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WELCOME AT HANUMAN YOGA
The Hanuman Yoga studio was founded 2019 by Kim Giaquinto and Anna Kiyhankhadiv. The light-flooded and friendly room at Greifengasse 7, located close to the Rheine and the Middle bridge, was the perfect location where Kim and Anna could realize their vision of their yoga studio.
Hanuman yoga became a communal place where most diverse group of people meet and practice yoga together. Midst in the city, Yoga, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, Personal Trainings, Workshops and Teacher trainings are offered here in a relaxing, inviting and friendly atmosphere. Everybody is welcome.
Kim and Anna are two Yoga Alliance certified Yoga teachers (E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP) from Basel. They completed their 200-hours and 300-hours yoga teacher training with Regula Guldimann and Martin Becker. Additionally, in the last years Kim and Anna visited many further education trainings (Yin Yoga, meditation, mandala flow, preventing injuries, 50+ Yoga, yoga with depression, etc.) as well as numerous workshops with internationally recognized Yoga teachers from all over the globe (Anna Trökes, Jadon Crandell, With Yin Yoga, Kathryn Budig, Toffany Cruikshank, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, David Swenson and many more). Prior to opening their own studio Kim and Anna taught for a couple of years single- and group-classes in various yoga studios in Basel as well as at the university hospital of psychiatry (UPK) and Krebsliga Beider Basel.
In 2019 together they opened their own studio HANUMAN YOGA.
Their teachings are known for the through, creative and thoughtful structure, the precise and healthy alignment of the postures and their warmth and lightness. It‘s crucial for them to support their students in an encouraging way, to motivate them and to help them to make progress without overwhelming them. With their open, empathic and winning nature yoga practitioners feel quickly comfortable and let themselves be carried away with the passion for yoga and life.
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Anna is born and raised in Basel. Already as a child movement and exercise was a crucial part of her life (Circus, acrobatics, etc.). Since 2008 she has been practicing passionately yoga. The first classes she took were in an Iyengar Yoga studio in Basel and she regularly visited courses and workshops in cities like Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile. 2012 she tried out different yoga styles and found her passion for Vinyasa Yoga. To connect movement and breath in creative fluent transitions was for her the perfect further development after having learnt the basic alignments of the postures in Iyengar Yoga.
In addition to her asana practice Anna dived deeper into Yoga philosophy and found access to pranayama and meditation. In 2015 she completed her 200-hours Vinyasa Yoga teacher training and later the 300-hours Vinyasa Teacher training together with Kim in Basel and since then has taught regularly.
Anna has a PhD in psychology and is certified psychotherapist. 2013-2019 she worked as a psychotherapist at the private clinic department of the university hospital of psychiatry (UPK) in Basel. Already there she started combining her psychotherapeutic work with yoga.
Since 2019 she has been working in her own practice at Praxis am Münsterplatz . Additionally she shares together with Kim the management of the Postgradualen Studiengänge in Psychotherapie and instructs future yoga teachers.
Kim discovered her passion for movement for the first time at Circus Regenbogen. Later she tried out various sports, however with the exception of yoga was never really enthusiastic for a long time in any of them. After her studies in economics her first job was as a scientific employee when at the age of 25 she found out she has cancer. This led to drastic changes in her lifestyle. Kim left her hectic and success-oriented life behind and travelled through southeast Asia and India for 12 months. There she collected experience in yoga, pranayama and meditation for the first time and felt mentally and physically balanced again, strong and flexible. Additionally she started trusting her body again after her illness and since then yoga- and meditation are a consistent part of her life. Yoga philosophy forms the foundation of her personality development.
Kim loves people and their diversity and thrives in working with them.
Her basic education (200-hours vinyasa yoga teacher training) as well as the advanced training (300-hours vinyasa yoga teacher training) she completed in Basel. For further education or training she regularly travels abroad. To dedicate herself intensively to her own yoga practice and to develop as a yoga teacher she prefers spending time in India and Bali.
Apart from her work as a Yoga teacher, trainer of future yoga teachers and owner of Hanuman Yoga she shares a job with Anna as the manager of Postgradualen Studiengänge in Psychotherapie.