PRACTICE WITH ME

Winter Schedule 2019

I’m an E-RYT 200 and YACEP through Yoga Alliance and have given more than 1.000 hours in classes and courses. This enables other Yoga teachers to train with me and receive continuing education credits.  

I’m the founder of ΛTHLETΛ•YOGΛ, specific Yoga programs for Athletes and I’m also a qualified Mindfulness Instructor of the MBSR program.

I’m sharing my practice in several studios in Uccle, Waterloo and I collaborate with Kineos, a sport rehabilitation center, for therapeutic sessions in small groups or in one on one.

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Tuesday.
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Wednesday

Thursday

Saterday

Sunday

12.15 – 13.15
18.00 – 19.15

08.30 – 09.30
12.30 – 13.30
18.00 – 19.00
19.00 – 20.00

10.00 – 11.00
18.00 – 19.00
19.15 – 20.30

12.30 – 13.30

17.00 – 18.15

09.00 – 10.00

Ashtanga Yoga
Rocket Yoga

Dynamic Flow
Gentle Flow
Yoga Elite Soccers U21
Yoga Elite Soccers U19

Pure Flexibility
Power Flow
Sacred Yin Healing

Dynamic Flow

Sacred Yin Healing

Yoga Elite Hockey

Yoga Styles

Ashtanga led Primary Series

Ashtanga Yoga, is a traditional style of yoga from India that uses a set-sequence of poses as prescribed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois the founder of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. The singularity of Ashtanga compared to other types of yoga is the dynamics of the sequences.

The postures and transitions are linked in a specific order in perfect synchronization with the breath, without interruption from the beginning to the end of the practice. The objective is not the perfection of the postures in themselves but their execution without alteration of the breathing, in the respect of the rhythm of the sequence. From the first to the last posture, inspirations and expirations must remain of equal length and intensity. To be sure, the mind is constantly focused on the sound produced by the breath. The practice becomes a kind of active meditation, carried by the music of the breath.

The Sanskrit name of the first series of Ashtanga yoga is yoga chikitsa meaning “yoga therapy”, a true process of healing and cleansing the body, mind and senses.

Rocket I & II

The Rocket is a practice created by Larry Schultz in the 80s in San Francisco. It has its roots directly in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.
 
Rocket I & II are an adaptation of the intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga including postural variations of the 2nd and 3rd series of Ashtanga. The Rocket sequence focuses on inversion and balance postures on hands, backbends and hip openings.
 
Despite the apparent difficulty of the practice, the order of asanas or postures that make up the sequence is designed in such a way that it facilitates its realization. And it is precisely for this reason that Larry Schultz christened this “Rocket” yoga or rocket routine.
 
The Rocket is a stimulating practice, combining strength and power and loaded with prana. The class is adapted according to the level of the participants and alternatives and modifications are proposed allowing everyone to evolve at their own pace.
Prior experience of yoga is advised.

Power Yoga

Power Yoga has been introduced in the States in the 80s thanks to Beryl Bender Birch, Bryan Kest, Baron Baptiste and Larry Shultz, all from the Ashtanga tradition. My Power Yoga class is a destructured version of Ashtanga Yoga that draws asanas in different series (1, 2, 3), to create each session a unique version of sequences.

As an offshoot of Ashtanga Yoga, it has many of the same qualities and benefits, including building internal heat, increased stamina, strength, and flexibility, as well as stress reduction. Sessions vary from week to week depending on student energy or a specific theme, namely, balance, flexibility, core building … while exploring in particular inversion and hands balance postures.

Power Yoga is suitable for yogis who have been doing vinyasa classes for some time or those who like to be challenged. As usual, modifications and alternatives will be given.

Dynamic / Gentle Flow

Flow refers to a practice that synchronises movement and breath. My Flow class derives its roots from Sri K. Patthabhi Jois’ Ashtanga yoga method. It is a relatively modern style of yoga that can be both dynamic and physically challenging. This class contains a series of postures that flow naturally from one to the next. Focus is placed on movement, alignment, flexibility, strength and integration with breath. Poses are held for shorter duration than in a gentle flow class.

Balance & Inversion

Whether you are new to the subject or you want to perfect your inversions for more control, this course allows you to learn step by step the different inversion postures.

Sirsasana, bakhasana, pincha mayurasana, adho mukha vrksasana, … on the head, forearms, hands, feet in the air, with or without the wall …

You will learn in a fun and dynamic way the tools needed to strengthen the center of the body and have better control of your center of gravity while leaving your comfort zone.

The benefits of inversions are numerous both physically and mentally: development of strength, flexibility, better blood circulation, brain irrigation, improvement of self-confidence, concentration, …

After a short Vinyasa that will warm up the body, preparatory exercises for inverted postures will be proposed before working the inversions and balances in detail.

Prior experience of yoga is advised.

