YogaYatra offers Hatha, Vinyasa (Flow), and Yoga Therapy classes. The YogaYatra classes are holistic; you will find Physical Postures (Asanas) in combination with Breathing Exercises (Pranayama), Meditation, and also Yoga Philosophy and chanting of Mantras. Classes last 1.5 hours.
All classes are bi-lingual (English / Dutch), and are supported by music, from traditionally Eastern to contemporary Western.
Vinyasa Yoga - BASICS
Basics Hatha Yoga class with a little bit of flow for Beginners, and Intermediate students, or Advanced students who wish to strengthen the techniques and foundation of their practice.
The pace of the class is relatively low, and you will get a thorough explanation on the techniques of the basic Yoga postures and how to go into them. You will also hold yourself in the postures a little longer, so there is time to improve the alignment of the posture and you will learn to use the breath as a tool to relax and to come deeper into the posture. Every week we work on a specific Asana group (group of yoga postures) like Forward Bends, Twistings, Side Bends, Back Bends, Balances and Inversions, so that in the Basics classes you will learn the whole range of important basic Yoga postures.
This class focuses on proper breathing, body alignment and learning the techniques of the basic Yoga postures strengthening the lower back, abdominal muscles, legs and upper body. We use props like the wall, blocks and belts to support the postures. The flow of the class (the breath-synchronized movement from one posture into the next) is slow and easy. Next to the Physical Postures, in this class you will find Breathing Exercises (Pranayama), Meditation, and also Yoga Philosophy and chanting of Mantras. We work on techniques, strength, flexibility, balance, breath, openness and relaxation of the body and the mind.
The Vinyasa Yoga BASICS classes are the necessary preparation for the next level of Vinyasa Yoga ADVANCED classes. Ask your teacher if you are ready for the next level!
Vinyasa Yoga - ADVANCED
These classes are for Intermediate, and Advanced students, as the pace of the class is relatively high and a basic understanding of the technical execution of the postures is required. Also more advanced Yoga postures are introduced and practiced. In this class the real flow comes in!
Vinyasa means “Flow” or “breath-synchronized movement”, and it is a dynamic form of Hatha Yoga, where the physical postures are linked together in an intelligent series and where the body moves fluently on the breath from one posture into the next. The whole practice then becomes like a dance, a moving meditative experience. Vinyasa Yoga is also called Power Yoga, because of its vigorous approach.
Next to the Physical Postures, in this class you will find Breathing Exercises (Pranayama), Meditation, and in the YogaYatra classes also Yoga Philosophy and chanting of Mantras. We work on strength, stamina, flexibility, deep breathing, mental focus, stability in motion, and openness and relaxation of the body and the mind.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is closely modeled on the Ashtanga Vinyasa style of practice as was taught in Mysore, South India, by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, but the difference is that in Vinyasa Yoga we do not follow a set series of poses. A Vinyasa Yoga class can vary widely from the next, working with specific themes, making use of a variety of intelligent sequencing and a full spectrum of poses.
Vinyasa Yoga - OPEN
These classes are for All Levels Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced students. The class is a combination of the BASICS and ADVANCED classes (see above), where we will practice a full range of poses and for whom and when needed we use props like the wall, blocks and belts to support the postures, so everyone can get along and your practice is aligned with your level.
Yoga Therapy classes are for All Levels Yoga practitioners – from Beginners to Advanced, and help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. In these classes it is all about deep relaxation and stress reduction. In Yoga Therapy classes props (mats, blocks, belts, blankets, bolsters, and the wall) are used to support the body so that you can hold poses while eliminating unnecessary strain, allowing you to open your body through passive stretching. We also do Pranayamas (breathing exercises) and guided meditation. It's a relaxing style of practice that leaves you feeling open, refreshed, and renewed!
The Yoga Therapy classes have a strong therapeutic character, where we do exercises to heal from or bring relief to specific physical- or mental complaints people may have. Hence these classes are recommended for people with certain injuries, physical restrictions or complaints, suffering or recovering from specific illnesses, people with back- or neck problems, people suffering from headaches, fatigue, or insomnia. They are also perfect healing classes for people with a burn-out / overstrainedness. Join us to Relax, Renew, and Restore!
Our Prenatal Yoga classes cater the needs of women from 14-42 weeks of pregnancy (so from 14 weeks until birth) and include physical-, breathing-, and relaxation exercises that support your physical well-being during the pregnancy, and also practice for birth preparation, incl. poses for giving birth, and physical- and breathing exercises that can bring you comfort during labor. The classes are suitable for women with little to no yoga experience, but also for women more experienced with yoga.
The Postnatal Yoga classes are recuperative yoga classes for new mums focusing on the mother after birth. They are for women from 6 weeks after delivery onwards (10 weeks in case of c-section), covering the postpartum period and the first postnatal year. These classes will give you a good foundation to strengthen muscles from the inside out and can be great in preparation for your regular yoga classes or other fitness regimes. We focus on simple yet effective yoga movements, breathing techniques, chanting, and relaxation.
Kids Yoga is Yoga for children in the age of 6-12. Kids Yoga is a natural and healthy way for children to exercise, play, relax, focus, and strengthen their mind, body, and spirit connection. It includes simple animated postures of Hatha Yoga, basic stretching exercises, Yoga games, simple breathing exercises, deep relaxation, Mantra singing, story-telling, Yoga philosophy, and also drawing.