Hot, hip and holy Jivamukti Yoga in Amsterdam with 300 hours certified teacher Sharon Bartels.
During the Dutch Presidency of the European Council Yogabrigade and Thrive Yoga every sunday facilitated Jivamukti Open air yoga classes on the Kop van Java for Meet The Locals. In Spring and Summer we popped up in the Flevoparkbad, Amsterdam Oost and on Java eiland. And we teach special classes: in the Oosterkerk and the Zuiveringshal, Westergasfabriek and QRU all in Amsterdam.
Jivamukti Yoga is founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life in the ‘8s in New York ans is a physical, ethical and spiritual practice, combining a vigorous hatha yoga, vinyasa-based physical style with adherence to five central tenets: Shastra (scripture, bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (non-harming), nāda (music) and dhyana (meditation).
Yogabrigade is Amsterdam based Jivamukti Yoga teacher Sharon Bartels, who, practicing yoga for many years, in 2016 completed the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training in India. The Jivamukti Yoga 300-Hour Teacher Training is a month-long residential program held at different locations around the world. This rigorous program taught by Sharon Gannon, David Life and other senior Jivamukti Yoga teachers is considered by many to be the most comprehensive yoga teacher training available and the Gold Standard.
Yogabrigade is about making a connection, inspiring each other, practicing together at surprising locations and in peaceful studios.
From September 2019 teaching in the new Jivamukti Yoga home in Amsterdam! Together with Anna Dukhanina and Lizzy Lechner, we are United:
“Yoga is not for people interested in staying the same”. – David Life, founder Jivamukti Yoga
“I’ve never been more ready in my entire life to do this right now. Never”. – Beastie Boys, Alive
“My grandmother was a Amsterdam based yoga teacher, but as a child I only thought it very funny her doing all these pretzel like poses. Little did I know that 16 years ago I would find my own way to yoga. Many inspiring teachers (Thank you Gösta, Alison, Sandra, Lydia!) crossed my path, but I really felt like coming home, diving into Jivamukti Yoga, a physical, ethical, and spiritual practice. After doing my Jivamukti Yoga teacher training in India, I started teaching in Amsterdam. I like strong, creative and integrated classes, not only about the asanas, but with a focus on the core: the ancient yoga teachings/philosophy.
Born in Amsterdam, 1970, after high school I studied European Studies (Italian, Spanish, European Law, Art History) at the University of Amsterdam. I started working as a Communications/PR advisor and Press Officer for the Dutch Government in 1997 and continued working for different ministeries and projects.
One of my teachers David Life just says it all: “ Yoga is not for people interested in staying the same”. And then there’s always the Beastie Boys to remind us: “I’ve never been more ready in my entire life to do this right now. Never” (from Alive)”.
(Patanjali, Yoga Sutra IV.15)
“Each individual person perceives the same object in a different way, according to their own state of mind and projections. Everything is empty from its own side and appears according to how you see it.”
We are born to look and listen to the world.
In a lecture, Alan Watts explains the idea of how everything on the planet – humans, flowers, weeds, birds, bees; EVERYTHING – only exists because everything around it also exists. Flowers only exist because of bees, and bees only exist because of flowers.
Venetian WKN Retreat in April 2020! More info soon.
I bow to my teachers:
Emma Henry (Yoga Flow)
Doug Witthaker (Jivamukti Sydney)
Moritz Ulrich (Peace Yoga Berlin)
Gösta van Dam (Svaha Yoga)
Alexandra Waters (Anahata Vinyasa Yoga)
Lydia Aytogmus (Svaha Yoga)
My Yoga Teacher Friends:
Andy Nathan (Svadhyaya Yoga)
“We are all in this together. We are all this together” – Sharon Gannon – Founder Jivamukti Yoga.
1019 SL Amsterdam