WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

YOGALIVES

 
 
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YOGALIVES: Enjoy the flow

Giesshübelstrasse 62b
8045 Zürich

olive@yogalives.ch

 
 
 

STUDIO

The Yogalives studio is located in a recently converted former warehouse in a central location not far from Sihlcity. The rooms have a beautiful energy and offer an aesthetic, urban style with a modern infrastructure. The large Yoga room is170m2, and the small Yoga room for private lessons is 19m2, and there are also a reception area/lounge, changing rooms, showers, toilets.

 
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Studio rent

Unsere Räumlichkeiten können NUR Samstags & Sonntags gemietet werden (z.B. für Yoga-/Meditations Workshops usw.) Der Preis für 90 Minuten beträgt CHF 180.00/ Ganzer Tag CHF 500.00. 

 

Our Beliefs

Yoga is a unique possibility where students can learn about themselves. By conciously working on the Asana practice to get ready for breathing techniques (Pranayama), will help to release stress and fear and to find a more harmonious way to live in the world. Those who come to our studio, express the wish to grow on and off the mat. To create Tapas (Discipline) and let us, help you on this endeavor. After the practice of Asana and the Pranayama, Pratyahara (Withdrawing the senses) is the next step to equanimity. 

Yoga, keeps us in the Here and Now.

 

Testimonials

Here is what the different yogis and yoginis have to say about Olives classes:


“Your classes are at the same time very precise, athletic, body-conscious and extremely spiritual. With her affectionate style it also allows for beginners to have an understanding of Yoga. She makes every Yoga class a real experience and each one is most enjoyable, therein lies for me a large reason to attend. Olive is still young and has nevertheless already so much to give!” (Brenda, 54)


“Each and everyone comes away from Olives class with the feeling of having accomplished something or to have been helped in learning more. That is the natural talent of a born teacher - to inspire others, motivate, and be personally enabling.” (Jana, 32)


“First I thought Yoga was only sweat and muscle stretching. Then I met Olive. There was Yoga: Sweat and muscular stretching! But not only. There is always humor, and there was this group feeling of “we all sweat together.” And her unbelievably friendly voice, which always led me to discover all the possibilities of my body, leading to an opening of the spirit, which I had no notion of before. First there was sweat and muscle stretching, then humor and release came, and at the end I always find peace and joy!” (Mark, 37)
 


“If Asanas are one of the eight petals of the Lotus flower that represent the way of Yoga, then everyone must meet once on this path a Master Teacher who can share the flavor of the Asanas. Without this flavor, the deeper beauty of these Asanas cannot be experienced and there is no progress, so the body remains locked, and the spirit is not at peace. Olive is such a Master Teacher. With her showing the way to deep peace and her way of opening the body is pure pleasure (despite all the effort).” (Mira, 42)
 


Olive's classes are for the serious student which is interested in taking his or her practice to a new level. It is a pleasure to learn from a teacher that encourages growth and is capable in practicing what she preaches. Olive's creates an environment in her classroom full of energy, focus, and determination. The dedicated student may be rewarded with a much stronger practice, inner peace, and clarity of thought. (Wendy)

 

Press

Sonnengruss / SI Style Nov. 2009

Wer noch nicht das passende Weihnachtsgeschenk parat hat, bucht einen der zahlreichen Workshops. Besonders attraktiv ein Urlaub mit Sonne, Pranayama ( Atem), Asanas( Körper-Haltungen) und Meditation vom 22. Januar bis 2. Februar 2010 in Thailand.

 

Wenn alle Yoga machten

«Meine Mutter verbrachte ein halbes Jahr in Indien, auf der Höhe der Hippiezeit und des Aufbruchs 1969. Ihre Erinnerungen prägten meine Vorstellungskraft. Am meisten mochte ich die Geschichten.»

