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Yoga Concert | Live Music, Poetry & 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 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 by David Wagoner.

Yoga Concert | Live Music, Poetry & 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 who travelled worldwide as an independent musician, spending several months a year in Europe and South Africa and occasionally 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.’ 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 making music, creativity springing from a flow of feeling, a breath: HA! The many reviews on his website, hamanworld.com, testify to 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 silence, with everything possible in between.

Yin Yoga

The calm, meditative, but intense postures of yin yoga allow one to sink deeper into consciousness beyond the patterns of the mind. On the yoga mat, physical sensations weave together with 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, and 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 sent about whether the yoga concert will take place (tickets can be refunded or exchanged for another yoga concert). A cancellation will also be announced on the website and Facebook.

Bring your mat and props, such as a pillow, block, and/or blanket. Instructions and poetry will be bilingual. You are welcome to find your spot from 18:45 onwards. Car parking is 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.

Yoga Concert | Live Music, Poetry & Yin Yoga

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