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:

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! 

Studio News: Delight's Outdoor Yoga Classes

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Exciting updates - we are excited to host regular outdoor classes as of June 1. These are beautiful opportunities to try something new, and experience your yoga practice in unique environments. We have selected beautiful locations in Amsterdam and Den Haag - ranging from hotel courtyards and outdoor parks to the beach. These outdoor classes will stay on our schedule, even after our studios reopen on the 1st of July.  

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. 

Studio News: Delight Yoga during Corona updates

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Update 28-5-2020 We have some very good news to share with you: Yesterday the Dutch government announced that they intend to allow us to open the doors to our studios again per 1 July! We could not be happier as we can not wait to see you again, in person. We feel it has been way too long since we were able to welcome you to our studios. 

New! Delight Yoga Outdoor Classes in Amsterdam and Den Haag

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18-05-2020 We are happy to announce that outdoor yoga and meditation classes have now been added to our schedule! We are grateful to reconnect with our students and come together in nature. Welcoming this new opportunity with fresh intentions so we may blossom together with all life around us.

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.  Our offerings are based on authentic eastern techniques, giving you physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and leaving you with a feeling of total relaxation and peace. All our healings are based on a holistic view of well-being, integrating the physical with mental and spiritual practices. With these treatments and healings we aim to support you on your path in creating space and awareness. If you’re considering ​a massage or healing session but you need help picking, ​we’re happy to help you, just reach out!   To make sure the studio is a tranquil and safe environment for everyone, we will apply the following guidelines, based on RIVM measures: - We won’t shake hands but greet with the ‘Namasté gesture’. - When you enter the studio, you wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap. - Keep 1.5 meter (2 arms lengths) distance from the host. - Please come alone. - Please don’t arrive any sooner than 5 minutes before the appointment takes place. - Please bring your own (large) towel. - The payment will be made by card. - DON’T come to the studio if you have any symptoms (e.g.: fever, respiratory complaints such as coughing, difficulty breathing, nasal cold, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, light cough, slight temperature). - DON’T come to the studio if you have family members/roommates with a fever and/or respiratory complaints. ​- DON’T come to the studio if you’ve been in touch with people with COVID-19 in the past 21 days. - On the day of the appointment, our host will call you to do a health check provided by the RIVM for your own and our safety. We will make sure you enter a relaxed and safe environment. We will take cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing very seriously as well in the massage room as the communal area and we will thoroughly clean any objects clients touch (e.g.: toilet, massage table, door handles and other props and products relevant to your treatment). We will be spacing our appointments mindfully so we have adequate time to clean between and minimize interaction with other clients. It’s not mandatory but if you feel safer wearing a face mask, you are of course welcome to do so.

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? Let's practice yoga to connect with ourselves and others, and get through this together.  See the online schedule   Theme of the Month: The Fourth Noble Truth - The path that leads to the end of suffering "Suffering is a message that tells you to reassess where you are at in your trajectory and get back on your path of self-discovery and realisation.  And that’s what’s meant by ‘doing the work’, or walking The Noble Eightfold Path. It may sound daunting or highly spiritual, but when translated into modern-day language, this can be very practical. Wake up early, do your practice, get quiet, be still, be mindful, open your palms and listen. Close your eyes in order to see." - Maarten van Huijstee Read the full blog   Delight Yoga studios closed at least until April 28th   We would like to extend our gratitude to all of you for supporting us in these unusual and challenging times. We deeply appreciate those of you who have continued to support us by maintaining your memberships, donating to our teachers, and sending us kind words. These past weeks have shown us the beauty of our community, and we feel incredibly grateful. Yesterday, the Dutch government announced that some measures have been extended until Tuesday, April 28th. This means that Delight will need to keep her doors closed until further notice. As this new reality will continue for a while, we have decided to take our online schedule to the next level. From Monday, April 6th, we will offer: ✓ More than 70 live online yoga classes a week ✓ High-quality audio and video of live-streams ✓ All yoga styles and for all levels ✓ Access to rewatch live-streams up to 7 days ✓ Interaction with teachers and other students ✓ Mysore room for self-practice ✓ Daily Silent Sit Meditation ✓ Satsang with Satya & Sahaj   Delight Online Membership and Products This also means that, in order to support the viability and sustainability of Delight Yoga, we will no longer offer our classes for free as of Monday, April 6th. We will introduce new Online Memberships and Products:  *Only online yoga classes on YouTube can be viewed up to 7 days after they have been live-streamed. The link will expire seven days after their original live-stream date. Online yoga classes on Zoom will not be recorded due to privacy reasons.    The New Memberships and Products will be available for purchase at our pricing page soon.    Online Open Day Are you thinking of deepening your Ayurveda knowledge to a professional level and would like to join our 4-year Ayurveda Practitioner Studies? Come and join us to experience the teachings, get to know various teachers of our faculty, meet our academy directors Coen van der Kroon and Martine van Beusekom, and ask us all the questions you might have about the study. Due to the coronavirus, we are not able to come together and meet in person at our Prinseneiland studio. We have decided to offer you an online version of the Open Day.   Online Workshops Given the current measures taken by the Dutch government to control the spread of the Coronavirus, the following workshops will be taking place online. All workshops will be held through the online platform Zoom.    ** For all online workshop, a delight membership discount of 30% applies as part of the membership benefits. Note that the membership benefits are not available for Online Members and Off-Peak Members. 

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:

Borrow, purchase, or pick up a yoga mat for your home practice

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Borrow, purchase, or pick up your yoga mat    Borrow a used Manduka Yoga Mat for free We find it important for you to be able to continue your Delight Yoga online practice at home. To support you in your practice we have decided to give you the opportunity to borrow one of our used Manduka yoga mats for free.

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.

Introducing new membership benefits

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19-Jun-2019  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.

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.