OUR CLASSES

GROUP CLASSES

Mondays 8-9 am CET

Wednesdays 3.30-4.30 pm CET

(9.30-10.30 am EDT | 7.30-8.30 am MDT)

 

Saturdays 8-9 am CET

 

*All levels are welcome to join!*

Wednesdays 2-3 pm CET

(8-9 am EDT | 6-7 am MDT)

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PRIVATE CLASSES

Online or in person

Online or in person

Online or in person

Not sure which class is right for you? Feel free to send us a message with any of your questions. We are more than happy to help!

All group classes are taught online via Zoom. We occasionally organize classes and events in person, so keep an eye out for those!

All group yoga classes are taught in English! Private classes can be taught in English, Dutch, and Italian.

TYPES OF YOGA

Are you curious about the different styles of yoga and would you like to know if the style fits your desires? We have listed some of the most well known styles below:

What is Yoga? First of all, let's take a look at this question before looking deeper into the different styles of yoga asana. Yoga means union, uniting and connecting the "small" self with the highest self. In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, yoga is defined as stillness or quieting of the mind. So it is a lot deeper than only connecting the body and mind, which do also become more connected. It is also important to note that yoga is a philosophy, not a religion.

What is Ashtanga Yoga? During our guided class you will be led through the Ashtanga Half Primary Series (a fixed sequence poses) by the teacher, guiding you up to Navasana’s half way point of the sequence. The class consists out of a fixed series of postures, and the teacher will count and talk you through the practice. We focus on increasing strength, flexibility, and a tranquil state of mind. Expect to get sweaty, both because of the physical practice and a focus on the free breathing technique with sound that heats up the body. There are 6 series of Ashtanga Yoga, however during our classes we only focus on the first "Primary Series" also known as Yoga Chikitsa. We synochorinise breath with movement (vinyasas), and there is a large focus on the "Tristana" method. This method consists of three parts: correct breathing by using a free breathing technique based on the Ujjayi breath, focusing on precise gazing points, called dristi, and yoga postures, called āsanas, while using the bandhas (energy locks).

Ashtanga focuses on the 'eight limbs' of yoga, according to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The eight limbs are: Yamas (5 ethical codes), Niyamas (5 observances, self discipline), Asana (postures, seat), Pranayama (breathing, breath control), Pratvahara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (absorption, union and peace). These eight limbs go from the ‘outer’ to the ‘inner’ space. According to Patanjali our asana practice, our ‘seat’, should be steady and comfortable.

Our Ashtanga Led Classes are open to students of any level, although a medium level of physical endurance is recommended.

What is Bikram Yoga? Bikram Yoga is a hot yoga practice that consists of a fixed sequence of 26 postures. The practice is done in a room that is heated to about 105°F (41 °C) with a humidity of 40%.

What is Flow & Restore Yoga? Flow & Restore Yoga is a combination of easy Vinyasa "Flows" and Restorative Yoga. A ‘vinyasa’ is a smooth transition between postures (asanas), where movement is connected to the breath. We start the classes with a flow of movements, and finish it with more restorative postures. It is a great combination of both styles and these classes are accessible to everyone.

What is Hatha Yoga? In Sanskrit the word Hatha (हठ) means “force”. It is funny that historically this practice means forceful yoga, since these days the term Hatha Yoga tends to be seen as gentle yoga. Traditionally a lot of internal cleansing practices were involved, known as Kriyas. Hatha Yoga is the first place where we start to see the arrival of asana practice, the physical practice of yoga poses. Around the 14th century the Hatha Yoga Pradipika outlines 15 asanas. Most of these asanas are seated postures for meditation. Nowadays Hatha Yoga has developed to become one of the most well known yoga practices and is openly available for everyone to practice.

What is Hot Yoga? Hot Yoga is yoga that is done in a heated and humid room, ranging from 25 to 38 degrees Celsius. There are many different styes of yoga that can be practiced in this heated room, ranging from the Bikram style of yoga to hot yoga flows, to hatha style classes, and even calming yin yoga style practices. Since the practice is done in a heated room the practice becomes more intense. 

