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Astanga Yoga 5 day Intensive

With Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

This workshop has taken place already, please visit our Workshop Page for a more recent offering of workshops and trainings.

We're very honoured to welcome Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor for the first time to Delight Yoga in Amsterdam to teach a 5 day intensive in the Vondelkerk.

So often we find gaps in our practice and understanding of yoga. We get confused not just about the bothersome disparities between the great variety of techniques and philosophies but also about the apparent differences between alignment and flow, asana and pranayama, theory and practice.

This five-day intensive will help to fill in some of these gaps. In the morning sessions we will ground our study with an in-depth exploration of the internal patterns of breath and alignment found in the primary series of the Astanga Vinyasa system. In the afternoons there will be an introduction to Sanskrit chanting, an introduction to the internal pleasures of pranayama, and a comprehensive overview of the foundational philosophies that form the context for yoga practice. We will read and discuss the Kena and Katha Upanishads, and selections from the Yoga Sutra, and then learn to appreciate the plurality of approaches to yoga through an introduction to the Bhagavad Gita.

Daily Schedule (Wednesday to Saturday)

08:30 - 10:40 Guided Asana
11:00 - 12:00 Asana Discussion
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 16:15 Chanting, Philosophy & Pranayama



13:00-14:00 Chanting & Philosophy
14:00-16:00 Guided Asana
16:00-17:00 Pranayama & Q&A's 


For this workshop, a membership discount applies of 10%. If you are a member and would like to book a spot for the course, please contact one of our studio hosts. Please note the discount is only applicable for the total course.

We've opened up the workshop to book single sessions. Please note that sessions will be building on each other (both the asana practice and the Chanting, Philosophy & Pranayama), so joining the full intensive is recommended. 



You can register for this workshop by clicking ‘Book’ and paying online with iDeal, Credit Card or PayPal. Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when payment is complete.

Cancellation policy

Are you entitled to a refund of the registration fee in case of cancellation? Please read article 16 ‘Cancellation of Workshop Registration’ in our General Terms and Conditions to know exactly where you stand.

About Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968, beginning with one simple sitting posture in the Zen tradition. He spent nine years in Asia studying yoga asana, Sufism, Sanskrit language, and Indian philosophical texts, contextualizing them within the turbulent political times of that period in history.

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