Our students are loving the classes and guidance we offer. Don't just take our word for it! Hear what our students have to say about their experiences with yoga classes at Happy Hippiez Yoga & Yoga Madeira.
"I am very enthusiastic about the yoga classes at Happy Hippiez Yoga. Desirée has a positive and serene energy and appearance. Her expertise and enthusiasm inspires the group and motivates you to step out of your comfort zone to grow. She pays individual attention to everyone in the group and creates connection. After every lesson I feel energetic and balanced. Thank you, Desirée!"
- Cleo, The Netherlands
English translation: "I really enjoy the yoga classes at Happy Hippiez. The guidance is superb and there is a loving energy. I feel very comfortable, even though yoga is still quite new and challenging for me. The yoga teacher, Desi, is visibly passionate and shines every time. She likes to cook and bake and often brings homemade tea and vegan pastries. Here you can taste the love, which I think is really cool and inspiring! All this together makes that I enjoy going to classes. But also certainly because of the wonderfully calm and relaxed feeling it gives afterwards."
Original Dutch review: "Ik geniet ontzettend van de yogalessen bij Happy Hippiez. De begeleiding is super en er hangt een liefdevolle energie. Ik voel me erg op mijn gemak, ondanks dat yoga voor mij nog vrij nieuw en uitdagend is. De yogadocent, Desi, is zichtbaar gepassioneerd en straalt elke keer weer. Ze kookt en bakt graag en brengt vaker zelfgemaakte thee en vegan gebakjes mee. Hier proef je de liefde in, wat ik echt te gek en inspirerend vind! Dit allemaal samen maakt dat ik met veel plezier naar de lessen ga. Maar ook zeker door het heerlijk rustige en ontspannen gevoel dat het na afloop geeft."
- Joëlle, The Netherlands
"I felt instantly embraced in this yoga practice, where they not only understood my back pain but also ensured a back-friendly yoga experience. Their exceptional attention made me feel truly included. The unique energy they provided, along with cake and tea, set them apart and made them superior to other yoga practices."
- Carlos, Mexico
English translation: "So very nice! Working out and yet being able to relax completely. Desiree guides very well and makes it a wonderful lesson every time!"
Original Dutch review: "Zó ontzettend fijn! Sporten en toch helemaal tot rust komen. Desiree begeleidt heel goed en maakt er elke keer weer een heerlijke les van!"
- Angelique, Netherlands
"Knowing Desiree and her wonderful project Happy Hippiez has changed my mind and my body in many ways:) She is an incredible teacher and always smiling and transmiting good vibes. Since I started I am very motivated and every week I can’t wait to attend my class:) I definitely recommend it."
- Candela, Spain
"My first yoga class ever and I surprised myself. Didn't know I was even slightly flexible. I thought yoga was very interesting and I started by myself. A week ago I took my first class and I met Desirée. I think your connection with a teacher is very important if you want to grow. Today I'm taking my second class at Happy Hippiez and I can't wait.
Definitely recommend it!".
- Noor, Belgium
"I love going to yoga with Desiree! It is always relaxing and challenging in all the good ways for body and mind. The guidance is really helpful and the atmosphere is welcoming. She is teaching in a respectful and kind way and at the end we always sit together and have a cup of warm tea. Desiree is making an effort to accommodate everyone with their needs. If you are looking for a yoga studio in Maastricht, this is a great place I would recommend a lot. Namaste".
