Category archives: Blog

  • Electives for Yoga Fundamentals Teacher Training

  • Yoga & Sound Sunday 8th April (14:00-17:00) This 3 hour workshop will give an introduction to the philosophy and science of sound and mantra, as well as provide tools to incorporate sound and mantra into your own yoga practice and/or classes. This in-depth workshop is an Elective module for the trainee teachers on the Radiant Light Yoga 'Yoga Fundamentals' teacher training, and is also open to the general public. Teachers who are already registered with Yoga Alliance as RYT-200 may attend this workshop to earn Continuing Education hours (3 contact hours, 2 non-contact hours). Luc Acke is a singer-songwriter, mantra singer and certified hatha, vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga instructor. So far, he has released three critically acclaimed mantra albums, BOLO! (2010), HOME (2013) & GANESHA (2016), and has shared the stage with internationally renowned kirtan artists like Dave Stringer, Donna De Lory, and spiritual leader, physician and author Dr. Deepak Chopra. He wa[...]
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Yoga Fundamentals Teacher Training

  • Pre-requisites How much yoga experience do I need to enroll in the program?  We ask that trainees have at least 3 years of yoga* experience. The intention of this requirement is to ensure that trainees have developed a relationship with yoga, or *another related discipline, and to have an established practice. The precise amount of experience within this time frame is something that we will discuss in interview. How do I know if my physical yoga practice is “good enough” for teacher training?  The physical yoga practice is less important than the overall relationship to the practice. For example, we ask that trainees understand that there is a degree of physical challenge in the training, but overall we are interested in each individual’s dedication to their practice, rather than strictly ability. How demanding is the training?  The demands of the training are twofold:  1. your commitment to the program: we ask that you spend time on personal practice between training modules, t[...]
  • Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting

  • The Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Program (MBCP) is an adaptation of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. In this shortened version of the MBCP program, expectant parents practice mindfulness meditation, yoga and mindfulness in daily life. As we actively cultivate mindfulness together we may find that we are able to more fully live the joys and more gracefully navigate the inevitable challenges of this life transforming time while building a foundation and a lifelong resource for healthy living and wise parenting. In this class we will: • Access deep physical and mental relaxation • Learn to engage the mind to work with pain during labor • Increase confidence and courage for the experience of labor and delivery • Practice prenatal yoga for strength and flexibility • Develop skills for managing stress in pregnancy, parenting and daily life • Enhance partner [...]
  • Relax and Restore Teacher Training

  • Relax and Restore Level 1 Immersion Dates : 1 – 5 March 2017 To ‘rest’, to ‘relax’ and to ‘restore’ is a natural vital process in our lives. Rest supports optimal physiological functioning, and promotes healing and growth. During rest, one’s autonomic nervous system switches from sympathetic-dominance to parasympathetic-dominance, regeneration and restoration is accelerated. Research has shown that relaxation and rest is essential to everyone of all ages and culture, size and shape. Come and learn the science and art of Restorative Yoga, the skills to practice active relaxation. This immersion supports ample space and time for learning, reflection and integration. Whether your intention is to deepen personal understanding of restorative practices, or to offer it to family / friends, or to teach and share this healing practice, there will be comprehensive coverage of both the theoretical and practical application of restorative yoga. This comprehensive immersion offers 30 ho[...]
  • 8 Week Yoga Therapy Course

  • The Yoga Therapy 8-week course is a comprehensive and evidence-based program for anyone looking to reduce stress or suffering from anxiety and/or depression.  All sessions will be held at Radiant Light Yoga in Brussels.  The course combines specific yoga therapy techniques to: Enhance the functioning of the nervous system to improve well-being Improve self-awareness Promote the support of others by recognising habitual patterns of thought and behaviour. Both awareness and therapeutic yoga are well known to help improve anxiety and depression, this 8 week yoga therapy course will help you access these profound healing properties. Each session will be 2 hours long and will include education on mind-body functioning, a 70 minute yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and group discussion. Research reveals that faster and more long-term healing occurs through the intelligent integration of mind and body techniques. No previous yoga expirience is[...]
  • Yoga as Medicine + Science of Yoga

  • Timothy McCall, M.D. is a specialist in internal medicine, the medical editor of Yoga Journal and the author of the bestselling Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam). He is one of the co-editors of the just-released medical textbook on yoga therapy, The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care (Handspring Publishing). He teaches Yoga As Medicine Seminars and Teacher Trainings in the U.S. and worldwide. 15-16 October 2016 (8:30-17:00 each day) The Science of Yoga A Weekend Immersion with Timothy McCall, MD at RLY Brussels Yoga practitioners don’t need to be convinced of the health benefits of this ancient Indian mind-body discipline. They can feel it, and that evidence can seem pretty persuasive. Yet to make the case for yoga to skeptical scientists, governmental agencies, as well as doctors and other health care professionals, one needs to explain how yoga works using the language of science. Join physician, yogi and bestselling auth[...]
  • #stretchypants

  • In the land of my birth (good old USA), over the last 10 years there has been a boom in the number of shops dedicated to outfitting those who are practicing yoga, or who just love wearing yoga 'stretchy pants'.  On nearly every visit to the States, I wander around these shops and think to myself 'why don't we have something like this in Belgium?'.  Good quality clothing that is designed for the practice of yoga.  Trousers with a waistband that do not roll down when sitting for meditation.  Tops that cover your belly when you move into Downward Dog.  Clothes that allow for movement but also look nice, wash well and last for years.  Well, the waiting is over: our wonderful friends at Manduka who have been making fantastic yoga gear have now launched a clothing line!  I am thrilled to be stocking some of this line at our shop in Antwerp... stretchy pants here we come :-)  
  • 4 Year Anniversary

  • On the 1st of May we are celebrating 4 years of Radiant Light Yoga!   We have a special offer from Monday 2 May - Saturday 7 May (inclusive): bring a friend (or family member) who is new to RLY and if she/he purchases an Intro Pass, you both receive a free class!