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 Sportcentrum 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 figure-enhancing Pilates exercises from the west. The strength is in the simplicity and the combinations of the movements. The lesson mainly consists of floor exercises for the abdomen, buttocks, legs, back and arms. You improve your posture by developing more control over your muscles.

Yoga Dance

Yoga Dance is for everyone who experiences pleasure and relaxation in moving to music. The lesson structure and choreography have different levels. Everyone can participate at their own level and level 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 is comparable to dynamic yoga class in a number of respects. 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. Hereby energy fields are released so that the lesson also provides emotional relaxation. The lesson is just so nice because you don't have to move very intensively, but you can take time for your body. This class is suitable for all levels, also good for starting yogis.

Yin yang yoga

A Yin Yang lesson focuses on relaxing and strengthening connective tissue and joints. Hereby you will be physically challenged and you will fully relax. Whereas with other yoga forms it is often about actively contracting muscles, with Yin yoga the intention is to let go of 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 for 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 agile to participate in these lessons and endurance and strength are slowly built up in these lessons. You flow as it were from one posture to the next in this lesson in a fluid motion. 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 supplying muscles, derived from Ashtanga Yoga. Postures are performed in a series and connected by breath, creating a natural 'flow'.


Pilates ensures balanced development of all muscle groups. Regular exercise will improve your posture, sit down and move more smoothly. Another important advantage 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 of the body.

Mindful Yoga

This form of yoga is about taking good care of yourself! Move in the breath stream and respect your limits. Relaxed work with focusing attention on breathing, where you let the body be your teacher (by not forcing). It strengthens both posture and fitness, flexibility and strength. After an hour you get into the day fresh and energetic and continue to get well-rested and relaxed. A side effect is that the yoga exercises in daily life help to relax more.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga consists of postures and exercises in which all muscles in the body are used. The exercises are aimed at making you aware of the tension in the body. The tension in the body is released and released by the conscious use of breathing. As the breathing becomes calmer and more relaxed, the muscles also relax better and better. The exercises are therefore gradually getting better. This lesson is suitable for all levels.

Hatha Alignment Yoga

Hatha Alignment is a hatha yoga class where much attention is paid to the alignment of a body and the proper execution of the postures. Tools are therefore regularly deployed to release the body from tensions. Proper alignment is only possible if you can move freely without tension. Stress, tension or life habits cause posture problems and / or back problems that are 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 of Easy Flow Yoga is the soft and freer approach to the postures. The lessons are more relaxing due to the alternation of dynamic and static postures. Because of this the burden on your body is limited and the lessons are nice for beginners and advanced students. Central to the lesson is the continuous movement from one yoga posture to the next in a calm and gentle flow, supported by your breathing.


At LesMills BodyBalance you can enjoy movements from yoga, tai chi and pilates. It is your personal timeout of daily life and ensures a healthy body and mind. You do simple and safe yoga movements to make your body stronger and more flexible. Checking breathing is part of all movements and the instructor gives options for starting participants.