The yin yoga master, and founder of Insight Yoga, Sarah Powers comes to Belgium for the first time!
Yyoga is proud to host a workshop that integrates physical and pranic practices in a unique environment of mindful awareness. Sarah’s style of teaching and lecturing offers a wholesome experience for the body, heart and mind.
Sarah Powers began teaching in 1987. She is the founder and author of Insight Yoga, which interweaves the insights and practices of Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Transpersonal Psychology into an integral practice to discover and enliven the body, heart and mind. Her yoga style blends both a Yin sequence of floor poses to enhance the meridian and organ systems, combined with an alignment-based slow flow or Yang practice, influenced by Viniyoga, Ashtanga, Iyengar teachings, and QI gong.
Sarah feels that enlivening the physical and pranic bodies, as well as learning to meet our psychological reactivity is paramount for preparing one to deepen and nourish insights into one’s essential nature – a natural state of awareness. She has competed level 3 of Internal Family Systems Therapy training and been a student of Transpersonal Psychology for 28 years. She also draws from her in-depth training in the Vipassana, Tantric and Dzogchen practices of Buddhism.
Her main influences have been Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Jennifer Welwood, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Bhante Gunaratana, Lama Pema Dorje, Stephen and Martine Batchelor, B. Alan Wallace, and Anam Thubten.
Sarah and her husband Ty Powers co-direct the Insight Yoga Institute, which offers 500+ hour trainings blending yoga, buddhism and psychology.
For more information, please visit: www.sarahpowers.com/iyi/
Insight Yoga and Psychological Inquiry:
An Integrated approach to Yoga
A yin/yang yoga and mindfulness workshop with interpersonal awareness practices
Asana, Pranayama, Insight Meditation, Compassion Meditation, Contemplative Dialogues
In this 8-hour workshop Sarah will encourage us to develop and/or deepen our commitment to a balanced daily practice that nourishes not only our body and breath, but our hearts and minds as well. Each class will give us the opportunity to highlight these four themes individually, so that we might braid them together inside us as a holistic mandala (or sanctuary of practice) that we can enter daily for renewed inspiration and insight.
The first hour of each class Sarah will focus on salient features of Buddhist Mindfulness meditation with both lecture and practice. Through clarifying and highlighting the basic tenets of a skillful practice, Sarah will help make meditation a joyous endeavor, reminding us of its essential place in our lives.
The meditation practice will be followed by various Yin/Yang asana sequences that encourage stability and mobility, grounded-ness and ease, enabling us to merge what Taoists call heaven and earth within our own bodies and minds, while cultivating the sensitive energy body simultaneously.
The last section will be given to heart based practices mingled with interpersonal dialogues. In Buddhism, these qualities of loving kindness and compassion are suggested as having boundless possibilities within each of us. To initiate the proliferation of these values in our personal experience, we can lean our hearts and minds in these directions through contemplation on these themes, as well as daring to share interpersonal awareness practices out loud. Please come with an interest in sharing some of these personal themes in dialogue with others.
Each class will be a complete experience, but these practices also build on each other. For this reason Sarah suggests that you sign up for both days in order to develop a self practice with a clear understanding of these diverse yet interrelated disciplines.
Delve into the new year with Yyoga as we embark on a magical journey to the land of snow and ice!
Enjoy daily yoga, and reconnect with the elements and wilderness through our nature meditation practices.
Be enchanted by the magic of The Northern Lights. The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis occur quite often in Lapland. Sometimes they only last a couple of minutes, while other times they may be seen for hours. Our nature immersion activities will guarantee you the very best chance of an unforgettable Northern Lights experience.
Nourish your senses with a huge variety of indoor and outdoor activities: ride the slopes of Levi; take a walk in breathtaking forests; curl up with a cup of tea by the fireplace; warm up in your private sauna; pamper yourself at Levi Spa; or sign up for additional programs such as an arctic ride with huskies and reindeer or visiting the nearby SnowVillage. See full list of additional programs below.
Registration and inquiries
January 27 to February 2 – 2018
Levi, Lapland – Finland
Finland’s largest ski resort
How to get there?
By plane – we recommend Finnair
Nearest airport: Kittilä (KTT)
Payment until November 27, 2017: 849 EUR
Payment from November 28, 2017: 899 EUR
What’s included in the price:
– Accommodation for 6 nights
– Two meals every day (five delicious organic breakfasts and nourishing dinners – option to accommodate vegan with advance notice)
– Five morning yoga and evening sessions
– One entry to the luxurious Levi Spa
– Private sauna
– All guidance
What’s not included:
– optional programs
– flight ticket and transfer
January 27 – arrival
January 28 – February 1
10.00 – 11.30 – Morning session: vinyasa flow and hatha yoga classes
19.00 – 20.00 – Evening session: yoga on ice, breathwork, nature meditation, walking meditation, fire ceremony,…)
Classes are optional, participants are welcome to join any or all organized sessions during retreat
February 2 – Departure
There are many exciting programs in and around Levi. The main highlights include:
– Skiing / snowboarding
– Spa and wellness at Levi Hotel Spa
– Night snow show and chance to see the Northern Lights
– Arctic rides with huskies and reindeers
– Snowmobile safari
– Night safari with horses
– Traditional sauna ceremony
– Visit to SnowVillage
– Meeting a local shaman
– Arctic cooking workshop
– Forest walk guided by local
– Well-equipped, high-quality Alpine style apartment in Levi centre
– Bed linen and towels
– Room sharing (2 people per room)
– Skiing track 50m away
– Private sauna
– Wireless Internet
Robbie’s yoga and spiritual journey spans over nearly twenty years with an abundance of influences from various healing systems and yoga traditions including ayurveda, mindful vinyasa flow (Annie Carpenter, Seane Corn and Jason Crandell), ashtanga yoga (David Swenson and Prem Carlisi), Iyengar yoga (Lois Steinberg, Ph.D. and Martin Zilbauer) and restorative yoga (Annie Carpenter).
