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    Workshops

    In addition to the Yoga Room weekly class schedule, special yoga workshops are offered throughout the year. Run by YOGA ROOM teachers and guest teachers from abroad, these sessions typically last 2-3 hours and focus on certain aspects of yoga philosophy or asana practice. Workshops are special classes and carry a separate fee.

    Spring 2019 upcoming workshops

    Full workshop details

    Back Into the Future – Open Your Heart with Backbends

    Our culture is marked by our fear, mistrust and insecurity. If we want to start seeing others with compassion and joy, we sometimes have to dare to move into unknown territory – the space of our heart.

    The practice of backbends lets us access directly our heart chakra (anahata) and thus our karmic relationships to those who have hurt us. To explore the own heart space reminds us of all these relationships and may release a whirl of emotions. By overcoming fear, anger and hesitation we release the potential to let go of challenges in the past. We learn to develop joy, confidence, power and compassion. With the right intentions, backbends allow us to glow for everything that awaits us in the future.

    In this workshop we will break down the anatomical and spiritual foundations of backbends and will explore our heart space in theoretical, practical and partner exercises. What does it mean to lean back and why is it so important in our yoga practice? The workshop is designed for all students with a bit of yoga experience and for advanced students who want to deepen their practice.

    Tuition: 40€

    Defacqz

    Date

    August 24, 2019, 1:30 pm > August 24, 2019, 3:30 pm

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    The Art of Inner Peace : Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation with Ramone

    Ever wanted to learn to meditate but don’t know where to start?

    The Art of Inner Peace is the perfect place to begin!

    The Art of Inner Peace is a safe and supported 4-week course designed to help you develop an individual daily practice of meditation that suits your personality and lifestyle.

    In a small group with the guidance of an experienced mentor and teacher you’ll be able to explore how meditation and mindfulness techniques can help you:

    – Reduce stress in your body and mind
    – Concentrate better to increase attention and improve productivity
    – Improve sleep by accessing deep states of relaxation
    – Learn how doing less can increase your vitality
    – Train your mind to decrease habitual thinking and transform behaviour
    – Connect more authentically to yourself and others
    – Develop clarity, direction and focus in your life
    – Embody your values and live a purposeful life

    Structured as four 75-minute small group sessions led by experienced meditation and yoga teacher Ramone Bisset, each week you’ll learn how to use a new technique and get a clear explanation of how & why it works on the mind and body.

    With course materials including guided meditation downloads, between each weekly session you’ll commit to a short daily practice at home and simple journaling exercises that help you understand and measure the impact of the practices on your mood, mind, body and relationships.

    Expect to learn techniques from both Yogic and Buddhist traditions and some modern brain science! You will leave the course with a toolbox of easy skills you can apply in all aspects of your life to help you master the art of inner peace.

    The Art of Inner Peace is open to all levels of student whether you have experience with meditation or not*. Please come with an open heart and mind and be willing to learn, explore, connect and have fun!

    The course runs as a 4-session series and drop-in for single sessions is not available. No refunds will be available for missed classes.

    Dates:

    *Sunday, Sept 8, 15, 22, 29 | STUDIO DEFACQZ

    *Saturday, Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2 | STUDIO PLASKY

    Tuition:

    Full Series (4 sessions): € 65 includes 5 hours professional instruction, group Q&A sessions, take home guides for each meditation practice and access to 4 meditation MP3’s.

    Defacqz, Plasky

    Date

    September 8, 2019, 2:00 pm > November 2, 2019, 3:15 pm

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    The AIReal Yoga Experience with Sarah

    Join the only AIReal Yoga(TM) certified instructor in Belgium on a four week journey within through the use of the aerial hammock as our guide and yoga prop. Sarah is a Lead AIReal Yoga instructor and has traveled all over American and Canada sharing this practice at Wanderlust Yoga Festivals and now she has brought it to Yoga Room Plasky!

    The goal of the series is to experience all that the AIReal Yoga hammock has to offer. Progressing physically through the four weekly sessions to discover how the hammock can support us, how it pushes us beyond our comfort zone to gain strength, mobility and flexibility. Allowing you the experience of full inversions without spinal pressure, via the support of the hammock, deeper stretching, profound concentration, strong core and upper body awareness, courage to face our fears, and a sweet savasana like you have never experienced. Each 75 minute session will be a physical practice which will be guided and demonstrated for you safety. Classes will vary in style and theme for a variety of experiences.

    October 6, 2019  / 2.45 pm to 4.15 pm

    Session I: Fundamentals of AIReal Yoga

    With a few introductory classes under our belts, it’s time to take it to the next level. With this trust of the hammock gained, we will begin to find different asanas to build a strong core and gain upper body strength/flexibility. A balance of flowing and holding poses for a deeper understanding of the hammock. Progressing slowly and mindfully throughout the class with breath and full embodiment. This class as it all, lunges, backbends, inversions and splits. Which you can approach at your own depth.