 

Harmonie von Klang und Bewegung

«Im Yoga-Mekka Zürich überbietet man sich regelmässig mit attraktiven Events…»

 

Wohlbefinden

Der lichtdurchflutete Yogaraum mit dem edlen dunklen Holzboden lässt die Energie ungehindert fliessen und bietet Yogis jeder Stufe eine Oase für die Praxis von Pranayama und Asanas…»

 

Lounge Wellness No5

«In einem ehemaligen Lagerhaus gegenüber von Sihlcity befindet sich seit Mitte Mai das neue Yogalives Studio von Olive Scembuze. In der urban-architektonischen Umgebung treffen auf 245 m2 Tradition und Moderne zusammen.…»

 
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Our Attitude

We are open to students of all ages and backgrounds. In our studio all students are treated with the same respect and appreciation. At Yogalives, all students will find a place where they can feel secure to grow in their individual experience, on and off the mat.

 

Ethik-Code

Wir sind bemüht, unsere Tätigkeiten (Verkauf, Unterricht) gegenüber uns selbst und unseren Kunden nach grundlegenden ethischen Prinzipien zu gestalten. 
Unser Ziel ist es durch ein handhabbares, relevantes Qualitätsmanagement die Güte unserer Leistungen (Angebote) zu erhalten oder zu steigern. 
Wir halten, was wir versprechen (Werbung, Beratung, Produkte). 
Wir schützen die Intimität unserer Kunden und Mitarbeiter. 
Wir verstehen unsere Angebote als einen Beitrag zur Förderung der Gesundheitserhaltung des Individuums und der Gesellschaft mit ihren sozialen Strukturen. 
Unsere Angebote sensibilisieren zur Überprüfung und Reflexion des eigenen Lebensstils. 
Wir anerkennen die Grenzen und Möglichkeiten unserer Kunden, Mitarbeiter und unser selbst auch bzgl. unserer Kompetenzen. 
Wir stützen unser Denken und Handeln auf eine wissenschaftliche Grundlage (Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften).

 

 
 

OUR TEAM

 
  Olive Ssembuze   Olive was born and raised in Bern, Switzerland and moved to Zurich at the age of 17, to enroll in the professional dance program at “Tanz- Theater Schule”. Two years later, Olive followed her dream to become a working dancer in New York City and moved to the “Big apple”.  In NYC, Olive worked for different modern dance companies, performed in shows with Tina Turner, Ricky Martin and at the MTV Music Awards amongst many other gigs. Living in New York, Olive had the opportunity to study dance, yoga and acting from the best teachers in the world and she still loves to be a student and learn from others and believes in “ teacher follow teachers”.  Olive successfully completed the 200 hours YogaWorks teacher training in 2006 with Annie Carpenter, and +300 in 2013. In 1998, she graduated from the two year professional acting program at William Esper Studio with Terry Knickerbocker.Olive has taught Vinyasa yoga at Airyoga, Planetyoga, Holmes Place and Arena 225 from 2004 - 2008. In 2008 Olive decided to open her own studio; Yogalives”enjoy the flow”. Olive has over 14 years of teaching experience and a yoga practice that stretches over 23 years. She’s the director of the Yogalives teacher trainings since 2011.

Olive Ssembuze

Olive was born and raised in Bern, Switzerland and moved to Zurich at the age of 17, to enroll in the professional dance program at “Tanz- Theater Schule”. Two years later, Olive followed her dream to become a working dancer in New York City and moved to the “Big apple”.

In NYC, Olive worked for different modern dance companies, performed in shows with Tina Turner, Ricky Martin and at the MTV Music Awards amongst many other gigs. Living in New York, Olive had the opportunity to study dance, yoga and acting from the best teachers in the world and she still loves to be a student and learn from others and believes in “ teacher follow teachers”.

