Classes we teach

We offer a wide variety of classes. Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner. Our classes are usually 75 min and open to all levels. The classes are small enough (max 14 people) so we can keep giving individual attention where needed and verbal modifications or extra challenges were necessary. Our schedule is growing every week, just like us!

Power Yoga & Breathwork

Breathwork (pranayama) is one of the 5 pillars of yoga according to Swami Sivananda and crucial in undergoing a full yoga class experience. That’s why every power yoga class in this series starts with just this. Afterwards, be prepared to move! We start flowing, focusing on connecting breath to movement and building heat, strength and flexibility. Challenging postures are explored including balancing poses, inversions and backbends. At least some yoga and a maintained physical condition is recommended to join this class. However, different levels are welcome and modifications will be given if needed. Every class ends with a well-deserved guided savasana (final relaxation).

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga poses are designed to bend and heal your connective tissues and are experienced as deep stretches as they increase your range of motion and clear your energetic pathways. Restorative poses give the body a calming sensation and are designed to activate your parasympathetic nervous system (your natural, nurturing ‘Rest and Digest’ state of calm). Poses are held for some time, up to 5 minutes. During the poses, you will be encouraged to stay with the breath, go inside and let go where you can. Leaving you feeling supple, content and confident. Suitable for all levels.

Vinyasa Flow

This Vinyasa Flow yoga class is for those who wants to feel strong, calm and invigorated. The ultimate realization of your ‘me-time.’ We start with an initial relaxation and work through some grounding exercises, getting out of the mind and into the body. Then we warm up the spine and the muscular system before slowly, steadily coming into our flow. The breathing becomes deeper and more focused, the body starts heating up; you’re entering the zone. Leave time and space behind and move from posture to posture, charging and stretching every muscle group in the body. You will be guided step by step and often reminded to “stay with the breath.” A well-deserved 10-minute long final relaxation will bring you to a blissful state of peace, love and acceptance.

Gentle Flow

A calming stress-relieving class to stretch and gently strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and body. Postures (asanas) are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail. Recommended for all levels looking for a soothing, relaxing, restorative experience.

Yin Yang Yoga

This yin yang yoga class is truly for everyone! In this class we offer a complete yoga practice. The class is a combination of strong heating yang postures, and even some flow, alternated with the quiet and cooling aspects of yin. The yang in this class serves your muscles and organs, while the longer, restorative postures of yin work on your tendons, bones and ligaments. This class starts with an initial relaxation and some grounding breathwork exercises. Modifications are offered when needed so all levels are welcome.

Power Flow

Wake up and get what’s yours! What better way to start your Sunday mornings than flowing on your mat to get a full body-mind-spirit exercise. This class starts with a deep initial relaxation, followed by pranayama (breathwork) exercises and then warming up the spine and rest of the body. After this you’re invited to flow with us, starting with gentle and building up towards powerful and invigorating yoga postures. This class will bring you towards aliveness in the body and a happy state of mind. When done,  you’ll feel confident to take whatever is coming your way with open arms, a light heart and a smile on your face. Some experience in yoga is recommended to join this class.

Kids yoga
Kids Yoga

Did you know that kids who already have practiced with us simply love it? They love getting stronger, more flexible and more balanced, feeling free, and building confidence. They use their fantasy by imitating animals.  Kids enjoy learning trusting themselves and making their first steps in learning how to quiet their active little minds. It gives them the tools to deal with anger, boredom and sadness in these trying times. When class is over they’ll be happier, more content and focussed.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha is the most traditional yoga form taught in yoga studios nowadays. In this class, postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Also focusing on the internal organ- and lymphatic system. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. In this class there is an emphasis on simplicity, repetition and ease of movement, with sometimes challenging poses alternated with relaxing ones. Full-body relaxation and balance are the goals, as we make a full circuit of the body’s range of motion with standing postures, twists, backbends, forward folds, and hip openers. Suitable for all levels.

First time yoga with us?

For many people who have not tried yoga can seem daunting. You might be expecting a bunch of 20-somethings in tight leggings, men with shirts off, stretching, chanting in extase and shaping their bodies into pretzels. We do welcome these people, however, we welcome anyone and everyone! In preparation for your first class all you need to have is an open mind and try to put your expectations on zero.

We sometimes hear people saying they’re not flexible enough for yoga. Our sincere reply to this is that saying this is like saying that you’re too dirty to take a bath. Yoga is truly for everyone: from super-senior to kindergarten, from men to women and everything in between. Just make sure you’re clean (shoes go off).

Safety guidelines 

Also inside we are applying the most safe regulations possible so you can enjoy your practice carefree! We kindly request to bring your own mat (although we do have available mats for rent) and a towel to cover the props. Please make sure also to go to the bathroom before you arrive.  If you feel any of the symptoms that are reminiscent of cold, fever or throat ache or shortness in breath we strongly urge you to stay home.  

We adhere strictly to the 1,5-meter distance rule. Between students among each other and between students and teache

Frequently asked questions

If you are new to Amsterdam Yoga Collective, welcome! Here’s everything you need to know

Come in! The door is always open for walk-ins. Though if you’d like to have something to make you accountable to your intentions we would prefer you to sign up through our website. We offer classes at different locations so check out the schedule where to be after you’ve booked a class. If you are unable to sign up for your first class online, please show up at least 10 minutes early to register.

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in without them falling over your face because you might (will)have your head below your heart at some point. You will not be wearing shoes or socks.

A smile! And if you don’t have a smile today, don’t worry, we’ll help with that and are here for you. We recommend having the following for your practice:

  • Yoga mat –  Due to COVID please bring your own mat. We have mats available for rent (€3,00 )if you don’t have a mat. 
  • Towel or pillowcase  to cover props during class.
  • Bring a blanket and /or warm sweater. (Windows are open for ventilation)
  • Water bottle – After class it’s good to hydrate. Only closed off bottles are allowed in the yoga hall.

           ** We don’t have showers or separate changing rooms.

Your phone, iPad, or laptop. Please leave them turned off, or better yet – at home. As a courtesy to others with allergies, please refrain from heavy oils or perfumes.

Register (click here) for a class online if you like or pay for one at a time or buy a classpass and save some money and practice all you can!