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You are very welcome at Delight Yoga, located in the centre of Amsterdam and in Den Haag.

In all our locations in Amsterdam and Den Haag you will find a peaceful and personal atmosphere. We offer cosy tearooms at beautiful locations where you can relax before and after your yoga session.



For any inquiries you are welcome to contact our Student Care Department
from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 15:00.

E-mail: info@delightyoga.nl
Phone: +31204281091

We look forward to taking care of you with loving attention.

Before you contact us, maybe you can find your answer here?

New to Delight Yoga?

Bookings are open 14 days in advance for all classes and can be made through our regular schedule.

​When a class is fully booked, you can put yourself on the waiting list. Whenever a spot opens up, everybody on the waiting list will receive an e-mail. We have a first-come, first-serve policy.

Need to cancel?
Can’t make it to the studio? It is very important to us and our teachers that you always cancel your booking, and please try to do so at least 6 hours before the class starts. Just log in to My Delight and click cancel in your ‘booked classes’. We have noticed an increase in late cancellations and no-shows lately, so we want to explicitly ask you to keep this in mind out of respect for our teachers who lovingly prepare your classes and the fellow students who would love to take your spot.

Can’t make it to the studio? It is very important to us and our teachers that you always cancel your booking, and please try to do so at least 6 hours before the class starts.

Just log in to My Delight and click cancel in your ‘booked classes’.

We have noticed an increase in late cancellations and no-shows lately, so we want to explicitly ask you to keep this in mind out of respect for our teachers who lovingly prepare your classes and the fellow students who would love to take your spot.

We have a waiting list option so you don't miss out on your favourite class. When a class is fully booked, you can put yourself on the waiting list. Whenever a spot opens up, everybody on the waiting list will receive an e-mail. We have a first-come, first-serve policy.

Yoga clothing
Please wear clothing you feel comfortable moving around in. 

A (thermos) drinking bottle
We also ask students to bring their own (thermos) drinking bottle, as we can't provide glasses at the moment. We provide tea and water for you to fill up your drinking bottle in all our studios.

We provide mats & props
You will be able to use our mats, bolsters, meditation pillows, blocks, belts, eye pillows, and one blanket per person without the use of covers. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own props if that is more comfortable for you.

We encourage hands-on adjustments based on mutual consent between teacher and student. If you do not feel comfortable with adjustments, please communicate this to your teacher.

Covid-19

Yes, all of our studios in Amsterdam and Den Haag are back open for both classes and workshops! We will also continue to offer online classes. You can book your class 14 days in advance through our schedule. 

For the most updated information, see our Corona Measures blog here.

We will check QR codes at our front desks as you come in. This will not be implemented for workshops because they qualify as educational programs.


A message from our Managing Director, Judith Manshanden, about this issue:

Dear all,

I hope that you are healthy and well. In this message, I would like to share what is happening behind the scenes at Delight Yoga during these unusual times.  

Even though the previous Corona measures have been tough, the introduction of the Corona Toegangsbewijs has affected us on a deep and personal level. As you have noticed over the past 1.5 years, we have been very strict about following the government’s rules to create a safe environment in our studios.  

As much as we believe in following these measures, we also believe in values like inclusiveness, autonomy, and body integrity. Values that are at the very core of yoga. Up until now, we’ve been able to unite our values with the Corona measures. With the introduction of mandatory Corona Toegangsbewijs in our studios, these values have become mutually exclusive with the rules. 

Within the microcosm of our organisation, there are as many opinions as anywhere else, and we’ve been reluctant to take a side. Yoga is about being present with what is, not about declaring opinions. Our use of self-scan stations was a symbol of our wish to ‘stay in the middle’, but it has been made clear to us by law enforcement that our self scanners are legally insufficient. Because we are not above the law, we will start scanning QR codes at our front desks as of today.

This is a very difficult situation for us - we want to share a message of love, wisdom, and enlightenment and in order to share this message, we need the container that is Delight as an organization. If we do not follow the government’s measures, our means of sharing that message is no longer available. We can only honour the mission that our students, teachers, and team hold so dearly if we are here.

