Antara Yoga
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Yoga was traditionally taught one-on-one, directly from the teacher to the student. Most yoga teaching these days happens in a group setting. Although I like many aspects of teaching a group class, the possibility to completely personalize teaching for a yoga student in a private class is so rewarding. Over the past few months I`ve been really enjoying teaching regularly a private student the ashtanga primary series and seeing their growth in the practice. #yoga #ashtanga #privateyoga #personalpractice #practiceandalliscoming #primaryseries #yogaamsterdam #practiceyoga #yogaeverydamnday

 
 

"Why should I start doing yoga?" is one of my favorite questions to ask people new to yoga. The most common answers are about having goals to become more flexible, strong, healthy, manage stress and thoughts better or relieve pain and injuries they have. All of these reasons are great motivation to start yoga! And will keep you coming back to practice and learn more. I love giving the beginners workshops @tulaamsterdam BoLo to help guide new yoga practitioners with their practice and help them meet their goals. Yesterday`s workshop and group was again very inspiring - thanks for joining and good luck with your yoga journey! #beginneryoga #yoga #yogaforall #yogaamsterdam #yogaworkshop #flexible #strong #healthylifestyle #stressreduction #painrelief #asana #meditation #pranayama

 
 

The 8 limbs of yoga can be seen as steps on a ladder, each deepening your yoga practice. I`m really excited to be giving a four week course (starting this Friday!) to give you the opportunity to practice and learn how the various yoga practices (that make up the 8 limbs of yoga) link together and support each other. We still have some spaces available if you would like to join. Register your spot at www.tula-amsterdam.nl/workshops #8limbsofyoga #yogaworkshop #deepenyourpractice #yogaamsterdam #meditation #pranayama #yoga #asana #practiceyoga #yogaphilosophy #patanjali #yogasutras #findyourbalance

 
 

I love visiting new places. All senses are working overtime, as you open up to the unexpected, and feel completely focused in the present moment. Yet I still find my regular morning yoga practice essential to help me stay in balance. What do you need to keep grounded? #practicepracticepractice #yoga #yogaeverywhere #dhanurasana #ashtanga #yogaeverydamnday #mindful #findyourbalance #iloveyoga

 
 

#yogascreen our free yoga pose tutorial website is live! Come and find us via our website or YouTube channel to find out more about alignment and focus in yoga with our easy tutorials. We are also looking for 1000 YouTube subscribers to help us grow and build yogascreen with more tutorials and yoga related vlogs. So if you like what we are doing and want to see more subscribe to our channel via the link below! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcMWXeDFKSPhYXgT_HM_2YQ #yoga #yogaforall #yogaforbeginners #yogaplayground #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #practicepracticepractice #practiceandalliscoming

 
 

What a pleasure to teach a private yoga class @tulaamsterdam during a team building day from the staff working at the NGO Women Win. It was lovely to teach yoga to an all female group that work on a daily basis to empower girls and women through sport. #yogaforall #yogaamsterdam #yogaforwomen #privateyoga #teachingyoga #teambuilding #yoga #keepmoving #yogaeverydamnday #empowerment

 
 

Not your usual Amsterdam bachelorette party! It was really fun today teaching this private yoga class to an enthusiastic group visiting from Sweden for the bride to be`s bachelorette party. #yogafun #yogaamsterdam #bachelorette #vinyasa #flow #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #privateyoga #yogaforall #yoga

 
 

Really excited to share a sneak preview from the yoga pose tutorial platform that @antara_yoga_nl and @wildemanmedia have been working hard on. We are really happy with the results. Making yoga available to everyone that wants to get more familiar with the most common yoga poses and alignment in the comfort of their own home. Here you can watch #gomukhasana #cowfacepose - curious to see more? Visit www.yogascreen.com to be guided through the complete tutorials!! #yogaforall #yogaamsterdam #yogascreen #yoga #learnyoga #beginneryoga #advanceyourpractice

 
 

