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Yoga teacher, Annette Pedde

I was born in Germany in 1969 and came to live in Belgium in 1997, in order to work as a conference interpreter – and to discover what was going to become my passion, yoga.

In 1999 I came across an approach called yogadance, which, in search of sensation and in an effort to find proper body alignment, links together various postures in a playful creative way in order to create a choreography.

Later I tried different kinds of yoga, and in 2011 I discovered ashtanga yoga, which I found fascinating to the point that in 2012 I decided to enrol in the yoga teacher training course given by Jean-Claude, to learn more about ashtanga on a deeper level.

I believe that ashtanga is a very good tool to know oneself and to be honest with oneself: whereas verbal language can be used to deceive (oneself), the body never lies, through blockage, pain, but also through the joy of living it expresses during yoga practice and beyond.

Email : bs366321@skynet.be


Yoga teacher Bernadette Stiernet

My basic training is physical education. Injured and very handicapped by the intensive practice of different sports, I discovered Ashtanga Yoga through a friend and again found the pleasure of living. I have now been teaching it for more than 25 years. It is happiness in the awakening of the consciousness of the body and the regain of mobility.

A part from giving replacement courses at Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Brussels, Bernadette has her own organisation:


« Les Heures Claires »
77, route de Bomerée
6032 Mont/ Marchienne
Phone: 071 21 31 57 or GSM :  0475 33 36 77

Email : bernadette.stiernet@hotmail.com


Yoga Teacher Catherine Delvosal

Having started to study philosophy at ULB in 1988, my interest in Yoga came from my dissatisfaction having not found, in occidental questioning, answers related to my deeper aspirations and my need to create. They were always in disagreement with rational explanations.

I followed with pleasure, the teaching given by:

Gina Scaritto (yoga pre & post natal Brussels – Leboyer method)
Viviane Gutlerner (B.K.S. Iyengar) Brussels
Daniel Rougier (Hatha Yoga & Intégral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo)
David Weemaels (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Stanislasva Benova made me discover the Ashtanga Yoga in 2008 and since I am pursuing this teaching with Anne Pinette & Jean Claude Garnier

Specifically, after of five years of regular practice of Ashtanga Yoga, I have began to realize the immense task still awaitig me, but also already this deep joy that I am ready to share with you.


Mobile : 0473 83 61 74

Email :  catdelvosal@gmail.com



Yoga teacher Sergine Laloux

Sergine has been a professional dancer at the 20th Century Ballet of M. Béjart, Ballet des Flandres, Choreographic Theater of Rennes, Ballet of Nancy, Scapino Ballet, Bonn Ballet and Tanit Dance Theater. Meanwhile, she has always been a passionate photographer.

After a workshop in China with Guy Le Querrec from the MAGNUM Photos Agency, she naturally decided to become a professional photo reporter and contemporary dance photographer.

“Regards d’Afrique” has been her first major work to win the International Leica Contest Award – Fascination du Noir et Blanc.

Several works such as “The Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989-1999- 2009”, “The Life of the Gypsies in Alentejo”, Tibet with “Losar feasts in Labrang”,” Acupuncture for all”, “In the heart of Tibetan Buddhism”, Jazz with “Corps Accords”, …  lead to various exhibitions and publications.

As a passionate dancer, she continues to photograph live performances, and especially Michèle Noiret’s work for about 30 years. This intimate collaboration will lead to the edition of “Territoires intimes – Michèle Noiret – La danse-cinéma” (ed. Alternatives théâtrales) in March 2009.

“Thanks to her passion for dance, Sergine Laloux photographs the art of movement and composition, without pathos nor voyeurism, with a particular sense of frames and forms.” Jean-Marie Wynants, Le Soir.

Sergine discovered Ashtanga Yoga in 1998. Since 2000, she practices with Jean-Claude Garnier, who’ll teach her to become a professional Yogi Master.

Sergine followed a 4-years full program at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute of Brussels.

She also participated to different seminars in Greece and India with Jean-Claude Garnier, workshops or retreats with David Swenson, Tim Miller, Jason Crandell, Peter Sanson, Magnus Ringberg, Barath Shetty, Kristina Karitinou, Kia Naddermier, Lucy Crawford …

In January 2016, she joined a 3-weeks intensive program on Therapeutic Yoga with Barath Shetty in Mysore.

