Certified and passionate yoga teachers in Brussels
Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (500h) 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 Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (500h) at Shri Yogi Hari’s ashram in 2008, and has continued to study with Shri Yogi Hari as well as other renowned teachers including Aadil Palkhivala, Max Strom, Tias Little and Judith Hanson Lasater.
Hanna is co-founder of the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels. She is originally from Finland and now lives in Leuven. She also works as a leadership trainer and facilitator, sometimes integrating yoga tools in business challenges.
Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) Eknath grew up in a vegetarian family, where nature and the respect for all beings was the daily theme song. In his teen years he got interested in yogic breathing techniques while practicing the saxophone. During his long career as a professional musician (a.k.a. Erwin Vann), Eknath practiced Tai Chi, Aïkido, Hatha Yoga, Chi Kung and meditation. He started practicing yoga regularly 1994. In 2008 – 2009, he participated in the 500h Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training at Shri Yogi Hari’s Ashram in Florida. Eknath has been teaching weekly classes and workshops since then. He is co-founder of the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels. Furthermore, Eknath studied yoga for children with Marsha Wenig of YogaKids® (2010) and explores Yin Yoga and anatomy with Paul Grilley since 2011. He continues to visit his guru Shri Yogi Hari several times per year to deepen his personal practice and experience the fullness of Sampoorna Yoga.
Certified Sampoorna Yoga Teacher (500h) As a professional musician, Ramdas discovered yoga through music without even knowing it, just by being touched by the soothing presence of his then music teacher. Finding out that he was also a great yoga teacher, he started taking lessons with him at the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels. Due to regular yoga practice, so many changes occurred in his personal and professional life. Day by day, Ramdas discovered another possible world: peaceful, sincere, full of life, colors and love. He then decides to go deeper and to take part in the Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training(200h) with Shri Yogi Hari during the summer of 2013. More involved in his practice than ever, he’s very much looking forward to share this growing yoga passion with everyone who crosses his path.
Having practiced several styles of yoga since 2007, Ambika found the Sivananda teachings to correspond perfectly with her own life philosophy. She has completed the Sivananda Teachers Training (200hrs) in Canada, plus many hours of teacher trainings in Yin/Yang yoga, Yin yoga, prenatal & postpartum yoga and accessible yoga.
Ambika has been teaching yoga since 2010. She is happy and humbled to share the knowledge her teachers have given her and strives to share yoga with everyone wishing to embark on their yoga journey. Ambika holds a health coach degree, is a vegan and works for EVA and the V-Label, non-profit organisations for a plant-based lifestyle. Ambika is originally from Amsterdam, but feels like a world citizen having lived in France and Brazil before landing in Brussels 2 decades ago.
Certified teacher in Hatha Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Prenatal-Postpartum, Yoga as Medicine level I, and Restorative yoga.
Irene started practicing yoga in 2009 while working as a researcher in biology. Yoga was a revelation to her, since the first time on the mat she felt the direct and extraordinary connection between the body and the mental state.
In 2012, during a turbulent period of her life, she decided to deepen her practice of yoga and attended her first teacher training, Yogalife. Since then her personal and professional life have changed.
Yoga and meditation are helping Irene to be fully present to what life offers, accepting and letting go what she cannot control. Now she brings with great joy the teaching that she received from many teachers while continuing to grow her knowledge with leading teachers around the world.
Marleen started practicing yoga as a teenager. In search of more balance in daily life she integrates the many aspects of yoga as a way of living. Convinced by experience that yoga can be a magnificent tool to go deeper in (self)knowledge she did her first teacher training with Yoga Hari in 2013 and she went to his ashram in Florida in the following years for Nada yoga and the advanced teacher training.
About 20 years ago Marleen started learning Shiatsu, today she gives individual treatments. The energetical body system of meridians and the combination of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) merge beautifully together with the yoga practice.
After years of practice, including a disciplined home practice, Lindell enrolled in a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with YogaLife. She fell in love with the principles of Yin Yoga and completed a 200 hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training. She keeps studying by practicing and training with following teachers that inspire her:
Hatha Yoga with Yogalife, April 2016 (200h)
Yin Yoga Fundamentals with Joe Barnett, April 2016 (30h)
200 hrs Yin Yoga with Jo Phee & Joe Barnett, December 2016 (200h)
Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea, May – June 2017 (38h)
Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release with Jo Phee, October 2017 (65h)
Lindell is passionate about yoga and shares that through her teaching.
“Practicing Yoga is to set out, going towards a state of relaxation and serenity. I see my courses as an accompaniment on this path.”
Gladys is certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher (200 hours). In her classes, flows are preceded by a long warming up. The emphasis is on body awareness, attention to breathing, presence.
The movement is sensitive, it is used to support the breath, to approach the postures and to bind them together. Interpreting the space of the body and body in the space.
The yoga education of Gladys includes:
200 hours Vinyasa Yoga teacher training – 2017/18 – Yoga with Sarah/ Sarah Derasse
70 hours kids Yoga teacher training – 2018 – Ajna Yoga/ Catherine Nozeret
21 hours Mandala Flow teacher training – 2019 – Yoga lovers/ Nele
Eve started her yoga path more than 10 years ago, following a deep transformational journey that she enjoys sharing now with her students. Yoga has brought in her daily life a sensation of deep well-being and sound connection with her inner self.
As a curious mind, she explored several types of yoga and got certified in 2016 in Sivananda Hatha Yoga in Bracciano (Italy), in 2018 in Ashtanga, Vinyasa (Goa) and in Yin Yoga (2018-2019 at the Sampoorna Studio of Brussels).
Eve encourages students to deepen self-care and their own transformation and likes to say: Come to your yoga mat to feel; not to accomplish! And together, let’s reach greater serenity.
Her personal commitment is to give full attention to the needs of the students and lead them into a meditative state that brings clarity of mind and deep relaxation.