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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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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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Join the Brussels Yoga Mala 2016

BYM_2011Join the Brussels’ yoga community in celebrating the Summer on Sunday 5 June 2016 with the 7th edition of the Brussels Yoga Mala!

 What is the Yoga Mala? – it’s a yoga event for all the family taking place in Brussels around the time of the summer solstice where we celebrate life and practice 108 Sun Salutations, kids have their own yoga party, and we raise money for charity. This year we are supporting the Community Support for Refugees group.

108 sun salutations? you must be joking, I can only do 8 before I need a rest in savasana! – no problem, whether you do 8 or 108 we will complete the mala together, the last 6 Malas have seen over 100 women, men and children coming together to make one sunny circle 🙂

There will be at least 10 yoga teachers leading the rounds, including me.

Where is it and when? – it’s on the mezzanine in Autoworld Museum, Park Cinquantenaire in Brussels, and we start at 10h30 on Sunday 5 June. We usually finish around midday.

How do I register and how much is it? – to register please send an email, and make a payment of €2 entrance fee plus a donation for charity (we suggest €10 put please give what you can) into the bank account: BE85 0357 3874 8506.

This is a great idea, how can I help? – this event is run entirely by volunteers so if you’d like to volunteer to help in some way please let us know on the same email address.


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My very first yoga video: Sun Salutations

Feel free practice your daily dose of Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara) with the instructions in my video. There are 8 rounds (4 right, 4 left), and it lasts about 4 minutes, you can hit repeat so you do more rounds.

I sure hope you’ll like this tutorial and that it’ll motivate you to practice yoga daily.

PS: more videos of the different (12) asanas will follow soon too, so keep an eye on this blog and YouTube channel.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

 


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Yoga in the park – Ixelles

My friend and fellow yoga teacherKatariina Katariina will teach the last yoga class in a series of 3: on Sunday 13 September in the Abbaye de la Cambre in Ixelles (Brussels).

Join his hatha yoga class (suitable for all levels) at 12:30 PM (until 1:45PM).

Bring your own yoga mat or towel and enjoy the sun on your face while you practice.

  • Register via the Facebook event.
  • Price: 5€ (or more) per person


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2015 Brussels Yoga Mala : 108 Sun Salutations for charity

Om dear yogin,

yoga mala 2015Have you registered for the 2015 Brussels Yoga Mala yet?

Do (1 or more, up to ) 108 sun salutations to celebrate summer and raise funds for charity, on 13 June 2015 at the Autoworld Museum (Cinquantenaire). We’ll be a (hopefully) huge group of Brussels’ yogins creating beautiful energy for a local charity.

This year the donations will go to local charity “Serve the City Brussels“.

To register, follow these 2 simple steps:

  1. Pay your entrance fee to the autoworld (€2) + a minimum donation of €10 to this bank account: BE85 0357 3874 8506
  2. Send an email to Brussels Yoga Mala with your name and contact details.
    1. You will receive a confirmation by email.


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Brussels Yoga Mala 2014 – 108 Sun Salutations

Since a couple of years, a bunch of very motivated yogins here in Brussels organize the Yoga Mala on the Summer Solstice. The participants each 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, 22 June 2014, as the Yoga community comes together for the fifth time in a celebration of the unity of Yoga to raise money for the local Belgian charity Restos du Coeur.

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 Namaskaara (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 make a difference, so come and make it happen!

Practical infomation
Date: Sunday 22 June 2014
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!

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 !

“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