    October 13, 2019 / 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm

    Session II: Intro to Power Flow

    This class will be a fun journey into core activation while working beyond our comfort zone. Finding how the hammock challenges us in ways that are so rewarding! An introduction to the power side of AIReal yoga will be perfect for this second week of building our strength, flexibility, mobility and focus through this practice. Be prepared to sweat and surf your edge.

    October 20, 2019 / 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm

    Session III: Intro to Active Restorative

    This class will be gentle, yet active. A moment to slow down during our fast paced lives. Benefiting from mild inversions, floor work, holding postures, and a long sweet savasana to reset your body/mind/spirit. An opposing class from the previous weeks hard work.

    October 27, 2019 / 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm

    Session IV: Tricks and Treats

    One final session together! We will have a blast, learning some tricks and getting some pics in our favourite AIReal yoga pose to share with all our friends and family! We will have time to flow, practice our favorite poses, do some partner poses in the hammock and a few other surprises! Celebrating our four week journey!

    Open to: Beginner / Intermediate

    Three to five Intro to AIReal Yoga classes required to take this series.

    Tuition: 135 euros (full series only)

    Must commit to all four weeks

    Plasky

    Date

    October 6, 2019, 2:45 pm > October 27, 2019, 4:15 pm

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    Yoga for Female Empowerment with Janna

    The workshops “Yoga for Female Empowerment“, designed by Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher, Janna Aljets, and are aimed at women who want to break free from gender norms, social pressure and explore their full potential. The practice of yoga is a powerful tool to create personal empowerment and support from sister communities. The workshops shall create a safe space for everybody and will work with asana, pranayama, music, meditation, visualizations, as well as partner exercises. The workshop series are taught as a holistic sequence, however each workshop may be booked separately.

    Session I: Yoga & Feminism, October 12, 1.30-3.30pm 

    What has yoga to do with feminism? Do we still need today feminist thinking or don’t we have equal rights already? In this workshop we want to explore the philosophical foundations and physical practices of yoga through feminist lenses. Although yoga has been for many centuries a male-only domain, the yoga practices give women a powerful tool to explore their womanhood. In this workshop we will focus on our female bodies, working on acceptance and self-esteem and devotion. Furthermore, we will use current feminist theory on queerness to overcome dualities between the sexes as well as between people. Yoga means union with all beings and for all beings, freedom and liberation for all.

    Session II: Yoga & Female Menstruation, October 26, 1.30-3.30pm 

    The female body is heavily influenced by the cycle of our menstruation. Very often, we are not able to perceive this, since we have to “function“ the same way all the time. However, our body and our emotional state are strongly affected by the different phases of our menstruation cycle: Before our ovulaton we are usually full of strength and drive, after it we are more inward-minded and tend to prefer retreat and reflection. The last phase, the menstruation itself, is then the time to let go and overcome in order to create space for new things. How can we start to pay attention to our cyclic nature and use them for us spiritually? Which practices of yoga support us in feeling fine with ourselves in all phases of our cycle? What helps us to overcome pain during the period and should I practice handstand? In this workshop we will practice and explore together the power oft he female cycle, so we can better understand it and live with it accordingly.

    Tuition: 40€ per session

    Defacqz

    Date

    October 12, 2019, 1:30 pm > October 26, 2019, 3:30 pm

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    Approfondissement de la première série de l'Ashtanga avec Alice

    Dans ce workshop, nous prendrons le temps de détailler l’alignement et la circulation de l’énergie propres à différentes postures-clés de la Première Série de l’Ashtanga Yoga (salutations au soleil, séquences des postures debout, des postures assises et des postures de fin de série). Des modifications et ajustements seront proposés et adaptés au niveau de chacun.Le système de la respiration Ujjayi, de l’engagement des bandhas, ainsi que les techniques du vinyasa seront abordés en profondeur.

    C’est l’occasion pour les pratiquants, à la différence d’une classe guidée durant laquelle le rythme prime pour maintenir l’énergie, de prendre le temps d’explorer en détail certaines postures basiques aussi bien que complexes (prendre confiance mais aussi ressentir l’allongement et les points d’appui nécessaires).

    Alice Haumont, qui vous guidera tout au long de ce workshop, est formée à l’Ashtanga Yoga par le maître Jean-Claude Garnier, dans le linéage et la continuité des enseignements de Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

    Ouvert à tous les niveaux, des débutants aux plus confirmés.

