Welcome back to Wednesday yoga classes in English in Amsterdam Nieuw-west. We offer vinyasa flow, hatha yoga poses, meditation, yoga philosophy and music to bring you back into balance in body and mind. Yoga classes for everyone at a cost everyone can afford at de Honingraat Community Center in Amsterdam Nieuw-west.
Are you searching for tools to keep a calm, balanced but creative mind? A sustainable home practice that you will stick to? A way to keep you lucid, fit and able to react in a constructive way to unexpected and stressful happenings? A way to unblock your creativity and sharpen your focus?
Join me for an English language Workshop in the Art of Vinyasa Krama Yoga: Yoga for mind clarity on 7 and 21 February at Center Open Field in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.
‘Breath is central to yoga because it is central to life. And yoga is about life.’
Sri T. Krishnamacharya
I have Just completed a training in Vinyasa Krama with Srivatsa Ramaswami, who trained with the legendary Krishnamacharya for over 30 years. Going back to the source of yoga was a gift that I will share in my classes.
In the meantime, during the seasonal break at Yoga Nieuw-west, here are some little pearls of wisdom for those choosing the path to freedom: Continue reading
“Yoga is an internal practice…the rest is just a circus.” Sri Pattabhi Jois.
Here are 10 ways yoga has changed my life. Continue reading
SCHEDULE in Yoga Nieuw-west Amsterdam
Classes are from 19.30uur – 21.00 uur) and on Wednesday. We are looking into adding Friday morning at 9.30. I will keep you informed.
I leave you with the 5 principles of yoga philosophy summarized by Swami Sivananda.
“Freedom from wanting unlocks the real purpose of existence.”
Yoga, like anything else in your life, needs to be sustainable to work. When you start something new, something you find you like, you can throw yourself into it with great enthusiasm. Or you can find that something new is challenging and therefore needs you to put a lot of energy into it as you process many new things. After a while you will start to see the results. This is often the moment when you can let things slide. It is at the moment when something is working well for you that you need to readjust to keep things in balance for yourself. Perhaps slacken off a bit in how much you do of it, or relax the way you look at it as it becomes more manageable for you. But don’t drop it. Continue reading
“Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings.”
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
Dalai Lama XIV
“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”
Yoga Nieuw-west opens again on Tuesday, 6 January.
Check out the class schedule here.