The Practice of Wholeness

Vinyasa Krama, Yin Yoga and Buddhist Mindfulness

A Weekend Intensive with Whit Hornsberger


October 22, 2022
2 x 3hr Workshop Series

The traditional movement and sequence methodology of Vinyasa Krama honours the breath as our ultimate teacher and source of wisdom. These teachings and vinyasa sequencing, as passed down by the father of modern yoga, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, remind us that this ancient tradition is one of slowing down, quieting the mind and cultivating the one-pointed concentration capable of moving beyond the limitations of the mind’s conditioning.

As the speed of global culture increases, the momentum of contemporary society can overwhelm and influence all aspects of our lives, including the way in which we engage upon the yoga mat. Driven by the unrelenting tyranny of time to accomplish more and get to the next moment, our grounding yoga practice can instead fragment the mind’s attention through rapid momentum induced transitions, preventing the union of mind and body while increasing the habitual reactivity of mind that pushes and pulls us from the gift of the present moment, the causal condition that manifests as our suffering (duhkha).

Through the application of mindful breath coordinated movements, powerfully deliberate transitions (vinyasas) and intelligent sequencing (krama), Vinyasa Krama (as taught by Krishnamacharya) offers refuge from the quickening pace of contemporary life, integrating the mind and body into unparalleled states of transformative oneness, awakening the fertile space and innate refuge of witness-consciousness within which freedom from suffering is born.

This workshop series will explore the history, methodology and practice of Vinyasa Krama (including asana, pranayama and meditation), as well as discussion into the ultimate purpose behind why we are stepping onto the yoga mat in the first place.

These teachings and practices are suitable for all levels of practitioners. Students can sign up for individual sessions, however, we encourage everyone to attend both workshops for a more holistic experience.



Asana Sequences: Mountain (Tadasana), Triangle (Trikonasana), Meditative (Dhyana)

Pranayama: Anuloma-Ujjayi

Meditation: Breath



Asana Sequences: Mountain (Tadasana), Posterior Stretch (Paschimottanasana), Supine (Suptasana)

Pranayama: Pratiloma-Ujjayi

Meditation: Breath


October 23, 2022
2 x 3hr Workshop Series

A wise man once said:

“Between stimulus and reaction there is a space. Within that space lies our power to choose our response. And within our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Invariably, however, this space is rendered imperceptible by the mind’s conditioning. The result is that much of a human life can be lived beyond the ultimate reality of the present moment and, instead, within a pseudo-reality dictated by habitual patterns of reactivity, leaving us feeling incarcerated within, and at the dictates of, our own minds.

This workshop series will integrate the wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings and mindfulness methodology (satipatthana vipassana) with the passive approach of Yin Yoga. The extended stays within the postures of the Yin Yoga practice provide a rich medium through which to apply the transformative mind-training methods of the Buddha, expanding the spatiotemporal gap between stimulus and reaction required for the mind to see clearly, gifting itself the incredible ability to objectively observe and study its own conditioned nature.

Through ardent dedication and commitment to the process the mind becomes capable of clearly perceiving its conditioned attachment to duality, the source of suffering (dukkha), resulting in liberating insights (vipassana) into the true nature of ultimate reality.

These transformative insights into the mind’s conditioned limitations initiates, over time and when combined with patient endurance, a systematic letting go, gifting ourselves and our minds the opportunity to choose a wise, conscious, response in each moment, eradicating suffering from our lives.

Our time together will include a Dhamma talk on Buddhist philosophy, including topics such as dukkha (unsatisfactoriness/suffering), the cause of dukkha, and the experiential understanding through practice of how the Buddha’s mindfulness meditation method (satipatthana vipassana) carries the potential to emancipate the mind from all kinds and forms of suffering.

This offering is suitable for all levels of practitioners.



Topic: The Conditioned Stream

Objective: Befriending Pain & Discomfort

Teaching: The Two Arrows & The Defilement of Aversion

Outcome: Acceptance



Topic: The Middle Path

Objective: Freedom from Suffering

Teaching: The Cobra & the Defilement of Greed

Outcome: Equanimity



About Whit 

Whit Hornsberger is a student and teacher of the wisdom traditions of Theravada Buddhism and Classical Yoga.

