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Sivananda yoga classes in Brussels


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24-28 April 2017 – 5 day early morning yoga

early yoga breakfastIt’s April, so the Sampoorna Yoga Studio celebrates Spring with the delightful 5 day early morning yoga challenge.

Let this week be your inspiration to a daily morning practice! Get up early and start your day with yoga followed by a nourishing vegan breakfast of porridge and fruits!

On five consecutive mornings we meet up before work and duties for a full practice of hatha yoga. There’s no better way to start the day!

 Price: 50€ for the 5 classes (or you can use your regular pass). Free vegan breakfast included!

Dates: 24-28 April 2017 from 7 to 8AM, followed by a filling vegan breakfast

Register online or simply drop by on the day(s) you can make it


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Some impressions of the latest juicing workshop

20170318-juicingOn 18 March I organised a slow juicing & smoothie workshop in collaboration with Sampoorna Yoga studio. The wonderful Sophie Claeys of the Yoga Bar hosted the workshop in her spacious kitchen and 7 other lovely ladies joined in.

There were 2 slow juicers (JazzMax) and one Vitamix blender working overtime to make the fabulous creations concocted by the attendees. One juice after the other was churned out slowly & deliberately, one more tasty than the other… as it’s all about finding the balance between the right amount of sweet & more tangy or bitter vegetables and fruits as well as the added boosters & kicks as my inspirator Kris Carr calls them.

  • If you wish to organise a slow juicing & smoothie workshop at your home, simply drop me a note. I organise them for groups as from 6 people.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

 


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Ambika Yoga classes in March 2017, Brussels

IMG_1832It’s almost Spring time, so join me for a or several hatha yoga classes, Sivananda style, in Brussels this month.

Schedule

  • Thursday, 9/03 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
  • Friday, 10/03 –  12:30PM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
  • Saturday, 11/03– 10:00AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
  • Saturday, 11/03 – 11:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes class
  • Sunday,  12/03 – 10:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 90 minutes class  YIN YOGA
  • Thursday, 16/03 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
  • Saturday, 18/03– 10:00AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
  • Saturday, 18/03 – 11:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes class
  • Thursday, 23/03 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
  • Saturday, 25/03– 10:00AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class
  • Saturday, 25/03 – 11:30AM at Sampoorna Yoga studio – 60 minutes class
  • Thursday, 30/03 – 6:30PM  at the EU council (members only) – 90 minutes class
  • Friday, 31/03 –  12:30PM at Sampoorna Yoga studio -60 minutes class

 

Contact me for private or in-company lunch yoga classes.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

 


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A new Ambika Yoga newsletter (#36) is out.

screen-shot-2017-03-05-at-12-05-50Newsletters are a great tool to send out info and tips about my two passions: yoga & vegan food, my workshops & recipes.

If you are interested in those topics too, then simply register for the newsletter.

No worries, I won’t SPAM you, a newsletter goes out roughly every 1-2 months.

Feel free to consult the latest newsletters online here.


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Sunday special at Sampoorna Yoga studio: Sun Salutations

ramdas-ssAt Sampoorna Yoga Studio, thes Sunday Special classes, on the first Sunday of each month, are long hatha yoga classes focusing on a specific theme.

In March, the month when Springs starts, we attempt to bring out the sun more often, so the focus will be on the Sun Salutation and its variations. Teacher Ramdas will create a challenging full-body workout with the sun salutation flow, toning and stretching and strengthening all muscles – you’ll have fun in the process.

Date/ time: Sunday 5 March, 1-3PM
Location: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, 40, Rue Du Houblonstraat, 1000 BXL
Price: 25€, or one tick in your yoga pass plus 5€

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Slow juicing & smoothie workshop in Brussels on 18 March 2017

Enjoy your fruits & vegetables in a whole new way!
On Saturday 18 March I organize a slow juicing & smoothie workshop with all organic ingredients.

 JAZZ MAXWant to learn about the art of juicing, making smoothies, preparing fresh organic pestos, purees, smoothies and more?
We will be using the JazzMax slow juicer & powerful Vitamix blender to make different delicacies. During the workshop you’ll discover the ins & outs of juicing and blending, which vegetable and fruit combinations work best, when to juice, how to prepare, how to clean, how to store. As well as how to make your own nut milk & butters, veggie spreads, pesto and smoothies.
Date & time: Saturday 18 March, 2-5PM
Location
: Jette, Brussels (exact address will be communicated upon your reservation)
Price: 40€
The price includes workshop, all organic ingredients, and the opportunity to buy a Jazz Max juicer with a special discount. 
Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Ginger infused, stir fried buckwheat noodles, broccoli & Swiss chard Ⓥ

20170222_203356Last night I wanted to eat something healthy & light, but warm, as it’s still cold & rainy weather. I made a quick & dirty noodles dish that was simply delicious.

Ingredients (3 servings)

Preparation

  1. Boil a pan with water for the noodles. Cook following the instructions (not too long!).
  2. Cut the broccoli in florets, wash. Put in a pan with just enough cold water to not cover the florets, add a pinch of salt & put on the stove to boil. Once boiling, let them simmer for a few minutes (max. 5), drain & rinse with cold water.
  3. Cut the stem & leaves of the Swiss chard, wash and set aside.
  4. Peel & slice the garlic and ginger.
  5. Heat sesame oil in a skillet or wok, add the ginger, stir fry for 2 minutes; add the Swiss chard, stir fry for 3-5 minutes; add the garlic, stir fry for 1 minute; add the broccoli & mix it all together. Add a few tablespoons of the tamari, some salt & black pepper to taste; add the noodles and mix it all together. Add more tamari & sesame oil if necessary.
  6. Serve in a bowl with some kimchi on top.

Use any vegetable you like according to the season or what you have in your fridge or freezer. Alway lightly blanching the hard vegetables before stir frying them. 

You can add a source of protein such a mock meat, TVP or tofu. Season & stir fry it separately before adding it to the noodles.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति