Teachers are listed in alphabetical order by first name.
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Name: Anita Simola
Training: E-RYT200, RYT500 in 2017
Teaching venue: BasicFit Brussels, private classes
Type of classes: Yin yoga, Chakra yoga (1st-5th chakras balanced with yoga postures, one at a time), moving meditation of Tibetain inspiration for 6th & 7th chakras
Short bio: Yin & yang have always walked hand in hand in my life. I “found” my vocation to become a yoga instructor when I got seriously injured in an accident in 2008. Ever since I wish to share all knowledge I might have in yoga in order to become simoultaneously stronger and softer, to recover and reveal true self.
Training: 200hrs, certified at Yogi Hari’s ashram since 2012, TTC Yin Yoga Anatomy and ATTC Yin Yoga with Joe Barnett
Teaching venue: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Rue du Houblon 40, 1000 Brussels, also private and in-company classes
Type of classes: Sampoorna yoga (all levels) and Yin yoga
Short bio: Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (200h) Asha, born in Gent, started to practice yoga back in 1984 with Rita Poelvoorde while studying at Mudra, the dance school of Maurice Béjart in Brussels. Throughout her long and intensive career as a professional dancer, as founder and artistic director of the art center PLATEAU, and as the dance programmer for the Halles de Schaerbeek, Asha has continued to practice yoga on a daily basis.
She discovered Sampoorna Yoga at the Studio in Brussels and soon experienced the fullness of the practice and the transformation in her body and mind through the system developed by Shri Yogi Hari. Asha took the 200h Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Course with Shri Yogi Hari in 2012, and feels blessed to be part of the inspiring crew of teachers at the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels. At this studio Asha is teaching also Yin yoga.
Contact: sampoornayogastudio.be or email@example.com
Name: Chiara Chitra Capello
Training: Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher with Shri Yogi Hari (RYT 500), Children’s Yoga Teacher with Bryony Duckitt (RCYT 95) and Yin Yoga training with Joe Barnett (50h)
Teaching venue: weekly classes in Schuman area, in Uccle and at the Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Rue du Houblon 40, 1000 Brussels, also private and in-company classes
Type of classes: Sampoorna yoga (all levels), Yin yoga (all levels), kids yoga in schools
Short bio: Chiara’s yoga path started in 2003, in Brussels, during a particularly stressful period at work. She soon experienced the fullness of the practice and the transformation in the body and mind through the system developed by Shri Yogi Hari, called “Sampoorna Yoga”: the Yoga of Fullness. The enthusiasm for yoga changed the course of her life and career. After experiencing different Yoga styles, in 2012 and 2013 she took the Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Course with Shri Yogi Hari. The same year (2012), Chiara left her job as a lawyer in the European Commission and now dedicates her time fully to sharing yoga with children, families and adults. In 2013, she discovered Yin yoga with Joe Barnett and since then, it has being an integral part of her daily yoga practice and her teachings. She loves teaching and practicing yoga. It helps her remain strong, grounded and happy. A regular yoga practice has been an essential part of her life for more than 13 years.
Name: Dace Ošleja (RYT500 by Paul Grilley)
Training: Yin yoga teacher training modules and workshops with Paul and Suzee Grilleys (since 2009, almost 600h in total), with Bernie Clark (2014, 50h), with Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier (2015, 50h), with Joe Barnet (2016); silent retreat with Sarah and Ty Powers (2015).
Teaching venue: weekly classes at La Sagesse Intérieure, rue Général Leman 32, Etterbeek and Sampoorna Yoga Studio, rue du Houblon , St.Gilles/Ixelles/Uccle/Forest (schedule) + workshops about anatomy basics, skeletal variations and Yin yoga; on invitation, teaching anatomy module as part of yoga teacher trainings
Type of classes: Yin yoga (all levels)
Short bio: Dace started to practise yoga in early 2005 as part of upgrading her life after moving from Latvia to Brussels. For some time she enjoyed the flow and effort of Ashtanga practice, then was led to investigate and appreciate other yoga styles such as Iyengar, Anusara and Somatic yoga. A major turning point in her practice was Yin yoga and anatomy teacher training with Paul and Suzee Grilley (initiators of Yin yoga) in 2010. It opened wide new doors to asana exploration and reconnection with one’s body. Since then, Dace has completed several more Yin yoga teacher training courses with the Grilleys (2012–2018) and other internationally renowned Yin yoga teachers such as Bernie Clark (2014), Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier (2015) and Joe Barnett (2016), as well as several workshops with Sarah and Ty Powers, Donna Farhi, Max Strom, Amy Matthews and yet many others.
