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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, tea and healthy snacks ( € 60 :- when signing up for two people together)


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Yummiest and healthiest bread ever

Guest blog by the one and only Stephanie Mazier from




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 ml Earl Grey tea

– 2 medium size carrots

– 2 apples

– 2 bananas

– 1 nail size of fresh ginger, grated

– 2 cups of almond flour

– 1 cup of rolled oats (choose gluten free ones if coeliac)

– 1 cup of mixed seeds (1/3 sesame, 1/3 sunflowers seeds and 1/3 pumpkin seeds)

– 1/2 cup of walnuts roughly chopped

– 1 heaped tsp. of ground cinnamon

– 1,5 tsp. of baking soda

– 1 pinch of salt

– 3 tbsp. of flaxseeds soaked 30min at least in with 9 tbsp. of water


Turn on the oven to 180C degrees.

1/ First make an Earl Grey tea in a large bowl and soak the raisins, apricots and figs in it. Leave it apart while you proceed with the rest of the recipe!

2/ Grate the carrots and 1 of the 2 apples. Add 1 banana, mashed and the ginger. Mix the veggies in a large bowl.

3/ Add the almond flour, the oats, seeds and walnuts. Feel free to swap the seeds and walnuts for any other nuts you have in hand. I think hazelnuts, pecan and walnuts suits well with the veggies mix, butthe limit is your imagination and what is available for you!

Mix all the ingredients.

4/ Add now the cinnamon and baking soda, mix well again. Then get your flaxseeds in water and crushed it in a blender to get like a thick paste.Add it to the batter.

5/ At that point, your batter is still very dry. Pour the raisin and cut the apricots and figs in small pieces. Pour the whole tea where the fruits were soaking in the batter and you will get a nice smooth texture!

6/ Line some baking paper in a loaf mold and pour the batter in. Then, add the 2nd banana and 2nd apple sliced on top. Press them a bit to be sure they get in to the batter. I added a small table spoon of coconut oil and maple syrup on top to be sure the fruits will not burn during the baking.

Ready for the oven!

7/ This bread is quite thick if you cook it in 1 mold, and it took like 50min in total. I even went a bit up till 200C degrees the last 20min. Then I let it cool in the oven. If you divide the batter or even cook it in muffins mold, then it should be quite shorter to cook.


8/ The result is a dense and moist bread, quite sweet and really flavorful and filling. I served it with my raspberries jam and it was a great balance mix actually as the sour of the raspberries counter balance the sweetness of the bread.

Slice the bread in thick slices and freeze what you cannot not eat in the next 5 days. then you can get a slice of heaven out of the freezer any morning you need a good breakfast on the go!


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Overnight buckwheat porridge

I am trying out so many different overnight puddings, overnight oats, overnight buckwheat recipes lately and they are all so yummy that I find myself superstoked about these breakfasts.

What more do you need than a breakfast which takes less than 3 minutes to prepare when you get up in the morning, a breakfast which is yummy, healthy, good for you and good for the planet simultanously and guarantees that you are full for at least 3 – 4 hours?

When my alarm goes off in the morning, I don’t think I need anything else in that moment ;-).

So here’s today’s version of the overnight buckwheat porridge. It is for one portion, but I usually make more and put the rest in the fridge for the coming 2 mornings as well.


1 dl buckwheat groats

0,5 dl sunflower seeds

3 dl water

1 dl raspberries

1/2 banana

1/2 dl plant based milk of your choice

1/2 tspn ceylon cinnamon

Top with : berries, fruit, seeds, nuts


How to

Soak the buckwheat groats in the water over night.

Rise well in the morning.

Mix with the rest of the ingredients, servie with your topping of choice and enjoy!



Yoga Workshop – “Hello Sunshine”

It’s that time of the year again! Spring! The sun comes out, you feel you want to unfurl out of your winter sleep just like a flower uncurling its petals, reaching for the sun.

So, let’s do just that!

During this workshop we will get warm from the sun within through working in detail on the sun salutations and its numerous variations, we will learn how to adapt the steps to what fits us individually. And, we will focus on hip and heart openers, both in an active flowing way as well as in a healing, restorative way.

All levels of yogi’s welcome! It does not matter if this is your 1sttime with yoga or your 1001st!

