Classes this week….

Susan Bhagavati is off for a retreat at the Sivananda ashram in France, until 6/22.

Our Amsterdam classes continue this week with these wonderful teachers:

15/6 Saturday 10.30 – Gregory
17/6 Monday 10.00 – Palmyra
18/6 Tuesday 19.00 – Marieke
20/6 Thursday 18.30 – Gregory
22/6 Saturday 10.30 – Gregory

Classes are for all levels and taught in the Sivananda tradition….you are very welcome to join us anytime!

Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1

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“Come! Come! Practise Yoga. Meditate seriously. You will cross this ocean of darkness and ignorance and reach the Light and Life everlasting.”
Sri Swami Sivananda

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Reminder: No Class Today!

Happy 2de Pinksterdag! The 10.00 class this morning is CANCELLED – enjoy this long weekend and see you at another class soon:

Tuesday 19.00 – 20.30
Thursday 18.30 – 20.30
Saturday 10.30 – 12.00
Monday 10.00 – 11.30

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“Create a paradise anywhere you go.”
Björk

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Tomorrow (Friday) evening!

ॐ Indian Music Concert, with Martinez La Meara and Gaṇeś Merā Nām Hai

Our Indian musician friends Martinez and Gaṇeś will return to guide us on a fantastic journey with the soul-nourishing sounds of sarod, tabla, and voice.

When: Friday, June 7th
Where: Svaha Yoga Downtown, Begijnensteeg 1
What time: 19.30 – 21.30
Fee: €15 or €10 for students or unemployed

Come soak up these serene and illuminating evening ragas – Martinez (sarod) and Gaṇeś (tabla and voice) are masters of their instruments, transporting listeners to deep states of bliss.

This is not to be missed, come one and all! (no preregistration needed) 🎶❤️🎶

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“The basis of existence is in vibration, which is sound.  Indian Classical Music is…a device for the spiritual process; helping a person evolve into higher dimensions of perception, experience, and evolution from within.” 
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

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Hemelvaart & Sunday Satsang

Attention, dear ones!

On Hemelvaart this week our 18.30 Thursday class will be CANCELLED – let’s journey to heaven this SUNDAY at our monthly mini-retreat instead!

Sunday, June 2nd:

16.00 Yoga Class
18.00 Satsang – guided meditation, chanting, inspiring words
19.30 Arati, sweets, and tea

Class and satsang are drop-in, for all levels, in the Sivananda tradition. Everyone is warmly welcome.

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“With the wings of love and wisdom, fly to the immortal abode of Brahman.”
 Swami Sivananda

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Let There Be Music

“If I cannot fly, let me sing.”
Stephen Sondheim

Celebrate this brightening time of year with lots of opportunities to come together and enjoy some music – bring yourself and your loved ones.

ॐ Full Moon Kirtan

Bask in the moonlight and sing along with this trio of goddesses. Stefani, Marieke, and Jozina will lead an evening of devotional, heart-opening chants.

When: Saturday, May 18th
Where: Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg 1
What time: 19.30 – 21.30
Fee: Donation

ॐ Doorway to Silence, with Dana Devi:
A Concert of Sacred Chants for Inner Peace

You may recognize Dana Devi from teaching and taking Sivananda classes with us – she will release her first album of sublimely beautiful songs with a live concert. Experience the deep nourishment of these peaceful, heart-touching sounds, and the sacred silence in between.

When: 30 May (flying up to heaven day!)
Where: de Tempel, Donker Curtiusstraat 15, Amsterdam
What time: 19.30 – 21.30 (doors open at 19.00)
Fee: €20

ॐ Sivananda Satsang

Come one and all to our monthly mini-retreat! Nourish and recharge body, mind, and spirit in our warm and comfortable community.

16.00 Yoga Class, taught by Susan Bhagavati
18.00 Guided meditation and chanting
19.30 Arati, sweets, and tea

When: Sunday, June 2nd
Where: Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1
Fee: Yoga class €17 or your card, Satsang by donation

ॐ Indian Music Concert
with Martinez La Meara and Ganesh Ramnath

Soak up these serene and illuminating evening ragas – Martinez (sarod) and Ganesh (tabla and voice) are masters of their instruments, guiding us on a fantastic journey of soul-nourishing sounds, transporting us to deep states of bliss.

When: Friday, June 7th
Where: Svaha Yoga Downtown
What time: 19.30 – 21.30
Fee: €15 or €10 for students, unemployed, low income

ॐ Weekly Sivananda Yoga Classes:

We always SING to begin and end our yoga classes, to set positive intentions and uplift the heart:

Mondays 10.00 – 11.30
Tuesdays 19.00 – 20.30
Thursdays 18.30 – 20.30
Saturdays 10.30 – 12.00

All classes and events are drop-in and for all levels – join us one and all!

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“Music is all about transporting people;
speaking a language which languages fail to express”
A. R. Rahman

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Sivananda Sunday SHINE!

Join us THIS SUNDAY, May 5th – and let’s celebrate this day of liberation together:

16.00 Yoga Class, taught by Susan Bhagavati
18.00 Satsang: Meditation and Chanting
19.30 Arati, tea and sweets

Everyone is warmly welcome.

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“Still the bubbling mind; herein lies freedom and bliss eternal.”
Swami Sivananda

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Yoga Retreat Photos, 12 – 14 April

We had a fantastic weekend of Sivananda yoga, meditation, chanting, long walks, delicious meals, workshops, and living together with such wonderful people at a small, cozy farm in the Achterhoek. Stay tuned for our next weekend retreat, coming soon! 

“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!”
Rumi

 

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