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Workshops & Events

We will organize workshops and special events on different topics on a regular basis.
Stay tuned!

Intro to Arm Balances

Sunday, 5 May 2024

Arm balances are among the most invigorating, yet intimidating, of yoga postures. Biomechanically, arm balances connect the upper body with the lower body via the core and are the epitome of yoga in action—uniting the oppositions of strength/flexibility, stability/buoyancy, and effort/relaxation into one. When performed safely, intelligently, efficiently, the benefits of arm balances are many.

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“Intro to Arm Balances” with Ananda is designed to help you move beyond fear, build better balance, strength, and stability (while having fun!) so as to confidently integrate arm balances into your yoga repertoire.

This workshop is designed to:

  • Differentiate arm balances into two basic categories: bent arm and straight arm
  • Establish four foundational building blocks of the arm balance:
    shoulder stability, wrist protection protocol, core integration, hip mobility
  • Review the biomechanics of chaturanga dandasana as the major component of bent arm balances
  • Practice bakasana (crow pose)

The use of props, modifications and instructor assistance will safely guide you through the journey of moving beyond perceived limitations to defy gravity.

All levels are welcome!

WHEN: Sunday, 5 May from 14:00 – 16:00
WHERE: The House of Yoga

PRICING: €40

Yoga & Ayurveda - Learn to practice according to the Doshas

Sunday, 14 April 2024

Join Giulia on a transformative journey as we integrate the wisdom of Ayurveda into our Yoga practice, cultivating balance and well-being in sync with the rhythms of nature. 

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life, teaches us that our well-being depends on balance. At the heart of Ayurveda are the three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, representing the elemental forces that govern all that exists, including our physiology and psychology. Each person is born with a unique constitution, or prakriti, determined by the proportion of these doshas. During the course of our lives, the doshas may fluctuate in response to changes in our environment, often bringing us out of balance. 

In Ayurveda, Yoga serves as a potent tool for harmonizing the doshas and promoting holistic wellness. Through asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), and meditation, Yoga helps to restore equilibrium to the body and mind. 

In this workshop, we will delve into the principles of Ayurveda, including the concepts of gunas and vikruti. We will explore how each individual doshic constitution can be driven out of balance, how to recognise it in ourselves and others, and how to restore harmony by choosing the most appropriate yoga practice. 

You can expect: 

  • A theoretical part, to introduce the principles of Ayurveda that you will need in order to make an informed assessment on your state in every moment of your life, and how to choose the practices that are appropriate to balance each dosha;
  • A full guided yoga practice, in order to experience a yoga sequence informed by Ayurvedic principles;
  • A safe space to share your own experience with the group; 
  • Some written support that you can take with you, and that you can refer back to after the workshop to support your own practice. 

This workshop is open to all, and no previous knowledge of Ayurveda is required. 

This workshop is a great opportunity to learn a different way to inform and cultivate your yoga practice according to Ayurveda, and will provide you practical tools to cultivate self-awareness and make conscious choices to support your well-being in every moment of your life. 

WHEN: Sunday, 14 April from 14:30 – 16:30
WHERE: The House of Yoga

PRICING: €40

Nada Yoga: The Healing Power of Vibrations

Sunday, 24 March 2024

Ancient Vedic philosophy already knew that everything, in the cosmos, is made of vibrations and energy. The primordial sound of creation ॐ ‘Om’ (AUM), represents the pure essence of the cosmos, beyond time, space, and form. Healing sounds have the amazing power of bringing to our bodies harmonic vibrational energy, literally ‘re-tuning’ us to health.

Join Maria to welcome the Spring Equinox, the time of the year when nature reawakens from hibernation and we are symbolically reborn.

Through the sounds of mantras and ancient instruments, we will lead our brain towards deep states of relaxation and slower activity, with powerful effects on many of our daily struggles. Just to mention a few: release from muscular, emotional, and mental tensions, sharpening of mind, increased neuroplasticity, improved concentration, creativity and learning ability, relief from anxiety.

Thanks to slower brain activity, we will be able to access an altered state of consciousness, our subconscious, fertile ground for sowing the seeds of change during this special time of the year.

This 2-hour workshop will include:

  • A brief introduction on Nada Yoga, the Yoga of Sound
  • Mantra chanting
  • 108 Om meditation
  • Sound bath with traditional Himalayan bowls and gongs

WHEN: Sunday, 24 March from 14:00 – 16:00
WHERE: The House of Yoga

PRICING: €40

Intro to Inside Flow - yoga, music & choreography

Sunday, 10 March 2024

Inside Flow is an evolution of Vinyasa Yoga: we use our breath to move on the beat of the music. The class builds up and preps your body for deeper asanas with each song, working towards a sequence fitting to the music. We focus on smooth transitions rather than static poses, matching to the beat of the music, creating a true flow. Each class guarantees feel-good vibes, walking out of the room energized, with a smile on your face.

