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Backbends are energising and strengthening. They help us open our shoulders and heart, making them a great counterpose for our common tendency to close off the front of the body. When done correctly, backbends bring many physical benefits to the body, and can help unlock mental or emotional blockages. Curious to learn more about backbends? Stay tuned for more news about a workshop @tulaamsterdam on backbending in September or checkout my free yoga tutorial website yogascreen.com (link in bio). #backbend #yoga #openyourheart #ustrasana #yogaamsterdam #shoulderopener #energize #strengthen #yogaworkshop #alignment #technique #yogaeverydamnday

 
 

Happy international yoga day! What better way to celebrate then teaching an ashtanga led class @delight.yoga Prinseneiland today, as part of a free open day. It was a pleasure to teach and meet so many enthusiastic people - ranging from completely new to more experienced. #happyinternationalyogaday #ashtanga #yoga #delight #yogaeverydamnday #yogaforall #yogaamsterdam #yogateacher #yogastudent #iloveyoga

 
 

Next Friday 21st June, is international yoga day and summer solstice. What better way to celebrate then with an open day and free yoga classes @delight.yoga Prinseneiland. Join me at 14:15 for the ashtanga led yoga class, open for all levels (including beginners). And escape the busy city to experience the beautiful quietness of this studio! #internationalyogaday #yoga #openday #ashtanga #yogaamsterdam #summersolstice #freeyoga #prinseneiland #delightyoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaforall

 
 

Mindfulness is about being conscious and aware of ourselves, without being overwhelmed by what is happening around us. The beauty of mindfulness is that you can practice it at any time or place throughout the day. Simply by pausing between daily activities, observing your breath or scanning slowly through your body. It`s a great way to integrate your yoga practices off the mat, and into your daily life. Give it a try! #mindfulness #meditation #yoga #beaware #yogaoffthemat #yogaamsterdam #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #consciousness #padmasana #yogaforbusydays

 
 

Today marks the end of over a month in Bali, and fantastic yoga course with these great people! We learnt a lot, putting lots of energy into our self practice - and exploring some new ideas and approaches to asana, pranayama and meditation. Thank you Matthew for sharing your knowledge and experience with us - and giving us the opportunity to put the things we learnt immediately into practice. And of course so grateful to this amazing, caring, funny international group that I had the pleasure to share the course with. Now looking forward to returning home with new energy and inspiration!! #yoga #yogastudent #yogateacher #yogaeverydamnday #ashtanga #vinyasa #krama #meditation #pranayama #yogaforlife #practicepracticepractice

 
 

Take a moment to stop, breathe and observe No matter how busy or relaxed our day might be, it can be easy to get into a constant mode of doing - without observing how your body, breath and mind actually feel. Planning even just five extra minutes into your day, between your activities and obligations can be so powerful...creating space for yourself, to just observe and be. #stop #observe #breathe #minimeditation #justbe #metime #yoga #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #yogapractice #meditate

 
 

P R A C T I C E I N P A R A D I S E I`m now half way through a month`s yoga practice with Matthew Sweeney in beautiful Bali. Each day starting with meditation, pranayama and asana - and then workshops and playgrounds in the afternoon. Already feeling inspired and learnt so much. And still two more weeks to go! #yogastudent #yoga #asana #meditation #pranayama #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #ashtanga #vinyasa #practiceandalliscoming

 
 

Are you (or someone you know) looking for a stagiair in international online marketing, in Amsterdam? And do you have a passion, or want to learn more about yoga? @wildemanmedia and @antara_yoga_nl are really excited about finding someone interested im this online marketing position. There will be lots of responsibility and freedom during the internship, to work on raising the profile of our own international yoga platform @yogascreen . Yogascreen is a platform that offers yoga video tutorials on the most common yoga poses. See full details of the internship via link below (also in bio) - www.wildemanmedia.nl/nieuwsbrief/stagiair_online_marketing #yoga #onlinemarketing #internship #yogaamsterdam #yogascreen #international #onlineyoga #yogatutorial #marketing #yogaforall

 
 

One last week in Amsterdam before I go to study yoga for one month in Bali with ashtanga and vinyasa krama teacher Matthew Sweeney. You can find me teaching still this week... Saturday 20th April 8:00 vinyasa (Delight, PE) 18:15 hatha pranayama (Delight, PE) Tuesday 23rd April 7:00 ashtanga (Delight, PE) 18:30 strong flow (Tula, BoLo) Wednesday 24th April 18:30 vinyasa (Tula, Westerpark) #yogastudent #yogateacher #keeplearning #yogaamsterdam #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogabali #yogajourney #yogascreen

 
 

Very proud of these yoga practitioners who completed a four week workshop on the 8 limbs of yoga with @antara_yoga_nl . Four weeks of practicing and diving deep into meditation, pranayama, asana and yoga philosophy, with a lovely and fun group @tulaamsterdam . It was really nice to see the group and their practice develop over the four weeks. #yoga #yogalife #meditation #pranayama #asana #yogaphilosophy #yogaamsterdam #yogaworkshop #practiceandalliscoming #8limbsofyoga

 
 

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