- Hannah, Germany
English translation: "I have come to experience yoga very differently through Desiree's classes. Her enthusiasm and cheerfulness (she is just a wonderful person with a nice positive vibe) has ensured that I am challenged every lesson. In other classes I took before, I felt little to no stretch. Because she sees everyone as a unique individual, she noticed that I could do more. She started to challenge me, and now I really feel that Yoga is very good for my body because of the right stretch. It's always great to go to Desiree's yoga class! Grateful for this. Namaste Linda"
Original Dutch review: "Ik ben yoga heel anders gaan ervaren door de lessen van Desiree. Haar enthousiasme en vrolijkheid (als persoon is ze gewoon een heerlijk mens met een fijne positieve vibe) heeft er voor gezorgd dat ik iedere les weer uitgedaagd wordt. Bij andere lessen die ik hiervoor volgde, voelde ik geen tot weinig stretch. Omdat zij iedereen als uniek individu ziet, merkte ze op dat ik meer kon. Ze begon me uit te dagen, en nu voel ik pas echt dat Yoga heel goed is voor mijn lijf door de juiste stretch. Het is gewoon altijd super fijn om naar de yoga les van Desiree te gaan! Dankbaar hiervoor. Namasté Linda"
- Linda, The Netherlands
English translation: "Since October 2021 I have been following weekly hot yoga classes from Desirée. What a great form of yoga and what a great, energetic, spontaneous and above all skilled yoga teacher. Desirée teaches super enthusiastically and therefore you will be able to go one step further, but not too far. I can't wait for my next lesson, lovely!"
Original Dutch review: "Sinds okt 2021 volg ik elke week hot yoga bij Desirée. Wat een geweldige vorm van yoga en wat een geweldige, energieke, spontane en vooral kundige yoga docente. Desirée geeft super enthousiast les en weet je daarmee telkens een stapje verder maar niet té ver te laten gaan. Ik kan niet wachten op mijn volgende les, heerlijk!"
- Esther, The Netherlands
"I only started to really feel the effects of Yoga in my body and mind once I started taking classes at Happy Hippiez Yoga. With all the different Yoga styles available from easy flow to intense Ashtanga, you always get what you need. The skilled and experienced teacher Desirée knows exactly how to challenge you, no matter where you are in your journey. Really love the personal guidance, even in a group setting. Really recommend to try out!"
- Mohammad, The Netherlands
English translation: "Desirée's pregnancy yoga workshop was a very nice moment to really reflect on the pregnancy in all the daily hustle and bustle. Various poses were done in preparation for childbirth, which are also good for someone who has never done yoga before. Desirée has a very calming and open energy and leaves a lot of space to share your own experience, and adapts the workshop to this, so that it feels very personal. I am very happy that I had this moment in my pregnancy."
Original Dutch review: "De zwangerschapsyoga workshop van Desirée was een heel fijn moment om echt even stilstaan bij de zwangerschap in alle dagelijkse drukte. Er werden verschillende poses ter voorbereiding op de bevalling gedaan, die ook voor iemand die nog nooit yoga heeft gedaan goed te doen of aan te passen zijn. Desirée heeft een hele rustgevende en open energie en laat veel ruimte om eigen ervaring te delen en gericht hierop de workshop aan te passen, zodat het heel persoonlijk voelt. Ik ben dan ook heel blij dat ik dit moment in mijn zwangerschap heb gehad."
- Sanne, The Netherlands
"Desiree was my first yoga teacher and I would highly recommend practicing with her. I liked that she often included breathwork excersices in her classes and that she went beyond teaching you the postures by also introducing the philosophy of yoga. Her positive energy motivates you when you are struggling, while her soothing voice guides your mind back to your body. For me what sets her apart is that she takes the time to get to know all her students. So you can expect a personal approach and adjustments even in a group lesson. You can truly feel her passion for teaching yoga and you will come out of her classes uplifted and inspired for your journey."
- Patricia, Belgium
"I was very excited when I found Desiree’s yoga classes in Maastricht. I really enjoyed her supportive group classes that even made me, a very new yogi, feel like I could master yoga. Doing private classes with her was one of the best things as she helped me with tools useful to cope with everyday stress. Will really miss her classes! Highly recommend her classes for everyone!"
- Amanda, Sweden
"I have participated in zoom yoga with Desiree for the past year. I have occasionally attended yoga classes in the past but this is my first time to do it on a regular weekly basis. It has been a wonderful experience thanks to Desiree as my instructor.
Her passion for the art of yoga is evident from her opening greeting to the close of practice. She is professional, knowledgeable and makes each class both challenging and rewarding. Her instructions are clear and she always checks in on the class to make recommendations for improving our posture. I have found the movements have improved my flexibility and she has done a wonderful job of adjusting and altering each practice to provide the class with the best possible experience. Now at 67 years old I am so glad to have experienced yoga with Desiree. I look forward to the classes.