Join guest teacher Lis Wiggers at The House of Yoga for Brussels’ first ever Inside Flow workshop.

During this workshop you’ll learn about moving on the beat of the music, transitions and poses specific to Inside Flow, and, of course, you’ll put it in the works and learn a flow 🙂

Open to all levels: from beginners to seasoned yogis, you’re in for a good time!

WHEN: Sunday, 10 March from 14:30 – 16:00
WHERE: The House of Yoga
PRICING: €35

Diving Into Forrest Yoga: Breath. Integrity. Strength. Spirit.

21 January 2024

Join guest teacher Beatrice Petrini at The House of Yoga in the new year to discover the practice of Forrest Yoga.

Forrest Yoga is a style of yoga named by and after Ana T Forrest in 1982. It is known for its long holding of positions, emphasis on abdominal core work, and standing series that can go on for 20 poses on each side. 

Through this style, Ana Forrest aimed to create a ceremonial space for the practice of yoga where elements of Eastern philosophy blend with Native American traditions and are subsequently applied to the Western lifestyle and society.

In Forrest Yoga, practitioners work and move predominantly from their center, their core, using  steady deep breathing and long holds through asanas that will target a so-called trigger point.

Through our trigger point we can become aware of those areas where we hold stagnant feelings or emotions we tend to shy away from. When awareness  targets  such  areas we create a platform to shift those behavioral patterns, conditioning, blockages that cause pain and restrictions in our body, mind and practice.

The practice itself  becomes a mirror to see and observe our subconscious, allowing it to become consciousness.  

Forrest Yoga is a creative, freeing and exhilarating practice based on the principles of BREATH – INTEGRITY – STRENGTH – SPIRIT.

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During this 3-hour long workshop, Beatrice will give a strong emphasis to breathwork. 

Breath is one of the 4 pillars of Forrest Yoga. It’s considered power, it’s that one loyal friend who accompanies us from birth to death, it’s the very fuel that sparks up every movement and action. When changing the way we automatically breathe, we unlock the potential of changing response and attitude towards life situations and experiences. 

We will therefore learn and assess the biomechanical hierarchy of breathing to minimize compensation, and invite a quality of ease and effortlessness in our Yoga practice and in our lives.

Alongside a Forrest Yoga practice, this workshop will also integrate principles of traditional Eastern Asian Medicine and biomechanics.

The workshop includes:

  • Intention Setting through ceremony, meditation and mantra chanting
  • Breathwork 
  • Forrest Yoga asana practice 
  • A long Shavasana to help integrate

This workshop is open to all levels, bodies and lineages. In Forrest Yoga we celebrate our uniqueness by offering variations of asanas to suit our individual bodies and needs!

WHEN: Sunday, 21 January 2024 from 13:30 – 16:30 
WHERE: The House of Yoga
PRICING: €50

Hibernate & Rejuvenate

Sunday, 3 December 2023

A pranayama and restorative yoga workshop ahead of the winter season.

Days are getting shorter, darker and the need to rest is growing bigger. In traditional Chinese Medicine winter is the most yin part of the year, a time to take things slow and recharge in order to be prepared to reemerge when spring comes. 

Ahead of the winter season, join Lisa for a workshop aimed at helping you stay grounded and soft during the festive season. 

This 90-minute workshop will include an extended Restorative Yoga practice as well as soothing breathing techniques. Think of it as a mini hibernation in the dawn of winter, which will leave you feeling energised and rejuvenated.

During this workshop, you will make extensive use props to make poses feel luxurious and cozy, so that your bodies and minds can rest and find comfort in the poses.

This extended format will allow you to go into a deep state of rest and relaxation, using your breath to punctuate the pose and pique your imagination. 

Most importantly, this workshop will teach you easy and comfortable poses as well as breathing techniques that you’ll be able to practice on your own, helping you soothe your mind whenever you feel the need for it.

WHEN: Sunday, 3 December from 18:15 – 19:45
WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14
PRICING: €35

Mastering Chaturanga

Sunday, 12 November 2023

Our Mastering Chaturanga workshop returns in November!

In this workshop, we will explore one of the most complex, yet most common yoga poses. Ananda will offer a step-by-step breakdown of alignment, easy-to-do warm-ups, hands-on assists, individual attention, and open forum for inquiry.

