Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (RYT 500), Certified YogaKids® Teacher (RCYT),
Yin Yoga Instructor
Eknath grew up in a vegetarian family where nature and respect for all beings were the daily theme song. Over the years, he has practiced Tai Chi, Aïkido, Yoga and Chi Kung. He started a regular yoga practice in 1994, and participated in workshops and teacher trainings with André Van Lysbeth, Kamini Desai, Shri Yogi Hari, Paul Grilley (Yin Yoga) and Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. He completed the Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training at Yogi Hari’s Ashram in 2009.
Father of two, wishing to share the yogic way of life with his children, Eknath graduated as a Certified YogaKids® Teacher in 2010. In 2012, he studies Yin Yoga and anatomy (130h) with Paul Grilley.
A professional musician, Eknath has always been attracted to sound as a healing medium. In 2010, he trained as a sound massage therapist at the Belgisch Instituut voor Klankmassage en Klankpedagogie, and now offers personalized sound massages.
Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (RYT 500)
Hanna first discovered yoga in 2001 during a burn-out after many years of corporate career in the automotive industry and management consulting. She personally experienced the amazing healing and transformation that yoga can bring on all levels, and wanted to share what she had learned.
Hanna became a certified yoga teacher (Sampoorna Yoga) at Yogi Hari’s ashram in 2008, and has continued to study with other respected teachers including Max Strom, Tias Little, Rolf Sovik and Judith Hanson Lasater. Before co-founding the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels, Hanna has been teaching weekly yoga classes at The Hub and other venues in Brussels.
Hanna is originally from Finland and now lives in Leuven. She also works as a management consultant and facilitator, sometimes integrating yoga tools in business challenges.
Certified Sivananda Hatha Yoga Teacher, Kundalini Yoga KRI
Susie has been practicing Yoga since 2000, Vipassana meditation since 2003, and has been teaching since 2005. She has been trained in Europe and in India. More recently, through her joy of working with children, she has trained in Radiant Child Yoga (2010) and Yoga for children with developmental challenges (2009).
In 2006, disillusioned and seeking something more, Susie left her office job to embark on a spiritual journey that over two years would take her from the ashrams in South India, to meditation retreats in Thailand, up through China to reach the Himalayas in Tibet, Nepal & India. This was a soul-searching time of meeting many teachers and opening to new experiences that would ultimately lead her back to her own heart and inner guide.
Feeling blessed and grateful for the yogic journey she is on, Susie enjoys meeting and accompanying others on this path.
Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (500h)
After a few hectic years of combining working life with classical music studies, Medha started to practice yoga, looking for a healthier way of living.
Gradually she discovered that there’s much more to yoga than just the physical benefits.
Curious to find out more she took the Teachers Training Courses at Yogi Hari’s Ashram in Florida.
During her 6 weeks there, she experienced the incredible transformational power of Yoga and likes to share it now with other people.
Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (200h)
Asha, born in Gent, started to practice yoga back in 1984 with Rita Poelvoorde while studying at Mudra, the dance school of Maurice Béjart in Brussels. Throughout her long and intensive career as a professional dancer, as founder and artistic director of the art center PLATEAU, and as the dance programmer for the Halles de Schaerbeek, Asha has continued to practice yoga on a daily basis.
She discovered Sampoorna Yoga at the Studio in Brussels and soon experienced the fullness of the practice and the transformation in her body and mind through the system developed by Shri Yogi Hari.
Asha took the Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Course with Shri Yogi Hari in 2012, and feels blessed to be part of the inspiring crew of teachers at the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels.
Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (200h)
The yoga path of Inês started in 2000, in Lisbon, her hometown. During her business studies she felt the way life was going was not as fulfilling as she thought it could be. From then on it was a great discovery of several yoga schools and positive encounters. The regular practice of yoga was complementary to her thoughts about the world, in many aspects.
Always accompanying her throughout her further studies in anthropology and more recently throughout her day job, yoga plays a crucial role in harmonizing her thoughts with her actions.
In 2012 she took the Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Course with Shri Yogi Hari. This was an enriching experience which led to an even more committed yoga practice.
Inès is happy to encounter many others on this infinite yoga path and share the positivity and light which yoga can bring to daily life.
Certified Sivananda Yoga Teacher (200h)
Having practiced several types of yoga since 2007, Ambika found the Sivananda yoga teachings to correspond perfectly with her own life philosophy. She completed the Sivananda Teachers Training Course in Canada and has been teaching yoga since 2010.
Ambika is happy and humble to be able to share the yoga knowledge her teachers have given her and strives to share yoga with everyone that comes on her path and wishes to embark on this path.
Furthermore, she holds a health coach degree, is a vegan and works for EVA, a non-profit organization that informs the general public about the advantages of a plant-based lifestyle.
Ambika is originally from Amsterdam, but feels more like a world citizen after having lived in France and Brazil before landing in Brussels 12 years ago.
Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (200h), Children’s Yoga Teacher
Ilse works as a researcher on the relation of nature and well-being. She started practicing yoga in 2006. Mother of two daughters, she wished to share the yogic way of life with children. She graduated as a Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher from the yoga school Trikon in Bruges (2008).
In 2012, Ilse studied with Shri Yogi Hari and became a Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher. During the teacher training she experienced the healing and transformation that yoga can bring. She likes to share the positive experience of daily life yoga with others.
Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (RYT 500)
Already during his studies of electrical engineering Vyasa realised that his fulfilment was not in the technical field but in working with human beings and touch. He first trained as a shiatsu practitioner at the School for Yoga and Shiatsu “Yoshi” in Düsseldorf, following a 2.5 years programme based on the guidelines of the German Foundation for Shiatsu (GSD), where he also came in contact with yoga.
Despite his initial prejudices against anything spiritual, Vyasa dived passionately into the boundless ocean of practice and knowledge of yoga. When he came in contact with Shri Yogi Hari, he knew he would eventually abandon his engineering job and dedicate his efforts to yoga.
Vyasa has spent two years at Yogi Hari’s ashram in Florida, living and working in permanent personal contact with Shri Yogi Hari.
Originally from Germany, Vyasa now lives in Brugge with his family of three children. In Brugge Vyasa runs a Sampoorna Yoga Studio with his wife Gauri, also a Sampoorna yoga teacher.
Vyasa leads satsangs and yoga days at the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels.
Certified Active Birth Yoga teacher, Associate of the Active Birth Centre (London), Certified Relax and Renew® Trainer`
Sophie’s yoga journey started in her late 20s in the Scaravelli tradition in the UK. More recently, her interest has opened towards more traditional schools of yoga and philosophy from North India.
Sophie has long experience in prenatal yoga, acquired through her own pregnancies and teaching pregnancy yoga to mothers-to-be in London and Brussels since 2007. Sophie is committed to transmitting a gentle and respectful approach to yoga, allowing each woman to let her intuitive wisdom guide her in the life-changing experience of motherhood.
To support the experience of pregnancy, birth and motherhood as joyful and unique paths, Sophie has also qualified in teaching postnatal yoga, training with renowned teachers such as Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. She has also qualified in prenatal sophrology and is working towards certification as a Restore & Renew teacher.
Sophie also leads Active Birth Preparation Workshops for couples, offering partners the opportunity to get actively involved in the birth of their baby(ies).