Saturday 23/3     12.00 – 15.00

EVA’Z Yoga & Pilates

Energy exchange € 35 incl. btw, tea and snacks

Sign up / more information:   06-46157019


Yoga, trekking, hiking, midnight sun, Helags Fjällstation, Helags Natinonal Park

Yoga, Hiking and Midnight Sun

It’s an honour to welcome you to our yoga and hiking trips in the pristine, untouched nature of Swedish Southern Lapland at Helags Fjällstation/Mountain Station during the summer of 2019. We have been arranging these trips since 2015 and thoroughly enjoy it. The air, the nature, the mountain, the fresh water you can drink out of the creeks, the colours of the summer flowers and greens, the view of the glacier, the reindeer walking through the Mountain Station, it’s all breathtaking and healing at the same time.

No previous experience of hiking or yoga necessary!

We will be staying together at the Mountain Station with full board, enjoying two yoga sessions per day during the morning and the evening. There will also be a seminar on the theme “Holistic Health” including nutritional advice during the weekend.

We will gather at Emma Britas Cafe in Börtnan Thursday morning for brunch together and an introduction of the program for the weekend. You will be able to make a good picnic from all the food on the buffet to bring in your own backpack for the hike. We have transport arranged to the parking spot Kläppen where our trek begins . From there we trek to to Helags Fjällstation , a 14 km hike/walk along beautiful flowery trails, passing next to lakes and creeks as we ascend.

During the days of our stay at the mountain station in the National Park you will have the possibility to take different walks/hikes/treks with our mountain guide in the magic mountains of Helagsmassiven. Or you can spend the days however you choose or wish yourself  taking your own hikes/walks in the area, going on a safari to meet the arctic fox in it´s natural habitat, hike to the top of the mountain or just relax in the beautiful, serene mountain environment.

We trek back down towards Ljungdalsbyn on Sunday morning. From there we depart to our home or next destination. For those who wish transfer to and from Östersund (Airport Åre/Östersund with 14 direct flights per day to and from Stockholm, Trainstation Östersund has 4 train departures per day as well) is available for an additional fee.

Languages spoken for yoga & seminar ; Swedish, English, Dutch, German

Languages spoken for hiking/trekking , safari etc : Swedish, English

Space is limited to a maximum of 12 people.

Dates: July 18th – 21st2019

 Investment :

Early Bird A, booking before 30/3           € 850 :-

Early Bird B, booking btwn 30/3 and 20/4        € 900 :-

Full price, booking after 20/4                  € 935 :-


  • full board (3 nights lodging, breakfast, lunchpackage, and three course dinner)
  • brunch and lunch package at Börtnan on the way up Thursday
  • 6 yoga sessions with our own yoga teacher
  • 3 additional meditation sessions with our own meditation instructor
  • our own mountain guide, customizing our daily hikes
  • 1 seminar by our own nutritionist


Transfer from Östersund,

return;EUR 60 :- pp, let us know if you would like to book this one additionally.


We are staying in 4-bed rooms at Helags Fjällstation / Mountain Station. Bed linen and towels are provided. At the mountain station there are also showers and a sauna plus a small store where you can buy your own snacks or other supplies you might need during your stay in the mountains.

Fresh food is flown in by helicopter daily to the Mountain Station. The kitchen at Helags Mountain Station is well known for its delicious, locally ecologically sourced and foraged foods, cooked from scratch at every meal, served at their very cozy restaurant.

What National Geographic has to say about Helags as their # 3 on their ”World´s best hikes” ; – /helagsfjallet-mountain-sweden_91186_600x450.jpg

About us:

Evelina Åslund;


Internationally certified wildnerness, tracking and hunting guide, mindfulness instructor and massage therapist, television host at SVT / Swedish National Television.


Cecilia Götherström;

Swedish, based in The Netherlands and Sweden.

Internationally certified Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Nutritionist and Personal Trainer.


Languages spoken: Swedish, English, German, Dutch


Space is limited to a maximum of 12 persons.


Note for the Swedish Speakers – till de svensktalande

Ni har möjlighet att boka själva gällande boende på fjällstationen : helpension, halvpension, på golvbädd, eget rum eller tältplats till ett annat , lägre, pris. Vänligen se Facebook Event från JoyEvent –– eller kontakta oss!


Feel free to contact us with any questions and / or to sign up.


