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Rise & Shine Yoga

Rise & Shine Yoga offers yoga retreats, teacher trainings, and deeply transformative immersions in Vinyasa Flow, Yin (Yang) yoga, and breath and energy work.

Instructors 2

Kata van Doesselaar

Kata van Doesselaar is an experienced yoga teacher, breath and massage therapist, healer, and coach. She is practicing yoga for 12 years and teaching yoga for seven years. She has been trained in various styles including Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga until she found her Maha yoga teacher, Shiva Rea, that she feels the most inspired by. So Kata's primary style became the prana Vinyasa Flow yoga (Krishnamacharya lineage) that Los Angeles-based​ Shiva Rea founded and she still keeps learning from it as a lifelong student.

Erno van Doesselaar

Erno van Doesselaar is a breath therapist coach and a yoga teacher. Being on his journey of self discovery since an early age, he learned to work with energies and conscious intention. He has been trained in consciousness schools to learn how to transform belief systems and emotional patterns that are limiting life experiences. His main passion is to dive deeper and deeper into the soulful connection with his true self and get his inspiration from his soul every day. He has been learning and practicing the Soulbreath for more than 10 years now.

Reviews 52

Lorenzo Giublesi

from Spanish State, February 2018

"Knowledge and focus "

I really like the classes morning sessions. Meditations and common conversations all together about our experiences and ideas. Food was sooo yummy !!

Gill Wright

from Great Britain, January 2018

"Perfect Yin yoga week"

Everything! It was a beautiful week of Yin Yoga.

Kata is so inspirational and knowledgeable.

Everything was well organised.

The food was amazing.

Everyone was lovely .

It was a memorable experience which has given me so much to take forward in my journey of exploration of Yin Yoga and so much more.

Thank you Kata and Erno.

I hope to see you again soon for more Yin.

Heidi Kilen

from Norway, January 2018

Kata is a very good teatcher. Beauteful and educational days. Recommended:)

Cory Sydee

from Great Britain, January 2018

Amazing food. Course content very good and teaching amazing. Very welcoming. The villa was comfortable in beautiful surroundings. There were a couple of excursions outside of the villa which was nice to be able to see some of the island.

Caroline Shafiya Yao

from Spanish State, January 2018

"A healing journey to myself"

Kata and Erno created a beautiful space to learn about YIN Yoga. To me everything was perfect and complete, I loved the oneness of rituals and teachings, sharings as a group and finding the inner balance also with many personal insights. I learned a lot and also feel being empowered to offer my own YIN classes now. It was an amazing inner journey. Thank you so much!!

Angela Thomas

from China, December 2017

"Short but sweet"

Having attended the Yin Yoga teacher training in December 2017 I found that the venue was far better than I imagined it would be and I felt very lucky to be part of such a special group of people. The training was thoughtfully planned and some sessions were also practiced in interesting beautiful locations, including an open cave and during sunset and sunrise.

Erno and Kata worked well together to create a safe friendly environment where we could relax and learn the different facets of Yin yoga.

Diana created healthy meals every day with vegan and vegetarian options and was very mindful of my food allergies. Breakfast was also delicious and thoughtfully prepared by Maiika.

Kathy Celis

from Belgium, December 2017

Zeer warme mensen, met een grote kennis voor hun vak !

Daisy Dirickx

from Belgium, December 2017

First of all, a big shout out to Kata and Erno for creating such a loving environment for us to learn and grow in. Thank you for the beautiful, gentle, soft and nurturing atmosphere. I loved both your energies. I am truly grateful for what I learned and for how you took care of us as a group and as individuals. In the beginning, the training felt more like a retreat than like a proper teacher training (although, by the end of the week that changed a bit ;)), but in hindsight I realise that was exactly what I needed.

Secondly, the food was AMAZING. It was so good I had to tell our cook Diana about it every single meal. Every day, she made us delicious, wholefood vegan dishes with awesome homemade desserts. Yum yum yum!

Third, the location was great too. The training was during winter in Ibiza, so it wasn't super hot and we didn't spend our afternoons at the beach, but I had nice walks in the area and enjoyed every bit of sun and fresh air I could get. Ibiza for sure has a lovely vibe going on, and I'm thankful to have enjoyed all its elements.

