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Yoga classes in April 2016

sampoorna-yoga-03-FRONT-SITEIn April my schedule at Sampoorna Yoga Studio is different from a regular month due to public holidays, my Yin Yoga training and some replacement classes. Hereby my classes:

  • Tuesday 5 April, 19:00: 90′ intermediate level class
  • Monday 11 April, 19:00: 90′ all levels class
  • Tuesday 12 April, 19:00: 90′ intermediate level class
  • Friday 15 April, 12:30: 60′ all levels class
  • Sunday 24 April, 11:00:60′ all levels class
  • Saturday 30 April, 11:30: 60′ all levels class

Looking forward to seeing you in class.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति



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No class this weekend

JoeBarnettThis weekend I’ll be in student mode as I’ll be following a Yin Yoga TTC with the wonderful human being and yoga teacher Joe Barnett in the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels. Hence my Saturday morning class will be taught by Hanna.

I’m much looking forward to this chance to broaden my yoga horizon and to be able to share the teachings in a near future with you in class.

We’re all students of life, love & yoga 🙂

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Teaching a Yin Yoga class on 30 March ’16

yin yogaThis Wednesday 30 March 2016 I’ll replace the resident teacher Asha at the wonderful Sampoorna Yoga Studio for a 90 minute yin yoga class. I’ll be teaching a Heart, Lung & Intestine meridian focused class and hope you’ll join too.

If you’d like to know more about the Yin Yoga TTC I took with Sarah Powers in 2014, you can read it here.

This Friday I’ll start another Yin Yoga TTC with Joe Barnett, part of a 2 long weekend training.

Feel free to join the class (no need to pre-register), come to Sampoorna Yoga Studio.


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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


Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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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)
: 475€
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 


  • 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)

More information & registration

JoeBarnettAdvanced Yin Yoga Training: Target Practice, the Next Level

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


  • 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 (, 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 ( 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 (

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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New yoga class on Saturdays

Sampoorna photo Aug 2013 (4)As from Saturday 6 February 2016 my weekly yoga class at Sampoorna Yoga Studio starts at 11:30AM, it’s a 60 minute hatha yoga class, Sivananda style, all levels.

Looking forward to welcoming you in class.

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Join the (slow)juicing workshop in Brussels


Enjoy your fruits & vegetables in a whole new way!
On Saturday 5 March I organize a juicing workshop.

 JAZZ MAXWant to learn about the art of juicing, making smoothies, preparing fresh organic pestos, purees, nut butters and more?
We will be using the JazzMax slow juicer 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 even sorbet ice.
Date & time: Saturday 5 March, 3-5PM
: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, 40 Rue du Houblon – Hopstraat, 1000 Brussels
Price: 30€ (unemployed/student: 25€)
Register online
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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Join me on Sunday 17 January for the 11AM class

Sampoorna photo Aug 2013 (4)Tomorrow morning (Sunday 17 January) at 11AM, I’m replacing Eknath in the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in the center of Brussels.

Join me for 60 minutes of relaxation, asanas and Pranayama. A great way to start your Sunday.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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10 January: free yoga classes at the Open Door Day at Sampoorna Yoga Studio

Sampoorna_Yoga_Studio_ReceptionComing Sunday, 10 January, there’ll be the traditional Open Doors event to start the New Yogi Year!

  • FREE 60′ All Level yoga classes for adults at 12:00, 13:30, 15:00 and 16:30 (I will teach the class).
  • FREE KIDS YOGA at 13:30 (4-10 year olds).
  • FREE Mantra Chanting/Kirtan at 15:00.
  • Special offers on yoga passes and products:
    • Buy 10 lessons, get 5 free
    • All products in our shop -10%

And, yes as usual, nice yogic company, sattvic snacks and tea!

FREE of charge. No pre-registration required, just come along!

Address: 40, rue du Houblon/ Hopstraat, 1000 Brussels (directions here).

