Santidas Yoga |

Peace for Body, Mind and Soul

 

Namaste

Wel­come to your space of peace for body, mind and soul locat­ed in the heart of Brus­sels. At San­ti­das Yoga, we teach and prac­tice all aspects of Yoga accord­ing to its sources. By our teach­ings of Yoga, we seek to cre­ate peace and har­mo­ny with our stu­dents, and through that con­tribute togeth­er to glob­al peace. San­ti means peace, Das means Ser­vant.

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Our eight rules

  • Respect your teach­ers and gurusAs they respect you as their stu­dents and dis­ci­ples.
  • Love your SelfBe gen­tle and kind to your-Self
  • In prac­tice you con­nect with your SelfIn the Stu­dio -there is no place for your ego, mobile phones, socks, chew­ing gum, water-bot­tles, or evil thoughts.
  • You are here to recog­nise your own inner peaceKeep oth­er kar­ma out­side. In the Stu­dio, your boots and coats as well.
  • Prac­tice Yoga Asanas for the sake of the body itself You might look and feel bet­ter as a result of prac­tice.  If you prac­tice yoga because of self­ish rea­sons, you have missed the point.
  • Be dis­ci­plined; Prac­tice, prac­tice and prac­tice every­whereAt all times. Give, serve, focus, study, devote your­self, exer­cise, breathe, med­i­tate, reflect, with no expec­ta­tions.
  • Spread your light to oth­ersTran­scend your dark­ness alone.
  • Your high­est goal is your own peace and hap­pi­ness We are here to assist, guide and advise, on your own path.
 

Our Teachers

  • Santi Das, Dr. Antje Herrberg

    Life has been my Guru. Peace is my goal. Yoga is my path. (more…)

     
  • Sash Missaghi

    Sash, a native of Iran has been a truth seek­er and Yogi since his ear­ly child­hood. (more…)

     
  • Ram Das

    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. 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 decid­ed 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.

     
  • Sinziana

    Sinziana, who has been an avid prac­ti­tion­er also at San­ti­das Yoga,  accom­plished the Ash­tan­ga Teacher Train­ing at the Yoga Loft Brus­sels in 2014 and she’s been prac­tic­ing and teach­ing on a reg­u­lar basis since.
    She also explored Yin Yoga and Acro Yoga, which she thinks com­ple­ment and bal­ance her prac­tice. She is com­mit­ted to her jour­ney with yoga, hav­ing explored the prac­tice with Damien de Basti­er or Luke Jor­dan (direct stu­dents of Patthabi Jois). She hopes to share with oth­ers the rich­ness of the prac­tice, help­ing peo­ple to get to know their bod­ies and befriend their minds. She teach­es our Ash­tan­ga Mod­i­fied Pri­ma­ry Series Class­es and Yin Yang Yoga.

     
  • Angelica Candido

    Angel­i­ca, RYT 200 Asthanga Vinyasa(2014) and RYT 50 Yin Yoga with Joe Bar­net (2016), teach­es class­es in Brus­sels and Sar­dinia.
    She dis­cov­ered the men­tal and phys­i­cal ben­e­fit of a reg­u­lar yoga prac­tice in 2009 as a cure for RSI (repeat­ed strength injury) Since the begin­ning of the jour­ney, Angel­i­ca com­bines her pas­sion for yoga with the study of the human body from the holis­tic and sci­en­tif­ic point of view. She reg­u­lar­ly prac­tices Asthanga and Vinyasa in Brus­sels and fol­lows yoga and mind­ful­ness work­shops around Europe.