I am especially impressed with Desiree’s language skills. Her English is perfect and I have experienced her moving between languages very effortlessly. What an extraordinary skill.
It is simply a pleasure to participate in a class with Desiree."
- Bill, United States
"What can be better than starting my day with Desiree’s smiling face and cheerful greeting? Practicing with her is truly one of my best yoga experiences. Now, approaching 70, I am so glad to have her with me. She has me doing more than I ever thought I could.
She is so accommodating, offers alternative choices for many poses and guides you gently through the practice. She is always professional, and I look forward to every class. She has also helped me get my husband involved and become a fan as well! Being able to use zoom to join the class is just "the icing on the cake”. Thank you Desiree."
- Chris, United States
"I thoroughly enjoy my yoga class with Desiree - at first I thought it would be too difficult but she has made adaptations to the class and now I am doing more than I ever thought I would be able to do. I also have a knee problem and she provides some alternative postures for me. Her instructions are very clear and she works with each individual to get the most of our session. And her smiles will ensure a good day!"
- Mary, United States
"Desiree was my first ever yoga instructor and she successfully made me fall in love with yoga. Her calming Vinyasa flow programme alongside with her peaceful and warm voice help me deal with anxiety and my day gets better immediately. Even though I was very hesitant in the beginning since I’ve never tried yoga before, now I cannot miss a class!"
- Anna, Cyprus
"I always really enjoyed Desiree's classes. She can see when you're struggling and provides extra guidance to get into the posture without hurting yourself. My yoga practice has become much better since I started taking her classes. She is also super kind!"
- Megan, The Netherlands
English translation: "Desiree's classes are easy to follow for everyone at any age. Desiree's yoga classes are gentle and loving. You feel the involvement and skill of an experienced yoga teacher. Relax and enjoy a lesson."
Original Dutch review: "De lessen van Desiree zijn goed te volgen voor iedereen van elke leeftijd. De yoga lessen van Desiree zijn zacht en liefdevol. Je voelt de betrokkenheid en kunde van een ervaren yogadocent. Ontspannen en genieten in een les."
- Jeanine, The Netherlands
"I love attending Happy Hippiez Yoga classes and now hate if I have to miss any sessions! It’s the perfect way to end a day of work during the week, and so good to start the weekend off right on a Saturday."
- Ellie, The U.K.
"I enjoy going to Happy Hippiez's yoga classes. A wonderful moment where you can completely relax. It is so nice to be able to take these classes with Desirée. She is very enthusiastic and has a certain calmness about her. I can recommend yoga at Happy Hippiez to everyone!"
- Aimée, The Netherlands
"Not only were the classes a lot of fun, the teacher was absolutely wonderful. My posture, well-being, and happiness improved greatly. Thank you!"
- Juliane, United States
"When coming to Maastricht I first was afraid to not have my established yoga routine anymore. I'm pretty happy that I found Desiree's classes, because she is my "new" routine and even adds new things to my practise. I really enjoy her classes, I enjoy the community she creates and that I can be a part of it."
- Patricia, Germany
"Being away from home and beloved ones can be hard, but Happy Hippiez Yoga classes are always welcoming and make me feel at home. Thanks to yoga my experience as a student leads me to a journey of all-round self-discovering."
- Martina, Italy
"Desirée is a professional and helpful yoga teacher. She gives really good classes with pleasant and calm explanations. Desirée has a great personality that certainly contributes to her relaxing classes! I am very enthusiastic about the classes I’ve followed at Happy Hippiez, would definitely recommend her as a yoga teacher!"
- Olivia, The Netherlands
"Took another nice yoga class with Desiree this afternoon. I feel more flexible and full of energy again. I'm already looking forward to the next lesson."
- Marjon, The Netherlands
"Practice yoga it’s an amazing experience! The benefits are countless. In particular for students it’s a great opportunity to relax and get in touch with ourselves. My experience has been great and I highly recommend it!"
- Chiara, Italy