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    Defacqz

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    The mothership, Defacqz was the first Yoga Room studio to open in  2016. Step into this studio located in the heart of Ixelles and you’ll witness the strong yoga community that has formed. We love the neighborhood feel: cafés, organic stores and lots of bicycles (leave yours on the racks just outside the studio doors).

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    Yoga Room | Defacqz

    Mon: 9.30-13.45 – 16.00-21.30
    Tue & Wed: 9.30-14.00 – 16.00-21.15
    Thu: 9.30-13.45 – 16.00-21.30
    Fri: 9.30-14.00 – 16.00-20.45
    Sat: 9.30-13.00 – 16.00-19.15
    Sun: 9.30-13.30 – 15.30-19.15

    • tram 93 8 > Defacqz stop
    • bus 54 > Defacqz stop

     

    Rue Defacqz, 80 1060 Saint Gilles - Belgium
    + 32 (0)2 534 41 61

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    Ananda

    Ananda started her yoga practice in 2006 and has been teaching since 2008. She believes that anatomical fluency and biomechanical accuracy can meet and merge with fluidity somewhere along the middle. She teaches intelligent Vinyasa flow, individualized Yoga Therapy, and experimental Mobility classes that honor diverse forms of movement. Her teaching is informed by her experience with various forms of meditation, modalities of self-inquiry, and studies with many skillful teachers including Vidya Heisel of Frog Lotus Yoga (North Adams, MA), Jasmine Tarkeshi and Dana Flynn of Laughing Lotus (San Francisco)  and Jill Miller of Yoga Tune Up (Los Angeles).

    Anna

    Anna grew up in Italy very close to her uncle, Somadeva, a Yoga teacher of the Svami Gitananda Ashram. She has been doing sun salutations and asanas (yoga postures) at home, on the beach or in the mountains since she was a very small child. After her classical ballet education at the Royal Academy of Dancing of London and while combining studying economics with a physical education degree in the United States she taught jazz dance and exercise classes at a prominent local sport club.

    Fifteen years ago, her Yoga practice became part of her daily life. She decided to follow a Yoga education programme and became a certified Yoga teacher (200h in a 2-year education programme: training in anatomy, yoga philosophy and spirituality, asanas-poses, pranayama-breath control, dhyana-meditation). In 2014 she took the certification of Aerial Yoga (antigravity yoga and Rocket Yoga (based on Asthanga Yoga). In 2016 she also took the certification of the Great Yoga Wall – B.K.S. Iyengar.
    She continued her education with Michael Hamilton, David Swenson, Damien De Bastier and Jason Crandel allowing her to deepen her knowledge of Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga.

    Anne-Valerie

    Anne-Valérie s’est engagée depuis plus de 10 ans dans la pratique de la méditation et y a trouvé une ressource précieuse pour faire face aux challenges et aux aléas de la vie, tant professionnelle que personnelle. Après un début de carrière à des postes de management en entreprise, elle a profité d’une longue expatriation en Chine pour explorer des voies plus en accord avec ses aspirations profondes, au service de l’humain et de son bien-être global (acupuncture, méditation…) A son retour en Europe, elle décide de s’engager dans la transmission de cette pratique de la pleine conscience/mindfulness, comme une réponse possible aux défis de notre époque.

    Astrid

    Catherine

    Catherine leads strong classes – Ashtanga, Rocket and arm balance classes –, offering students a place where to challenge themselves and take their practice to the next level. She encourages her students to become independent in their practice, to listen to their own needs, abilities and limits in order to fully benefit from the class. She strongly believes that a yoga practice should be strong and soft at the same time; energizing and light. Along with the asana practice, she wants to pass her students a strong sense of dedication and a calm mind.

    Catherine has a 200 hours certificate in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and recently obtained her 100 hours certificate with David Kyle.

    Emilie

    Giorgia

    Student in the lineage of TKV Desikachaar in the NY School of Yoga, mentored by Guta Hedewig , I studied with Frans Moors in Belgium. I was long fascinated by Tibetan Buddhism which I studied, in a past life I was probably an Osho sannyasin but I am a daughter of this century and committed to remain free spirited : I believe in blending truths from different ancient traditions to awaken my own inner truth and inspire others to do the same.

