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Sivananda yoga classes in Brussels


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Teaching schedule June/ July 2018

_MG_2151We’re already almost Summer ! This first half year has passed so quickly.  Check out my schedule until August:

Hopefully we’ll meet in class(es), or otherwise in the new school year.

FYI: in case you are pregnant, please inform me prior to attending the class, you can participate without a problem, but I’ll need to point out some alternatives forPranayama, the sun salutations, as well as for some asanas.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Join the Brussels Yoga Mala 2018: 108 Sun Salutations for charity

Since 2010, a bunch of very motivated yogins in Brussels organize the Yoga Mala around the Summer Solstice. All participants donate some money and all the proceeds go to a charity. Why 108 ? Good question, Shiva Rea has written a beautiful article about it, read it here.

So please join in on Sunday morning, 17 June 2018, as the Yoga community comes together for the 9th time in a celebration of the unity of Yoga to raise money for charity (cause still to be decided).

As we welcome the Summer Solstice let us offer our gratitude to life by saluting and honouring the Sun. We will practice a Yoga Mala, a prayer in motion of 108 rounds of Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations).

Sun Salutations_Sivananda YogaThe practice will be a meditative flow, and whether we as individuals are able to do 1 or 108 rounds, the importance lies in our participation and intention – as a collective we will complete the Mala. There will be different teachers leading the rounds of Surya Namaskar, the practice is the Sivananda Hatha Yoga tradition.

Being there together in a spirit of loving-kindness, peace and joy is what it’s all about. And who knows what wonders will come from that…

The event is family-friendly, so children, partners and grandparents are warmly welcome. There will be Yoga for kids in parallel with the Mala, and other fun activities. Tea and biscuits for after!

You can also make a difference, so come and make it happen together with the Brussels’ yoga community.

Practical information:
Date: Sunday 17 June 2018
Time: 10h30 until approximately 12h00
Venue: Autoworld Museum Mezzanine, Cinquantenaire Park
Cost: EUR 2 Museum entrance fee, plus a donation for charity. The suggested donation is at least EUR 10, but we appeal to everyone to give what they can.
What to bring: yoga mat, bottle of water, open heart and lots of energy!
Like the Facebook page & join the event.

To register please send an email with your name and contact details and pay your entrance fee & donation into this bank account: 035-7387485-06 (IBAN: BE85 0357 3874 8506). Upon payment you will receive a registration confirmation by email.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help either on the day or in preparations please let us know via that email address as well !

Check out the Sivananda hatha yoga Sun Salutations here:


“O nourishing sun,

Solitary traveller, controller,

Source of life for all creatures, spread your light

And subdue your dazzling splendour

So that I may see your blessed Self.

Even that very Self am I!”

Isha Upanishad 16


Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Ayurveda workshops & consultations in Brussels

SusanPulleySusan Pulley will come to Brussels for a few interesting workshops on Ayurveda (literally: “the science of life”) and private consultations.

About Susan Pulley: she moved to the Netherlands to teach for the Academy of Ayurvedic Studies in 2008. Shortly after, she founded Atma Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic wellness clinic offering nutrition consultations and Ayurvedic therapies.

Check out the workshops:

  • Private consultations on 2, 3 & 4 February
  • Workshop 1: Discover your digestive type (Feb 03 from 2-5PM)
  • Workshop 2: 10 essential habits of Ayurveda (Feb 04 from 2-5PM)

Location: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, in Brussels

Read more about Ayurveda: WebMD, Yoga Journal, Chopra.com, Atma Ayurveda

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Join this workshop: yoga for beginners with Eknath

EknathDear beginning yogi, please join the wonderful teacher Eknath in Sampoorna Yoga Studio this coming weekend for a full immersion in yoga for beginners.

During this workshop, you’ll move through a traditional Sampoorna Hatha Yoga class in slow motion. The class will zoom into the details of each pose (asana) to learn to practice the physical aspect of yoga safely. Furthermore, you’ll explore a few simple breathing exercises (pranayama) and look into some basic principles of Yoga philosophy.

No previous experience is required. This workshop is suitable for everyone regardless of your level of fitness, weight, health condition, age, etc.

Date & time: Sunday 21 January 2018, from 2-5PM.
PlaceSampoorna Yoga Studio,40 Rue du Houblon, 1000 Brussels

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Open Door Day: free yoga classes at Sampoorna Yoga Studio on 13/01/2018

_MG_2010Start the New Year with Yoga!
Come and put your New Year’s intention to practice – discover the yoga studio, try different types of classes, enjoy healthy snacks and tea, and meet other yogis.
Doors open from 9:30 to 18:00. FREE of charge. No mandatory pre-registration, just come along!

Schedule of FREE classes:

  • 10:00-11:00 Hatha Yoga
  • 12:00-13:00 Mantra Chanting
  • 13:30-14:30 Yin & Yang Yoga 
  • 15:00-16:00 Yin Yoga
  • 16:30-17:30 Restorative Yoga and Hatha Yoga (2 classes) 

Free Kids & Family Yoga:

Note: it’s necessary to register for the kids & family classes in advance as the number of places is limited; registrations online 

Special offer available only during the Open Doors (1 pass per person): Buy 10 get 15 => get 5 extra classes for free when you purchase a 10-lesson pass. 

We recommend to take public transport or your bicycle to come to the Open Doors! There is a bicycle parking in front. Info on public transport.

More info about Sampoorna Yoga Studio.

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Prenatal yoga classes in Brussels with Layakari

Layakari

For pregnant yoginis, your pregnancy is a great and unique moment to reconnect with your body and your intuition, and yoga can help you with that. Prenatal yoga classes with my colleague and friend Layakari are an adaptation of the basic Sivananda class for pregnancy special needs. In this way the future mum can benefit of the physical aspect of yoga, as well as preparing breath and mind for labor. In the classes you will learn the following:

  • Connecting with deep resources of strength and energy, with the baby and the pregnancy
  • Postural alignmentreleasing stress, tension and fatigue
    Control of the breath and breathing techniques
  • Stretching and strengthening
  • Preparing for labor
  • Relaxation

Practical info
IMPORTANT: Prenatal yoga students should have passed the first trimester to start with the lessons !
Timing: Wednesday 9:30 – 10:45 AM
Location: Sampoorna Yoga Studio 40 Rue du Houblon, 1000 Brussels

Special event on 27/01/2018 at Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels, with Layakari: workshop ‘Adapting your yoga practice during your pregnancy’, more info

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Join my yoga classes as from January 2018

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Bhujangasana – Cobra pose

Happy 2018. Happy New Yoga Year 🙂 May it bring love & joy to you, as well as lots of yoga!  To prepare for the new year ahead, I like to reflect on my favorite people and moments of the year before. For the new year, I promised myself to practice as well as teach yoga as often as possible.

Yoga is such a wonderful ‘tool’ as I like to call it: as it helps you to take good care of oneself. So if you want to simply try a class, renew your practice or continue your ongoing practice, feel free to join my classes this year.

JANUARY 2018
Thursday, 04/01 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
Saturday, 06/01 – 10:00AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
Saturday, 06/01 – 11:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes class
Thursday, 11/01 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
FREE Saturday,  13/01 as from 10AM, at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes classes (open door day)
Thursday, 18/01 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
Saturday, 20/01 – 10:00AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
Saturday, 20/01 – 11:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes class
Thursday, 25/01 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
Saturday, 27/01 – 10:00AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
Saturday, 27/01 – 11:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes class

PS: if you would like an in-company yoga class at lunchtime, feel free to contact me for more details.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति