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We will organize workshops and special events on different topics on a regular basis.Stay tuned!
Join Elena & Lisa for an early summer week of yoga, meditation and pranayama practices at the stunning Suryalila retreat center in Andalusia from 1 -7 June 2024.
Voted best yoga retreat center in Europe in 2019 by the Yoga Journal, Suryalila is not just a destination – it’s a sanctuary for your body, mind, and soul. Surrounded by rolling hills, fragrant olive groves, and stunning views, Suryalila provides the perfect backdrop for your yoga journey.
Suryalila is an old Spanish olive grove farm converted into a yoga retreat center and located in the heart of Spain’s Andalusian hills. It’s approximately 45 minutes from Cadiz and 60 minutes from Sevilla, the vibrant heart of Andalusia. On the edge of a stunning, mountainous national park, the property sits in a river valley overlooking country farms and the white lakeside village of Bornos.
The converted farmhouses include a range of different rooms, catering for those looking for luxury and privacy as well as those looking for a beautiful but more economical shared option.
Click here for a video of the stunning Suryalila retreat center.
Highlights of our stay at Suryalila will include:
All our prices are intended per person, VAT included. Pricing will depend on which type of accommodation you choose among the following options:
All rooms are shared. It is possible to book them as single rooms for an additional single occupancy fee.
Our early bird rate is available if booked and paid in full by 2 February 2024! Payment plans available upon request.
To register, please email us at email@example.com
To secure your spot, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of €400, which will be deducted from the total amount. The balance is due on 11 May 2024.
In case of cancellations, refunds will no longer be possible one month ahead of the retreat.
Following up on her Hands-On Assisting workshop of last Spring, join Lisa for this first 20-hour Hands-On Assisting Teacher Training at The House of Yoga.
In groups of 2 or sometimes more, you will rediscover familiar yoga poses as well as poses coming from Katonah Yoga with the help of props and the leverage of another human body.
Yoga is often a solitary practice. However, by practicing posture adjustments we learn to rely on others and to trust, while communicating with them. Through these adjustments we establish a dialogue through contact, we feel and understand in our feet, in our hands what may be happening with the other.
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.
In this training, you will be introduced to fundamental concepts with regard to physical touch in a yoga space and will be provided with the opportunity to practice different adjustments on different bodies. This is a key component because all bodies are unique, feel different and will respond in their own way.
By the end of these 20 hours you will walk away with:
This training is primarily intended for yoga teachers or aspiring yoga teachers, but can absolutely support anyone working in the area of bodywork or just practitioners who are curious to further develop their yoga practice.
This training will consist of 20 hours over the course of a full weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 19 – 21 April 2021.
Friday, 19 April
Saturday, 20 April
Sunday, 21 April
WHEN: 19, 20, 21 April 2024WHERE: The House of YogaPRICING:
To secure your spot, a non-refundable 150 EUR deposit will be requested and deducted from the final amount.
All payments must be completed by 5 April 2024.
Cancellation policy: Refunds will be possible up to 30 days ahead of the start of the training (minus the non-refundable deposit).
*For questions and registrations, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org*
After the success of the first edition of our weekend yoga retreat in the Belgian countryside, we’re excited to announce that we will be returning to the stunning Indrani Lodge for a second weekend of yoga, mediation, nature and wellness in the early Spring.
Join Elena for a weekend escape at the luxurious Indrani Lodge from 15 – 17 March 2024.
We will be staying in a charming and fully renovated 15th century farmhouse, complete with a dedicated yoga room, a private garden, a heated indoor pool and a massage room. The lodge is located in Genappe, in the Belgian countryside, approximately a 45-minute drive from Brussels.
The number of available rooms is limited!
Pricing per person:
All rooms are shared and can be arranged either as double or twin share. If needed, triple rooms may be arranged as well. It is also possible to book them as single rooms for an additional single occupancy fee.
Early bird rates are available if booked and paid in full by 19 January 2024!
To register, please email us at email@example.com
To secure your spot, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of €200. The balance is due on 1 March 2024. Refunds will no longer be possible one month before the retreat.
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 – 19:45WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14PRICING: €35
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:
All levels are welcome:
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 – 16:30WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14PRICING: €40
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:
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 – 16:30WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14PRICING: €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.
A House of Yoga weekend in the Belgian countryside.
Join Elena for an autumn escape at the stunning Indrani Lodge for a weekend of yoga, meditation, nature and wellness.
Limited number of rooms available, so register fast!
The rest of the afternoon will include free and chill time in the garden or by the pool.
Optional morning hike or just chill-out time.
Optional massage in the afternoon or free time in the garden or by the pool.
Early bird rates are available if booked and paid in full by 27 July 2023!
If you wish to split the payment into 2 instalments, payment plans are available upon request.
To secure your spot, we ask for a non-refundable downpayment of €200.
The balance is due on 20 September 2023.
Refunds will no longer be possible one month before the retreat.
Dive deep within yourself. Listen. Who are you and what do you have to say? Find your voice. Embrace and express your authentic self and profoundly transform your life through the committed practice of yoga.
Join Ananda and Bruce for The House of Yoga’s inaugural Yoga Alliance registered 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, where the depth and versatility of their cumulative 30-plus years’ experience as yoga practitioners and teachers combine to offer a unique interdisciplinary program.
