Amsterdam’s first yoga and movement studio
Move. Sweat. Play.
Move. Sweat. Play.
‘What is desirable in body culture is the harmonious development of power over the voluntary actions of muscles and the involuntary processes of health, lungs, stomach and other organs and important glands. This is what gives health, and is the scientific principle underlying the Yoga exercises.’- Bishnu Ghosh
Ghosh I is a fantastic class! It is the beginner’s series drawn from the lineage of Bishnu Ghosh. If you have ever taken a Bikram class this will feel very familiar. We have taken the Bikram series and made it even stronger with the addition of postures to strengthen the upper body as well as the abdominals. Ghosh I takes place in a room heated to 35 degrees. The beauty of this class is that no matter what your experience level, no matter how you enter the class, you leave having learned something! Coming for the first time? Jump right in. Highlights of this class include:
⤑ Balancing Postures
⤑ Introduction to Backbending
⤑ Hip Openers
⤑ Joint Work
Ghosh II is a beginner/intermediate level of Bishnu Ghosh Yoga. You don’t need to be advanced to join, each posture can be modified to the practitioner, but having experience in Bikram Yoga or Ghosh I is very helpful. Ghosh II moves at a faster pace than Ghosh I, takes place in lower heat, and has many more postures. Ghosh II is Crazy Monkey’s influence on Tony Sanchez’s Core40 class. Tony Sanchez is a world renowned yogi, lifelong practitioner of the Bishnu Ghosh Lineage, and teacher to the instructors at Crazy Monkey. Highlights of this class include:
⤑ Arm Balancing
⤑ Hip Opening
→ Core Strengthening
We use techniques inspired by the work of Ido Portal. Movement is an approach to physical activity where the end goal is to reach your body’s true potential. The first stages of movement include technical exercises that strengthen and mobilize each part of the body. The next stage is the combination of those exercises to develop skills. The third stage, the final and never ending stage, is the culmination of those skills to produce total freedom to move your body. Ido Portal refers to this process as Isolation, Integration, Improvisation.
For serious movement students, invitation only. Train with the teachers grants access to the studio and all of it’s equipment. The teachers are always present during these times and are happy to guide you, but it is not a structured class and is considered a self led practice. This time is ideal for those of our students who attend Movement and wish to progress outside of a class setting. If you have any questions about this please send us an e-mail!
|€10||First time drop in (not Movement)|
|€20||Standard drop in|
|€50||First time 3 weeks unlimited|
|€120||Monthly unlimited auto debit, mat included|
|€140||Monthly unlimited, one month at a time, mat included|
|€160||10 classes, mat included, no expiration|
|25%||discount on your next month if you take 6 classes weekly for a month!|
Crazy Monkey looked closely at every detail to create the most enjoyable studio experience in Amsterdam. The heating, flooring and even the water quality have all been carefully selected to comply with our high standards. Sustainability and the environment are also of great importance to Crazy Monkey and played a significant role in the selection process. Crazy Monkey has made available what we believe to be the best of the best to our practitioners. At Crazy Monkey, you shouldn’t expect anything less!
We wanted to make our space multi-functional. Not just a place to practice yoga, but a place where people can hang out… literally! With hanging bars, olympic rings, multi-functional wooden blocks and dip stations there is a lot of fun to be had between classes. We also included an all natural, plant-oil based floor that feels great on bare feet and our spacious wooden deck in the backyard is a nice place to relax after class. For students wishing to shower after class we have beautiful men and women’s locker rooms. Showers are stocked with our favorite Dr. Bronner’s (all natural!) liquid soap.
Crazy Monkey uses top of the line therapeutical infrared heating for our yoga classes. This is the cleanest heat possible; both in a hygienic and environmental sense. Unlike conventional systems there is no production of CO2 or noise. The discomforts commonly associated with other heating systems, like dryness of the mouth, eyes and skin are also eliminated. We have the healthiest form of heat possible, simply nothing compares.
Quality of water is inextricably linked to one’s health, and not all water is created equal! Crazy Monkey set out to see if we could supply our studio with the world’s best water. With a 10 stage filtration process removing 100% of contaminants, proper remineralisation and a slightly elevated pH, we did just that. We are proud to offer our students free access to quite literally the best water in the world.
If you have never done yoga a day in your life and wonder what all the hype is about, take the Ghosh I. It’s perfect for your first class and will definitely have you curious enough to try again. Have a solid foundation in yoga and ready to try something new and challenging? Try the Ghosh II.
As for our movement sessions, we recommend them for everyone. Every student works to their own ability so there is no experience level required.
We will be moving, bending, twisting and stretching and having a full stomach can sometimes make those movements uncomfortable. So it is best not to eat two hours before class. You also want to come to class well hydrated so mind your water intake during the day, or the night before if you plan to take an early morning class.
Aside from appropriate yoga attire, Crazy Monkey has everything that you need available for rent. If you have your own yoga mat and yoga towel, feel free to bring it along. Should you wish to shower, you can rent a second towel from Crazy Monkey or bring your own. We ask that you only wear yoga clothing inside the yoga room. If you are not sure what is considered ‘yoga clothing’, please consider that during each one of our classes, you will be engaged in a lot of moving, stretching and sweating.
1077 HR Amsterdam
+31 020 – 23 39 995
info at crazy monkey.nl
Ample space for bicycle parking. Street parking for cars available. Tram Line 5 and 24 with a stop directly in front of studio.
Open 30 minutes before until 30 minutes after each class.