SPRING Weekend Yoga Retreat!

You are warmly invited to this relaxing, joyful, and energizing weekend with us!

tulip-redPractice yoga to the sound of birds and trees, wander through the surrounding fields, eat delicious nourishing meals, meet great people, join in heart-opening chanting, and take time to just be.

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

The retreat will take place at a cozy, peaceful farm in the beautiful fields and ancient woods of the Achterhoek, easily reached by train/bus or highway.

Daily Schedule, in the Sivananda tradition:images

6.30  Silent meditation, mantra chanting
8.00  Yoga class
10.00  Brunch (all meals will be vegetarian)
After brunch – free time….
14.00  Light snack
16.00  Yoga class
18.00  Supper
20.00  Silent meditation, mantra chanting

Early Bird Special, sign up before April 1st: €255
After April 1st: €275

Price includes all classes, meals, and accomodation in comfortable 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 please deposit the full payment into the following account:
S. Christensen, NL96 ABNA 0533 5729 40, or you can register in person.

Spring into Spring feeling energized, harmonized, and renewed…join us!





“Smile, breathe and go slowly.”
Thich Nhat Hanh


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Sunday SHINE, with Dana Devi & Marieke

An extra special mini-reTREAT for you this Sunday!

Yoga Community teachers Dana Devi and Marieke Versteegen will lead our monthly sadhana together, offering a blissful sinking into the practice with gentle music.

Sunday, March 4th:

16.00 – 17.45  Marieke will teach a Sivananda asana class, accompanied by Dana’s soft and soothing voice, guitar, and harmonium. “During these classes we invite you to open the heart, to let go, to leave thinking behind and rest in the silence of being.”

18.00 – 19.30  Guided meditation, chanting, arati, and prasad.

Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1

Come for one or both events as you’d like.
€15 at the door for the class (no class cards for this one)
Donations for the satsang are appreciated.

Everyone is warmly welcome to join! 


“Music is intended to enable the mind to melt into melody.”
Swami Sivananda

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Happy February!

Even though signs of Spring are starting to peek around the corner, it can be very ‘wisselvollig’ with ever-changing weather…so it’s good to stay extra nourished and regular with our yoga practice.
First Sunday of every month: Mini-Retreat

16.00 – 17.45  Yoga Class
18.00 – 19.30  Satsang – Meditation and Chanting
19.00… Arati, tea, and sweets

Weekly Sivananda Yoga Classes

Mondays  10.00 – 11.30
Tuesdays  19.00 – 20.30
Thursdays  18.30 – 20.30
Fridays  10.00 – 11.30 (€5 – €10 donation class)
Saturdays  10.30 – 12.00

All classes and events are drop-in and for all levels – join us one and all!

“We are the night ocean filled with glints of light.
We are the space between the fish and the moon, while we sit here together.”

Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

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Classical Indian Music Concert

24099885_10156803518804307_890038344_nRaag out with us THIS SATURDAY!

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

Saturday, January 13th, 20.00
Svaha Yoga Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1
Donation 12,50

Soak up the soul-nourishing beauty of these serene and illuminating evening ragas. Martinez and Ganesh are masters of their instruments, transporting listeners to deep states of bliss.  No need to sign up in advance, come one and all!

“Music gives a soul to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
and life to everything.”

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Happy fresh and bright new year, everyone!

21105857_1377968998991385_5985570564454999517_nWe hope you are entering 2018 full of inspiration and great intentions.

Our classes will start up again on Thursday, January 4th:

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

images-5…and our monthly mini-retreat will be this Sunday, January 7th:

16.00  Yoga Class
18.00  Sivananda Satsang: meditation and chanting
19.30  Arati, tea, & sweets

ADDRESS: Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1

We look forward to seeing YOU!

“Forget the past. Begin life afresh. Face life boldly. A glorious future is awaiting you.” Swami Sivananda

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Holiday Pause ♡

Winter-Wonderland-Upside-Down-SnowmanGreetings, beautiful people! We are now taking a PAUSE from December 24th to January 4th. We wish you and your loved ones a bright and happy holiday and very much look forward to starting the new year together.

Sivananda Class & Satsang, January 7th, 16.00/18.00
Classical Indian Music concert, January 13th, 20.00

Join us one and all! Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”
William Blake


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Sunday Shine

As we enter into the darkest time of the year it’s good to keep extra nourished with heart-
opening, uplifting practices – come join us THIS SUNDAY!
Sunday, December 3rd

16.00 – 17.30  Yoga Class
18.00 – 19.30  Satsang: guided meditation, singing, inspiring words
19.30… Arati, sweets, tea, and good company

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

“Through that one-pointedness [of chanting], one can merge in the Divine Being and experience the bliss of one’s true self. By letting the mind expand in the sound of divine chanting, each one of us can enjoy the peace born of one’s inherent divinity.”
Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma)

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