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  • Writer's pictureElise Rousse

Workshop: Hatha Yoga & Introduction to Ayurveda (26/09, 2pm-6pm, Brussels)

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

You are invited to a four-hour workshop in a peaceful and quiet location in Uccle (Brussels), an afternoon for yourself to revitalise your body, mind and soul.

Elise will guide you through a full, meaningful, joyous and mindful Hatha Yoga practice, suitable for all levels, which included pranayama (breathing techniques), asanas (postures), meditation and relaxation.

You'll also learn about Ayurveda (one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems, originated in India) and learn how you can improve your health and well-being with a few easy and heathy diet & lifestyle practices to enter the new season.

At the same time philosophy, spirituality, medicine, art of living, Ayurveda and Yoga offer us a natural path to health, beauty and well-being. These two disciplines answer the question we all ask ourselves: How can I live in harmony with my body and my life and in the environment surrounding me?

Finally, discover the beautiful practice of Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep, a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping induced by a guided meditation.


* 2pm : full Hatha Yoga class with pranayama (breathing techniques), asanas (postures), and relaxation. * 3.50pm: Healthy snacks and tea * 4.10pm : Introduction to Ayurveda. Discover healthy diet & lifestyle practices to improve health & well-being * 5.30pm: Yoga Nidra (the Yogic Sleep), deep guided relaxation.


€ 64 / person

What is included:

  • All activities

  • Healthy snacks and tea

  • Yoga mat, blankets, cushions, blocks, etc.


The wonderful Ajna Yoga studio is located in Uccle, between the city and the countryside. With its 70m² of peacefulness and tranquility, this little piece of haven will allow you to disconnect from the busyness of the city and offer you a moment of well-being.

The studio is super easy to reach by public transport:

  • Train to Saint-Job station (5-min walk)

  • Tram 92 to Lancaster stop -(5-min walk)

  • Bus 60 to Drossart or De Wanjin stop (2-min walk)

  • Bus 43 tp Kauwberg stop (2-min walk)

If you come by car, it’s easy to park. Address: Studio Anja Yoga, 456 chaussée de Saint Job, 1180 Bruxelles (Uccle)

What about Covid?

Everything is designed for you to feel safe and hygiene rules are highly respected. Only 13 participants can register so we ensure a healthy space.

Yoga with Elise

Hatha Yoga

A yoga class described as ‘Hatha’ will typically involve a set of physical postures, the asanas, breathing exercices (pranayama) and mediation. Hatha Yoga is defined as movement that develops strength, flexibility, bodily relaxation, and mental concentration.

The asanas are typically practised more slowly and with more static posture holds than a Vinyasa flow or Ashtanga class, and then can be modified to make them as easy or as challenging as is suitable for you - your unique body and individual requirements.

Yoga is for everybody – all ages, shapes and sizes, and ability levels.

It can increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and improve posture. Yoga can also bring balance to your body and mind, improve digestion and sleep, and help with your general sense of wellbeing. Hatha yoga can also help you lower your stress levels.

Hatha classes provide an opportunity to stretch, unwind, and release tension, providing a good counterpoint to both busy lifestyles and cardio workouts.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation also known as “yogic sleep” or “effortless relaxation”. The practice draws our attention inwards, and we learn to surf between the states of wakefulness and sleep, where our body finds its natural state of equilibrium (homeostasis) – the breath balances and becomes quiet, unconscious and conscious aspects of the mind reveal themselves, and we fall into an innate state of deep, blissful awareness. Yoga Nidra takes us effortlessly into a state of harmonious, restful being. From here, we can be healed, restored and awakened to our deepest, all-knowing, all-welcoming self. It’s a sublime practice, gaining popularity the world over, and ongoing research continues to prove its effectiveness.


​Pranayama refers to breathing exercises which clear the physical and emotional obstacles in our body to free the breath and so the flow of prana - life energy. Regular and sustained practice of Pranayama can supercharge your whole body! The goal of pranayama is to connect your body and mind. It also supplies your body with oxygen while removing toxins. This is meant to provide healing physiological benefits. You'll discover several of these breathing techniques during the weekend.


From the Sanskrit AYUR - meaning ‘life’ and VEDA – meaning ‘knowledge’ AYURVEDA quite literally means the knowledge of life and to have an understanding of Ayurveda is to have a blueprint for good mental and physical health. Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga, it is the world’s oldest holistic health system originating from the Indian sub–continent. It has been used for thousands of years to cleanse and restore balance to the body and mind. In the Vedic tradition, Ayurveda is taking care of the health of the body while yoga takes care of the mind health. Despite it being more than 5,000 years old it couldn’t be more relevant to our modern, busy and stressful lives. At the same time philosophy, spirituality, medicine, art of living, Ayurveda and Yoga offer us a natural path to health, beauty and well-being. These two disciplines answer the question we all ask ourselves: How can I live in harmony with my body and my life AND in the environment surrounding me? As a science of self-healing, Ayurveda encompasses diet & nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, rest & relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises, and medicinal herbs for healing body, mind & spirit. Read more about Ayurveda here.


You have questions? You want to register? Get in touch with me.

Send me an e-mail:

Give me a call : +32 497 299 808 (you can even Whatsapp me!)

Meet Elise

My name is Elise Rousse, I’m from Belgium, but I’ve lived in many places across the world. I am a Yoga Teacher, a Well-Being Coach, an Ayurvedic Consultant for lifestyle and nutrition, and Ayurvedic Masseur.

For many years I had a really difficult relationship with food, tremendously struggled with body image and self-esteem, and I couldn’t really live at peace with myself and others. My journey to health and well-being started with the plant-based diet which helped me find a sustainable and healthy way of eating. After healing my body, I found Yoga to heal my mind and soul. Ayurveda came to me a little later as the latest piece of my healing process. Ayurveda is a science of self-healing, the sister science of yoga, it is the ancient Indian art of living a more healthy, wholesome life, through our diets, our routines, and lifestyle practices.

My mission in life, my dharma, is to help you meet your Best Self, to live a more authentic & purer version of yourself and to find balance in your body and mind. Through my well-being coaching sessions, Yoga classes or Ayurvedic Consultations, I empower you to improve your well-being through small, sustainable, healthy diet & lifestyle changes.

You can also listen to my interview podcast with Fit For Joy and learn more about Yoga, Ayurveda and my words of wisdom .



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