Dace started teaching weekly classes in 2012, workshops in 2014. Since 2015, she also teaches 20h anatomy module of the Brussels Yoga Loft Ashtanga Yoga TT. While she loves to share her enthusiasm for functional anatomy in workshops, Dace’s deeper passion is to help reconnect with the inner truth of your body and soul.
Name: Doris Casares
Training: RYT200, RYT400 (Yoga Alliance US, Yoga Alliance UK), Yoga for Pregnancy (30 hours, Yoga Center Madrid)
Teaching venue: College Rue Baudouin, Brussels (Rue Felix Marchal 50, Schaerbeek) and Kinov Hapiness, Brussels (Rue Ménapiens 8A, Etterbeck)
Type of classes: Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga
Short bio: Certified yoga teacher from 2016, Doris has been practising yoga and meditation for the last 15 years in several countries, including India, Bali and the United States where she first learnt about yoga and its healing power. She has one of her key mentors in Ramiro A. Calle, who introduced the Hinduism and the yoga philosophy in Spain more than 50 years ago. She is also a recognised travel blogger in Spain and teaches in Brussels and in several yoga retreats around the world. Doris defines herself as “yogini, traveller and dreamer”. She published the book Viajeras (Solo traveler women) in 2015. It reflects her experiences after traveling around more than 60 countries worldwide. Doris loves meeting new cultures and people through her yoga practise. You can follow her on Twitter @enarah and Instagram @myplacesbyenarah.
Name: Eeva Tella
Training: Insight Yoga Institute 500 hour programme (ongoing)
Teaching venue: Yyoga Brussels, Brandhoutkaai 39, 1000 Brussels
Type of classes: Yin yoga & mindfulness
Short bio: Eeva has been teaching Yin yoga since 2014, first in Helsinki, Finland, and since September 2015 in Yyoga Brussels. She continues her teacher training and studies mainly with Sarah Powers as she follows Sarah’s Insight Yoga Institute curriculum. Eeva likes to incorporate elements of Buddhist psychology, Chinese meridian theory and mindfulness meditation into her soft and stretchy classes. She is in love with yin as it is as much of a mind training as it is good for the body. You can follow Eeva’s yoga path at her blog: eevatella.wordpress.com.
Name: Eknath Erwin Vann
Training: Sampoorna yoga with Sri Yogi Hari since 2008 (E-RYT 500), yoga for children with Marsha Wenig of YogaKids® (2010), Yin Yoga and anatomy with Paul Grilley since 2011
Teaching venue: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Rue du Houblon 40, 1000 Brussels
Type of classes: Sampoorna Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga
Short bio: Eknath grew up in a vegetarian family, where nature and respect for all beings was the daily theme song. During his teen years he got interested in yogic breathing techniques while practicing the saxophone. During his long career as a professional musician, Eknath practiced Tai Chi, Aïkido, Hatha Yoga, Chi Kung and meditation. He started practicing yoga regularly with Susannah Périllat in 1994. In 2008 – 2009, he participated in the 500h Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training at Shri Yogi Hari’s Ashram in Florida. Eknath has been teaching classes and workshops full-time since then. He is the co-founder of the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels. Furthermore, Eknath studied yoga for children with Marsha Wenig of YogaKids® (2010) and explores Yin Yoga and anatomy with Paul Grilley since 2011. He continues to visit his guru Shri Yogi Hari several times per year to deepen the practice of Sampoorna Yoga.
Contact: sampoornayogastudio.be, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Emily Gold
Training: 200h Hatha Yoga; Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga 30h; Yin Yoga with Marla Erikson at Empower ME Yoga, Ottawa; Yoga Tune Up practitioner; Womb Yoga Therapy Training; 50h Restorative Yoga with Judith Hansen Laseter; Minded Yoga Therapy with the Minded Institute (currently ongoing)
Teaching venue: in Radiant Light Yoga, Rue Saint-Quentin 36-38, 1000 Brussels
Type of classes: Yin, Prenatal, Hatha, Women’s Yoga
Short bio: Emily has journeyed with yoga around the world. She first discovered yoga in 2005, sweating through Bikram classes in Atlanta, where it was sometimes cooler in the studio than outside. Spending a year in Thailand she began a mindful meditation technique but it wasn’t until facing a (benign) brain tumor and brain major surgery in her hometown of New York in 2008 that she first began to fully appreciate the important role yoga played in her life. She landed in Ottawa in 2011 and completed her 200-HR yoga teacher training in 2014. Since her initial training Emily has trained in Yin Yoga, Women’s Yoga and Restorative Yoga and is currently training to become a yoga therapist with a focus on mental health. Also holding a Masters degree in reproductive and women’s health, Emily focuses her teachings on women’s wellness and stress reduction.