Thank you again for a beautiful, healing and nurturing week. I will never forget it, and hope to see you again for another training.

Much love


Bianca Wooldridge

from Spanish State, December 2017

"Amazing YTT and grounding experience"

The training, the location and the house was really beautiful. The food was incredible vegan cuisine/ very impressive! The group of people attracted to this training as well made it an unforgettable experience. Kata and Erno are wonderful human beings. They put themselves personally into the training, and it really feels authentic and much more special than I would have ever expected from a YTT.

Hilde Vanden Eynde

from Belgium, November 2017

"Great learning experience!"

- the training itself, which is to me most important, and this was very good!

- the food, delicious!

- Kata and Erno did their best to meet everyone's needs, even willing to drive people around to Santa Eularia, beach, or hippy market during free time.

Thank you, Kata and Erno for a wonderfull learning experience!


from Great Britain, September 2017

energy and passion from Kata...location very peaceful and lovely to be able to be outside all the time


from Czechia, September 2017

"Amazing journey"

It was an amazing training with great and experienced teachers and so nice and wise people Kata and Erno !! The place was wonderful, lovely villa in the middle of

beautiful nature, food was really delicious (I loved the desserts!!!), the atmosphere during the week was so friendly, peaceful and kind !! I´m very lucky, that I had an opportunity to meet so many wonderful people!! Thank you all of you, thank you Mandy, that you cared so nice about us! Thank you Kata and Erno !! Alena


from Republic of Italy, August 2017

"To be improved "

Teachers are great! I really enjoyed the topics and yin classes

Alex Franklin

from Great Britain, August 2017

Kata and Erno went out of their way to make the experience great for us. They held the space so well and allowed us to feel relaxed and comfortable in the group. They work really well together as a team.

Angela Gannon

from United Arab Emirates, August 2017

"The description of this course is very aptly described. "

Practice, discussion, the allowing of space in a safe space to explore the teachings and the confidence and skills this brought to thoroughly understand and experience the essence of the course and feel equipped to share it with others.


from Switzerland, August 2017

Erno's wisdom and reaching giving respect and space.

Hannah Norvall

from Great Britain, August 2017

"Wonderful teacher training experience"

Erno & Kata are fantastic teachers - so knowledgeable, caring and enthusiastic. The course was interesting and the setting was perfect. A nice balance of learning and free time to enjoy the island. The food was absolutely delicious! I left feeling like I'd been on a retreat but with the bonus of achieving a new teaching skill.

Alison Sheeley

from Great Britain, August 2017


Sherine Wong

from France, August 2017

"I had a wonderful time! "

I like and highly satisfied with the selection of the venue, the food, our private chef, my peers and our instructors, I would recommend this TT to everyone that would like to discover Yin Yoga. Everything was well organised ?

Amanda Bowen

from Great Britain, July 2017

"Amazing unforgettable experience"

Everything about this course was fantastic. Kata and Erno are the most lovely people and cannot do enough to make your experience the best possible. They are really genuine people and I can't wait to do another of their courses and a retreat.

Our group connected so well and really embraced the teachings, supported each other throughout and great friendships have been made.

Delving deeply into yin yoga through this course has been money well spent and I would highly recommend it.

Kirsten Durward

from Qatar, July 2017

"Very meaningful experience "

Kata and Erno are very dedicated to their work and are very supportive of everyone's learning experience. Between them they have a huge amount of knowledge about yoga, breathwork, Chinese, medicine, healing, and more. The days were well planned to give a balanced learning experienced and personally I liked that there was some flexibility to adapt to the mood of the group and the weather. I certainly found the experience to be a worthwhile step on my spuritual and physical journey. Plus I learned a lot about mudras that I didn't know or expect. I left feeling empowered to teach Yin, putting a focussed sequence together with intent, also deepened in my own practice,

Benny Lamotte

from United States, July 2017

"Phenomenal Experience *"

