Happy New Year! 💥

…and a joyful last day of the decade!

There will be NO CLASS TONIGHT on New Years Eve – be careful out there, everyone. We will celebrate together at our classes this week on Thursday and Saturday, and on Sunday we will have our first mini-retreat of 2020.

Mondays 10.00 – 11.30
Tuesdays 19.00 – 20.30 (cancelled TONIGHT 31/12)
Thursdays 18.30 – 20.30
Saturdays 10.30 – noon

Sunday mini-retreat, January 5th:
Yoga class 16.00 – 17.45
Meditation and chanting 18.00 – 19.30
Tea and sweets 19.30 …

Enjoy the transition into the fresh new year/decade and see you very soon! 🧡


“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
T.S. Eliot

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Holiday Class Schedule

Let’s keep up our yoga practice together during these bright holidays!

All classes will continue EXCEPT these two will be CANCELLED:

Tuesday, December 24
Thursday, December 26

We wish you and your loved ones a peaceful, glowing, and happy Christmastime! ❤️


“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful.”
Norman Vincent Peale

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Love from the land of AZ

Warm greetings from the high desert, dear community!

I’m happy to hear that so many of you are keeping up your yoga practice under the excellent and graceful guidance of Dana, Gregory, Marieke, Palmyra, and Karlijn. I very often practice along with you from across the ocean.

Mondays 10.00 – 11.30 Palmyra, Karlijn
Tuesdays 19.00 – 20.30 Dana, Marieke
Thursdays 18.30 – 20.30 Gregory
Saturdays 10.30 – noon Dana, Karlijn

My Mom is healing well but still in a wheelchair – it’s wonderful to have these precious weeks together with her. I will stay here in Arizona until December 17th – all classes continue through then – and then we can celebrate the winter solstice together in Amsterdam on the 21st!

Sending you love and warm desert breezes through all this time and geography – I hope this finds you SHINING.

Om Shanti,
Susan Bhagavati


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December Sunday SHINE ☼

An extra special reTREAT for you!

Dana Devi and Marieke will lead our monthly Sunday gathering, offering a blissful recharge at this darkest time of year.

Sunday, December 1st

16.00 – 17.45 Sivananda yoga class, taught by Dana
18.00 – 19.30. Guided meditation, chanting, arati, and prasad, led by Marieke and Dana

Class is €17 or your class card, donations for the satsang are appreciated.

Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1

It’s important to be on time as we can’t open the door once we start. Come for one or both events as you’d like, everyone is welcome! ♡

“Silence the surging thoughts and the bubbling emotions. Enter into the great calm. Dive deep into the recesses of your heart. Plunge into the ocean of peace.”
Swami Sivananda

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Dear community – as many of you know, I am flying away today to visit my mother in Arizona for a few weeks to help her heal from a recent fall. All Yoga Community classes will continue with wonderful Sivananda teachers – Gregory, Dana, Marieke, Palmyra, and Karlijn – who will guide you blissfully through this darkening time of year and keep you bright and shiny.

Mondays 10.00 – 11.30 Karlijn, Palmyra
Tuesdays 19.00 – 20.30 Marieke, Dana
Thursdays 18.30 – 20.30 Gregory
Saturdays 10.30 – noon Dana, Marieke

Enjoy your continued yoga practice, I will be with you from afar!

With love, Susan Bhagavati


“I am witness to flexible eternity, the evolving past, and I know we will live forever, as dust or breath in the face of stars, in the shifting pattern of winds.”
Joy Harjo

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Mini-Yoga Retreat – this Sunday!

Join us for our monthly gathering, we would love to see you!

Sunday, November 3rd:

16.00 – 17.45 Yoga Class, taught by Susan Bhagavati
18.00 – 19.30 Sivananda Satsang: meditation, chanting, inspiring words and arati
19.30 – Sweets and tea

Experience this heart-opening, uplifting yogic path of devotion, it’s a wonderful time to be together, everyone is warmly welcome.

Come to one or both events as you like: yoga class is €17 or your class card, satsang is free, or you can offer a donation if you like.

Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1

See you there! ♡


“Satsang is to remind you don’t run, run, run; you will never reach anywhere. Stay wherever you are, go within, and get your strength from within.”
Swami Vishnudevananda

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Monthly Sunday Satsang – different location!

Attention dear community! 🧡

This Sunday, October 6th, our monthly class and satsang will NOT take place at Svaha Downtown…we will be at the Yoga Day with Swami Jyotirmayananda – here is information: Yoga Day Brochure. We hope you will join us there instead!

Note: The contribution for those who will not be attending the full day program but only the class is 18 Euros, the puja is free of charge.

To register please send an email to: swj@sivananda.net 


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