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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.

Mindfulness, Yoga




Mindfulness, Yoga








Two or five trial lessons of Yoga or Pilates

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

  • 2 trial lessons within 1 week (€ 17,-)
  • 5 trial lessons within 1 month (€35)

Lessons can be held in the studio, outdoor lessons as well as for livestream lessons being used! The perfect way to get acquainted with the different classes and teachers at Thrive. You can follow both Yoga and Pilates (of which a maximum of once Aerial). We advise you to try out different classes / teachers so that you can experience our varied offer. This introduction card offer is only available once if you have not taken classes with us before and only available if you live in Amsterdam (or neighboring municipalities).

You can take a separate trial lesson for Pregnancy Yoga for € 10,-. If you are already a Thrive member and have a ride card, you can also use it once for a trial lesson without additional payment.