Where to even begin ! I took this training for more than one reason, but mainly to learn how to heal my body after living with a lot of pain for too long. A friend who does bodywork recommended it to me, and I cannot say enough how blown away I was (and still am) of the entire experience. Life changing doesn't even touch it ! Kata and Erno are unbelievable teachers, but more importantly, unbelievable people. They both lead by a grounded example in a way that is both inspiring and healing at the same time. They were incredibly supportive for each one of us, and we were a big group. They were 110% available for us whenever we needed anything or had any question or issue or simply needed a listening ear. They were able to hold space masterfully individually and for the group. I learned more in this training than I had expected, and just after a week left feeling like I was finally ready to fall back in love with myself. Yin yoga was new for me, and even though most of the woman there had more experience than myself, we all flowed very well together and I was able to metabolize the information with ease. Kata and Erno paced the training really well- it never felt like too much information or too much practice- it was all very balanced. All of us taking the course became connected very quickly- friendships that will last a lifetime. There really are not enough great things I can say about it... An irreplaceable experience, I am forever grateful for my new teachers and friends :)

Teresa Mccreesh

from United States, May 2017

"Amazing experience"

Kata was a wonderful, positive and approachable teacher. The yin teacher training was informative, inspiring and I left Ibiza feeling confident in my ability to teach yin yoga to others. It was lovely to also experience yoga nidra and some flow, in addition to the yin practices.

The accommodation was stunning and fully equipped with all the essentials that you needed!

I left Ibiza feeling calm, relaxed and empowered. I cannot recommend this teacher training enough!


from United States, May 2017

"Still in Bliss"

I felt immediately peaceful with arrival at the location, my room was amazing and I looked forward every morning to sit in our area by the pool to meditate & practice... even tho I'm not a morning person :) I found Yin Yoga to be exactly what my mind & body needed, and Kata such a strong, loving, knowledgeable open teacher & facilitator. I usually shy from connecting with others right away (my own guarding myself issues) but loved how the process unfolded and I felt comfortable opening up, and then interacting with so many different but important personalities and personal journeys. I miss my temporary family...


from Netherlands, May 2017

de mogelijkheden dat er ook yoga nidra werd aangeboden

Isabelle Lunelli

from France, February 2018

"Une révélation, une affirmation"

Tout m'a plu. La maison était très belle très bien décorée. Une belle énergie. Les professeurs, les enseignements, les repas, de très belles rencontres, de très beaux moments.

Herve Simonin

from France, November 2017

"Merveilleuse expérience."

Kata est une femme adorable. On est tout de suite séduit. Par sa vivacité, sa belle intelligence, sa douceur et sa gentillesse. Elle partage sa passion avec beaucoup d'amour. La formation était incroyablement enrichissante. Précise. Formidablement bien organisée. Petit à petit on comprend, on expérimente,on ressent et on partage. Dès mon retour j'ai pu mettre en pratique ce que j'avais appris. Les répercussions sont étonnantes. Et mes élèves sont à la fois émerveillés et ravis de découvrir ce que m'a enseigné Kata. Un grand merci du fond du coeur à Kata et Erno qui ont toujours été si joyeusement à notre écoute. Allez découvrir le yin à leur côté, c'est magique. A recommender absolument!!!!


from Germany, August 2017


As it was one of my first steps into this kind of experience, I can tell you, I'm a lucky person, that I found Kata and Erno offering their knowledge and enthusiasm in teaching on beautiful Ibiza. I felt safe accompanied by them during the whole stay. By taking us to magical spots like calm beaches and wood surrounded roof tops to feel the energy of the elements in meditation to dive deep into the Yin Space, I opened up to allow transforming inner and outer experiences. All in a joyful atmosphere, through feeling, they love what they do. Not enough space to mention everything here ... a private concert from their friends from Hang in Balance, accompaigning one of our sessions, super delicious organic food 3 times a day by wonderful chef Jila energized me, beautiful villa, lots of knowledge about meridians, anatomy and energy, soulbreath- & yoganidra-sessions by amazing Erno helped me to calm down, guidance through Yin Practice by passionate shining teacher Kata...I loved it...helping through her wisdom and presence to connect deeper to myself! Wonderful! Thank you! Ingrid

Koula Terkessidis

from Belgium, August 2017

"Great Yin Yoga Course with great teachers"

The Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Ibiza was great! In a beautiful place with great yoga teachers and healthy food. The course was truly revealing, both physically and mentally, and Kata and Erno have a clear and inspiring way of teaching. I learned a lot about Yin Yoga. Theory and practice were well balanced. After I completed the course, I felt well prepared to teach. I already started teaching, and sharing Yin Yoga with other people, brings me a lot of joy. Thank you very much, Kata and Erno. You are great teachers.