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Awesome offer on yoga passes in Sampoorna Yoga Studio

Sampoorna_Yoga_Studio_ReceptionIt’s December… and Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels will brighten your day with a nice special offer: Commit now to a healthy New Year, and receive a month of yoga practice for free !

>>> Buy an unlimited yoga pass of 6 months or 12 months for 2016 at a reduced rate (student rate for everyone), and receive December 2015 for free!  (offer valid during December 2015, for passes starting 1 January 2016). <<<

Sampoorna photo Aug 2013 (4)They are also introducing a new validity period for yoga passes: All 10- and 20-lesson passes are now valid for 4 months, so you need not worry about losing classes if you are away on holidays or business.

Don’t wait any longer, come by, join a class & buy your yoga pass (there are classes every day, but the studio closes between 24 December & 1 January included, all passes are extended with 1 week).

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Workshop: Anatomy for yoga

EknathExploring the impact of skeletal variations on your hatha yoga practice.

In this anatomy-oriented workshop you will learn more about how different body structures can affect our asana practice, and how you can take your unique shape into account to grow and develop safely in your personal practice.

The workshop has a practical approach rather than a theoretical one. We will explore our own bodies in specific asanas, compare and embrace our unique ranges of motion, learn to recognise the difference between tension and compression, and how this knowledge can deepen our yoga practice.

The workshop is led by Eknath, Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500). Eknath studied with anatomy expert Paul Grilley (USA) during his Yin Yoga Teacher Training in 2011 – 2012 and 2013.

Location: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, rue du Houblon 40, 1000 Brussels
Date & time: Saturday 24/10/2015 from 3-6PM.
Price: 45€ (or 35€ unemployed/ student)
Registration online

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Kids yoga in Brussels, some places left

kids yogaSampoorna Yoga Studio offers several kids yoga classes. Registrations are open now !

Schedule 2015 – 2016


10:00 – 11:00 (Kinderyoga 4–7 jaar) NEDERLANDS

11:30 – 12:30 (Yoga pour Enfants 4–7 ans) FRANCAIS

13:00 – 14:00 (Yoga pour Enfants 8–11 ans) FRANCAIS


11:00 – 12:00 (Yoga pour Enfants 4–7 ans) FRANCAIS

Register or request more information by email.

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5 day early morning yoga challenge in Brussels, September 2015

Sampoorna photo Aug 2013 (4)Get up early and start your day with yoga and a nourishing vegan breakfast!
Let this week be your inspiration to a daily morning practice!
On five consecutive mornings we meet up before work and duties for a full practice of Hatha Yoga. There’s no better way to start the day!
Read more about the benefits of starting your day with yoga.
Dates: 21-25 September 2015
: Eknath, Hanna & Ambika (on Thursday)
Price: 50€ for the 5 classes (or you can use your regular pass). Free vegan breakfast.
Place: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, 40 rue du Houblon-Hopstraat, 1000 Brussels.

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13/09/2015: Free yoga classes at Sampoorna Yoga Studio


On Sunday, Sampoorna Yoga Studio will again open its doors for free yoga, kids yoga, yogic treats, chanting and meeting the wonderful team of teachers. Join in, bring friends/ family members/ neighbours/ … and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere in the haven of tranquility in the centre of Brussels.

The doors will be open 11:00-18:00 

FREE yoga classes for adults (60 minutes) : 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30

FREE Children’s yoga (60 minutes) : 13:30

FREE Mantra Chanting (45 minutes) : 15:00

Special offers on yoga passes and products

  • Buy 10 lessons, get 5 free
  • All products in our shop -10%

Enjoy delicious sattvic snacks and tea, as well as like-minded yogic company. 

No pre-registration required, just come along!

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Teaching a hatha yoga class tonight in Brussels

sampoorna-yoga-03-FRONT-SITEJoin me tonight for a 90′ all level hatha yoga class  in the wonderful & zen Sampoorna Yoga Studio in the center of Brussels. Class starts at 7:00 PM, door closes 5′ before.

Looking forward to teaching you 🙂

Om Shanti,