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Come And Celebrate With Us – EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO LOCKDOWN

We will reschedule as soon as possible

Stay tuned and see you soon

Come celebrate our one year anniversary and the arrival of Spring!

For the past year we have been working together to build a beautiful community and now that the birds are chirping and the sun is shining, we want to bloom, grow and blow out our candles with you!

Come enjoy a day full of fun free mini-classes (schedule below); eat some home cooked vegetarian finger food and have some tea (with cake)! And because it isn’t a birthday without presents, enter our raffle to get a chance to win Manduka mats, free passes and some surprise Yyoga goodies! All are welcome, including brand new yogis! <3

Spread the word on social media. Mark yourself as “Going” or share our event on Facebook or repost it on Instagram (don’t forget to tag us) to get a chance to win one of the prizes!

SCHEDULE

10:30 – 11:30: Spring Energy Hot Vinyasa with Matthias

Wake up your winter body! Spring is here and the time is now to shed the slow slump of the past winter months. In this hot vinyasa we’ll welcome longer days, shorter nights, and praise the new warmth of the sun as the temperature rises!

10:30 – 11:15: Yoga Wall Spinal Rejuvenation with Robbie

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 Robbie

11:00 – 11:45 – Fly like a Bird with Marthy

Birds are chirping and learning to fly, and so will you! Get your feet off the ground and come learn the basics of arm balances in this bird-asana themed play shop!

11:30 – 12:15 – Barre Pilates with Ann

Dance into spring as we strengthen and tone all of your core muscles in this ballet inspired pilates class!

11:45 – 12:30 – Flower Power with Adrienne

Get ready to boogie! Moving inward to then move outward and blossom out! A vinyasa flowering flow set to 60’s music. Flower attire encouraged!

12:00 – 12:45 – Spring Equinox Soundbath with Colin

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!

– Yyoga Team ♥

Date

Saturday March 21


Online Series on ZOOM

Welcome HOME

Deepen your practice with the company of fellow yogis and reconnect with your favourite Yyoga teachers! We will be launching several 3-part interactive workshops around the below topics. Register for at least 2 workshops series and get 20% discount on the total fee. Sessions are accessible for everyone. We will work in small groups to give you maximum attention.

Night Dreams Circle with Hugo Mega

Our dreams have the most honest messages from our subconscious mind. These messages are indicative and reflective of what is going on within and around us, while we are awake. We can look at night dreams as informative letters from within.

A dream we don’t look and listen to is the equivalent of a letter we throw away without ever having opened it. Let’s use our night dreams as tools to heal ourselves and to foster a deeper understanding of who we are and what we are navigating while awake.

Are you curious about what your night dreams are telling you? Great! Lets “open” your dream!

Dream Opening® gives us specific steps to interpret the meaning of our dreams. In this introduction to this practice, we will learn to identify the structure, current patterns, themes and questions within our night dreams.

In each session we will work with one dream out of the dreams available from the group. Each interpretation will bring new light to the dream enriching our collective learning experience. Gain perspective and grow from the wisdom within you, within your dreams.

Practice writing them down as you wake up in the morning and please bring a written dream in digital format to share in the session.

Dates:
Part 1: 21/04, 18:30 – 20.30
Part 2: 23/04, 18:30 – 20.30
Part 3: 26/04, 11:00 – 13.00

Price:
49 EUR

Yoga Foundation Circle with Roz Wythes

As we find ourselves changing our habits and taking steps to adapt to these interesting times, perhaps you felt inspired to explore new practices from home. If you have recently started yoga, how do you build a safe practice while exploring something new?

This Foundation group proposes three live zoom classes that will give you the opportunity to learn how to do some of the most common yoga postures and sequences. In this format you can ask a teacher questions, get feedback and learn about common pitfalls.

In these sessions we will focus on breath & Sun salutations, the Chaturanga/Cobra transition as well as the most common standing postures. These more focused feedback based sessions will allow you to deepen your yoga practice in a way that reduces the likelihood of injury by developing intelligent alignment and body awareness.

Dates:
Part 1: 22/04, 18:30 – 20.30
Part 2: 24/05, 18:30 – 20.30
Part 3: 26/05, 10:30 – 12.30

Price:
49 EUR

Mindfulness Circle with Eeva Tella

Together we will address the emotions we experience and the need in our hearts to return to stability and calm with compassion and care. Each session will cover an introduction, a practice with different mindfulness techniques and a discussion.

Dates:
Part 1: 28/04, 18:30 – 20.30
Part 2: 30/04, 18:30 – 20.30
Part 3: 02/05, 10:30 – 12.30

Price:
49 EUR

Inversion Series with Laura Lenhardt

The Inversion Group is a collective online experience created to guide you on your path to inversions.

In the safe and comfortable environment of your own home, you’ll get a new perspective as you explore the unique thrill of turning the world up side down!

These group sessions are designed for inversion beginners as well as experienced practitioners who are looking to progress, deepen or challenge their inversion practice.

We will work with two main postures: Pincha Mayurasana (forearm stand) and Vrikshasana (hand stand). During the next three weeks we will focus on ways to isolate different muscle groups while exploring different alignments and variation of the body in these upside down postures.

Together we will build up our core strength as well as the stability and flexibility of the shoulder girdle to safely explore more advanced variations.

Dates:
Part 1: 29/04, 18:30 – 20.30
Part 2: 01/05, 18:30 – 20.30
Part 3: 03/05, 17:00 – 19.00

Price:
49 EUR

If your finances are tight and you can’t afford to join your desired circle, please email us for discounted rates.

Create, Play, Love

Mala Making Craftshop – CANCELLED

with Maricela

Join yogini and jewellery designers Maricela Del Rio 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 various designs. We will provide guidance on the qualities and meanings of each gemstone, allowing you to select one that you truly connect with. You will be guided through the process of making your mala, including the special knotting technique.

After creating your mala, you will learn how to cleanse and 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. This is a perfect opportunity to craft a powerful spiritual jewellery.

Cost includes instructions and materials for basic mala kit (sandalwood, rudrashka or basic gemstone beads and silk string) Pendants, tassels, silver spacers or additional gemstones will be extra.

Date

May 10 – CANCELLED

@15.00 – Rue de Flandre, 94 – 210’ – 70 EUR/64 EUR*

Feel the Love – CANCELLED DUE TO Covid-19

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 www.pradeepyoga.com.