     
  • Maya Devi Georg

    Maya Devi Georg (ERYT-500, RPYT, RCYT) is full blood yoga teacher and writer. Prac­tic­ing since 1999 and teach­ing since 2002, she was lucky to have stud­ied exten­sive­ly with Swa­mi Bua, Swa­mi Jnanand, and Dhar­ma Mit­tra, as well as hav­ing been ini­ti­at­ed into many prac­tices by Yogi Gup­ta (Swa­mi Kailashanan­da).
    Tak­ing the many lessons she received from her teach­ers she devel­oped her own prac­tice a delib­er­ate form of yoga asana where each move­ment and pos­ture is unpack­aged in a sequen­tial man­ner to help pre­pare stu­dents for the next lev­el of prac­tice, rapid­ly devel­op­ing the body and mind to go beyond pre­con­ceived lim­i­ta­tions. Teach­ing with com­pas­sion and humor, she con­tin­ues to trav­el and share the fruits of her stud­ies with oth­er prac­ti­tion­ers all over Europe and the Unit­ed States.

     
  • Tereza Atma Shakti

    After hav­ing com­plet­ed var­i­ous fit­ness based cours­es and qual­i­fi­ca­tions, I have been search­ing for a more com­plete way to express myself. Hav­ing danced all my life and dance being a means to express my emo­tions and feel­ings, yoga has shown me a new path. Dur­ing years of yoga prac­tice, I have fol­lowed this path until it led me to the San­ti­das TTC course and I instinc­tive­ly knew I wish to take this jour­ney. I immersed myself into study and intense prac­tice and the expe­ri­ence has been reju­ve­nat­ing and enrich­ing to a point when I feel I would like to share it with the world. Due to my fit­ness back­ground, my class is suit­able for all lev­els and I offer a var­ied and per­son­alised approach to the yoga par­tic­i­pants.

     

     
  • Lucia Vimercati

    Lucia prac­tices yoga since she was a kid and she has been teach­ing in Italy, Ger­many and Brus­sels. She holds a 500 hours Hatha Yoga (Sivanan­da inspired) teacher cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from Yoga Lila in Italy and is a cer­ti­fied Hor­mone Yoga Ther­a­py teacher with Dinah Rodrigues and Restora­tive Yoga Teacher with Ade­lene Cheong (Assis­tant to Judith Han­son Lasater).

    Lucia’s inter­est in Yoga brought her to explore and prac­tice dif­fer­ent styles and her belief that health comes from a holis­tic approach, brought her to get fur­ther train­ings as mac­ro­bi­otics cook and food ther­a­pist at La Sana Gola in Milan and Ayurve­da cook with Leela Mata at Yoga Vidya in Ger­many.

    She is also a fond spir­i­tu­al researcher and you will find spir­i­tu­al ele­ments in her class­es like for exam­ple mantra chant­i­ng and short med­i­ta­tions.

     
  • Cloudy Yang

    Cloudy fell in love with aer­i­al ham­mock imme­di­ate­ly when she tried her first aer­i­al yoga class at San­ti­das Yoga in Brus­sels. Since then, she start­ed to take aer­i­al class­es every­where when­ev­er she trav­els: Paris, Lon­don, Gene­va, Stock­holm, Taipei, Mal­lor­ca and New York. She start­ed her fly­ing jour­ney and found her free soul in the aer­i­al world as a cloud, as she’s named “like a cloud” when she’s born.

    She loves danc­ing despite hav­ing and has been cho­sen to rep­re­sent her coun­try-Tai­wan for diplo­mat­ic mis­sions at her young age. She’s been trained doing pro­fes­sion­al per­for­mance in Japan, Korea, Thai­land, New Zealand, Aus­tralia and South Africa. Because of her pas­sion of dance and aer­i­al, she rel­ish­es teach­ing a wide vari­ety of peo­ple with dif­fer­ent strengths and abil­i­ties. She shapes her class around aer­i­al com­fort and fun, with safe­ty pri­or­i­ty.

    Cloudy is a grad­u­ate of 50-Hour Aer­i­al Yoga Teacher Train­ing at the Om Fac­to­ry New York and 25-Hour Fly Yoga Teacher Train­ing in Fly Yoga Paris and is ready to sat­u­rate her aer­i­al class­es with fun.

