Sivananda yoga classes in Brussels & online


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Join online yoga classes (Wed & Fri)

AmbikaYoga_66Dear yoga community,  First of all, I hope you & your loved ones are safe & healthy. In these special times, we need yoga more than ever, to keep our bodies healthy and our minds calm. Hence I’ve set up a ZOOM account to propose online group yoga classes.

This way, you can practice yoga from the safety & comfort of your home using your own yoga mat. All you need is a PC (or smartphone) with a decent internet connection & a free ZOOM account.

The price per class is 12€.

For now, these are the possibilities :

Each class will be 1 hour  & follow the Sivananda tradition, hatha yoga, accessible for all levels: relaxation, pranayama (breathing exercise), sun salutations, asanas & final relaxation.

Next step: register via ZOOM and I’ll send you an email to confirm your participation to the class(es) & then I’ll send you the login details.

I very much hope that together we can keep the yoga community going strong & to create positive vibes in & around ourselves.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

 

 


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Useful yoga practices during self isolation

AmbikaYoga-profile smallDear yogi,

In these difficult and strange times we need yoga and meditation more than ever. I’ve compiled some tips of my own personal practice to share with you & hopefully inspire you to bring some more yoga in your (daily) life.

Knowledge

Personally, I am taking time to develop my own knowledge. There is so much information out there & finally I am making time to learn and feed my brain and mind with the yoga mantras, yoga sutras, Bhagavad Gita, …

Recommended: Veda Belgium, DiscoverVedanta, YogaKnowledge, Arsha Vidya,


Meditation practice

I’ve taken up a daily practice again. Meditation is a lifelong study. Sometimes you stop for a while, but when you need it or when you want, you can always go back to it. Insight Times is the app I use. You can access plenty of free meditations (donations are welcomed), and the premium version is now -50%, so only 33€ for a year. You have access to many great teachers and courses. I love it to start my day with an inspirational commentary and to end my day with a relaxing meditation.


Yoga asana & pranayama practice 

Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Brussels

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Yoga asana is especially useful in these times where we are stuck inside most of the day.  To keep our physical bodies fit and healthy. To keep our immune system in great shape. I prefer to practice in the morning, a more invigorating practice including pranayama & sun salutations combined with some asanas. If you take 15-30 minutes, it’s already great. If you have more time, please practice longer. You could also take time in the evening for a yin yoga session or yoga nidra practice. There are fabulous teachers out there who are now available via online classes, or via YouTube. We can practice with a teacher, live, online, or on our own with either your own improvised session. Below, I share some of the teachers I love to practice with online these days.

Taking daily walks is hopefully also part of your daily routine.

Home cooking

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Noodle soup

Hopefully you have more time nowadays for delicious home cooking. Maybe you prepare lots of food in the weekend to have wonderful home cooked food the whole week. Or make nourishing, but simple food during the week & more elaborate meals during the weekend?

If you are already vegan, you could develop your skills or share your recipes with your entourage. If you aren’t yet vegan, I can only hope you’re interested to discover vegan recipes, one step at the time: join a vegan challenge (online); check recipes from your favourite chefs; or start here in my recipes section.


Some tips to practice yoga asana & pranayama

1/ Sampoorna yoga studio offers online yoga classes with teachers of the studio. My class takes place at the usual time, it’s just being casted from my living room to your home (Wednesday 6PM).

  • Two daily classes, morning and evening
  • Prenatal yoga once a week (Thursdays)
  • Kids yoga moments twice a week (Tuesdays in Dutch, Fridays in French)

How to register: it is necessary to register in advance. Currently please use Facebook or the MindBody App. Registration is possible until 30 minutes before start of class.

2/ Practice yoga nidra or restorative yoga with Lucia Vimercati.

3/ Practice yoga or meditation with Susie Jones from Yogaroots studio.

#staysafe #staysane #practiceyoga

Om shanti – शान्ति

 

 


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Sampoorna yoga studio offers online classes now

Screen Shot 2020-03-20 at 10.14.12Dear yogi,

In these difficult and strange times we need yoga and meditation more than ever. The studio remains closed due to the Corona virus outbreak, but we have good news for you:

From Friday 20 March Sampoorna yoga studio offers online yoga classes with teachers of the studio.

My class takes place at the usual time, it’s just being casted from my living room to your home (Wednesday 6PM).