BRUSSELS

Date

May 22 – Prana Shakti Flow
@19.00 – Sun Room – 120’ – 45 EUR/35 EUR*

May 23 – Open Heart, Open Hips
@10.00 – Sun Room – 180’ – 45 EUR/40 EUR*

May 24 – Detox Flow
@11.30 – Sun Room – 180’ – 45 EUR/40 EUR*

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

– Full Weekend – 115 EUR

More details

Dates

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 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.

BRUSSELS

Date

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:
contact@yyoga.be

Alternative Payment Methods:
– PayPal
– Bank Transfer

A Yinspiration Workshop

Yin Yoga for Women with Marieke Vliegen

In-studio and Online, includes 7 day access to recording

In this Yin Yoga Workshop we give extra attention to the energy pathways (meridians) that ensure optimal health of our female, yin body. Your kidneys, spleen and liver play an important role in hormone balance, energy levels, fertility and your cycle according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
You will be guided in a long yin practice that takes you through poses that stimulate the energy flow associated with these organs while providing you with interesting yinsights about women’s health. Acupressure points and myofascial release techniques using therapy balls will be incorporated. The practice opens your body, quiets your thoughts and warms your heart.
Towards the end, you can surrender into ultimate relaxation during the practice of Meridian Nidra. You experience this lying down while you follow the instructions of the practice and use the power of the mind to send the energy through the meridians.
A moment of selfcare, to recharge and to experience the unity in the layers of your being.
Suitable for young and mature in body, mind and practice.

Date

January 30, 2021

@14.00 – Sun Room – 150’ – In-studio 40 EUR*/45 EUR or Online 30 EUR*/35 EUR

Includes a 7 day access to recording for all participants.

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training – RYS85

85Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

In this 85 hrs training you will gain the knowledge to lead and facilitate safe yoga practices for all stages of pregnancy, including support in birth preparation and postnatal care

This 85 hrs Prenatal Yoga TTC is a specialised course registered with Yoga Alliance, designed for yoga teachers (200hrs graduates) who would like to work with pregnant women and women after giving birth. Whether it is to modify a yoga practice for regular students or to specialize in prenatal/postnatal programs for all women in general, this training will prepare you for both.

Pregnancy and becoming a mother is a very special time, but also a time of many physical and mental changes. In this training we concentrate on the art of teaching safe and beneficial prenatal and postnatal yoga classes, how to support the students and how to prepare them for birth and postnatal care.

The training includes:
• Structure and develop sequences with the needed modification based on the individual, based on vinyasa, hatha and restorative yoga principles
• Teaching classes and holding space for different stages of pregnancy
• Pranayama and breathing techniques
• Meditations
• Relaxation
• Anatomy
• Proper understanding of alignment and modifications

The aim is to prepare you for being a safe, self-confident, wise and compassionate teacher who is able to customise a class to every client, even the most fragile or challenging ones, or for those with special needs and health issues.

It is a specialised training which allows you to deepen your teaching profession and become an expert in prenatal & postnatal yoga. You can become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance.

About Alexandra

Alex is a passionate speaker and teacher and advocate of well-being. Before discovering the path of yoga, she worked in tourism in southern Europe and the USA. She came across yoga while traveling to India for the first time, discovering the benefits of a daily yoga and meditation practice. Her first TTC at Sampoorna Yoga was followed by a few more, including with Nicole Dechow from Soul & Yoga and Johan Noorloos in Amsterdam at De Nieuwe Yogaschool.

www.alexandravanschaik.com/training-travel/prenatal-training-yyoga

BRUSSELS

Dates

May 10 > May 14, 2021

Location

Yyoga Brussels 

Price

Early bird
Payment till 31/01/2021: 999 EUR

Full price
Payment from 01/02/2021: 1199 EUR

Fee covers
– Training and Lectures
– Material, manuals in english

Contact and questions

training@yyoga.be
+32.2.201.7497

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!

SCHEDULE:

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.

Date

Saturday February 15


Discover the Secrets of the Upside Down World

Introduction to Handstand

with Christina

This workshop will smoothly introduce you to the world of inverting, safely and progressively. We will revisit the classics (headstand and/or forearm stand) and use them as tools to study good foundation and understanding of the inverted body. Using the above as common ground we will lastly build our way up to handstand, paying attention on efficient alignment and technique to render the upside down experience effortless.

We will make use of the wall as well as spotters throughout the entire workshop to ensure our safety and train our eye for verticallity. This class will provide you with a variety of tools, easy to apply in your own practice if you wish to master your inversions.

Open to everyone who is comfortable in attempting crow pose (bakasana) and headstand against the wall.

Maximum of 14 participants!

About Christina

Christina discovered handstands 5 years ago and immediately fell in love with this practice that keeps her challenged and always thirsty for more. Having practiced a variety of sports, the amount of detail and beauty she encountered in the upside down world has kept her body and mind occupied with learning and exploring ever since. Starting to invert as an adult, with no previous acrobatic experience, she had to overcome the fear as well as the feeling of incapability that we are often faced with when it comes to standing on our hands. She now feels grateful to have found ways to safely guide others through this same, empowering and super fun path!

BRUSSELS

Date

October 19, 2019

@13.00 – Sun Room – 180’ – 50€

Yin Yoga & The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

The Buddhist Mind

with Whit Hornsberger

The transformative teachings of the Buddha are becoming increasingly popularized by the rapidly growing interest in mindfulness and the practice of vipassana or insight meditation among western yoga enthusiasts. Mindfulness is being applied everywhere and in all realms from yoga studios, to athletic training to increasing corporate profit. But what exactly is mindfulness and from where did this ideal of living intimately within the present moment emanate?

The practice of insight (vipassana) meditation is built upon the teachings of the Buddhist discourse, the Mahā Satipatthāna Sutta or The Great Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness. Colloquially referred to as The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, these teachings form the bedrock of mindfulness meditation practice and are considered the domain of the meditator. Once established through ardent application, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness give rise to transformative experiential insights into ultimate reality, liberating the individual from the fetters of physical and mental suffering.

Vipassana is a way of intimately engaging with life in every moment, in every posture and within every experience. It is accessible to everyone and an applicable practice for daily life, whether in the monastic setting or within the urban environment.

The integration of mindfulness meditation (vipassana) with the methodology and practice of Yin Yoga has yielded life changing insights for Whit and the many students with whom he has worked via this approach. The extended stays and stillness of theYin posture practice provide a fertile and potent receptacle for the arising of insight as taught by the Buddha.

Our weekend of insight will encompass discussion on Buddhist theory, exploring and integrating in detail The Four Foundations of Mindfulness and vipassana meditation with the practice of Yin Yoga. Each of our sessions will include discourse and application of one of the foundations of mindfulness to our meditation and Yin posture practice, building systematically and progressively throughout the weekend. Through direct felt experience each practitioner will bare witness to insights capable of radically shifting how we engage with the mind, body and life itself.

Sessions can be taken individually. However for those seeking a comprehensive understanding of vipassana meditation practice, the full weekend will give rise to both an intellectual and experiential understanding of what is mindfulness, the psychological experience of Yin Yoga and the transformative power of insight (vipassana) meditation.
These workshops are created for and are accessible to all levels of practitioners and geared specifically to anyone driven by an innate curiosity for insight into the enigma of life and a passion to move beyond the limitations of the conditioned mind.

Session 1: Foundation #1 – Contemplation of the Body (kayānupassanā)

Session 2: Foundation #2 – Contemplation of Feeling (vedānanupassanā)

Session 3: Foundation #3 – Contemplation of Consciousness (cittānupassanā)

Session 4: Foundation #4 – Contemplation of Phenomena (dhammānupassanā)

BRUSSELS

Date

Friday, November 29, 2019 – Session 1 – Contemplation of the Body (kayānupassanā)

@18.30 – 180’ – Sun Room – 45 EUR/35 EUR*

In the first foundation of mindfulness, the Buddha expounded upon the contemplation of the physical body. Although fourteen different ways in which the body can be contemplated were taught, in this workshop we will focus upon the most relevant and accessible of these bodily contemplations: the contemplation of the breath.

Developing mindfulness (sāti) of the breath is vital for the development of insight. It is through the foundation of mindfulness upon the breath that a platform of concentrated stability arises (samādhi), enabling the practitioner to explore and investigate the myriad psychophysical phenomena from an objective perspective.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 – Contemplation of Feeling (vedānanupassanā)

@9.30 – 180’ – Moon Room – 45 EUR/35 EUR*

The second foundation of mindfulness is the contemplation of feeling tone, the mental experience of physical sensation. The Buddha taught that physical sensation and the accompanying mental feeling tone are experienced by the mind in three ways: pleasant, unpleasant and neutral.

In this workshop we will integrate foundation #1 and foundation #2, applying concentrated stability (samādhi) to objectively observe the unadulterated expression of sensation and feeling tone, from the refuge of witness-consciousness.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 – Contemplation of Consciousness (cittānupassanā)

@14.00 – 180’ – Moon Room – 45 EUR/35 EUR*

The third foundation of mindfulness is the contemplation of consciousness or more specifically, the study of those mental factors which colour and condition consciousness.

From anger to fear, joy to sadness, this workshop will provide the practitioner, through the integrated support of foundations 1, 2 and 3, the opportunity to observe objectively and thus study the true nature of all emotionally charged mind-states.

Sunday, December 1, 2019 – Contemplation of Phenomena (dhammānupassanā)

@9.30 – 180’ – Sun Room – 45 EUR/35 EUR*

The fourth and final foundation of mindfulness is an extensive contemplation of sensory-phenomena. In this final workshop we will contemplate what are referred to as the six-internal and six-external sense bases: eyes / visual objects; ears / audible objects; nose / olfactory objects; tongue / gustatory objects; body / sensations; mind / mental factors.

This final practice will integrate all four foundations of mindfulness, providing the practitioner the opportunity to apply and experience the transformative practice of vipassanā meditation.

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

Yin Yoga teacher training – Chinese Medicine, Meridian Nidra & Hip Anatomy
WAITLIST ONLY

Organized with Yinspiration.org

65 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Learn the theories of Chinese Medicine and how to preserve our pre-natal essence of Kidney Jing via yin yoga.

This training will focus on incorporating the theories of Chinese Medicine and the Five Element into Yin Yoga postures. Students will learn the pathways of acupuncture meridians, how to stimulate these meridians in the Yin practice, as well as learning all the symptoms and treatments for meridian Qi stagnation.

Join senior yin trainer Jo Phee for her Teacher Training Chinese Medicine Module taking place in Brussels. This module is happening only once in Europe and is part of Jo Phee’s 2019 Fundamentals Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

Training Topics:
– Yin Yoga: Theory and Practice
– Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine (TCM)
– TCM Diagnostics
– Yin Yang Philosophy
– The 3 Treasures & 4 Vital Substances
– TCM Visceral System
– Theory of Qi
– Acupuncture Meridian Theory
– Balancing Qi in the Meridians
– Meridian Pathways & Meridian Clock
– Hand and Foot Meridian Points
– Meridians Organ Health
– Meridians and the Emotions
– Meridian Nidra
– Guasha Treatment
– Meridian Tracing, Meridian Palpation
– Meridian Tapping, Meridian Massage
– TCM Lifestyle and Diet
– The Five Element Theory
– Anatomy of Yoga (Hip)
– Skeletal Variation (Hip)
– Posture Analysis Lab (Hip)
– Sequencing & Teaching Methodology

For other trainings with Jo Phee, visit www.yinspiration.org

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.

BRUSSELS

Dates

September 24 > 30, 2019

Location

Yyoga Brussels 

Price

Early bird
Payment till 24/05/2019: 1200 EUR

Full price
Payment from 25/05/2019: 1355 EUR

Fee covers
– Training and Lectures
– Material, manuals in english

Contact and questions

training@yyoga.be
+32.2.201.7497

Ashtanga Inspired Workshops

Shamanism, Evolution, Freedom & Ashtanga Yoga

with Danny Paradise and Nadia

Experience the non-dogmatic, playful approach to the exploration of Ashtanga Yoga including an expanded standing sequence with derivative routines, Egyptian Elements, Taoist Positions, modifications, variations, including an Introduction to Primary Series, 2nd series and beyond with derivative poses, variations, modifications … for all levels of practitioners and teachers of all forms of Yoga 

Friday September 6, 2019 – Yoga and Shamanism 

This session will bring you on a journey of the soul, connections of yoga to sacred indigenous spiritual traditions, fulfilling your personal destiny, your dream as your masterpiece.
It will include an accessible introduction to the 6 exercises of the pranayama routine from ashtanga yoga. You‘ll be introduced to Danny’s approach, using traditional sequencing of the standing and finishing positions with derivative routines, modifications, variations from Kung Fu/Tai Chi and Egyptian yoga. 