His yoga classes combine philosophy, conscious body movements, breathing, concentration and relaxation techniques designed to open up the body and mind, challenge, energise and calm. He places special emphasis on creating a warm and welcoming environment for students of all abilities in order to facilitate their self-inquiry and growth.
Eeva is a dedicated yin yoga practitioner and direct student of Sarah Powers. She is passionate about sharing her unique insights and approach on the healing power of the yin yoga practice. Eeva’s teaching style is soft and mindful. Her classes incorporate meditative moments, introspection and grounding asana practice.
Eeva comes from Finland and is excited to bring friends and fellow yogis on this magical journey to Lapland.
Join jewelry designer Maricela Del Rio and shamanic healer Lindsey Curtis for a fun workshop making your very own mala!
A mala is a string of 108 beads used for keeping count during mantra chanting, and for focusing the mind during meditation.
In this workshop, you will learn all about the history and tradition of these beautiful prayer beads. You will also learn how to properly use and store your mala. All materials will be provided, including a choice between 5 different gemstones: turquoise, tiger’s eye, black onyx, moonstone and amethyst. Lindsey will provide guidance on the qualities and meanings of each gemstone, allowing you to select one that you truly connect with. Maricela will guide you through the process of making your mala, including the special knotting technique. After creating your mala, you will learn how to energize the beads.
At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a unique mala to wear and use, with the special bond of having created it yourself. These malas also make great gifts – just in time for Christmas!
Cost includes instructions and materials:
– 96 Sandalwood or Rudrashka beads – 8mm,
– 8 gemstone beads – 8mm,
– 1 guru bead – 10mm,
– 3 marker beads – 8mm,
– 8 silver spacers – 1mm,
– silk string
Additional pendants, tassels, silver spacers or gemstones will be extra.
More about the teachers:
“To be fully alive,
fully human, and
completely awake is
to be continually
thrown out of the nest.”
– Pema Chödrön
Resilience is the ability of an object to spring back into shape. For us, it’s the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. The practice of yoga or mindfulness help us to bounce back from the small, or sometimes big, events that disturb our balance.
Through the practice of Yin postures, mindfulness exercises and discussion circles, this workshop will give you tools to enhance resilience in your daily work and life. Working on both physical and mental levels, you’ll learn the strategies you can set to feel stronger and cope more easily with the challenges you face everyday.
Eeva Tella is a direct student of Sarah Powers and teaches yin yoga and mindfulness. She also leads practice in office environment and continuously studies ways of finding freedom and balance in the hectic world that so often throws us out of our nest.
Workshop is open to everyone.
In May 2017 IndraniLodge hosted its first Yoga and Wellness Retreat. The retreat was a great success and at the request of many of the participants we are running it again in the Spring!
There are endless amounts of yoga retreats to choose from – yoga vacation retreats, yoga retreats with a single teacher and little variation in teaching and style and yoga retreats that leave you feeling great but with few tools to ‘take home’ with you and integrate into your daily life. Our retreat aims to provide the best of all worlds by introducing you to a broader concept of Yoga and personal well-being management and provide you with a large toolbox to teach you how to integrate these tools into your own life. In a supportive atmosphere and beautiful location we will create a space where it will be easy to assimilate what you will be taught. Our retreat will combine intellectual and physical challenge, relaxation, body therapies, delicious food and ample free time to explore the surroundings and choose the activities that best suit your needs and interests.
May 12 to May 19 – 2018
Belgium, 25 km from Brussels
INDRANI RETREAT with accommodation in single room
INDRANI RETREAT with accommodation in shared room
INDRANI WEEK without accommodation
More info and enquiries
Organized by Puro Yoga
An evolutionary method of embodied transformation and radiant health created by Shiva Rea.
Prana Vinyasa® cultivates:
● Inner and outer strength and fluidity
● Skill and intuition
● Vital energy and relaxed being
● Activation and receptivity through balanced and creative fluid sequences (vinyasas)
● A catalyst for transforming old patterns and paradigms of the body, self and the world to discover the potency and creativity within
● A way of liberating the natural flow of spontaneous intelligence
● A cultivation of the art of yoga including: movement, music, sound, visual arts and poetry to deepen the flow
● A way to ride the waves of breath, change and life rhythms
● Living, loving, serving life in all forms
Prana Vinyasa® classes are ritual sadhanas. Prana Vinyasa® classes are breath inspired journeys that offer a complete spectrum (ha-tha) of rhythms from meditative and rejuvenating to the challenging and empowering. The wave of a class is created through cycles of effective and creative sequences (vinyasas) linked together through the breath-wave.
Based upon the teachings of Krishnamacharya’s lineage, Tantra, Sacred Arts, Ayurveda, Bhakti and Somatics, 200-500 Evolutionary Vinyasa Teacher Training models the synthesis approach to integrating the roots and evolution of living yoga that Shiva has been pioneering for over 20 years of teaching in the fertile soil of LA’s yoga community and annual worldwide retreats and teacher trainings.
