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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Weekly Class Schedule

We are honored to be offering Sivananda yoga classes in Amsterdam, and to provide a friendly atmosphere where people from all over the world can be a part of our warm and comfortable community. We look forward to welcoming YOU!

Weekly drop-in classes:Swami-Vishnudevananda-Jnana-Yoga-World-Peace-Sivananda-Yoga-Ranch-New-York-1.jpg

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

ADDRESS: Svaha Downtown, Begijnensteeg #1

Sivananda yoga is based on a holistic series of practices, including physical postures, breathing exercises, and mantras, to bring awakened vitality and deep calm into our lives on all levels.

Classes are for all levels and are taught in English.

“Yoga balances, harmonizes, purifies and strengthens the body, mind and soul. It shows the way to perfect health, perfect mind control and perfect peace with one’s own self, the world, and nature.”
Swami Vishnudevananda

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Sunday Sadhana

unknownLet’s enter into these darker months by setting good intentions together to stay bright
and WELL. Come join us for our monthly recharging mini-retreat THIS SUNDAY!

unknown-1Sunday, November 5th

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

All in the Sivananda tradition, no experience necessary! We would love to see you there. ♡

“The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
John Muir

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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:


“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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