Studio News: October 2020

by Delight Yoga


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. "

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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.

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Workshops this Month

This month, you'll be able to choose from workshops in Amsterdam, Den Haag, and online.


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


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


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


- 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 ;)


- 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


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.


- 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


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


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. 


- 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 in your posts and stories.

Take Delight in the here and now - where and whenever you please.