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Gretchen has been in love with movement from a young age. She began dance lessons at age four and was introduced to yoga through her dance training as a way to increase strength and flexibility. She had been practicing yoga for a decade before she became truly passionate about the practice, finding her home at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in San Francisco. Gretchen completed her 200-hour teacher training in Laughing Lotus's signature style, Lotus Flow, in 2012. Since then she has completed over 300 hours of additional training.

Gretchen's classes connect movement and breath with the flow of a dance. With over 20 years of experience teaching movement, first as a dance instructor and now teaching yoga, she is a clear, confident and calm presence in the studio. With creative sequencing, anatomical awareness, a sense of lightness, and a reverence for the roots of yoga, Gretchen encourages her fellow yogis to find their own expression of the yoga practice and creates an empowering environment where they can move, breathe and be themselves.

Other teachers

Thrive works with more than fifty committed and experienced yoga and Pilates teachers. All our teachers have an accredited training and several years of experience in teaching. Together they form the core of Thrive Yoga and they love to share their passion for yoga or pilates.

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Two or five Trial Classes of Yoga or Pilates

To give you a good impression of Thrive Yoga, we offer you the choice to start with:

  • 2 Trial Classes within 1 week (€ 17)
  • 5 Trial Classes within 1 month (€ 35,-)

The classes can be used in the studio, outdoors or for livestreaming! The perfect way to get to know the different classes and teachers at Thrive. You can take both Yoga and Pilates(with a maximum of one Aerial). We recommend trying out several classes / teachers so you can experience our varied offer. This introductory card offer is available once if you have not previously taken classes with us and is only available if you live in Amsterdam (or neighbouring towns).

You can take a single Trial Class for Pregnancy Yoga for € 10,- . If you are already a Thrive member and have a membership card, you can also use it for a one-off Trial Class without extra payment.