Headstand Workshop – coming UP (side down)!

Come master the KING of the asanas with us!

Saturday, November 4th, 14.00 – 16.00, €25
Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg 1

In this workshop you will receive lots of personal attention, support and instruction to guide you comfortably into this most beneficial and wonderful yoga pose. Whether you’ve never practiced the headstand before, or you’re wanting to come to the next step, or you’re steady in the pose and want to learn variations….this workshop is for YOU!

For info and sign-up please mail to: info@svaha.com


“When we stand the truth on its head we generally fail to notice that our head is not standing where it should be standing either.”
Friedrich Nietzshe


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Sunday Mini-Retreat

It’s a great time to receive some extra nourishent as we head into autumn – join us for a good relaxing, energizing recharge!

autumn-equinox-qigong.jpgTHIS SUNDAY, October 1st:

16.00 – 17.30  Yoga Class
18.00 – 19.30 Meditating & chanting
19.30…Arati, tea, and sweets

Come one and all!

Weekly Yoga Classes

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

Classes are drop-in, for all levels, in the Sivananda tradition. Everyone is warmly welcome!

“Every cell in our body suffers or grows, receives a life impulse or a death impulse, from every thought that enters the mind. You tend to grow into the image of the thing you think about most.”
Swami Sivananda

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Non-Violent Communication Workshop

We are happy to present an upcoming workshop in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and we invite you to join!


With CNVC-certified trainer Yoram Mosenzon

Weekend of October 14 – 15, in Amsterdam

NVC is the art of communication. It offers simple, practical tools that radically transform your relationship with yourself and others. It cultivates assertive honesty mixed with deep empathy, allowing us to transform conflicts into love and clarity.

We will focus on themes such as:

  • How to be fully honest but not judgmental
  • How to stand for what you want, without demanding or pressuring
  • How to say ‘no’ without hurting others – and how to hear ‘no’ without getting hurt
  • How to enjoy (!) anger, hurt, and frustrations
  • How to transform guilt, shame, and obligations into a flow of a creativity
  • How to find balance between freedom and commitment
  • How to connect with each others’ hearts, even in situations of conflict

In an interactive and safe learning environment we will focus on examples from our own life. We will practice NVC through demonstrations, role-plays, and exercises to integrate these tools into our daily situations.

Some assistants will be present to accompany us during the course, in order to give extra personal attention. These are well-trained people who have followed many NVC Courses and are becoming trainers themselves.

About Yoram Mosenzon, CNVC certified trainer, Coach, and a Mediator:

UnknownYoram was a dancer/choreographer when he came across NVC in 2003. He eventually phased out his artistic endeavours in order to fully dedicate his time and energy to sharing NVC. Yoram now leads workshops in schools, universities, businesses, and with individual groups throughout Europe, Israel/Palestine, and the United States.

Intimate Relationships Workshop

When:  Weekend 14-15 October 2017, each day 10:00-18:00
Where:  Asterweg 20-G3, 1031 HN Amsterdam
Fee:  Choice between €190 – €380

There is no pre-requisite for this course – anyone and everyone is welcome to join!

“What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself
and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.”
Marshall B. Rosenberg, founder of NVC

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Happy September!

Hoeraaa, it’s the beginning of a new week, month, and season – and there’s no better time to come back to your mat again! ❤

Join us:
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 – noon

Classes are drop-in and for all levels, taught in English. Svaha Yoga Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1

Feel free to pass this on if you’d like to help us spread the word…we welcome everyone to our community, there’s always enough space!

“Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
Jalal al-Din Rumi


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Classes will begin again on SUNDAY, August 27th, when we’ll kick off the new season with our monthly mini-retreat. You are very welcome to join us, one and all!

Weekly Class Schedule, as of Monday, August 28th:

Mondays 10.00 – 11.30Unknown
Tuesdays 19.00 – 20.30
Thursdays 18.30 – 20.30
Fridays 10.00 – 11.30 (by donation)
Saturdays 10.30 – noon

Sunday Mini-Retreat, August 27th

16.00 – 17.30 Yoga Class
18.00 – 19.30 Meditation & Chanting
19.30…Tea & Sweets

Come join us and let’s FLY!

“A more peaceful world and a more peaceful century require that we rely not on weapons but on developing a widespread inner peace.”
Dalai Lama

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Dear Yoga Community,
Our classes have now PAUSED until the end of August – we wish you a fantastic summer!

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“Love all. Be one with all. See the One in all.”
Swami Sivananda

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Last Week!

IMG_8149Just a reminder that this is the last week of classes before our summer pause…

Tuesday, 18/7, 19.00 – 20.30
Saturday, 22/7,  10.30 – 12.00

Classes are drop-in and for all levels.
Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg 1, between the Spui and the Kalverstraat.

Come join us!

“Here is the deepest secret nobody knows. Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud. And the sky of the sky of a tree called life; Which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide. And this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart.
I carry your heart. I carry it in my heart.”

e.e. cummings

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