Olive successfully completed the 200 hours YogaWorks teacher training in 2006 with Annie Carpenter, and +300 in 2013. In 1998, she graduated from the two year professional acting program at William Esper Studio with Terry Knickerbocker.Olive has taught Vinyasa yoga at Airyoga, Planetyoga, Holmes Place and Arena 225 from 2004 - 2008. In 2008 Olive decided to open her own studio; Yogalives”enjoy the flow”. Olive has over 14 years of teaching experience and a yoga practice that stretches over 23 years. She’s the director of the Yogalives teacher trainings since 2011.

  Urs Ritschard   Bei Selvarajan Yesudian fand ich in den 80er-Jahren meine Liebe zum Yoga. Nach dem altersbedingten Rückzug meines verehrten Lehrers übte ich Hatha-Yoga für mich alleine weiter, lernte Tai- Chi und Sitzen im Hara. Yoga blieb dabei mein treuer Begleiter.  2012 führte mein Weg zu Olive Ssembuze — und ich fand bei Yogalives eine neue Heimat. Nach einem Mathematik-Studium arbeitete ich kurz als Gymnasiallehrer. Danach wechselte ich als Sportredaktor zum Tages-Anzeiger und der SonntagsZeitung und berichtete von Weltmeisterschaften und Olympischen Spielen. Von 2009 bis 2015 unterrichtete ich wieder Mathematik an der Kantonsschule Wettingen. Mit meiner Frau, die auch Yoga macht, habe ich fünf Kinder und fünf Enkel. Dieses Jahr beendete ich die Yogalives Ausbildung 200 Stunden und freue mich, Yoga nach all den Jahren der Praxis und des Studiums weitergeben zu können.

Urs Ritschard

Bei Selvarajan Yesudian fand ich in den 80er-Jahren meine Liebe zum Yoga. Nach dem altersbedingten Rückzug meines verehrten Lehrers übte ich Hatha-Yoga für mich alleine weiter, lernte Tai- Chi und Sitzen im Hara. Yoga blieb dabei mein treuer Begleiter.

2012 führte mein Weg zu Olive Ssembuze — und ich fand bei Yogalives eine neue Heimat. Nach einem Mathematik-Studium arbeitete ich kurz als Gymnasiallehrer. Danach wechselte ich als Sportredaktor zum Tages-Anzeiger und der SonntagsZeitung und berichtete von Weltmeisterschaften und Olympischen Spielen. Von 2009 bis 2015 unterrichtete ich wieder Mathematik an der Kantonsschule Wettingen. Mit meiner Frau, die auch Yoga macht, habe ich fünf Kinder und fünf Enkel. Dieses Jahr beendete ich die Yogalives Ausbildung 200 Stunden und freue mich, Yoga nach all den Jahren der Praxis und des Studiums weitergeben zu können.

  Tanja Strickler   Vor knapp drei Jahren folgte Tanja Strickler der Stimme ihres Herzens und besuchte zum ersten Mal eine Yogastunde. Fasziniert von der Möglichkeit, neue Grenzerfahrungen machen zu können und dabei eine überwältigende Zufriedenheit zu spüren entstand schnell eine tiefe Passion. Als waschechtes “Pfnüselküste-Meitli“ war sie ursprünglich einmal Schwimmerin und Goalie der Damen-Wasserball-Nationalmannschaft und frönte über lange Zeit vor allem Kraftsportarten.  Mit Yoga hat sie nun einen neue Inspiration gefunden, Fesseln zu sprengen und des Öfteren mal wieder aus dem Alltag heraus zu treten.  Frei nach diesem Motto hat sie im April 2013, die Yogalives Yogalehrer-Ausbildung 200 STD unter der Leitung von Olive Ssembuze, TJ Jackson, Reinhard Palm u.a. erfolgreich abgeschlossen. Zur Zeit beendet Tanja die Yogalives +300 Advanced Ausbildung.

