Summer Sadhana – THIS SUNDAY! ☀️

Join us for our monthly mini-retreat together and let’s celebrate this beautiful summer.

Sunday, July 7th:

16.00  Yoga class
18.00  Meditation & chanting, Sivananda satsang
19.30  Arati, sweets & tea

Come to one or both events as you like, just bring your open heart and open mind and prepare to be uplifted – all are very welcome!

Satsang removes the darkness of the heart, elevates the mind and fills it with purity.”
Swami Sivananda 

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September Yoga Weekend!

UnknownLet’s celebrate the end of summer with a weekend retreat together!

Friday, September 20, in the afternoon – Sunday 22, in the early evening.

A cozy, peaceful farm in the Achterhoek, just over an hour’s drive from Amsterdam (ride sharing is available).

Practice yoga to the sounds of nature, wander through fields and woods, eat delicious nourishing meals, meet great people, join in heart-opening chanting, and take time to just be, in beauty and simplicity.

Schedule of the weekend, in the Sivananda tradition:

Friday, September 20 – arrive anytime from 15.00

16.00  Yoga Class
18.00  Supper
20.00  Welcome gathering

Saturday, September 21

6.00 – Wake up
6.30 – Silent meditation, mantra chanting
8.00 – Yoga class
10.00 – Brunch – all meals vegetarian/vegan and mostly organic, cooked with love by Ommurti!
After brunch – Free time
14.00 – Snack and teatime
16.00 – Yoga class
18.00 – Supper
20.00 – Silent meditation, mantra chanting

Sunday, September 22

6.00 – Wake up
6.30 – Silent walk (weather permitting :)
8.00 – Yoga class with musical accompaniment
10.00 – Brunch
14.00 – Yoga class
16.30 – Early supper
17.30 – Depart, feeling deep-down relaxed, energized, and renewed

€275, including all classes, meals, and accommodation in simple dorm rooms. Private apartments, massages, and use of the sauna are available at extra cost.

Space at the retreat is limited and booked on a first-come basis…to secure your place you can deposit the amount into the following account: NL96 ABNA 0533 5729 40, S. Christensen

It will be wonderful to have you with us!

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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June is busting out!

Susan Bhagavati is back from the Sivananda ashram in France (where this heart-rose lives) and is teaching again this week:

Monday 10.00 – 11.30

Tuesday 19.00 – 20.30

Thursday 18.30 – 20.30

Saturday 10.30 – noon

So much gratitude to Gregory, Palmyra, and Marieke for so wonderfully offering the classes this week and keeping our community vibrant and uplifted.

See you soon!

“The more you spend your energy in elevating others, the more Divine energy will flow to you.” Swami Sivananda

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Classes this week….

Susan Bhagavati is off for a retreat at the Sivananda ashram in France, until June 21st.

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

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

Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1


“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


“Create a paradise anywhere you go.”

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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) 🎶❤️🎶


“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.


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

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