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Teaching a yoga class at YogaRoots studio on 31/10/2017

YOGAROOTS studioThe wonderful Susie asked me to replace one of her classes this month in her yoga studio nearby Schuman. Obviously, I happily obliged. So please join the 90′ hatha yoga Sivananda style class on Tuesday 31 October, 6:30-8PM. More info on her website.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Banana-oat breakfast cake Ⓥ

20170916_093643This morning I felt like eating something sweet but relatively healthy, hence I went to my go to banana ‘bread’ recipe by ‘The Colorful Kitchen’ and pimped it a bit with:

  • A few tablespoons of coconut flakes
  • A handful of crushed walnuts
  • Some ginger & cardamom powder
  • FYI: I used buckwheat milk & 2 ultra ripe bananas

Enjoy it warm or cold with or without peanut butter on top 🙂 (that’s the Dutchness in me).

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति







Frangipane pie Ⓥ

Frangipane vegan pieSometimes all you want is a home-baked pie. This is not my own recipe, I pimped it a bit and think it’s my best EVER Frangipane pie. The original recipe (in Dutch) can be found here.


  • 150ml almond drink (I used almond cream, slightly thicker and so good)
  • 5 tbsp of sunflower or canola oil
  • 1 tub of Alpro Go On mango (or another flavour) OR 5 tbsp of non dairy yoghurt & some jam or marmalade of your choice.
  • 1.5 tsp almond essence (artificial) or extract (natural)
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla essence (artificial) or extract (natural)
  • 120g unrefined cane sugar
  • 1 ready made puff pastry (“pâte feuilletée”) – check that it’s vegan (so without butter)
  • 150g flour
  • 40g almond powder
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp salt

Frangipane vegan piePreparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Blind bake the puff pastry for about 10 minutes.
  3. Sieve & stir all the dry ingredients together.
  4. Mix all the wet ingredients & cane sugar.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix well (except for the Alpro fruit mixture, save that for step 6).
  6. Spread the fruit mixture of the Alpro Go on the baked crust
  7. Add the filling.
  8. Put in the oven for 25 minutes.

Your pie is ready when you can stick in a fork in the middle of the pie and it comes out dry. ENJOY.

Optional: Let the cake cool completely and then cover with icing (powdered sugar mixed with water). 


Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Saturday yoga classes start again at 10AM as from 23 September 2017

family yogaComing Saturday, 23 September, the 10AM class (60 minutes hatha yoga, Sivananda style) starts again at Sampoorna Yoga Studio in the center of Brussels. The 2nd class takes place as usual at 11H30.

There are still some spaces in the parallel classes for (your) kids, so read more or register quickly to enjoy the full semester.

Looking forward to seeing you soon in class(es).

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Yoga teaching schedule as from September 2017

AmbikaYoga_58Hopefully you’ve enjoyed a great Summer and did do (some) yoga while on holidays. September marks the start of a new yoga teaching schedule. There aren’t many changes actually to my public classes:

6:30-8PM: all level class at EU Council sport center (staff only), from 7 September

10-11AM: all level class at Sampoorna Yoga studio, from 23 September
11:30AM-12:30PM: all level class at Sampoorna Yoga studio, from 2 September
– a parallel class takes place for kids, more info here.

The Sampoorna Yoga studio has undergone fabulous refurbishments in August, so come & enjoy the new and fresh place.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति



Register for kids yoga season I – 2017/ 18

Dear yogi parents,
The next semester of children’s yoga starts on 23 September. Sampoorna Yoga Studio offers 3 groups:
1/ Saturdays 10:00-11:00 (in French)
Age group: 4-7
Teacher: Isabel

2/ Saturdays 11:30-12:30 (in French)
Age group: 8-11
Teacher: Isabel

3/ Sundays 10:30-11:30 (in Dutch)
Age group: 4-7
Teacher: Lien

Price: 130 euro/ semester (September-January, 14 classes)
There’s no children’s yoga during school holidays.

There are parallel (separate) yoga classes for adults, I’m teaching the Saturday adult classes 🙂
The Accompanying Adult subscription is valid for yoga classes at the same time with Kids Yoga, price: 130 euro/ semester.

Limited places available, register quickly! 

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Register for kids yoga classes season 2017/ 18

family yogaYoga for kids at Sampoorna Yoga Studio

The next semester of children’s yoga is starting on 23 September 2017. There are three groups:

Saturdays 10:00-11:00 (in French): Age group: 4-7 – Teacher: Isabel

Saturdays 11:30-12:30 (in French):  Age group: 8-11 – Teacher: Isabel

Sundays 10:30-11:30 (in Dutch):  Age group: 4-7 – Teacher: Lien

Price: 130 euro/ semester (September-January, 14 classes)

There’s no kids’ yoga during school holidays.

There are parallel (separate) yoga classes for adults. The accompanying adult subscription is valid for yoga classes at the same time as the kids’ yoga classes, price 130 euro/ semester.

PS: I’ll teach the Saturday classes for adults 🙂

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति