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Private class or collective class?

Private sessions are an investment in your personal yoga journey. You will receive personal attention and complete focus from your teacher, providing you the opportunity to nurture your body and mind in the areas you choose. New yoga students gain the skills and confidence they need to join a group yoga class, in a safe environment. Experienced yoga students may wish to advance their skills and progress at their own pace. Pregnancy, injuries or physical limitations require personalised attention and ad-hoc modifications. You want to practise at home, peacefully, without having any stress related to commuting back and forth to the studio? You have a busy schedule which does not allow you to take a group class? You would like to practice with your family? Enjoy the convenience of having a class that suits your schedule and location! Click here to consult the prices

In group classes, you will give and receive the energy amongst the group. Click here to refer to the schedules and prices for Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the west by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath (Ujjayi breath or victorious breath) with a progressive serie of postures, process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind, leading towards a meditative state. This is why the first sequence is called Yoga Chikitsa (Therapeutic Yoga). The practice starts and ends chanting MANTRAS.

Ashtanga Led-class

We will gently start the class bringing our awareness to our breath, setting into place the Ujjayi breathing as well as the bandhas. This will be a led class where we will approach the sun salutations A and B, spending time to deepen our understanding of this very important sequence of postures, preparing for most of the following ones. The standing postures will all be practiced, with possible variations according to our limitations.

Mysore – style

The students will practice the 1st serie of Ashtanga at their own pace, along the length of their Ujjayi breath, and will go as far as they are allowed. Once the student master the standing postures, sitting postures and finishing sequence will be added one by one, progressively, being the traditional way of teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Practice is done in silence (it is not a led class) only focusing on the sound of the breath. The meditative aspect of this practice is one of its major benefits.

Hatha Yoga

Traditional Hatha Yoga is a holistic yogic path, including disciplines, physical postures (asana), purification procedures (shatkriya), poses (mudra), breathing (pranayama), and meditation. The hatha yoga predominantly practiced in the West consists of mostly asanas understood as physical exercises. It is also recognized as a stress-reducing practice.

Classes for beginners and intermediates

A first part of the class will be dedicated to some simple pranayama (breathing exercises) that will enable us to bring the attention on our self, preparing for the second part consisting of asanas (postures), The physical practice will work on stretching the various parts of the body as well as building the core strength. For those who have an existing practice of Hatha yoga, we will evolve towards more challenging asanas.

YIN Yoga

When you take a Yin Yoga class, you’ll do mostly seated, supine, or prone poses, and you’ll hold them, with your muscles relaxed, for long periods of time—up to 5 minutes or more. Staying muscularly passive for long periods of time gently stretches connective tissue. The asanas focus mainly on the lower back and hips because the abundance of dense connective tissue around those joints requires extra care and attention. The practice will help better know ourselves by deep introspection and has a meditative aspect which quietens the mind.

Workshops

Registration and pre-payment are requested concerning all workshops.
Bank account information: Benef: Daphne Hertsens – IBAN: BE52 6116 5768 3009 – BIC: DEUTBEBE

From Monday 30/10 until Friday 03/11 – Ashtanga Intensive

2-hour led-class through which we will experiment the perception of a daily practice, 5 days in a row, longer than during our regular classes. We will add postures to get to the full practice of the primary serie of Ashtanga (with modifications for the most beginners). Not to be missed! In order to attend the workshop, you are required to have an existing yoga practice.

Location to be confirmed (Ixelles or Montgomery)
Schedules: from Monday 30/10 until Friday 03/11 from 19:30 – 21:30
Price: 100 euro for the whole week / 25 euro for 1 day

Next workshop TBS – HIP OPENER

Learn to consciously let go of all the tensions, both physical and emotional, in order to reach a greater freedom of movements and improve the flow of energy in your body. Various stretching techniques and asanas (postures) will be practiced in order to work on the deep muscles that surround the hips. This will help you to enhance your daily practice.


Next workshop TBS – Balance & Core strength

During this 3-hour workshop, we will work on acquiring both the strength and the focus to move into more challenging balance postures. We will play and face our limitations or fears that hold us back, pushing our edges further.

Next workshop TBS – Pranayama & Meditation

Various yogic breathing techniques, Pranayama, will be experienced under guidance: Viloma, Ujjayi, Nadhi Sodhana, Surya Bhedana, Chandra Bhedana, Sheetali, Brahmari. These various techniques have specific health benefits and they all help calming and balancing the nervous system. We will end the session by a led meditation, based on mindfulness.

Next workshop TBS – Name of the postures

This new workshop is for those who are interested in learning the sanskrit names of the postures and understand their meanings. We will go through the whole ashtanga sequence (first serie) as well as chanting the mantras (ashtanga and maybe a few others). I will not put the emphasis on the pronunciation but rather enjoy the chanting and getting you to remember the names. And there will be time as well for any questions you may have about the practice!

Next workshop TBS – Shoulder opener & Backbendings

In our day-to-day life, we are most of the time seated, arms and head forward. Our back and shoulders rounded, narrowing the face of our body. Instinctively, we protect what seems to be the most vulnerable since the chest area contains the heart and the lungs, cradle of life. By doing that, we deprive these vital organs of space, impacting the quality of our breath and our stress level, but we also unbalance the whole body structure, by incorrectly positioning the shoulders, the neck and pelvic bowl. To learn how to open the shoulders and stand upright will improve the breathing, correctly oxygenate the organism, find a natural posture and get rid of the back pain. On top of these purely physical benefits, opening the front part of the body also means opening up to the world, defying your own vulnerability and gain self-confidence.

Next workshop TBS – Ashtanga for Beginner

This workshop will be a wonderful opportunity to discover the practice of Ashtanga yoga and of the breath work that is at the center of the practice. We will take the time to observe our breath, its mechanisms and enter into the Ujjayi breathing – the victorious breath – that will guide us through our practice of Ashtanga. We will slowly build the sequence of the Sun Salutations – Surya Namaskar – that opens the practice, awakening a huge number of muscles and building strength in our arms and legs, warming up the whole body. We may practice the first few standing asanas (postures) of Ashtanga.

Yoga @ Work

More and more companies offer yoga classes to their employees in the context of their Employees Benefits programme. The practice of yoga at work proves, on top of improving flexibility, to reduce mental and physical tensions. It will help the employee to revitalize its concentration. Yoga @ work offers a moment to come back to the present, leaving the stress behind and recharging oneself with positive energy for the rest of the day, being able to cope with the work related issues with more focus and clarity of the mind!

A Yoga session @ Work

Yoga postures (asanas) can be adapted to fit everyone, regardless of the level of fitness and flexibility. Special awareness will be put on the breath. We will end the session with a guided relaxation.

Benefits to your employees

  • Reduces stress and problems of insomnia
  • Relieves head, neck and back problems
  • Increases energy levels
  • Increases flexibility and mobility
  • Improves posture
  • Improves body strength and tone

Benefits to your business

  • Reduces absenteeism related to poor health
  • Reduces your costs related to staff turnover
  • Improve productivity
  • Improves staff motivation
  • Improves concentration and decision-making skills
  • Develops ability to react more calmly in demanding situations
  • Promotes well-being at work

Practicalities

  • Each participant has a yoga mat
  • A vacant room is at disposal at your premises, big enough to accommodate the employees. Optimal groups should be between 10 to 15 participants.
  • It is recommended to change into comfortable sportswear for the session.
  • It is recommended to eat breakfast or lunch/drink after the class, not prior to the class

I offer yoga classes at work either in the morning or at lunchtime or at any time during the day you think is best.
Led classes can be taught either in English or French.
I can help you in sourcing yoga mats and other equipment at affordable prices.
Contact me for an offer that answers your specific needs!