Hatha Yoga class

Mindful yoga in raw urban space

19 May 2013

In the middle of the Freezing Favela there was space for mindful movement, breathing and relaxation. Els Engel, a Hatha yoga instructor, gave classes on the Yogafloor in Mediamatic Fabriek and taught people to find their inner peace.


Straddle pose -

With: Els Engel

Els' classes combined dynamic and static exercises with a lot of attention to breathing techniques, conscious moving and relaxation. The classes were accessible for everyone, regardless of the physical shape you were in or your experience. We could host 5 people per class.

Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Yoga classes costed €10,-, this included a valid Club Mediamatic membership (€5,- for 4 weeks).

Freezing Favela

Freezing Favela was a temporary city at Mediamatic Fabriek. The space is big, unheated, and the roof leaks. Designers, cooks, and other makers had claimed part of this space as their own. In the Favela you could make tosti's from scratch, paper from cow dung, furniture from cardboard, and cook with ingredients from the aquaponics farm. Favela-citizens gave workshops and organized events and meals.