     
  • Kevin Ciardo

    Après quelques années de pra­tique du Yoga Kun­dali­ni, du Vinyasa, de la médi­ta­tion et plus récem­ment du Tantra et le mas­sage tantrique, je suis est cer­ti­fié auprès San­ti­das en Hatha Yoga (260h) (Yoga Alliance).

    Le yoga aus­si bien que la musique, pour moi, sont l’harmonie de l’âme, le seul pas­sage qui soit entre l’abstrait et le man­i­festé. La musique doit pein­dre la vie d’innombrables nuances de couleurs sinon cela devient juste du bruit. La musique main­tient un équili­bre, une har­monie dans la nature, essen­tielle pour tout le monde. J’ai égale­ment trou­vé cet équili­bre dans la pra­tique du yoga qui me donne les clés pour être plus con­scient de moi-même.

    Je veux donc partager mes sons, ma vision de la vie et mes expéri­ences per­son­nelles avec les autres, en espérant que cela puisse aider quelqu’un à être plus con­scient de soi. Nous sommes tout ce dont nous avons besoin pour être heureux, nous avons juste oublié com­ment.

    Pour moi, tout com­mence par la musique comme un désir inex­primé de bien-être basé sur des mélodies lentes et pro­fondes qui me don­nent un sen­ti­ment de paix et de tran­quil­lité jusqu’à les fusion­ner avec le chemin du yoga qui devient mon style de vie.

    L’inspiration? Chaque instant de ma vie. Les sen­ti­ments, les émo­tions, les sit­u­a­tions, les per­son­nes, les odeurs, les couleurs, les envi­ron­nements, tout ce qui m’entoure et qui fait par­tie de mon être ici et main­tenant. J’enseigne mes cours en Fran­cais, mais com­prends bien l’Anglais avec ma langue mater­nelle, Ital­ien.

     
  • Olivia Olbrecht

    I start­ed yoga in 2011 when I noticed that I was breath­ing from my upper chest and I knew that yoga could help me.
    I remem­ber my first class, I felt uncom­fort­able with the spir­i­tu­al­i­ty but it was a slap, I hadn’t real­ized how stiff I was.
    My first approach of yoga was there­fore the phys­i­cal part, it gave me the aware­ness of my body. As I was prac­tic­ing, I was enjoy­ing the med­i­ta­tion part in each pos­ture, hav­ing a qui­et mind and a smooth breath.
    I couldn’t explain it but I couldn’t stay too long time with­out prac­tic­ing, some­thing was miss­ing with­in me. From that moment I def­i­nite­ly knew that yoga was much more than a phys­i­cal thing.
    It became a pas­sion, a way of life and teach­ing is my way to share all these beau­ti­ful expe­ri­ences.

     
  • Natasha Gitona

    Natasha’s first life jour­ney start­ed in Athens, Greece and life brought her to the US for her Uni­ver­si­ty stud­ies and then to Brus­sels, a quar­ter of cen­tu­ry ago !Her sec­ond life jour­ney start­ed in the San­ti­das Yoga Stu­dio, 3 years ago when she start­ed prac­tis­ing yoga with Sash and San­ti­das, dur­ing a chal­leng­ing time in her life.
    What start­ed as a sim­ple inquiry turned into a life pas­sion and life­long jour­ney of self-dis­cov­ery and path to inner peace.Natasha com­plet­ed the San­ti­das 250 hours Teacher Train­ing Course in May 2018 and is look­ing for­ward to build­ing her prac­tice and fur­ther­ing her stud­ies and teach­ing of yoga in the years to come.