A former athlete, Whit discovered the path as a result of a career ending knee injury and the subsequent emotional and mental suffering inherent in losing one’s (supposed) self-identity and self-worth. Whit found in these ancient traditions a way to tread the sometimes difficult and arduous path of self-inquiry.

17 years after initially finding the wisdom traditions of ancient India, he continues to pursue his passion for truth and embodied well-being by way of meditation retreats amongst the courageous monastics in the Buddhist monasteries of Burma.

A lover of surf, travel and nature, Whit expounds the teachings internationally and online, offering workshops, conferences, retreats and trainings.



Saturday, October 22, 2022

Session 1: 9.00 – 12:00

Session 2: 13:30 – 16:30


Sunday, October 23, 2022

Session 1: 9.00 – 12:00

Session 2: 13:30 – 16:30


Full Weekend – 4 x 3 hours
Yyoga Members* – 185 EUR
Non-Members – 199 EUR

1 day – 2 x 3 hours
Yyoga Members* – 99 EUR
Non-Members – 105 EUR

1 session – 1 x 3 hours
Yyoga Members* – 55 EUR
Non-Members – 60 EUR

* Students with active 5/10-class pass or 1, 3, 6, 12 month unlimited


Registration and Inquiries:


Alternative Payment Methods:
– PayPal
– Bank Transfer

The Magic of Living Wisely

Ayurveda and the Science of Self-Healing

w/ Lily Joan Roberts

Pukka’s Herbal Ambassador Lily Joan Roberts will host a 90 minute mini-workshop on how to use herbs to calm your mind and relax your body. As a herbalist, Ayurvedic lifestyle coach and functional nutritionist, she will take us through the medicinal magic of nature and inspire us with practical and concrete tools that we can use in our daily lives.

She will teach you how to read and balance your unique body and mind from an Ayurvedic perspective and how to connect mindfully with what you eat and drink every day.


What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest medical systems (more than 5,000 years old) with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. It emphasises a natural and holistic approach to physical, mental and emotional health. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda translates to knowledge of life and living.


How does it work?

Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in your life such as lifestyle, exercising, thinking, diet, and the use of herbs.

Basic knowledge of Ayurveda helps you to understand how to restore and maintain balance of your body, mind and consciousness according to your own individual constitution. Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, you have a particular pattern of energy — an individual combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics — which comprises you own constitution. Ayurveda fully embraces your own uniqueness and can help you to implement certain lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain vibrant health.

Balance is the natural order, imbalance is disorder. Health is order, disease is disorder. Within the body there is a constant interaction between order and disorder. When you understand the nature and structure of disorder, you can re-establish order. Ayurveda is all about understanding that being “healthy” is your natural state.

This is a FREE event


October 9, 2022

15.00 – 16:30

Limited spaces available

Feel the Love

With Pradeep Teotia

For the sixth time, Pradeep is visiting us with his smile and incredibly 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, balance strength throughout the upper and lower body, create flexibility, and improve your breath awareness to increase endurance and receptivity.

About Pradeep

Born in India, Pradeep Teotia has been practicing yoga his entire life and has been teaching for over a decade.
Pradeep has developed his own unique 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 although he is primarily based in San Francisco. 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



June 17 – Prana Shakti Flow
@18.30 – Sun Room – 150’ – 35 EUR*/40 EUR – Full Weekend Package 85 EUR

June 18 – Open Heart, Open Hips
@10.00 – Sun Room – 120’ – 30 EUR*/35 EUR – Full Weekend Package 85 EUR

June 19 – Charging Flow
@11.00 – Sun Room – 120’ – 30 EUR*/35 EUR – Full Weekend Package 85 EUR

* Discounts Available for Yyoga Members with Active 5/10-Class pass or 1, 3, 6, 12 months

More details


Prana Shakti Flow

Beginning with chanting OM, Yoga Sutras, Mantras, Meditation, Setting intentions for practice & Philosophy talk – Believe in yourself.
Yoga has the power to open us to the love and beauty life has to offer. In this practice, join Pradeep for a beautiful and heartfelt practice in which you open your heart and leave feeling lighter and calmer.

Open Heart, Open Hips

Beginning with chanting OM, Yoga Sutras, Mantras, Meditation, Setting intentions for practice & Philosophy talk – Have Faith & trust the process.
It’s time to get super deep with our hip openers. This means we will take some time to break down the basics of hip function, the muscles we are targeting and the potential risk and alignment strategies so we can choose the appropriate level without harming ourselves.