What is Iyengar Yoga? This style of yoga was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar, and it has a great emphasis on precision and detail when it comes to alignment in postures. It is a slow-paced practice, accessible for everyone. Iyengar learned yoga from Krishnamacharya, so Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga come from the same lineage. As opposed to Ashtanga Yoga (where you traditionally don’t use props), Iyengar Yoga uses many props like straps, blocks, pillows or bolsters, blankets, and chairs. These props help with correct structural alignment of the physical body while doing yoga asana (poses), and it minimizes the risk of injury. 

What is Kundalini Yoga? Kundalini Yoga involves chanting, mantras, pranayama (breathing) exercises, singing, and yoga asana (poses). The aim of this practice is to activate your Kundalini energy, also known as Shakti. This energy is located at the base of the spine, according to Vedantic culture. It is activated by this Kundalini yoga practice, and then travels upward through the chakras in the body. Kundalini Yoga is also known as yoga of awareness.

What is Mysore style Yoga? Mysore style yoga is based on the Ashtanga Yoga practice, as traditionally taught in the southern Indian city of Mysore. This style of yoga is different from the way yoga is typically taught, since you are not ‘led’ through the practice by a teacher. You will experience a group class setting, however each student practices on their own, and gets one-on-one guidance from the teacher. During the Mysore style classes, you practice the part of the Ashtanga Yoga method that you know, at your own tempo. The sequence is always the same, and your practice develops over time. The teacher is there to assist you and to help you in your individual practice, by either giving verbal cues and/or physical hands-on adjustments. 

 

Just like in the Ashtanga Yoga practice, you learn a fixed series of asanas. These movements are combined with a free breathing technique with sound, derived from the Ujjayi pranayama. 

 

Mysore style practices are great if you want to start learning the Ashtanga Yoga sequence. This way you don’t have to learn or memorize the entire sequence at once, but slowly, over time, learn to incorporate more postures. 

Our Mysore Classes are open to students of any level. The intensity depends on your own pace of practice. Our Mysore style classes are currently focused on the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

What is Prenatal / Pregnancy Yoga? During our Pregnancy (Prenatal) Yoga classes we work with specific asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), and relaxation techniques. The class is focused on a combination of dynamic and relaxing movements, and is suitable for every stage of pregnancy. Yoga brings calmness, strength & balance. We will help you get into the postures safely by giving both verbal and hands-on assists. You deserve to enjoy this beautiful time while you are creating new life. Please bring two large towels or blankets.

 

Our Prenatal Yoga classes are taught 1:1. We teach the class either in English or Dutch. Feel free to contact us to book the class or if you want to know more. 

 

Please read this DISCLAIMER before attending a class:

Pregnancy Yoga doesn’t aim to cure any ailments. It does however help to support healthy people to go through a healthy pregnancy. Please remember to always listen to yourself and your own body. It is at all times your own responsibility to consciously take care of your own body and needs! You do not need to do everything, only those things that feel right to you. Focus on having a relaxed breath and know you can come out of the poses at any time. Never force yourself to do anything. Our Prenatal Yoga classes are here to help you accept and trust the natural flow of life and nature. 

 

Before attending a Prenatal or Postnatal Yoga class, make sure to discuss it with your doctor or gynecologist. Note that you are required to bring a medical certification in order to attend the classes.

What is Postnatal Yoga? Postnatal Yoga is what you practice after giving birth. During our Postnatal Yoga classes we focus on creating awareness on and toning the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor and we focus on chest opening, shoulder opening and cervical release. We are connecting back to feeling the body. We will help the hormonal system to rebalance. We are working on relaxing with practices like Yoga Nidra, increasing and moving energy, and on rebalancing the nervous system. It is best to wait at least 6 weeks after giving birth to start this practice.

 

During this practice we use props like chairs, yoga blocks, bolsters, yoga straps, blankets and pillows. Please bring two large towels or blankets.