Saturday September 7, 2019 – Healing Perspectives of Yoga, Shamanism, and Indigenous Traditions Worldwide. 

Explore deeper the classical Ashtanga Pranayama routine as well as Ashtanga Yoga with modifications and variations in the standing sequence and elements of the primary and 2nd series, including Egyptian Yoga and Kung Fu/Tai Chi poses. 

Saturday September 7, 2019 – Medicine Songs with Danny – Kirtan (donation based)

Sunday September 8, 2019 – Chakras Balancing Life Force. 

In this session you’ll approach transition with vitality, clarity and peace and embrace yoga, shamanism and aging,
Expect ashtanga yoga pranayama and a ritualistic, meditative and therapeutic unique blend of Asthanga asanas from primary, 2nd and beyond series, martial arts, and Egyptian yoga. 

 

About Danny

Danny has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1976 and teaching in 42 countries since 1979. He initially studied with David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff, the first Western teachers and adepts of Ashtanga Yoga learning all the sequences of Ashtanga from them from 1976-1981. In 1978 and 1980 he also studied with the Indian teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He was an early advanced practitioner and pioneer who played a seminal role introducing people around the world in public classes to the Ashtanga Yoga form. He was the first Western ‘Traveling Teacher’ Of Ashtanga Yoga and continues each year to introduce his style of the exploration of Yoga in new countries.
Danny also has taught some of the world‘s most renowned and talented musicians, actors, sports champions, artists, designers, film directors and dancers.

Danny teaches the Ashtanga Yoga sequences with emphasis on an expanding, evolving practice as well as showing derivative poses, modifications and variations. He strives to create independence from teachers and systems.

Danny draws from the teachings of Krishnamurti, Buddhism, ancient Egypt, contemporary teachers such as Carolyne Myss and Marianne Williamson, as well as many Shamanic nature based indigenous native cultures including Mayan, Hawaiian and Native Americans.
He communicates the teachings of ancient traditions in a non-dogmatic, contemporary, compassionate, humorous way. He passes on how to experience and create a meditative, therapeutic and ritualistic Yoga practice.
Danny recognizes Yoga as an ancient Shamanic practice and relates Yoga to all Shamanic, nature based, indigenous explorations from North and South America, Polynesia, Tibet, Africa and Asia. The Yogis and Shamans were the early pioneers of consciousness, healing knowledge, and communication with the spirit realms. The basic premise of Shamanism is that nature is our spiritual guide and teacher. Danny’s main objective is guiding people to evolutionary consciousness as well as to help people develop a healing, sacred, personal, meditative, joyful, non-dogmatic Yoga practice.

Yoga is designed to create well-being, help people fulfill personal destiny and learn to age with vitality, energy and grace. Danny teaches Yoga as a means of creating personal authority, personal responsibility leading to universal responsibility.
Danny also has studied Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Karate. Danny is a musician, singer, songwriter, performance artist, Human Rights Activist, film maker and film producer.

Some more well known people Danny has introduced the practices of Ashtanga Yoga include: The Mime Marcel Marceau, Graham Nash, Sting, Trudie Styler (Film Producer/Director, Rainforest Foundation Founder with Sting), Madonna, Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament (of Pearl Jam), Bob Weir and Mickey Hart (of the Grateful Dead), Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), Donna Karan (Founder of DKNY), Lyle Lovett, Luciano Pavarotti, Mira Nair (Film Director), Chris Botti (Jazz Trumpet), Dominic Miller (Sting’s longtime guitarist and band member), Andrea Griminelli (classical flutist), John McEnroe (World Tennis Champion) Patti Smyth, (Rock and Roll singer) and many others.

Nadia Deleye: Nadia has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for 27 years. She has taken numerous Teacher Training programs and has been traveling and teaching with Danny for the last 2 years around the world.
She is also a musician, professional singer, dancer, martial artist and performer.

BRUSSELS

Date

Friday September 6, 2019 – Yoga and Shamanism

@19.30 – 120’ – Sun Room – 45 EUR/40 EUR*

Saturday September 7, 2019 – Healing Perspectives of Yoga, Shamanism, and Indigenous Traditions Worldwide.

@13.00 – 240’ – Sun Room – 110 EUR/100 EUR*

Saturday September 7, 2019 – Kirtan

@19.30 – 90’ – Sun Room – Donation Based (Suggested 15 EUR)

Sunday September 8, 2019 – Chakras Balancing Life Force.

@13.00 – 240’ – Sun Room – 110 EUR/100 EUR*

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

– Full Weekend – 225 EUR

A SmartFLOW Masterclass

Free the Pig! Releasing Avidya (The Obstacles)

with Annie Carpenter

In Buddhism, the image for delusion (Moha) or ignorance (in Sanskrit, Avidya) is the Pig. The first step in the cultivation of freedom is Seeing Clearly, knowing where, when and how we set up our own obstacles. Understanding these habits and creating clear paths to practice without confusion, greed and hatred or fear, is the path. We’ll begin with a short introductory lecture and take the lessons to our mats, bringing open eyes, generosity and kindness to every breath, movement and pose.

About Annie

Annie Carpenter, creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, is an international Yoga teacher based in Northern California. Known as a “teacher’s teacher” she has created a well-respected system of Yoga practice and Teaching methodology. A committed student, Annie continues to bring her curiosity and love of anatomy, evolutionary movement, meditation and classical philosophy into her teachings. Annie is the author of Yoga for Total Back Care,” a DVD produced by Yoga Journal, SmartFLOW Yoga, a 12 DVD set of Asana, pranayama and Meditation, produced by Udaya, and several SmartFLOW manuals. She contributes regularly to Yoga Journal. An influential Teacher Trainer since 2003, Annie leads 200/500 trainings and workshops globally, and at Glo.com.
SmartFLOW Yoga is a modern approach with an anatomically sound foundation and inspired, creative sequencing which is rooted in deep respect for the lineages of Integral, Iyengar and Astanga Yoga. Annie is committed to mindfulness, which inevitably leads to spiritual development and light-heartedness. SmartFLOW Yoga guides you to know your true Self. With the knowledge of the true Self comes compassion, peace and appreciation for all life. www.anniecarpenter.com

BRUSSELS

Date

June 12, 2019

@19.30 – Sun Room – 120’

Prices:
– For Yyoga Members with Active 5/10-Class pass or 1, 3, 6, 12 months (except discount) : use you pass and add 20€
– For External Students and other Yyoga Members : 39€

Slow down and bring awareness to your eating habits

The Art of Mindful Eating

with Caroline Baerten and Nicolas Decloedt

Take your yoga off the mat and learn how bringing consciousness to the table can alter the ways in which you experience food! Through the enjoyment of a tasting menu, we will reconnect with our physical sensations, awaken our five senses, and bring awareness to the sources of our nourishment! Join us at Humus x Hortense for a flavourful four course plant based meal that is guaranteed to stimulate and satisfy your mind, body and taste buds!

