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Join us: 5th birthday & Open Door Day on 28 June 2015

Sampoorna photo Aug 2013 (4)Our studio is 5 years old, come and celebrate!

Open Doors:vTomorrow Sunday 28 June from 11:00-18:00

Free yoga classes:

Hatha yoga (all levels, 60 minutes):  12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30


Meditation & mantra chanting (45 minutes):  15:00

Special offers: 

Start of sales of the Summer Pass* = unlimited yoga in July-August for 130 euro !

On all other passes, student rate for everyone.

If you purchase a Summer Pass at the Open Doors you can start to use it immediately (=  2 days extra!)

If you purchase a Summer Pass your regular pass can be stopped for July-August.

See you there tomorrow 🙂

Place: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, 40 Rue du Houblon/ Hopstraat, 1000 Brussels.

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Yoga teaching schedule – Summer 2015

Hi Brussels yogins,

Sampoorna_Yoga_Studio_ReceptionI’d like to share my Summer schedule with you, I’m teaching regularly in the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in July & a few times in August as well.

Teaching in the EU Council will continue until 23 July.

All classes are suitable for all levels, 90′ class:

  • Tuesday 7 July: 7 PM
  • Wednesday 8 July: 6PM
  • Saturday 11 July: 10:30AM
  • Monday 13 July: 6PM
  • Tuesday 14 July: 7PM
  • Friday 17 July: 6PM
  • Tuesday 28 July: 7PM
  • 4 August: 7PM
  • 11 August: 7PM

Place: Rue du Houblon/ Hopstraat 40, 1000 Brussels

Price: 17€ per class -or 130€ for unlimited classes July/ August or student prices for all other formulas

I wish you a wonderful Summer with lots of ‘zenitude’ and yoga for your wellbeing.

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Single & double leg lifts (all levels)

Single leg lifts improve the flexibility  of the hamstring and calf muscles, which in turn helps prepare for the stretching of the back muscles in the various forward bending asanas.
Double leg lifts provide abdominal strength, which is needed for many asanas, such as Sirshasana (HEADSTAND). Leg lifts are done after the Surya Namaskara.

After having done Surya Namaskara, do single left lifts, then double leg lifts. 

Step by step: single leg lifts

  1. Lie flat on your back with you legs together, feet are flexed, arms are by your sides, hands flat on the floor.
  2. You neck is nice & long, bring your chin slightly into your chest.
  3. Inhale and raise the right leg up to 90°, keep the left leg straight and on the floor.
  4. Exhale lower the right leg to the floor.
  5. Repeat with the left leg.
  6. Repeat both legs 5 to 10 times.

Keep your knees straight, your feet flexed, your tailbone on the floor (don’t lift the pelvis of the floor).

AmbikaYoga_50Step by step: double leg lifts

  1. Lie flat on your back with you legs together, feet are flexed, arms are by your sides, hands flat on the floor.
  2. You neck is nice & long, bring your chin slightly into your chest.
  3. Inhale and raise the both legs up to 90°.
  4. Exhale lower both legs to the floor..
  5. Repeat 5 to 10 times.

If you have lower back issues, bring your arms slightly under your body & your hands under your buttocks (palms facing the floor, keep the arms straight).

If you have strong abdominal muscles: you can bring your hands under the head, interlacing your fingers, keep your elbows on the floor.

After leg lifts, you relax for a couple of breaths in Savasana.

<<<=== Surya Namaskara (SUN SALUTATIONS)  ===>>> Continue with the Sirshasana (HEADSTAND)

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2015 Brussels Yoga Mala : 108 Sun Salutations for charity

Om dear yogin,

yoga mala 2015Have you registered for the 2015 Brussels Yoga Mala yet?

Do (1 or more, up to ) 108 sun salutations to celebrate summer and raise funds for charity, on 13 June 2015 at the Autoworld Museum (Cinquantenaire). We’ll be a (hopefully) huge group of Brussels’ yogins creating beautiful energy for a local charity.

This year the donations will go to local charity “Serve the City Brussels“.

To register, follow these 2 simple steps:

  1. Pay your entrance fee to the autoworld (€2) + a minimum donation of €10 to this bank account: BE85 0357 3874 8506
  2. Send an email to Brussels Yoga Mala with your name and contact details.
    1. You will receive a confirmation by email.

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4 more days this week: early morning yoga challenge

Sampoorna photo Aug 2013 (4)Do join us and feel bright & light after participating to 1 (or several) early morning yoga classes this week at Sampoorna Yoga Studio, followed by a free vegan porridge and fruit breakfast !

4 more days: from 2 to 5 June, 7-8 AM

40, Rue du Houblon / Hopstraat, 1000 Brussels