Liliane Belyavsky

from Belgium, July 2017

Amazing experience with amazing teachers, Kata and Erno are beautiful people so generous, very professional teacher ,.... I could not dream to live such an amazing week, the training was very interesting I learned a lot , surrounded by a very nice group in a beautiful villa

I would recommend to everyone to do it and to live this beautiful experience

Angelique Fox

from Netherlands, July 2017


Alles. Een zeer fijne opleiding met 2 zeer lieve docenten. Een ervaring om nooit te vergeten. Het is niet in woorden uit te drukken hoe het was. Ik raak niet uit verteld en krijg kippenvel als ik erover spreek. Emoties, tranen, lachen, liefde en zoveel meer.

Gola Narold

from Netherlands, July 2017

De opleiding was top.

Clotilde Martin

from France, May 2017

Ashley Wilkinson

from Vietnam, April 2018

"Life Changing! "

Kata is an incredible teacher who is so talented and passionate about what she does. I took her training not knowing what to expect and it turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life. The course content was interesting and compelling, the yoga practice and instruction was great, and the overall environment was really something special. I feel so lucky to have learned so much about yoga, meditation and self love from Kata and Erno, I highly recommend this training!

Tessa Witchell

from Spanish State, April 2018

The life changing magic of this yoga teacher training lies in how authentic and well-delivered these three weeks were. I came across the yin and yang 200hr YTT and held a certain expectation that was exceeded in many ways. Kata's approach, with her (what seems like) endless knowledge, allowed me to learn more than I could have ever thought possible.

Many friends who have completed a 200hr can't believe how much was packed in. Going in, I was nervous about being too shy or not good enough. That was quickly washed away in the gorgeous setting, surrounded by like-minded souls, eating scrumptious healthy food, and being taught by the down to earth Kata and Erno. If you're reading this and thinking about doing this course, I can't recommend it enough. I'm already planning on when to come back to be taught by the unique, intelligent and wonderful Kata!

I truly feel like I have made friends for life and the mix of different backgrounds and yoga experience was never an issue here as Kata facilitated a very inclusive and safe space for us to all learn, and teach each other. The theory was taught through so many forms that I just drank it all in everyday. The amount of practical work was perfect and enough to have me already confident to teach a full class. This YTT allowed me to discover a strength inside of me that I'm so excited to now share out in the world.

Katarina Castro

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Hot Yoga"

Great energy, amazing teacher


from Great Britain, October 2017

"Lovely restful & inspiring retreat"

Kata was a very inspiring teacher and the amount and variety of yoga she taught us was really great and clearly very well thought out. I felt really rested and detoxed and met some thoroughly lovely souls!

Martina Lehner

from Republic of Italy, April 2018

"Wonderful Teacher Training in Ibiza! :)"

I (yoga-beginner) came just back from Ibiza after a wonderful Yin-Yang TT (200h) as the happiest person in the world! :)

What eventful and exciting weeks full of positive energy, love, spiritually moments and best instructive learning-program (both practical and theoretical part - love the 5 element theory!) - in a perfect balance! Beautiful surroundings (very nice villa/accommodation with a marvelous and enchanting garden, near Santa Gertrudis) delicious vegan cuisine (thx to our great chef Diana!) and the best and most loving teachers you could wish for a Yoga Teacher Training! Kata and Erno are excellent teachers and wonderful people! They gave and share so much of their extensive knowledge and experience with all their love and passion to all of us on this 'exciting journey'! They made these weeks perfect and together with a harmonious group (wonderful and lovely people from all over the world - miss and love you, guys! 💛) to an unforgettable time! Meditative sunsets in a magic and energetic place (Es Vedrà) and amazing sunrises near Santa Eulalia (& 'sun salutations' practice) by the sea let melt together everything of the whole 'package' incl. nice excursions (Ibiza Town/Santa Eulalia) with all the spectacular colors of Ibiza...

