🌷 Spring Yoga Weekend! 🌷

unknownYou are warmly invited to join us for our next yoga retreat weekend…a wonderful way to welcome Spring!

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

The theme for the retreat is Nourishment – we will discuss ways in which we can keep ourselves and others nourished in daily life, which can awaken and maintain deep happiness and vibrancy.

Friday, April 17, in the afternoon – Sunday, April 19, in the early evening.

Where: A cozy, peaceful farm in the Achterhoek, surrounded by open space, forests, and fields (ride sharing is available).

Daily Schedule, in the Sivananda tradition:unknown-1

Friday, April 17
17.00  – Yoga Class
18.30  – Supper
20.00  – Meditation, chanting, welcome gathering

Saturday, April 18
6.00 – Wake up
6.30 – Silent meditation, mantra chanting
8.00 – Yoga class
10.00 – Brunch
After brunch – Free time, optional workshops
14.00 – Snack and teatime
16.00 – Yoga class
18.00 – Supper
20.00 – Silent meditation, mantra singing, inspiring talk, arati

Sunday, April 19
6.00 – Wake up
6.30 – Silent walk
8.00 – Yoga class
10.00 – Brunch
After brunch – Free time, optional workshops
14.00 – Yoga class
16.30 – Early supper
17.30 – Depart, feeling deep-down relaxed, energized, and renewed

Teachers: Susan Bhagavati, Ganesha, Dana Devi
Vegetarian/vegan chef: Ommurti
Musicians: Dana Devi and Ganesha

€295, including all classes, meals, and accommodation in simple dorm rooms. Space at the retreat is limited and booked on a first-come basis, please deposit the amount into the following account to secure your place: NL96 ABNA 0533 5729 40, S. Nicolas

It will be wonderful to have you with us!

“Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh
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Mini-retreat CANCELLED today

So sorry we have to cancel our class and satsang today – Susan is under the weather. We hope to see you another time very soon! Sending love and the hopes that you’re shining on the inside…❤️

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Join us this Sunday!

It’s almost February, wow. Such a perfect time to come together for a re-energizing and uplifting mini-retreat….we would love to see YOU there!

THIS SUNDAY, February 2nd

16.00 Yoga class
18.00 Meditation and chanting
19.30 Arati, sweets and tea

Attend both or one of the events as you like – everyone is warmly welcome.

Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1, between the Kalverstraat and the Spui.


“A sweet melody exerts a powerful influence on the mind and the physical nature of every living being. Trapped by music, the mysterious mind rests silently on the lap of the Sahadaka (aspirant).”
Swami Sivananda

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Blue Monday

This is the time of the year that we tend to have lower energy and spirits. So it’s an even better time than ever to come for some uplifting yoga classes! Just get yourself to the mat and let’s get a good recharge on all levels:
Mondays  10.00 – 11.30
Tuesdays  19.00 – 20.30
Thursdays  18.30 – 20.30
Saturdays  10.30 – noon

See you soon! ❤️❤️❤️

“A positive thought always overcomes a negative one. This is the natural law. When the sun rises, fog vanishes. When the light is switched on, darkness vanishes.”
Satyananda Saraswati

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Happy New Year! 💥

…and a joyful last day of the decade!

There will be NO CLASS TONIGHT on New Years Eve – be careful out there, everyone. We will celebrate together at our classes this week on Thursday and Saturday, and on Sunday we will have our first mini-retreat of 2020.

Mondays 10.00 – 11.30
Tuesdays 19.00 – 20.30 (cancelled TONIGHT 31/12)
Thursdays 18.30 – 20.30
Saturdays 10.30 – noon

Sunday mini-retreat, January 5th:
Yoga class 16.00 – 17.45
Meditation and chanting 18.00 – 19.30
Tea and sweets 19.30 …

Enjoy the transition into the fresh new year/decade and see you very soon! 🧡


“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
T.S. Eliot

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Holiday Class Schedule

Let’s keep up our yoga practice together during these bright holidays!

All classes will continue EXCEPT these two will be CANCELLED:

Tuesday, December 24
Thursday, December 26

We wish you and your loved ones a peaceful, glowing, and happy Christmastime! ❤️


“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful.”
Norman Vincent Peale

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Love from the land of AZ

Warm greetings from the high desert, dear community!

I’m happy to hear that so many of you are keeping up your yoga practice under the excellent and graceful guidance of Dana, Gregory, Marieke, Palmyra, and Karlijn. I very often practice along with you from across the ocean.

Mondays 10.00 – 11.30 Palmyra, Karlijn
Tuesdays 19.00 – 20.30 Dana, Marieke
Thursdays 18.30 – 20.30 Gregory
Saturdays 10.30 – noon Dana, Karlijn

My Mom is healing well but still in a wheelchair – it’s wonderful to have these precious weeks together with her. I will stay here in Arizona until December 17th – all classes continue through then – and then we can celebrate the winter solstice together in Amsterdam on the 21st!

Sending you love and warm desert breezes through all this time and geography – I hope this finds you SHINING.

Om Shanti,
Susan Bhagavati


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