Fridays from 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturdays from 8 am – 6 pm
Sundays from 8 am – 7 pm
Devoted Yogi Early Rate – only 3 spaces available
Payment before 01/07/2017: 2500 EUR
Full payment before 01/07/2017: 2800 EUR
Full payment after 01/07/2017: 3018 EUR
Pay in four installments: 3324 EUR
Ask for our Terms and Conditions
– Training and Lectures
– Group classes in Yyoga (15hrs with Juan Gabriel)
– Inscription at the Samudra Global School of Living Yoga
– Samudra Global School Online courses
– Samudra Global School Online support
– Samudra Global School Exams Fees
– Material, manuals in english
For more information about the program or registration:
For registration only:
As the foundation module for “40 Namaskar-64 Sequence” movement alchemy system, you will learn “10 Namaskar- Five Solar/Lunar Sequences” as the starting point for teaching vinyasa in a full-energetic spectrum.
this module includes:
● Explore the philosophical roots of Vinyasa Yoga and the embodiment of tantric hatha yoga
● Learn Krishnamacharya’s principles of Vinyasa Krama
● The Origins of Sun Salutations + Evolution of Prana Flow Namaskars
● Embodying the Sun-Moon for balancing active-meditative states within yoga and life
● Living Vinyasa – the micro-macro cycles that guide living flow and the wave of a class
● Develop energetic observation – explore the ability to assess imbalances, blockages, and leaks of energy to a person’s body, mind, and heart-fire
● Embody Prana – understand five movements of Prana from the Vedas, Upanisahds, Tantras, and Prana Vinyasa Mudra Vinyasas
● Learn Prana Vinyasa Energetic Alignment Method to embody Prana and teach these movements as keys to alignment and flow
● Alignment in the flow, and for creative and effective Wave Sequences from a solar/lunar perspective – a uniquely Prana Vinyasa methodology.
● Helping you find your voice and teaching personality through the foundational pathways of Prana Vinyasa® and enjoy the Living Flow Ashram: a community- based, dynamic, creative, and nourishing approach to yoga teacher training.
● Receive support from a vibrant teacher-studies community and online school.
● You will begin teaching the first day and leave empowered to begin practice teaching or elevate your current teaching. You will also experience uniquely Prana VinyasaTM methodologies of: Energetic AlignmentTM, Hands-on Assists, Vinyasa Krama, Prana Vinyasa Three-Part VinyasaTM, and Wave-SequencingTM for the Mandala of 108 AsanasTM.
In this immersion, you will learn the energetic alignment for core asanas within the Mandala of AsanasTM based upon an integrated understanding of 1) the movements of Prana; 2) practical anatomy; and 3) how to open and strengthen the core structures of embodiment from head to toe, skin to subtle body. *may be combined with Embodying the Flow or Elemental Vinyasa Mandala of Asanas / Essential Tools for Teaching Flow Teaching vinyasa is an art that requires a teacher to develop related tools using their voice, hands-on assists, observation and energetic attunement to provide guidance that facilitates the state of flow of a class. In this series, you will learn the energetic alignment for core asanas within the Mandala of AsanasTMbased upon an integrated understanding of The movements of Prana, Practical anatomy and How to open and strengthen the core structures of embodiment from head to toe, skin to subtle body
this module covers:
● Hands on assists and alignment for the arm balance and twisting standing asanas from the fire practice
● Learn the solar and lunar air foundation sequences for the natarajasana family of asanas
● Develop an understanding of the heart-expanding nature of a back-bending practice, and the foundation-integration of the previous sequences
● Begin to edit the 4 foundation sequences based on your understanding of wave sequencing, kramas, and families of asanas
● Learn wave sequencing for fire foundation sequences for hip opening and arm balances and the lunar fire sequence for deep flexibility and regeneration.
● Work with Prana Flow Three-Part Vinyasa Method and Vinyasa Krama to teach to all levels.
● Learn to teach and assist five primary alignment actions of the core “blueprint” asanas of the mandalas and sequence combinations with skill, effectiveness, fluency, and creativity.
● Develop Energetic Observation – ability to assess imbalances, blockages and leaks of energy to a person’s body, mind and heart-fire.
● Review and application of basic anatomy to understand the way prana flows in the muscles, bones and fascia for balancing and lengthening qualities of structural embodiment within the asanas.
● Special Mandala of Asanas Method – self and partner massage for regeneration and learning muscles, joints and boney landmarks of the body relevant to practice.
● Tantric-based meditation and yoga nidra for regeneration
The chilean born founder of Puro Yoga World, moved to Europe to study languages and communication. He lives part of his year in Belgium and the other part somewhere where
you can surf, drink watermelon and eat avocados. Trying to skip winters and always following the sun.
Juan Gabriel inspires a humble confidence, allowing students to find ease while expanding the edge of their comfort zones. He shares Prana Vinyasa Yoga® and in the form of Yoga Trance Dance, everywhere he goes, dancing with the world.
Juan Gabriel believes in yoga as a path of personal responsibility, transformation, and empowerment.
He encourages students to use the tools of yoga to create the highest vision for themselves, and that through their commitment and practice a world of peace and beauty is possible.
“It is my intention to awaken within each of us, our ability to act as positive instruments in this world for change. This is powered by love, joy and laughter!”
Open-hearted, life-loving experienced Prana Vinyasa Flow® Yoga Senior teacher trainer.
Her teaching is influenced by her attentive, loving devotion to her students and the many paths of yoga, life and spirituality as well as many years of assisting her beloved mentor and teacher Shiva Rea. She is well known for creating and holding sacred space for transformation and joyful in- depth explorations and is one of the leading Prana Vinyasa Flow® teachers in Europe.
Her interest in finding truth through various systems also led her to become a certified Associate Healing Tao Yoga Instructor with Mantak Chia and a Somatic/Holistic Counsellor with her beloved teachers Turiya and Rafia in “Working with People: A psychology of Awakening” and “Relationship Counseling” which focusses on assisted self-inquiry.
￼￼She has a strong dedication to hold space for others for self- knowing, touching the depth of our Being and cultivating heart- centered connections.
Christine is very passionate about supporting her students in the art of living and embodying yoga, authenticity and truth as well as joyful and peaceful living.
LIVE LOVE YOGA
– 165hrs practice and lectures with the mentors,
– 15h self practice with Juan Gabriel at YYOGA to choose from any Flow class from the moment they subscribe until the end of the training,
– 20h self study, assist in class min 1 time at YYOGA, homework and online school.
– Participants are encouraged to have a 1-year minimum yoga practice
– No prior teaching experience required
– Physical limitations, injuries and stiffness are OK
– An open-mind and willingness to participate in group learning as well as in self-inquiry process
– Ability to give and receive feedback skillfully
– Patience, dedication, compassion and motivation
Discover the healing power of your own voice in a workshop that combines yoga postures with sound.
Our bodies at a cellular level are in constant vibration. Not only do we express our own signature frequencies, but we also respond to external signals in subtle ways. Music and sound can resonate with our bodies at a very deep and intuitive level. In this workshop, we will explore the sound vibrations of our own voice using humming and simple Sanskrit mantras. As we vocalize and open ourselves up to authentic expression, we find potential for great physical and emotional release. Very few of us are blessed with the capability of free expression all the time. Insecurities, shyness, stress, fear of speaking out, language barriers, and guilt, can leave us stuck in the gap between what we would like to say, and what we actually do say or can’t say at all. This feeling of being stuck can lead to deep-seated tensions in the throat chakra. The act of humming or singing can have a profound effect on letting some of these tensions go, especially when combined with the stability, flexibility, and mindfulness that a yoga practice provides.
Finnish-American soprano Maria Männistö is an adventurous recitalist and yoga teacher. She followed multiple yoga trainings and workshops including with Kathleen Hunt (Hatha and Vinyasa), Sharon Gannon (Jivamukti), Jason Crandell (Vinyasa), Iyengar (Aadil Palkhivala and Martin Zilbauer) She’s currently based in Seattle where she shares her passion for both chanting and yoga.
This workshop is designed for all levels – yogis and singers alike – and particularly beneficial to anyone timid about projecting their voice. We’ll create a safe and playful setting in which to explore the relationship between body, breath and voice in an effort to bring greater harmony among these essential human facets. Most of all, we’ll create space to discover and get to know our true authentic voice.
Everyone is welcome to this practice.
By now we’ve learned how the physical disciplines of yoga can transform bodies, making them more flexible, strong and healthy. In this 2 hour workshop, master teacher David Harshada Wagner will share how the ancient inner teachings and practices of yoga have the same power to transform our minds, hearts, and lives.
Wagner is a classically trained yogi who knows how to share the ancient mysteries of meditation, mantra, and yoga philosophy in the most down-to-earth, grounded, practical way.
He will give a lively dharma talk with stories and mini meditations and also lead a deeper session of meditation for the group as well as answer any questions.
This session is a prelude to the Inner Yoga Intensive he’ll be leading Saturday and Sunday in Gent.
David Harshada Wagner is an author, meditation teacher, and transformational guide who has dedicated his life to the exploration of human consciousness. He is the founder and director of Living Meditation, based in New York City and travels widely working with people from all walks of life from all over the world.
David is on the faculties of Kripalu and Omega institutes where he regularly offers retreats and workshops, and is one of the most viewed teachers on the very popular Yogaglo.com.
He began his teaching career early as a yoga and meditation teacher in Chicago almost 20 years ago and since become a truly unique and highly marketable “teacher of the people”. Wagner’s teaching style is disarmingly informal and friendly, but has the ability to take people into deep levels of self-exploration. His speaking and writing style is conversational and he’s not shy about throwing in the occasional four letter word. Some have referred to his specialty as “no bullshit spirituality”. In a industry of lofty gurus and soft-spoken new age workshop leaders, Wagner stands out with his no-nonsense, all-American style.
Wagner is classically trained in the wisdom traditions of India, and is a master of meditation, but his teachings come from his many years helping people transform their lives and his own personal process of transformation. When he’s not teaching or writing, Wagner enjoys motorcycling and being a dad. Currently he is authoring a book on their spiritual lives of men.
More about David and his teaching:
Whether we practice yoga, sports or work in front of a computer, most of us will feel backache at one point or another. Whereas the Western medical approach often proposes drugs or even surgery as a treatment, yoga therapy focuses on connecting us again with our body and mind.
Discovering our body pattern, building awareness both on the mat and in daily life, and finding adjustments according to what is right for each of us –such is the very simple yet effective approach proposed by yoga therapy.
Yoga tradition offers us a variety of tools that can be used to develop our consciousness and preserve our health, especially breathing techniques and energetic locks (bandha), postural practice including stretching, alignment and strengthening, as well as relaxation and meditation. These tools can become great allies in helping us find more space, harmony and strength in our spine, restoring it to the channel of energy it is meant to be.
In this workshop you will get to know more about your back and learn how to use yoga techniques, so that you can create your own “toolbox” to be used at home, in your sport practice or at the office.
Everyone is welcome to this practice. Please let us know when you register whether you have a specific back condition or recurring discomfort.
And let your back be happy again!