Chaturanga dandasana, or four-limbed staff pose, is the transition from high-to-low plank integrated into the Sun Salutation sequence of Vinyasa yoga. Executing the posture requires arm strength, wrist flexibility, shoulder stability, and core integration, serving as preparation for arm balances and inversions. However, chaturanga is often done prematurely without proper understanding of alignment, acting as a common cause of yoga injury.

This 2-hour-long workshop serves to:

  • Explain the optimal biomechanics of the shoulders, arms, and core in chaturanga dandasana
  • Explore warm-ups and preparatory poses
  • Exhibit how to flow through chaturanga safely
  • Promote longevity in the yoga practice

All levels are welcome:

  • The beginner will be equipped with tools to feel informed and safe in a fast-moving vinyasa class.
  • The seasoned practitioner will refresh his/her knowledge on that which has become routine, recognizing and reversing chronic patterns of misalignment and habits that lead to injury over time.

Mastering chaturanga will not only elevate your practice to the next level, it will result in a more conscious, self-caring, and sustainable yoga practice! 

WHEN: Sunday, 12 November from 14:30 – 16:30
WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14
PRICING: €40

Introduction to the Ashtanga Half Primary Series

Sunday, 29 October 2023

Join Giulia for this practical workshop where you’ll have the opportunity to explore and practice the poses of the Ashtanga Half Primary Series. 

We’ll introduce the foundational aspects of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga (breath, bandha and drishti), and we’ll practice the poses of the Half Primary Series:

  • Sun salutations (A and B) 
  • Standing sequence 
  • Seated postures (up till navasana)
  • Closing sequence 

We’ll take a functional approach to the asana, meaning that during the practice we’ll explore each posture by providing explanations on the main intention for each of them, and the possible ways to better adjust them to your body. We’ll include the use of props, gentle adjustments, and modifications to allow you to practice independently and sustainably. 

No prior knowledge of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is required.

This workshop is best suited for those who already have some experience with yoga and are curious about the Ashtanga practice as well as for those who already have some knowledge of the Ashtanga Half Primary Series and would like to deepen their understanding of the sequence.

WHEN: Sunday, 29 October from 14:30 – 16:30
WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14
PRICING: €40

Bookings through our website or app!

Cancellation policy: 24 hours.

A few words on Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga: 

Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is one of the systems of Hatha yoga that synchronises breath and movement in a flowing sequence of asanas (postures). 

It has its basis in the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his student K. Pattabhi Jois, who evolved this system of linking breath and movement in sequences of asanas. It has heavily influenced modern yoga through the introduction of vinyasa that is fundamental to many styles and schools of yoga. 

When practised regularly, it can help to develop strength, flexibility, stamina and cultivate a still and focused mind. Poses (asanas) are linked in a sequence, each held for a number of breaths (typically 5) before transitioning through a specific series of movements (vinyasa) to the next pose. 

We repeat a set sequence of postures each time we practice, so that the sequence becomes familiar, and in doing so we develop a self practice.

WORKSHOP: Intro to Arm Balances

Sunday, 23 April 2023

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Lift, leverage, float, and fly with “Intro to Arm Balances”!

Arm balances are among the most invigorating, yet intimidating, of yoga postures. Biomechanically, arm balances connect the upper body with the lower body via the core and are the epitome of yoga in action—uniting the oppositions of strength/flexibility, stability/buoyancy, and effort/relaxation into one. When performed safely, intelligently, efficiently, the benefits of arm balances are many.

***

“Intro to Arm Balances” with Ananda is designed to help you move beyond fear, build better balance, strength, and stability (while having fun!) so as to confidently integrate arm balances into your yoga repertoire.

This workshop is designed to:

  • Differentiate arm balances into two basic categories:
  1. bent arm
  2. straight arm
  • Establish Four Foundational Building Blocks of the arm balance:
  1. shoulder stability
  2. wrist protection protocol
  3. core integration
  4. hip mobility
  •  Review the biomechanics of chaturanga dandasana as the major component of bent arm balances
  • Practice bakasana (crow pose)                                                                      

The use of props, modifications and instuctor assistance will safely guide you through the journey of moving beyond perceived limitations to defy gravity. All levels are welcome to attend!

WHEN: Sunday, 23 April 2023 from 14:30 – 16:30
WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14
PRICE: €35 

WORKSHOP: Hands-On Adjustments

Sunday, 19 March 2023

Join Lisa for this 2-hour workshop where we’ll explore adjustments of poses coming from Katonah Yoga.

In groups of 2 or sometimes more we will rediscover familiar poses with the help of props and the leverage of another human body.

