Author: Cecilia Götherström


Today by Studio Stark: Sunday 24/5 09.30 – 11.00, Live Vijnana Yoga Outdoors, Yoga in het weiland Solid Performance, Spieringweg 700, Cruquius Sign up through What’s App or email: 06-46157019 / Warm welcome!


Today by Studio Stark: Friday 22/5 11.00 – 12.00,  Online Restorative Yoga via Webinaargeek. In Dutch. Through the membership of YogaCentrumHoofddorp – 19.00 – 20.00, Online Livestream via Zoom Yoga Nidra . In English. Meeting ID: 225 091 736 Password: relax Payment by donation – Join Zoom Meeting Warm welcome!  


Today by Studio Stark: Tuesday May 19th; 19.00 – 20.15, Online Vijnana Yoga via Zoom. In English. Meeting ID: 211 013 250 Password: Tuesday Payment by donation – Join Zoom Meeting Warm welcome!

Livestream yoga Fri 1/5 – Sun 10/5

Dear online LiveStream Yogis, thank you so much for your support since we started in the first week of this so called “intelligent lockdown” here in The Netherlands, 47 days ago. I love being able to connect and see you all online until we can all meet again live for real. It has been 47 crazy days for all of us, for some of us more days than that and for some of us less, depending on where on this globe we are living. I just love seeing you from all the continents of this beautiful earth of ours in the livestream classes, thank you! During these 47 days there’s been a lot of hard work, learning many new things, adjusting your thinking by the day and sometimes even  by the minute. I am sure many of us are experiencing brain fog due to all of this. Including myself. What continues to amaze me is that one session of Yoga Nidra clears a whole week of brain fog. I do this practice myself every Saturday and I …

New! Sunday morning yoga lessons in Cruquius

Dearest yogis and yogis in spe ;-), I am beyond stoked to announce that I will be teaching a weekly yoga lesson starting Sunday Feb 16th at the gorgeous location of Solid Perfomance’s in Cruquius. These lessons are “my own”, meaning they will taught in the traditions I am trained in, Classical and Vijnana Yoga – which is from the times before yoga got split up in to a lot of different names, derived from the classical yoga system as taught by Sri Krishamacharya and passed down by him to B.K.S. Iyengar and Patthabi Jois , both of whom my teacher Orit Sen Gupta was a  student of as well as a student and co teacher of and with Mr. Iyengars senior student Donna Holleman. Anyone of you whom have ever taken a class or a workshop by me will recognize what is taught and how. The classes are 1,5 hours , which is now sometimes considered “old school”, and means that there is sufficient time for every aspect of the yoga practice – breathing, meditation, postures, flow, relaxation – …


Banana, Date and Walnut Muffins, yum! I made these muffins yesterday for breakfast and filled up the freezer for the week to come. Yet, these are also great next to your coffee, as an office snack, before or after training, anytime actually. I have chosen to go all plantbased, but that does not mean you have to. If you go for the not plant based version just remove the plantbased milk and chia-eggs from the ingredient list below and use 3 eggs. My choice to go entirely plant based is health, animal welfare and environmentally related, all in equal portions. If you would like more information on any of this, don’t hesitate to drop me a message through email! Anyway, let’s bake some muffins! Ingredients: 2 cups of almond flour 2 tsp baking soda Pinch of sea salt 1 tbspn cinnamon 1 cup of dates, pitted and chopped 3 ripe bananas 3 chia-eggs ( 3 tbspns chiaseed +7,5 tbspns water ) 1 dl plant based milk of your choice. I used soymilk yesterday. Tomorrow might …

Breakfast or snack smoothie – Banana Almond

Smoothies are some or the easiest and fastest things to make for breakfast and / or snacks. Totally some of my favourites as you can either choose to sit down and enjoy your smoothie while just breathing and just being, as well as when you have one of those mornings or days when you just can’t get to take a longer breakfast or break you can have your smoothie while working. Just throw the following in the blender and mix!   1 frozen banana 1,5 cups vegan 🌱 milk 🥛 1 tbspn almond butter 1 tbspn chia seeds 2 dates 1 tspn wheatgrass powder (optional) 1 tspn rosehip powder (optional) A few ice cubes Enjoy!  

Vegan oven pancakes

“Just trust the process”. “Be open to everything”. Yes, this morning was one of those mornings that those two expressions made me look wider than what was in front of me and to my eyes in that moment wasn’t working. I was about to make these totally yummy almond butter bars for breakfast. I had about 30 minutes and a busy day ahead. Getting the recipe out, starting with adding the chia seeds to the water for the “chia eggs”, then switching on the oven while I was sipping my freshly made matcha oat milk latte I could hardly wait to taste these yummy bars after meditation. You see, that was the plan – let the almond butter bars bake in the oven as I was in my morning meditation. The third ingredient on the list was apple puree. And when I make these bars I always make my own homemade, sugarfree apple puree the night before. Not last night I didn’t. Crap! What am I going to do now? The whole morning starts to …

Anatomy of Peace – Yoga Workshop

Peace, stillness, quiet, rest, suppleness, ease, “rust”…. Sometimes it feels pretty far away, yet it is something you carry within you all the time. You hold the switch and can actually decide when to switch it on – and off. Once you understand the anatomy of peace, it will be a lot easier to both practice and achieve it. We will look at the anatomy of peace from the perspective of the physical body, from the perspective of the mental body (aka the brain and nervous system), from the perspective of hormones and hormone production, from the perspective of yoga philosophy and quantum physics. All in a language and movements (and rest J), that anyone and everyone can understand – the point being that you can take the knowledge and practices home to easily be put to use in your life from the moment you leave the studio. Warm welcome for this first workshop of this kind. Saturday / Zaterdag 11/5 13.00 – 15.00 EVA’Z Yoga & Pilates, Heemstede € 37 :- , incl btw, …

Yummiest and healthiest bread ever

Guest blog by the one and only Stephanie Mazier from ALL-IN-ONE VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST BREAD     Gooood Morning! Is there anything better than a sweet and yummy bread to start the day and the weekend? Imagine a carrot cake, banana bread and oven baked oats all-in-one delicious and nutritious bread!  And it is gluten free and vegan! This how I deal with crucial choices in the morning!!! I do not like to choose and not be able to enjoy all the tastes I like… This is how I came up with this recipe,… I was not able to choose if I was going to cook my oven baked oats, a banana bread or carrot cake…. so I decided to mix everything together, and….tadaaaammm!   I also opted for a large quantity bread loaf in order to be able to freeze and save some for the next days! Ingredients for 1 large loaf or 2 small loaves:   – 1 handful of raisin – 1 handful of dried apricots – 1 handful of dried figs – 200 …