For the third time, Pradeep is visiting us with his smile and incredible positive energy. Come and celebrate what you have, create a more powerful life experience, improve your courage, confidence and patience, get a strong and stable core for centered movement, find a balanced strength throughout the upper and lower body, build strength and flexibility, and improve your breath connection to increase endurance and receptivity.
Born in India, Pradeep Teotia has been practicing yoga his entire life and has been teaching for over a decade.
Pradeep developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga called Original Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of Devotion). An amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, this style of yoga has made him a well-known and popular teacher across the US and around the globe.
He is based in San Francisco where he teaches. Pradeep participates at yoga festivals, organises workshops and retreats around the world. He is a unique soul that embodies the openness of California and the ancient spirituality of India.
For more information about Pradeep visit www.pradeepyoga.com.
June 9 – Energize & Renew
@18.30 – Sun Room – 120’ – 35 €
It comes down to the strength at your core. In this challenging & opening the heart flow, Pradeep invites you to go deep within – within your center, your body, your spirit. And true to Pradeep style, in this practice we will access that core through multiple creative flow sequences, postures, and his gentle words of encouragement. This practice might become one you return to, over and over.
June 10 – The Art of Backbends
@10.00 – Sun Room – 180’ – 45 €
Backbends are some of the yoga’s most exhilarating postures and sometimes the most demanding. In this workshop we will open the entire front body, with emphasis on the heart center. We will explore many different ways of working with without props, along with physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of a backbend. our heart will dance with the fine are of balancing and surrender.
June 12 – Empower Detox Flow
@10.00 – Sun Room – 180’ – 45 €
This Workshop is specially designed to detoxify and cleanse the body. We will begin by cleaning the internal organs as we go through a strong standing pose sequence, then move into deep hip openers to clear the pelvis and boost the immune system and twists to wring out the internal organs and awaken and renew the digestive system. We will finish with inversions to stimulate the lymphatic system and aid in flushing out impurities from the body.
After a mindfulness meditation practice you will be guided through a blend of Chi Gong and Vinyasa Flow sequence by Philippe, a senior teacher and supported by Hakim, a professional sport masseur.
Both travelled here from South Africa to share their broad knowledge of anatomy and subtle energy. This four-hand class filled with personal adjustments and deep massage will help you to improve your alignment and refine your practice… pure bliss!
Unlock the Transformational Power Of
Have you ever wondered what the mysterious Bandhas are and how they can improve your yoga practice?
Bandha is a Sanskrit the word that means to hold, to lock, to tighten or to bind. Essentially, Bandhas can control the flow of energy through our body. Learning the correct application of these ancient practices is one of the key elements of a holistic yoga practice.
Through a combination of asana, pranayama, meditation and open discussions, we will explore the key philosophical concepts of the most essential Bandhas, as well as learn about the anatomy behind these subtle systems. Following the tradition of the Samudra Global School of Living Yoga, you will be guided through a creative Prana Vinyasa class to journey into this mysterious realm.
The workshop is open to everyone. If you are new to yoga, these foundational skills will create a solid set of habits that will help you to develop a safe yoga practice. For more experienced practitioners, and yoga teachers this workshop will not only give a deeper understanding of what Bandha actually is, but will also teach simple ways to help others work with these powerful techniques.
Winter Is Coming!
Winter is coming, join us for a special 2-hour Masterclass centered around yogic purification techniques. Get ready for the cold weather by boosting your immune system and learn useful yogic techniques to integrate into your everyday life!
Yogic science lends importance to cleansing practices as it does to asana, pranayama and meditation. This unique session is a great opportunity to cleanse your body and your mind through an energizing practice. We will offer ancient yogic cleansing techniques known as kriyas to remove toxins and impurities from your physical, mental and emotional body. These powerful techniques safely balance your energy flow with ease.
Everyone is welcome!
Come and visit us for the fourth edition of the Brussels’ Yoga Day.
Come check us out on Sunday from 10 A.M. to 17.00!
If you see our teachers, make sure to give them a big YYOGA hug!
More info www.brusselsyogaday.be
Sunday June 18
YOGANCE is a yoga inspired practice using techniques, elements of style and disciplines achieved within a professional dancers foundational training regiment. It focuses on correct alignment within the postures as well as fluid transitions that link breath to movement. This is where the transformative magic resonates within the practice. The breath becomes the internal music, the movement becomes the spirit dancing freely.
Tamara Levinson-Campos was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up in New York City. At age 15, she represented the USA at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain in the sport of rhythmic gymnastics. After being a three time USA National Champion and competing in World Class international events, she moved on to dancing professionally on NYC & Los Angeles.
Tamara’s versatility as a dancer, gymnast, rhythmic gymnast, aerial artist, contortionist led her to having an over 20 year career as a working professional dancer. She danced on three world tours with Madonna (Drowned World, Reinvention, Confessions), and along side other popular artists such as Usher, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and more. Her off-broadway debut was in hit aerial shows “De La Guarda”. Later she helped create off-broadway sensation “Fuerzabruta” of which she also performed in for many years all over the world. Mrs. Levinson is currently working as a choreographer for commercial, music videos and films.
Tamara has been teaching all styles of movement for over 20 years as she continues to consistently create works of her own in all mediums. She considers herself a Movement Artist, where the mind is limitless and freedom of self expression prevails all.
Though Tamara has had a very successful career as a performer & choreographer, her proudest accomplishment is her creation of YOGANCE which is the end result of her lifetime of body, mind and soul searching.