Meet Caroline Baerten

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

– Schulz

Nutritionist, registered dietician, qualified chef, psychotherapist and the founder of MeNu (Centre for Mindful eating and Nutrition).

Caroline has always been fascinated with the way human beings have sought to express, define and understand themselves and the world.This, paired with her culinary curiosity (which was professionalized by a training as a chef and nutritionist) led Caroline to realise the impact that “nourishment” could have on our health and well being. This would be the beginning of her journey into Mindful eating!

Since, Caroline has followed a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainers-education at The Center for Mindfulness (Umass, USA). In 2009 she was trained in the United States by key figures in the area of Mindful eating : J. Kristeller and Char Wilkins, ‘Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Therapy’ (MB-EAT). Later she came in touch with Jan Chozen Bays, who is now invited yearly – together with Char Wilkins – to facilitate a professional “Mindful Eating, Conscious Living’ (ME-CL) in Europe, Belgium.

To deepen her mindfulness practice, she is a student of zenteacher Thich Nhat Hanh and follows dharma study at the Institute of Applied Buddhism in Germany. Her meditation background encompasses a wide field of experiences in both Burmese Vipassana tradition, Japanese Zen Buddhism (Great Vow Zen monastery led by Jan Chozen Bays and Hogen Bays, Roshi) and Tibetan Buddhism (under guidance of Daniel Brown, PhD)

About Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating is about slowing down to become aware of your eating habits, the sensory and physical sensations you experience during mealtime and the thoughts and emotions that are often present while eating. It is not a diet or ‘mindful weight loss program’. It is about acceptance of who we are, no matter the body size or physical condition.

“…a way of paying attention
that is taught through the practice of meditation or other exercises,
in which participants learn to regulate their attention
by focusing non-judgementally
on stimuli such as thoughts, emotions
and physical sensations.”

– Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn on Mindfulness

BRUSSELS

Address

Humus & Hortense Restaurant
2 rue de vergnies straat
1050 brussels

Date

June 16, 2019

@11.30 – Humus & Hortense – 240’ – 80€

Conscious Living

THE TRAINING IS FULL, SORRY

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 2019 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

Dates

Intensive weekends Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 – 18:00 pm (breaks included)
Jun 22 – Jun 23
July 6 – July 7
27 July – 28 July
15 August – 18 August
21 Sep – 22 Sept
12 Oct – 13 Oct
1 Nov – 3 Nov

Week-long intensive from 8 am – 18:00 pm (breaks included) :
11 Nov – 17 Nov

Location

Yyoga Brussels 

Price

Pricing Options
Early Bird until April 14, 2019: 2999 EUR
from April 15, 2019: 3299 EUR
Pay in four instalments : 3499 EUR
595 EUR due once your registration has been accepted to hold your space
968 EUR due by July 31, 2019
968 EUR due by September 15, 2019
968 EUR due by October 31, 2019

Contact and questions

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

Send us an email – training@yyoga.be

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
escape@yyoga.be

Dates

July 14 to July 21 – 2019

Location

Marsala, Sicily – Italy

How to get there?

Nearest Airport: Palermo Airport (PMO)

Optional Airport: Trapani Airport (TPS)

Price

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

Accomodation

– 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

Teachers

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.

A SmartFLOW Masterclass

Sunset Sukha: Sweet Hip Release

with Annie Carpenter

Join Annie for this evening SmartFlow practice designed to both strengthen and release all sides of your hips. We’ll begin with strengthening and stabilizing; then slow down to dig in to the inquiry: what’s the difference between releasing and stretching? This is often where the challenge is–both physically and mentally–to sit with the resistance without running away; learning to settle in, slow down and ultimately, let go. Playing this edge with the breath as our partner will create a feeling of spaciousness and safety, which inevitably leads to sukha: sweetness.

About Annie

Annie Carpenter, creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, is an international Yoga teacher based in Northern California. Known as a “teacher’s teacher” she has created a well-respected system of Yoga practice and Teaching methodology. A committed student, Annie continues to bring her curiosity and love of anatomy, evolutionary movement, meditation and classical philosophy into her teachings. Annie is the author of Yoga for Total Back Care,” a DVD produced by Yoga Journal, SmartFLOW Yoga, a 12 DVD set of Asana, pranayama and Meditation, produced by Udaya, and several SmartFLOW manuals. She contributes regularly to Yoga Journal. An influential Teacher Trainer since 2003, Annie leads 200/500 trainings and workshops globally, and at Glo.com.
SmartFLOW Yoga is a modern approach with an anatomically sound foundation and inspired, creative sequencing which is rooted in deep respect for the lineages of Integral, Iyengar and Astanga Yoga. Annie is committed to mindfulness, which inevitably leads to spiritual development and light-heartedness. SmartFLOW Yoga guides you to know your true Self. With the knowledge of the true Self comes compassion, peace and appreciation for all life. www.anniecarpenter.com

BRUSSELS

Date

June 11, 2019

@20.00 – Sun Room – 90’

Prices:
– For Yyoga Members with Active 5/10-Class pass or 1, 3, 6, 12 months (except discount) : use you pass and add 12€
– For External Students and other Yyoga Members : 29€

A Yoga Based Workout Series

Strong & Sexy

with Tessa

Summer is coming and we are bringing sexy back! Tone, sculpt, and get ready to break a sweat with Tessa in this four part work out program. Through out this series we will combine yoga postures with resistance and strength training, in order to build strength, muscle endurance, and stability in the body. We will also explore techniques which you can add to your routine, either solo or in group classes, to build strength and add longevity to your practice.
Each 90 minute session will offer a full body work out with a special focus, as well as a warm up, cool down and relaxation. Variations will be offered to accommodate all fitness levels.

