Who we are

Five people from all walks of life with a dream and a vision.

Meet (from left to right) Gianuario, Patrick, Daniel, Itamar and Jason.

Our community house dreams are becoming a reality. Tired of urban life we have embarked on this adventure into community living. We acquired this old place together and are collectively breathing a fresh breath of air into it.

You’re welcome to come experience the house and community anytime. Just reach out to us and we will be happy to host you.


Jason Revere

Jason Revere

Jason has been on the yoga path for two decades now. His interest started with meditation when he was a teenager which led him to his own self-created yoga practice at home. Not happy with what he found in books he decided to go to India and study at the source. There the real inward journey began. Knowing that not everyone is on a spiritual path, but everyone can benefit from yoga, he decided to create a space where yoga is made accessible to everyone. No dogma, just yoga. We are all free to find what we need from yoga whether it’s relief from stress or pain or just a way to ease our minds. Jason also offers Yoga Coaching. If you want to go further, all you need to do is ask. Otherwise, just enjoy the mat.


Gretchen Garnett

Gretchen has been in love with the movement since she took her first dance class at the age of four. Since then she has been moving, experimenting, creating, and teaching movement in many different forms. She received a diploma in Contemporary Dance from the North Carolina School of the Arts and a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. While living in San Francisco she performed, choreographed, and fell in love with yoga at the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, where she completed her Vinyasa teacher training.


Merdan Akbayir

Merdan Akbayir

For Merdan, yoga is like a best friend, always there by his side, giving him support, strength, and answers to his own questions about life and bringing him closer to himself. As a former biologist and current choreographer and masseur, in yoga, everything comes together for him. Working with the body and learning through direct experience about oneself, choreographing and moving through a sequence of postures, refining the body and mind more and more until finally moving beyond it; into stillness and peace. He is inspired to share his passion for yoga, to empower others on their way to finding a deep sense of peace, connection, and joy within themselves, which is always available for free. The focus in his classes is on breath, intention, and alignment. The whole practice becomes a meditation in movement, ending in the final relaxation posture, where you can let go completely.


Daniel Liddiard

Daniel Liddiard

Daniel started practicing hot yoga in 2016 and completed his first teacher training with us at You Can Yoga in 2021. He specializes in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin and uses yoga to bring himself back into the here and now. This helps him to reevaluate his intentions with his actions. A much-needed practice next to his job as a performer and costume designer. His classes have an open-minded and non-dogmatic approach. Leaving plenty of room for students to understand their own unique bodies and minds. Through the asana practice, Daniel trains students to become stronger, well-balanced, and more focused. In meditation, he encourages everyone to connect to their intentions and create a healthy mind-body connection.


Tobias Oeckler

Tobias Oeckler

Indian music and philosophy sparked his passion and interest in the world of yoga before Tobias had even set foot on a yoga mat. After having lived in many different countries, it was in Amsterdam that he started to follow the path of yoga with dedication and devotion. After a few career changes and life crises later, he then started teacher training and deeply fell in love with the transformative power of yoga. Being a singer-songwriter off the mat, Tobias takes you on a musical journey and makes you smile through well-aligned postures and breath-flowing sequences with some occasional jokes.