YOGANCE is the culmination of everything she has gathered along the way as a student, performer and tour guide (aka “Teacher”). She is humbled to be able to share her journey with her beYOUtiful warriors and hopes to inspires everywhere to BEYOUtiful warriors!
This is your weekend to breath and move your way to a free more happy you! Prepare to engage unapologetically with you body, mind and soul. Using the tool of Yogance (a yoga-dance, breath to movement exercise) we will move through a thorough warm up, a choreographed yoga dance flow, freestyle improvisational exercises and finally a meditation to remind us how accessing our gift of intuitive movement & letting go of judgement can bring us back to appreciating our beauty inside and out. A weekend to BEYOUtiful.
April 15 – 16
Yogance Movement Therapy Weekend
@10.00 – Sun Room – 2x 180’ – 90 €
Movement doesn’t always have to be a scientific game of required alignments and fancy terms. In fact, the beauty of Yogance is it’s ability to free the mind so the body can express authentically. Expect to play, play, play and move beYOUtifully!
Sink into a yogic journey through the practice of a soft Vinyasa surrounded by the sound of Hangji.
A unique experience of yoga practice and soundbath.
Coral Brown draws on 20 years of experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide fertile, open space for the processes of healing and transformation. She has trained in the Iyengar and Jivamukti methods and is a senior teacher of Prana Vinyasa flow, leading teacher trainings, retreats and workshops worldwide.
Coral’s teaching style fuses the energetic, creative energy of Prana Flow yoga with her experience as a Holistic Counselor. Her integrative yet lighthearted approach invites students to unite mind, body and spirit to transcend physical asana and create space for conscious evolution.
@19.00 – Sun Room – 150’ – 40 €
Ever wonder who’s who in the grand pantheon of Hindu mythology? Ganesha, Shiva, Hanuman, Vishnu? How does this cast of characters and their stories influence our down dogs and why are some poses named after them? Hinduism is the oldest belief system in the world and it is the foundation of the yoga that we love and practice. Within this dynamic vinyasa flow story telling class, focusing on the Hanuman, we will scratch the surface of the vast Hindu belief system and explain how the historical roots of yoga are directly connected to the modern day yogi.
Martin has studied yoga in India and Asia for six years. He has spent an extensive amount of time focusing on the healing benefits of The Great Yoga Wall system; his wealth of knowledge in this particular branch of yoga is unprecedented. Martin continues to deepen his knowledge by participating in advanced trainings while teaching yoga courses and organising teacher trainings in Germany, Europe, and around the world. He had the privilege of receiving his Iyengar Yoga teacher certification from B.K.S. Iyengar himself and visits the Iyengar Institute in India yearly.
Anatomy & Asana
@18.45 – Sun Room – 150’ – 40 €
Alignment & Precision
@10.00 – Sun Room – 180’ – 45€
Open your Heart Chakra on the Yoga Wall
@15.00 – Moon Room – 180’ – 50 €
Spice up your Practice with the Yoga Wall
@10.00 – Moon Room – 180’ – 50 €
Discount when signing up for multiple sessions : 2 sessions -5€ / 3 sessions -10€ -not available for online payment
October 21 – Anatomy & Asana @18.45 – Sun Room – 150’ – 40 €
In this Iyengar inspired workshop, learn the importance of anatomy, technique, sequencing and timing. We will cover the basics of anatomy and how you can theoretically apply them in your practice to prevent injury, create stability in weaker parts of the body, such as joints, and grow greater awareness of alignment.
October 22 – Alignment & Precision @10.00 – Sun Room – 180’ – 45€
Come experience a deeper facet of your physical practice as we explore some Iyengar yoga techniques. In this hands-on workshop, we will dig into a practice using props, such as straps or blocks, in order to hone in on refining alignment and building a strong foundation.
October 22 -Open your Heart Chakra on the Yoga Wall @15.00 – Moon Room – 180’ – 50 €
The heart chakra is said to rule our openness to the world, our sense of self-love and confidence, as well as our capacity for compassion and empathy. Come balance your heart chakra with a series of backbends. We will use the yoga wall to learn how to maintain strong spinal integrity within deep heart openers.
October 23 -Spice up your Practice with the Yoga Wall @10.00 – Moon Room – 180’ – 50 €
Variety is the spice of life! Come learn some new tips and tricks to reinvigorate and inspire your time on the mat! In this asana based workshop, we will use the yoga wall to delve into a more challenging practice!
Acroyoga combines 3 traditional disciplines: yoga, acrobatics & thai massage. In the beginning of class, yoga brings the awareness to the breath and warms the body up. Acrobatics stimulates power and collaboration. The base is the person who has most contact with the ground. He’s often with his back on the ground and supports the flyer with arms and legs. The flyer is the person in the air who, supported by the base, can move in dynamic positions. The Spotter takes care of safety and support. An Acroyoga class usually ends with thai massage or therapeutic flying where it’s all about letting go.
Acroyogi’s can share weight in a playful way to get to know themselves and others better. Trust and communication are essential. It does look challenging but you will be surprised how quick you can learn!
Charlotte is a wild spirit, a traveling yogi, a mother and a free soul who writes for the Yoga Journal France and teaches at yoga retreats and festivals internationally.
Charlotte’s teaching is the reflection of a healthy and happy life full of gratitude and joy. Her yoga is fun, real, fluid, theme based, thoughtful and a mix of her prana flow, hatha, yin and ashtanga backgrounds. She takes inspiration from those around her, the seasons and her own life. She helps women to mindfully defeat their body demons and shows them how to embrace their perfect imperfections.
Charlotte lives in the French Alps with her two daughters and makes the most of the mountain lifestyle.
