Hatha Yoga class

Mindful yoga in raw urban space

24 May 2013

In the middle of the Freezing Favela there was a space for mindful movement, breathing and relaxation. Els Engel, a Hatha yoga instructor, gave lessons and helped you to find your inner peace.


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.

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, bricks from old newspapers, furniture from cardboard, and prepare food with ingredients from the aquaponics farm. Favela-citizens gave workshops and organized events and meals.