Irma Menssink and Pascal Poell

22-11-2019 00:00 - 29-11-2019 00:00

Yoga Retreat by Pascal Poell and Irma Menssink from the Netherlands

Pascal Poell is the founder of the Iyengar Yoga Centrum Oosterhout and Breda (The Netherlands), , directs and manages, along with his wife, Irma Menssink, among other things, the daily business. He practices Iyengar yoga since 1984 and is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher since 1990. He has the Intermediate Senior II level of Iyengar yoga, and is in training for the Intermediate Senior III level. He is holder of the Iyengar Yoga registered Trade Mark. In 1994 he got the certificate of the foundation course of the Dutch College of natural medicine (NCN). In his own centre he also teaches therapeutics. Also he is member of the Iyengar Yoga Association Netherlands (IYVN), and has/had a seat on the Board and various committees within this Association since its foundation. And he’s already 25 years Member of the Association Yoga teachers Netherlands (VYN).
Since 1991 he has visited Pune in India more than 18 times to get classes at the RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute). He is almost every year at the RIMYI to deepen his further understanding of Yoga. He has had many classes by B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta s. Iyengar, Prashant s. Iyengar and Abhijata Sridhar Iyengar from 1987 onwards. And further he follows workshops of international Iyengar yoga teachers regularly.

Irma Menssink manages, together with her husband Pascal Poell, the Iyengar Yoga Centrum Oosterhout and Breda. She is a qualified naturopath (1988, NCN). From 1998 she teaches different yoga group classes and has given the pregnancy yoga class for many years. She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher since 2006, and has the Intermediate Junior III level and is likewise registered holder of the Trade Mark and is also a member of the Iyengar Yoga Iyengar Yoga Association Netherlands (IYVN). She has visited and followed classes at the RIMYI in India in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2015, 2017 and 2018. And she follows workshops of international Iyengar yoga teachers regularly. She give guidance in meditation.

Both Pascal and Irma are mentoring students after they changed the former teacher training in in accordance with RIMYI guidelines. They are both assessors and Pascal is also moderator.


The arrival date is November 22, and begins with an orientation and meditation. We start on 23th and ends on 29th in the morning.

The retreat included yoga classes, pranayama, Indian yoga philosophy, time for yourself. The full program see on website:

An example of a day’s program: ((Subject to change, may be adjusted in agreement.)

6.30 to 8.00 hrs. meditation or/and pranayama
8.30 to 9.00 hrs. breakfast
10.00 to 12.00 hrs. asana
13.00 hour lunch
14.30 to 18.00 hrs. visit temples Bellur (puja)
19.00 hour dinner (afterwards possibility of mantra practice)


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