+31 -6-46157019

  • also for FaceTime

Skype: ciayoda

An Invitation to Practice

Yoga is about finding your inner light, about soaring from within. Soaring on the wings of change, as change is the only constant – in our lives, on this planet, in this universe, in every breath. Yet there is something which is unchanging, which is light, there underneath the layers. I invite you to come practice with me. Come join me on this inner quest, peeling off the layers, revealing the diamond inside.


Yoga, trekking, hiking, midnight sun, Helags Fjällstation, Helags Natinonal Park

Friday Flow, Re-set & Relax

  • A monthly event at EVA’Z, by Cecilia

A yoga ritual taking you from the buzz of the week in to the weekend. Step by step leaving what needs to be left behind through a balanced yoga flow, ending with a guided relaxation and total re-set. A cleansing and mindful transition for You in to Your weekend.

Happening once per month right at EVA’Z Yoga & Pilates in Heemstede!

Warm welcome!

Dates and times:

Friday 1/2            20.00 – 21.45

Friday 1/3            20.00 – 21.45

Friday 5/4            20.00 – 21.45

Friday 7/6            20.00 – 21.45

Energy exchange:

€ 17;50  pp

or € 28 :- for two people signing up together

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Yoga workshop – Ease in to the New Year

Sun 13/1 10.30 – 13.30

Studio Wilhelminapark, Wilhelminapark 28, Haarlem

€ 35 :- pp or  € 50:-for 2 people ( i.e. € 25 :- pp )

The new year has already started and as I am writing this text on January 2nd I am packing my bags for a week’s yoga retreat by and with my teacher Orit Sen Gupta. It is the 13th year of going to Steyl, just outside Venlo for a weeks immersion, landing and going deep the first week of the new year for me – meeting Vijnana Yoga Teachers from the whole world, some there for the 25th year. 

As stoked as I am about going on this retreat for myself, just as stoked I am about teaching this workshop as soon as I am back. Teaching a workshop this close to having attended a retreat means the teachings and the depth from the retreat always flows right through. 

So, as I am wishing you all a Warm From Within New Year, I am wishing you a gentle start of the New Year. I am wishing to see you on the 13th of January in the beautiful Studio Wilhelminapark studio for this yoga workshop with the theme ”Ease in to the New Year”, to share the energy with you all.

This workshop is for all levels of yogis, whether this is your first meeting with yoga ever or you’ve been on this path for eons.

Warm welcome!

Warm welkom!

Cecilia Gotherstrom

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Yoga Nidra with huskies

Yoga Nidra, which means Yogic Sleep, is an ancient practice which allows you to dive deep in to your subconcious to essentially clean up what´s there. The practice is a guided relaxation in meditation as you lie on your back, taking you through the levels of conciousness to the place of deep sleep –  while remaining concious.


Some years ago circumstances forced me to bring the husky ladies  in to Yoga Nidra class when I was teaching one evening. The husky ladies – Akasha and Elsa – joined in the relaxation and did their own part of  guiding the practice. Since that one day in March of 2014 they join the Yoga Nidra on demand by the students. 

Modern science has proved that we go in to state of heart and brain coherence in an instant in the presence of animals we have close contact with. And the same happens with the animals. So Yoga Nidra with Huskies is a beautiful practice for us as well as the huskies.

Warm welcome to this Yoga Nidra with Huskies practice at the beautiful and peaceful Studio Wilhelminapark in Haarlem! Really looking forward to seeing you!

  • Cecilia, Akasha & Elsa


Tues Jan 15thth          19.30 – 21.00

Tues Feb 5th               19.30 – 21.00

Tues March 19th         19.30 – 21.00

Tues April 16th           19.30 – 21.00

Tues May 7th              19.30 – 21.00


EUR 17:50 pp , EUR 26:- for 2

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17/11 – Yoga Workshop – The Path Of Least Resistance, Haarlem

Zat 17/11 13.00 – 16.00

Studio Wilhelminapark, Wilhelminapark 28, Haarlem

€ 35 :- pp

  • of € 50:- voor 2 personen

Hoe kan je ” The Path Of Least Resistance” kiezen in een wereld waar het vaak voelt als of je alle kanten op wordt getrokken ? In een wereled waar je vaak eerder weerstand voelt dan niet?

Dat gaan wij ontdekken in deze yoga workshop die open is voor alle niveaus van yogi´s – of het je 1e les/workshop is of je 5431e.

Warm welkom!

Cecilia Gotherstrom

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