Ever-the-students, Ananda and Bruce’s practices also move beyond yoga to encompass a diverse array of movement disciplines. This program thereby offers the opportunity to build a strong foundation for teaching yoga in a creative and integrative way. Ananda and Bruce will guide trainees through the process of finding their voice as teachers, inspiring them to confidently share their voice with the world.
This training welcomes any student who feels called to teach yoga, as well as anyone seeking to deepen their own knowledge and understanding of this practice and ultimately, themselves.
200-hour Curriculum and Training Structure
Yoga Training, Techniques and Practice
Anatomy and Physiology
Yoga Philosophy and Ethics
The Business of Yoga
This Yoga Alliance registered training consists of two modules of 10 weekends between September 2023 and March 2024. The first module will include 4 weekends from 22 September to 15 October 2023. The second module will include 6 weekends between 26 January and 3 March 2024. Four out of the total ten weekends will include Fridays as well as Saturdays and Sundays.
Between the months of October and January, you should plan 22 hours of self-study with regular homework and assignments, as well as a regular yoga practice.
Friday 8:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 17:00
Saturday 8:00 – 10:00 / 13:30 – 19:30
Sunday 8:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 17:00
The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14, 1050 Ixelles.
Tuition and Registrations:
To secure your spot, a non refundable €500 deposit will be requested and deducted from the final amount.
Payment plans available upon request. All payments must be completed by 1 September 2023.
Cancellation policy: Up to 30 days ahead of the start of the training (i.e. 22 August), 50% of the tuition (minus the non-refundable deposit) will be refunded.
*To register, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org*
What is Included:
Info session with Ananda & Bruce:
Book your spot for free!
About The Trainers
Ananda and Bruce’s global teaching experience collectively amounts to a cumulative 30+ years. They have been sharing the impactful practices with the Brussels yoga community since 2017 and 2016 respectively.
Check out their full bios on our “Team” page!
We are looking for new yoga teachers to join our team!
If you’re a yoga teacher eager to share your passion for yoga in a cozy, warm and welcoming boutique yoga studio in the heart of Brussels, reach out to us!
We are at first looking for a pool of candidates to replace our current teachers on an ad-hoc basis during the summer, with a view to making these positions more permanent in the future.
If you are interested, please send your application (CV + brief letter about WHY you teach yoga) to email@example.com by Friday, 28 April 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a brief audition and interview to take place at The House of Yoga on the following days:
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:
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 – 16:30WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14PRICE: €35
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.
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.
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 – 13:00WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14PRICE: €35
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.
WHEN: Sunday, 26 February 2023, 11:00 – 13:00WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14PRICE: €35
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 ritualPlease dress in cozy, comfortable clothes, and a bring a journal and something to write with.
WHEN: Sunday, 19 February 2023, 18:30 – 20:00WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14PRICE: €35
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 – 13:30WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14PRICE: €45 online payment and booking or €42 in-studio cash payment and booking.
NOTE: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 February to inform us about your choice of dishes!
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 – 16:30Basic 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 – 16:30Intermediate / 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 – 16:30WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14PRICE: €35 for one of the two sessions; €60 for both sessions.
Spring is the time of the year which marks the triumph of light over darkness and is the harbinger of the growth to come. This is the season of renewal and hope.
This renewed sense of awakening can bring a fresh perspective to our yoga practice and encourage us to learn new things with an open mind and joyful playfulness.
Allow Elena and Lisa to guide you through this process. Join them from 13 – 20 May 2023 for a 7-night retreat, complete with yoga, meditation and pranayama practices twice daily, fresh and traditional Italian meals 2 times a day, private and secluded access to the sea and to warm thermal water pools at the stunning Club Scannella, hidden on the breathtaking island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples in Italy.
CLUB SCANNELLA – your seaside home
Club Scannella is a perfect paradise for those seeking the silence, scents and real life of the sea. It stands on the wild rocky coast on the south of the island, overlooking one of the clearest expanses of water in the Mediterranean and immersed in nature, amidst agave flowers and fragrant helichrysum.
Our daily yoga practices will take place on a dedicated and fully-equipped terrace overlooking the bay, practicing immersed in nature, breathing in the smell of the sea and flowers, listening to the sound of the waves.
The rooms all come with their own private bathroom and ceiling fan. Room with a sea view? No need to ask, as there are no alternatives! All rooms come with private terrace overlooking the bay. Rooms may be taken as twin share/double or single.
Typical Day at the Retreat:
Note: The retreat will take place during Ascension week in May, from 13 – 20 May 2023. Thursday, 18 May is a public holiday in Belgium.
The retreat price is inclusive of:
Not included is your flight and transport to and from Ischia. If participants wish to travel together on the same flights, there is the possibility for us to arrange the shuttle and ferry together.
Early bird rates are available if booked and paid in full by 28 February 2023!
Payment plans for regular rates are available!
There is a possibility to help arrange another participant to share with you if you are coming solo, but would like a double room.
We will organize optional excursions, such as
There is the option to collectively rent a couple of cars and/or scooters through the retreat center and explore the island together.
*For bookings, info and travel recommendations, please email us at email@example.com*
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:
WHEN: Sunday, 22 January 2023 from 16:15 – 17:45WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14PRICE: €35
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.*
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 2022from 18:15 – 19:45WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14PRICE: 25 Euros for active studio members (with a valid class pass or membership) / 30 Euros for non-studio membersBook your spot through our booking app!
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 2022from 11:30 – 12:45WHERE: The House of Yoga, Rue de la Paix 14PRICE: €25Book your spot through our booking app!
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 FREE – you’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!
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