Sivananda yoga classes in Brussels & online

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Ambika Yoga newsletter #30 is out now

Dear yoga community, hereby a link to my 30th newsletter. Thank you for your continued support. Feel free to subscribe to my newsletter, and share the yoga love with your friends, or add your comments.

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Register NOW for kids yoga in Brussels

kids yogaDear Yogi parents, registrations are now open for the next semester of children’s yoga, starting on 24/25 September at Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels, there are three groups:

Saturdays 10:00-11:00
Age group: 4-7,  language: French, teacher: Isabel

Saturdays 11:30-12:30
Age group: 8-11, language: French, teacher: Isabel

Sundays 16:00-17:30
Age group: Teens 12-14, language: English, Teacher: Ilse

Prices (September-January, 15 classes):

  • Kids: 130 euro/semester
  • Teens: 150 euro/semester  

There are parallel yoga lessons for adults. Adults can attend on a drop-in basis, use their regular Sampoorna Yoga Studio class pass, or take an Accompanying Adult subscription valid for yoga classes at the same time with Children’s Yoga. 

There’s no children’s yoga during school holidays.

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Teaching yoga tonight, 11 July 2016

sampoorna-yoga-03-FRONT-SITEDear yogins, if you are around in Brussels today, feel free to join me for a 90 minute yoga class in the Sampoorna Yoga Studio at 6PM.

We’ll do a full Sivananda yoga class including headstand, so come if you want to practice your postures and start the week well with yoga.

 Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Fancy taking your yoga TTC this Summer?

TTC 2012 Canada (235)Are you ready to take your yoga practice to a deeper, more meaningful level or teach others about the wonderful benefits of classical yoga?

The Sivananda Teacher’s Training Course (TTC) is available in many different countries around the world, and in a variety of languages throughout the year.

The TTC began over 40 years ago, is recognized worldwide and has produced more than 26,000 graduates. Swami Vishnudevananda was the first in the West to develop this kind of training program for yoga teachers with the vision to not only develop successful yoga professionals, but also to spread peace in the world through them. The TTC is a unique, profoundly transforming and personal experience that is based on the ancient gurukula teaching system which integrates the student’s daily life into the yoga training. For four intense weeks of ashram living, students strengthen their own yoga practice through self-discipline and awareness of the nature of mind, body and spirit. They also build a firm foundation from which to teach others instinctively and confidently.

The TTC provides a fantastic opportunity to awaken or deepen your yoga practice, meet old and new friends, and to be a part of the global yoga community which is growing each day. The best part of all is learning that everything we need is already within us and how the practices can lead us into accessing our gifts and beauty from the inside out. The experience provides a great way to find long lasting happiness, peace and the ability to share the yogic lifestyle with others.

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Graduates of the course receive an internationally recognized certification. Certified by the worldwide Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS).

For more details and practical information about the course see the TTC Curriculum.

There are a few upcoming TTC in the world this Summer (2016):

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Join the 2016 Sampoorna Yoga vacation

The Sampoorna Yoga team organises a yoga vacation this Summer, in The Netherlands.

Dates: 8-12 August, 2016

Location: Wijlre (Limburg, NL)

A mid-week break to feel relaxed, recharged and healthy.

A holiday with people who share your love for yoga.

A time of spiritual practice, enjoyment of nature and peace. 

What else do you need for a perfect time out?

Daily program includes:

  • Morning & evening meditation and chanting
  • A morning hatha yoga class
  • Delicious organic vegetarian brunch & dinner

Price: 450€

Beautiful house, large garden, green walks, thermal spas nearby, etc.

This vacation is organised by the experienced Sampoorna Yoga teacher team of Eknath, Hanna, Gauri and Vyasa.

SY team

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Summer 2016 yoga class schedule

TTC 2012 Canada (218)This Summer I’ll be travelling to Canada for a Teacher’s Training Course refresher at the Sivananda ashram near Montreal, learn more about the TTC and the TTC refresher (for yoga teachers). I’m extremely lucky to train with the wonderful Swami Sivadasananda as well as with Prahlada, a long time disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, both are Yoga Acharya.

Meanwhile, in Brussels during the month of July I’ll be teaching some classes, check out my schedule:

Sampoorna photo Aug 2013 (4)In Sampoorna Yoga Studio (all classes are all levels & last 90 minutes):

  • Thu 7 July: 10:30-12:00
  • Sat 9 July: 10:30-12:00
  • Mon 11 July: 18:00-19:30
  • Tues 26 July: 19:00-20:30
  • Sat 30 July: 10:30-12:00


At the EU Council (staff only): 

  • Thursday 7 July (season starts again on 1 September)

If we don’t meet personally during this Summer, I wish you hereby a blissful time to rest, refresh & resource. Practice yoga & meditation as much as you can & like. Feel free to use my YouTube videos and the asana descriptions on this website.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Get your unlimited Summer 2016 yoga pass

sampoorna-yoga-03-FRONT-SITEThis Sunday 26 June 2016, during the Open Door Day at Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels,  marks the start of sales of the Summer Pass:

  • Unlimited yoga in July-August for 130€.

Your regular yoga card will be frozen for the duration of the Summer Pass. And if you purchase a Summer Pass at the Open Doors you can start to use it immediately from 27 June (= 4 days extra!) .

So come by for a free class this Sunday, meet the team, discover the items in the shop (10% discount!) and have some yogi tea & treats.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Open Door Day at Sampoorna Yoga studio: free classes

It’s time again for our traditional and much-loved start of the summer season: Open Doors (26 June) 11:00-18:00

Sampoorna_Yoga_Studio_ReceptionEnjoy free yoga, special offers, nice yogic company, healthy veggie snacks and tea!

FREE 60-minute yoga classes

  • 12:00
  • 13:30
  • 15:00
  • 16:30 

FREE Mantra Chanting/Kirtan

  • 15:00

 Special offers on yoga passes and products

  • Start of sales of the Summer Pass:
    Unlimited yoga in July-August for 130 euro.
    We will freeze your regular yoga card for the duration of the Summer Pass. And if you purchase a Summer Pass at the Open Doors you can start to use it immediately from 27 June (= 4 days extra!) 
  • During Open Doors, on all other passes student rate for everyone. 
  • 10% off everything in our Yoga Shop

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

Address: Rue du Houblon/ Hopstraat 40, 1000 Brussels

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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A full Sivananda yoga class (90′)

Do your home practice with this full Sivananda yoga class whenever you like:

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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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Newsletter #26 is out today

A new Ambika Yoga newsletter, #26, has been sent to mailboxes around the world today. Would you like to receive regular yoga and vegan recipe news and updates, then feel free to subscribe to the newsletter as well (promise: I won’t SPAM you).

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति



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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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A new yoga video: Anuloma Viloma Pranayama

My plan is to put all the yoga videos I made some months ago online in the coming weeks and months. I just need to add voice-overs, that takes time. Hereby already a Pranayama video: Anuloma Viloma, video # 2.

Anuloma Viloma or Alternate Nostril Breathing is one of the 2 Pranayama exercises that should be practiced on a daily basis in the Sivananda Yoga tradition. After the Kapalabathi breathing exercise follows the Anuloma Viloma.

Enjoy your practice: hereby the video with voice-over for 8 rounds of alternate nostril breathing (Anuloma Viloma).

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 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