Happy Buddha Aruba (HBA) was founded in 2013 by fitness-guru-turned-yogi Corinne Voermans. She operated out of a makeshift studio until 2015, which marked the opening of her new studio, situated on a 66,700-square-foot piece of private property in Palm Beach.
The studio’s main yoga shala is a truly inspired space, featuring a vaulted ceiling and wooden floors. The new studio is surrounded by a serene tropical garden that is home to melodious local birds.
HBA is the first and only yoga studio on the island to offer Hot Yoga, which enjoys an impressive following.
Corinne and her team are also proud to offer a number of other yoga classes, including options for teens and kids.
For those entirely new to yoga, Corinne offers a Foundation Course, which covers the eight limbs of yoga.
HBA goes well beyond yoga, challenging both locals and tourists to consider all aspects of wellness. A mindful eating workshop series explores plant-based eating, and a detox and health coach training program is even offered. A special personal development course (delivered exclusively in Spanish) teaches students how to reach their highest potential.
Corinne also offers counseling through her Rebalance program, relying on an integrated approach of psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral change, and meditation techniques.
Last but not least HBA hosts an annual Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training presented by Fred Busch.