HAPPY HIPPIEZ YOGA
Happy Hippiez Yoga is thé place for you to take your journey into the life of yoga. We teach Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Easy Flow Yoga classes.
Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient system of yoga that was taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. This text was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900’s by his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari, and was later passed down to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009), the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.
Ashtanga is a daily method of yoga involving synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures. This process produces intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The results are improved circulation, a light and strong body and a calm mind.
Ashtanga is traditionally taught in the “Mysore” style: a supervised self-practice. The same series of asanas (poses) are practiced each day. New poses are introduced by the teacher once the student memorizes and becomes proficient in the previous asanas in the sequence. People of all ages and health can practice Ashtanga. A student works with the teacher to advance at their own rate.
Desirée is a sun child who lives for warmth, health, and happiness. Born in the Netherlands, this daydreaming creative type loves to travel and make beautiful memories along the way. Sunshine, amore and being around positive and beautifully spirited souls makes her the happiest. She is one very happy hippie.
She took one of her very first yoga classes in 2013, at her local gym. Even though the class wasn't exactly as she had imagined, it still inspired a spark in her, and in her continuous journey on the path of yoga. She moved to Italy and took yoga classes there as well. These allowed her to clear her mind and discover herself and her own path in life. When she moved back to the Netherlands, she still continued to take yoga classes here and there, until she found hot yoga and Bikram yoga, and she became a more serious practitioner.
Desirée then switched to a different yoga school, and took every single class they offered, trying to discover which type of yoga was her favorite. As it turned out this would be Ashtanga yoga. She has been practicing almost daily ever since. And that is when she decided to not only be a student of yoga, but to also become a teacher of yoga.
She is the founder of Happy Hippiez and Happy Hippiez Yoga, which she both started in 2020. She is currently studying to become a verified RYT 200 yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, and will go on to teach Ashtanga and Vinyasa based yoga in the tradition of yoga teachers T. Krishnamacharya and K. Pattabhi Jois.
HAPPY HIPPIEZ YOGA SHALA
Classes on Monday, Thursday and Saturday are held at the Student Hotel in Maastricht.
Sphinxcour 9A, 6211 XZ Maastricht
If you choose a private class, we can also teach right in your living room. You can be taught yoga in the comfort of your own home.
During the summer we also organize classes outside, in the city center of Maastricht.
In the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, the days of the full moon and new moon are considered 'yoga holidays'. We do not practice Ashtanga Yoga on those days.
The best example of the effects that the moon cycles have on our planet and our planet's waters can be seen in high and low tides. These are caused by the moon. Since our bodies are made up of approximately 60% of water it only makes sense that the moon has a huge affect on us as well. That is why, in Ashtanga Yoga, we choose to live in harmony with the rhythm of nature, and take a rest day on both full and new moon days.
* All times are local time for The Hague, The Netherlands
Friday 10 – full
Friday 24 – new
Wednesday 8 – full
Thursday 23 – new
Sunday 5 – full
Monday 20 – new
Thursday 1 – full
Friday 16 – new
Saturday 31 – full
Sunday 9 – full
Sunday 23 – new
Thursday 7 – full
Friday 22 – new
Monday 3 – full
Wednesday 19 – new
Sunday 15 – new
Monday 30 – full
Monday 9 – full
Tuesday 24 – new
Friday 5 – full
Sunday 21 – new
Wednesday 2 – full
Thursday 17 – new
Monday 14 – new
Wednesday 30 – full
♥ You are welcome to practice yoga with Happy Hippiez Yoga.
♥ Please respect the student-teacher relationship and follow any request from your teacher.
♥ Please remain silent or use a very calm and quiet voice upon entry, and be respectful of the space and calmness of other students.
♥ Please do not disturb the peace.
♥ Please refrain from unnecessary talking.
♥ In case of participating in any of our Mysore classes, please respect and follow the traditional Ashtanga method as taught by Happy Hippiez Yoga. Please do not add, skip or in other ways deviate from the traditional Ashtanga sequence of yoga asanas unless acknowledged or requested by your teacher. If you do not know the sequence or if following the traditional method is not possible for you, either talk to your teacher or request guidance to find a more appropriate class for you.
♥ Please stay on your own mat and refrain from assisting other practitioners.
♥ Please do not try out any new asanas unless agreed upon with your teacher.
♥ Please note that footwear should be removed on entry to the shala. Please leave your shoes in the shoe racks upon entry, or in any of the other designated areas.
♥ Please do not wear shoes in the yoga practicing spaces.
♥ Your bag and clothes shall be left in designated areas of the shala, and shall not be placed near your mat and the practice area, to make sure we do not interrupt any other students, and prevent injuries. Personal valuables can be placed in a designated area in the yoga shala.
♥ Please turn off your mobile phone.
♥ Respect your limits. Acknowledge that your body and mind will feel different every day, and make sure you listen to what your body tells you and practice in your own time following your own breath.
♥ Practice with care and consideration towards yourself and others.
♥ Practice on an empty stomach. Refrain from eating at least 2 hours prior to and 30 minutes after your practice.
♥ Do not drink water during or immediately after a session. Wait at least 30 minutes. Drink plenty of water after your practice.
♥ Personal hygiene is an integral part of practicing yoga. Please ensure that you and your gear are clean. Always make sure you are clean and fresh when you attend any of our yoga classes.
♥ Please wear clean clothes during our yoga classes. Wear comfortable clothing in which you can move easily.
♥ Please make sure to clean yoga mats regularly. When borrowing a mat from our studio, make sure you clean the mat before leaving the shala and before returning the mat. Mat cleaning spray bottles, and towels to whip the mats, can be found in the room where classes are taught. Ask your teacher for more information. Storing mats unrolled, or leaving them out in the sun are also good ways to eliminate bacteria and reduce smells.
♥ If you feel emotional during or after a yoga session (joy, sadness, irritation, etc.) then accept the feelings and welcome these emotions. If this feels difficult, you are welcome to speak to your teacher about it.
♥ In the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, the days of the full moon and new moon are considered 'yoga holidays'. We do not practice Ashtanga Yoga on those days. For a complete list of Moon days, please have a look on our website.
♥ We do not offer any Mysore classes on New and Full moon days. For a complete list of Moon days, please have a look on our website.
♥ Always respect both the physical and mental integrity of any participant. Sexual behaviour or sexually suggestive behaviour shall never be tolerated at Happy Hippiez Yoga.
♥ Happy Hippiez Yoga reserves the right to deny any participant and/or member entrance to any of our classes, workshops, events, training, and retreats, and terminate their participation, in case they do not comply with the Happy Hippiez Yoga Etiquette, as described here and on or website. Happy Hippiez Yoga reserves the right to do so without reimbursing any money.