Expect to go deep using Yogic Alignment principles, opening up to our energy body and the wisdom of our deepest heart. As always, the focus is ultimately on opening up to love-the ultimate renewable resource.

Empower Detox Flow!

The latest Asana-centric Vinyasa practice sequenced by Pradeep Teotia. Stretch the spine in all directions and release tensions and impurities, so the process of purification that is yoga can begin in earnest. Session will include short-form Philosophy, chanting of the Om and carefully curated breathing exercises. Explore traditional and less well-known techniques with a teacher of deep experience with them all.

“I hope you have an opportunity to come experience the opportunity to track subtle shifts or extraordinary transformation.”

ONLINE Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Qigong, Lower Arm & Leg Anatomy

Organized with, hosted by Jo Phee

60 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

This Teacher training module will give you all the tools to teach Yin Yoga. This specific module, will also teach you the fundamentals of Qigong.

This training will focus on incorporating the theories of Qigong into Yin Yoga postures. Students will learn how to incorporate it to your personal practice, how to cultivate and regulate your life energy, the history and philosophy of Qigong, how to harmonise and balance emotions, meditations and breathing techniques as well as the basics of a yin yoga practice. They will also understand how to sequence a yin yoga class, the 4 stages of a Yin pose and much more to help you in your teaching and personal practice.

Join senior yin trainer Jo Phee for her Teacher Training online. This training will be hosted directly by Jo Phee’s Yinspiration Yin Yoga platform in order to have access to all live zoom sessions and pre-recordings. This module is happening only online and is part of Jo Phee’s Fundamentals Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

Training Topics:

Yin Yoga (with Jo Phee)

– Yin YogaTheory and Practice
– The Classic Yin Poses
– Variations for Different Skeletons
– Prop Usage and Modifications
– Safety in Yin Yoga
– The 4-Parts Of A Yin Pose
– The 3-Parts Of A Yin Class
– The Energy Curve Of A Yin Class
– How To Teach Functional Yin Yoga
– Creative Yin Sequences
– Exploring Yin Themes
– Teaching Methodology
– Teaching Considerations
– The Role Of A Teacher

Anatomy of Lower Leg/Arm (with Jo Phee)

– Anatomy & Physiology
– Biomechanics of Movement
– Common Pathologies & Treatments
– Skeletal Variations
– What is Hypermobility
– Hyperextension Of Elbows and Knees
– Functional Anatomy Lab
– Analysis of Yin Yoga Poses
– Adaptation of Poses for Different Skeletons

Theory and Practical Martial, Spiritual & Medical Qigong (with guest instructor)

– Develop a Personal Qigong Practice
– Cultivating & Regulating Life Energy
– History & Philosophy of Qigong
– How to Balance & Harmonize Emotions
– Ancient & Progressive Breathing Practices
– Five Categories of Taoist Meditation
– Subtle Anatomy: Meridians, Chakras, & Dantian
– Qigong to Develop Functional Strength, Power, and Flexibility
– The Healer’s Approach: Thought, Vision, & Touch
– Cultivating Your Voice & Intention
– The Role of a Teacher
– Adjustments, Energetics, & Alignments of Postures
– The Power of Ritual
– Developing Intuition
– Circulation of Light (Microcosmic Orbit)
– Qigong in Your Daily Life
– Honoring Tradition and Your Authentic Self
– The intersection of Qigong & Yin Yoga

For other trainings with Jo Phee, visit

About Jo Phee

With a background in TCM, Functional Anatomy, Fascia Study and Myofascial Release, Jo is a senior Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer apprenticed under Yin Yoga founders, Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, for more than a decade. A long time student and senior teaching assistant for both Paul Grilley, Jo has has taught 10,000+ hours of public Yin classes over the past decade and has conducted over 70 Yin Yoga teacher trainings around the world. Her popular Yin Yoga Teacher Training programs are always sold out worldwide and fully endorsed by both Paul and Sarah.

