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Weekly singing classes with Sinta Wullur and Lilian van Dam.

Every Tuesday, 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm & 8.15 pm – 9.15 pm

Open singing classes with Sinta Wullur and Lilian van Dam from 7.00 – 8.00 PM and from 8.15 – 9.15 PM.

In the 1st hour we practice music meditation which will help increase your musicality, receptivity and awareness and we sing Indian scales coming from the Indian classical tradition (Dhrupad). The singing will be accompanied by the sounds of the tanpura (Indian string instrument which produces a drone, used by vocalists in Indian classical music).

In the 2nd hour there is more emphasis on voice techniques, singing a fixed composition and learning how to improvise. Both classes are accessible and interesting for both beginners and more seasoned singers and can be taken together or separately.

7.00 PM – 8.00 PM (€12)
8.15 – 9.15 PM (€12)

Both classes can be taken together for €22.
10 x class card: €100.

We will have a short winter break during the days around Xmas and New Year’s (no classes on December 26 and January 2).

Please use the contact page to let us know you’re coming. We look forward to practice together!

Past events


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Kirtan

13 December 2014, 5.00-7.00  PM

with Anand Nigam Overington, Lilian van Dam, Arjen de Graaf & friends.

Musical evening with Mantras & Heartsongs with Nigam & Lilian.  Arjen De Graaf on violin.

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Indian Classical Concert (sarod) featuring Sougata Roy Chowdhury

Friday June 16 2017, 8.00 pm – 10.30 pm

Yoga Salon has the great honor to welcome back Sougata Roy Chowdhury for an intimate evening of Indian classical music.

Sougata Roy Chowdhury is considered to be among the most talented sarod players of his generation. Born in a Bengali artistic family, Sougata grew up in Shantiniketan. His father, Prof. Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, is an eminent sculptor and also a great music connoisseur, with one of the most precious collections of Indian classical music in India today. Sougata’s mother, Smt. Ajanta Roy Chowdhury, is an Indian classical vocalist of the Agra Gharana since her young age.

Sougata started to learn sarod at the age of 10 with Ustad Dyanesh Khan, son of the great Sarod maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. His Guru (teacher) taught him the technique of sarod, discipline in music, and compositions in different Ragas, for about 9 years, until his guru’s untimely sudden death at age 45.

After that, Sougata continued his learning with Dhyanesh Khan’s elder brother, Ustad Aashish Khan, for some time. Over the past 17 years, Sougata has been studying with Pandit Santosh Banerjee, a well-respected sitar and surbahar player living in Kolkata, who is one of the main disciples of Ustad Md.Dabir Khan, the last descendent of the Miyan Tansen family. Pandit Santosh Banerjee has given him rigorous training in various Ragas and in the refined aesthetics of Indian classical music, all of which has allowed Sougata to develop into the mature musician he is today.

Sougata has always been a devotee of the sarod Maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and admired him as a ‘God of knowledge’, because of the way the late Ustad opened the spiritual way of his musical practice.

Sougata Roy Chowdhury will be accompanied by Ganesh Ramnat on tabla.

Entree €12,50

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Intimate concert with Shirin Sengupta (Indian classical vocalist) & Heiko Dijker (tabla)

Sunday November 8,  16.00-18.00 hours

SHIRIN SENGUPTA

By dint of her extreme passion for music, rigorous practices and overall renditions, SHIRIN has already established herself as a prominent and versatile Indian Classical Vocalist (KHAYAL), representing INDIA, in major music festivals & venues around the globe.

SHIRIN’s inherent talent and skill, substantiated by immaculately adhering to the rich and intricate guidelines, bestowed upon her by her reverend GURUs right from her infancy till now, have all definitely helped her to gradually develop and achieve her own style and individuality, which can only be termed as UNIQUE.

HEIKO DIJKER

Heiko Dijker is an Amsterdam based tabla player whose playing is marked by enthusiasm and energy, depth of knowledge and rhythmic poetry. He left Holland at a young age to find true soulfulness in music and Life. Hitch-hiking around the world on his own, Heiko was drawn into classical Indian music and the beauty of India. After years of traditional training with Shri Bhaswaraj Bhendigeri in India, living in a small clay hut and doing saintly practice in the Himalaya, he continued to learn with grandmaster Faiyaz Khan in the Guru-Shisya (Master-Disciple) system.

Price: €12,50.

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Indian raga evening with Rupak Kumar Pandit and Martinez la Marea

Friday Sept 25, 2015, 19.30 – 22.00 hrs

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Indian raga evening with Rupak Kumar Pandit on the Tabla and Martinez la Marea on the Sarod.

After a cycle of seven years of wonderful inspiring Indian music events – with artists from the Indian music scene in Holland and artists from India – we want to celebrate this this with you. A celebration with music! 7 beats rhythm time cycle called Rupak(!) will be the leading theme. Very exciting feeling this will provoke connected with an early evening raga on the Sarod. Rupak will present a Tabla solo. A very special evening!

Looking forward to see you all!

Ohm Shanti

Entree €12,50

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Indian Classical Concert (sarod) featuring Sougata Roy Chowdhury

Thursday May 7, 2015, 19.30 – 22.00 hrs

Sougata is one of the outstanding Indian classical musicians of the new generation. His style is marked by a wonderful combination between a devotional soulful tone and a deeply rooted knowledge of the raga tradition. Sougata Roy Chowdhury (based in Calcutta) is considered to be among the most talented sarod players of his generation. We are so honored that Yogasalon is one of the venues where he will perform during his European tour of 2015.

Indian beverages and light snacks will be served in the breaks. We look forward to welcome you in the serene and intimate settings of Yogasalon.

Entree €12,50

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Sunday afternoon concert of Indian classical music

Sunday February 1, 2015, 17.00 – 19.30 hrs

Yoga Salon presents a late Sunday afternoon concert of Indian classical music with Martijn Baaijens (sarod) and Ganesh Ramnath (tabla).

Martijn Baaijens is a long time student of Shri Koustuv Ray (Amsterdam) and Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta (Calcutta).

‘Martinez’ holds a bachelor and master degree in western classical guitar and with Sarod in North Indian Classical Music. He played on many stages in and out of the country and belongs to the top of performers of classical music in Europe.

Ganesh Ramnath is a young, multitalented musician, well-versed in tabla as well as in the vocal style. Ganesh has a keen wish to express the message of universal love through his music. Ganesh finished his studies in Tabla and Vocal in June 2008 and got his degree with (suma) cum laude.

He has learned the tabla-baaj from many sources, such as Pt. Ashok Pathak, Ustad Ustad Fayaz Khan, Debendrakanti Chakraborty, Vijay Ghate, Ted de Jong, Shabbir Hussain, Nitiranjan Biswas and Pt. Anindo Chatterjee.

Indian beverages and light snacks will be served in the breaks. We look forward to welcome you in the serene and intimate settings of Yogasalon.

Entree €12,50

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Indian Classical concerts

Yoga salon is deeply honored to be hosting Indian classical concerts by musicians who belong to the top of the  Dutch and Indian classical Indian music scene.

Marianne Svašek (Indian vocal Dhrupad style)

Sunday January 18,  2015, 4.30-6.00 PM

Marianne Svašek teaches Indian classical singing at the Rotterdam Conservatory and has been under the tutelage of her late guru Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (1932-2013) for more than twenty years. She is an award winning worldwide performer of classical Indian vocal music and one of the few women even in modern times who practices the art of Dhrupad up to a level of mastery.

Price: €12,50. 
Complimentary for participants of Yoga of the Voice workshop (same day 10.30-15.00 hrs)

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Indian classical singing retreat in Woodstock with Nirmalya Dey (NY) 9-14 June

Friday June 9 2017, 1.00 pm – Wednesday June 14, 1.00 pm

Teachers: Pandit Nirmalya Dey & Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma

We are holding our first Dhrupad classical singing retreat in the charming, historic and famous arts town of Woodstock, nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Catskill Mountains, two hours north of New York City by bus or car.

Join us for five days of intense music practice, in which the art of Dhrupad singing will be taught by master musician Pandit Nirmalya Dey. Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma, one of India’s leading Pakhawaj (double headed drum) players, will give instruction in the basic rhythm patterns used in Dhrupad music.

The workshop will be open to a limited number of participants to ensure an intimate setting, with room for individual attention. Men and women will receive separate instruction, except during the early morning practice when we will sit together.

 

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Vocal Journey through the East with Sinta Wullur

Tuesday & Wednessday December 29 & 30, 2015
From 14.00 till 16.00 hrs.

In this 2×2 hour workshop (divided over two days) a scala of vocal exercises derived from different vocal traditions will be introduced to participants who are interested in training their voice while deepening their understanding of rhythm and different eastern music styles. Overtone singing, Indian Raga /gamelan and Indian rhythmical patterns/ improvisation will be presented and practiced.

The workshop consists out of three parts:

Part 1) Warming up
The warming up starts with a vocal meditation using vowels accompanied by the drone of the tanpura (see picture). From there an Indian raga scale will be introduced.

Part 2) Indian Raga
Exercises to get familiarised with the Indian scale will be introduced. We don’t use lyrics, only abstract syllables. The method is based on demonstration, imitation, repetition and vocal coaching.

Part 3) improvisation with melody and rhythms
The workshop will conclude with a playful group improvisation.

We look forward to welcome you in the intimate settings of Yogasalon!

Price: €30,00 for the 2 days (or €15,00 for one) Pay online or at the door. Please register in advance.
Teacher: Sinta Wullur

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Vocal Journey with Sinta Wullur

Wednesday October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2015  19.00-20.30 hours

In this 4-week course a scala of vocal exercises derived from different vocal traditions will be introduced to participants who are interested in training their voice while deepening their understanding of Rhythm and different Eastern music styles. Overtone singing, Indian Raga /Gamelan and Indian rhythmical patterns/ improvisation will be presented and practiced.

The workshop consists of three parts:

Part 1) Warming up
The warming up starts with vocal meditation using vowels accompanied by the tanpura drone in such a way that one can create overtones. From there a scale from an Indian raga will be introduced.

Part 2) Indian Raga
Exercises to get familiarised with the Indian scale will be introduced, varying from slow improvisational gestures to rhythmical patterns. Here we don’t use lyrics, only abstract syllables.

The method is based on demonstration, imitation and vocal coaching. While examining these patterns and gestures we will work with techniques on how to use the voice. Also a guideline on how to improvise will be given.

Part 3) improvisation with rhythms and solo in a group
Depending on the number of participants there will be a group improvisation based on repetitive patterns in cycles. Guidelines will be given on how to create the patterns and improvisations on them.

Price: €50,00 for the four evenings.
Teacher: Sinta Wullur

GET YOUR TICKETS »

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Nada Yoga; The Yoga of the Voice.

Sunday January 18, 2015, 10.30 – 15.30 hrs

Teacher Marianne Svašek

An introduction to ‘Yoga of the Voice’ through Dhrupad, an ancient form of Indian classical music, in early times only performed in temples and courts. Accompanied by the vibrational sounds of the tanpura and under the guidance of professional vocalist Marianne Svašek, you will discover the transformative power of your own voice. Singing, listening, tuning in, experiencing depth, space, movement and finally silence… silence in sound.

Marianne Svašek teaches Indian classical singing at the Rotterdam Conservatory and has been under the tutelage of her late guru Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (1932-2013) for over twenty years. She is an award winning worldwide performer of classical Indian vocal music and one of the few women even in modern times who practices the art of Dhrupad up to a level of mastery. Marianne Svašek will be accompanied by Nathanaël van Zuilen on the Pakhawai.

Price: €60,00 includes lunch and admittance to the concert in the evening.

BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP NOW »

 


kirtan2

Kirtan

13 December 2014, 5.00-7.00  PM

with Anand Nigam Overington, Lilian van Dam, Arjen de Graaf & friends.

Musical evening with Mantras & Heartsongs with Nigam & Lilian.  Arjen De Graaf on violin.

GET YOUR TICKETS

Indian Classical Concert (sarod) featuring Sougata Roy Chowdhury

Friday June 16 2017, 8.00 pm – 10.30 pm

Yoga Salon has the great honor to welcome back Sougata Roy Chowdhury for an intimate evening of Indian classical music.

Sougata Roy Chowdhury is considered to be among the most talented sarod players of his generation. Born in a Bengali artistic family, Sougata grew up in Shantiniketan. His father, Prof. Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, is an eminent sculptor and also a great music connoisseur, with one of the most precious collections of Indian classical music in India today. Sougata’s mother, Smt. Ajanta Roy Chowdhury, is an Indian classical vocalist of the Agra Gharana since her young age.

Sougata started to learn sarod at the age of 10 with Ustad Dyanesh Khan, son of the great Sarod maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. His Guru (teacher) taught him the technique of sarod, discipline in music, and compositions in different Ragas, for about 9 years, until his guru’s untimely sudden death at age 45.

After that, Sougata continued his learning with Dhyanesh Khan’s elder brother, Ustad Aashish Khan, for some time. Over the past 17 years, Sougata has been studying with Pandit Santosh Banerjee, a well-respected sitar and surbahar player living in Kolkata, who is one of the main disciples of Ustad Md.Dabir Khan, the last descendent of the Miyan Tansen family. Pandit Santosh Banerjee has given him rigorous training in various Ragas and in the refined aesthetics of Indian classical music, all of which has allowed Sougata to develop into the mature musician he is today.

Sougata has always been a devotee of the sarod Maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and admired him as a ‘God of knowledge’, because of the way the late Ustad opened the spiritual way of his musical practice.