    My teachings focus on finding a healthy range of movement for our bodies according to individual conditions, introducing and guiding students to breathing techniques, approach subtle and gross anatomy, fascia and meridians understanding and meditation to help find clarity and cultivate a joyful and kind heart.

     

    Julia

    Julia’s yoga journey started in 2001 at an artist residency in Cyprus where a friend taught her a few sun salutations between sessions in the art studio. From then on, she continued to cultivate her home practice, taking classes and attending workshops. Julia received her 200h Vinyasa yoga teacher training certification from Yoga Moves in Utrecht, where she also completed a restorative yoga training with Lizzie Lasater. After becoming a full-time yoga teacher, Julia launched herself into an advanced teacher training (300h) with Jason Crandell at Triyoga in London in 2018.

    Julia teaches an alignment-focused flow yoga with an emphasis on creating space and time for the breath, cultivating a sense of balance in the practice.

    Kate

    Kate discovered yoga at age 20 while training for the Boston Marathon. Her passion for yoga led her to Los Angeles where she completed her first teacher training in 2003 and later graduated from the YogaWorks 300 hour professional teacher training program.
    Kate has spent the past 3 years as a full time teacher and manager at Pure Yoga in Hong Kong.

    Kate teaches because she knows how powerful this practice is, how it has changed her life for the better. She wants to offer that to others. To help guide her students in finding a deeper sense of peace and clarity within their physical bodies that will hopefully translate into all aspects of their lives.

    Marta

    Nick

    Nick is a KPJAYI level 2 Authorized Ashtanga teacher as well as a 200 E-RYT. He is a dedicated student of R. Sharath Jois and continues to make yearly pilgrimages to Mysore, India to study with this teacher. With over 10 years of teaching experience, he has worked with thousands of bodies and takes a practical and functional approach to his teaching method. He believes that with dedication and hard work, the body is limitless, the only limitations are the ones casted within the mind.

    Pierre

    Yoooo !
    I am Pierre, Yoga Teacher and founder of Yoga Room. I have been practicing Yoga in Shanghai for the last 8 years and it changed my life. My Mission as a teacher it to make yoga change your life now. I was trained in Shanghai by the amazing Bill Arce and in Hong Kong by the fantastic Patrick Creelman. Yoga Room Brussels is the best of what we bring you back from Asia. Enjoy !

    Rob

    Originally from Chicago, Rob unexpectedly embarked on his yoga journey while he was a foreign student studying French literature in Grenoble, France. He completed his first 200-hour teacher training course with Andrey Lappa and then travelled throughout India and received a diploma in Yoga Therapy at Yoga Vidya Gurul, followed by a mentorship at a Yogic Hospital in Nashik, India.

    Robert offers physically challenging classes where his students are encouraged to have fun and grow at their own pace. He considers himself an eternal student of yoga and continues to grow with his students. He invites students of all levels to come to his grounding but strength-building practice and support each other on this journey of growth.

    Sergine

    Après une carrière de danseuse professionnelle au Ballet du XXème siècle de M. Béjart, en France, en Hollande et en Allemagne, elle se tourne vers la photographie, se spécialisant au départ dans le domaine de la danse pour s’ouvrir ensuite au reportage humaniste. Nombreuses parutions et expositions tant en Belgique qu’à l’étranger. En 2009, édition du livre «Territoires intimes – Michèle Noiret – la danse cinéma».

    C’est en 1998 qu’elle découvre le yoga en suivant une amie à un cours d’ashtanga. Elève depuis 2000 à l’Ashtanga Yoga Institute de Jean-Claude Garnier à Bruxelles, elle a suivi avec lui une formation de professeur durant 4 ans ainsi que divers workshops dont ceux de David Swenson, Peter Sanson, Jason Crandell et Magnus Ringberg.

    Shiva

    Shiva Nand is a registered ERYT-200 Hatha Yoga teacher with over 5000 public classes taught, covering a variety of styles has led him to focus on teacher trainings for the last 4 years in remote locations. Shiva started with Raja Yoga, a strict 2.5 hour meditation a day under a Guru lineage at age 22. Since then he has completed over 800 hours of Hatha Yoga Alliance courses and started his own school of Yoga called Earth Yoga in 2011. Shiva teaches a balanced alignment of apposing forces within the body for a safe strong practice in any style.