8-Week Dynamic Mindfulness Stress Release Course

This Dynamic Mindfulness course combines evidence-based modern mindfulness meditations with simple, effective, time-efficient physical exercises from sources like Tibetan Yoga and boxing.

In this course, you’ll learn by using your attention on how to deal with stress, releasing the autopilot, saving your energy balance. This training helps you to deal better with stress and get more energy, focus, and creativity in the workplace and at home.

The course is non-religious, down to earth, supported by research and no previous mindfulness/meditation/yoga experience is necessary. The 8-week training will be at Bluebirds Centrum in Amsterdam in an intimate yoga studio. The sessions will be held with around 8 people per group.

Dynamic Mindfulness helps everyone, but it especially benefits individuals dealing with the following health conditions or problems:

Dynamic Mindfulness helps to:

  • Identify stress more quickly and subsequently do something about it;

  • Become more connected to your body;

  • Releases the areas of tension and stress like the neck, shoulders, back;

  • Become more self-aware, relaxed and re-energized;

  • Learn to share in a group in a safe way;

  • Release stress and “stuck” energy;

  • Have more focus and  creativity.

About the course

In 8 weeks you learn and practice skills to improve your mental, emotional and physical flexibility and wellbeing in a program that combines evidence-based mindfulness with simple but highly effective experiential-based physical/movement practices.

Research shows that the repetition of these practices and the safe sharing of your experiences in a group are crucial in this process of learning these skills.

The language will be mainly in English and Dutch where needed.


Wednesday evenings in March, April, and May from 19:30 – 22:00 hrs.

Wednesday 18 March
Wednesday 25 March
Wednesday 1 April
Wednesday 8 April
Wednesday 15 April
Wednesday 22 April
Wednesday 29 April
Wednesday 6 May

+ Optional: partly outdoors Silent Day in May/June (13:00 – 17:00). 

Note: before the first session there is 1 mandatory 60 minute orientation session on Wednesday, February 26th or March 4th at 19:30 – 20:30.


Early Bird Price: €280,- (when booked before 28th February)
Normal Bird Price: €328,- (when booked before 6th March)
Late Bird Price: €408,-
Company Price: Early Bird €408,- Ex VAT Tax (when booked before 28th February)
Company Price: Regular €480,-, Ex VAT Tax.


Bluebirds Centrum (Prinsengracht 493, Amsterdam).

Sign up

Come learn if this course is for you during a mandatory introductory session for the two coming Wednesdays on 26th February and 4th March at 19:30 – 20:30 at Bluebirds Centrum. For more information about the course and to sign up, click HERE – SPACE IS LIMITED!

About your coach

The founder of The MindBody Lab is Ivar van Hoorn,  who is an all-round stress specialist: he works as a chair massage therapist at companies like Microsoft, Booking.com and also TQ.  He’s given in-company Dynamic Mindfulness coaching at organizations like Gemeente Amsterdam, Salonized, Uber, Omnicom Pr Group, Egon Zehnder, PR.CO, TQ and The Next Web.

After a decade of working in the corporate film industry during the week and partying a little too much on the weekend, he got a burn-out and a depression. In his quest for healing he explored all kinds meditation, yoga and other movement practices. From 2008 to 2010 he lived, worked as a filmmaker, studied and practiced in a Buddhist Community in Southern France. It is his goal and passion to bring mindfulness and movement into the workplace in an effective, efficient, accessible, lighthearted way.

He believes in the workplace there is the most potential to deal with stress via the integration of meditation and movement exercises since it is the place where we generally spent most of our time. His latest project is TheMindBodyLAB, which combines meditation and movement “stress hacks” from the most effective, efficient and accessible sources.

More information

Website : www.themindbodylab.nl
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheMindBodyLAB
Instagram: dynamic_mindfulness_amsterdam
Linked In: The MindBodyLAB