Numerous times have i been to this city and many times did i fell in love again and again with it ! I always found it is the kind of city i would happily move in as it offers the best of a city and of a small town. It has all the shops, food, entertainment i love and the cozy, relax atmosphere at the same time.
I went there this time to attend one of my dear Shanghai friend's wedding. Despite the fiesta and the little hungover, i got to motivate myself to go on the look for a yoga studio that would help me clean my sins.
So off i was on a sunny day to Delight Yoga studio in Prinseneiland district. I did not know Delight Yoga before but what a great surprise it was when i pushed their door ! The interior design of the space has been beautifully done, and the atmosphere just feel fine ! Neither snobby, nor too hippie, i loved the way it was. I would not sign up for a class unless i get that great first impression, the good vibrations.
I signed up for an Ashtanga class with Marilou van Hoek. It was a beautiful class, well led by this great teacher. Gentle and generous, she was wonderful. If you wish to know more about her there are some info (in dutch though) on the studio's website here. I have to say i am more and more in love with Ashtanga yoga and am seriously considering investing more time into Ashtanga workshops and trainings to deepen my series. Will let you know more about it !
I got to take some snaps of the place to share with you....
On my way back i went to my friend's best friend organic salad shop called SLA for a quick refill in energies. I got myself a cold press juice made of carrot, ginger, mint, apple, and other goodies. It was yum and I was nicely surprised by the reasonable prices. Well, yeah, Paris is quite the worst in terms of food pricing, so hard to do worst. But hey, it made my afternoon. The place on this location is tiny but cool and not overcrowded.
Finally it was end of the day, refreshed and refilled with energies from meeting my dear friends and discovering bit more places i would eventually simply take some time to stop and enjoy the last precious moment of this wanderlust. Until next time 'Dam ! xx
Delight Yoga: Prinseneiland 20G, 1013 LR Amsterdam
SLA : Westerstraat 34, 1015 MK Amsterdam
For those looking for a place to stay in Dam, a friend of mine, Baiba (@baibasustere on Insta) recommended me this hotel: Hotel V Fizeaustraat. It looks super duper nice and i trust her tastes to find the nice, original places around Europe ;). It is around 100EUR per night. She said it is a bit outside city center but well worth it !