Awaken The Wild Woman Within
Celebrate your sensuality, unleash the Goddess within, it’s time to rise sister! An exploration of the wild & sexy within! Embody the flow
A workshop exploring the connection between social stereotypes, right and wrong, good & bad girl & what you are really wanting to unleash! Reconnecting with your inner woman, with your sensual, sexy, sassy-ness. Using Tantric techniques & yoga moves, visualisation, music we will flow together on a journey to liberate the “bad” girls within & your inner Goddess!
Harness Your Energy & Refine Your Light
Back to school can be fun. Harness and channel your Summer time energy to keep the heat and inner rays glowing within. Maintain inner balance and find a harmony to face to return to work & the Autumn approach. Using asanas, intentions, daily techniques & meditation to harness your inner energy & glow we will journey together through a dynamic practice. A fabulous way to keep shining during the Autumn & Winter “darker” months. Your kit bag to positive & dynamic energy!
What If Your Weakness Was Your Greatest Strength?
It is always just a question of relative. We still live in the idea of no pain no gain creating barriers, suffering and maintaining the preconceptions along the way. The amount of can’t dos, shouldn’t dos dos, need to dos that pigment our lives is massive! But guess what you don’t have to struggle – you are allowed to soften. Find your weakness and know that this could actually be your strength! Are there Yoga poses the frighten you? Well let’s soften the edges together….Are there parts of you you are afraid or ashamed or just don’t think you can do something? Let’s use those parts of you, work through them & turn them to your advantage.
Asanas, positive vibes & great smiles!
Like a tree, our community is growing every year. Come celebrate our Three-year anniversary this Saturday February 11th. Between 3 and 8 pm
Come take part in one or more of our many FREE mini playshops, yoga trance dance or soundbath; take advantage of our Winter Promo Pass; or just come enjoy some healthy finger food and wish us a happy yogiversary!
No registration needed as all workshops will be on a first come first serve basis. Please BRING YOUR MAT if you have one.
15:00 – Yoga Trance Dance with Juan (60 min)
Kick off your socks, move to the beat and let your body flow! Juan Gabriel will kick off the YYoga celebration with Yoga Trance Dance; spontaneous asana movement unfolding into the exploration of the power of rhythmic, free-form, breath- driven movement to liberate one’s creative life force and cultivate embodied freedom!
15:15 – Tear down the Wall with Robbie – a Yogic Pop tribute to Berlin 1989 (30 min)
Get the look and travel back to ’89 with Robbie! Sow the seeds of of love in this creative yoga wall playshop. Flow like never before and express yourself while pumping up the jam. First you will straighten up, then do asanas like prayers. Test your resistance to poison, listen to you heart to find your eternal flame.
16:00 – Jump back & forth with Roby (30 min)
Join Roby as he reveals the secrets of the jump back and jump through. This mini workshop, accessible to all levels, will teach you how to grasp stillness and control in your transitions. With self control and breath, learn to contest gravity!
16:30 – Go Plank or Go Home with Charis (30 min)
Strengthen your core and sculpt your abs and oblique’s in this plank-based mini session! Together with Charis, you will fine tune your plank position, experiment with multiple variations and discover new ways to feel the yoga burn!
16:45 – Go to War-rior with Tuesday (30 min)
Practice your warrior and destroy the ego with Tuesday! This playshop will fine-tune your warrior asanas all while offering an interpretation of the story that the Higher Self destroys the ego for the sake of the heart.
17:15 – Yoga Nidra with Tessa (30 min)
Join Tessa on a guided meditative journey to deep relaxation! In a state between waking and dreaming, you will travel through each kosha or layer of your being (physical body, breath body, mental body, wisdom body and bliss body) to reunite with your Truest Self.
17:30 – Do an AUM-some practice with Josick (30 min)
Chant and find out the meaning of your AUM with Josick. This mantra, often reduced to just sound, is full of symbolism. Discover how to enlighten your postural and breathing practices with it!
18:00 – Gong bath with Colin & Annika (60 min)
Let Annika and Colin bathe you in sound. Forget time and space and plunge into the present moment as the vibrations of the gongs massage every cell of your being. A meditative experience and feast for the ears and senses alike!
18:30 – Fly to relaxation with Bart & Christina (60 min)
Therapeutic flying uses the tools and ancient wisdom of Thai Yoga massage taken from the mat into the air. Learn to give and receive support through partner flying poses, sharing Metta -loving kindness-, learning compassionate touch, receptivity and communication. Expand and explore, giving the gift of flight as you plaufully lengthen, stretch and massage. No partner required.
Our 3 of Life celebration will also include a raffle and other games! Simply by being present in the yoga classes leading up to our birthday you will have the chance to win a MANDUKA Yin set (mat, bolsters, block, strap) and a MANDUKA yang set (mat, bag, blocks, strap, hand towel, mat towel) (Pictures to come). A Tiny Devotion amethyst mala is also up for grabs! Stay tuned to this page to find out how to win! Good luck!
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Saturday February 11
Take your yoga practice to the next level and become a knowledgeable and inspiring teacher and spiritual activist!
Led by Yyoga and guest teachers, we welcome your applications and inquiries for more information. Join us in 2017 for this holistic yogic lifestyle program and embark on a life-changing journey.
Whether your focus is enhancing and deepening your own yoga practice or working towards becoming a yoga teacher and spiritual activist, our 300-hour Yoga Teacher and Yogic Lifestyle Immersion is the perfect place to start.