Thanks you so much, Kata and Erno, for every loving moment of these unforgettable three weeks! 'Let love move you' and practice Yoga every day! ;) (by Kata)

Love and Blessings, Martina

Aliksey Schoettle

from Germany, November 2017


Fantastic! Erin Terziff is a rare jewel amongst teachers. She brought a level of excellence and quality to the Teacher training that was much more than just training us to be Hot Yoga teachers. Through her expertise in the process of teaching teachers she not only made sure we completely understood our material and the sequences and understanding behind it but brought a transformative path of growth to the whole process. Together with Katas lovely co directing it was really a life changing experience and I am sure I am speaking for the whole group when I write this as we really all were as One and everyone grew so much in the process. And we enjoyed two intense Hot Yoga trainings a day immensely!!!

Ciska Van Der Wilk

from Netherlands, November 2017

"Een gewelEEEEEE"

Ik vond het een geweldige training, de docenten waren zeer ervaren en bijzonder positief, veel individuele aandacht, respectvol en warm.

Emily Swaeb

from Belgium, November 2017

"Left feeling very Balanced"

I loved this training. For me it was the frst time to do a teacher training so I loved the different aspects of Yoga, the overall knowledge about the body and psyche.

Getting up at 7 in the morning to meditate or do a morning practice, Palo santo smells in the air, lovely food and interesting experiences. I loved the teaching, for me it was good that we got a lot of explaination about the elements and all the postures. I made some great beautiful friends here, loved the house and ofcourse the ibiza hippy market :) This teacher training gave me a very good foundation on wich I hope to build a new future! I consider every person in my life as a teacher, and am very gratefull for the teachers I've had at the RIse and Shine yoga retreat.

I also loved the yoga nidra wich was completely new for me!

All over great people, delicious food, lovely practice, great teaching! Loved the experience!

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I just came back from the Yoga retreat in Ibiza.

I feel refreshed , energized and have found my inner peace.

The food was fantastic and tasty and you never go hungry! location was beautiful with 3 yoga sessions a day which Kata did an amazing job at ensuring we learn all styles with the right energy and balance for all the group including beach time and rest in between to read a book sit in the sun or do what you need to do . Yoga Sunrise and sunset sessions which took my breath away.

I will definatley be back next year to do this again.



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I attended the May Spring Detox retreat in Ibiza. It was a welcome break from my fast paced life. What a wonderful blessing to be in Ibiza, housed in a tranquil villa with a gorgeous swimming pool. I had 5 star beautiful meals put in front of me 3 times daily, with an option to a juice cleanse. I met and connected with a group of incredibly special people and left the retreat feeling thoroughly uplifted, recharged. We focused in different yoga practices and a variety of meditations. I can highly recommend Kata and Erno as teachers and the retreat as a whole. I will definitely book again in the future!

L. (yin training)

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Dearest Kata

Our great teacher! Thank you for everything. I really enjoyed your training, style and personality and it was beautiful to see how Erno and you do this as a team. Very very nice and heartwarming. For sure keep me posted on your trainings, events, outings ..... everything ;)


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I landed on Ibiza on 21st April with so many clouds over my head that I was in fact doubting if another yoga teacher training was the right thing to do just now. It turned out that it was exactly the right thing to do. More than other lines of yoga, yin yoga invites you to go within and find that internal and eternal source that knows all, sees all and feels all. It was at times overwhelming but more so it was magical to be guided through a week of learning and introspection by Kata and Erno. Adding elements of yang and yoga nidra to the yin training brought everything together and I really look forward to starting to share yin with my student. And the clouds in my head more than lifted. Remember: you are the sky not the weather :)


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i will say good experience , where we can learn about ourself and learn about our behaviour with the world and earth . Really good vibes and good teaching ,really good sensations, and a good way to understand what is yin Yoga and a good way to be involved insight on .

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