Type: Body & mind

Yoga at Body & Mind East

At USC Body & Mind in Amsterdam East you can join all sorts of yoga courses.

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    Yoga courses at USC

    Yoga courses consist of 9 classes and start 4 times a year.
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    During the course you can join the meditation (in Dutch) at USC Body & Mind for free.
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    Which yoga course suits you?

    • You can read more about the different yoga styles below. In which way are they different? How physical or mentally engaging are they? What pace can you expect?
    • No experience? Consider doing the Yoga fundamentals course.
    • No level indicated in the course title? In that case you can join the course without any experience.
    • You can join level II courses after finishing level I or consulting with the yoga teacher first.

    Why choose yoga at USC Body & Mind?

    • Yoga at USC is very cheap for students in Amsterdam. But non-students will also find our fees to be pretty fair.
    • The yoga studio is very chill: the ultimate location to relax after a busy day of work or study.
    • In a 9 weeks yoga course you can really discover a yoga style.
    • Our highly trained teachers are experienced and give personal attention to all students.
    • We’re working according to the Covid-guidelines of RIVM and Yogascholen Nederland 

    Our yoga studios

    Yoga at ClubWest

    We also offer yoga at our location ClubWest in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. Not as a course, but with a yoga membership that allows you to join all yoga classes. Check it out!

    Yoga basic in the fitness program

    Do you work out at ASC, Universum or Amstelcampus? There are Yoga basic classes in the program which you can join with your (group) fitness membership!

    The different yoga styles at USC

    Ashtanga yoga

    Ashtanga yoga is about discovering and developing your spirit (prana), physically, spiritually and emotionally. It’s an intensive yoga style where asanas (yoga postures) are continously connected in a fixed sequence. In the level III course, Ashtanga is taught as Mysore: you practise individually within the group, and receive one-on-one guidance from the teacher.

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    USC teacher

    Maximiliaan Cohen discovered that Ashtanga yoga is the style that suits him most. He studied to be a yoga teacher at Delight Yoga, where he now also teaches. He continues to develop his skills through trainings and workshops. He also teaches Restorative yoga.

    Critical alignment yoga

    Critical alignment is a modern method. With the help of several ‘tools’, you’re taught to align your body. Joints and vertebrae become more flexible, muscles get stronger, the mind becomes more free.

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    USC teacher

    Yvonne Teuben discovered Critical alignment yoga while struggling with severe RSI. Within 3 weeks of practicing Critical alignment yoga, the results were miraculous. She studied with Gert van Leeuwen for several years to become a Critical alignment yoga teacher, and she finished the additional therapy training. She works at several yoga studios and joins at least two classes a week.

    Loviisa Mellin practices Ashtanga vinyasa yoga and Iyengar yoga. In 2009 she discovered Critical alignment yoga. She received her certificate as a teacher at the Critical Alignment Institute in Amsterdam in 2017. She’s also a filmmaker.

    Hatha Yoga

    Hatha yoga is the basis of all physical forms of yoga.  The postures (asanas) are experienced one by one, alternating between effort and relaxation. The mental component is as important as the physical posture and the breath. You will learn to practice with acceptance and patience, without pressure.

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    USC teacher

    Tessa Overmars is certified yoga teacher and mindfulness trainer. She received her Hatha yoga teacher education in India. Tessa joins classes and workshops with several teachers in a variety of styles, to deepen her own practice and get inspired. At USC she teaches Hatha yoga and the Yoga fundamentals course.

    Mindful yoga | IN DUTCH

    Mindful yoga works with gentle yoga postures (asanas), body scans and short meditations. You practise to be attentive, with kindness for your body, breath, thoughts and feelings. In this way, you learn to remain in the here and now.

    Please note: this course is in Dutch only.

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    USC teacher

    Lies Holtrop has over 40 years of yoga and meditation experience. She received her yoga teacher education for Traditional Integral Yoga at Devine Life Society. She is a certified mindfulness trainer MBSR and broadens her knowledge and experience in yoga and mindfulness regularly. At USC she teaches Hatha yoga, Mindful yoga and the mindfulness course. Lies is a certified member (cat. 1) of the VMBN.

