YOGAmsterdam

On this part of the page I will share my view on yoga and different studios in Amsterdam, no bullshit, straightforward and as honest and real as possible. So this is it, ages of thinking and contemplating on how to approach this yoga thing towards for the general public brought me here. A BLOG…I thought…

Interview: Mariska Gunsing

Whats your story/background? My background is in the dance music scene where I worked as a DJ and music journalist at DJ broadcast. Later, I also worked at a yoga magazine as an editor. They had just started in the same publishing house and asked me if I could help out and I said “is goed :)”….

From Def Jam to Yoga and back. 

How a leadig figure in the history of rap music and creative entrepreneur has not only discovered yoga as a source to find peace of mind but also found his way of doing busines around yoga.   One might say business and yoga, thats not the idea of yoga, but what if this business creates…

Interview: Brenda van der Toorn

Whats your story/background? When I was younger, I was always fascinated by people who had figured out what they wanted to do. I wasn’t one of them but I knew I had to get out of the small town I grew up in. Coming to Amsterdam to get some change I didn’t really have a…

Advanced Yoga practice in Amsterdam

It can become a bit difficult to find the right class if you have come to an intermediate or advanced level but want to develop your practice further on a steady basis. Often the “regular classes” are nice and challenging and get you sweaty, but leave you with the feeling that you want to learn…

De Nieuwe Yogaschool

Another institution in the Amsterdam Yoga world. Opened in 2013, very spacious and well equipped it hosts 3 studios, a lovely vegetarian cafe called HeartBiet, therapy rooms with acupuncture and physiotherapy as well as a closely connected team of yoga affine massage therapists at Tension Tamers. Topped off with a beautiful living room like entrance…

From shit to myself in 5 rough phases

I’ve seen quite a few changes the last 3 years and observed some patterns that give hope. After a pretty heavy breakup in 2014 and drastic changes in my life, things seemed more like a depressed pile of rubbish and nothing like what I experienced before. But the development I went through receives quite an…

Yoga at Spa Zuiver

Not the regular yoga studio when thinking of where to go for my practice in Amsterdam. Spa Zuiver is a wellness, spa, sauna, tennis and fitness complex in one of Amsterdams most beautiful nature resorts, the Amsterdamse Bos. Although it’s great location and seemingly endless offer it would not be the first choice when thinking…

Interview: Manoranjan Chand (Manoji)

Whats your story/background? Before yoga I lived in a small village in east india, taking care of my family, no sisters, I made saris, farming and sometimes going to school as a child. I went to Deli to make some money for the family, as a cleaner and with house keeping…tough times, learning hindi and…

Good things come to those who walk. 

Patan, Kathmandu. My mom tells me that I should find and invest some of her € in a good cause project to give back and do good. Quickly the protective son mode kicked in and I got a bit annoyed as this is not what I came here for, searching and getting involved in something…

Studio 191

Studio 191 Another star on the Amsterdam yoga horizon. Just off Van Woustraat there is a small but mighty studio, tucked away in a calm residential area. Contemporary yoga, thats how Natascha the owner of this lovingly designed place calls it. And they do combine a lot of fun stuff…Vinyasa and vino, aroma therapy and…

Interview: Rich Logan

I met this anatomy legend, great soul mate and yoga teacher in Nepal. Coming from Chicago, being home in the world, he represents my ideal of a no bullshit approach towards yoga.