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Yoga is often a solitary practice. However, by practicing posture adjustments with 2, 3 or even 4 people, we learn to rely on others and to trust, while communicating with them. Through these adjustments inspired by Katonah Yoga, we establish a dialogue through contact, we feel and understand in our feet and in our hands what can happen in the other person.

Adjustments are meant to take you to places you would not go to by yourself, there is no goal of making the pose better, “correct” or to go deeper in the pose. Think of it more like a conversation as opposed to a monologue: a way for you to be in a pose without using so much strength, to make it more rich and fluid, to use your eyes, your hands, props and language to make the experience fuller. 

This workshop is ideal for yoga students and teachers alike – it will be an opportunity to learn, feel better in your body, spike your imagination and ultimately have fun!

WHEN: Sunday, 19 March 2023 from 11:00 – 13:00
WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14
PRICE: €35 

WORKSHOP: Mastering Chaturanga

Sunday, 26 February 2023

Chaturanga dandasana, or four-limbed staff pose, is the transition from high-to-low plank integrated into the Sun Salutation sequence of Vinyasa Yoga. Executing the posture requires arm strength, wrist flexibility, shoulder stability, and core integration, serving as preparation for arm balances and inversions. However, chaturanga is often done prematurely without proper understanding of alignment, acting as a common cause of yoga injury.

In “Mastering Chaturanga”, Ananda will offer a step-by-step breakdown of alignment, easy-to-do warm-ups, hands-on assists, individual attention, and open forum for inquiry.

This 2-hour-long workshop serves to:

  • Explain the optimal biomechanics of the shoulders, arms, and core in chaturanga dandasana
  • Explore warm-ups and preparatory poses
  • Exhibit how to flow through chaturanga safely
  • Promote longevity in the yoga practice

All levels are welcome:

  • The beginner will be equipped with tools to feel informed and safe in a fast-moving Vinyasa class.
  • The seasoned practitioner will refresh his/her knowledge on that which has become routine, recognizing and reversing chronic patterns of misalignment and habits that lead to injury over time.

Mastering chaturanga will not only elevate your practice to the next level, it will result in a more conscious, self-caring, and sustainable yoga practice! 

WHEN: Sunday, 26 February 2023, 11:00 – 13:00
WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14
PRICE: €35

Candlelight Pisces New Moon Ceremony

Sunday, 19 February 2023

Join Emily Torockio at The House of Yoga for a second New Moon Ceremony – this time a special restorative yoga session honoring the Pisces New Moon.

Pisces is the final water sign of the zodiac and rules imagination, dreams, creativity, and the full, rich, multifaceted world of our emotions.

New moons are a time for fresh starts, beginnings, the setting of intentions. We will spend time in the comfort of supported, restorative poses, and with the help of directed breath and music, be guided to connect more deeply with our visions, desires, and intuitions. The ceremony will end with a group intention ritual.

This 90-minute workshop will include:
• a brief talk about the astrological meaning of a Pisces New Moon
• a restorative yoga practice
• breathwork
• a candle intention meditation
• a group intention ritual

Please dress in cozy, comfortable clothes, and a bring a journal and something to write with.

WHEN: Sunday, 19 February 2023, 18:30 – 20:00
WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14
PRICE: €35

YOGA & BRUNCH SOCIAL

Saturday, 25 February 2023

Join our first community event!

On Saturday, 25 February, Bruce will be bringing the winter edition of Yoga & Brunch Social to The House of Yoga, featuring brunch by The Wild Lab.

The event will start with a 75-minute vinyasa flow led by Bruce, working up an appetite for the brunch that will follow — courtesy of, none other than, The Wild Lab. We’ll gather and socialise over a nutritious and tasty vegetarian brunch.

Join us for a day of community, good vibes and delicious food.

Brunch menu:
– Bun or Toast
– Banana Bread or Vegan Cake
– Vitality Shot

WHEN: Saturday, 25 February 2023, 11:30 – 13:30
WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14
PRICE: €45 online payment and booking or €42 in-studio cash payment and booking.

NOTE: Email us at hi@thehouseofyoga.eu by 23 February to inform us about your choice of dishes! 

WORKSHOP: The Road to Handstand

Sunday, 5 & 12 February 2023

Learning how to handstand can often feel like a very scary task. But if we start with the basics and really master the fundamentals, then our inversion practice will grow.

Join Daniel for 2 sessions in February – each of which will be 2 hours long – to either start or deepen your handstand practice.

In these sessions, you will learn and refine techniques to prepare you to go upside down with ease and tools that will help you in your personal practice to continue working on your handstand on your own whenever and wherever you are.