Name: Hugo Mega
Training: the School of Sacred Arts in Bali
Teaching venue: Yyoga Brussels, Brandhoutkaai 39, 1000 Brussels and Inspiration Yoga, Rue Alphonse Renard 55, 1050 Ixelles
Type of classes: Vinyasa Flow, Yoga basics, Hatha yoga, Yoga wall, Community Yoga and Yin Yoga
Short bio: Hugo Mega is a Portuguese artist and yogi resident in Brussels. Since an early age, Hugo has been working and exploring his body’s physical capacities through dance and circus. After finishing his circus studies he decided to explore yoga. What started as a nice way to stay in shape, became a passion. Thanks to his body awareness, his knowledge in anatomy and devotion to yoga, he became a yoga instructor. It was only later on that he went to Bali and took his first teacher training with the School of Sacred Arts. He now regularly teaches in Brussels at YYoga and Inspiration Yoga.
Name: Inês Magalhães
Training: I have followed the TTC with Sampoorna Yoga (200 hrs) in 2012 and have been teaching on a weekly basis since then. Later I have also followed a Yin Yoga Training (30 hrs)
Teaching venue: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Hopstraat 40/Rue du Houblon, 1000 Brussels. Occasionally I also teach in Ixelles
Type of classes: Sampoorna Yoga, Beginners, Intermediate and Yin Yoga
Short bio: The yoga path of Inês started in 2000, in Lisbon, her hometown. During her business studies she felt the way life was going was not as fulfilling as she thought it should be. From then on it was a great discovery of several yoga schools and positive encounters. She soon found out that the regular practice of yoga was complementary to her thoughts about the world, in many aspects. Always accompanying her throughout her further studies in anthropology and more recently throughout her day job, yoga plays a crucial role in harmonising her thoughts with her actions, and keeping a healthy life. In 2012 she took the Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Course with Shri Yogi Hari. This was an enriching experience which led to an even more committed yoga practice. Inês is happy to encounter many others on this infinite yoga path and share the positivity and light which yoga can bring to daily life.
Name: Laura Méndez
Training: 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in India with Himalaya Yoga Valley; Yin Yoga TTC with Integrated Yin Yoga in Spain; 200hr Samayoga teacher training in Bali; plus three 10-day silent Vipassana meditation courses and numerous workshops and trainings all over the world
Teaching venue: retreats around the world
Type of classes: Hatha yoga and Yin yoga classes (all levels)
Short bio: Laura had her first encounter with yoga back in 2001, when she took a class out of curiosity. Since then, she has never looked back and over the years she increased the amount of time dedicated to the practice of yoga. Meditation and yoga helped her balance a stressful job, and her quality of life and sleep have improved dramatically. Laura undertook a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India, with Himalaya Yoga Valley, and has been since attending numerous workshops and trainings all over the world in order to deepen her knowledge of the multiple aspects of yoga. In 2013 she did a Yin Yoga TTC with Integrated Yin Yoga, in Spain. In 2015 she decided to attend the 200hr Samayoga teacher training in Bali to keep deepening her understanding of yoga, and to find the voice of her heart. She is also very interested in meditation and its power on calming the mind. She has attended three 10-day silent Vipassana meditation courses: in Nepal, Thailand and India. She is honoured to be able to teach others what has helped her immensely in her life. She currently organises retreats in Spain, Greece, India and elsewhere.
Name: Lindell Nuyttens
Training: 200 hrs Hatha Yoga with Yogalife, April 2016
30 hrs Yin Yoga Fundamentals with Joe Barnett, April 2016
200 hrs Yin Yoga with Jo Phee & Joe Barnett, December 2016
Teaching venue: Brussels Yoga Loft, Place du Tomberg 18, 1200 Brussels
Kinov Brussels, Rue des Ménapiens 8A, 1040 Brussels
Radiant Light Yoga, Rue Saint-Quentin 36-38, 1000 Brussels
The Happy Body – Schuman, Avenue des Nerviens 7, 1040 Brussels
Type of classes: Hatha yoga, Yin yoga, Flow
Short bio: Lindell discovered yoga as a kid through her parents and uncle who practiced Hatha Yoga. Intrigued by the yoga books at home, she loved to try out the postures. During her school years she took classical dance classes. She came back to yoga as a tool to find space, freedom and peace of mind.