Tanja Strickler

Vor knapp drei Jahren folgte Tanja Strickler der Stimme ihres Herzens und besuchte zum ersten Mal eine Yogastunde. Fasziniert von der Möglichkeit, neue Grenzerfahrungen machen zu können und dabei eine überwältigende Zufriedenheit zu spüren entstand schnell eine tiefe Passion.
Als waschechtes “Pfnüselküste-Meitli“ war sie ursprünglich einmal Schwimmerin und Goalie der Damen-Wasserball-Nationalmannschaft und frönte über lange Zeit vor allem Kraftsportarten.
Mit Yoga hat sie nun einen neue Inspiration gefunden, Fesseln zu sprengen und des Öfteren mal wieder aus dem Alltag heraus zu treten.

Frei nach diesem Motto hat sie im April 2013, die Yogalives Yogalehrer-Ausbildung 200 STD unter der Leitung von Olive Ssembuze, TJ Jackson, Reinhard Palm u.a. erfolgreich abgeschlossen. Zur Zeit beendet Tanja die Yogalives +300 Advanced Ausbildung.

  Nathalie Nobs   Nathalie has always been drawn to physical activity, which began with dance and evolved into Yoga, which she has been practicing since 1998. In order to find a healthy balance to her high workload, Nathalie started in 2003 a 4 year training as Hatha teacher, at the Academy of Hatha Yoga with Doris Echlin in Luzern.  Nathalie has since 2000 attended various Workshops and Retreats, in Paris with Caroline Bougliniez (Ashtanga), in Switzerland and Europe with Lance Schuler, Shiva Rea, Martyn Hoogstra, Baron Baptiste, Clive Radda, Glenn Ceresoli (Iyengar), Ana Forrest and others.

Nathalie Nobs

Nathalie has always been drawn to physical activity, which began with dance and evolved into Yoga, which she has been practicing since 1998. In order to find a healthy balance to her high workload, Nathalie started in 2003 a 4 year training as Hatha teacher, at the Academy of Hatha Yoga with Doris Echlin in Luzern.

Nathalie has since 2000 attended various Workshops and Retreats, in Paris with Caroline Bougliniez (Ashtanga), in Switzerland and Europe with Lance Schuler, Shiva Rea, Martyn Hoogstra, Baron Baptiste, Clive Radda, Glenn Ceresoli (Iyengar), Ana Forrest and others.

  Melanie Stalder   Melanie teaches a traditional Hatha Yoga and Yoga Flow. She likes to add breath work, meditation, mantras and flowing sequences to her classes. Melanie graduated from the 200hours teacher training with Stephen Thomas, Doug Keller and Christina May in 2013.Melanie spent time in Mysore, India and completed the 300hours Teachers Masters Education Program with Acharya Venkatesh and Acharye Hem. 2017 In Zürich, the Advanced Teacher Training (ATT+300) at Airyoga. The teachers that inspired her most are, amongst others, Acharye Venkatesh, Acharye Hema, Olive Ssembuze and Stephen Thomas.

Melanie Stalder

Melanie teaches a traditional Hatha Yoga and Yoga Flow. She likes to add breath work, meditation, mantras and flowing sequences to her classes. Melanie graduated from the 200hours teacher training with Stephen Thomas, Doug Keller and Christina May in 2013.Melanie spent time in Mysore, India and completed the 300hours Teachers Masters Education Program with Acharya Venkatesh and Acharye Hem. 2017 In Zürich, the Advanced Teacher Training (ATT+300) at Airyoga. The teachers that inspired her most are, amongst others, Acharye Venkatesh, Acharye Hema, Olive Ssembuze and Stephen Thomas.