5 February 2023, 14:30 – 16:30
Basic Handstand session – Beginners and all levels.

In this first session, participants will receive a solid base and the tools with which they can start their handstand practice or take it to a higher level safely and efficiently.

We will cover the following topics:
• Physical and technical preparation for handstand
• Correct handstand alignment
• Balance strategies: where does the balance lie?
• Wall work basics
• Partner work: correct spotting

12 February 2023, 14:30 – 16:30
Intermediate / Advanced session.

This second session is intended for those who can hold a handstand for a few seconds or for those who want to challenge themselves in a more advanced practice. The main objective is to further improve the balance technique and challenge students’ creativity.

We will cover the following topics:
• Shoulder biomechanics
• Advanced wall work
• Handstand variations
• Handstand creative entrances
• Progression methodology
• One arm bases

WHEN: 5 & 12 February 2023, 14:30 – 16:30
WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14
PRICE: €35 for one of the two sessions; €60 for both sessions.

WORKSHOP: NEW MOON CEREMONY

Sunday, 22 January 2023

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In this workshop, led by Emily Torockio, we will continue to work with the energy of the sky in a special ceremony for the Aquarius New Moon. New moons are traditionally time to manifest and set intentions.

This 90-minute workshop will consist of:

  • a brief talk about the astrological meaning of an Aquarius New Moon
  • a music-driven yoga flow
  • breathwork
  • guided visualisation
  • a group manifestation ritual to speak our desires into the new year

WHEN: Sunday, 22 January 2023 from 16:15 – 17:45
WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14
PRICE: €35

STAR CAMP: A week of movement inspired by the universe.

9 – 15 January 2023

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Join Emily Torockio at The House of Yoga in the new year for a week of movement practices designed to help you work with the energies of the celestial bodies that rule each day of the week. In each of these sessions, we will talk about what each planet and star represents, and the strengths from them that we can bring into the day they govern over.

Throughout this week, we will explore the energies of 7 different planets – the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and the Sun – and align our yoga practice and different types of movement with them.

*All of the above classes with Emily may be booked with your regular class passes and memberships.*

WORKSHOP
HEART OPENING YIN YOGA AND
ALCHEMY CRYSTAL SOUND BATH

Sunday, 27 November 2022

Join Shannon van Staden for this highly renowned workshop. Give yourself the gift of yin and sound healing — a soothing self-care practice. Shannon’s gentle yin postures conclude  with a beautiful, long and nourishing alchemy crystal sound bath.

We will focus on the upper body to release tension and increase mobility.  In addition we will rebalance the nervous system leaving you feeling light and carefree.

Yin yoga is a practice for all levels and is mostly lying down or seated in stillness. It will keep you mobile and deeply relax your nervous system. You will find peace of mind in this meditative practice especially designed for the times we live in.

The class has a beautiful ending — a long and deeply relaxing savasana, which is accompanied by a soundscape of alchemy crystal singing bowls.  The perfect way to end your Sunday and set you up for the week ahead.

WHEN: Sunday, 27 November 2022
from 18:15 – 19:45
WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14
PRICE: 25 Euros for active studio members (with a valid class pass or membership) / 30 Euros for non-studio members
Book your spot through our booking app!

WORKSHOP
YOGA FOR MEN

Saturday, 15 October 2022

Yoga is often thought of as a practice only suitable for flexible and athletic girls. However, we firmly believe that yoga is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, body type and background.

If you’re a guy who is curious about yoga, this is the workshop for you!

This workshop will be designed specifically for men – especially men who have limited mobility in their hips, hamstrings, and shoulders to learn mobilise and strengthen these areas with dynamic movement.

Through this event, we hope that we’ll be able to debunk some myths and stereotypes about yoga being only for girls and access the benefits that this practice can provide you with.

Led by our teacher Bruce Chung, this workshop will be addressed to every guy who at least once wanted to give yoga a try but was intimidated by having “only girls” around them in the class.

WHEN: Saturday, 15 October 2022
from 11:30 – 12:45
WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14
PRICE: €25
Book your spot through our booking app!

OPEN DOORS WEEKEND

17 - 18 September 2022

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Ahead of our official launch, we will be hosting an Open Doors Weekend on 17 and 18 September 2022.

During this weekend, we will offer you a selection of the classes you’ll find on our schedule. Check out our programme and book your spot.
Places are limited! 

All the classes held on this weekend will be for FREEyou’ll have the opportunity of making a donation in cash after class if you’d like to support us.

Book your spot through our booking app!