New! Delight Yoga Lifestyle Program (Free for Delight Yoga Students)

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8-Week program to Balance your Vata Starting 1 November   We are happy to introduce the first Delight Yoga Lifestyle Program: Balance Your Vata. It is important to take care of ourselves, especially in these challenging times. We created an 8-week program full of Ayurveda & Yoga tips to balance your health and live a yogic lifestyle during this Vata season (autumn/early winter).

Studio News: Corona updates

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Update: 14-10-2020   Our doors can stay open, but dressing rooms are closed We would like to share our response to last night's press conference where the Dutch government announced new measures against the Coronavirus in the form of a 'semi-lockdown'. The short, and very positive, conclusion is that we can keep welcoming you to our studios just as we have over the past months, with only a few minor changes to our Corona safety measures and guidelines. 

Studio News: October 2020

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1-October-2020 October begins with a powerful Full Moon in Aries setting the tone for this month. Aries is the sign of independence and strength, and its full moon today inspires inner courage. This month, ask how you can assert yourself and your needs while still showing respect for the people around you. For those concerned about how the new government measures will impact their practice: our studios are still open, and our hosts and teachers look forward to warmly (and safely) welcoming you to your next yoga or meditation practice. See our latest Corona update for more details. We sincerely believe that we will get through these challenges together with love, kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others.       With love, the Delight Team   Theme of the Month: Buddha's Teachings: The Eightfold Path - 6. Right Effort (Samma vayama) "From the moment I was asked to write the theme of the month for October, the journey began. I took this theme with me throughout my days, carried it with me as if it were my closest friend.  It became a search not only for what I put effort into, but how I move through the world, how I talk to others, and what I choose to put in my body. What thoughts I choose to keep and how I treat myself. " Read the full blog   New Class: Hormone Yoga Your hormones dictate almost every part of your life:  your state of mind, behaviour, body shape, eating habits and how you react to stress. In order to be more happy and healthy, it is important that you balance your hormones.  Hormone Yoga Therapy  (HYT) restores the hormonal production and has a positive effect on the whole hormonal system. It is a natural treatment through specific exercises reactivating hormone production.      Read more Workshops this Month This month, you'll be able to choose from workshops in Amsterdam, Den Haag, and online. AMSTERDAM Breathe to Heal with Max Strom Starting on 02 October 2020 Women's Circle** with Alixe van Ogtrop 2 October 2020 Restorative Yoga & Aromatherapy: Nourish and Ground for Autumn with Francesca Gobeille 3 October 2020 Yin Yoga Masterclass with Daphne Luttger Starting on 3 October 2020 Astanga Yoga: Practice Foundation Course with Lidewij Severins & Marilou van Hoek Starting on 4 October 2020 Ayurvedic Nutrition Course 2020 with Liese van Dam Starting on 9 October 2020 Motherheart Circle: Our mothers, our births, our babies with Lidewij Severins 9 October 2020 Energy Awareness with Juno Burger 16 October 2020 Astanga Yoga Workshop With Petri Räisänen 22 October 2020 Preparation for Birth: Partner Workshop with Kamini Stam 25 October 2020 Lu Jong Tibetan Healing Yoga** with Mariette de Kroon 25 October 2020 HypnoBirthing, The Mongan Method: 5-Week Holistic Birth Preparation Course with Kasia Pokrop Starting on 27 October 2020 Sound Bath Meditation: The Power of Sound Healing with Stacey Griffin 30 October 2020 DEN HAAG Opening Your Heart with Judith van der Klink 3 October 2020 Savasana Healing Concert with Ira Hardjosusono, Elke Brouwers, Emily van Orsouw & Ola Renska 10 October 2020 Introduction to Yoga Program with Ira Hardjosusono 10 October 2020 Preparing for Birth: Partner Workshop with Regina Németh 11 October 2020 Astanga Yoga Workshop with Petri Räisänen 16 October 2020 Bliss Meditation with Ira Hardjosusono & Ingeborg Timmerman 23 October 2020 Introduction to the Doshas with Patricia Veltri 24 October 2020 The Chakra Journey - Breath & Sound with Arno Nistal Ten Veen 31 October 2020 ONLINE Full Moon Circle: Follow the Moon with Simona Schimanovich 1 October 2020 Magical Morning Routine Workshop with Jenny Schoenmann 3 October 2020 Magical