Happy everything, everybody.

This year is full of change: our studio is now a part of the modern world and our teacher trainings are taking over the world. Here a calendar of all trainings this year.

Yin 50 hours Gent (anatomy and poses) – February 3 & 4, 17 & 18 and March 3 & 4, 17 & 18

Yin II 50 hours Cadzand (chakras and meditation) –  April 16 to 23

King’s Day Retreat in Portugal – April 26 to 29

Yin 50 hours Amsterdam (anatomy and poses) – May 5 & 6, 12 & 13, June 9 & 10, 16 & 17

Yin 100 hours Portugal (anatomy, poses, chakras and meditation) – May 21 to June 3

Functional Vinyasa 100 hours Bergen (NL) (anatomy, poses, philosophy) – June 25 to July 8

Yin 100 hours Bergen (NL) (anatomy, poses, chakras, meditation) – July 30 to August 12

Yin 100 hours Portugal (anatomy, poses, chakras, meditation) – October 8 to 22

Functional Vinyasa Portugal (anatomy, poses, philosophy) – October 26 to November 9

As always you can find more info on www.yogagarden.nl and contact us directly at info@yogagarden.nl

A word on residential trainings – even though it may be more challenging to take time off our busy lives for a week or even two, our experience has shown that taking time off everything and focusing solely on your practice and introspection can have deep transformative effect in our lives. Being able to do so every once in a while is a huge privilege for sure, and one with vast reaching benefits.

At least, that’s what I believe.





It’s funny: when I teach yoga I learn so much.

Back in Amsterdam, will stay put for a while.


It’s been a while…

For some reason, the posting and sharing of news and ideas remain a little alien for me. I like the idea, and sincerely intend to keep it up, but always, life – the real sharing and exchanging of things – happens, and two years have passed.

But this is my newest honest attempt to keep you posted with news but also with maybe some snippets of thoughts and ideas. Let’s see how it goes.

First things first: we have launched an online yoga platform! TheFatYogis.com  is a coming together of 5 yoga practitioners with a lot of experience in yoga and all kinds of different areas, and with one common goal: to offer high quality, no-nonsense yoga at an affordable price to anyone, anywhere. We have observed that yoga is often associated with a life style that includes being skinny and flexible, always calm and harmonious and with everything figured out. In our combined 30 years of yoga, that is not our experience at all! Quite the opposite: yoga help us deal with our confusion and imperfections and struggles.. Instead of hiding ourselves behind hidden agendas and hypocrisy, we wish to own our bodies so we can transcend them and experience life as an opportunity for growth, transformation and bliss.

We always post some classes and talks for free at the site, so you can check it out without any commitment. If you feel like it, let me know what you think.



This summer I will be assisting my teachers Paul and Suzee Grilley during their teacher trainings. I am incredibly happy to be able to recharge, study and learn with them again. It does mean that I will be away for almost 2 months! As difficult and scary as I find to be away from the Yoga Garden  for so long, I also believe that as teachers we need to take the time to be students again. I’m leaving the studio in the capable hands of our team, and  hope to be back refreshed and inspired at the end of August.

I’m leaving on July 1st, and will be teaching until June 30.

Teacher Training

In September we will start three new Teacher Training Programs:

  • TT1 – a basic Vinyasa Training (200 hours)
  • TT2 – a Hatha-Vinyasa In Depth Studies Program (200 hours)
  • TT3 – Yin Yoga and Chakras (100 and 200 hours)

All three programs can be followed independently from each other, and all are registered at Yoga Alliance.

Check yogagarden.nl for more information or send us an email at info@yogagarden.nl

Anat at the conservatorium Hotel

Fierce & Kindness in Daily life

On the 22nd of June, Anat will be teaching a special yin yang class, followed by a lecture on this theme, in the very special Conservatotium Hotel. If you always wanted to know a bit more about this subject, this is your chance!

when: Sunday June 22
where: Sympony room Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
Price: € 25,- p.p. incl. use of yogamat, juice and fresh fruit
time: 11.00-13.30
sign-up: rsvp@conservatoriumhotel.com

Morning Watch with Anat

Lululemon invites you to join us for a complimentary flow yoga class on Saturday May 3rd 10.00-11.00. Taught by Anat Geiger and accompanied by a DJ. The class will be hosted outside of the Rijksmuseum on the Stadhouderskade side. Limited space available. Please RSVP at mschenk@lululemon.com.

p.s. It could be chilly in the morning, please bring a sweater.

Bali yoga retreat

New dates: 11-18 februari 2014!

Join the YogaGarden/YogaTeacher team (Anat Geiger and Marcel van de Vis Heil) on our second retreat to the island of the gods….. Bali.

We will stay in beautiful villas (www.jedavilla.com) in the north west of the island a village called Pemuteran. we will stay with 4 or 6 persons in a villa and all the houses have private pools. The beach is nearby (10 minutes walk) and we have transport from and to the beach. Its possible to have inhouse massage and there are 2 greats spa’s nearby.

Read more on the YogaGarden site.

Friday midday class

On December 6 I taught my 12.30 Friday class for the last time. After 9.5 years, Katrin Kögel will be the new teacher for this class. Time for the new generation at YogaGarden to develop and grow.


I will be in Brazil for four weeks to visit my family. I will be gone from 17-12-2013 till 16-01-2014.
On 17-01-2014 I will teach again. All my classes will continue, the great YogaGarden team will be responsible for them. Check the schedule for current information.