Sivananda yoga classes in Brussels & online


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Accessible yoga training & certificate

20190707_212439Last week I was lucky to be able to attend a 5 day training with the wonderful teacher Lakshmi Sutter in the Sivananda yoga ashram nearby Orleans, France. We were taught many aspects of less able bodied people, their challenges, but mostly all their possibilities to practice yoga on a physical, mental & spiritual level. There was a fun & interested group of fellow yoga teachers from different backgrounds and places taking the course. We all had our own reasons to follow the course, but the intention in general was to be able to bring to more people the benefits of yoga. At the end of the training I obtained my certificate for further training (63 hours). I’m looking forward to teach the accessible training where needed, so feel free to contact me for inquiries.

More info about Accessible Yoga conferences and trainings

Some photos of the training & the delicious sattvic & vegan food in the ashram:

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

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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

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Join the Acroyoga Flying Therapeutics Workshop

haein-acroyogaAcroYoga blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community.

Workshop Description :
Immerse yourself in the realm of the healing arts. This workshop is an invitation to deepen your relationship to yourself, your fellow students and to the practice of AcroYoga. This workshop will be focusing on the relaxing, rejuvenating and healing practices of Thai massage and Flying Therapeutic. Starting with Asana sequence that teaches basic body mechanics and has a focus on self-love cultivation, in preparation for the dance of Thai massage. The massage techniques learned on the floor are then translated to the flying work, using the element of gravity to amplify the healing flow of prana. Often, we will work in teams of three for safety and support, and everyone will have the opportunity to base and fly, give and receive. This training also offers invaluable tools for yoga teachers, massage therapists and energy workers who wish to develop a new dimension of healing touch for students or clients.

Open to all levels of ability and there’s no need to come with a partner.

About the instructor Haein Cho
Originally from South Korea, Haein grew up in Auroville, spiritual community in South India. She’s a certified Watsu & massage therapist and as well as Yoga & Level 2 Acro yoga instructor. Haein shares AcroYoga as a practice that is available for every body, age, and ability, aiming to support all beings through movement, connection, and play. With a background in Aquatic body work, she brings in a unique softness in her Acro Yoga practice with fine balance between effortless movement and body control. She shares her passion in form of retreat or workshop or a class or in festivals and conventions in Mexico, Peru, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Greece, India, Korea, and Taiwan. www.movingyogis.com 

Date/ time: Saturday 2 December at 14:00-17:00

Price: 45€ 

Location: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Brussels-Center

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Introductory workshop: learn how to teach a yoga class for children

yoga kikaJoin the workshop « Le Yoga de Kika » (4 hours introduction to children’s yoga)

Objectives:

  • Learn how to teach a yoga class for children, based on the book “Le Yoga de Kika”.
  • Explore the benefits of yoga and breathing techniques
  • Practice the 14 postures of the book and the 4 relaxation stories
  • Observe, discuss, prepare and co-teach a children’s yoga class with the book

Who should attend this workshop ?

  • Open to everyone: educators, healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, parents and grandparents

What will you receive ?

  • 4 hours of practical, hands-on children’s yoga and relaxation
  • the book “Le Yoga de Kika” to introduce yoga to your children immediately! 

About the book
Le Yoga de Kika is a wonderfully entertaining and educational guide to discovering the benefits of yoga aimed at children. The heroine of the book, 6 years old Kika, guides children through a simple sequence of postures as they discover how yoga can help them relax and bring well-being to their daily lives. Delightful illustrations full of humor accompany the child as she unwinds in the company of Kika.

When: Sunday 26 November 2017, at 14:00-18:00
Where: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, rue du Houblon/ Hopstraat 40, 1000 Brussels
Price: 65 € (including the book “Le Yoga de Kika”)
Language: the workshop will be given in French (clarifications in English are possible)

To register, please send an email to Ulrike (cc:  Sampoorna ), and you will receive payment instructions by email.

More information on the Sampoorna site.

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Join the headstand workshop on 4 June 2017

AmbikaYoga_14Learn to do the headstand safely and correctly!

Sampoorna Yoga Studio organises Sunday Special classes, on the first Sunday of each month: these are long hatha yoga classes focusing on a specific theme.

This month (4 June) the theme is HEADSTAND (Sirshasana)

You’ll do exercises that prepare and strengthen the areas required for headstand, and practice the full posture step by step, learning to do it safely and correctly.

This workshop is not suitable for complete beginners.

Place: Sampoorna Yoga Studio

Price: 25€, or one tick in your yoga pass plus 5€


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Join a beginner’s yoga workshop in the Sampoorna Yoga Studio

Kick-start your practice and discover yoga beyond physical postures!

