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Treat yourself to a yoga vacation in a Sivananda ashram

I’m very lucky as will be able to go to the Sivananda ashram in Orléans next weekend. This is also where my Sivananda journey started some 6 years ago. I’m treating myself to a long weekend reconnection time with myself, yoga classes, fabulous vegan food, nature, satsangs and lectures by swamis.

Did you know you can also give yourself this gift? 

TTC 2012 Canada (82)Any time you want, you can go to an ashram near you. The Sivananda organisation has founded 9 Sivananda Ashrams around the world – in Canada, India, France, Austria, Bahamas, and the United States where you can enjoy yoga holidays (short or longer time), do your TTC, ATTC, or themed (certification) courses, as well as become a Karma Yogi.

A yoga vacation consists of more or less the same schedule as the TTC, albeit less intense: morning satsang; morning yoga (asana) class; breakfast; karma yoga; lecture; free time; afternoon yoga class; dinner; evening satsang. It’s a wonderful way to reconnect to yourself, to relax and stay healthy.

Discover an ashram near you and enjoy!

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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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:

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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:

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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


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2 January 2017: my first class of the new year

After the parties there’s yoga to pick you up, to help you relax, to prepare your body, mind & soul for the new year. So join my first class of the new year 2017 in Sampoorna Yoga Studio this Monday 2 January 2017 at 6PM. It’ll be a 90-minute hatha yoga class (Sivananda style).

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Hope to see you there 🙂

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Book your Yoga holidays in December

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In the beautiful oasis of peace, the Sivananda ashram nearby Orleans, France (a mere 4 hour drive from Brussels), they organise a wonderful program for the holidays.

There’ll be 2 daily yoga classes, special lectures with (guest) swamis, Bhakti yoga (yoga of devotion with lots of chanting), meditation, silent walks, delicious veggie & sattvic food. It’s an amazing way to spend your holidays.

Program in French & English.

Practical details

  • Date:23 December 2016-1 January 2017
  • Price: from 63€/ night in a shared room
  • Address:  Ashram de Yoga Sivananda – 26 Impasse du Bignon – 45170 Neuville aux Bois
  • Contact details:  Tel + 33 (0) 2 38 91 88 82 – e-mail
  • MORE INFO

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29 Oct. 2016: teaching a charity yoga class in Accra (Ghana)

blissyogaaccraAs I’m a yoga teacher, I love to discover new studios and teachers around the world. During my upcoming holidays in Ghana, I wanted to see if I could teach in Accra & contacted 2 local studios who both replied very positively.

So please come & join my first special class* in sunny Accra, accessible to all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced yogis.

The class will be a typical Sivananda class: relaxation, Pranayama, Sun Salutations, asanas and final relaxation.

bliss-yoga-accraAbout Bliss Yoga Accra:
If you are looking for one of the most dynamic yoga experiences of a lifetime, look no further! Bliss Yoga has arrived! The Bliss Yoga Accra studio, nestled in Accra’s premier luxury hotel, the Movenpick Hotel, is known for its out of this world, music infused fitness experience with a spectacular view! Globetrotters and hipsters alike, call it their home away from home.

Event Details:
Date/ time: Saturday, October 29th – 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Bliss Yoga Accra, Movenpick Hotel, Emporium Entrance, 1st Floor
Telephone contact: +233 50 9546723
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*Donation Based Class: Give What You Can.
All proceeds go to Touch A Life

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति