Walking to yoga class, through the busy streets of Amsterdam after a long day of study, I would become irritated with the amount of people and stimuli. I arrived over-stimulated and often with a full, chaotic and restless head. As soon as the class started and Sam said: ‘turn inwards’, a calmness descended upon me. Sam’s voice goes straight to a very warm part of your heart. You don’t have to think about it. You follow and you feel that you are taken by the hand. I would wish this feeling of safety and warmth on everyone. On my way back, towards Amsterdam Central Station, I immediately felt the difference. The chaos in my head was gone, so was the chaos around me. My calm mind reflects on the outside world. Step by step I learn to trust my feelings more and I come back to my body. I gain this and other insights by practicing yoga.
What others say about me
For someone like me, with few good experiences with yoga, Sam’s classes and guidance are a true breath of fresh air. The calm, warm atmosphere and personal attention make the classes a great way to discover yoga and yourself on a deeper level. As a beginner I was very insecure about my yoga abilities, but Sam helps you through this in a relaxed and loving way.
Sam herself is a loving, ambitious yet peaceful and understanding person. You know you can trust her to be without judgment. She encourages you to be the best version of yourself, with an eye to inner peace and self-acceptance.
During Sam’s classes, it feels like time stands still for a moment and at the same time the class flies by. Sam’s warm and friendly personality makes it easy to find your inner self, even when it is confronting or uncomfortable. Sam gives space for this, creates the right atmosphere and guides you. Sam’s classes give me self-confidence and peace.
Sam has been my teacher for almost a year. Her warmth, reliability, knowledge and dedication are a source of inspiration and they touch me again and again. I can therefore recommend everyone without hesitation to grant themselves Devotion Academy.