In August 2016, she did the Teacher Training – Ashtanga 2nd series of 100 hours at the Ashtanga Yoga Center of Encinitas, California with Tim Miller.

In 2017, she joined him for a workshop in Berlin and a retreat in Italy.

She also received training in the use of Yoga Wall and she gives individual lessons.

In her multiple lives as a dancer, photographer and now Yoga teacher, transmission has always been part of her concerns and her thoughts towards pedagogy.

A teacher has never finished studying, learning … “Teaching is learning two times.” J.Joubert


Become an Ashtanga Yoga professor thanks to the training given by the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Brussels

The Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Brussels perpetuates the teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Since 1973, Jean Claude Garnier trains students, in Europe and Asia, to deepen their knowledge about Yoga. Some of the students will find a calling and become a Yoga Professor and in turn, transmit the art of Yoga.

The Institute is open to different currents of Yoga. Jean Claude Garnier pursues the transmission of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Krishnamacharya and his disciples B.K.S. Iyengar, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Training and recycling as a Yoga professor, who is concerned ?

  • People who practice Yoga and wish to deepen their self-knowledge in order to obtain a better body and mind balance
  • Those who wish to deepen their approach of the tradition of Yoga
  • Future teachers who wish to teach Yoga in Europe – this requires a commitment to a course of minimum 5 modules
  • Existing Yoga teachers who wish to broaden their personal knowledge with an ancient and dynamic method
  • Yoga teachers who have the obligation to improve and develop their existing skills

How does the training with personal monitoring take place ?

  • You deepen your knowledge of the practice of Yoga: first, second and third series
  • You study Yoga and its philosophy
  • You learn to observe during classes (group and private classes)
  • You progressively assist the teacher during classes
  • You will be supervised as of your first class, in order to answer your questions.

How to obtain a diploma

The Yoga teacher training consists of a set of modules.

At the end of each module there is a practical and theoretical evaluation.

Once you have successfully passed a module, you can move on to the next one.

You need to complete a minimum of 5 modules (A, B, C, D, E, F) and write a thesis which summarizes your studies and research on one of the aspects of Yoga.

This diploma is a requisite to :

  • Practice the profession in European countries
  • Teach in a recognised Institute
  • Register to the national professional database
  • Get an insurance
  • As an asset for your students

 European PDF laws

European Yoga Union: http://www.yogaeurop.com/index.php?categoryid=21

Proto Shiva, of the Indus civilization

Proto Shiva, of the Indus civilization

 Content covered during the training

Theoretical documentation will be given to you at the end of each module in electronic version (with an access to “training”)


  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Pedagogy
  • Professional ethics
  • History
  • Etymology
  • Indian sacred texts

Also discussed: communication, oral and written expression, dietetics, lifestyle…

 Course content of Training Module A

  • Postural practice first & second series (Sádhaná Yoga)

Postural foundations, supports, reviewing and improvement of postures and their variations; breathing techniques in postures (pranayama); development of concentration, letting go, individual work and group work, workshops, first trials of teaching.


Theoretical courses

  • Classical Indian Tradition through its Vedic origins
  • Invocations (prayer at the beginning of the class): explanation, its significance and its meaning.
  • Theory and practice of Ashtanga Yoga (Mula Bandha, uddiyana, Ujjayi Pranayama, Vinyasa)
  • Knowledge of anatomy related to postural practice
  • Importance of stretching during Yoga postures
  • Use of Sanskrit during courses
  • Religious festivals
  • The creation of the world (Taittiriya Aranyaka viewed by Veda)
  • The life, work and education of Sivananda, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Ramdas, Yogi Ram Surat Kumar, Sri Yukheswar, Alain Danielou, Krishnamurti.

Check the PDF files to see the content of the other training modules


The admission procedures are common to all schools of the National Federation of Yoga Teachers

To enrol in the first year of training you must:

  • Have practiced Yoga for at least 2 years with one or more teachers and have one of the teachers complete a sponsorship record
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have a general level of education or equivalent vocational training at high-school level.

When and where:

  • India: the longest training (one month)
  • Greece: condensed training (two weeks)
  • Belgium: all year long (10 weekends from September to June / July)