Dates & Schedule

November 28, 2021 > January 21, 2022

Sunday November 28, 16:00 – 17:00 – Live Zoom online

Week 1, November 29 > December 3, 2021 – 9hrs Pre-Recorded Classes

Week 2, December 6 > December 10, 2021 – 9hrs Pre-Recorded Classes

Week 3, December 13 > December 17, 2021 – 9hrs Pre-Recorded Classes

Week 4, January 3 > January 7, 2022 – 9hrs Pre-Recorded Classes

Sunday January 9, 16:00 – 17:00 – Live Zoom online

Week 5, January 10 > January 14, 2022 – 9hrs Pre-Recorded Classes

Sunday January 16, 16:00 – 17:00 – Live Zoom online

Week 6, January 17 > January 21, 2022 – 9hrs Pre-Recorded Classes


Online Zoom and Prerecorded Sessions


1210 EUR

Fee covers
– Training and Lectures
– Yinspiration Training Kit
– Yin manuals in english (printed copy only)
– Qigong manual (digital only)

Contact and questions

Create, Play and Love

Craftshop – Spiritual Jewellery

with Maricela, Michael & Robbie

Join our gang of yogis and faeries Maricela, Michael and Robbie for a fun workshop making your very own spiritual jewellery! This is a perfect opportunity right before the holidays to craft a powerful object for yourself or your loved ones.

For eons and eons, spiritual jewellery has always been used for protection as well as for honouring the gifts of nature, celebrating the beauty of the human body as well as remembering our deep connection with the Universe. These high-frequency creations help us to transcend our current challenges whatever we face and bring more strength, courage, luck, health, abundance and happiness in to our life. Mala necklaces and bracelets can enhance our spiritual practice and can be used for keeping count during mantra chanting, and for focusing the mind during meditation.


What to expect in this craftshop:

– you will be introduced to the tradition of spiritual jewellery

– intention setting, opening ritual and a guided meditation to create a special bond with your gemstones and jewellery

– you will be guided through the process of making your own precious mala and mala bracelets as well as learn some special special knotting techniques

– we will provide guidance on the qualities and meanings of each gemstone we provide

– you will learn how to properly use, store, cleanse and energise your sacred jewellery


What is included?
All materials will be provided, including the choice between many gemstones, beads and guru beads, allowing you to select the ones you truly connect with.


What can I craft and create?
Whether you want to create some high-frequency bracelets or a complete mala necklace, the choice is completely yours! We just ask you to get minimum 2 gemstone sachets (great for 2 mala bracelets).

Date and Price

December 9, 2021

@19.00 – Moon Room – 210’ 


Prices and Options

2 bracelets (54 beads) – 49 EUR

1 Mala Necklace or 4 Bracelets (108 beads) – 69 EUR

Full Package – 1 Mala Necklace & 1 Bracelet – 79 EUR

Online Workshops with Joan Hyman

The Muscle of the Soul + Yoga for your Back + Creative Prop Flow (includes 14 day access to recording)

Please note that these workshops will take place online. Can’t make it to any of these dates? Don’t worry, you’ll receive 14 day access to the recordings.

The muscle of the soul

The psoas muscle is the deepest muscle in our bodies. It’s sometimes referred to as the muscle of our soul. This core-stabilizing muscle that runs from our trunk to the hipbone affects mobility, structural balance, joint function, flexibility, and much more. In addition to its function to help keep the body upright and moving, it affects two of our most vital systems: digestion and breath. In this workshop, you will learn where your psoas is and how to unlock this deep muscle creating numerous benefits throughout your body and releasing trapped emotions that can block your vitality. There will be a brief anatomy lesson learning the psychological benefits of releasing this muscle before a deep practice opening the abdomen region and releasing the lower back and hips. This practice is open to all levels and will include a theme of control and surrender. We will work with props, the breath, and holding postures in a way to help dig into this deep muscle that is connected to the core of our being.

Yoga for back care

Learn how to heal your low back through yoga postures that build strength in your legs and core to support your sacrum. The sacrum is the key to stability in the lower back. It is the fulcrum point in our bodies from which all movement happens. If the surrounding muscles are not stable, the ligaments and joints in the lower back will be stressed. In this workshop, you will learn about the muscles and bones surrounding the low back area and evaluate the standing poses and core exercises needed to build strength here. Hip openers and breath awareness adds to the healing by pacifying the low back freeing you of low back pain. Gain the tools of cultivating a self practice to help you stay pain free and feeling great in your body! All levels are welcome and you will learn how to use foundational poses to remedy your lower back and create a sense of balance and ease throughout your body and mind.