Today was inspiring to guide 15 new yoga practitioners through the fundamentals of yoga, to help them meet their personal goals. Here students are enjoying a well deserved relaxing guided meditation after working hard during the first beginners workshop of 2019 @tulaamsterdam #beginneryoga #yogaforall #yogaamsterdam #yogafundamentals #firsttimeyoga #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #yogaworkshop #settinggoals #meditation

 
 

Is your new year`s resolution to become more healthy, open, strong, flexible and / or calm? Then why not try doing more yoga in 2019? Irene is giving a hands on two hour beginners workshop next Sunday (13th Jan, 14:00 - 16:00, Tula BoLo). You will get familiar with which yoga style(s) suit you and your needs best. Learn the basic breathing techniques, sun salutations, most common yoga poses and relaxation. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners, or yoga practitioners that are interested in learning more about the essential building blocks of yoga.

 
 

Like most people at this time of year, I`ve been thinking about setting intentions for 2019. I`m looking to create more moments of awareness during my day - so there are no more excuses about finding time to clear my mind and meditate regularly! I`m going to do this by planning in short breaks in my workdays, where I can turn my attention inwards and mindfully focus on my breath and body. Why don`t you try it out too and join me?! #intentions #openyourheart #meditation #yoga #mindfulness #yogaeverydamnday #yogaamsterdam #yogaforall #yogaatwork #awareness #mind #body #soul #antara_yoga_nl

 
 

Bringing a bit of lightness and playfulness into your yoga practice can feel refreshing and a great way to be creative and engage with your inner child. I love to keep my daily morning practice steady and focused, but playing around a little with asana in the afternoon can help bring new perspectives and fun to your practice. #yogaplay #yogaeverywhere #yogaamsterdam #yogaplayground #inversion #handstand #yogaforall #yogaoutside #newperspectives #yogaeverydamnday

 
 

#janusirsasana or head to knee pose appears at first sight to be just another forward bend. But, infact this is a really powerful pose with a lot going on and many benefits! The bent leg is an effective hip opener, gives space to deeply lengthen and twist in the spine, extend forward from the hips, and open the back of the straight leg. In addition to the physical benefits, this pose can also be therapeutic when done with a focus on long and deep breath. Helping to calm the mind and relax the nervous system. #yoga #yogaamsterdam #benefitsofyoga #keepexploring #forwardbend #twist #hipopener #yogaforall #yogaeverydamnday #keepcalm #deepbreath #relaxing #stretch #ashtanga

 
 

Recently I`ve made a few changes to my weekly teaching timetable. Excited to share my latest group class teaching schedule @tulaamsterdam and @delight.yoga Tuesday | 18:30, strong flow, Tula Wednesday | 18:30, vinyasa, Tula Friday | 7:00, ashtanga, Delight 9:30, ashtanga, Tula Saturday | 8:00, vinyasa, Delight 18:15, hatha pranayama, Delight More information is available on my website www.antarayoga.nl (see link in bio) #teachingyoga #yogaamsterdam #ilovemyjob #yoga #yogateacher #yogaforall #groupclasses #ashtanga #vinyasa #hatha #pranayama #practiceyoga #yogaeverydamnday

 
 

#parivrittatrikonasana aka #reversetriangle is one of my favourite deep twisting poses. It`s one of those poses that looks relatively simple...until you give it a try. Then you discover it requires (and helps build) balance, flexibility in the legs, strength in the legs, openness in the shoulders and deeply twists the spine and internal organs - stimulating increased blood flow and improving digestion. In case it feels too challenging to perform the full expression of the pose you can modify by bending slightly the front knee or resting the bottom hand on your shin bone instead of the ground. #standingpose #lookscanbedeceiving #yoga #learningyoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaamsterdam #yogaoutdoors #twist #yogaeverywhere #asana #ashtanga #yogaforhealth #practicepracticepractice

 
 

Change is always constant but not always easy. Yesterday I had mixed emotions when teaching my last regular Sunday morning yoga class @greatams after almost three years. Thank you to all the inspiring and enthusiastic students that kept coming each week to practice and made my Sundays so enjoyable. I hope to see you still again sometime and somewhere! Although I`m sad to leave the group behind I`m also excited about the change. It gives me a chance have a free day in the week to myself, and open up to new opportunities. #yoga #foreverchanging #yogaamsterdam #yogaliving #grateful #yogastudent #yogateacher #followyourpath #takerest #yogajourney