After years of practice, including a disciplined home practice, Lindell enrolled in a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. Completing a Fundamentals Yin Yoga Training, inspired her to travel the “yin path” further and take a 200 hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training. Lindell is passionate about yoga and shares that through her teaching.
Name: Nadia Zimova
Training: Hatha Yoga (300h), Yin Yoga (100h), Hormone Yoga Therapy (120h); additional education/courses: e.g. Hormone Yoga for Diabetes, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, “How to Meditate” and others – ongoing
Teaching venue: Centre La Sagesse Interieure (Rue General Leman 32, 1040 Brussels), Czech Embassy in Brussels, Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to EU in Brussels
Type of classes: Hatha Yoga; Yin Yoga; workshops: Hormone Yoga Therapy and YYY (Yang&Yin Yoga)
Short bio: Trained in gymnastics, Nadia began practicing yoga out of curiosity in her twenties and she continues ever since. She was gradually inspired by yoga’s healing and transformative power, investigating where science and yoga can meet. Nadia’s Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga classes are focused on restoring balance, releasing tension and cultivating inner energy. She is blending her scientific background and love of research with the practice of yoga. Nadia’s warm and kind teaching style helps others to find their own path. She also gives workshops on “Hormone Yoga Therapy”- focused on female hormonal balance and YYY – (Yang&Yin Yoga) – with her daughter Lin.
Name: Peter Verhaegen
Training: Prana Yoga Flow (level 1 teacher) with Alberto Paganini; Yin yoga with Alberto Paganini plus 30 hours Yin Yoga training with Joe Barnett; first three levels of the Transformational Breathing training with Isabelle Versé
Teaching venue: in Schaerbeek
Type of classes: Prana Yoga Flow, Yin Yoga and invigorating “Early Bird” early morning yoga classes
Short bio: Peter (°1961) first got in touch with yoga in 2001, when he attended Hélène Petre’s Hatha yoga classes that were being organized during lunch break at one of his former daytime jobs. The gain in energy for the remaining working hours of the day was so tremendous that it left a lifetime lasting imprint.
Ever since he has continued exploring various yoga styles, as well as other bodywork styles such as Qi Gong and Tai Chi in order to explore greater physical and energetic well-being. Amongst yoga styles came Kundalini yoga, with teachers such as Christophe “Sat Darshan Singh” Degrauwe and Carlos “Sat Sunder Singh” Arandia. In 2012 he took the first three levels of the Transformational Breathing training with Isabelle Versé in Brussels. Then, after attending several workshops with Alberto Paganini, he decided to study Prana Yoga Flow at his Yogasoma school in Bruges, Belgium and was certified as level 1 teacher in June 2013.
End of June 2013 Peter left his full-time dayjob and started teaching part-time as an independent yoga teacher from September 2013 on, teaching both Prana Yoga Flow, Yin Yoga and invigorating “Early Bird” early morning yoga classes presenting a fusion of Kundalini and Hatha Yoga. The solid base in Yin yoga acquired during the training with Alberto Paganini was further developed through the 30 hours Yin Yoga training with Joe Barnett which Peter attended in March 2015.
Peter also teaches naturist yoga classes for men and out of his fairly boundless love for animals actively promotes a healthy vegan lifestyle through raising awareness and organizing vegan cooking classes.
Training: certified Sampoorna teacher (500h) and Yin Yoga teacher
Teaching venue: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Rue du Houblon, 1000 Brussels; Yoga Roots, rue le Titien 46, 1000 Brussels; WaerWaters wellness resort, Groot-Bijgaarden
Type of classes: Yin yoga
Short bio: Trained in Belgium, Germany and Florida, Ramdas is a certified Sampoorna teacher (500h) and Yin Yoga teacher.
As a professional musician, he discovered yoga in 2010 and he never stopped practicing ever since. Enjoying every transforming and healing part of it, he started teaching in Brussels in 2013. He studied Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley’s senior student and primary teaching assistant Joe Barnett during severals workshops and teacher trainings in Belgium and has been sharing this practice since 2014.
Training: Iyengar Institute of Yoga in Poona, India
Teaching venue: Santidas studio, Rue de la Loi 28, 10th floor, 1000 Brussels (Arts-Loi)
Type of classes: Flow, Power, Aerial and Yin yoga
Short bio: Sash, a native of Iran has been a truth seeker and Yogi since his early childhood. Ever since then, he seeks to come to a full understanding of the connection of body and mind. Whilst a student in India studying psychology at the University of Poona where he also confirmed his Yoga with Iyengar at his Institute of Yoga.
