Delight: Our Story

Connect to your mind, body, and heart through the wisdom of authentic Yoga & Ayurveda.

Delight was founded with the intention to make authentic Yoga accessible to everyone. What started as one studio on the Weteringschans in Amsterdam has now grown into five studios in Amsterdam and Den Haag, an online platform, an extensive program of workshops and courses, and personal treatments and consultations that help people around the world feel connected in mind, body, and heart.

Why

We envision a world of loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity, and we believe that Yoga & Ayurveda give us the tools we need to make this our reality. Delight makes authentic Yoga & Ayurveda accessible to everyone. Whether you are looking to support your mental wellbeing, physical health or find balance in your daily life, we are delighted to help you find your own path.

We hold spaces for you to still the mind, feel your body and live from the heart. Find Delight within yourself and the world around you.

How

At Delight, we are dedicated to honouring and sharing the roots of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Yoga and Ayurveda are two “sister” practices that originated in India thousands of years ago. They go hand in hand - while Yoga takes care of physical and mental well-being from the inside out, Ayurveda does so from the outside in. (this needs some editing)

Yoga
The intention of Yoga is the union of body, mind and heart to find liberation, or 'Samadhi'. Yoga offers many practices like Asana (physical postures), Pranayama (breathwork) Mantra (chanting) and Meditation. It also offers many different styles like Hatha, Astanga, Vinyasa and Yin.

Ayurveda
The literal translation of ‘ayur’ is 'life' and ‘veda’ is 'knowledge’ - Ayurveda is the 'knowledge of life'. Its goal is to achieve health and balance by helping people get in sync with nature and understand their individual constitutions. (this needs some editing)

Together, Yoga and Ayurveda help you feel connected in body, mind, and heart, so you can find balance and joy in life.

What

We offer authentic Yoga and Ayurveda in multiple ways within Delight's four branches:

Delight Studios
Connect to mind, body, and heart through our daily yoga classes in Amsterdam & Den Haag. We offer many different yoga styles as well as our special classes, which are opportunities for you to connect to our community and experience diverse aspects of these wisdom traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda.

Delight Academy
We offer workshops, courses and study programs for you to explore the wisdom of Yoga & Ayurveda. Whether you want to deepen your personal practice or complete an accredited Yoga Teacher training or Ayurveda Practitioner Study program, there are many paths for you to take, and we are here to help you on this journey.

Delight Online
Practice with us wherever you are through our online Yoga & Ayurveda platform, which holds daily live-streamed classes, an extensive on-demand library, and several playlists to guide you through your home practice.

Delight Care
Take care of yourself with our personal treatments and consultations. At Delight Care, you can find Ayurvedic consultations, private yoga classes, yoga therapy sessions, Ayurvedic massages, holistic healings and pregnancy treatments to support your well-being.

Step into our spaces and you will instantly feel at peace - our beautiful shalas inspire calm, tranquility, and provide relief from the busy world outside. Through our yoga and meditation classes, workshops, and teacher trainings, you will be given the tools to connect to mind, body, and heart. Above all, you will find a community of like-minded people here, who you can connect with through our monthly special classes and gatherings. **- Wessel Paternotte, Founder Delight**

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