We believe there is a powerful inner wisdom in each of us, enriching our lives, changing how we live and thereby creating a better world. This philosophy is an intricate part of our training program, which we have designed using our passion, curiosity and love for introspection.
Our program draws wisdom and inspirations from the timeless principles of hatha and raja yoga, ayurveda, buddhist and taoist (Yin and Yang) philosophy. It is infused with a modern understanding of human anatomy and consciousness as well as with the latest results of yoga science and medicine all while maintaining deep roots in the traditional and ancient wisdom of yoga.
We place powerful focus on your personal development and on the strengthening of your physical, mental and emotional practice:
– Experience continued mentorship and support from like-minded teachers and practitioners
– Assist with classes at Yyoga
– Discover a safe place to develop meaningful relationships
– Explore the vast evolution of yoga from its origin to its current role in our modern urban lives
Our comprehensive lifestyle program will provide practical and intelligent tools to:
– Transform your life
– Deepen your yoga and spiritual practice
– Develop a positive and happy outlook on your life
– Be more present and confident in your own life
– Awaken a deeper self-knowledge and ongoing curiosity for learning
– Become a knowledgeable, inspiring and compassionate yoga teacher and spiritual activist
Intensive weekends – Saturdays & Sundays from 8 am – 6:30 pm
Week-long intensive – from 9 am – 7:00 pm
Payment before 31/12/2016: 2995 EUR
Payment after 31/12/2016: 3195 EUR
Pay in four installments: 3295 EUR
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For more information about our program, please call or email us:
Our 6-month immersion course is informative, evolving, and customized to each group of students’ needs, goals and characteristics. We emphasize self-inquiry, introspection, clear language, critical thinking and compassionate attitude.
It is the first time in Brussels a course will be offered with this diverse international teaching team and dedicated training facilities. Our inspiring team will continue to support your journey as you forge your spiritual path long after completion of your training.
We plan to maintain the quality of our mentorship by limiting the number of students. We welcome your application.
Yin and Yang Yoga is a theoretical and non-dogmatic approach to a wholesome and balanced yoga practice and way of living. Honoring the dualistic nature of our core existence, we developed a unique methodology to teaching and practicing yoga.
We will journey into the polarities of yin and yang, moon and sun, female and male energies within ourselves to create a healthier, more balanced and integral yoga practice. Yin and yang energies produce a continuous dance and movement within our body and mind. Balancing these complementary opposites both on and off the mat helps to develop harmony, kindness, compassion and consciousness within us.
The program will focus on a thorough analysis of traditional hatha and mindful vinyasa flow yoga. The more bvsubtle layers of our existence and practice will be explored by integrating pranayama, meditative and introspective yin and restorative yoga practices.
The training schedule is structured to accommodate students’ work, school & family.
Training will include:
– Eight intensive weekend modules
– Weekly mentoring and asana sessions
– Ongoing individual and group assignments
– An intensive 1-week module for a total of more than 300 hours.
Each weekend module will provide you with full immersion in the theory and practice of yoga and related sciences. The time between the intensives will allow you to return to your daily life and integrate the new knowledge, inspiration and experience.
Weekly assignments will deepen your studies and keep you inspired and engaged. Mentorship, coaching and feedback will be provided to develop and refine your skills.
Regular yoga practice will be an essential part of training. Students will receive free classes at Yyoga for the duration of the training and are required to take minimum three group classes per week.
Our program will conclude with an intensive one-week long immersion experience. This week will offer reflection on the development of your personal practice. You will have the opportunity to assess your own confidence in both your skills as a practitioner and teacher.
Our non-dogmatic and holistic approach to yoga training incorporates both Eastern and Western science and spiritual tradition, Ayurvedic wisdom, sound healing and Yin and Yang philosophy as well as a modern understanding of the human biology, body and consciousness.
We will study, explore and integrate:
– Physical and spiritual aspects of traditional hatha, mindful vinyasa flow, yin and restorative yoga
– Teaching foundational and intermediate asanas and their variations to engage body, mind and spirit
– Deconstruction of asanas into alignment principles for clarity and intelligent sequencing and safe physical practice
– Building intelligent asana sequencing: how to design and teach transformative hatha, vinyasa and yin-like yoga classes
– Yoga for longevity: learning asana modifications for injury prevention and rehabilitation
– Observing and understanding bodies
– Purpose and use of props
– Hands-on adjustments and assists to educate your students
– Cultivating clear languaging and communication as a teacher
– Essential pranayama techniques to refine your attention and shift vital energy
– Tools to focus your mind for contemplation, introspection and meditation
– Philosophical and spiritual themes as integral, inseparable elements of the yoga practice
– Applied anatomy and physiology of the physical and subtle energy body
– History and philosophy through study of ancient yoga texts and literature
– Basic Sanskrit
– Learning, living and embodying the yogic ethical observances, both on and off the mat
– Building and cultivating your life-long home practice
– Intensives and training modules include Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Bhakti, Ethics, Restorative yoga, Yin Yoga, Pre-Natal, Yoga Wall, Introduction to Holistic Nutrition and Sound Healing.
– Business of yoga
Trainings consist of more than 300-hours content.
– Participants are encouraged to have a 1-year minimum yoga practice
– No prior teaching experience required
– Physical limitations, injuries and stiffness are OK
– An open-mind and willingness to participate in group learning as well as in self-inquiry process
– Ability to give and receive feedback skillfully
– Patience, dedication, compassion and motivation
– Free classes at Yyoga for duration of the training
– Yyoga teacher training manual and workbook included
– Required books (list will be provided prior to start)
– Suggested books (list will be provided prior to start)