So whether you’re looking to dust of your summer body or strengthen your yoga practice, we’ve got you covered!

BRUSSELS

Date

April 27, 2019 – Legs and Glutes
@9.30 – Sun Room – 90’ – 20€

May 4, 2019 – Abs and Lower Back
@9.30 – Sun Room – 90’ – 20€

May 11, 2019 – Shoulders, Arms and Upper Body
@9.30 – Sun Room – 90’ – 20€

May 18, 2019 – Special Yoga Wall Full Body Workout
@9.30 – Moon Room – 90’ – 20€

Book all sessions for 69€

Find Your Voice

Vocalasana

with Maria Mannistö

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.

Date

March 9

@14.00 – Sun Room – 150’ – 30 €

Reconnecting With Your Heart Space

Kirtan

with Maria Mannisto

Explore the power your voice as it combines with others! Kirtan is a form of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion, in which we sing mantras together in a call-and-response setting. Kirtan has a profound ability to create stillness in the mind. It is essentially a form of meditation, in which the sounds anchor our concentration and awareness to help us be fully present. As we sing together and our voices become one voice, we transcend our selves and our logical minds, and are carried by the melodies and rhythms into a deeper heart space. This is a fantastic way to connect with your community, and engage in some healing sound therapy.
Prior singing experience is not necessary for this practice. Everyone is welcome!

The words of these chants are called the divine names and they come from a place that’s deeper than our hearts and our thoughts, deeper than the mind. And so as we sing them they turn us towards ourselves, into ourselves. They bring us in, and as we offer ourselves into the experience, the experience changes us.

— Bhagavan Das

About Maria Mannisto

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).

Maria moves comfortably among a wide range of musical styles to international acclaim. As a professional singer, she has performed in major concert houses across the world. Chanting Sanskrit mantra is an integral part of her practice, and she is delighted to share the practice with others! After experiencing first-hand the subtle shifts that occur within herself during mantra work, as well as the deep silence that follows the chanting, she feels passionate about sharing this healing experience. She’s currently based in Seattle where she shares her passion for both chanting and yoga.

Date

Brussels – March 9

@18.30 – Sun Room – 120’ – 20€

Antwerp – March 10

@17.00 – Water Room – 120’ – 20€

Go on a journey through your chakras

Exploring Chakras

with Monica Montanaro

This 2-day workshop will take you on a journey through your chakras. These focal points in our subtle body are houses of powerful energies, which you will explore using various tools.

The first session will focus on the first three chakras:

– Muladhara, the earth or root chakra. Explore the concept of grounding vs. attachment.
– Svasisthana, the chakra of movement. Learn about the water element and its relationship with desire.
– Manipura, the Solar Plexus chakra. Connect with your will-power and forward momentum.

The second session will target the four remaining chakras:

– Anahata, the heart chakra. Learn about the heart’s immense power of love, and how to feed it from within.
– Visuddha, the throat chakra. Experience the importance of sound and vibrations to connect with universal energy.
– Ajna, the Third Eye chakra. Learn about this chakra’s connection with intuition and withdrawal, as well as the power of our mind.
– Sahasrara, the Crown chakra or gateway to universal energy. You will be invited to the end of dualism and the beginning of oneness with cosmic energy and everything around us.

During each day, you will explore the chakras through practice of asana, pranayama, meditation, and mantra. You will nourish and create a conscious connection with each chakra. This workshop will provide simple tools to improve, balance, and care for your chakras both physically and energetically.

Date

February 16 & 23

@14.00 – Sun Room – 180’ – 100 €

Fight Your Monkey Mind

Fighting Monkey Inspired Workshops

with Elke Schroeder

Inspire by Fighting Monkey – Open Practice for yogis

Inspired by the *Fighting Monkey Practice, this session will explore task-based movement and how its application in personal practice and in teaching is vital for longevity. This is not a physical “fighting” practice – rather it is a way to work in which we Fight our Monkey minds.

Solo and partnered task-based movement situations will be investigated using the Fighting Monkey tools, rhythm and coordination tasks and directed improvisation. The physical work will be supported by discussion of the Fighting Monkey approach and how to integrate this work into an existing personal or teaching practice. Some of the topics we will cover include: smart training for instinctual/reactive movement, elastic capacity for power and mobility, how to identity ineffective and inefficient movement patterns/affectations, and how to use partnered training/physical tools/coordinations in order to hone body awareness, shared body empathy and communication.

Inspire by FM is a great complement to any physical discipline. All dedicated practitioners and movement instructors, (including but not limited to yogis, dancers, athletes, physical performers and martial artists), are welcome.
Pants that cover the knees and shirts that cover the shoulders are recommended.

(*For a full description of the Fighting Monkey Practice and its creators, Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea, please visit www.fightingmonkey.net).

BRUSSELS

Date

Fighting Monkey Practice
March 8
@19.00 – Sun Room – 120’ – 35 €

A Great Workshop for Runner Yogis!

Happy Feet, Healthy Body

with Blaine Allison

Rethink your relationship with your feet! The human foot is the most intricate, and the most punished part of the body. This 2-hour workshop is all about foot anatomy, health as well as proper running technique and form.
Things that will be covered are as followed:

How a weak foot and ankle can lead to back, neck and other pains throughout the body
Why proper footwear matters
Effects of a poor running and walking technique
Why proper running technique matters
Biomechanics of good technique
Biomechanics of the foot and ankle
Healing plantar fasciitis
Healing shin splints
Weak arches and how to fix them
Why proper running technique matters
Yoga poses that help to strengthen the foot
Myofascial release techniques

GOALS
To educate individuals on the importance of proper foot care and how it can improve the body.
To give individuals the tools to heal their injuries, reduce pain, and run with efficient and proper technique.
There will be time for practical training during the workshop as well as a Q and A period.

ABOUT THE TEACHER
Blaine Allison is a Canadian movement coach who has been teaching Yoga for nearly 5 years and has taught in Australia, Seychelles, Canada, and Guatemala. With over one thousand hours taught Blaine has gathered experience from many different sources and continues to grow as a Yoga instructor. Blaine is fascinated by the many facets of Yoga and realizes that it can be more than just a tool for physical development but also one for mental and spiritual as well. Blaine emphasises that Yoga can be a method to re-connect with our bodies and movement. Blaine teaches a strong Vinyasa and strives to teach balanced classes no matter the style.

