Yoga summer urban retreat 2016 in Amsterdam

Treat yourself with this mini-retreat in the summer vacation.
Enter the new year full of energy and well balanced.

Dates: Thursday August 25 till Sunday August 28, 2016
Time: 10:00 t/m 13:00h
At: Samana, Next to Central Station, Centre of Amsterdam.

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Each day we focus on one element: earth, fire, water and air. In Yoga each element represents a different aspect of yoga practice. Those who come all four mornings can use all elements at once at the end of the mini-retreat, experiencing physical and mental balance. In four mornings the yoga practice will broaden into a deeper, more intense and lighter flow.

What do you get?

The summer urban-retreat combines daily yoga with time for your friends and family. You don’t have to travel far, it’s just on our own studio.

With this retreat you close the year in a beautiful way: you get rid of old tensions and generate fresh energy for the year to come. You can take the knowledge of these elements home and use for yourself any time the coming year for your own well-being.

The focus on one element each day you start to feel the principles from the inside. It will help your yoga practice to become both stronger and lighter. In four days you build up a practice using all principles together. This will help you feel more energetic and balanced, free.


Earth is the focus on Thursday
The teacher will help you focus on grounding this first morning. Using surprising variations on classical asana’s you will experience the grounding better. When you are well grounded you will see that this trusting the earth will make it easier to lift from the ground. Your asana’s become lighter.

Fire is the element we add on Friday
Well grounded we can safely add fire to our practice today. We move into an energetic flow of asana’s. The fire, like flames reaching high, will help us elongate and connect al parts of the body. Experience how arms and legs reach past the body and are connected to the world outside.

Water is the focus on Saturday
Now you are well grounded and the energy of the flow is activated, we add the water element. You can concentrate on fluency of movement, cultivating the quietness that water can bring in both mind and body. 

Air is the focus on Sunday
Well grounded and quiet in mind and body we will concentrate on breath this last day. We will experience different breaths and the effect they have on your practice. You will notice how mindful breathing helps your poses to be more balanced and easy. Your breath becomes your friend.

Elements of practice each day

We follow the Vijnana yoga Principles.
Each morning we start with sitting, cleansing (Kriya’s), Vayu’s and Pranayama (breathing).
Then we do a series of asana’s.
10.00 – 11.00h sitting, vayu’s, kriya’s and pranayama.
11.00 – 11.15h tea brake
11.15 – 13.00h asana practice and yoga text 

Massage after practice?

Samana offers a bonus: August 25  13.30h – 16.30 the center is open for a shiatsu massage (25 minutes) by Isabel Schutz for only 20 euro. You can book it in advance at

Healthy juice and the City

After the yoga session you find yourself around the corner from Amsterdam’s culinary street: Haarlemmerstraat. You can buy a detox juice with discount at our neighbour Jay’s Juices and further enjoy the cities shops, peoples and cafes. 

Practical Information

1 workshop:euro 47,- / regular students with lesson card:euro 45,-
2 workshops:euro 42,- (per workshop)  / regular students with lesson card:euro 40,-
3 or 4 workshops:euro 39,- (per workshop) / regular students with lesson card:euro 37,-

Maximum participants: 16

Reserve :
Please pay in advance to: account number NL 23 INGB 0005 0930 76 
to Samana Yoga Center Amsterdam 
(check our terms & conditions)

Samana Team