I've been teaching yoga full time since 2008, offering Sampoorna Hatha Yoga classes in the lineage of Swami Sivananda, as well as Yin Yoga classes, yoga related workshops, guided meditation sessions, mantra chanting & kirtan, personal sound massages with Tibetan singing bowls, group sound baths, and yoga retreats.
I'm a student of yoga master Shri Yogi Hari, and have been for more than 10 years. I regularly visit my teacher's ashram to deepen my personal practice. Furthermore, I studied Yin Yoga and functional anatomy with Paul and Suzee Grilley. And yes, I also trained with Marsha Wenig (YogaKids®), and facilitated yoga for children for 4 years. I'm based in Belgium, where I co-founded the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels in 2010, which I co-directed for 7 years.
I love spending time in nature, breathing clean fresh air, listening to bird songs and the sound of mountain rivers. Connecting with nature is at the foundation of my yoga practice. It helps me stay connected to the core of my being. Things come into focus, questions are answered, challenges dissolve.
I'm also a musician. I have been playing the saxophone for over 40 years, and taught and performed music professionally for more than 30 years.
I am an improviser. I believe in the power of kindness, and practice seeing beauty daily.
I speak Dutch, French, English, and am learning Italian.
Eknath Erwin Vann