Josie Sykes’ extensive knowledge of yoga techniques and their interactions with the body and mind invite a transformational approach to the yoga holiday. Bhakti and breath are her juice. Expect loads of inspiring and varied breathing practices with dedicated and accessible chanting in amongst. Years of deep involvement in her own yoga has supported and enriched her journey – lucky retreaters thrive under her influence.
Enjoy the benefits of yoga influences that range from the Feldenkrais Method, a very tangible movement therapy, to Clive Sheridan and the more subtle highs of pranayama. Svaha Yoga in Amsterdam is Josie’s yoga home. She started practising here many years ago to balance the adrenaline of a busy vocation as a very successful and creative international photographer. Slowly the yoga and teaching took over. After teaching at Svaha Yoga and managing the studio for many years she now has popped over the pond to try an American life. Through corona times Josie has been teaching online with a passionate and dedicated exuberance. Massively supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement, she gave a month’s yoga class donations to the cause.
After years of teaching vibrant flow, a year long sabbatical of exploration and yoga delving introduced her to a slower, more inward looking form of asana. We’re loving the feeling of freshness that this sort of journey gives a teacher. Josie offers her original vinyasa passion balanced with some afternoons of breath led, soft, traditional asana.
On this yoga retreat there is the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of yoga magic; asana, pranayama, restoratives, meditation, chanting and Josie’s ingenious take on all things yogic.
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