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25 June 2017: open door day & free yoga classes at Sampoorna yoga studio

SYS27The traditional Open Doors Day to start the summer season!

  • Doors open from 10:00 to 18:00.
  • FREE 60-minute yoga classes:
    • Yin Yoga at 10:30
    • All Levels Hatha Yoga at 12:00, 13:30, 15:00 and 16:30
  • FREE Mantra Chanting/Kirtan at 15:00.
  • Special offers on yoga passes and products:
    • Summer Pass: Unlimited yoga 1 July – 20 August for just 108 euro
    • -/- 10% on everything in the Yoga Shop

If you purchase your summer pass during the open doors you can start using it ALREADY on 26 JUNE = 5 days free yoga!
Please note the studio will be closed on 21-31 August for renovation works.

Also to enjoy:  nice yogic company, sattvic snacks and herbal tea.

FREE of charge. Just come along, but registration is welcomed.

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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Brussels Yoga Mala 2017: 108 Sun Salutations

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 us on Sunday morning, 4 June 2017, as the Yoga community comes together for the eighth 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 4 June 2017
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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Ambika Yoga classes in March 2017, Brussels

IMG_1832It’s almost Spring time, so join me for a or several hatha yoga classes, Sivananda style, in Brussels this month.

Schedule

  • Thursday, 9/03 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
  • Friday, 10/03 –  12:30PM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
  • Saturday, 11/03– 10:00AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
  • Saturday, 11/03 – 11:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes class
  • Sunday,  12/03 – 10:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 90 minutes class  YIN YOGA
  • Thursday, 16/03 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
  • Saturday, 18/03– 10:00AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
  • Saturday, 18/03 – 11:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes class
  • Thursday, 23/03 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
  • Saturday, 25/03– 10:00AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
  • Saturday, 25/03 – 11:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes class
  • Thursday, 30/03 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
  • Friday, 31/03 –  12:30PM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class

 

Contact me for private or in-company lunch yoga classes.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

 


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A new Ambika Yoga newsletter (#36) is out.

screen-shot-2017-03-05-at-12-05-50Newsletters are a great tool to send out info and tips about my two passions: yoga & vegan food, my workshops & recipes.

If you are interested in those topics too, then simply register for the newsletter.

No worries, I won’t SPAM you, a newsletter goes out roughly every 1-2 months.

Feel free to consult the latest newsletters online here.


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Yoga video tutorial for shoulderstand & plough poses

After the headstand comes Sarvangasana (Sanskrit: सर्वाङ्गासन), the Sanskrit name for the shoulderstand, comes from the word “sarva”, meaning whole. This asana strengthens your entire body; it gives many of the benefits of the Headstand, but here the circulation is directed to your thyroid gland instead of the head and it gives a great stimulation to your metabolism. It’s an inverted pose, with your body resting on your shoulders.

Check out the step by step asana on this page.

=> Check out this short tutorial video of Sarvangasana followed by Halasana:

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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A new yoga asana tutorial video available on my YouTube channel

Slowly, but surely I’m taking the time to add voiceover to my yoga videos. Today I’ve uploaded a new asana: Matsyasana or fish pose.

You’ll find more info about the pose on the dedicated page.

The yoga video tutorial:

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

 


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Join my yoga classes in January 2017

AmbikaYoga-profile smallHopefully 2017 has started beautifully for you. I know many people make resolutions for the new year, personally I like to reflect on my favorite people and moments of the year before. I promised myself to take good care of my loved ones and myself, in which ever form that may be.

Yoga can definitely be part of taking 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 one of my classes in this first cold month of the year.

Thursday, 12/01 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
Saturday, 14/01 – 10:00AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
Saturday, 14/01 – 11:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes class
FREE Sunday,  15/01 – 4:30PM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes class (open door day)
Thursday, 19/01 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
Saturday, 21/01 – 10:00AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
Saturday, 21/01 – 11:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes class
Thursday, 26/01 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class

Happy New Yoga Year 🙂

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति