Ilma Yoga House is an inspiring Yoga-House/apartment in the middle of nature, close to the Gaasperplas, 20 minutes from Amsterdam city center. We teach yoga & meditation mainly outside.
Yoga Retreats (4)
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.
from Great Britain, February 2020
A trip to visit Ilma and her yoga house is definitely worth while, her home is peaceful, warm despite Storm Ciara raging outside and Ilma is welcoming and kind.
The yoga sessions are restorative and the food tasty, healthy and plenty of it.
I walked around the lake each day and it is a peaceful, safe place to get some air and will be lovely in the spring.
from Canada, October 2019
"Very cozy and homey yoga retreat. "
Ilma is a lovely person who is very accommodating. She goes out of her way to insure you have a pleasant and enjoyable stay. She was willing to accommodate my dietary restrictions, which is a huge bonus. I would definitely recommend.
from Netherlands, December 2018
"A relaxing and peaceful weekend."
I liked the meditation and yoga lessons, the connexion with Ilma and her special home is like living in a fairytale. The area is very quiet and the lake to walk around is just perfect. I loved it there.
from Great Britain, December 2018
"Positively Life Changing"
The weather in Amsterdam during my stay was about as grey and miserable as you could imagine, but Ilma's apartment is a beacon of warmth and positive energy. Her front room and guest bedroom are beautifully & eclectically decorated with pretty much every piece of furniture and ornament carefully chosen to be comforting & welcoming. It's also set in parkland next to a lake with so many birds (even in late November) that it is really hard to believe you are only 20 minutes from the City and 30 minutes to the airport on Amsterdam's excellent public transport network. The nearest shopping area Reigersbos (a 15 minute stroll away - mostly through the park) has a vibrant multicultural feel to it, especially on market day, & several interesting shops to poke around in. Plus there is the 5k walk around the lake to blow away any cobwebs.
All of this would make the stay worthy of an excellent rating, but in addition is the wonderful Ilma herself. We did Yoga every morning and meditated each evening. In between the day was mine to do as i wished. The yoga was set to my level of comfort and experience and varied each day. I'm not usually very good at meditating as my brain won't keep still long enough, but this was not the case at all during, and now after my visit. 2018 has had its challenges for me, but 2 nights at Ilma's have helped me more than I can properly describe. I just encourage you to go experience it for yourself!
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 Great Britain, 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.
from Germany, November 2018
"Yoga & Amsterdam city"
The appartement is located in a nice, calm and car free park with many trees and a wonderful lake. Ilma gave me a warm welcome and it felt there from the beginning as to meet a friend. The accomodation is just a 10 minutes walk to the Metro station. There you have good connection to the Amsterdam city.
Yoga practices are in the morning, very good with different excercises and meditation. Ilma is very empathic, asks for special needs or wishes. She has also good experience in Acro-Yoga. I enjoyed the stay and advice everyone who like to stay some calm days in nature, live in a warm personal atmospher, practice Yoga full of positive energy AND to visit Amsterdam city to stay in Ilma Yoga House/Community.
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