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Yogaconcert | live music, poerty & yin yoga

Live improvised music and a yin yoga class intertwine around mystical poetry for a deep journey inside. The magic of the yoga concerts boards at the Amstel park this summer. This Friday evening, the South African cellist and pianist HA!Man brings his improvisations to the mat, between the chattering birds, hopping squirrels, and grumbling aeroplanes. André Meeusen builds his yoga class around a poem of David Wagoner.

Yogaconcert | live music, poerty & yin yoga

Dates
Fri 21 Jun19:00 - 20:30
Location
Amstelpark
Arent Janszoon Ernststraat 1
1082 LT Amsterdam
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A place of silence

The HA!Man (born as Francois le Roux) is a troubadour, traveling throughout the world as an independent musician, spending several months a year in both Europe and South Africa, and occasionally also in America and Asia. ‘One of South Africa's most talented performers,’ national newspaper Die Burger portrayed him, ‘he used flute, cello and piano to captivate his audience into a near trance.’ And the weekly Talk of the Town wrote he ‘redefines the modern South African musical genre’, as the reviewer was impressed by his quality and originality: ‘It is seldom that artists give so much of themselves in a performance.’

His artist name expresses his spontaneous way of music making, a creativity springing from a flow of feeling, a breath: HA! The many reviews on his website hamanworld.com testify of the transforming and healing power of his music, leaving visitors changed after the performance. ‘I am still astonished,’ someone wrote, ‘Your music opened a door to a place of silence.’

On his website, he shares how he drops all expectations before each concert, to start anew every time. A Song of Yoga with the HA!Man therefore means a dive into the unknown - an exploring that starts with a Ha! and leads into a silence, with everything possible in between.

Yin Yoga

The calm, meditative but intense postures of yin yoga allow to sink deeper into consciousness, beyond the patterns of the mind. On the yogamat, physical sensations weave together with the musical improvisations. The mind becomes quieter, opening space to meet the music and poetry in the heart.

Practical info

The 'Stadshout Paviljoen' shelters a piano, the yoga mats find space on a stone underground, under the open sky. If rain is forecasted, two hours in advance an email will be send whether the yoga concert will take place (tickets can be refunded or exchanged for another yoga concert). A cancellation will be announced on the website and Facebook as well.

Bring your mat, and if you like some props like a pillow, block and/or a blanket. Instructions and poetry will be bilingual. From 18:45 onwards you are welcome to find your spot. Parking places for cars are available along the street/bike road along the park, parking is free from 19:00 onwards. The Amstel park is open until half an hour before sunset.

Yogaconcert | live music, poerty & yin yoga

Dates
Fri 21 Jun19:00 - 20:30
Location
Amstelpark
Arent Janszoon Ernststraat 1
1082 LT Amsterdam
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