Morning Routine: 4 Week Course with Jenny Schoenmann Starting on 4 October 2020 Meditation Course: The Fundamentals** with Davide Piai Starting on 7 October 2020 Circular Breathwork Course** with Rolandjan van Mulligen Starting on 8 October 2020 Restorative Yoga Practice** with Adelene Cheong 9 October 2020 Yin Yoga Special: Deep Tissue Release with Jasmijn Koelink 10 October 2020 Special Sunday Satsang** with Satya Katiza Starting on 11 October 2020 Sva Dharma Family Gathering - Online & Live with Satya Katiza & Kevin Sahaj 16 October 2020 New Moon Circle: Set Your Intentions with Simona Schimanovich 16 October 2020 Introduction to The Mind Training** with Satya Katiza & Kevin Sahaj 17 October 2020 Special Sunday Satsang** with Satya Katiza Starting on 18 October 2020 Sacred Menopause** with Satya Katiza 25 October 2020   **For all online workshops, a Delight membership discount of 30% applies as part of the membership benefits. Note that the membership benefits are not available for Online Members.    Upcoming Events   Practical Updates ALL - Due to the new measures put in place by the government on the 28th of September, we strongly advise our community (students, teachers and hosts) in both Amsterdam and The Hague to wear a mask in the reception area and dressing rooms. While in the yoga class, students/teachers are free to take off their masks.  - The new measures do not affect our measures any further, as we already keep the maximum capacity in our spaces beneath 30 people. Luckily, all our workshops and classes can therefore continue as planned.  - We have added three new Studio Coordinators to our team: Marlot van Laren, Royce Benda, and Myrna Captijn will contribute their gifts and beautiful energies to making sure our studios run as smoothly as ever. - We have new additions to our marketing team: Robin van der Valk and Sophia Hengelbrok are working to spread the yoga-love online. Support them in their new roles with an Instagram follow ;) OUTDOOR CLASSES - We have decided to stop offering outdoor classes now that the weather outside has transitioned to autumn. We would love to invite you to make use of our studio and online classes instead.  ONLINE CLASSES - As of 1 October, the Friday Online Prenatal class with Kasia Pokrop will be cancelled. - As of 1 October, the Wednesday Online Kids Yoga class with Marije Roede will be cancelled. We’ll be offering Kids Yoga Special Classes at Weteringschans instead.  - As of 1 October, the Saturday Online Kundalini & Mantra Meditation class with Erica Jago will be cancelled. We’ll be offering monthly online workshops with her instead. WETERINGSCHANS - We are delighted to welcome two new teachers to our schedule at the Weteringschans: Jane Margie Saman and Lovely Uhlenbeek. - As of 1 October, Marije Roede will be teaching three new classes: Thursday | 10.00 -11.15 Astanga Led (all levels)  Saturday | 10.30 - 11.30 Vinyasa (all levels) Saturday | 12:00 - 13:30 Astanga Led (all levels) - As of 1 October, Sjoerd Dragtsma will be teaching a Healing Yoga class: Wednesday | 16:00 - 17:30 Saturday | 8:30 - 10:00 DE CLERCQSTRAAT - Mysore afternoon shifts have changed from Tuesdays and Thursdays to Mondays and Wednesdays from 17.00 - 18.30 and 18.30 - 20.00. Monday classes will be taught by Josta van der Kolk, Wednesday classes will be taught by Martine Wieten. - Lidewij Severins will go on maternity leave in mid-October. Her Tuesday night Astanga Led class will be covered by Josta van der Kolk.  NIEUWE ACHTERGRACHT - Sasha Van Aalst will stop teaching at Delight Yoga this month, her last class will be on 15 October. We are very grateful for Sasha’s stunning contribution to creating this beautiful Astanga Mysore community at the NA over these last years and wish her well in her next ventures - she will follow her long-time dream to foster a small, simple space for practice somewhere else in the city. - The Mysore Program at the NA will continue to run with the same schedule - Claudia Pradella and Eva Ugolini will alternate mornings for the first few months (next to continuing teaching at DC) until the Program is ready for a new teacher, probably in the spring of 2021.  PRINSENEILAND - As of 1 October, the Wednesday Astanga Led Beginners Class at 16:30 will be taken over by Agnes Vissering. Need some guidance? We are delighted to guide you along your yoga path. If you have any questions or feedback, please see the frequently asked questions or feel free to contact us at any moment. We hope you will enjoy our online classes. To stay connected with our Delight community we would love to encourage you to share your home practice with us and tag @delight.yoga in your posts and stories.   Take Delight in the here and now - where and whenever you please.  

