Those who follow me on Instagram, have seen that I have took a yoga class several times this summer. One of those classes was at the goat farm in the Amsterdam forest. It was a while ago that I took a yoga class, but it’s a bit like riding a bike; you never unlearn it.
I took yoga classes before in a yoga studio or at the park, but this location was special. The class is held outside on a hayloft, in the middle of the goat farm.
The class is teached by Brenda and because of her way of talking, I was instantly relaxed. I did have to breath through the goat-smell though ;) but a moment for yourself on Sunday morning makes me happy!
The class started at 9 am, before the goat farm opens for the public. No running and screaming kids around, just the trees and fresh air.
Suitable for beginners and advanced
Brenda started with ground and relax exercises. For a beginning yogi very doable and for advanced good exercises too. That Brenda knows what she’s doing is obvious. She has had an intensive training in India and has accustomed herself to a truly conscious lifestyle. Not psychedelic at all, but just a very nice girl!
Half way through the class we heard families with children entering the goat farm. My friend (who had a baby boy a few months ago) was clearly ‘alert’ and not that ‘zen’ anymore because of the sounds of children. But I was able to absolutely relax.
Biological breakfast after the class
After the great yoga class we had a lovely biological breakfast (which you can order in advance together with the class). Some yoghurt with cereal, fresh fruit, juice and a nice cup of coffee/tea. Yum!
Afterwards I walked around the goat farm. Do you know the kids can (against payment) feed the goats a bottle of milk? So great! And an ideal Sunday morning activity if you ask me: you can take a yoga class in the morning, after which your husband/boyfriend/girlfriend can join you with the kids to play at the farm and playground!
Every two weeks yoga at the goat farm
Brenda teaches a yoga class every other week on Sunday at the hayloft of the goat farm from 9 till 10 am. Keep into account the classes are outside, so put on something warmer if it gets colder. If you don’t own a yoga mat, you can let her know and she takes care of one.
A class costs € 10. You can find all information and updates about the yoga classes on the Facebookpage or website of the Ridammerhoeve goat farm. The goat farm is at the Nieuwe Meerlaan 4 in Amstelveen.