Blaine also titles himself as a movement mentor as he also teaches many other methods of movement and has been involved in the fitness industry for 7 years. He coaches individuals on gaining incredible strength through bodyweight training, competent movement in everyday life and within sports, injury prevention through proper biomechanics, rehabilitation through restorative and intelligent movement and can also teach individuals how to run properly to increase efficiency and reduce and prevent injury.

Outside of movement and fitness, Blaine is also a Hip-Hop emcee and writes conscious lyrics to uplift and inspire. Blaine will be releasing his first 5 song EP at the end of the August.

BRUSSELS

Date

January 19
@14.30 – Sun Room – 120’ – 30 €

Insight Yoga – FULL

With Sarah Powers

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.

About Sarah Powers

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/

BRUSSELS

Date

November 24-25, 2018

Insight Yoga with Sarah Powers
Saturday and Sunday, from 10.00 to 14.00 – 2x4hrs – 240 €

More details

About the workshop

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.

Beyond ideas of right and wrong, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
– Rumi

Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

with Florence-François Poncet and Sandra Becker

How often do we find ourselves in communication deadlocks, struggling to make ourselves heard or understood, feeling hurt or offended and reacting aggressively or choosing to remain silent in order to avoid conflict(s)?
How about relating to ourselves and others in a different way, in a way that serves life?

Compassionate communication – or ‘non-violent communication’ – was developed by American psychologist Marshall Rosenberg (1934-2015). It helps us take account of our emotions and deepen our awareness of what is alive in ourselves and others.

It enhances our ability to listen beyond words. It helps us to develop an empathic understanding of ourselves and others, to practice honest expression of our feelings and needs, and to hear difficult or painful messages with compassion. It offers ways of interacting with ourselves and others without the ‘violence”’ of criticism, blame and judgement, and opens the way to authentic, true and respectful relationships.
In this three-day course (one weekend plus one day), you will be introduced to the fundamentals of compassionate communication. You will discover this invaluable approach developed by Marshall Rosenberg, with e a little theory and a lot of time left for experiencing this other way of communicating.

About the Facilitators

Sandra, who is a lawyer by training, has developed a particular sensitivity to communication beyond words through her passion for horses. She discovered non-violent communication in 2012 and has been deepening her integration of the process since then. The shift of putting the right words on implicit dynamics opened the path to authentic and deep connection in human relationships. She regularly intervenes in organisations to facilitate human and group dynamics based on compassionate communication and collective intelligence.

Florence, also a lawyer by training and an EU official since 2004, encountered non-violent communication (NVC) in 2011. She has been consistently deepening her integration of it since then, experiencing its transformative impact in her relationships with people, in her job as a manager and her activity as a peer coach at work. She regularly assists a certified NVC trainer in introductory courses in Brussels.

Florence and Sandra run an NVC practice group in Brussels.

BRUSSELS

Date

November 17 & 18, 2018
December 16, 2018

From 10.00 to 16.30 – 324€

(exact time will be confirmed)

A pathway for exploration, acceptance and expression

Tantric Yoga for Women

with Haein Cho

This is an invitation for women of all ages, shapes and experience to come together. We are heart creatures. We are internal and naturally attuned to spirituality. Like an ancient tree rooted firmly in the ground, our sensuality is the sacred power forever ingrained in our heart, body and soul. Awareness is always the first step in realizing and fully accessing the feminine power that lies within. As women, we are incredibly and innately sensual. Sensuality awakens when we are tapped completely in to our own bodies and senses, our feminine power, our needs, desires, and our pleasure. This goes beyond the typical sexual sensuality, tapping into our ability to know what we want, desire and need in any given moment. We’re fluid, cyclical creatures and our constant flowing emotions and desires mean that within seconds everything can change for us. Working with our sensuality is a pathway for exploration, acceptance and expression.

Sensuality is the simple moment of feeling this body deeply, and the act of being present with your senses.
We will be exploring our sensuality through Tantra Yoga, an ancient practice that combines asana, mantra, mudra, bandha (energy lock) and chakra (energy center) work. By harnessing and embodying Shakti, the female deity that represents creativity and change, we can build strength, clarity, and bliss in everyday life.

Topics/practices include:
– Tantra for creativity, sensuality, and sexuality
– Yoga for women inspired by authentic movement practice
– Ancient knowledge, story & wisdom behind menstruation
– Moon Cycle Ritual & Womb Blessing
– Somatic enquiry on shame & pleasure
– Celebrating womanhood

About Haein Cho

Originally from South Korea, Haein grew up in Auroville, a spiritual community in South India. She’s a certified Watsu & massage therapist as well as a yoga & level 2 Acro yoga instructor.
Haein shares Yoga & AcroYoga as practices available for every body, age, and ability. She aims to support all beings through movement, connection, and play. With a background in Aquatic body work, she brings in a unique softness in her practice with fine balance between effortless movement and body control.

She has been teaching Yoga, Acroyoga & Meditation in form of retreat, workshop, class and in festivals and conventions in Mexico, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Greece, India, Korea, and Taiwan.
Haein, together with her partner Nicolas lived in South america for a year to work with plant medicine and Shamanism in 2016.

Date

April 27 & May 4

@18.00 – Sun Room – 2×180’ – 95 €

Please note that this it a two-part workshop taking place over the course of two days.
By signing up for this workshop, you will be enrolled in both days.

Dive into self nourishment, love and acceptance

Shamanic Yoga

with Haein Cho

Shamanic Yoga is a blend of Shamanic practices and Native American wisdom combined with physical Yoga Asanas and movement practice. Shamanism is a practice very similar to yoga, as it is involves reaching altered states of consciousness. In the case of Shamanism, the practitioner encounters and interacts with the spirit world for wisdom. Exploring this practice, we can gain a deeper understanding of the universe, its infinite energetic structure, our selves, and the part that we play in it. Shamanism and yoga are beautiful tools we can to use to connect to ourselves on a much deeper level.

In this workshop, we will take time to explore our body and heart connection through yoga, movement and cacao ceremony. This is an invitation to pause, listen, and explore the healing capacities that we all carry within, our very birthright.