Donations for Moria on International Peace Day 21 September 2020

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Earlier this month a refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, burned down, leaving 13.000 migrants without shelter. On 21 September International Peace Day Delight Yoga will raise donations for ‘Because we Carry’.

Inner Peace Network Hosts Book Event & Masterclass with Deepak Chopra

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Our sister organization, the Inner Peace Network, is honoured to be hosting the very first book event and masterclass with Dr. Deepak Chopra and Eddie Stern on Saturday, October 3rd.

Outdoor Yoga in Amsterdam and Den Haag

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14-September-2020 The return of sunny weather calls for an updated outdoor schedule! Try something new and experience your yoga practice in unique environments. We have selected beautiful locations in Amsterdam and Den Haag - ranging from outdoor parks to the beach. All you will need is a mat and some comfy clothes. 

Studio News: September 2020

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1-September-2020 After a hectic summer, we're returning to reality; schools are back open, work has resumed, and we settle into normal life again. Except that this year has been anything but normal, and we're still living in uncertain times. In the midst of all this change, it's important to feel grounded and equanimous, and we are here to support you.

A thank you from Delight Yoga

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Like many, other yoga and sports schools, we faced a challenge during Covid-19: how to keep our school running when no classes were allowed to take place. While most of our community stopped their Delight Memberships, there was a group of members who showed incredible support during these three months, keeping their memberships while our doors were closed.

Studio News: New Memberships & Membership Benefits

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August 2020 With all the changes this year, we want to make sure you're up to date with all the benefits your membership provides. Here are the latest membership benefits - we hope you enjoy our latest offerings from the heart.

Studio News: Introducing Free Community Yoga Classes in Amsterdam

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Yoga is for everyone Yoga is for everyone. Yes, we truly believe that. We feel it is important to make yoga more accessible and inclusive. To support the path to a more inclusive yoga world, we are happy to announce that we will offer Community Yoga classes in Amsterdam twice a week as of September.

Studio News: August 2020

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1-August-2020 "There are always flowers for those who want to see them." - Henri Matisse If there is one thing this year has taught us, it is to remain grateful. Finding the good in each day may be challenging, but it is possible. We can find beauty and relief all around us. Just look at nature - flowers are in full bloom, the trees above us give us shade, the water interwoven throughout the Netherlands provides play and refreshment.   

Studio News: Weteringschans Back Open in August

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Good news!⁠ As of August, our Weteringschans location will be back open. We're starting with a small schedule for the time being, but you'll be able to take your favourite early morning and evening classes at our original location once again. We’re also using this moment to try the things we always wanted to explore but never had the time for.

Astanga Yoga Workshops with Petri Räisänen this Autumn

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We are very happy to welcome Petri back in Amsterdam and The Hague, to directly experience the therapeutic effects of Astanga Yoga - from the hands of a great healer - and to learn more about Pranayama, Asana, Tension & Trauma releasing exercises and the Mantra Om. Next to this, there will be a discussion on current topics in society and Yoga, and learning about adjustments for all bodies!

5 European Yoga Retreats in 2020

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Delight Yoga hosts a variety of retreats throughout the year, all designed to create inner peace, expand your practice, and take you away from the stresses of everyday life.  Here's an overview of the upcoming retreats we have planned, both in the Netherlands and abroad:

New Healing: Rebozo Closing Ritual

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with Lidewij Severins During conception, pregnancy, and birth, a woman's body opens physically and energetically, to receive a new being into this world. This opening process is necessary and beautiful, to welcome our newborn with an open heart and open mind and to connect to each other on the deepest level (as the baby is naturally just as open as the mother).

Studio News: July 2020

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1-July-2020 Summer is here again - and so is Delight Yoga! Today is the day we've been waiting for; the day we finally reopen our studios for the first time since we had to shut our doors in March. We were able to get through all of the ups and downs over these past few months because of the kindness and strength shown by our community - and we are so grateful for your support.

Delight Yoga's Safety & Social Distancing Measures

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1-7-2020 Delight Yoga will take the following measures in accordance with the RIVM to ensure our members feel safe, healthy, and at peace in our studios. To keep our spaces and community safe, we kindly ask you all to follow these guidelines:

Introducing new membership benefits

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21-June-2020 Today it's International Yoga Day! A day to celebrate yoga and that it embodies the unity of mind, body and spirit. To celebrate this special day we have a little gift for students with a Delight Membership. We are thankful for you being a part of the Delight community. Your dedication and commitment to the practice and Delight make sure that we can all grow together.

