Yoga Oudoors in Bloso domein Hofstade

Join outdoor yoga classes every Wednesday evening from 19h30 to 20h30.

The class takes place on a special wooden platform in Bloso Domein in Hofstade, Zemst. It is surrounded by trees with a beautiful view to the lake and bird songs all around.
You can expect dynamic movement when temperatures are cooler and gentle movement when the air is hot.
This yoga class is open to all levels.
 
Here are some practical things to consider:
  • Bring your yoga mat + blanket or a warm scarf for relaxation and to use as a cushion
  • Dress in layers + make sure you have warm socks on if the weather is cold
  • Mosquito repellant / sunscreen can be a good idea – we are located close to water
  • Bring water or tea with you to stay well hydrated
  • Places are limited – book your spot in time

How to get there:

The platform is located between the 2 bigger lakes in the forest outside on the fenced area of the beach.

By bicycle or on foot:
– coming from Hofstade / Mechelen-South: Enter the domain through at the entrance near the swimming pool of Hofstade. The easiest way is following the path between the 2 lakes and take a left just before coming in front of the gate of the beach. It can take a bit more than 10 minutes to reach the platform from this entrance.
– coming from Schiplaken: Enter the park near the entrance at the beach side and follow the road in between the buildings, with the main lake and beach on your left side.

By car: Park at the “strandparking”. Go direction the sports buildings at the beach and follow the path to the right. Keep in mind you have to pay for this parking.
Not afraid of a little walk? Park at the Swimming Pool in Hofstade. The parking is free. Enter the domain, and walk in between the 2 main lakes in the direction of the beach.

Map of the location of the Platform:

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Gentle yoga

A gentle approach to movement, body and breath. 
Gentle yoga classes are for those who need a moment of rest and relaxation. 

What to expect?

We start with gradual warming up of the body. We learn to sync movement with your breath. At times in class you will engage in slow flow of poses to increase mobility and strength, followed by longer held poses to increase flexibility. Ending of the class will be a deep relaxation in order to release any tension.

Gentle yoga is suitable for all levels and all ages.

People with special health conditions* or limited movement (if your doctor recommends movement), as well as people with chronic pain are welcome in the Gentle yoga classes.

* If you have special condition or health complain please inform me before the class via email: elize.tikmane@gmail.com

Gentle yoga gives me relaxation for body and mind. Overal more flexible and smooth movement, less pain in muscles and joints and better sleep.

Ingrid (52), R&D manager

Hatha yoga

Hatha yoga is a classic yoga style. Step by step we build strength, flexibility and stamina. In addition we train awareness of the breath in movement and relaxation.

What to expect?

In Hatha yoga class you will do a wide variety of yoga asanas. Here dynamic movement alternates with longer help poses. In each class we work on the whole body. Furthermore we explore a specific area of body in depth. For instance core strength, spine or hip mobility, shoulders, neck as well as balance and others. Relaxation at the end of the class is an integral part of the practice.

Hatha yoga is suitable for people of all ages and levels.*

* If you have special condition or health complain please inform me before the class via email: elize.tikmane@gmail.com

Hatha yoga gives me balance, peace of mind, inner strength, joy and happiness.

Katleen (44), doctor

Styles and Certificates

Styles

Hatha Yoga, Antastha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra
All levels

Certificates:

  • Yoga Teacher Training Course, Hatha Yoga
    2013/2014 Yogalife Belgium, Gent, Belgium (200 h)
  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course, Antastha Yoga
    2015 Yogalife, Goa, India (100 h)
  • Yin Yoga Foundation Teacher Training with Joe Barnett, Yin Yoga
    2016 Brussels, Belgium (30 h)
  • Yin Yoga Next Level Teacher Training with Joe Barnett, 2018 & 2019 Brussels, Belgium (60 h)
  • Yin Yoga: Functional Approach with Paul Grilley, 2019 Online course (20h)

About me

I am practicing Hatha yoga since 2004. During the past decades I have explored the movement and body in Laboratory of Stage Arts, as well as different dance, movement and improvisation workshops and performances in Europe. Moving to Belgium in 2012 brought me back to the path of Yoga, that I am sharing as a teacher since 2013.

My mission is to offer time and space for you to feel and hear your body. Help you find joy in movement and ease in stillness.

I believe in steady growth in strength and flexibility. My approach is gentle and observant with an eye for your specific needs and your unique body.

Since 2016 I am assisting and teaching in Yogalife Belgium yoga teacher training courses. I work closely together with my teachers Manoj Bhanot and Sanjeev Bhanot.