Great you are joining the Sunday Classes of YogaFest. You can buy your class credits, valid for three months, and book your class online after you received a welcome email. If you have a valid class pass you can book directly your class below.
We are excited that YFI can offer yoga classes on some exciting spots in the city. Each one of them is different and has a special feel, which also means that each space and location is different and has its own specifics. As yogi’s you you are open and flexible and we are sure you will love it.
At the Moxy Hotel you will practice at the top floor with an amazing view on the Houthavens but it also means you can not get up without assistance. Make sure that you are in time and wait in the lobby as the teacher will pick you up 5 minutes before your class starts. Showing up late means missing a class and there is no refund.
At the Circl you will practice in one of the spaces which are cooled centrally and for those coming to yin, take some extra layers with you if you like it a bit more warm and hot.
Be aware that there are no lockers and changing rooms so come in your yoga wear to make it easy. Off course there is space for your jacket and small bag but keep your extra’s to a minimum and travel light.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes that originated from the ashtanga lineage. This style is sometimes also called flow or dynamic yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a “dance”. There is no fixed form of asana’s and sequences vary from gentle, fluid to powerful. Teachers like Shiva Rae, Baron Baptiste, Sharon Gannon and Brian Kest shaped the vinyasa flow field. Each teacher has its own style and every class is different and music is used to support the practice
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses that are held for longer periods of time—three to five minutes. Its teaching in the Western world, beginning in the late 70s, was founded by martial arts expert and Taoist yoga teacher Paulie Zink and further developed and made populate by Yin yoga teachers and developers Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. As a more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to life a universal, interconnecting quality.
In mindfulness yoga classes we put an emphasis on going inward and being present. Present with your breath, with every move you make and the feelings and sensations that occur during your practice. Through focusing on the physical body, we aim to unfocus from the mind and be with what is and not with what the chatter in our mind makes of it. The pace in these classes is slower while still moving and sitting, the intensity less, and the meditative aspect therefore stronger. The challenge is one of the mind to stay with each and every moving or sitting posture and not get carried away. We will help you with cues to remain in the driver seat and remain the observer instead of the subject of what happens.
Ashtanga is an ancient breathing and movement system of Yoga that was taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. This ancient text was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900’s by his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari, and was later passed down to Pattabhi Jois during the duration of his studies with Krishnamacharya, beginning in 1927. This dynamic, physical practice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Prepare to sweat as you move briskly through a set sequence. Music is not used in this class to get deeper into the practice.
Hiit Yoga, a high intensity interval training with yoga moves to get a compact, fun and intense 60 minutes class to build strength, burn fat and calories and increase your heart capacity. Followed by a sweet savasana and you are fully invigorated for the rest of your day.