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We had the pleasure of joining the third edition of YogaFest Amsterdam. A two-day festival in one of the most vibrant areas in the city: Het Westergasterrein. With unlimited traditional and progressive yoga by national and international teachers like Felix Price, Lucia Andrade, and Andréa Paige, it was the perfect event to immerse ourselves fully into the yoga lifestyle. Classes were held in two locations: Het Westergastheater and the stunning new YogaFest studio.
It was a warm and extremely sunny weekend, so great for relaxing outside in between classes and workshops. There was a small but cozy market offering beautiful yoga clothes, Yogi Tea, and refreshments, with an Aerial Yoga installation right next to it offering some amazing classes.
We started the weekend with the class ‘YIN the way IN’ taught by Andreas Trussat. With his long hair, he is an eccentric character with an amazing energy. From the moment we entered we were relaxed. We loved the gentle start of his class: while standing in a circle, massaging each other. Also, his choice of music was extremely wonderful and sounded amazing in the immense industrial studio. Libby Love guided us into the world of Jivamukti and she let us explore the basics of asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation.
Anat Geiger is one of Amsterdam's foremost teachers. We were surprised by her creative sequence ‘Warrior's Journey’. She guided us to ultimate bliss in an inspiring and sometimes challenging way.
We also really enjoyed her inspiring talk about chakra’s, explaining everything clearly and with lots of useful daily life examples. Dr. Robert Svoboda learned us more about the wonderful world of Ayurveda.
On Sunday afternoon, the festival was sealed in by the inspiring Boys of Yoga. Their ‘Yoga Rave’ was dynamic, playful and smooth and with a warm closing ceremony at the end.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed YogaFest Amsterdam. We found peace and inspiration and we were fulfilled with love for the community of like-minded yogi’s from Amsterdam and abroad. This time the festival was not sold out, but hopefully, more people will come and join next year!