 
 

Yoga isn`t about finding the picture perfect pose but about connecting with your body and breath, and finding out for yourself what feels good. There are many reasons why people choose to start yoga - often due to the benefits it brings to make your body feel better or mind feel calmer. It was great this weekend to share with many students their first experience of yoga during a beginners workshop @tulaamsterdam #beginneryoga #keeplearning #yoga #yogaamsterdam #findingyourbalance #uttanasana #firsttimeyoga #yogaeverywhere #yogaforbeginners #explore #yogaforeveryone

 
 

Last night`s pranayama workshop @tulaamsterdam was the perfect way to peacefully start the weekend. It was really enjoyable to guide a group of curious students through a series of breathing techniques. We also worked on exploring different breathing patterns and how to build a home pranayama practice. Thank you for all the enthusiasm and energy! #pranayama #justbreathe #yoga #yogaamsterdam #yogaworkshop #findingyourbalance #unwind #yogastudent #yogateacher #relax #yogaweekend

 
 

#yogascreen project is starting to come to life as we finished our first day of filming by @wildemanmedia at the beautiful @tulaamsterdam Its an interesting experiment to find out if you can keep your breath and poses steady and attention inwards whilst knowing that you are being filmed. Very excited about sharing these yoga video pose tutorials with those interested in learning more about the technique behind yoga poses. #trikonasana #yogafilm #yogaforeveryone #learnyoga #yogaeverywhere #yogaathome #yogaeverydamnday #trianglepose #yogatutorial

 
 

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, try to make it as tasty, healthy and fun as possible! I enjoyed sharing my homemade breakfast bowl today with @amsterdive between teaching @delight.yoga and @tulaamsterdam . #repost @tulaamsterdam #yogibreakfast #yogaeverydamnday #yogaamsterdam #healthyhabits #ashtanga #yoga #goodmorning #goodcompany

 
 

After a few weeks of hard work and a lot of preparation by @wildemanmedia we started today preparing our new yoga tutorial platform #yogascreen in action. It was fun but exhausting work recording all the voice overs for @wildemanmedia and @antara_yoga_nl new online yoga project. Stay tuned for more details! #yoga #yogainternational #yogatutorial #practiceyoga #yogaeverywhere #technique #yogaforeveryone #yogaforbeginners #voiceover #yogaeverydamnday

 
 

Enjoyed teaching a special workshop today #asanalab @tulaamsterdam with some dedicated students and having Nanja - one of the first yoga teachers to complete her training at Tula - assisting. It was fun together to explore the techniques behind poses like #urdhvadhanurasana (#wheelpose ), #sirsasana (#headstand ) and #adhomukhasvanasana (#downwarddog ). #yogaamsterdam #findingyourbalance #yogaworkshop #alignment #yogastudent #yogaeverydamnday #asana #practicepracticepractice

 
 

Can you find your centre no matter what tries to pull you out of balance? Last Sunday I followed a really interesting workshop from Xico Rodrigues @tulaamsterdam - we played a lot with finding our centre of balance in many different asanas. And explored how you can balance your ayurvedic consitution through adapting your asana practice. #yogastudent #findingyourbalance #ayurveda #asana #yogaamsterdam #yogaworkshop #yogi #yogaeverydamnday #practicepracticepractice

 
 

Utthita trikonasana (aka triangle pose) is one of the fundamental standing poses in yoga. It doesn`t require much preparation and so can be done early on in your practice. In ashtanga yoga this is always the first of the standing poses. A great way stretch and strengthen not only your legs but also your hips, ankles, sides of your torso and shoulders. Stay for at least five long breathes to get maximum benefits. #trikonasana #yoga #yogaeverywhere #stretch #ashtanga #justbreathe #yogaamsterdam #yogaeverydamnday #ashtangayoga #standingpose #openup

