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Yoga

Yoga is about slowing down the mind and being present in the moment. Using your breath as your main instrument.

Classes are held in small open-air groups in Kalmthout (Antwerp) on Sundays from 10-11 am. 

Putsesteenweg 52 2920 Kalmthout

A reservation is required.

Classes

In my classes I combine elements of ancient Ashtanga yoga traditions with gymnastics elements. The postures (asanas) are always connected with each other. Meaning that the ending of the previous pose serves as the beginning of the next pose. This way we create a nice, gentle flow of exercises (vinyasas) as demonstrated in the video.

All classes are adapted to each indiviual's own level. Yoga is a deeply personal experience and has to feel 'right'.

During class I will offer different variatons of the same posture, ranging from more easy to more difficult. There is no use in forcing yourself to do a certain movement. Every body is different and requires individual attention. 

Class structure:

  • Sun salutations (warming up)

  • Standing postures (balance, flexibility, strength)

  • Seating postures (balance, flexibility, strength)

  • Savasana (corpse pose): meditation

  • Tea moment

Discover more yoga-content on my Instagram page:

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Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down. 
– Jigar Gor.

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Who am I?

For over 11 years, since I was 5 years old, I have actively been practicing rhythmic gymnastics on a competition level. However, due to back injuries, I started focusing more on teaching and judging. Slowly but surely my love for rhythmic gymnastics grew into something new: yoga.

 

Yoga practice considerably helped me solving my back injuries. Thanks to my gymnastics experience, I immediately felt comfortable doing yoga postures. And at the same time they also felt completely new. Because yoga brought an extra dimension to physical activity: pranayama, or breathing technique. The core ingredient of yoga practice. 

 

Today I aspire to share my yoga and teaching experience during my own yoga classes.   

In the possession of official teacher certificates from BLOSO, the Flemish Trainer school (VTS), GymFed and the Center for Adult Education (CVA), Antwerp Yoga


Extra experience:

  • Professional Course Mindfulness Edel Maex (silent retreat, theory and practice)

  • Yoga retreat Rhadadesh Durbuy 

  • Yin Teacher Training 100h - Antwerp Yoga

 

Classes are held in small open-air groups in Kalmthout (Antwerp) on Sundays from 10-11 am. 

Putsesteenweg 52 2920 Kalmthout

A reservation is required.

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