Practice is the effort
of being there
All teachers in our studio teach Functional Yoga: that means we are more interested in your experience than in how you look. We respect what makes you you. Your yoga practice should not try to make you into something you are not, but to stimulate you to become the best version of yourself possible.
that a sincere, dedicated yoga practice can make a huge difference in our lives, infusing it with energy, insight and purpose. We believe that the world needs warriors of compassion brave enough to look at themselves with absolute honesty, use fierceness to change what needs to be changed and kindness to embrace what cannot.
are experienced, beginners, young, stiff, flexible, middle aged, seniors, pregnant, gay, straight, mothers, fathers, skinny, fat and all the variations in between. Each one of them is unique, and everyone needs a practice that embraces this uniqueness. There is no ideal to achieve: we hope to help them be the best version of whomever they chose to be.
The Yoga Garden
The YogaGarden was founded in 2004. Surrounded by a beautiful garden in the heart of Amsterdam, our studio has one main goal: to offer high quality yoga classes to a broad public while keeping a safe and intimate atmosphere, where every single student finds space to learn and grow.
Interested in knowing a bit more about chakras, philosophy, anatomy, breathing? Our Friday Specials are informal evenings packed with information and inspiration for interested students of any level or background.
Our training is nationally and internationally ackowledged as one of the top yoga trainings available in The Netherlands and abroad. Upcoming trainings are planned in Ghent (BE), Cadzand (NL), Portugal and Bergen (NL).
Whether you wish to actually teach yoga or simply deepen your own understanding, a teacher training program can offer you a frame to learn, examine and practice in a safe and supportive environment. All our trainings are strongly based on anatomy and philosophy, the two pillars of a good yoga practice, and are taught a limited amount of times per year to preserve its quality and authenticity.
The Fat Yogis
Nothing compares to studying and practicing yoga with a teacher in real life. To be in the presence of someone who inspires and motivates you is simply the best.
We want to offer you the next best thing: classes done with teachers as if they are right there with you, no frills, no attitude.
All you have to do is get on your mat and turn The Fat Yogis on.