  Angela Blank   Jeder Mensch ist anders, jeder Körper ist anders. In Angelas Ausbildung zur Hatha-Yogalehrerin im ISHTA*-Stil bei Rachel Zinman und John Weddepohl in Byron Bay, Australien, lernte sie Yoga Stellungen individuell anzupassen, um auf verschiedene Bedürfnisse einzugehen. In ihren Klassen möchte Angela Schüler körperlich und mental fordern. Zugleich Entspannung und Ausgeglichenheit fördern mit Fokus auf das Zusammenspiel von Bewegung und Atmung.  Angela praktiziert Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama und Mediation seit 2004. Sie besucht Stunden und Workshops bei national und international anerkannten Lehrern wie Olive Ssembuze, Nathalie Nobs, Reinhard Gammenthaler, Swami Saradananda, Patrick Oancia etc.  *ISHTA steht für die Anfangsbuchstaben von Integrated Science of Hatha (physische Praxis von Yoga), Tantra (yogische Philosophie, die unsere angeborene Vollkommenheit anerkennt) und Ayurveda (indische Wissenschaft des Heilens). In Sanskrit bedeutet ISHTA auch individuell.  Angela ist Absolventin der Yogalives +300 Advanced Trainings 2016.

Angela Blank

Jeder Mensch ist anders, jeder Körper ist anders. In Angelas Ausbildung zur Hatha-Yogalehrerin im ISHTA*-Stil bei Rachel Zinman und John Weddepohl in Byron Bay, Australien, lernte sie Yoga Stellungen individuell anzupassen, um auf verschiedene Bedürfnisse einzugehen. In ihren Klassen möchte Angela Schüler körperlich und mental fordern. Zugleich Entspannung und Ausgeglichenheit fördern mit Fokus auf das Zusammenspiel von Bewegung und Atmung.

Angela praktiziert Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama und Mediation seit 2004. Sie besucht Stunden und Workshops bei national und international anerkannten Lehrern wie Olive Ssembuze, Nathalie Nobs, Reinhard Gammenthaler, Swami Saradananda, Patrick Oancia etc.

*ISHTA steht für die Anfangsbuchstaben von Integrated Science of Hatha (physische Praxis von Yoga), Tantra (yogische Philosophie, die unsere angeborene Vollkommenheit anerkennt) und Ayurveda (indische Wissenschaft des Heilens). In Sanskrit bedeutet ISHTA auch individuell.

Angela ist Absolventin der Yogalives +300 Advanced Trainings 2016.

  Liliane Meier   Liliane began her yoga practice in 2003, while pregnant with her first daughter. She got to know and value her strength, breath, patience and endurance, and thereby, her body as a whole. Over time Liliane internalized the interaction of Asana (physical exercises), Pranayama (breath), and Dhyana (meditation). This vigor, and the feeling to be able to achieve everything, to be one, to be connected, is what lead her to complete a yoga teacher 200  hours@Yogalives.ch , as well as kid’s yoga teacher training with Thomas Bannenberg. Liliane Meier founded ‘Little Yoga’ in 2013, where she offers yoga classes, workshops and vacation packages for children, teens, and families.   www.littleyoga.ch

Liliane Meier

Liliane began her yoga practice in 2003, while pregnant with her first daughter. She got to know and value her strength, breath, patience and endurance, and thereby, her body as a whole. Over time Liliane internalized the interaction of Asana (physical exercises), Pranayama (breath), and Dhyana (meditation). This vigor, and the feeling to be able to achieve everything, to be one, to be connected, is what lead her to complete a yoga teacher 200 hours@Yogalives.ch, as well as kid’s yoga teacher training with Thomas Bannenberg. Liliane Meier founded ‘Little Yoga’ in 2013, where she offers yoga classes, workshops and vacation packages for children, teens, and families.

www.littleyoga.ch

  Claudia Geux   Claudia Geux is a International Yoga Alliance® RYT 500 Registered Yoga Teacher in Vinyasa Flow. She was introduced to the world of Yoga in New Zealand, and she realized that this would be the beginning of a long journey. In Switzerland she began to study the different Yoga traditions and Yoga philosophy more intensively. She was lucky to find Olive Ssembuze (owner of the Yogastudio Yogalives.ch) who taught her self confidence and that she can achieve anything in Yoga and in everyday life. Vinyasa Flow came to be her preferred style and means of expression. The completion of the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with Christine May, Richard Hackenberg and Doug Keller, was followed by completing the 300-hour Yoga Alliance Advanced Teacher Training with Stephen Thomas, Richard Hackenberg and Doug Keller. Her teaching style is flowing, creative and accompanied by music, with the main teaching focus on correct alignment, as well as combining breath and movement into a harmonious flow. It is not only a great pleasure, but also a privilege to Claudia to be able to pass on the wonderful benefits of yoga to others. She teaches her classes in German and English.  For more info please visit  www.yomyoga.rocks