We’ll go through a basic hatha yoga class in slow motion learning the details of each pose to practice yoga correctly and safely. We also explore some basic breathing exercises (pranayama) and get an introduction to the principles and philosophy of yoga.

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

Where: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, rue du Houblon/ Hopstraat 40, 1000 Brussels
When:
Saturday 20 May at 14:00-17:00
Price: 45€ (students/unemployed 35€)
Teachers: Hanna & Devananda


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Some impressions of the latest juicing workshop

20170318-juicingOn 18 March I organised a slow juicing & smoothie workshop in collaboration with Sampoorna Yoga studio. The wonderful Sophie Claeys of the Yoga Bar hosted the workshop in her spacious kitchen and 7 other lovely ladies joined in.

There were 2 slow juicers (JazzMax) and one Vitamix blender working overtime to make the fabulous creations concocted by the attendees. One juice after the other was churned out slowly & deliberately, one more tasty than the other… as it’s all about finding the balance between the right amount of sweet & more tangy or bitter vegetables and fruits as well as the added boosters & kicks as my inspirator Kris Carr calls them.

  • If you wish to organise a slow juicing & smoothie workshop at your home, simply drop me a note. I organise them for groups as from 6 people.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

 


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Sunday special at Sampoorna Yoga studio: Sun Salutations

ramdas-ssAt Sampoorna Yoga Studio, thes Sunday Special classes, on the first Sunday of each month, are long hatha yoga classes focusing on a specific theme.

In March, the month when Springs starts, we attempt to bring out the sun more often, so the focus will be on the Sun Salutation and its variations. Teacher Ramdas will create a challenging full-body workout with the sun salutation flow, toning and stretching and strengthening all muscles – you’ll have fun in the process.

Date/ time: Sunday 5 March, 1-3PM
Location: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, 40, Rue Du Houblonstraat, 1000 BXL
Price: 25€, or one tick in your yoga pass plus 5€

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Slow juicing & smoothie workshop in Brussels on 18 March 2017

Enjoy your fruits & vegetables in a whole new way!
On Saturday 18 March I organize a slow juicing & smoothie workshop with all organic ingredients.

 JAZZ MAXWant to learn about the art of juicing, making smoothies, preparing fresh organic pestos, purees, smoothies and more?
We will be using the JazzMax slow juicer & powerful Vitamix blender to make different delicacies. During the workshop you’ll discover the ins & outs of juicing and blending, which vegetable and fruit combinations work best, when to juice, how to prepare, how to clean, how to store. As well as how to make your own nut milk & butters, veggie spreads, pesto and smoothies.
Date & time: Saturday 18 March, 2-5PM
Location
: Jette, Brussels (exact address will be communicated upon your reservation)
Price: 40€
The price includes workshop, all organic ingredients, and the opportunity to buy a Jazz Max juicer with a special discount. 
Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Teaching a yoga and smoothies workshop in Accra (Ghana)

accra-shala-yogaAs written in a previous post, I’ll be travelling to Accra (Ghana) soon, where I’ll teach a charity yoga class on Saturday 29 September (the morning after my arrival with an evening flight, auch), more info here.

img_20131031_090210During the week I’ll also teach a 90′ Sivananda hatha yoga class in a different studio: Accra Shala Yoga, followed by 1 hour workshop to make and taste delicious & healthy smoothies. In Accra there are plenty of amazing fruits, nuts, Moringa powder and much more to create wonderful, filly, yummy smoothies to get a great start of your day. Sign up for the workshop directly with the studio. Please join if you’re around or tell your friends that are there.

Practical details:
Location: Accra yoga shala: Nii Armah Ollenu Street, Accra, Ghana (Airport Residential)
Date / time:  Friday 4 November, from 8:30-11:00
Tariff: 65 cedis
+233 20 527 9284
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ABOUT ACCRA SHALA YOGA
Accra Shala Yoga is a bright and spacious studio located at Airport Area. The Shala was built with love by Nieves Lahuerta in her backyard. Nieves ceaselessly continues traveling to both learn and teach, conducting workshops around the world and Teacher Trainings in Accra, Barcelona and Madrid. She is a highly qualified and passionate teacher with more than 9 years, 1500h of trainings accumulated and numerous certifications like Ayurveda and Anatomy, coupled with a background as a nurse. Nieves transmits her learnings from masters such as Sarath Jois, Tomas Zorzo, John Scott and many more. Welcome to experience the energy of Accra Shala Yoga. Enjoy Yoga classes, dance and more. Strong mind. Strong body.

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Going vegetarian/ vegan workshop in Brussels

aijkema_dsc1148Want to go vegetarian or vegan?

