What is Yoga?

Yoga is a practice born in India which spread alongside traditional medicine. Around 2000 years ago, the spiritual Indian wise man Patanjali, summarized the philosophy and practice of Yoga into a book called the Yoga Sutras. He introduced techniques to liberate ourselves from the sufferings created by the fluctuations of the mind and unify the body and mind through physical exercises and meditation.

Today there are many different styles of Yoga. It is often difficult for most people to get their head around it! The oldest type is Hatha Yoga, the style RechargeMe Yoga follows, and is composed of a large part of physical exercises (asanas) and breathing. It is therapeutic and designed to improve general health, fitness, strength and flexibility to allow the body to remain static for long periods of concentration. By reducing pain, strengthening the body, and breathing more consciously, the yoga practice helps to be more present and to quieten the mind in order to be more focused, calm, creative and efficient.

What is Meditation?

RechargeMe Yoga follows Vipassana Meditation technique and ONLY.

What is Vipassana?

Mr. S. N. Goenka: Vipassana is an objective observation of the functioning of the mind-body phenomenon from moment to moment. It is ‘Yathābhūta jñāna darśanam‘ i.e. wisdom of realisation of the truth as it is. Vipassana Meditation is a technique to observe the reality about oneself objectively, at the experiential level; to observe it “AS IT IS”, not just as it appears to be.

What is the differences between Vipassana Meditation and other meditation techniques?

Vipassana makes a deep surgical operation; it takes out complexes from the depth of the mind. Other techniques only give a veneer to the surface of the mind.

How big are your classes?

We don’t like classes that are bursting at the seams and our little studio doesn’t either. Our classes will never be more than ten people, to ensure our teachers can offer the best level of support and none of our students feel overlooked.

Do you have showers and changing rooms?

No, we don’t. There are two toilets on the floor, and in the studio we have a folding dressing screen that can be used for changing the clothes.

How do I prepare for class?

You should not eat at least two hours prior to class, having food on your stomach is not recommended.

Should I bring a mat, towel or water?

There is no need to bring your own mat unless you wish to do so, but it is required to have a towel. Water in class is optional, please notice that glass bottles are not permitted for safety.

What should I wear to class?

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement.

When should I arrive for class?

Please arrive between 5-10 minutes before the class start time.

What if I am running late?

There is no late entry for student once class begins.

I'm a beginner, which class should I attend?

Our classes are all suitable for all levels, and our instructors will support you throughout if you are new to exercise. If you want to discuss your level and options please feel free to reach out to us by phone or email.

I'm pregnant, which classes are suitable for me?

Our Gentle Flow Yoga class is suitable for prenatal and postnatal periods. We ask that women less than 12 weeks pregnant do not attend classes.

What if I am not flexible enough?

There is no need to be flexible to practice yoga, we practice yoga in order to become more flexible. You will progress gradually if you practice it regularly.

Is there a parking garage?

Yes, Parking Hofplein, the cost is 4 euros per hour.

All ages and experience levels are welcome!

Individual adjustments and attention are given to target and benefit everyone.