save energy With Yoga
Iyengar yoga makes you move in a healthy way. You’ll be energized by the work you do and your cells open up for storing some for later.
Peace of Mind
In our lessons, you’ll work with your body, but also with your head and your heart. With more peace of mind and both feet on the ground.
Regardless of your age, your flexibility, or your health, you can continue to develop in our yoga school. From newbies to advanced practitioners and teachers.
Yogaschool in Amsterdam Oud West (hier foto studio)
A NEW PLACE
Yogaschool Amsterdam moved studios five times since its beginning in 1999. This was all within a circle of 3-4 km from Amsterdam Oud-West. The nomadic life is over now, we’ve literally come home, to the Kanaalstraat. On the outside it looks like a private house, inside the space is fully equipped for Iyengar yoga, the only kind of yoga that is taught here.
Start with YOGA?
All beginnings are difficult. A good start makes half the work. They may be clichés, but they are so true. Also for yoga. We believe in a solid foundation that you will enjoy for years to come. Our advice is therefore: to start with the basics and keep working on them. Our Level 1 classes are not only suitable if you have never done (Iyengar) yoga before but also if you want to deepen and understand the path to the more difficult postures. These yoga classes are for anyone who wants to make the best of it from the start, with yoga and with themselves.
Every second month we offer a longer ‘Introduction to Iyengar yoga‘ class on Saturday afternoon. With a one-hour lesson plus extra time to review, ask questions and look at books, we’ll get you on track for the real deal: attending weekly classes.
This class is intended for everyone who starts with (Iyengar) yoga and for everyone with yoga experience who is interested in our beautiful method.
After the Introduction class, come to a Level 1 class that same week and launch your life with yoga.
Students find this Introduction Iyengar yoga class refreshing and informative.
Dates in 2023: 14/01; 11/03; 13/05
Our Level 1 yoga classes are all about ‘doing doing doing’. Under the guidance of certified yoga teachers, you will learn to perform the basic postures in a safe manner. You will learn and practice standing postures and you will be introduced to props and cyclic learning. Cyclical learning means that you repeatedly do the same exercises, each time lit from a different angle. Working for 75 minutes on Tuesday evening and Saturday morning is an invigorating change in your week. You go back to the essence of yoga: you feel free! Because of more stability and flexibility in your body, you will feel better about yourself. Even when you’re stepping off your mat.
Yoga is for life. You need some perseverance to start and at the same time you are free to fly it your way. Most people feel the first time it does something for them. And suddenly you’re on track. Taking classes twice a week is best, but once a week and then consistently for a long time can make a huge difference in your life.
Quality over quantity. There are thousands of asanas and of course, you want to get to know them all! Iyengar yoga offers a safe method and a certified Iyengar yoga teacher has a lot of experience. You’re in safe hands. Cyclical learning means that you repeatedly do the same exercises, each time lit from a different angle. For example, Level 1 lessons are never boring and you also see on the way forward that beginner postures are discussed again and again.
During your first year of Iyengar yoga, you follow Level 1 classes. In the beginning, taking lessons once a week is fine. If after a while you want lessons twice a week, you are also welcome in the lessons for “All Levels”.
The ‘Slower’ classes are not for pure beginners, come to the Level 1 classes first, then it will show itself.
In the second year, you can go to Level 2 – , the All Levels – and the More with breath lessons, but you can also still go to the Level 1 lessons.
Level 3 class is for when you are in your third year of doing Iyengar yoga. And here too, you can always join the other classes.
For all our classes, you can only participate if you are fever-free. Working with a fever will slow down your recovery, so stay home and stay out sick. And please let us know if you are ill for a long time, maybe we have another tip to get through it.
The pandemic has changed a lot in our teaching offers. Teaching online via Zoom for example. The studio is set up in such a way that a hybrid lesson (lesson offline and online at the same time) works well. We have a limited number of places online. That is because the teacher must be able to see you well on the screen and help you with advice.
After the periods of lockdowns, we are completely back in the studio. That is the best place where you can learn Iyengar yoga. Our Level 1 classes are offline only. If you are an Iyengar yoga practitioner, coming from a certified Iyengar yoga teacher elsewhere in the world, you can participate in the online classes. Find everything about offline lessons in this post.
What Others Say
about Yogaschool Amsterdam
“I like to imagine a world in which everyone can be themselves in connection.”
Kristien, owner Yogaschool Amsterdam