Yoga styles

Explore and learn

At Delight Yoga, we offer four main styles of yoga: astanga, yin, hatha and vinyasa. On the schedule you will also find styles that are derived from these main styles or that are a combination of styles.

Furthermore, we offer a few special styles: astanga mysore, prenatal, yoga basics and meditation. To familiarise yourself with the different styles and to make sure you will find a class that suits you best, please check out the style descriptions below. Delight Yoga offers yoga for different levels of experience, from beginners to advanced. All classes that are indicated as Beginner classes on the schedule, are appropriate for beginners (sounds logical, right?).

It is also possible as a beginner to take part in the classes that have a label ‘all levels’. These are classes which are not aimed at beginners because some more advanced postures will be introduced, but when you're comfortable enough you're always welcome to join. Advanced classes are best suited for yogis with more experience.

If you are not sure about what class or level to choose, you can always ask our hosts in the studios to help you pick the right one.
You can also inform about our intakes to develop a custom program together with an expert.

Yoga Style - Astanga Led

Astanga Led

This Astanga Led class is guided by the teacher in the traditional way, working slowly, steadily and with focus, inviting participants into their own delightful yoga experience. You will learn the first part of the sequence of postures of the Primary Series of the Astanga Vinyasa Yoga System, at a moderate pace.

Yoga Style - Astanga Mysore (Beginners)

Astanga Mysore (Beginners)

The transmission of this tradition has always been from one person to another, in an intuitive, receptive and guiding relationship. The practice will be taught one-on-one as a self-practice within the supportive context of community. No experience or prior knowledge of the sequence is required, just some curiosity and a willingness to learn.

Yoga Style - Hatha

Hatha

Hatha Yoga is a more traditional yoga method that would include Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting and Mudra. The emphasis in Hatha Yoga is on a holistic practice that balances body, energy and mind. Many aspects of a traditional yoga practice are incorporated in this class.

Yoga Style - Meditation

Meditation

Meditation is an important part of yoga. In fact, traditionally, the physical yoga practice (or asana) was a purification and preparation for meditation. There are many yoga meditation techniques that one can learn, and we offer a variety of choices: Mindfulness Meditation, Awareness Meditation, Loving Kindness Meditation, Relaxation Meditation (Yoga Nidra) & Mantra Meditation.

Yoga Style - Mysore Program

Mysore Program

The Mysore Program is a method of practice for the Astanga Yoga sequence, a series of postures connected by purposeful movement, breath and attention. This is the traditional method for learning Astanga, which allows one-on-one instruction from the teacher. Practitioners come in and work at their own pace and ability with the teacher's supervision.

Yoga Style - Pranayama

Pranayama

Pranayama classes offer a set of simple breathing techniques which help to cleanse and stabilizing body and mind. With a regular Pranayama practise, more vital energy is made available for the body and mind. The breath begins to flow more freely, providing access to deeper states of meditation.

Yoga Style - Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga gives you the opportunity to embrace your changing body and supports this process by practising meditation and yoga postures, in combination with breathing- and relaxation exercises and specific poses that can be used during delivery.

Yoga Style - Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga

In this Restorative Yoga class props, like blocks and bolsters, will be used to support you in the postures. This class is great if you are new to yoga, prefer a calmer, more grounding practice or like to work deeply and learn how to use props to help you relax into poses. This class is also suitable if you are healing from an injury, are dealing with stress or burn out or have been travelling a lot. 

Yoga Style - Special classes

Special classes

Yoga has so many more qualities than just the physical practice on the mat (asana). You may have experienced some magic during a class, leaving energized and relaxed and with a feeling of more spaciousness. But in fact, this magical feeling can stay with you when you take the practice with you off the mat.

Yoga Style - Vinyasa

Vinyasa

Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic and fun flow class, with a variation of asanas to strengthen body and mind. Vinyasa means 'connection of movement and breath'. Through the use of creative sequences of asanas, the teacher will prepare you for more advanced postures like arm balances, hip openers and backbends.

Yoga Style - Yin

Yin

In a Yin Yoga class postures are held for 3-5 minutes, while the muscles are relaxed so that the connective tissue in the body is stimulated. Yin Yoga combines the knowledge of Hatha Yoga with Chinese Medicine's meridians, Taoist philosophy and Buddhist meditation techniques. Yin Yoga has a positive effect on your organs, immune system, muscles and joints.

Yoga Style - Yin Yang

Yin Yang

A Yin Yang Yoga class focuses on relaxing (Yin) and strengthening (Yang). It is a class in which you are both physically challenged and completely relaxed. Where the Yang (Vinyasa) part will focus on strengthening the muscles, the Yin part will focus on relaxing them completely.

Yoga Style - Yoga Basics

Yoga Basics

Yoga Basics is a safe, positive and empowering experience for both students with no experience as well as the seasoned practitioner who wants to review technical principles. Building on the foundation of safe alignment, you cultivate strength, flexibility and stamina so you can evolve to a more vigorous and challenging practice.