Spice up your flow with yoga props

This class will move from your outer edges into your inner body and discover the more subtle parts of your practice by the use of prop work. We will use alignment as a point of focus to build steadiness and ease and the use of the props to help you stabilize and support your joints. Props help us feel supported and can help us let go in the poses, which can help areas that are tight and restricted begin to open up.  Especially during the time we are in right now, support is encouraged and learning to work with the props can help to heal injury and access poses that can seem unattainable. This is a creative and fun workshop learning how to use blocks, straps, blankets, and the wall and even chairs.  Spice up your self practice and for teachers get inspired to use more props in your classes  and stay inspired to practice longer and more effectively! All levels welcome!

About Joan 

teaching style seamlessly supports her students as they emerge from their practice with the rich and bright energy that yoga has to offer. Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the combined studies of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga as well as Ayurveda and meditation. An authentic modern-day yogi, Joan’s love and devotion show up in her practice and throughout her teaching, you will leave her class feeling transformed and deeply aligned.

Joan spent fifteen years as a distinguished YogaWorks Senior Teacher before bringing her expertise to Wanderlust as the Director of Teacher Trainings in 2016. Now, with over twenty years’ experience leading retreats, trainings, and international workshops, Joan continues to travel the globe leading her own signature trainings. In addition, Joan partners with yoga schools in various corners of the world on their teacher training programs.   Joan’s open-hearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving.

As a leader in the Los Angeles yoga community, Joan also contributes to popular blogs such as The Daily Love, Elephant Journal, and Wanderlust. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, ORIGIN Magazine and Women’s Health for her advice and expertise on health and wellness. Joan’s openhearted approach to teaching yoga keeps both her inner spirit and her students continuously evolving.



Friday, October 16, 2020 – Muscle of the Soul
@19.30 – 21:30 – ONLINE – 30 EUR/25 EUR*
+14 day access to recording

Saturday, October 17, 2020 – Back Care 
@15.00 – 18:00 – ONLINE – 35 EUR/30 EUR*
+14 day access to recording

Sunday, October 18, 2020 – Creative Props
@15.00 – 18.00 – ONLINE – 35 EUR/30 EUR*
+14 day access to recording

* Discounts Available:
– For Yyoga Members with Active 5/10-Class pass or 1, 3, 6, 12 months

Registration by Email:

Alternative Payment Methods:
– PayPal
– Bank Transfer

6 & The City

Your Favorite Studio Is Turning 6, Come And Celebrate With Us

It’s our Birthday and because we are grateful for the community we have built together, we want to offer you a day full of fun free mini-workshops! Come celebrate with us as we turn our studio into a disco Saturday Night Five Years! All are welcome, including brand new yogis. Get a taste of our warm studio and enjoy some delicious vegetarian finger food and organic tea! Scroll down for details!


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 – HEAT THE (pelvic) FLOOR with JOSICK (moon)

Use it or lose it! In this class we will learn how to strengthen the pelvic floor and all the benefits that arise when working with the inner bowl of the hips!

15:15 – LINE 108 – NEW JERSEY > MANHATTAN with ERICA (sun)

Together with Erica, you will plank, crunch, and core train until you feel the yoga burn! Enjoy a soft harmonium finish to reward your hard work!

15:45 – BONDING with TESSA (moon)

Discover the therapeutic benefits of the yoga wall as a prop to make your body feel good! Experience new sensations, poses, and gain new perspectives into your practice in this playful workshop with Tessa.

16:15 – LATIN LOVERS with BERTA (sun)

Put on your dancing leggings and get ready to get down in this salsa inspired yoga flow class! Expect latin tunes and groovy moves!

16:30 – KIRTAN BABY with ASTRID (moon)

What’s better than singing Happy Birthday? Singing Happy Birthday in sanskrit of course! Experience Bhakti yoga (the yoga of devotion) as you join your voice with others and learn the Maha Mtrunjaya mantra to shower the studio with love and song on our birthday! No singing or mantra experience required, everyone is welcome!

16:45 – MISTER BIGS with HUGO & ROBBIE (sun)

17:15 – HIGH RISE & SHINE with BART & CHRISTINA (moon)

From the mat to the air! Learn to fly (and be fabulous) with Bart & Christina in this playful acro yoga class. No partner required.

17:30 – YINDEPENDANT SOULS with EEVA (sun)

Come and get Carrie’d away in this Manhattan style class for all you YINdipendent free souls that won’t settle for anything less in life than butterflies, romance and yoga. Optional to bring along your Manolo Blahniks ;).

