Classical Indian Music Concert 

With Martinez La Marea (sarod) and Ganesh Ramnath (tabla)

Join us for this evening of serene and illuminating music, nourishing the senses and purifying the mind. We’ll start with a short guided meditation to set good intentions, and then let the evening ragas sooth our souls and uplift our spirits.

Saturday, 21 January, 20.00
Svaha Downtown Shala, Begijnensteeg #1

Suggested donation 12,50

Come one and all!

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Happy New Year Everyone!

unknownWe wish you a peaceful and flowing beginning of 2017!

Our classes will start up again on Monday, January 2nd – let’s shine into the new year together!

Mondays  10.00 – 11.30
Tuesdays  19.00 – 20.30
Thursdays  18.30 – 20.30
Fridays  10.00 – 11.30 – by donation, pay what you can.

All classes are drop-in and for all levels, and take place at Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1.

Sunday Yoga Class & Satsang 

Our monthly mini-retreat will be next week on January 8th – come join us one and all:

Sunday, January 8th
Yoga Class, taught by Gregory  16.00 – 17.30
Sivananda Satsang, led by Susan  18.00 – 19.30

Classical Indian Music Concert 

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Saturday, 21 January, 20.00
Svaha Yoga Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1

Suggested donation 12,50

We’ll start with a short guided meditation setting our intention for the new year, and then let the evening ragas sooth our souls and uplift our spirits.

We look forward to welcoming you hOMe!

“Yesterday is but a dream. Tomorrow is but a vision. Today is your own, use it well. Live every day as if it is the last. Every moment is vitally important; every day is like the turning of a new leaf; and every year the beginning of a new hope.”
Swami Sivananda

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Solstice Celebration, Holiday Schedule

Join us at this darkest time of year for a heart-opening afternoon/evening – and let’s SHINE! ♡

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16.00 – 17.30  Yoga Class
18.00 – 19.30  Satsang: Meditation & Chanting
19.30… Arati, Tea and Sweets

…come one and all!

Holiday Yoga Class Schedule 

Yoga classes continue until December 24th, and then we will break for the holidays until January 2nd. We would love to see you.

Mondays  10.00 – 11.30
Tuesdays  19.00 – 20.30
Thursdays  18.30 – 20.30
Fridays  10.00 – 11.30 (this class is by donation)

“The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination; the seasonal movement of the Sun’s path (as seen from Earth) comes to a stop before reversing direction.”

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Sunday SATSANG…Jai!

Happy December!

Join us THIS SUNDAY for a recharging and relaxing afternoon together.

Sunday, December 4th
Yoga Class  16.00 – 17.30, taught by Susan
Sivananda Satsang  18.00 – 19.30 – Guided meditation, singing, inspiring words and then something sweet to eat with tea.

PLEASE NOTE: The Saturday morning class has now PAUSED until the new year. The other classes will continue until December 24th, when we will take a break until January 2nd.

Let’s keep the glow on HIGH….see you soon!

“None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an afterthought. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.”
Christopher Walken


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Saturday Morning Class

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As many of you know, our Saturday morning class will PAUSE, as of December 3rd. There will still be Saturday classes through November, though – so come and enjoy!

All other weekly classes will continue as usual, we would love to see you:

Mondays 10.00 – 11.30
Tuesdays 19.00 – 20.30
Thursdays 18.30 – 20.30
Fridays 10.00 – 11.30 (by donation)
Saturdays 10.30 – 12.15 (last one 26-11)

“Yoga leads us from ignorance to wisdom, from weakness to strength, from disharmony to harmony, from hatred to love, from want to fullness, from limitation to infinity,
from diversity to unity, from imperfection to perfection.”
Swami Sivananda

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Sivananda Satsang this Sunday

What a wonderful time to come together and SING!

Join us for our monthly evening of peaceful introspection and uplifiting singing, and keep shining brightly in this darkening time.

Sunday, November 6th
18.00  Satsang – Meditation and Chanting
19.30  Arati, Tea and Sweets

We would love to see you there!


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COMING UP! Yoga & Chinese Meridians Workshop, with Pernille Christensen

Sunday, November 6th, 14.30 – 17.30 (then stay for satsang at 18.00!)

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€35 – please email to register:

Did you ever realize that your flexibility in Trikonasana reflects your ability to deal smoothly with boundaries, towards the world, other people, yourself… that Fish pose is actually about letting go, of people, things and events from the past, and about accepting the grief connected with releasing outworn attachments…?

This workshop will outline the main meridians in the human body, explaining their physical as well as psychological significance, letting the participants experience the meridian flow through simple exercises.

Focusing on meridian energy flow while relaxing and releasing into a pose makes it easier to “feel” the intended alignment. A sudden burst of energy often rushes thought the targeted meridian when the pose is held correctly.

The workshop is suitable for anyone looking for a more immediate connection with their body in everyday life. The exercises are simple and do not require great flexibility.


unnamedAbout Pernille Christensen:

Originally trained as a scientist, Pernille turned her analytical mind to the realms of Chinese Medicine, in her quest to explain the profound effects that yoga and meditation have on physical and mental well-being.

Finding an answer in the Chinese Meridian Theory, she now runs a private acupuncture practice in Leusden, near Amersfoort, and also teaches weekly Sivananda yoga classes.

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
Chinese Proverb

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