As a freshly certified
teacher with a burning desire to break the pattern of my own practice and challenge myself to listen to various lineages of practices, i went on a journey seeking out places to practice yoga in Brussels, Belgium.
Below are my favorite studios that I have tried so far!
MR. FRANS MOORS - yogagent.be
I cannot write this article without mentioning Mr. Frans Moors who trained for more than 30 years with Desikachar
and wrote the Viniyoga of Yoga and also translated a beautiful version of The Sutras Of Patanjali. Mr. Moors is a wonderful person and teacher who lives in Belgium and whom I had the chance to meet after my certification in NY. Nowadays, Mr. Moors is training graduate yoga teachers in study of texts.
CORPUS STUDIO - corpusstudios.com - Schedule
Kelly opened this studio with the objective to improve people's health. There are two studios, one in Caroly street and one in Borrens street. If you are curious to test pilates, you may do so here in addition to practicing yoga with Tanya (Sivananda lineage) and myself (Vinyasa).
Yoga classes are currently given in the Borrens studio, lovely place to practice: blankets, bolsters, blocks, ropes, as well as a nice view on a garden. How to book: booking is mandatory and you may do so 12 hours before class online if you are a member of the Studio, or by phone if you are not a member. Note: Private classes are available for members.
SERENDIP SPA - serendip-spa.com - Schedule
This Spa (with an assortment of luxury treatments) is managed by Claudia who is a yoga teacher and has put together a team of yoga instructors providing classes almost everyday. I tried my first class with Jyl, a teacher from California. Asana practice, breathingand chanting are on the menu in this studio. If you are looking to put a step forth into increased asana practice and meditative attitude, you should try this class.
The studio is at the first floor of the building close to the Spa. Smooth atmosphere, singing bowls, essential oils and incense. Mats costs 1 euro to rent. After practice, students are invited for tea and ginger biscuits. How to book: Online booking one day prior the practice. Private classes available.
DANS CENTRUM JETTE - danscentrumjette.be - Schedule
iyengar yoga teacher, Antonella Cusimano, is as precise as the discipline requires with a very soft way to guide students into each pose.
The studio is a dance school and has a bohemian charm and a dancer's soul. Dance classes are also available throughout the week. Dance classes with Roxane are a very meditative experience. How to book: first class is free. It's best to send an email prior to class to let them know you will be attending.
SAMPOORNA - sampoornayogastudio.be - Schedule
Sivananda lineage. The Sampoorna studio is getting more and more popular as it's a beautiful space to practice.
They have a very nice studio in the quartier Dansaert and teachers give classes mostly in English. Eknath, Hannah and Susie are lovely, enthusiastic people on the path of Yoga for many years.
Studio: The studios are white and superclean. Mats, bolsters, cushions and blankets are provided. The dressing room is mixed gender and you can leave your belongings safely. How to book: Show up 15 minutes before class. Private classes available.
IYENGAR STUDY CENTRE - iyengaryogastudycentre.eu - Schedule
There is a lovely Vinyasa Krama on Saturday mornings with Alexis Simon and a Christmas Workshop in 2011 taught ny Alexis as well. How to book: Onsite. Send an email in advance to inform that you will be attending.
MARIO ZUCCONI - [email protected]
Mario is a contemporary dance and yoga teacher. He is absolutely one of a kind. All the people who studied with him gain great benefits. (Me included!)
Other practices -
If you practice Ashtanga or Bikram yoga or are interested in starting, this article will show you the where and how about these types of Yoga
* I apologize for not mentioning all that there is to mention about the iyengar yoga scene. For a complete listing of Iyengar yoga in Brussels, check out this link via the Belgian Iyengar Yoga:iyengaryoga.be/fr )