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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Happy Easter Weekend! 🌷

Om-Bunny-300x284There WILL be a yoga class TOMORROW, Saturday 20/4, but on Monday 22/4 the class will be CANCELLED.

This week:
Saturday 10.30 – noon
Tuesday 19.00 – 20.30
Thursday 18.30 – 20.30

We look forward to seeing you! 🌷🌷🌷

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Let’s Spring UP!

downloadMonthly Mini-Retreat – this Sunday! 

Sunday, April 7th:
16.00 Yoga Class
18.00 Guided meditation and chanting
19.30 Arati, sweets, and tea

Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1

We will get energized and relaxed with a yoga class and then meditate and SING! Experience the heart-opening path of devotion with a warm and welcoming community, in the Sivananda tradition. Come one and all! ♡

Weekly Sivananda Classes:

bigstock-Yoga-Sun-Salutation-96460199-2-632x632.jpgMondays 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 anytime.

Spring Weekend Retreat 

Our April retreat is now FULLY BOOKED – stay tuned for details of our next one, coming soon.

“Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Spring Yoga Retreat, New Prices, Class Schedule

unknown-1Spring Weekend Retreat, only two more spots!! 

Friday to Sunday, April 12 – 14, 2019

Our yearly Sivananda yoga weekend in the Achterhoek is coming right up – jump in and join us! Soak up the beautiful surroundings, wonderful people, and recharging yoga practice as we transition into Spring. Click here for more details: Spring Retreat

New Class Pricing

unknownPlease be aware that our class fees will increase on April 1st due to the recent rise in BTW rates. This will help to maintain the high quality of our Sivananda classes and to keep our warm, vibrant community sustainable. 

From April 1st, 2019:

Single class, €17
Unlimited month card, €70
10-class card, €130
20-class card, €230

More information: Practical Info

Weekly Class Schedule:

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

All classes are drop-in, no need to pre-register – join us anytime!

Sivananda Yoga includes breathing exercises, postures, mantras, and meditation in every class for a thoroughly energizing and relaxing overhaul. Variations are offered so you can always adjust according to your physical ability and energy level, complete beginners to advanced students are very welcome.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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“I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one.”
Chief Crazy Horse

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Sivananda Sunday Mini-Retreat

Let’s bloom and shine along with all of nature…

THIS SUNDAY, March 3rd – and the first Sunday of every month:

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

Experience the traditional, heart-opening path of devotion. Everyone is welcome, just bring your open voice and be prepared to be uplifted!

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“Life without kirtan is like a garden without flowers.”
Swami Sivananda

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