Special Classes: December 2017

by Delight Yoga, 01-Dec-2017

Special Classes

Yoga has so many more qualities than just the physical practice on the mat (asana). You may have experienced some magic during a class, leaving energized and relaxed and with a feeling of more spaciousness. But in fact, this magical feeling can stay with you when you take the practice with you off the mat. The key is to apply yoga to our daily lives and to experience the present Now in all little things we do. This might seem difficult in the beginning, but no worries, take it slow - step by step - this can be everyone's reality.

To inspire you to take yoga off the mat and support you in this yoga journey, we offer Special Classes. All special classes can be booked through the regular schedule which means they can be done with your current membership or card, or by a Delight Guest (single class payment). 

Below you find the special classes for the coming month.

Come and join the beauty of life through dance, chanting, meditation and more!

In Amsterdam this December

For anyone interested in gaining an embodied experience and deeper understanding of themselves, others and the world. We will explore together—through contemplative meditation—our thoughts, beliefs and relationship to what we simply call ‘me’ and most importantly we will inquire if and how this ‘me’ contributes to our happiness. These contemplations are grounded in authentic Buddhist philosophy and shared in an experimental, open, accessible, down to earth, and fun way.

Stress & Burnout: Understanding and Loving Yourself

With Kimberly Poppe & Davide Piai
Nieuw Achtergracht | 2 December, 2017 | 16:00 - 17:30

By understanding what stress actually is and how our mind and body respond to it, we can empower ourselves by how we think about it, react to it and be with it. In this special class meditation teachers Davide Piai & Kimberly Poppe, who have lived through burn out themselves, will share some of what they have found most helpful, including a simple mindfulness practice as well as how you can be loving and compassionate to yourself when you are struggling. It is also a space to cultivate community—to connect with others facing similar challenges for encouragement and support! 

Bookable through the regular schedule from November 26th


Kirtan

With Clayton Horton
De Clercqstraat | 8 December, 2017 | 20:00 – 21:30 

Dance meditation is a form of active meditation which offers the possibility to connect to what lives inside of yourself. It is an exercise in becoming silent and witnessing yourself, the thoughts, emotions, experiences, of everything inside you. The movement allows you to think less and experience more and surrender to the wisdom of the body. In a dance meditation, the dancer will go on a journey, sometimes following the movements of the body and sometimes experiencing the effect of specific movements. Sometimes through different musical rhythms, sometimes dancing to the sound of silence.

Bookable through the regular schedule from December 2nd


Dance Meditation

With Stefanie van der Zwaal
Prinseneiland | 8 December, 2017 | 20:00 – 21:30 

Dance meditation is a form of active meditation which offers the possibility to connect to what lives inside of yourself. It is an exercise in becoming silent and witnessing yourself, the thoughts, emotions, experiences, of everything inside you. The movement allows you to think less and experience more and surrender to the wisdom of the body. In a dance meditation, the dancer will go on a journey, sometimes following the movements of the body and sometimes experiencing the effect of specific movements. Sometimes through different musical rhythms, sometimes dancing to the sound of silence.

Bookable through the regular schedule from December 2nd


Buddhist Inquiry, The Lost Art of Contemplation: What About Me

With Davide Piai 
Nieuwe Achtergracht | 10 December, 2017 | 15:00 - 17:00

For anyone interested in gaining an embodied experience and deeper understanding of themselves, others and the world. We will explore together—through contemplative meditation—our thoughts, beliefs and relationship to what we simply call ‘me’ and most importantly we will inquire if and how this ‘me’ contributes to our happiness. These contemplations are grounded in authentic Buddhist philosophy and shared in an experimental, open, accessible, down to earth, and fun way.

Bookable through the regular schedule from Decmeber 4th


Yin in Concert

With Michiel Kaemingk & Irene Sportel
De Clercqstraat | 15 December, 2017 | 20:00 – 22:00 

This is an evening for you to relax, let yourself be carried by music and silence. The combination of a Yin Yoga experience together with live music gives you the opportunity to go on a journey within yourself. Two hours in which you can dive deep into your body and let the music help you to connect with your heart and the stillness. In Yin Yoga you get to stay in seated or reclined postures for 3-5 minutes. Take your time to open the body, rejuvenate the joints, warm your heart and quiet your mind. Yoga teacher and massage therapist Michiel Kaemingk will guide you deeper into the postures by using his voice and hands-on adjustments. Yoga teacher and musician Irene Sportel will surround you with sounds of her guitar, handpan, voice and other instruments, all straight from the heart. This night it's time to come home to yourself.

 Bookable through the regular schedule from December 9th


Tibetan Yoga: Diamond Body

With Mariette de Kroon
Nieuw Achtergracht | 15 December, 2017 | 20:00 - 21:30
This class will be moved to January 26th, 2018.

In the second special we will focus on feeling our body with more Tibetan Yoga breathing techniques and exercises. With movements that contain great methods and wisdom. This will purify and balance the energies in the body. Join this class to feel your body and learn more how you can help your body and mind to work harmoniously and more smoothly work together.

Bookable through the regular schedule from December 9th


Asana through musical journey

With Victoria Hyndman
Nieuw Achtergracht | 29 December, 2017 | 20:00 - 21:30

Come share an intimate candlelit yoga evening with Victoria as she takes us on a journey into our vast inner landscape by going through fluid asanas using touching music to reconnect with the aliveness and sweetness of being alive, preparing us to enter a new cycle of another year.

Bookable through the regular schedule from December 23rd

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