  • Two daily classes, morning and evening
  • Prenatal yoga once a week (Thursdays)
  • Kids yoga moments twice a week (Tuesdays in Dutch, Fridays in French)

How to register:

It is necessary to register in advance. Currently please use Facebook or the MindBody App as we are still working to get it up on our website – we recommend the MindBody App as the quickest and easiest way.

Registration is possible until 30 minutes before start of class.

At that point, we will send everyone a Zoom link for the class.

You will need to download the free Zoom app in advance!

Private online yoga classes with our teachers are also available – ask for more info!

We hope to see you soon in the online classes, thank you for practicing yoga with us.

Take good care of yourself and your loved ones, stay at home, stay safe!

PS. Should you experience any difficulty in registering for the new online classes just send an email – this is new for us all well, and we are learning as we go.

Om shanti – शान्ति

 

 


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Want to join online yoga classes as from 17 March 2020?

AmbikaYoga_66Dear yoga community,  First of all, I hope you & your loved ones are safe & healthy. In these special times, we need yoga more than ever, to keep our bodies healthy and our minds calm. Hence I’ve set up a ZOOM account to propose online group yoga classes.

This way, you can practice yoga from the safety & comfort of your home using your own yoga mat. All you need is a PC with internet connection & a free ZOOM account.

I accept 10 students per class as to be able to check & correct you all when necessary. If you’re interested, please send me a private message so I can explain you how to set this up. The price per class is 12€. A class will take place with at least registered 5 students.

For now, these are the possibilities starting this week (from 17 March):

  • Wednesdays at 12:30PM (1 hour class)
  • Fridays at 12:30PM (1 hour class)

Each class will be 1 hour  & follow the Sivananda tradition, hatha yoga, accessible for all levels: relaxation, pranayama (breathing exercise), sun salutations, asanas & final relaxation.

Next step: send me an email to confirm your participation to the class(es) & then I’ll send you the login details.

I very much hope that together we can keep the yoga community going strong & to create positive vibes in & around ourselves.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

 

 


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Free yoga classes at the Sampoorna Yoga Studio open door day 19/01/2020

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Come and put your good resolutions to practice, discover the studio, try different types of classes, enjoy healthy snacks and tea, and meet other yogis.
Date: Sunday 19 January 2020.
Place: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Rue du Houblon-Hopstraat 40, 1000 Brussels.
Time: doors open from 10:00 to 18:00.
10:30 Sampoorna Yoga (Ramdas)
12:00 Vinyasa Flow (Gladys), Sampoorna Yoga (Hanna)
13:30 Yin Yoga (Marleen)
15:00 Sampoorna Yoga (Hanna)
16:30 Mantra Chanting & Meditation (Eknath)
Special offer on yoga passes
FREE of charge. No mandatory registration – but it’s great if you let us know in advance that you’re coming!
We recommend to take public transport or your bicycle to come to the Open Doors! There is a bicycle parking in front.
Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Special yoga passes prices in December at Sampoorna yoga studio

Sampoorna yoga studio team in Trikonasana poseWe’re already December!
The pre-Christmas season is often a period when we have less time for yoga – because of the stresses of preparing for the festivities at home and finishing everything at work before holidays.
But this is exactly the time when we need more yoga! Come to one of our classes to stretch the tensions out of your body, calm your mind, and connect with other yogis.
We would like to support your practice by making a great offer:
Everyone is entitled to student rates in December!
Examples of prices:
  • 10 classes: 90€ (normal price 135€)
  • 20 classes: 150€ (normal price 220€)
  • 3 months unlimited: 200€ (normal price 300€)
  • 6 months unlimited: 400€ (normal price 500€)

Hopefully I’ll see you soon in one of my Wednesday evening classes, or join any class on the schedule with your yoga pass.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Yoga teaching schedule as from September 2019

Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Brussels

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Hopefully you’ve enjoyed a great Summer and did do (some) yoga while on holidays.

September marks the start of a new yoga teaching schedule.

Wednesday
6-7:30PM: all level hatha yoga class, Sivananda tradition, at Sampoorna Yoga studio, from 4 September.

Thursday
6:00-7:15PM: all level hatha yoga class, at EU Council sport center LEX building (staff only), from 5 September.

Extra classes: 

  • Sunday 8 September, 60 minute all levels hatha yoga class, Sivananda tradition, 3PM, at Sampoorna Yoga studio
  • Tuesday 24 September, 90 minute all levels hatha yoga class, Sivananda tradition, 7PM at Sampoorna Yoga studio

I’m available for corporate yoga classes during lunch time, feel free to contact me if you have any inquiries.

Looking forward to guiding you on your yoga journey.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति