• About

  • We set up Art Awake originally to help people use the tools of yoga to develop a personal practice. Especially as a way to clear the mind to help people find their deep, inner voice, their intuition and creativity. Life had other plans for us and we started not only offering yoga workshops, but also running a busy yoga school in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, helping people come back to themselves using the body as a vehicle and the breath to link back to the mind. 

    Art Awake Yoga Education

    We saw that as people experience how yoga works for them there is a wish to learn more and to share this with others. Knowing that yoga is so much more than instructing asana, Art Awake has created a programme to give the foundations of yoga and the essential principles from which to grow from. Upon completion, you will know how yoga works, where it comes from, the philosophy behind the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the paths of yoga, the science of the energies, the basis of functional anatomy, what makes up a balanced yoga practice and clarify your own goals for practicing yoga. Once you know your yoga, you can share it with others.   

    Our teachers from different cultures and backgrounds have much in common but also great diversity of knowledge and experience to share and enrich our Art Awake training programme.

    Why a cat logo?

    The cat represents a free, independent spirit, a creature that stays true to its nature and balance. The colours are sattvic (coming from the three gunas or qualities of nature, which are covered in the teacher training), clear and light. In old English, Art means Be, so Art Awake literally means Be Awake as well as ‘Art’ as in creative work and any other way you interpret Art. Yoga itself is an art form, reawakening our creativity and bringing us back to the source.

    “We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way.”
    John Holt, Educator