Yoga at Essink

Do you want to become more flexible or relax? Then yoga is for you. High-quality yoga classes are given at both Essink Sports Center and the smaller-scale yoga studio at Essink City Gym. Read on to view our full range.

Yoga classes

Takes the best of both East and West by combining the art of Yoga from the East with the figure-enhancing Pilates exercises from the West. The strength lies in the simplicity and the combinations of the movements. The lesson mainly consists of floor exercises for stomach, buttocks, legs, back and arms. You improve your posture by developing more control over your muscles.

Yoga Dance

Yoga Dance is for everyone who enjoys and relaxes moving to music. The lesson structure and choreography has different levels. Everyone can participate at their own level and degree of intensity. It is a form of movement where the experience is central. The choice of music plays a major role in this because music can move our emotions. We use different types of music; from Classical to Popular and from New Age to Native / Folk music. The Yoga Dance class has a structure that can be compared in a number of ways to a dynamic yoga class. Each number is focused on one

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is aimed at strengthening and relaxing connective tissue and joints. In Yin Yoga positions are held longer, so you have more time to explore and push your limits. This releases energy fields so that the lesson also provides emotional relaxation. The class is so nice because you do not have to move very intensively, but can take time for your body. This class is suitable for all levels, also good for starting yogis.

Yin Yang Yoga

A Yin Yang class focuses on relaxing and strengthening connective tissue and joints. You will be physically challenged and you will fully relax. While other yoga forms often revolve around actively tightening muscles, Yin yoga aims to release muscles as much as possible. The postures are held longer than with regular yoga. The Yin part focuses on sitting postures. The Yang part is a bit more active, here too we hold the postures longer, paying attention to both alignment and breathing.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a new form of Yoga, you could call this form of Yoga the milder sister or brother of Power Yoga. As with any form of Yoga, the breath is central. It is not necessary to be flexible to participate in these classes and we slowly build endurance and strength in these classes. You flow, as it were, from one posture to another in this lesson in a fluid movement. Vinyasa Flow promotes a strong posture and increases mobility. This class is suitable for yogis of all levels.

Power Yoga

Power Yoga is a powerful, active form of yoga, aimed at strengthening and making muscles supple, derived from Ashtanga Yoga. Postures are performed in a series and connected by breath, so that a natural 'flow' is created.


Pilates ensures a balanced development of all muscle groups. Regular exercise will improve your posture, sit upright and move more smoothly. Another important benefit is that you improve the circulation and capacity of the lungs through a deep and healthy way of breathing. Furthermore, the abdomen and back muscles are strengthened which is good for posture, balance and control over the body.

Mindful Yoga

This form of yoga is about taking good care of yourself! Moving in the flow of breath and respecting your limits. Work in a relaxed manner with focusing attention on breathing where you let the body be your teacher (by not forcing it). It strengthens posture as well as fitness, flexibility and strength. After an hour you step into the day fresh and energetic and continue feeling refreshed and relaxed. An added bonus is that the yoga exercises in daily life help to relax more.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga consists of postures and exercises that use all the muscles in the body. The exercises are aimed at making you aware of the tension in the body. The tension in the body is released and released again through the conscious use of breathing. When the breathing calms down and relaxes more, the muscles also relax better. As a result, the exercises gradually improve. This lesson is suitable for all levels.

Hatha Alignment Yoga

Hatha Alignment is a hatha yoga class where a lot of attention is paid to the alignment of a body and proper execution of the postures. Tools are therefore regularly used to free the body from tensions. Proper alignment is only possible when you can move freely without tension. Stress, tension or life habits cause postural problems and / or back complaints that will be worked on in this lesson. Hatha postures are also performed that are regularly elaborated and aligned, taking into account the anatomy of a body.

Easy Flow Yoga

Easy Flow Yoga is a very calm yoga style that is derived from the Ashtanga yoga form. Characteristic for Easy Flow Yoga is the soft and freer approach to the postures. The classes are more relaxing due to the alternation of dynamic and static postures. As a result, the load on your body is limited and the lessons are great for beginners and advanced learners. Central to the class is the continuous movement from one yoga posture to the next in a calm and soft 'flow', supported by your breathing.


At LesMills BodyBalance you can enjoy movements from yoga, tai chi and pilates. It is your personal time out from everyday life and ensures a healthy mind and body. You do simple and safe yoga movements to make your body stronger and more flexible. Controlling breathing is part of all movements and the instructor provides options for novice participants.