Our Postnatal Yoga classes are taught 1:1. We teach the class either in English or Dutch. Feel free to contact us to book the class or if you want to know more. 

 

Please read this DISCLAIMER before attending a class:

Please remember to always listen to yourself and your own body. It is at all times your own responsibility to consciously take care of your own body and needs! You do not need to do everything, only those things that feel right to you. Focus on having a relaxed breath and know you can come out of the poses at any time. Never force yourself to do anything. 

 

Before attending a Prenatal or Postnatal Yoga class, make sure to discuss it with your doctor or gynecologist. Note that you are required to bring a medical certification in order to attend the classes.

What is Power Yoga? Power yoga is strong variation of the Vinyasa Yoga style. It often includes many vinyasas. A ‘vinyasa’ is a smooth transition between postures (asanas), where movement is connected to the breath. Every class can be different since there isn’t a set sequence or series of poses. Note that some of these classes can however be based on or inspired by a sequence like Ashtanga or Bikram. 

What is Restorative Yoga? Restorative Yoga is designed to completely relax the body, mind, and spirit. It often includes yoga poses done mostly seated, or laying down on the yoga mat with support of props like bolsters, yoga blocks, blankets, even yoga chairs. The asanas (poses) are held for a longer time, sometimes even for twenty minutes! Therefor it can happen that you’ll only practice a few asanas during a yoga class. The practice aims to slow down and relax the body completely. The asanas help to relax the muscles and the props give the body support.

What is Rocket Yoga? Rocket Yoga was created by Larry Schultz, a long-time student of Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga. Rocket Yoga therefor derives from this practice, and it takes poses from the First, Second, and Third series of Ashtanga.

What is Trauma-Conscious Yoga? This practice is also known as Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Trauma Informed Yoga. During this 60 minute class we create a safe space, a non-judgmental space for healing. This is a mindful, restorative yin yoga practice where we hold poses for a longer time to really be with and explore sensations that come up. During this practice we use props like yoga blocks, bolsters, and pillows. We incorporate gentle flows (vinyasas) during class and you are invited to take time for intuitive movement. This class is all about your own experience, feeling what’s right for you and your body. Yoga is a somatic, body-based approach to healing. Our teacher Desirée is a certified TCYM-T (Trauma Conscious Yoga Method Teacher) and is looking forward to welcome you on the yoga mat for a practice. The below mentioned intensity is based on the physical intensity of the practice.

What is Vinyasa Yoga? Most of these ‘Vinyasa’ styles of yoga practices known today can be traced back to Krishnamacharya. According to the history of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Krishnamacharya learned the entire system of yoga asana (postures) and the transitions known as Vinyasas, from a document called the Yoga Kurunta, which is said to be eaten by ants. This original manuscript was supposedly written 5,000 years ago. It is said that Krishnamacharya taught it (unmodified) to his student Pattabhi Jois. A ‘vinyasa’ is a smooth transition between postures (asanas), where movement is connected to the breath. 

Our Vinyasa classes are based on nice flows that are accessible for everyone. We take on different postures during this class, with many possible variations of the same posture, making sure everyone can enjoy. Between every pose we connect the postures with a flow of movements, so the entire sequence becomes one enjoyable flow. We move on the rhythm of the breath, using every inhalation and exhalation in perfect harmony with the movements.

Please note that the intensity of this practice can vary from teacher to teacher. The below mentioned intensity is based on the classes we offer at Happy Hippiez Yoga & Wellness.

What is Yin Yoga? Yin yoga is a slow and gentle meditative form of yoga. The asanas (postures) are held for a long time, usually 3-5 minutes, but sometimes even longer. This can create some resistance in certain areas of the body. The poses intend to relax the muscles as much as possible. Yin Yoga class has a focus on calming the mind and body. It is a slow paced, restorative practice that offers stillness and relaxation. It is the opposite of the styles of yoga that are know as “yang” styles, which are the more fast-paced styles like Vinyasa and Ashtanga. During Yin Yoga classes we practice restorative poses that we hold for a couple of minutes to completely relax.