Ilma was introduced to yoga and meditation when she was 18 years old, Ananda Marga training center is where she took her clases to become a yoga teacher and meditation trainer, she was send to Brazil to start her own Yoga school and kinderkarten in the favellas of Sau Paulo.Teaching people the way to connect to Spirit,mother earth, taking care of the body trough diet, asanas, massage and detox is her lifestyle and what sche teaches.You are welcome at her peacefull private home near the Gaasperplas lake just 20 minits a way from the exciting Amsterdam Citylife.
Eimear O Leary
from Ireland, October 2018
Ilma was just so so lovely ! A beautiful kind energy and that extended right through her home and her practice ... the location was perfect , literally on the bike path to lovely little villages to explore. Lake Gaasperplas is also so serene and I did some lovely trail running around the lake , a perfect 5 k loop 😊 thank you ilma so so much for such a wonderful experience xxx
from United States, October 2018
"Relaxation in Amsterdam"
Ilma was a very gracious host and very accommodating. I stayed with her for 2 nights. Her place is about a ten minute walk from the metro line which takes you in to Amsterdam. It’s an easy trip if you’re looking for something outside of Amsterdam’s busy vibe. She welcomed me with a guided meditation practice and in the morning she guided me through a nice yoga practice. We were supposed to do yoga the next morning as well but I slept in too late and we weren’t able to do it as she had other appointments. She refunded that money to me. She is also a fabulous masseuse! I definitely recommend staying with her!
from United States, October 2017
If magic were a place it would surely be here. The space itself is stunning and the location is even more breathtaking. The walking and bike trails are along the water and are where I had some of my most meaningful moments. This is a sanctuary, throughout my entire visit I felt welcomed and loved and though the Universe picked this place especially for me to see. Her flat mate even took the time to teach me how to play the didgeridoo!!! My bedroom was stunning, my first ever massage was so relaxing, and the yoga was perfect for my skill level. If you want a magical experience while still having your own space and time to reflect and grow... then this is the place for you.
from United Kingdom, September 2017
"Friends Yoga Weekend"
Meeting Ilma was like meeting a new friend. Nothing was too much trouble, she had asked questions before our arrival and had gone the extra mile to have things for us that she thought would enhance our stay.
The location is idyllic and just being there feels relaxing and therapeutic without even practicing any yoga.
I really liked the balance of time spent practicing and time to explore the lake & further afield- it made it feel like a real mini break away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.
Ilma has such a warm & friendly way that she puts you at ease straight away. I feel Ilma touches anyone who she comes into contact with in such a positive way - you feel good inside!
I would love to return even just to walk around the lake every day & have "me" time.
from Belgium, August 2017
Great location, kind instructor, great yoga classes, all round good experience.
Lana Bart De
from Netherlands, July 2018
Het is een mooie omgeving, ondanks weinig prive was het leuk om andere mensen te ontmoeten.
from United States, April 2018
"Tolle Bleibe in Amsterdam mit Yoga-Kurs"
Ich war zum ersten Mal in Amsterdam und wollte als Alleinreisender den Besuch mit Yoga aufpeppen.
Das Angebot von Ilma hat ins Schwarze getroffen.
from Netherlands, October 2017
Location was very good
from Switzerland, April 2017
die Stadtnähe, die Aussicht, Yoga
Monika Rossova Slovakia
I have fully enjoyed time I have spent in Ilma Yoga House. Ilma is wonderful and amazing woman, full of positive energy and inner harmony. I have found a peaceful rest in her house during my quite hard life period.
The house is located in beautiful and calm area, covered with trees, with nice view on the lake. I have enjoyed yoga lessons near beautiful lake and introductory workshop of Acru Yoga & thai massage. If you want and need to calm down, to find inner peace and harmony, wake up with bird´s singing, refuel energy, relax your body&mind&soul and start to think positively, this is the best choice for you, so I fully recommend to spend a yoga retreat in Ilma´s Yoga House which I rate with 10 point of 10 (the highest rate).
My stay there fulfilled my expectations, moreover I have found amazing friend and I am grateful for that.