Raw cacao is a powerful heart opener that paves the way to transformation through self-love… It is considered a medicine in South America since the time of the Maya. We will start with a purification ritual, letting go of the things we carry that no longer serve us. We will then serve the cacao and concentrate on our heart. During the ceremony, we will work with voice and conscious dance practice to connect to our chakras and give expression to the power that lies within our heart.

This workshop is open to all ages, body types, and fitness levels. Let us dive into a day of self nourishment, love and acceptance with Yoga, Dance, Conscious Movement, Kirtan, Cacao Ceremony and Meditation.

About Haein Cho

Originally from South Korea, Haein grew up in Auroville, a spiritual community in South India. She’s a certified Watsu & massage therapist as well as a yoga & level 2 Acro yoga instructor.
Haein shares Yoga & AcroYoga as practices available for every body, age, and ability. She aims to support all beings through movement, connection, and play. With a background in Aquatic body work, she brings in a unique softness in her practice with fine balance between effortless movement and body control.

She has been teaching Yoga, Acroyoga & Meditation in form of retreat, workshop, class and in festivals and conventions in Mexico, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Greece, India, Korea, and Taiwan.
Haein, together with her partner Nicolas lived in South america for a year to work with plant medicine and Shamanism in 2016.

Date

April 28 & May 5

@14.00 – Sun Room – 2×180’ – 85 €

Please note that this it a two-part workshop taking place over the course of two days.
By signing up for this workshop, you will be enrolled in both days.

Spring Yoga & Wellness Retreat May 2018

Countryside Escape

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.

Dates

May 12 to May 19 – 2018

Location

Indrani Lodge
Belgium, 25 km from Brussels

www.indranilodge.com

Price

INDRANI RETREAT with accommodation in single room
 1395 EUR

INDRANI RETREAT with accommodation in shared room
 950 EUR

INDRANI WEEK without accommodation
 695 EUR

More info and enquiries

www.indranilodge.com

indranilodge@gmail.com

The Yogi’s Essential Toolbox for Students and Teachers

With Martin Zilbauer

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.

Dates

February 23
Restorative Yoga, Pranayama and Pratyahara for Pain
@19.00 – Sun Room – 120’ – 40 €

February 24
The Art of Assists, Self-Correction, and Observation, Part 1
@9.00 – Sun Room – 180’ – 45€

February 24
The Art of Assists, Self-Correction, and Observation, Part 2
@14.00 – Sun Room – 180’ – 45 €

February 25
The Art of Intelligent Sequencing – Approaching Intermediate Poses
@9.00 – Sun Room – 180’ – 45 €

More details

Workshops Details

Restorative Yoga, Pranayama and Pratyahara for Pain

Whether it’s physical or emotional, acute or chronic, pain can diminish the quality of day-to-day life. This workshop will provide a set of tools to begin working through layers of pain, as we learn to understand physical and emotional pain and how to cope with them. Yoga’s toolbox of healing practices includes restorative asanas, pranayama, and yogic philosophy. Restorative postures and gentle movement will help you connect with your body’s powerful ability to heal itself. Breathing exercises will focus the mind and direct your attention inward, allowing you to recognize what your body is trying to teach you through pain, stress, or tension. The ancient wisdom of yoga will help you make sense of the physical and mental challenges you may be going through.

This gentle workshop is accessible to all, and specifically tailored to meet the needs of those experiencing pain.

The Art of Assists, Self-Correction, and Observation, Part 1&2

Deepen your understanding of healthy alignment as you learn the art of adjusting others and yourself during asana practice. A great adjustment can be a truly wonderful experience for a student, allowing them to delve deeper into a pose and immerse themselves into their practice. Safe and effective adjustments require clear intention, subtlety, and the ability to see the big picture of a posture. In this workshop, you will learn:

• Observation skills as you learn to step back and see what is really happening in your students’ practice and your own.
• Basic principles of alignment in key yoga postures.
• How to modify or offer alternate preparatory poses if the final posture isn’t working.
• How and when to use props such as straps, blocks, and blankets to aid adjustment.
• Benefits of physical and verbal adjustments, and when to use them.
• The art of non-biased observation and adjustment, and how to adapt your intuition and knowledge to different types of bodies.
• A deepened understanding of your own body mechanics for effective demonstration and improved energetic sense of postures.
This workshop is not just for teachers interested in adjusting their students, but also for anyone interested in learning more about postural alignment in yoga class.

The Art of Intelligent Sequencing – Approaching Intermediate Poses 

While basic yoga postures lay an essential foundation for a healthy and safe yoga practice, we shouldn’t feel stuck with basic postures forever. In this workshop, you will learn how to use foundational yoga postures as a starting point to explore more advanced poses. Learn how to effectively sequence yoga postures so that they progress safely toward a more advanced or “peak” pose. We will use tools such as props and pose variations to ensure that the advanced poses flow organically from their preparatory postures. Come prepared to explore and see where your asana practice can take you!

This workshop is recommended for those who have practiced yoga asana for at least 6 months.

Breathe in the wonders of Lapland, deepen your yoga practice, and dive into nature to relax and renew!

Magical Lapland Retreat – FULL

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
escape@yyoga.be

Dates

January 27 to February 2 – 2018

Location

Levi, Lapland – Finland
Finland’s largest ski resort

How to get there?
By plane – we recommend Finnair
Nearest airport: Kittilä (KTT)

Price

Early bird
Payment until November 27, 2017: 849 EUR

Full price
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

More details

Daily Schedule

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

Optional programmes

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

Accomodation

– 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
– Fireplace

Teachers

Robbie Makroczy
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 Tella
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.

“To be fully alive,
fully human, and
completely awake is
to be continually
thrown out of the nest.”

– Pema Chödrön

Building Resilience

with Eeva Tella

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.

Date

November 25

@14.00 – Sun Room – 150’ – 30 €

Brussels’ Yoga Day 2017

Find Us At The Event!

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

Date

Sunday June 18

Yogance Weekend

With Tamara Levinson-Campos aka @cuchira

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.

Dates

April 15 & 16 – Yogance Weekend


Saturday 15

@10.00 – Sun Room – 180’

and

Sunday 16
@10.00 – Sun Room – 180’

More details

About Tamara

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!

What will we do?

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.

Dates

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!

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

Dates

More info coming soon

Location

Yyoga Brussels 

Price

More info coming soon

Contact and questions

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

Send us an email – training@yyoga.be

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)