Find out everything you need to know about healthy, balanced, plant-based nutrition.

There are many prejudices and concerns about changing to a vegetarian or vegan diet: Will I get enough protein? Will I be hungry? Will I need supplements? How do I ensure that I get everything I need?

This workshop clarifies such issues and gives tips on a delicious, healthy way of living. Obviously there’ll be several vegan finger foods to try out :-).

When: Saturday 1 October 2016 at 15:00-17:00  => World Vegetarian Day

Teacher: Annemarie Ijkema (Ambika), certified health coach and Sivananda yoga teacher

Price: 30€ (25€ for unemployed/ students)

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

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Register for special workshops at the Brussels Yoga Day

Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 20.17.51This coming Sunday, 19 June 2016, there’s the Brussels Yoga Day in the Bois de la Cambre. There’ll be a huge main yoga session and afterwards you can explore special workshops with different teachers from Brussels.

The workshops are complimentary for those that have ordered a goodie bag (5€).

Limited spaces available, hence register quickly for one of the 4 themed yoga workshops after the main session: yoga for seniors; yoga & stress; yoga for the back; prenatal yoga.

A workshops starts at 12:30 and a 2nd session at 13:30. They’ll each last 45 minutes. Please bring your yoga mat and comfortable clothes.

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19 March 2016: beginner’s workshop

EknathKick-start your practice and discover yoga beyond physical postures!

In this workshop you’ll go through a basic hatha yoga class in slow motion, learning the details of each pose to practice yoga correctly and safely. 

You’ll also explore basic breathing exercises (pranayama) and get an introduction to the principles and philosophy of yoga.

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

 Price: 45€ (students/unemployed 35€)

Teacher: Eknath

When: Saturday 19 March from 15:00-18:00

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Yin Yoga TTC in Brussels with Joe Barnett

joe barnettOne of my favourite Yin Yoga teachers Joe Barnett will be back in Brussels teaching two courses in April, aimed at yoga teachers and other keen yogis. Moreover, if you take both courses, Sampoorna offers a package price of 725 euro for the two programs together.

Yin Yoga Foundations: Understanding a Practice of Surrender

30h Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Certification)
Price
: 475€
When:
Friday 1 April – 14:00-17:00
Saturday 2 April – 10:00-17:00
Sunday 3 April – 10:00-17:00
&
Friday 8 April – 14:00-17:00
Saturday 9 April – 10:00-17:00
Sunday 10 April – 10:00-17:00 

Content

  • Introduction to Taoist Anatomical Analysis and Yin/Yang Yoga Sutras of Paul Grilley
  • Interactive hands-on study of anatomy
  • 14 Functional Segments of the Skeleton
  • Understanding and discriminating sensation: Tension vs Compression, Muscle vs Fascia, Physical vs Subtle Energy
  • Finding skeletal landmarks and testing range of motion
  • Communication: When to listen/observe, when to speak/lead
  • Introduction to sequencing
  • Prayer for Teacher and Student (aka Shanti Prayer)

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JoeBarnettAdvanced Yin Yoga Training: Target Practice, the Next Level

20h Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Certification)
Price
: 295 euro
When:  15-17 April 2016, 10:00-17:00 daily

Content

  • Brief yet focused reviews of the foundations
  • Methods for teacher dialogue and sharpened focus, including an introduction to One-on-One treatment (Assisted Yin)
  • This Next Level study also aims deeper than the crude tissues of the Target Area. The Yin practice releases blocked Chi which has the potential to awaken the spiritual centers of our being, the Chakras.

More information & registration

About Joe:

Joe Barnett, ERYT-500, has been teaching for over a decade. He travels nationally and internationally year round offering presentations and trainings on Yin and Yang (Vinyasa) forms of Yoga as well as Chakra and Meridian Meditation.

Joe’s main focus of study is Functional Anatomy for Yoga. He is a senior student and regular teaching assistant of Paul Grilley (paulgrilley.com), a true Yoga Scientist who is responsible for the current rise in the popularity of Yin Yoga. After several years of apprenticing under Paul, Joe recently began traveling nationally and internationally to train yoga teachers how to understand and feel the full range of motion of their joints and their students’ joints using Grilley’s Taoist Analysis of the Body to individualize the Postures of Yoga.

However, Joe’s play time is usually spent practicing, teaching and drawing others into AcroYoga which he has been playing since 2006 when he met Jason Magness (yogaslackers.com) with whom he continues to train/play whenever he can. In 2010, Joe traveled to Montreal to receive both levels of certification through the original AcroYogis Eugene Poku and Jessie Goldberg (acroyoga.com).

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