Does yoga on a rooftop, museum, art gallery, farmhouse or chateau sound exciting and inspiring? Then pop in at our popup locations!
Yoga is right at your doorstep. Literally. Your country is your sanctuary. Here at Popup Yoga Concepts, we take yoga out of the studio and into urban spaces and the countryside. We believe that yoga should be a fun and an enjoyable experience, one that inspires, strengthens and helps build community.
We bring yoga in the form of classes, workshops and dynamic events. We are specialised in hosting weekend retreats to week long retreats, company wellbeing programs and private events.
Our aim is to give you a unique yoga experience set in exciting locations promo-ting Belgium's hotspots in a context of yoga.
Popup Yoga classes are all level classes, perfect for the beginner or the more experienced yogi who's looking to work on their fundamentals. Each class is designed to create a fun, accepting environment making it easy to meet new friends and discover health and wellness in new and exciting ways. Classes are usually done in English.
You deserve it. It’s that simple.
Our BRAND VALUES are authenticity, community and inspiration.
Our WHY is to help raise the bar in collective consciousness by organising inspiring events and classes out of the traditional studio setting, to positively impact a wider audience through "experience".
WANT TO BE A
We are continuously looking for inspiring locations and experienced yoga teachers around Brussels and beyond in order to expand the health and minds of our community. Contact us here if u have what it takes to inspire!
We are all interconnected - BE YOGA.
WE CANNOT SOLVE A PROBLEM
WITH THE SAME CONSCIOUSNESS
THAT CREATED IT
Michel Van Cauter, the founder of Popup Yoga Concepts, has been practicing yoga since the age of 25. He was first introduced to Bikram Yoga in San Francisco which influenced his practice for the first nine years before experimenting with other styles of yoga. His journey into yoga has been varied and Michel has travelled extensively to various yoga hubs around the globe in order to expand his education into this beautiful life practice.
Michel Van Cauter: “Yoga has taught me more
than just being a yogi on the mat, but also how we mindfully uphold the same principles of yoga off the mat which serve as an inspiration behind my teaching principles. Accepting our perfect imperfections! Pranayama (breath work/control) is the founding principle behind all styles of yoga taught.”
“Needless to say, I have a passion for holistic living as we all have the tools to heal ourselves.
"We all have the tools to heal ourselves"
HOLISTIC HEALTH TRAINING
Certified Health Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York, USA
Foundation Degree in Nutrition for Every day living, College of Naturopathic Medicine, London, UK
Certified Yoga Instructor (200 Hours RYT Yoga Alliance) Hot Yoga, Absolute Yoga Academy, Koh Samui, Thailand
Certified Yoga Instructor (200 Hours RYT Yoga Alliance) Traditional Hatha, Ayur Yoga Eco Ashram, My Sore, India
BA Honours Language and Communication, Glasgow Caledonian University
Foundation Degree in Product and Graphic Design, Sessions College
Health Coach Training Program in depth
During his training, Michel Van Cauter studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world's top health and wellness experts. His teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University ; Geneen Roth,
bestselling author and expert on emotional eating: and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorites.
Michel's education has equipped me with the extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventative health. Michel Van Cauter: "Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results."
BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM
"The focus of Health Coaching was not just on my eating habits but on what was going on in my life - a holistic approach. Over the four months I have made changes to my lifestyle that I never thought were possible. I'm doing things differently that will have a lasting effect. This will have life long positive implications for me and my entire family."
"Popup Yoga Concepts brought yoga into my life. I have been doing yoga for only a few months but I already feel a change in my body and mind. Michel has the talent and patience to teach beginners and even in a beginners class he is able to bring varation in the workouts. I am the most inflexible person alive but still enjoy the experience of yoga!"
"Popup Yoga Concepts has created a practice which moves with the changing times. Their guidance brings you into a space of self growth, into finding a new place of comfort, apart from old patterns, but inclusive of self. Michel's asana play and words, invite you into deeper awareness of your purpose, your body, and from that place of self discovery, places you in groundedness and gratitude for your ability to be in the flow. After taking this class, I have come home to myself."
"A burnout left me puzzled and lost. My energy levels were abnormally low and I had no connection with my inner self. During private gentle yoga classes we had together, he focused on breathing, stretching and mindfulness. After his classes I felt more relaxed, aware and found it easier to listen to my body and it's new limitations. I even slept better as a result. His yoga classes helped me find some balance in a period ridden with anxiety and restlessness."
"I feel energized, focused and connected"
"I highly recommend Popup Yoga Classes. Michel is one of the most authentic, kind and present yoga teachers I have ever met. Michel's classes are challenging and yet gentle. He has a beautiful calm voice and his instructions are clear and concise. He has a special gift for teaching the true meaning of yoga; union of body, mind and spirit. When I leave Popup Yoga Classes I feel energized, focused and connected to both my true essence and the world around me."