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Yoga La Source

Introduction to Sivananda Yoga (3 hr)

starts Saturday 14 september 2019 at 09:00

Taught in English, this 3-hour program gives an expansive overview of the history and philosophical tenets of yoga through the millennia along with basic hatha yoga practices as done within the Sivananda lineage to give the beginning student a comprehensive introduction into the world of yoga.

On a theoretical level, the student is introduced to:

  • the four paths of yoga
  • what is hatha yoga
  • prana, chakras and kundalini
  • proper exercise
  • proper breathing
  • proper diet
  • proper relaxation
  • positive thinking & meditation

On a practical level, the student learns:

  • the mechanics of proper breathing
  • the rudiments of a cardiovascular practice called the sun salutation
  • some of the basic postures of the Sivananda system
  • proper relaxation

While most of our weekly courses are open to complete beginners, this program provides context for beginners to relate their new physical practice to the deeper aspects of yoga.


The normal price is 40 Euros. Early-bird registration by August 15th is 32 Euros, but your bank transfer must be made at time of registration.

SPECIAL OFFER: We will deduct 15€ from any Autumn 2019 term registration if you register before the Introduction or within 24 hours following the Introduction.

Cancellation policy

All cancellations are subject to a 5-Euro administration fee. Payment is refundable (less administration fee) if cancellation is done no later than September 7th. If you cancel after September 7th, you may only be refunded if you are able to find a replacement for your place even if your cancellation is due to an illness.

Style: Intro to Sivananda Yoga

This program takes the beginning student through the 12 basic postures of the Sivananda system as well as the sun salutation and breathing practices in detail. In addition, philosophical principles of yoga are explored to provide the student with a solid foundation both in posture and philosophy. Go to the Intro to Sivananda yoga page.

Teacher: Fredric Bender

Fredric Bender Fredric has been teaching yoga for 30 years and has been co-director of Centre de Yoga - La Source since 1995. He started yoga in 1987 and took the Sivananda teachers training in 1990. Due to his own back injuries before yoga, he developed a sequence of yoga variations that form the cornerstone of his popular lower back yoga program. In 2006, he organized and completed a 4-year 500-hour teacher training program in the Nidrā Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism with André Riehl which was completed in 2010. Go to Fredric's page.

Location: Strassen

147 route d'Arlon, Strassen. With oak floors and a warm ambiance, our Strassen center is a haven from the hustle and bustle of city life, located on route d'Arlon near rue de Reckenthal, just 200m from the A6/E25 autoroute. Go to the Strassen page.