Vinyasa yoga from the source

‘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

Schedule in Amsterdam Nieuw-west

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.
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Welcome back to Yoga Nieuw-west in 2015!

“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.

Hotpod yoga for Yoga Nieuw-west community

“Life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
(Jim Rohn)

As classes are limited for December at Yoga Nieuw-west, I have arranged a special deal with Hotpod yoga Amsterdam and anyone registered with Yoga Nieuw-west Amsterdam to enable you to keep up your yoga practice. You will get the opportunity to try out yoga in a hotter room (actually a specially designed Hotpod) with a wonderful yoga teacher, Mercedes Parellada.

Hot pod yoga

Yoga in the Hotpod

Amsterdam Yoga Nieuw-west members are entitled to a 5-class pass for EUR 25 (normal price is EUR 45) which has no expiry date. I will send the details on how to book with the discount to those of you registered with a Yoga Nieuw-west. If you do not receive the information by email  by end of 1 December, then please get in touch.


Hotpod yoga is not far from Yoga Nieuw-west

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December 2014 schedule — only four classes

Please note the changed (reduced) December schedule for yoga in De Honingraat.  The reduced timetable is because the Honingraat closes at 17:30 in the holiday season.

Tuesday Peaceschedule
There is only one Tuesday class, on 9 December.

Wednesday Schedule
There are only three Wednesday classes in December, on 3, 10 and 17 December.

This means NO CLASSES on Tuesday, 2, 16, 23, 30 December and Wednesday, 24, 31.

So far, the January schedule is as usual. I will post it shortly.

New address for Yoga Nieuw-west

From 21 October, Yoga Nieuw-west moves to the brand new building, just three minutes away from the older location, at:

De Honingraat
Slotermeerlaan 103F
1063 JN Amsterdam

Next week, the Wednesday lesson (16 Oct) is in the old location (Huis van de Wijk ‘Multibox’,  Jan de Louter straat, 19,) as usual and at the usual time.
There is NO lesson on Thursday (17 Oct) due to the move.



Summer yoga in Eendrachtspark Amsterdam


In July we’ll be doing yoga in the park in Eendrachtspark by this statue (‘Love Sphinx’ by Carel Kneulman who is famous for his statue Het lieverdje on Spui plein, Amsterdam). It’s a quiet spot that catches the evening sun.

Regular yoga classes in Amsterdam Nieuw-west have stopped for the summer.  Some students have suggested that we do yoga in a park nearby in July.  So this is the schedule:

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Celebrating Vrouwenweek: Yoga for women in Amsterdam

International Women's Day

Celebrating Women’s week, I am offering two free yoga lessons to women in the community of Amsterdam Nieuw West (and anyone else who would like to come).

Tuesday, 5 March from 10:00 – 11:00

Where: Huis van de Wijk ‘Multibox’,  Jan de Louter straat, 19, 1063 KX, Geuzenveld-Slotermeer, Amsterdam

Thursday, 7 March from 10:00 – 11:00

Where: Huis van de Wijk ‘Pluspunt’,  Huis van de Wijk, Albardakade 7, 1067DD Amsterdam.