Pure Flexibility

The Pure Flexilbility course aims to improve your flexibility and the range of your movements while releasing the tensions of your body and thus reveal the space that exists in you.

The class begins with a short Vinyasa allowing the body to warm up, relax and facilitate the work of stretching and lengthening of the muscles. Then follow Yin / Yang stretching, dynamic and static stretching to stretch your entire body on a natural breathing pattern.
Each class focuses on the stretching of muscle chains or specific areas.

Sacred Yin Healing

Unique experience that combines Yin Yoga and vibratory powers of crystals, essential oils and sounds to bring the body, mind and aura back to a state of balance.

A class of SACRED YIN HEALING unfolds like a classic 60-minute Yin Yoga session and ends with a 15-minute sound bath Savasana that charms the ears and creates sensations previously unexplored by the brain.

What brings the experience to another level is the vibratory power of crystals, essential oils and sounds, which will allow a cleaning, a rebalancing and a harmonization of energy centers and subtle bodies thus promoting healing and The well-being.

Each week will focus on a specific chakra theme, element and emotional effect.

Focused on feeling and self-awareness, this gentle, slow and respectful class of inner transformation is ideal for those who wish to live in deep communion with themselves.

Course duration 75 minutes.

Yin Yoga

Based on the principles of Taoist Yoga offered by Paulie Zink, Yin Yoga has been founded by Paul Grilley and Sarah Pauwels in 1979. My Yoga class are inline with Paul Grilley’s functionnal approach, a passive yoga practice based on long stretching, combining slow and deep breathing. The sitting or lying postures are held for 3 to 5 minutes to regenerate and rebalance the body. Gravity is used to melt on the ground. All muscles are released to access, clean and nourish connective tissue, ligaments and fascia.

Yin yoga can significantly improve the overall flexibility of the body and the health of joints, organs and even bones. The long duration of each pose of Yin yoga also promotes relaxation. The body opens slowly, stretches deeply, the nervous system is calmed and one reaches a level of concentration unequaled.

Yoga Therapy for Athletes

Amateur, professional and high-level athletes alter and fatigue their body through intensive training and often neglects stretching resulting in loss of joint mobility and flexibility, chronic pain, recurrent injuries, declining performance, premature body fatigue, and sometimes a cessation of activity.

Yoga Therapy for athletes is a comprehensive and highly structured yoga programs to train the body and the mind of the athlete.  The main goals of the programs are to reduce the risk of injury, improve sports performance and helping athletes to overcome the mental challenges of the competitions.

Each session of the program will focus in-depth on selected parts of the body. The class is both composed of fluid and energetic sequences and soft and passive postures. The postures are adapted according to the type of sport practiced. (Hockey, Tennis, Running, biking, …). The class begins with dynamic postures that will tone and strengthen the muscles and tendons making the support firmer and safer, boosting the movements during the practice of the sport. The second part of the class is dedicated to slow and passive postures focusing on the stretching of the connective tissues of the body (ligaments, tendons and fascia) especially at the hips, pelvis and lower back. This part is practiced in a sitting or lying position and the postures are held for a few minutes in order to access the submuscular tissues.

Offerings:

  • On-site programs for elite teams / athletes
  • Personal program for amateurs or elite athletes at KINEOS (Waterloo)
  • Team / Event Workshops

Yin Myofascial Release Yoga

This class combines the use of myofascial release techniques and Yin Yoga asanas. Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. In this class, students will be guided on how they can use tennis balls to apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia using their own body weight and movement.

Fascia is less fluid as compared to muscle. Hence the need for long static holds, to allow the water molecules to realign in the body.

Following the usage of the tennis balls to release the tension in the targeted areas, the student will then be guided into Yin Yoga postures in order to stress the tissues in the target area so as to increase circulation and improve flexibility. Stillness in each posture is observed for 3 to 5 mins.

This is a slow-paced therapeutic class and each session will focus in-depth on selected parts of the body.

Postural Reeducation through Yoga

Postural reeducation through Yoga and the principles of the muscular chains aims at relaxing the muscular tension, giving back to the muscles their natural elasticity, correcting the postural deviations of the column and consequently of the whole body. Each muscle chain behaves like a single muscle, hence the importance of working on the whole body simultaneously.
This postural work is also a tool for preventing pain, risk of osteoarthritis, instability, sprain, tendinitis, … The practice of yoga is an art of living and healing many disorders such as back pain, inflammatory pain but also digestive disorders, insomnia, … It also improves his physical abilities.

In practice: On the basis of a postural assessment, the treatment is done in individual session or in small group while maintaining very precise postures combined with a breathing work. The postures are adapted to the particular problems of each person. The sessions last approximately 1 hour during which the person practices to maintain postures while standing, sitting or lying.

This is a slow-paced therapeutic class and each session will focus in-depth on selected parts of the body.

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Address

Brussels

Call Me

(+32) 476 21 64 67

Email Me

hello@ansoyoga.com