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 (5)
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 Netherlands, April 2021
"This were an Amazing Time and I will come back for sure "
The Time @Yoga House were incredible good. The Teacher has over 30 Years Experience and this you really receive.
The Yoga Classes were amazing. When I arrived I was very stressed So when I left I we’re so peaceful and thankful that I meet this Place. I travel the World for Yoga Retreats and I really can recommend this Yoga-House. The Energy what I got from here and the peace is incredible. I will come back to this Place for sure.
from Netherlands, March 2021
"Beautiful sunny stay at Ilma's place"
I had a fantastic stay at Ilma's place. I was looking for a few days of self-care close to home, and with Ilma I felt very safe and loved. We did yoga and meditation twice a day and had insightful & deep conversations that really had an impact on me.
Her place is in front of the beautiful Gaasperplas lake. I was blessed with some great weather (not always the case in Amsterdam!) so I spent a lot of time walking around the lake and enjoying nature during the day.
The atmosphere is very informal, simple and homy, this worked great for me.
I will definitely go back again, thank you Ilma!
from Netherlands, September 2020
"Amazing bohemian getaway"
If you need to take stock, process something, get away or simply just relax I highly recommend Ilma’s retreat. You can be by yourself or ask for Ilma’s expert coaching, yoga instruction, meditation practice or massage offerings and she’ll be there - responsive to whatever you need. Her place is honest, spiritual, bohemian and simple. It is located right next to a large lake, in an area of beautiful nature. I’d say just go - lose track of time, listen to what you need, and find it all right there. I’m now on my way home feeling so lucky that I stumbled across this healing experience.
from Netherlands, July 2020
"Not a yoga retreat"
I thought the environment was really beautiful. I didn't mind the shared facilities and thought that the apartment was nicely decorated in a very "yoga" like way. The lessons were shorter than promised (and became shorter and shorter) but were otherwise nice although not really "guided".
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.
Lana Bart De
from Netherlands, July 2018
Het is een mooie omgeving, ondanks weinig prive was het leuk om andere mensen te ontmoeten.
from Netherlands, October 2020
"New healthy habits formed thanks to Ilma"
I went on the retreat to learn and grow and i did just that. You are welcomed into Ilma’s home which is cosy and filled with many trinkets from her life as well as crystals which cleanse the space. I felt comfortable with Ilma as we shared many of the same views about life and the world so conversation flowed naturally. The yoga and meditation was wonderful. I loved our walks with her and her dog binky. I enjoyed also lots of free time to journal and walk around the lake(beautiful 5kms). She taught me how to juice and make crackers from the pulp as well as to look inwards to answer some deep questions. The detox was a great start to kick start my heathy quest. I also had some great massages which really helped to increase the release of toxins. A wonderful experience.
from United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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!
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.
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!