Jivamukti Yoga and Restorative Yoga in Amsterdam 

Sharon Bartels 

My grandmother was an Amsterdam based yoga teacher, but as a child I only found it very funny her doing all these pretzel-like poses. Little did I know that in 2002 I would find my own way to yoga.

In 2016 I felt it was time to do my Jivamukti Yoga teacher training in India. Some call Jivamukti Yoga the punk rock of yoga. And I agree. At its core there’s pure spiritual activism, integrated into strong, creative āsana classes, with a focus on the ancient yoga teachings/philosophy.

I bow down to my dear teachers Sharon Gannon, David Life, Judith Hanson Lasater, Mimi Kuo Deemer and my amazing mentor Emma Henry.

I am a 300 Hour Jivamukti® Yoga Certified teacher and 30 Hour Restorative Yoga teacher (Teacher training with Judith Hanson Lasater and Lizzie Lasater). I also attended Mimi Kuo Deemer’s 20 Hour Qigong Immersion for Yoga Teachers.

My Schedule

Come and join me in the Oosterkerk or outside!




From September 2019 to February 2021 I was teaching at United.Yoga studio, the space Anna Dukhanina and I founded at Hoogte Kadijk 51 in Amsterdam. Unfortunately the studio closed its doors permanently due to the corona crisis.

But you can join me at new vibrating places, check my schedule and come practice at the beautiful Oosterkerk and outside at a beautiful spot in the Eastern Docklands. We stay united in movement, mind and heart!



Are you interested in coming along on a retreat? Keep an eye on my schedule:

Next Up:
The Space In Between – Yoga WKND retreat in Domburg, Zeeland, 3-5 December 2021.




Yogabrigade Pops Up Everywhere 


During the Dutch Presidency of the European Council Yogabrigade and Thrive Yoga 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 and on Java eiland. And we teach special classes: in the Oosterkerk and the Zuiveringshal, Westergasfabriek, QRU and Pampus Eiland, all in Amsterdam.


It’s not just, let’s immagine how the world will be. The world will be what we make it now with our choices.

(Paolo Giordano – How contagion works, 2020)


“This epidemic encourages us to think of ourselves as belonging to a collective. It pushes us to behave in a way that is unthinkable under normal circumstances. To recognize that we are inextricably connected to other people. To consider their existence and well being in our individual choices. In the contagion we rediscover ourselves as part of a single organism. In the contagion we become again a community.”

We are born to look and listen to the world.


We are of the earth
To her we do return
The future is inside us
It’s not somewhere else
It’s not somewhere else
It’s not somewhere else

What people say about my classes



Very well thought out class with good instructions. Learned a lot about what yoga is and entails.
Great studio and Sharon is a really inspired teacher. I can feel the passion she has for yoga and her style is really personal and loving. Highly recommend a class with Sharon.
student United.Yoga
It was fantastic! I’m still sparkling with energy. So much impact!
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science


I bow to my teachers:

Sharon Gannon & David Life

Jules Febre 

Ruth Lauer – Manenti 

Emma Henry (Yoga Flow)

Doug Witthaker (Krama Yoga Sydney)

Moritz Ulrich (Peace Yoga Berlin)

Gösta van Dam (Svaha Yoga)

Alexandra Waters (Anahata Vinyasa Yoga)

Lydia Aytogmus


“We are all in this together. We are all this together”

Sharon Gannon – Founder Jivamukti Yoga.


Get in touch with us


BTW NL002167798B83
KvK 66351332

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