Claudia Geux

Claudia Geux is a International Yoga Alliance® RYT 500 Registered Yoga Teacher in Vinyasa Flow. She was introduced to the world of Yoga in New Zealand, and she realized that this would be the beginning of a long journey. In Switzerland she began to study the different Yoga traditions and Yoga philosophy more intensively. She was lucky to find Olive Ssembuze (owner of the Yogastudio Yogalives.ch) who taught her self confidence and that she can achieve anything in Yoga and in everyday life. Vinyasa Flow came to be her preferred style and means of expression. The completion of the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with Christine May, Richard Hackenberg and Doug Keller, was followed by completing the 300-hour Yoga Alliance Advanced Teacher Training with Stephen Thomas, Richard Hackenberg and Doug Keller. Her teaching style is flowing, creative and accompanied by music, with the main teaching focus on correct alignment, as well as combining breath and movement into a harmonious flow. It is not only a great pleasure, but also a privilege to Claudia to be able to pass on the wonderful benefits of yoga to others. She teaches her classes in German and English.

For more info please visit www.yomyoga.rocks

  Diana A.-Marin   Diana is an architect and yogini living in Zurich and learning around the globe. After years of studentship at Pure Yoga Singapore, Diana completed over 800 hours of teacher training in Hong Kong (Yoga Alliance Certified), under the guidance of Rinat Pearlman and PatrickCreelman, founder of Pure Yoga and pillar in the yoga community throughout Asia. She teaches a strong practice focused on skillful alignment, intelligent action and steady breath, allowing students to access and build upon their own strength & intelligence.  Her approach to yoga combines the yoga tradition from the east and the west. It involves a blending of the Iyengar School, Anusara School, and Vinyasa Yoga. The Iyengar School provides a methodology of precise anatomical and physical alignments and instructions. The Anusara School provides the application of Tantric philosophy and principles of alignment. The vinyasa practice incorporates heat and flow into a dynamic approach to yoga. She has continued her education with several workshops with international yoga teachers such as Kino Macgregor, Noah Maze, Chris Chaves, David Regelin, Dylan Werner, Patrick Beach and Carling Harps.  Her practice finds inspiration in everyday life, in as much as in art, design, literature and philosophy. Diana’s classes are taught in English, always with humour and a tad of badass.   www.o-yoga.ch

Diana A.-Marin

Diana is an architect and yogini living in Zurich and learning around the globe. After years of studentship at Pure Yoga Singapore, Diana completed over 800 hours of teacher training in Hong Kong (Yoga Alliance Certified), under the guidance of Rinat Pearlman and PatrickCreelman, founder of Pure Yoga and pillar in the yoga community throughout Asia. She teaches a strong practice focused on skillful alignment, intelligent action and steady breath, allowing students to access and build upon their own strength & intelligence.

Her approach to yoga combines the yoga tradition from the east and the west. It involves a blending of the Iyengar School, Anusara School, and Vinyasa Yoga. The Iyengar School provides a methodology of precise anatomical and physical alignments and instructions. The Anusara School provides the application of Tantric philosophy and principles of alignment. The vinyasa practice incorporates heat and flow into a dynamic approach to yoga. She has continued her education with several workshops with international yoga teachers such as Kino Macgregor, Noah Maze, Chris Chaves, David Regelin, Dylan Werner, Patrick Beach and Carling Harps.

Her practice finds inspiration in everyday life, in as much as in art, design, literature and philosophy. Diana’s classes are taught in English, always with humour and a tad of badass.

www.o-yoga.ch