Sash arrived in Belgium in 1983, soon teaching Yoga whilst a student in clinical psychology at the Catholic University of Louvain, making also Yoga his topic of research. In 1998 he finally decided to make the practice of Yoga his full-time life calling, leaving careers in psychology and business. Over the last 30 years, Sash has taught Yoga and spread its light to thousands of students, teaching in health clubs like Aspria, David Llyods, Yoga club, and in the European Commission and the European Parliament. He took students for retreats and Yoga vacation to India and other places such as Greece and Mallorca.
As a Master (acharya) he began to instruct yoga teachers with his own curriculum as of 2010. Many students have turned to Sash for spiritual counseling, yoga therapy and coaching. Health clubs and Yoga teachers alike often invite him as a lecturer and speaker on Yoga and the art of living. He has shown the power of advanced Asanas in numerous demonstration. Above all, Sash believes that through the earnest and full practice of Yoga, humanity can be transformed into an eternally peaceful society.
Sash is a member of the Association Belge des Enseignants et Pratiquants de Yoga.
Name: Sinziana Carstocea
Training: 200hrs Ashtanga at the Yoga Loft Brussels in 2014, 30hrs Yin Yoga with Joe Barnett at Sampoorna yoga Brussels in March 2015, 300h TT in Ashtaga Vinyasa with Sampoorna Yoga in Goa, India (2017)
Teaching venue: Yoga Loft Brussels, 18 Place Tomberg, and Santidas studio, Rue de la Loi 28, 10th floor, 1000 Brussels (Arts-Loi)
Type of classes: Modified Primary Series of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin yoga
Short bio: Sinziana’s first encounter with yoga dates from 2008 when she was living in Ireland. She accomplished the Ashtanga Teacher Training at the Yoga Loft Brussels in 2014, which brought into her life deep transformation, awareness and compassion. One year later, she also explored Yin Yoga with Joe Barnett at Sampoorna Yoga Brussels, which opened a different chapter on the extraordinary journey of yoga discoveries. She finds that each course followed and every class taught, every encounter with a teacher or a student offer an opportunity to learn and explore the richness of the practice, of the human body and the wondrous ways of the mind. She believes that yoga invigorates, strengthens and liberates, and she is forever under the spell of the amazing healing and solace the practice brings.
Contact: email@example.com, phone: 0498.382.970, Facebook: SinSan Yoga
Name: Tanya Popova
Training: Yin yoga teacher training modules with Joe Barnett (50h in 2017 and 2018), Jo Phee (65h in 2019), Pregnancy Yoga TT in TriYoga, London (40h in 2018), Ashtanga Yoga TT (200h RYT® in 2014)
Type of classes: Yin Yoga, Gentle Flow, Prenatal Yoga, YinYang, Ashtanga Basics
Short bio: Tanya was born in Bulgaria and took her first yoga class when she was 14 years old. During her second teacher training, she got pregnant and thus her yoga practice, her teaching practice and her parenting became tightly intertwined. She has learned and keeps learning functional yoga from her own practice, from books, from the internet and from Yin Yoga teachers such as Joe Barnett, Jo Phee, Bernie Clark, Sarah Powers and Paul and Suzee Grilley. In her classes, she holds space for you to slow down and come back to yourself, she reminds you that you are whole and have the wisdom within for your life off the mat. Her mission in pregnancy yoga classes is to help each woman cultivate the confidence in her inner strength and softness to be used both in birthing and parenting. Her dream is to create a yin yoga book club. 😉
Name: Tracey Hamill
Training: Yin Yoga & Anatomy (2017, 100h) with Markus Henning Giess & Karin Michelle Sang of Yin Therapy, New Zealand; Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (2014, 200h) with the Yoga Loft, Brussels
Teaching venue: private lessons, corporate classes & weekly classes in
Shanti Home, Rue Darwin 8, St.Gilles/Ixelles/Uccle/Forest
Collège Roi Baudouin, Avenue Félix Marchal 50, 1030 Schaerbeek
Brussels Yoga Loft, Place du Tomberg 18, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
Type of classes: Yin Yoga (all levels), Yoga for Healthy Aging, Ashtanga for Beginners
Short bio: I found yoga in 2007 when I was burned out & in need of a life overhaul. The physical & mental practice of yoga brought me back to my body & into health: I got my focus back, my body felt physically better, my mind was clear. As a teacher, I support you to learn to tune into your own body again; to feel & listen to the incredible intelligence of your body. I want the health & feel-good benefits of yoga to be accessible for every body, all ages & all abilities. It doesn’t matter how flexible or fit you are, what matters is that you move & work with what you’ve got.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 0418.104.22.168, www.halfalotus.com