Steps Forward

Of course, we are looking into what we can do to keep supporting the students that can’t physically be in our studios. But I feel that this is not enough in this situation. We, as an organisation, need to ask ourselves the necessary moral and ethical questions. We need to be clear about our responsibilities towards ourselves, our community, and our society. We will explore these questions under the professional guidance of a professor of moral ethics from the Vrije Universiteit. I will share the outcome of this exploration during a special Zoom gathering on Saturday, November 20th at 11:00. This gathering is open to everyone and is a space to share and ask questions.

You can access the meeting through this link:
https://zoom.us/j/97608589390?pwd=OU9tNEQ1M1hpQVV1eCt6TmU5OFNqUT09
Meeting ID: 976 0858 9390
Passcode: 382423

We understand that there are many different opinions about this situation, and we want to hold space for all of these different voices. We hope you will join us in being a part of co-creating solutions so that change can be made where it’s needed the most. For the time being, you may miss some of our teachers on our schedule because they feel they can’t teach yoga if they are forced to exclude students from their classes. If you have any questions about your membership, please reach out to our Community Care team.

Like many of you, the difficult times we are facing weigh heavily on me. But I trust that we can do this together. Connection is the only answer to polarisation. So let’s keep holding each other, now more than ever. 

Namasté,

Judith Manshanden
Managing Director Delight Yoga

About Delight Online

Delight Online is an online yoga platform with daily Livestreams, and an extensive on-demand library and online journeys with yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes of expert teachers. The classes are accessible for you anytime and anywhere so that you can continue your conscious growth and find your inner peace. Choose your favourite yoga style and enjoy new lessons every week.

We offer Livestreams through Zoom to provide an intimate connection with your teacher and fellow students. We also offer Livestreams through YouTube, so you can (re)watch these classes any time you want from the safety of your own home.

We created Delight Online so our community can continue to practice with us at home and from abroad. 

You can find more information about our online offering here, but this is the summary of what we have to offer:

You can book a livestream class through the regular schedule. Before the class starts you will receive a link to join the class. 

Please note that Online yoga classes on Zoom can NOT be viewed after they have been live-streamed due to privacy reasons.

About our pricing

- If you are completely new to yoga, try one of our New to Yoga offers.  

- If you are new to Delight Yoga, try one of our introductory offers like the Introduction Card, or the Trial Delight Membership.

- If you are practising once a week, you are best off with a Delight Card 5 classes or Delight Card 10 classes.

- If you are practising more than once a week, the best option is a Monthly Delight Membership so you can enjoy unlimited yoga and membership benefits.

- If you are practising Mysore your best option is the Monthly Mysore Membership as this will give you access to our Mysore Program.

 

Just sign up for the new membership on our website, and when we receive your request we will know it is about a change and we will process it for you.

Oh yes we do! You can pick one up in our studio’s :-) Just stop by and we’ll help you with this. You can choose the amount yourself and we will hand you a nicely designed gift card in an envelope, ready to be handed to your loved one. 

Unfortunately, gift cards can not be bought online. 

You can get the 10% discount in the studio when you show the host your student card. It is not possible to get this discount on our website.

All our products are personal, so it is not possible to transfer credits to somebody else. Your friend can create an account on our website and buy a Delight Guest, Delight Card, Delight Membership or one of our introductory offers. See all our pricing options here.

Yes, you can book for more persons than one, but you will need to create a separate account for them. All bookings are personal, so we need an account per student that comes to class or a workshop.

Just book with you own account first, and then log out of the website to create a new account and do the second booking.

You can upgrade your account to the membership you want in MyDelight.

> Select “Change my product”
> Select “Upgrade or downgrade my membership”
> Choose your new membership
> Click “Next” and confirm your changes
> Your membership will be activated with your next instalment

Do you want to practice with us in the studios before your new membership starts? Please contact us through info@delightyoga.nl

 

New to yoga?