     
  • Audrey Ahamta Depas

    Mon nom yogique est Aham­ta (sig­nifi­ant « Je suis »). Neu­ropsy­cho­logue de pro­fes­sion et pas­sion­née par le domaine de « la con­science », j’ai abor­dé le yoga à titre pro­fes­sion­nel et per­son­nel. En pra­ti­quant la neu­ropsy­cholo­gie clin­ique, j’ai réal­isé que les fonc­tions cog­ni­tives telles que l’attention et la mémoire, ne pou­vaient être pris­es en charge effi­cace­ment tant que le patient n’est pas « présent », avec toute sa con­science physique et men­tale. La voie du corps nous per­met de retrou­ver un véri­ta­ble ancrage, de se libér­er de l’agitation super­flue, d’entretenir un vrai rap­port au présent et d’évoluer avec authen­tic­ité. (more…)

     
 

Our Philosophy

Mak­ing Yoga part or essence of your life offers a won­der­ful oppor­tu­ni­ty for self-growth and enables you to recog­nise and remem­ber your inner PEACE regard­less of what is going on around exter­nal­ly.

Every­one is born with and with­in Yoga, so every­body can prac­tice it.

Acquiring skills at Santidas Yoga School, Brussels

In our stu­dio we teach you to per­form asana, and breathe, and con­nect to the spir­it with­in your­self. With full ded­i­ca­tion, patience and con­cen­tra­tion, of you Yoga prac­tice you be able to form a strength­ened and flex­i­ble body, with increased ener­gy lev­els. The increased sup­ply of oxy­gen and blood cir­cu­lat­ing through your body, and your recon­nec­tion of body, mind and soul can heal your pain; give you more pow­er, joy and true self-knowl­edge.

Relax­ation is an essen­tial part of approach. Instead of pro­duc­ing lac­tic acid and cor­ti­sol in your body, which fatigues the body and mind, our method is to cre­ate the effect of increased ener­gy and inner peace after the prac­tice.

Through becom­ing One through the prac­tice of Yoga, we are able to expe­ri­ence inner har­mo­ny. This felt Peace is the light that will guide us in also in our pro­fes­sion­al, per­son­al life.

The phys­i­cal effect of Yoga Asanas (Pos­tures)

All yoga pos­tures with­out any excep­tion have ther­a­peu­tic effects. That is why this ancient dis­ci­pline existe since the first civil­i­sa­tion of human his­to­ry.

Yoga is like a health-guard. It guides you to find your true Health (not illu­so­ry). By reg­u­lar prac­tice the body finds its own orig­i­nal source of ener­gy and it starts to flow in a very nat­ur­al way. Your body will be stronger and full of Prana (life ener­gy). Your metab­o­lism, hor­monal bal­ance, blood cir­cu­la­tion and gen­er­a­tion of cells are opti­mized.

Find inner Peace at Santidas Yoga, Brussels

Your prac­tice must be devo­tion­al, sin­cere­ly, earnest­ly and with­out Ego. If you prac­tice for a self­ish rea­sons, you will miss the tar­get. Yoga is an atti­tude a life phi­los­o­phy which can make our life hap­py, har­mo­nious and peace­ful. It is not a once off solu­tion to make you look pret­ty. You need to prac­tice reg­u­lar­ly and with full ded­i­ca­tion, not only in the stu­dio but every­where.

A few min­utes of prac­tice and you will  feel the change. The more you prac­tice, the more you feel the phys­i­cal, men­tal and spir­i­tu­al improve­ment. It is as if you prac­tice your own, deep, psy­chother­a­py. The for­mer­ly cling­ing dis­ap­point­ments, pain, anger, fear and unsolved con­flicts, are being made con­scious, detached and resolved through a heal­ing process­es that comes through your prac­tice.

Instead of focus­ing on neg­a­tive thoughts, dis­ci­ples of Yoga are being instruct­ed to recon­nect to their own divine being.

This is how we prac­tice Yoga. Based on the ancient scrip­tures and wis­dom and truth from the seek­ers, and what we have and are expe­ri­enc­ing in our search, we offer our guid­ance to those who seek the key to a ful­filled and peace­ful life.