 
 

Happy world peace day! Time to take a moment to stop, reflect, feel your body and your breath - and then go back to what you were doing with more presence and connection. #worldpeaceday #changingseasons #meditate #awake #padmasana #yogaeverywhere #mindfulness #yogaamsterdam #reflect #yogaeverydamnday #connect #meditation

 
 

Yesterday`s yoga for busy days workshop @tulaamsterdam was exciting to see everyone getting inspired to design their own personal yoga practice moments to help keep energised and calm during busy days. #yogaforbusydays #yoga #findingyourbalance #yogaworkshop #yogaamsterdam #recharge #yogaatwork #yogaeverywhere #personalpractice #yogaeverydamnday

 
 

An exciting video interview with @antara_yoga_nl @amsterdive and @tulaamsterdam about how to find time during a busy day for yoga and why beginning yoga can be for everyone. Interested in learning more? Check out my website link in bio to find my teaching schedule of upcoming classes and workshops in Amsterdam. #tulatalks #yoga #yogaeverywhere #yogastudent #yogaamsterdam #yogaforbusydays #yogaforbeginners #yogaforall

 
 

I`ve been focussing on lots of Virabhadrasana II (aka warrior 2) this week in my classes and own practice. Its a great way to feel energized and powerful - just what you might need as the season is changing towards autumn. It also brings many physical benefits like opening your hips and shoulders, and strengthening your quadreceps and arms. Try out doing this each day for a week and see what it brings to you. #warrior #yoga #changingseasons #yogaforall #yogaamsterdam #virabhadrasana2 #energized #yogaeverydamnday #power #practiceyoga

 
 

So much passion and excitement in today`s beginners workshop @tulaamsterdam. September seems to be the new January for setting intentions and starting new healthy habits. #yoga #settingintentions #yogaamsterdam #healthyhabits #yogastudent #september #yogaeverydamnday #passionforyoga

 
 

Have you been interested in yoga for a while but not quite sure how to get started? Perhaps you feel too inflexible or worried that everyone else in the class will be much better? Once you try yoga out you`ll realize that it actually doesn`t matter and that everyone will find some parts of yoga easier than you expected and other parts more difficult. Also by working on the aspects that are more challenging you can help find more balance in your body and mind! Join me at 14:00 this Saturday (tomorrow!) @tulaamsterdam BoLo to learn all the basic postures and find out which style(s) will best suit your needs and goals. This is great for both for complete beginners and those wanting to improve their technique and learn some of the essentials that don`t have time to be shared in a class. #beginneryoga #letsgetstarted #yoga #yogastudent #essentials #yogaamsterdam #practicepracticepractice #findingyourbalance

 
 

Happiness starts with open shoulders. With so many postures in everyday life that close the front of the body, we can end up with a permanent feeling of closure in the front of our shoulders. Think about the posture you might take when working behind a computer or using your phone. This means in life we really need to counterbalance by doing more of the opposite actions that work on opening the chest and shoulders. Not only can this help make you feel immediately more comfortable and open. By doing on a comtinuous basis it can also on work improving your overall posture. Challenge yourself to try this simple shoulder stretch at three different points in your day and see if it makes a difference for you! #yoga #shoulderopener #yogaforbusydays #happiness #yogaforbeginners #yogaamsterdam #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #changeyourhabits

 
 

This low lunge (anjaneyasana) is one of my favorite yoga asana`s. It`s very accessible to yoga practitioners of all levels and ages, even when you haven`t warmed up. Yet at the same time brings many benefits that you don`t so easily get with other poses. It`s great for tight hips and groins, helps strengthen your lower abdominal muscles and creates more space around the area of the shoulders. Energetically it is also an interesting balance between grounding and uplifting. The beauty also of this asana is that you can choose to hold it static for a few minutes or access it more dynamically by flowing in and out. #yoga #hipopener #getgrounded #yogaamsterdam #abdominalstrength #yogaeverydamnday #shoulderopener #yogaeverywhere #energize #lowlunge #anjaneyasana