To avoid poor digestion, it’s highly recommended not to eat 2 hours prior to yoga practice. If you are very hungry, have something light, such as a fruit. As a rule: never practice yoga if you are too hungry, or too full. It’s also highly recommended to not drink within 30 minutes before, or during yoga practice. Furthermore it’s recommended to wait 30-45 before eating and drinking after yoga, to allow your mind and body to assimilate relaxation or shavasana.

If you can, have a refreshing shower before yoga, or wash your hands, feet and face. It’s not advisable to smoke before yoga. After practice, leave the sweat on your body so that the skin can re-absorb the eliminated hormones and minerals.

Respect the cycle of the body, and take it easy during your period. During the first days of menstruation avoid intense practice and especially inverse postures such as head- and shoulder stand. Also avoid intense belly movements such as in navasana (the boat) as well as strong backward bends and twists. Let the teacher know, and you will be given adapted postures.

Please let the teacher know if you have any injuries, pains or if you have had surgery that may be relevant to yoga practice. This could be anything: knee pain, back problems, high blood pressure or other complaints.

We recommend our students not do yoga in the first trimester, and just to attend the Prenatal classes after the 3rd month. We give pregnancy yoga weekly, you can find them on our regular schedule.

Before entering the class, please always tell the instructor that you are pregnant or have just given birth, so that he/she can show you custom poses where needed.

Read more about prenatal yoga here

Remember that it is your yoga practice and your body. Be patient and be mindful. Differentiate between ambition and enthusiasm. Meet your ambitions with calmness, curiosity and observation. Don’t push yourself too hard when pressing your body into postures. Listen to your body and get to know your own limits – respect yourself. Keep focusing on the essence of yoga practice: breathing and awareness.

If you feel nauseous, have a headache or other complaints after yoga, it can be due to a variety of factors. Yoga postures or asanas stimulate many systems of the body, and elicit many processes, as for example, the elimination of toxins. When these toxins circulate through the body, you may experience physical effects. Other causes for feeling uncomfortable may be mental. Speak with the teacher for advice and guidance. It’s not abnormal to be emotional during or after yoga (sorrow, joy, anger, bliss, etc.). Observe arising and passing emotions and… breathe!

Weteringschans, Amsterdam

Weteringschans 53

1017 RW Amsterdam


Phone: +31204281091


This is where it all started, our first studio at the Weteringschans. This studio is located on the south side of the city centre. At this location we have two large rooms and a smaller one for healings, massages, and consults. Please note that this is the only studio without showers.

Nieuwe Achtergracht, Amsterdam

Nieuwe Achtergracht 11-13

1018 XV Amsterdam


Phone: +31202210671


Our studio at the Nieuwe Achtergracht is located just east of the centre of Amsterdam. This studio has one big yoga studio and multiple smaller rooms that are perfect for healings, massages and consults. There are comfy couches and chairs to relax before and after your class while drinking your tea or having your breakfast. 

De Clercqstraat, Amsterdam

De Clercqstraat 66-68

1052 NJ Amsterdam


Phone: +31204125318


The studio on De Clercqstraat is situated in Amsterdam West, close to the city centre. There are two studios, a big one and a smaller one. There is also a nice and cosy room where you can enjoy a relaxing massage. Furthermore, you can also enjoy a nourishing breakfast after class.

Scheveningseweg, Den Haag

Scheveningseweg 14

2517 KT Den Haag


Phone: +31707370750


This is our first studio in Den Haag. This spacious yoga studio is uniquely situated, opposite the Peace Palace. The beautifully designed studio offers three yoga studios and a space to relax with a cup of coffee, some breakfast, or both.

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Prinseneiland 20G

1013 LR Amsterdam


Phone: +31207373061


This is our 4th and latest studio in Amsterdam, located at the beautiful and quiet Prinseneiland just a two-minute walk from Haarlemmerplein. This space is a perfect place to reconnect with yourself and find peace within. The large windows give a beautiful view of the canals and small harbour. The room upstairs has a dome-shaped roof and downstairs you will find the reception, a tea room, another room to practice yoga and two dressing rooms.