Studio News: Delight Yoga Reopens on July 1st!

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The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here - after three long months, we are reopening our doors on July 1st! We cannot wait to welcome you back to our safe, fresh and beautiful spaces.

Mysore Program Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

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On 20 June 2010, the Astanga Yoga School Amsterdam opened its doors as the very first dedicated Astanga Yoga shala in the Netherlands dedicated to spreading the Astanga teaching in its traditional format - Mysore self-practice. 10 years later, we want to remember and celebrate that day in the same way – with a 108 Sun Salutation practice together! 

International Yoga Day 2020: Walk for Peace

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On June 21st, 2020, the world will celebrate International Yoga Day. A day to come together to celebrate connection and honour all that is.  Every year this special day comes along, reminding us to take a moment to feel what Yoga means to us. This year we feel the need to take our practice off the mat and into the world - join us Sunday the 21st of June for a Silent Meditation Walk for Peace.

Studio News: June 2020

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1-June-2020 Do you also feel a sense of magic in the air, as if something new is ready to emerge? We are slowly crawling out of our cave, mindful and with awareness, to discover the new now. While we are preparing our studios for the re-opening on the 1st of July, we hope you will keep enjoying our online and outdoor classes this month. As we have received so many positive reactions about them, we are happy to share that we decided that they are here to stay, even when our doors are open again. 

Delight Yoga offering Treatments & Consultations during COVID-19

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These times of change ask for extra self-care and nurturing of our minds and bodies. We are happy to announce that we are able to welcome you again for a relaxing, rejuvenating or therapeutic treatment by one of our specialists in our serene treatment spaces.  

Studio News: May 2020

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1-May-2020 Can you also feel that the way you perceive, think and understand things is changing? Instead of living life in the quick, straightforward ‘Yang’ manner we are used to, the intention now is to adopt to a slower, ‘Yin’ way of living.

Studio News: April 2020

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1-April-2020 This is a moment where transformation occurs, a tipping point. Although it might feel that your life has turned upside down, this time can also be a chance to reflect, let go of what no longer serves you, and create space for something new. Where in your life - and in the world - can you let go of attachment to old ways and routines of living that are no longer sustainable and open up to the transformation that is possible now? 

Delight Yoga x Studio Martin Sweers

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In these times we want to share beauty, something positive to give back to the brave and the kind.   Walking past our studio on De Clercqstraat, you may have noticed posters hanging in its windows. These are part of an open-air art exhibition created by Martin Sweers. Read more about the inspiration behind this project in his own words:

Studio News: Alternatives for continuing your yoga practice

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16-3-2020 Yesterday, The Dutch government announced that all sports clubs in The Netherlands will be closed until April 6th 2020. Due to this situation, Delight Yoga will be closed until that date. We are currently working on alternatives for you to continue your yoga practice, as we believe that yoga and meditation are especially necessary in these times of fear and anxiety.

New 'Yin Experienced' Class at the Nieuwe Achtergracht

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As of March, we will offer a new "Yin - Experienced" class at the Nieuwe Achtergracht. This class will be guided by Katrin Kögel and held on Saturdays from 20:00 - 21:30.  In this class, we aim to create an oasis of stillness.

Studio News: March 2020

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1-3-2020 As we move into March and the beginnings of spring, we can feel the days begin to brighten. Flowers start blooming and the world slowly wakes up. During this transition from winter to spring, we are still in Kapha season, and can carry the heavy wet qualities in our bodies and minds. Find your flow this month - focus on what makes you feel alive, awake, and inspired.

New 'Silent Sit' Meditation Sessions at the Weteringschans

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As of March, we will gather together for a Silent Morning Meditation every weekday from 8:00 to 8:45 at the Weteringschans. These Meditation sessions will consist of two parts - the first 15 minutes will be guided and the remaining 30 minutes we will be together in Silence.

Nieuwe Achtergracht Reopens its Doors on 16 February

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We are delighted to announce the reopening of our beautiful studio Delight Yoga Nieuwe Achtergracht! After months of renovations, we will be reopening our doors with a special celebration on Sunday, February 16th. Delight Yoga Weesperstraat will close its doors on Friday, February 14th, and the regular schedule will be taking place at Delight Yoga Nieuwe Achtergracht as of Monday, February 17th.

