What Students Are Saying…
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Occupation: Professional Softball player
At the beginning of every new softball season, I have always injured a muscle. It didn’t matter if I did an intense warm up or not. I would always pull something.
I decided that something had to change. I had to become more flexible. A softball friend of mine from the U.S. told me about hot yoga and that’s how I started to practice.
I haven’t had a muscle injury since I started yoga. Yoga has taught me a lot about my body.
When Absolute Yoga Amsterdam opened I was very excited to go and check it out. I don’t think I will go to any other yoga place in Amsterdam. The classes are great. The atmosphere is very relaxed and I love the outside showers.
Occupation: Professional sport climber
Hot yoga is the perfect addition to my professional climbing career. It keeps my body & mind in perfect balance.
When I am doing hot yoga at the Absolute Yoga Amsterdam studio, I am only focused on the postures and my alignment without noticing the other students. This is very different from competitive climbing where rivalry is an important element.
From a physical standpoint, yoga allows me to use all of my muscles and bring them in balance; whereas, climbing uses very specific muscles.
The heat helps me to get more flexible & reduces the risk of injuries.
Boulder climbing is a special type of climbing where the athlete uses a short piece of wall and decides himself how to get to the top.
It’s a short, explosive exercise where technique, strength and balance are vital.
Occupation: export manager chemicals
I practiced hot yoga before in other studios. But AYA makes hot yoga a much more pleasant and relaxed experience. It is more a club than a studio. You can define it as the Asian approach of hot yoga.
In many details you see this is a service oriented yoga studio where you feel at ease. For instance you don’t have to bring your extra towel and mat. Besides that, you can choose from 4 types of yoga class; so you can vary if you want. The 2 studios are beautiful with mirrors on 2 walls, and the changing rooms with lockers are very hygienic with single shower units. The tea room is a good hangout to recover after the intensive class and to have a chat with some yoga class mates or teachers.
Just walk in for a cup of tea and have a look around. See for yourself which of the 4 types of yoga class suits you best… and do leave you mat and extra towel at home.
Occupation: Doctor of Psychiatry & Addiction
Absolute Yoga Amsterdam is a gorgeous site for practicing hot yoga, and the teachers are very pleasant and knowledgeable. I always, without any exception, experience an inspiring and energizing session. I like the laid back yet professional atmosphere, something to look forward to in the evening after a long and tiresome working day. I go 3-4 times a week. I couldn’t think of a more worthwhile hobby, and I hope to continue many years to come.