18:00 – I SEE GOOD PEOPLE with GILLES (moon)

Discover your SIXth sense! A class to cultivate stillness and intuition, tune out your five senses and see if you can tune in to your inner voice.

18:45 – COSMO GONG with COLIN (sun)

Let 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!

No registration needed as all workshops will be on a first come first serve basis. Please BRING YOUR MAT if you have one.


Saturday February 15

Embark on an exciting journey to Sicily, the island of sun and culinary pleasures.

Spirit of Sicily Yoga Retreat – FULLY BOOKED SORRY

Join Monica and jump into summertime with Yyoga as we embark on an exciting journey to Sicily, the island of sun and culinary pleasures.

Enjoy daily yoga and meditation practices. Nourish your senses and mind with a variety of activities: discover the island of Marettimo, travel back in time in the Museo Archeologico, wander in the narrow streets of Marsala or in the charming town of Trapani, walk the old arabic Kasbah of Mazara Del Vallo… or simply live the Sicilian Dolce Vita and bask in the sun next to the swimming pool.

Registration and inquiries


July 14 to July 21 – 2019


Marsala, Sicily – Italy

How to get there?

Nearest Airport: Palermo Airport (PMO)

Optional Airport: Trapani Airport (TPS)


Early bird – Payment until May 20, 2019
Shared Room – 3 people: 729 EUR
Shared Room – 2 people: 789 EUR SOLD OUT

Full price – Payment from May 21, 2019
Shared Room – 3 people: 789 EUR
Shared Room – 2 people: 859 EUR SOLD OUT

What’s included in the price:
– Accommodation for seven nights, including access to pool
– Six delicious breakfasts
– Two nourishing homemade fish based dinners in the B&B. Vegatarian or vegan option can be accomodated upon request
– Six morning yoga and six afternoon mediation and/or pranayama sessions
– Car rentals
– All guidance

What’s not included:
– Optional programs
– Lunch
– Transfer from/to PMO airport is not included but can be organised for you according to your flight.
– Flight ticket
– Five dinners

More details

Daily Schedule

July 14 – arrival

July 15 – 20
– Morning yoga session focused on asana alignment and preparation for intermediate postures
– Free afternoon for optional programs
– Evening meditation, yoga nidra and pranayama practices

Classes are optional, participants are welcome to join any or all organized sessions during retreat

July 21 – departure


– Traditional rural farm located in the Stagnone Natural Reservation, Marsala
– Certified Eco-label
– Room sharing (2 or 3 people per room)
– Only a few kilometres away from the sea, wild beaches and the Stagnone Lagoon
– Swimming Pool and Garden


Monica Montanaro

Diagnosed with Diabetes Type I in 1991 Monica have kept on looking for a healthy life-style. That led to practicing Buddhism and discovering yoga in 2009.

In 2011, she followed her first Teacher Trainings, soon followed by other trainings (Vinaysa – Jason Crandel, Hatha & Yoga Therapy – Acharya Venkatesh & Acharye Hemamalin) and workshops (Iyengar – Martin Zilbauer, Yoga Anatomy, Back bending – Atmavikasa Center for Yogic Science…)

With 1000+ hours of trainings and years of teaching, Monica’s love for yoga is stronger than ever. She shares her passion everyday with her students in studios and private classes. She values the importance of alignments as well as clear instructions to give students the tools to grow and enjoy their practice, feeling steadiness and pleasure in the asanas. She hopes, through her teaching, to ignite the desire to go deeper into exploring Yoga in all its multiple aspects.

Conscious Living – Coming Soon

Yoga Teacher Training and Yogic Lifestyle Immersion Program

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 (RYS200) 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


More info coming soon


Yyoga Brussels 


More info coming soon

Contact and questions

You’re interested or want to be on our contact list?

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More details

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.

Our unique methodology and philosophy

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.

Training Format

The training schedule is structured to accommodate students’ work, school & family.

Training will include:

– intensive weekend modules
– Weekly mentoring and asana sessions
– Ongoing individual and group assignments
– Intensive week module

for a total of more than 300 hours (RYS200).

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 include with intensive week long immersion experiences. These weeks 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.

Program overview

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.

Suggested experience / requirements

– 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

Training materials

– 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)