Physically, mentally, emotionally de-clutter; replenish your reserves of energy for the holiday season; lay the foundation for clear intention-setting in the New Year by purifying the chakras through this end-of-the-year yoga workshop.
In yogic tradition, the chakras are 7 main energy centers running from the root of the spine to the crown of the head.
“When chakras are blocked through injury, illness, or disconnection from others, we are blocked from being our best selves.” --Sharon Gannon
During the “Resolve to Evolve” workshop, led by the amazing Ananda, we will aim to:
• explore the physiological and philosophical attributes of each chakra
• move through deep, dynamic asana sequenced in order of the chakras
• identify areas of personal blockage causing stress and imbalance
• provide easy-to-understand explanations of the physical, mental, and emotional properties of the 7 chakras via takeaway handouts
• create a safe space for self-care, letting go of stuck energy to make room for ease of communication and flow
MORNING (10h-12h): ROOTS, CREATIVITY, POWER
• Grounding through the lower body: feet, hips, abdomen, solar plexus.
• Recognizing where you are, what’s already available, working with what you have.
• Sparking the organs of creation, planting seeds of intention, coming into your center as a powerful space from which to move.
LUNCH (12h-14h): Delicious vegetarian organic lunch prepared with love by Stephanie from Mindfoodness
AFTERNOON (14h-16): LOVE, COMMUNICATION, AWARENESS, SELF-ACCEPTANCE
• Uplifting through the heart, throat, third eye, and crown.
• Opening, balancing, slowing down to move inward, listening, lightening.
• Releasing stagnant energy for clarity to emerge, intentions to articulate, energy to flow.
The workshop will be held in a beautiful cosy house just 30 minutes outside of Brussels, surrounded by nature and horses. The perfect place to spend a peaceful Sunday of self-care
2 workshops (total 4 hours) led by Ananda and the vegetarian organic homemade lunch prepared by Mindfoodness.
We recommend booking the whole day for the full experience but half day option is possible:
Includes 1 yoga workshop (morning or afternoon) and the organic homemade lunch prepared by Mindfoodness.
Ananda has been teaching yoga since 2008. She believes that anatomy and biomechanics can meet and merge with fluidity somewhere along the middle. She teaches intelligent Vinyasa, individualised Yoga Therapy, self-facilitated myofascial release, and experimental Mobility classes that honor diverse forms of movement.
Her teaching is informed by experience with various forms of meditation, modalities of self-inquiry, and studies with teachers Vidya Heisel of Frog Lotus Yoga, Jasmine Tarkeshi and Dana Flynn of Laughing Lotus, Jill Miller of Yoga Tune Up, and Olivier Goetgeluck of Fighting Monkey.
Ananda believes in authenticity, autonomy, and creative expression in teaching. Her classes combine athleticism with intelligence, lyricism with methodology, the sensual with the cerebral. She has taught students of all levels in diverse locales—from San Francisco to the Philippines, Madrid to New Orleans, Costa Rica to Berlin, Mexico to Hong Kong. She is currently based in Brussels, Belgium.
Catering by Mindfoodness
I am Stéphanie Chenard, a French nomad girl who spent the last decade in Brussels. During the past few years, I've become more and more interested in body and mind alignment through all kinds of yoga (Iyengar, Kundalini, Vinyasa), meditation, sport and focus particularly on cooking and nutrition.
After promoting gastronomic restaurant and organic places, I started to get my hands dirty in a kitchen, cooking for alternative and pop-up projects. I then launched a cooperative project, where I implemented and ran a 100% organic restaurant.
Throughout the years, I have committed myself into conscious food, trying to be as sustainable as possible (zero waste, local, organic, seasonal and fresh), healthy (homemade, balanced, nutritious) in order to nurture the body as well as the mind. Mindful eating also implies taking time to decouple the pleasure of senses. While eating together in a group, it also helps to create a sense of community and sharing.
Disclaimer: By participating in the yoga retreat with LagOM Balance, you acknowledge that all exercice involves a risk of personal injury, and agree to take responsibility for your health and well being. You knowingly, voluntarily and expressly waive any claims again LagOM Balance and the yoga instructors for injury or damages that you may sustain as a result of participating in the retreat.