"Desiree was my first ever yoga instructor and she successfully made me fall in love with yoga. Her calming Vinyasa flow programme alongside with her peaceful and warm voice help me deal with anxiety and my day gets better immediately. Even though I was very hesitant in the beginning since I’ve never tried yoga before, now I cannot miss a class!"



"I have participated in zoom yoga with Desiree for the past year. I have occasionally attended yoga classes in the past but this is my first time to do it on a regular weekly basis. It has been a wonderful experience thanks to Desiree as my instructor. 


Her passion for the art of yoga is evident from her opening greeting to the close of practice. She is professional, knowledgeable and makes each class both challenging and rewarding. Her instructions are clear and she always checks in on the class to make recommendations for improving our posture. I have found the movements have improved my flexibility and she has done a wonderful job of adjusting and altering each practice to provide the class with the best possible experience.  Now at 67 years old I am so glad to have experienced yoga with Desiree. I look forward to the classes.


I am especially impressed with Desiree’s language skills. Her English is perfect and I have experienced her moving between languages vey effortlessly. What an extraordinary skill.


It is simply a pleasure to participate in a class with Desiree."


United States

"What can be better than starting my day with Desiree’s smiling face and cheerful greeting?   Practicing with her is truly one of my best yoga experiences.   Now, approaching 70, I am so glad to have her with me.   She has me doing more than I ever thought I could.   

She is so accommodating, offers alternative choices for many poses and guides you gently through the practice.   She is always professional, and I look forward to every class.  She has also helped me get my husband involved and become as fan as well !   Being able to use zoom to join the class is just "the icing on the cake”.  Thank you Desiree."


United States

"I thoroughly enjoy my yoga class with Desiree - at first I thought it would be too difficult but she has made adaptations to the class and now I am doing more than I ever thought I would be able to do.  I also have a knee problem and she provides some alternative postures for me. Her instructions are very clear and she works with each individual to get the most of our session.  And her smiles will ensure a good day!"


United States

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"I always really enjoyed Desiree's classes. She can see when you're struggling and provides extra guidance to get into the posture without hurting yourself. My yoga practice has become much better since I started taking her classes. She is also super kind!"


The Netherlands

"I love attending Happy Hippiez Yoga classes and now hate if I have to miss any sessions! It’s the perfect way to end a day of work during the week, and so good to start the weekend off right on a Saturday."


The U.K.

"​Being away from home and beloved ones can be hard, but Happy Hippiez Yoga classes are always welcoming and make me feel at home. Thanks to yoga my experience as a student leads me to a journey of all-round self-discovering."



"I enjoy going to Happy Hippiez's yoga classes. A wonderful moment where you can completely relax. It is so nice to be able to take these classes with Desirée. She is very enthusiastic and has a certain calmness about her. I can recommend yoga at Happy Hippiez to everyone!"


The Netherlands

"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 definitely recommend her as a yoga teacher!"

Olivia Quadaekers

The Netherlands

"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."




"Took another nice yoga class with Desiree this afternoon. I feel more flexible and full of energy again. I'm already looking forward to the next lesson."


The Netherlands

"Not only were the classes a lot of fun, the teacher was absolutely wonderful. My posture, well-being, and happiness improved greatly. Thank you!"



"De lessen van Desiree zijn goed te volgen voor iedereen van elke leeftijd. De yoga lessen van Desiree zijn zacht en liefdevol. Je voelt de betrokkenheid en kunde van een ervaren yogadocent. Ontspannen en genieten in een les."


The Netherlands

"Practice yoga it’s an amazing experience! The benefits are countless. In particular for students it’s a great opportunity to relax and get in touch with ourselves. My experience has been great and I highly recommend it!"

Chiara Magliulo