Sougata Roy Chowdhury will be accompanied by Ganesh Ramnat on tabla.

Entree €12,50

Get your tickets »

Intimate concert with Shirin Sengupta (Indian classical vocalist) & Heiko Dijker (tabla)

Sunday November 8,  16.00-18.00 hours

SHIRIN SENGUPTA

By dint of her extreme passion for music, rigorous practices and overall renditions, SHIRIN has already established herself as a prominent and versatile Indian Classical Vocalist (KHAYAL), representing INDIA, in major music festivals & venues around the globe.

SHIRIN’s inherent talent and skill, substantiated by immaculately adhering to the rich and intricate guidelines, bestowed upon her by her reverend GURUs right from her infancy till now, have all definitely helped her to gradually develop and achieve her own style and individuality, which can only be termed as UNIQUE.

HEIKO DIJKER

Heiko Dijker is an Amsterdam based tabla player whose playing is marked by enthusiasm and energy, depth of knowledge and rhythmic poetry. He left Holland at a young age to find true soulfulness in music and Life. Hitch-hiking around the world on his own, Heiko was drawn into classical Indian music and the beauty of India. After years of traditional training with Shri Bhaswaraj Bhendigeri in India, living in a small clay hut and doing saintly practice in the Himalaya, he continued to learn with grandmaster Faiyaz Khan in the Guru-Shisya (Master-Disciple) system.

Price: €12,50.

GET YOUR TICKETS »

Indian raga evening with Rupak Kumar Pandit and Martinez la Marea

Friday Sept 25, 2015, 19.30 – 22.00 hrs

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Indian raga evening with Rupak Kumar Pandit on the Tabla and Martinez la Marea on the Sarod.

After a cycle of seven years of wonderful inspiring Indian music events – with artists from the Indian music scene in Holland and artists from India – we want to celebrate this this with you. A celebration with music! 7 beats rhythm time cycle called Rupak(!) will be the leading theme. Very exciting feeling this will provoke connected with an early evening raga on the Sarod. Rupak will present a Tabla solo. A very special evening!

Looking forward to see you all!

Ohm Shanti

Entree €12,50

GET YOUR TICKETS »

Indian Classical Concert (sarod) featuring Sougata Roy Chowdhury

Thursday May 7, 2015, 19.30 – 22.00 hrs

Sougata is one of the outstanding Indian classical musicians of the new generation. His style is marked by a wonderful combination between a devotional soulful tone and a deeply rooted knowledge of the raga tradition. Sougata Roy Chowdhury (based in Calcutta) is considered to be among the most talented sarod players of his generation. We are so honored that Yogasalon is one of the venues where he will perform during his European tour of 2015.

Indian beverages and light snacks will be served in the breaks. We look forward to welcome you in the serene and intimate settings of Yogasalon.

Entree €12,50

GET YOUR TICKETS »

Sunday afternoon concert of Indian classical music

Sunday February 1, 2015, 17.00 – 19.30 hrs

Yoga Salon presents a late Sunday afternoon concert of Indian classical music with Martijn Baaijens (sarod) and Ganesh Ramnath (tabla).

Martijn Baaijens is a long time student of Shri Koustuv Ray (Amsterdam) and Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta (Calcutta).

‘Martinez’ holds a bachelor and master degree in western classical guitar and with Sarod in North Indian Classical Music. He played on many stages in and out of the country and belongs to the top of performers of classical music in Europe.

Ganesh Ramnath is a young, multitalented musician, well-versed in tabla as well as in the vocal style. Ganesh has a keen wish to express the message of universal love through his music. Ganesh finished his studies in Tabla and Vocal in June 2008 and got his degree with (suma) cum laude.

He has learned the tabla-baaj from many sources, such as Pt. Ashok Pathak, Ustad Ustad Fayaz Khan, Debendrakanti Chakraborty, Vijay Ghate, Ted de Jong, Shabbir Hussain, Nitiranjan Biswas and Pt. Anindo Chatterjee.

Indian beverages and light snacks will be served in the breaks. We look forward to welcome you in the serene and intimate settings of Yogasalon.

Entree €12,50

GET YOUR TICKETS »


workshops-photos-nada-yoga-2

Indian Classical concerts

Yoga salon is deeply honored to be hosting Indian classical concerts by musicians who belong to the top of the  Dutch and Indian classical Indian music scene.

Marianne Svašek (Indian vocal Dhrupad style)

Sunday January 18,  2015, 4.30-6.00 PM

Marianne Svašek teaches Indian classical singing at the Rotterdam Conservatory and has been under the tutelage of her late guru Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (1932-2013) for more than twenty years. She is an award winning worldwide performer of classical Indian vocal music and one of the few women even in modern times who practices the art of Dhrupad up to a level of mastery.

