Desirée is a certified 500 hour Yoga Teacher,
with a background in Ashtanga, Vinyasa,
Trauma-Conscious Yoga (TCYM-T), and Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga.
She is a RYT 500 & RPYT with Yoga Alliance.
She is also a certified Life Coach.
Desirée was born and raised in The Netherlands. She took her first yoga class in 2009, and fell in love with both the physical practice of yoga asana, as well as the spiritual practice. With a deep interest for a holistic approach to life, she decided to study natural nutrition and Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest healing systems that originated in India.
After taking many different styles of yoga classes, she found Ashtanga Yoga, which made the biggest difference in her life. She has been practicing daily, six days a week, ever since.
Because of this love for the practice she decided to not only be a student of yoga, but to also become a teacher of yoga. She is a certified yoga teacher, a TCYM-T (Trauma-Conscious Yoga) and a verified RYT 500 & RPYT with Yoga Alliance. She is also a member of the Complementary Therapists Accredited Association. In order for her to be able to share this beautiful practice with others she is committed to her own practice. Her love for yoga has inspired her to take multiple teacher trainings, and her yoga education is based on Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Trauma Conscious Yoga. Trauma Conscious Yoga is a combination of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga with Somatic Psychotherapy and Indigenous Healing Practices. Yoga is a somatic, body-based approach to healing. Desirée is also a certified and registered Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga teacher.
She is specialized in giving therapeutic hands-on adjustments, helping you to get deeper into a posture and to get all the benefits from each pose. These adjustments are given with integrity and mutual consent.
In her spare time she loves to be creative, cook delicious vegan dishes, go outside and take photos. She is always happiest when surrounded by her family, loved ones, and her sweet dog.
Desirée is the owner of ‘Happy Hippiez’, the yoga studio and life coaching company she started in the beginning of 2020. She’s looking forward to meeting you on the mat.
She has taken multiple classes and workshops with Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann, and has also been taking classes with Ashtanga legends like David Swenson, Sharathji Jois, Laruga Glaser, Petri Räisänen, and Harmony Slater. To practice with her, go to Happy Hippiez or check out the classes she teaches below. Roll out your mat and enjoy the practice!
Desirée is a professional and helpful yoga teacher. She gives really good classes with pleasant and calm explanations. Desirée has a great personality that certainly contributes to her relaxing classes! I am very enthusiastic about the classes I’ve followed at Happy Hippiez, would defenitely recommend her as a yoga teacher!
Not only were the classes a lot of fun, the teacher was absolutely wonderful. My posture, well-being, and happiness improved greatly. Thank you!
When coming to Maastricht I first was afraid to not have my established yoga routine anymore. I'm pretty happy that I found Desiree's classes, because she is my "new" routine and even adds new things to my practise. I really enjoy her classes, I enjoy the community she creates and that I can be a part of it.