Duration: 75 minutes
Intensity: **
Need: Yoga mat

Hatha is a Sanskrit word that can be broken down into two smaller words: ha, meaning “sun,” and tha, meaning “moon.” The word may also mean “willful” or "forceful.”

In yoga, Hatha yoga is one of many types of yoga practice. The practice of Hatha yoga focuses on total mastery of the physical body, including all bodily functions. It also emphasizes activating the chakras in order to stimulate kundalini and promote spiritual and physical wellness, including disease elimination.

In yoga philosophy, Hatha yoga was originally considered to be a preparation for spiritual yoga practice as control over the physical body is believed to assist in developing control over the mind and spirit.

Through the practice of Hatha yoga, the individual attempts to balance the mind, body and chakras through specific asanas and controlled, meditative breathing that complements the physical movements of the body. The fundamental text for Hatha yoga is the "Hatha YogaPradipika," and the practice has its roots in Hindu yoga. Hatha yoga has become popular as an exercise that many Westerners participate in for the physical benefits alone, without the pairing of a spiritual practice.

Duration: 75 minutes
Intensity: **
Need: Yoga mat

In sanskrit, 'Ha' means sun and 'Tha' means moon. The sun is associated with the masculine aspects of our nature—heating, dynamic, and active.
The moon is associated with the feminine aspects of our nature—cooling, soft, and receptive.

The goal of Hatha Yoga is to find the balance and harmony between these two opposing energies or forces. It is a path to wholeness which consists of uniting the opposites.

Hatha Restorative lies the emphasis on restoring the body by staying longer in the postures. This brings both the physical and mental body back into balance.

Duration:  75 minutes
Intensity: **
Need: Yoga mat

Easy Flow Yoga is a gentler class than the Yoga Flow. Softer poses with less physical strength needed. It builds balance and creates space in body and mind. A great class to relax…slow down….increase flexibility and let go.

Flow yoga is a term given to a style of yoga where the practitioner moves gracefully from one pose to the next and the class, or practice, becomes almost like a dance.

Generally, each movement in to or out of a posture is made on an inhalation or exhalation, so the yoga unites the breath with the movement in a choreographed sequence. The flowing movements may be combined with some longer holds of certain postures.

Classes of Flow yoga will usually begin with gentler movements to warm up the body, then into progressively more challenging flowing sequences. These may include balances, inversions and peak poses. It may end with calmer, deeper stretches, and often floor-based asana practice.

Flow yoga classes are perhaps some of the most popular yoga classes in the West. This may be because of the physical workout they can provide. The breath synchronization of Flow yoga is said to maximize the positive benefits of the practice, making it like a moving meditation. The breath works by:

  • Maintaining the pace of the sequence, preventing rushing through postures
  • Keeping the body temperature consistent
  • Giving a greater mental focus
  • Helping block out distractions
  • Assisting in finding the proper form of postures

 

Easy Flow Yoga helps the body to get stronger, muscles become more flexible and improve the condition. It provides physical, emotional and mental balance. It mediates between the dynamics of the effort, and the rest of the relaxation.

Easy Flow Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga with the aim of increasing energy levels and vitality. The class starts with a meditation and ends with relaxation (Savasana) Several coordinated postures (asanas) are interconnecting by flowing movements, breathing and focus. The flowing movements create a harmonic energy distribution.

It's possible to use of so-called "props" such as pillow, special blocks and blankets so that each attitude can be adjusted and is workable for everybody at a leisurely pace.

Duration: 75 minutes
Intensity: ****
Need: Yoga mat

Poweryoga stems from the traditional ashtanga yoga and focusses on moving into strong postures (asana's) and breathing at the same time. Poweryoga gets you into the body and out of the mind. Poses are done on the mat but also standing up. It creates a strong body and a good balance between body, mind and soul.

Duration: 75 minutes
Intensity: ***
Need: Yoga mat

Vinyasa is a type of yoga that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. From the Sanskrit “to place in a special way,” vinyasa aligns a deliberate sequence of poses with the breath to achieve a continuous flow. Inhalation is usually connected to upward, open movements, while exhalation is often tied to downward movements or twists.