Price: €12,50. 
Complimentary for participants of Yoga of the Voice workshop (same day 10.30-15.00 hrs)

GET YOUR TICKETS »

 

Indian classical singing retreat in Woodstock with Nirmalya Dey (NY) 9-14 June

Friday June 9 2017, 1.00 pm – Wednesday June 14, 1.00 pm

Teachers: Pandit Nirmalya Dey & Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma

We are holding our first Dhrupad classical singing retreat in the charming, historic and famous arts town of Woodstock, nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Catskill Mountains, two hours north of New York City by bus or car.

Join us for five days of intense music practice, in which the art of Dhrupad singing will be taught by master musician Pandit Nirmalya Dey. Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma, one of India’s leading Pakhawaj (double headed drum) players, will give instruction in the basic rhythm patterns used in Dhrupad music.

The workshop will be open to a limited number of participants to ensure an intimate setting, with room for individual attention. Men and women will receive separate instruction, except during the early morning practice when we will sit together.

 

BOOK YOUR RETREAT NOW »

Vocal Journey through the East with Sinta Wullur

Tuesday & Wednessday December 29 & 30, 2015
From 14.00 till 16.00 hrs.

In this 2×2 hour workshop (divided over two days) a scala of vocal exercises derived from different vocal traditions will be introduced to participants who are interested in training their voice while deepening their understanding of rhythm and different eastern music styles. Overtone singing, Indian Raga /gamelan and Indian rhythmical patterns/ improvisation will be presented and practiced.

The workshop consists out of three parts:

Part 1) Warming up
The warming up starts with a vocal meditation using vowels accompanied by the drone of the tanpura (see picture). From there an Indian raga scale will be introduced.

Part 2) Indian Raga
Exercises to get familiarised with the Indian scale will be introduced. We don’t use lyrics, only abstract syllables. The method is based on demonstration, imitation, repetition and vocal coaching.

Part 3) improvisation with melody and rhythms
The workshop will conclude with a playful group improvisation.

We look forward to welcome you in the intimate settings of Yogasalon!

Price: €30,00 for the 2 days (or €15,00 for one) Pay online or at the door. Please register in advance.
Teacher: Sinta Wullur

GET YOUR TICKETS »

Vocal Journey with Sinta Wullur

Wednesday October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2015  19.00-20.30 hours

In this 4-week course a scala of vocal exercises derived from different vocal traditions will be introduced to participants who are interested in training their voice while deepening their understanding of Rhythm and different Eastern music styles. Overtone singing, Indian Raga /Gamelan and Indian rhythmical patterns/ improvisation will be presented and practiced.

The workshop consists of three parts:

Part 1) Warming up
The warming up starts with vocal meditation using vowels accompanied by the tanpura drone in such a way that one can create overtones. From there a scale from an Indian raga will be introduced.

Part 2) Indian Raga
Exercises to get familiarised with the Indian scale will be introduced, varying from slow improvisational gestures to rhythmical patterns. Here we don’t use lyrics, only abstract syllables.

The method is based on demonstration, imitation and vocal coaching. While examining these patterns and gestures we will work with techniques on how to use the voice. Also a guideline on how to improvise will be given.

Part 3) improvisation with rhythms and solo in a group
Depending on the number of participants there will be a group improvisation based on repetitive patterns in cycles. Guidelines will be given on how to create the patterns and improvisations on them.

Price: €50,00 for the four evenings.
Teacher: Sinta Wullur

GET YOUR TICKETS »

workshops-photos-nada-yoga

Nada Yoga; The Yoga of the Voice.

Sunday January 18, 2015, 10.30 – 15.30 hrs

Teacher Marianne Svašek

An introduction to ‘Yoga of the Voice’ through Dhrupad, an ancient form of Indian classical music, in early times only performed in temples and courts. Accompanied by the vibrational sounds of the tanpura and under the guidance of professional vocalist Marianne Svašek, you will discover the transformative power of your own voice. Singing, listening, tuning in, experiencing depth, space, movement and finally silence… silence in sound.

Marianne Svašek teaches Indian classical singing at the Rotterdam Conservatory and has been under the tutelage of her late guru Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (1932-2013) for over twenty years. She is an award winning worldwide performer of classical Indian vocal music and one of the few women even in modern times who practices the art of Dhrupad up to a level of mastery. Marianne Svašek will be accompanied by Nathanaël van Zuilen on the Pakhawai.

Price: €60,00 includes lunch and admittance to the concert in the evening.

BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP NOW »

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