Hatha Yoga class

Mindful yoga in raw urban space

10 mei 2013

Does your busy citylife inspire a need to come to yourself for a moment? In the middle of the favela there was room for movement, breath and relaxation.


Yoga studio - Els Engel


The classes were both dynamic and static, with much attention to breath, conscious moving and relaxation. They're accessible for everyone, regardless of your condition or experience.

There was space for 5 people per class, there are yoga mats available. Be there fifteen minutes earlier so you have time to change and find your place. Wear comfortable but warm clothes. It can be cold in the Fabriek.

More information

Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Yoga class costed €10,- and 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, bricks from old newspaper, furniture from cardboard, and cook with ingredients from the aquaponics farm. Favela-citizens gave workshops and organized events and meals.