting you!
> Hi, my name is Marta, I’m originally polish, living and loving Amsterdam for over 10 years. I’m a sociologist and psychologist based on my academic background and I can confidently say, that people are my passion!
My yoga journey started 6 years ago. I was a dedicated hot yoga student for quite a while, always ready to push myself that one sweaty inch further… until one evening, in a beautiful yoga studio in Bali, I discovered yin. Fast forward to a few years later, I completed the 200h Yin Yoga teacher training with Helen van Harten, who studied under Paul and Suzee Grilley, the founders of Yin Yoga. At The Rub, I teach Yin. My classes are designed to fully relax your body and mind, to help you find your inner peace after a busy, yang day. I’m a big believer in the effectiveness of mindfulness techniques, which I incorporate in my classes. I’m looking forward to see you on the mat!
> Hi, my name is Kasia and I teach the Yin Nidra classes here at The Rub. A little bit about me: I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years now. It’s been a long and beautiful journey that first led me to completing a Yoga Alliance-certified teacher training. From there, I’ve continued educating myself as a yoga therapist at The Yoga Therapy Institute in Amsterdam, where my focus has become more holistic and focused on the needs of individuals. In both my classes and work as a yoga therapist, I focus on finding balance, moments of stillness, and bliss within yourself. My classes are designed to leave you relaxed and refresh, both in your body and in your mind. I look forward to welcoming you on the mat.