This term can denote any of the following:

  • The link between movement and breath;
  • A yoga sequence that exemplifies this movement/breath connection;
  • A class that focuses on this type of yoga; or
  • The act of setting an intention and taking steps to rea

Vinyasa is often thought of as just one of many yoga types. Some people, however, see it as more essential to one's practice. Without it, they feel the practitioner is merely doing stretches without great health benefits.

Regardless of your perspective, the term, vinyasa, has come to encompass a range of general and specific definitions. As a category of yoga, vinyasa includes, but is not limited to, Power yoga, Baptiste yoga, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, and Prana Flow. Because vinyasa practice puts a strong focus on sun salutations, most vinyasa classes will focus heavily on this sequence. In fact, “Take a vinyasa” or “Go through yourvinyasa” has become shorthand for completing a sequence of poses leading from the Sun Salutation, and including plank, chaturanga dandasana, upward-facing dog, and downward-facing dog.

The continuous movement of vinyasa reflects the impermanence of all forms and the necessity of accepting change to achieve balance and completeness.

Duration: 75 minutes
Intensity: *
Need: Yoga mat

 

Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues: the tendons, fascia, and ligaments. With the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time: five minutes or longer per pose is typical. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang. Initially, yin yoga sessions consisted of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that primarily affect the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues, the "loading" of which is a main focus in this style of yoga. It contains elements of mindfulness and has a soothing effect on body and mind.

Duration: 60 minutes
Intensity: ***
Need: Yoga mat

By doing Pilates you improve your flexibility and coördination. You develop long and strong muscles in the core and pelvic floor. Joseph Pilates was the founder of pilates. He combined conscious moving together with exercises for the powerhouse (core, inner thighs, lower back and pelvic floor) and breathing.

Pilates is for everybody. We use thick mats and most of the class is on this mat.

Duration: 60 minutes
Intensity: ***
Need: Yoga mat

No Beginners!!!!!

At the intermediate level, the student will be further challenged with exercises of increased difficulty. There will be more focus on proficiency, precision and breath. Details, such as the sequence of breath initiation, powerhouse engagement and then movement through the continuation of the breath will be stressed to the intermediate student. While details such as these would only serve to confuse and frustrate the beginner, the intermediate would, at this point, be ready to move on to the next step in the learning process. At the intermediate level, the student already knows how to work from the powerhouse instead of the periphery and objects such as magic circles can then be introduced. The intermediate level is the most extensive, offering a vast array of exercises, challenges and learning experiences. In the advanced level, students concentrate on flow and rhythm. It is here that they achieve the highest levels of precision, proficiency, flexibility, strength, and grace. In order to maximize flow of exercises, all unnecessary movements (those of adjusting straps, etc.) between exercises are omitted.  exercises introduced in this level offer further challenges to the student by destabilizing his/her base of support (i.e. Supporting oneself on one foot/hand)

Duration: 60 minutes
Intensity: **
Need: Own Yogamat

Ideal for anyone and everyone, BODYBALANCE™ is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life.

During BODYBALANCE an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm and centered.

Duration: 60 minutes
Intensity:
*
Needs: Own yoga mat

Time flies; we ask a lot of ourselves nowadays but also our society enhances the feeling of pressure to achieve more and more.
Work, study, social life; online presence, all time consuming things. No wonder we experience quite some mental pressure.

At Mac we work out, train hard and do yoga. Everything for our body and mind. Now we would like to go one step further in unwinding and destressing our minds and bodies with a beautiful new class:

Mindfulness

In Mindfulness training we take care of our mind by really being in the moment. Giving us a new sense of being and feeling relaxed. It is about focussing your mind to what you are doing in that moment so that your mind will slow down and it will be less busy with thoughts in your head. Our teacher Christine will help you with the process in an open and loving way.

You can learn it by doing. And by doing it more often you will become an expert in focussing and relaxing your mind. Doesn’t that sound great?  Christine will guide you through a lovely meditation!

Hope to welcome you at our Body& mind studio

Duration:  60 minutes
Intensity: **
Need: Yoga mat

- Warming up (+/- 20 min)
- Sun Salutations (+/- 20 min)
- Yoga Nidra (+/- 20 min)