Classes

A brief description of the current classes we offer. You can find the schedule of the classes here.

Anusara yoga is an integrated style of yoga that combines an inspiring non-dual Tantric philosophy with Universal Principles of Alignment to create a practice that transforms body, mind, and heart. The physical practice that energizes the body and makes us strong, a breath practice that calms the mind, and a journey to the “heart”, to our inner Self, whose nature is Consciousness and Bliss.

In this philosophy we look for the good in all things. We work on self-acceptance and embrace diversity in all our Anusara classes. Special emphasis is on finding the midpoint between stability and freedom in poses. This increases flexibility and muscular strength, opens a doorway to the heart, the core of our being, and makes our yoga practice a fun and uplifting experience.

Each class begins with a life-affirming theme, which is woven through the poses and with the breath, helping each student to recognize their true nature and to find freedom and balance both on and off the mat. Open to beginner and experienced yogis alike. The Anusara Basics Class is for true beginners wishing to begin practicing Anusara yoga, with emphasis on learning the basic yoga poses while moving with the breath.

Benefits include: a strong physical workout targeting both upper and lower body and overall flexibility. An experience of inner connection: body, mind and spirit, leading to a new perspective on life.

 

Anusara Yoga is taught by and Aida Ponce, Courtenay Willis and Melissa Watkins.

A full body workout that is tailored to enhance your yoga practice and improve your posture. The aim is to increase overall strength and muscle definition, while sculpting the thighs, arms and shoulders, training the glutes, toning the abdominals, and slimming the waist. No body part left behind!

This class is taught by Peter Eckstein.

Gentle/Relax Yoga helps to balance mind and body by moving our bodies in physical postures, asanas, that are guided by breathing, pranayama. In this class we emphasize the importance of proper breathing, alignment in posture, relaxation and meditation to help calm the mind and reduce stress. Each class is inspired by a personal intention that is woven into flowing yoga sequences with respect for individual ability. A guided deep relaxation, calming mind and body, allows each student to find inner tranquility at the end of each class.

 

This class is taught by Leen De Witte, Melissa Watkins and Sigrid Van De Wijer.

Both Kids Yoga and Teen Yoga will improve concentration and focus, stimulate their imagination and help release energy in a fun, safe environment. Children are encouraged to explore and discover the mind and body in a fun-filled way! Using animated postures, kids learn about their bodies, nature, and the world around them through fun and play. Also promotes inner strength, confidence and self-esteem; a feeling of well-being and respect for others; and love for one’s self, inside and out.

This class is taught by Daniela Jaron.

Introduction to salsa dance and other dances (bachata, cha cha cha, carnaval, merengue, cumbia and more) through a rhythmic approach. Music is composed of melody, harmony and rhythm. Latin music dancers often have to follow the rhythm in order to dance the music. This method allows you to awaken your musical ear, learn how to recognise music and its dance, keep in shape, lift your mood and have great fun!

This class is taught by Paulo de la Salsa.

Mindful Movement is a practice of awareness and movement research. Together we move slowly, in a playful manner through game-like movement structures and talk about how we can integrate movement more into our daily lives. Alexandra works sensitively in conversation with the needs of the group and individual, and challenges the limitations of the body and mind through slowing down. The class is not about exercise but instead how we practice movement and what this actually means.

The term ‘Mindfulness’ has become an increasingly popular topic within Western Culture. Therefore, Alexandra’s aim is to collectively explore and question this current trend during the classes and hopefully add value to your lives by doing so. After each class, she hopes you leave feeling more connected to your body and mind, the people around you and your environment, and with a desire to continue learning more about movement.

 

This class is taught by Alexandra Verschuuren.

Yin, the feminine principle: dark, passive, receptive, reflective, withdrawn, cooling, introspective. Yin yoga was developed to penetrate deep into connective tissue expanding flexibility and aiding healing while stimulating the nadis or meridians to loosen energetic blockages and increase energy flow.

Yang, the masculine principle: light, active, outward and upward moving, heating, extropective. Yang yoga is the more traditional hatha-based asana practice that develops muscular strength, stamina, and flexibility.

Yin Yang Yoga is a combination that balances the two, with an active warm up sequence to generate heat in the muscles, followed by gentler, longer-held stretches to increase flexibility.  This class can provide you with a practice that starts with an energizing and uplifting yoga series that evolves into a calmer period of  deep, introspective, and quiet poses to find that perfect balance of the masculine and feminine.

 

This class is taught by Sigrid Van De Wijer and Leen De Witte.

Recently throw your back out? Occasionally sore? Chronic back pain or injury? Whether you have pain in your back, or feel great and want to KEEP it that way, this class can help!

Focusing on the development of posture, balance and body alignment and a strong, deep inner core, you will be guided through specific yoga poses that can lengthen your spine, stretch and strengthen your muscles, and help return your back to its proper alignment and keep it that way. Beyond physical therapy, it’s the quality of focus, attentiveness, and mindfulness that practicing yoga gives, which really makes a difference.

You can expect to feel better, get stronger and learn how to keep your back feeling GREAT going forward.

This class is taught by Sigrid Van De Wijer.

Yoga Flow emphasizes moving with your breath, flowing gracefully through yoga poses and also through the day.  You’ll come away from this class feeling energized and ready for whatever life throws at you!

Slow Flow is more of a smooth vinyasa-like flow balanced with longer holds, combining the dynamics of a yang flow with the benefits of a yin practice. Focus is on stability and ease, softness and relaxation. Slowing down will allow you to deepen your body-awareness and fine-tune your practice.

Core Flow focuses on core strength and control of the body’s mid-section as the foundation of a healthy back. This more dynamic class will require more energy and some experience with basic yoga postures. Give it a try if you are looking for a stronger, more challenging class.

Slow Flow and Core Flow are both taught by Sigrid Van De Wijer.

Yoga Nidra is a state of conscious yogic deep sleep, a simple yet profound technique that unwinds the nervous system and induces complete physical and mental relaxation with inner awareness. This is a practice to enrich, soothe and nourish one’s everyday experience of life. It provides an opportunity to rest quietly, relax your body and mind, and connect with all that you are and everything that is. Yoga Nidra is not about fixing anything. Instead, through open awareness, it allows any tension in the body and/or mind to dissolve all on its own, restoring peace and harmony in your whole being.

This class is taught by Leen De Witte.