Studio News: February 2020

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1-2-2020 February is here, a new month filled with new opportunities to grow and transform. This month is a beautiful time to celebrate love - both the romantic love we have in our lives as well as the relationships we have with ourselves. Each day is a new chance to do something for our own well-being; whether that’s attending a yoga class, meditating in the morning, or getting an Ayurvedic massage. This February, try to cultivate those loving spaces in your everyday life. 

Satya's Schedule 2020

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Katiza Satya is Delight Yoga's partner, senior teacher, and spiritual leader. She leads retreats, workshops, immersions, teacher trainings, and various courses throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. Interested in learning from Satya? Find her 2020 schedule here. 

Studio News: January 2020

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1-1-2020 Happy New Year from Delight Yoga! This month gives us the space to reflect on the lessons we learned this past year and to set intentions for the year to come. Let January be a time to restore and recenter yourself - letting go of what no longer serves you, so you can reconnect to that space of being conscious, being happy, being you.

Studio News: Happy Holidays from Delight Yoga!

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20-12-2019 Happy Holidays from Delight Yoga!⁠ During the Christmas days and on New Years the regular schedule will be replaced by different special classes. Make sure to check the schedule before you go to your favourite yoga classes.

Studio News: December 2019

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1-12-2019 Can you feel that winter is coming? The days slowly become darker and the air is getting colder. It is the time of year when everything slows down and gets quiet. However, if we turn too much inward, the cold and darkness can weigh us down. To keep that inner fire (Agni) burning and stay healthy we need to keep our bodies moving. What better way to do that than by practising yoga? 

Studio News: November 2019

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1-11-2019 November has fully arrived in autumn. The leaves on the trees start to dry out, turn brown and fall to the ground. The temperature starts to drop, becomes colder and windier. And it is easy for us to get out of balance. Have you been feeling a little ungrounded and tired? Yoga can help you ground and strengthen yourself.

Studio News: October 2019

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1-10-2019 October is the start of fall time. We, as well as nature, slowly turn inwards. The days will be shorter, the nights will be longer. The shifting of the season means that we as humans will shift too, energetically, mentally or physically. You may find yourself feeling different, more tired or it may cause some turbulence in the mind. Get ready for fall times by learning through the science of Yoga & Ayurveda: Get ready for Autumn with Patricia Veltri on 18 October.

Studio News: September 2019

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1-9-2019 September is upon us and it is all about slowing down and getting grounded. When you feel a little lost keep in mind the impermanence of life: always shifting and evolving, dying and being born again. Just as change is the only constant, there are unbroken patterns that exist within the ebb and flow of reality. When we slow down and ground ourselves, we can begin to witness the patterns, becoming aware enough to actually break free from it.

Studio News: August 2019

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1-08-2019 New things are blooming during the heatwave of this summer as the month of August brings us not one, but two New Moons! It is a time where a lot of exciting and new things are happening at Delight Yoga. As the Nieuwe Achtergracht will temporarily close on the 19th of August and the new location at Weesperstraat 63 will open its doors, we will surrender to and trust the magic of new beginnings.

Temporarily Closing Nieuwe Achtergracht on the 19th of August

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31-Jul-2019  Closing Nieuwe Achtergracht on 19th of August We have important news about our studio at the Nieuwe Achtergracht that we want to share with you. We recently received word from our landlord that the foundation of our studio's building needs to be renovated.

Satya's Schedule 2019

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12-Mar-2019 2019: Dive into Satsang, get to know your Self   Are you ready to free yourself from your limitations, fears and confusions we are all individually and socially trapped in? As of 2019 we will continue with more Satsang at Delight Yoga, as an invitation for the ones who feel the call in their hearts to awake to the nature of being human, our right to live from true Peace, true Joy and true Love.

Heads up: we have changed our pricing

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02-Nov-2018 Link to FAQ We want to inform you that we have adjusted our pricing on January 1st. Please read the following to learn why and to find out what this might mean for you.

Astanga Mysore Program at the Nieuwe Achtergracht

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29-Sep-2017   We are happy to announce that we will be offering daily Mysore classes with Sasha van Aalst at the Nieuwe Achtergracht starting from November.     The transmission of this practice has always been from one person to another, in an intuitive, receptive and guiding relationship. The practice will be taught one-on-one in the supportive context of community.

Opening Weekend Prinseneiland

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11-May-2016   Yes!  As you might know, we're opening up our fourth yoga school in Amsterdam on Prinseneiland.  We're really excited that we're heading towards the Opening weekend! In the weekend of 14/15 May everybody is welcome to join us for some free(!) yoga classes, meditation, pranayama, massages, healings, clearings, music and satsang.