    Prix: 40 EUR

    Fort-Jaco

    Date

    October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm > October 20, 2019, 5:00 pm

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    An Urban Retreat with Tryphena Chia

    Sometimes you do not have to go somewhere exotic to push the reset button. This two day urban retreat is designed to help you do just that – to PAUSE. To put the rest of your life on hold for just two days, so you can nourish your physical body and your soul. We will be using Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga in our morning practices, along with pranayama, mantra chanting and meditation to complete the practice. 

    The afternoons will be spent on yoga philosophy study, as well as mantras and meditation. 

     

    About Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga

    Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga was created by Baron Baptiste. It is a vinyasa practice done in a lightly heated room. Much of the physical aspects of the Baptiste Yoga™ style are inspired by the Hatha Yoga teachings of Krishnamacharya and his students Iyengar and Desikachar, whom Baron Baptiste studied with personally from a young age.

     

    About Tryphena Chia

    Tryphena currently teaches at Pure Yoga in Hong Kong. She has spent the last ten years studying with Baron Baptiste and assisting him in trainings all over the world. She is passionate about sharing this practice because the practice always leaves people feeling empowered and is accessible to anyone. She firmly believes that the path of yoga should not only be based on a pure asana practice but to integrate the other modalities of yoga so that the practice feels complete and whole. 

     

    Dates

    Saturday May 18th 

     10 am to 1 pm – The Practice

    2:15 pm to 5pm – Yoga Philosophy Study, Mantras, meditation, some light asana.

    Sunday May 19th

    10 am to 1 pm – The Practice

    2:15 pm to 5pm – Yoga Philosophy Study, Mantras, meditation, some light asana.

     

    Tuition: 200 euros (full weekend) — 60 euros (individual session)

    Defacqz

    Date

    November 30, 2019, 10:00 am > December 1, 2019, 5:00 pm

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    Happy Hour: Rocket III with Catherine

    This 2.5 hour class will allow you to experience a full Rocket IIIyoga practice.

    Yoga Room offers one Rocket I and Rocket II class each week. This Rocket III class is a strong and complete sequence. The sequence combines all postures from the Rocket I and Rocket II series and will give the students the opportunity to deepen their practice and challenge themselves. Known as the « Happy Hour » by Rocketeers all over the world, the Rocket III routine offers both the hard and soft forms of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in a clear and complete sequence. It offers both soothing forward folds and stimulating backbends.
    Catherine will lead the students throughout the full sequence, giving them tips and assistance, encouraging them to practice their handstands when possible. This special class will leave the students feeling refreshed and balanced for the rest of the week!

    Open to: Intermediate / Advanced

    Tuition: 40 EUR

    Defacqz

    Date

    December 7, 2019, 10:00 am > December 7, 2019, 12:30 pm

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    Matinées Intensives: Approfondissement de l'Ashtanga Yoga avec Sergine

    L’Ashtanga Yoga est une merveilleuse et très fine méthode de Yoga dynamique provenant du Sud de l’Inde.

    Ses caractéristiques principales sont:

    – Le contrôle du plancher pelvien Mulabandha
    – Une respiration profonde de type Ujjãyi
    – La concentration du regard Drishti
    – Des mouvements dynamiques de liaison entre les postures Vinyasa

    L’activité physique intense amène graduellement le pratiquant à un haut niveau d’énergie. En synchronisant le contrôle postural et respiratoire avec des mouvements dynamiques, l’Ashtanga donne au pratiquant une harmonie dans le développement de ses forces physiques, psychiques et spirituelles.

    Lors des cours d’1h30, c’est le rythme qui prédomine dans le déroulement de la série.
    Lors de ces matinées intensives, Sergine vous propose de développer un travail en profondeur:

    – sur la respiration et la prise des bandhas.
    – sur la compréhension des asanas.
    – sur la conscience de son propre corps.
    – sur la pratique en harmonie avec le rythme respiratoire.

    Le chemin est plus important que la posture en elle-même. Mais encore faut-il ressentir et percevoir la bonne direction qui permet de développer ses possibilités corporelles dans le respect de soi-même.

    Les postures, tout comme les vinyasa, seront expliqués, décortiqués. Des alternatives seront proposées en fonction des différentes problématiques.

    C’est dans ce travail d’unification entre le mouvement, la concentration, le rythme respiratoire que naît une mélodie posturale qui conduit à la méditation.

    La matinée du samedi – « Yoga Chikitsa », la 1ère série, est ouverte à tous, sauf aux trop débutants en yoga.

    La matinée du dimanche – découverte de « Nadi Shodhana » s’adresse à ceux qui ont déjà une pratique régulière de la 1ère série d’Ashtanga

    « Do your practice and all is coming » – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

    Prix: 50 EUR / session, 80 EUR / weekend

    Defacqz

    Date

    December 21, 2019, 9:00 am > December 22, 2019, 12:00 pm

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