With yoga in the West we usually mean hatha yoga, a system of exercises to gain control over (especially) body and mind.
Yoga (/ˈjoʊɡə/ (listen); Sanskrit: योग, lit. 'yoke' or 'union' pronounced [joːɡɐ]) is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India and aim to control (yoke) and still the mind, recognizing a detached witness-consciousness untouched by the mind (Chitta) and mundane suffering (Duḥkha).
Yoga is suitable for anyone in a normal condition. Important:
Always state details that may hinder you in advance. If an exercise doesn't feel right, don't do it.
Do not eat 1,5 to 2 hours before class.
Do not do inverted postures during menstruation or pregnancy.
Our boutique studio at the water is located in Eastern Amsterdam.
Studio Reyn offers quality lessons. How?
Due to the unique location with patio doors to the water, this offers a peaceful environment.
Small-scale groups. Due to the limited places in the studio, we advise you to book in advance and if you cannot, cancel in time so that someone else can book this spot.
Come no earlier than 10 minutes and no later than 5 minutes before the start of class.
Below you will find our range of lessons.
Hatha Basics Yoga
Learn the basics of yoga; the physical postures are explained step by step and are suitable for working on strength, flexibility and releasing tensions.
Suitable for all levels.
Dynamic and powerful form of yoga in which fixed series are performed. Important are the bandhas (literally 'lock'). There is pressure, contraction and force of or on the muscles. In this class you can expect a step-by-step explanation and provide a good basis for ashtanga and vinyasa yoga.
Yang Yin & Meditation Yoga
Combination of dynamic yang flow to loosen muscles with gentle postures held passively for 3-5 minutes to stretch connective tissues and joints. The class ends with a meditation.
Hatha Vinyasa Yoga
Dynamic postures alternate with static postures. In the dynamic part you move from one pose to another in a certain sequence. Because the class goes more in a flow, at least 3 months of yoga experience is required.
Dynamic and challenging form of yoga where you practice a fixed sequence of postures each time. Because nothing changes in the sequence, it is a nice way to check in with yourself. At least 3 months of yoga is required and it is nice if you are somewhat familiar with the Ashtanga sequence.
Hold deep stretches, mainly in basic positions, from 3 to 5 minutes. This is to make the connective tissue and joints stronger and more flexible and to be present in the physical, mental and emotional body.