Fri 14 Dec | Once a Month | Extra Long Hot Class

Monthly Hot Masters

With Yoga Moves Hot Yoga Team

Monthly 90 minute classes to finetune your hot yoga practice. Join for your class card. Make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time as space is limited.

Fri 14 Dec | 11.00-12.30 |  Back Bending with Hilary Brown
Back bending is the fountain of youth! It helps us reduce the stress of gravity in the body, wakes us up and helps our spine stay free from tension. Some people love and some hate back bending…either way, its a good idea to understand some principles of back bending and to learn how to open your body parts to allow your whole back, shoulders, hips and legs to open to the unknown…esp when falling backwards.


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About the teachers

Hilary Anne Brown

Hilary Anne Brown is the founder of Yoga Moves, which she opened in Utrecht in the summer of 2001. A native Californian, Hilary has studied and practiced many forms of yoga, healing arts, massage & bodywork and dance since the early 1980s. She has yoga teaching certificates in Iyengar, Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa (Prana) Flow, and is recognized as an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) since 2006. She has studied with numerous known and unknown yogis to whom she is ever grateful.

Hilary teaches a lyrical form of vinyasa yoga, a fluid but precise, dynamic yet relaxed method that incorporates the breath as a focus of moving meditation. She teaches with sensitivity and strength, letting you discover what yoga can bring to your life in a real and tangible ways. Breath is always a theme in her work, but equally understanding and feeling what you are doing. Alignment is a key ingredient and joy a natural outcome of her teaching. Sometimes you will laugh, cry or dance in her classes! Hilary is a committed yogi that helps her students take a step closer to themselves.

“.. it is rare to find a Vinyasa teacher with solid experience and true wisdom, who can introduce new technical material, while at the same time guide her students to surrender into the depth of breath and the pleasure of flow.” Gayle Olson, Exotic Yoga Retreats

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Janneke Schuurman

Janneke discovered yoga in her early twenties, as a way to balance intense sports and to recover from sports related injuries. Only 15 years later, when trying to combine an intense corporate career and being a mother, yoga became a more integral part of her life.

She discovered her love for teaching by accident when she joined the Hot Yoga Teacher training at Yoga Moves. She has been teaching ever since, with passion and joy. Janneke completed the Hot Yoga and the Yoga Moves Vinyasa Teacher Training at Yoga Moves. She regularly participates in workshops by different international teachers to deepen her understanding of her own practice and the art of teaching.

Janneke loves to create a safe environment, where you can find your own balance between strength and softness. Her classes are focused on the breath and body awareness, finding the pose that works for your body every time you step on the mat. Her teaching style is lighthearted but at the same time grounded and grounding.

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Serge Garnier

“Fall  down 7 times, stand up 8”…this Japanese saying summarizes Serge’s philosophy of life and his approach to yoga. After 15 years of very diverse professional experiences (working in the banking and jewellery industry for instance) and 12 years of yoga practice all around the world (Bikram Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin…), Serge decided to start teaching yoga and share the many lessons learnt on the winding road of life. Serge discovered the Moksha/Modo Yoga (Hot Hatha) series in Montréal in June 2011 and fell instantly connected to it and subsequently attended the teacher training in February 2014 in Los Angeles.
He deeply believes in the benefits and the transformation for the body and the mind of a regular Hot Yoga Practice. His teaching style is fun, accessible for everyone and with his special French touch.
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Vera Kaye

Vera’s first yoga class was around 2002, during her theatre studies. The focus was keeping the performers’ body in shape and able to sing, dance and act in a wide variety of theatre performances and shows. That changed after an intense period of dealing with injury after taking a fall. She took her first hot yoga class and was hooked. Practicing yoga was a fantastic way of figuring out how to deal with the new physical state in a healthy way in order to heal.

With the intensified practice came awareness of the importance of alignment. It revealed patterns and habits, some not so constructive (anymore) or even destructive in the long run. A great opportunity to do something about it! Results of that process quickly started to show on mental and emotional levels as well, on and off the mat, in daily life. Confronting as it was, sticking with it brought freedom and kindness. Freedom to leave distractions for what they are. Kindness to smile at being a clumsy, imperfect, perfect human being.

Having been a teacher for years (physical education and sports, outdoor sports, theatre) it was a logical next step to combine her love for yoga with that other old flame: teaching. Vera enjoys working on technique and detail to find the best version of every posture for every body. Join her classes to practice being shamelessly, perfectly imperfect and to have a sense of humour about it.

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