    Vinyasa flow yoga

    Vinyasa flow yoga is a physically challenging yoga style, in which static body postures are fluently alternated on the rhythm of your breath. It is similar to Ashtanga yoga, but there is less emphasis on the spiritual component and there is no fixed sequence of postures.

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    USC teacher

    Karthikeyan was born in India, where he was educated at SVYASA, a yoga university in Bangalore. He’s currently studying there for his MSc. He is a certified teacher of yoga and meditation and teaches Restorative, Vinyasa, Yin yoga and mindfulness. At USC he also teaches Yoga basic classes.

    Jolijn Onland practised yoga for many years and followed courses in mindfulness, meditation, body-mind connection and beathing techniques. In 2019 in India, she completed her yoga teacher training for Hatha, Vinyasa & Ashtanga to be able to share her passion for this way of life.

    Yin yang yoga

    In Yin yang yoga, dynamic postures (Yang) are alternated with static postures (Yin). The Yang part focuses on the strength and flexibility of your muscles, while the Yin part focuses on the deeper connective tissue of your joints and organs.

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    USC teacher

    Barbara Falorni received her Yin yoga teacher training at Yagoy Amsterdam, after finishing her education as a children yoga teacher. She also works as a holistic massage therapist and embodiment trainer. At USC she teaches Yin yang yoga and Yin yoga.

    Anna la Verge suffered from burn-out when she was only 19. During her studies she discovered the healing powers of relaxation through Hatha and Yin yoga at USC. In India she did a Hatha teacher training and in Amsterdam a Yin training. She’s a yoga teacher, embodiment coach and a student in Jungian therapy. At USC she teaches Yin yang yoga.

    Djilani Sprang-Purperhart lives by one magical concept: self study. Therefore he likes to call himself an ‘eternal student’. Djilani obtained his Master’s Degree in Medical Anthropology and Sociology at UvA, and is a certified yoga instructor. He is really passionate about mixing up different styles: Vinyasa yoga, Martial arts, Yin Yoga, meditation, yoga philosophy and chakra psychology.

    Yin yoga

    Yin yoga is the opposite of Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. Everything happens slowly and calmly. Most postures are in seated or horizontal position, and are held for 3 to 5 minutes. This affects your deeper connective tissue, the more rigid area of your muscles and tendons around your joints. Physically as well as mentally you become more flexible and relaxed.

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    USC teacher

    Barbara Falorni received her Yin yoga teacher training at Yagoy Amsterdam, after finishing her education as a children yoga teacher. She also works as a holistic massage therapist and embodiment trainer. At USC she teaches Yin yang yoga and Yin yoga.

    Karthikeyan was born in India, where he was educated at SVYASA, a yoga university in Bangalore. He’s currently studying there for his MSc. He is a certified teacher of yoga and meditation and teaches Restorative, Vinyasa, Yin yoga and mindfulness. At USC he also teaches Yoga basic classes.

    Yoga fundamentals

    Learn the basic techniques of physical postures, breathing and meditation, and discover what we are actually doing in yoga. And why it works. It turns out you don’t need to be flexible! With an explorative mind and respect for your boundaries, you develop body awareness and a relaxed breath. An interactive course with room for questions.

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    USC teacher

    Tessa Overmars is certified yoga teacher and mindfulness trainer. She received her Hatha yoga teacher education in India. Tessa joins classes and workshops with several teachers in a variety of styles, to deepen her own practice and get inspired. At USC she teaches Hatha yoga and the Yoga fundamentals course.

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    Hatha, Tue/Thu 08.45, start 6 July

    Category I € 35,-

    Category II € 50,-

    Category III € 65,-

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    Yin Yang, Wed/Fri 19.00, start 7 July

    Category I € 35,-

    Category II € 50,-

    Category III € 65,-

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    Additional house rules
    Read our additional corona house rules carefully!

    Starting date courses*
    Period 1: in the week of 7 September 2020
    Period 2: in the week of 30 November 2020
    Period 3: in the week of 22 February 2021
    Period 4: in the week of 3 May 2021
    * courses are available for purchase on the Monday 5 weeks prior to the starting dates above

    Locations

    USC Body & Mind
    Tweede Boerhaavestraat 47B
    1091 AL Amsterdam
    (020) 525 89 55

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    Cat. IStudents UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
    Cat. IIEmployees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
    Cat. IIIAnyone else