The House of Yoga
We will organize workshops and special events on different topics on a regular basis.Stay tuned!
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.
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.
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 register, please email us at email@example.com
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 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
The 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.
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 – 13:00WHERE: 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.
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, 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!
Rue de la Paix 141050 Ixelles, BelgiumVAT Number: BE0786655548