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Health discovery day at Sampoorna Yoga Studio

Join a session at the Sampoorna Health Discovery Day with Visiting Teachers

Sampoorna Health is a selection of holistic treatments that support your well-being, available at the studio during the day.

The Sampoorna Health Discovery Day is an opportunity to try out one or more treatments in small “sampler portions” of 30 minutes, at a friendly price of 20 euros/session.

You can choose from:

  • Ayurveda Massage, with Katrien Maes
  • Energy Healing, with Kris Depotter
  • Life & Well-Being Coaching, with Caroline Griffith
  • Restorative Yoga Therapeutics, with Caroline Griffith
  • Foot Reflexology, with Stefanie Van der Elst

Date/ time: Friday 24 November, from 12:30-18:00

Advance booking of your mini-treatments is advised.

For booking, visit our site ; select a Sample Session and the therapist, and continue to booking.

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Introductory workshop: learn how to teach a yoga class for children

yoga kikaJoin the workshop « Le Yoga de Kika » (4 hours introduction to children’s yoga)

Objectives:

  • Learn how to teach a yoga class for children, based on the book “Le Yoga de Kika”.
  • Explore the benefits of yoga and breathing techniques
  • Practice the 14 postures of the book and the 4 relaxation stories
  • Observe, discuss, prepare and co-teach a children’s yoga class with the book

Who should attend this workshop ?

  • Open to everyone: educators, healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, parents and grandparents

What will you receive ?

  • 4 hours of practical, hands-on children’s yoga and relaxation
  • the book “Le Yoga de Kika” to introduce yoga to your children immediately! 

About the book
Le Yoga de Kika is a wonderfully entertaining and educational guide to discovering the benefits of yoga aimed at children. The heroine of the book, 6 years old Kika, guides children through a simple sequence of postures as they discover how yoga can help them relax and bring well-being to their daily lives. Delightful illustrations full of humor accompany the child as she unwinds in the company of Kika.

When: Sunday 26 November 2017, at 14:00-18:00
Where: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, rue du Houblon/ Hopstraat 40, 1000 Brussels
Price: 65 € (including the book “Le Yoga de Kika”)
Language: the workshop will be given in French (clarifications in English are possible)

To register, please send an email to Ulrike (cc:  Sampoorna ), and you will receive payment instructions by email.

More information on the Sampoorna site.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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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

 

 

 

 

 


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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.

Ingredients

Wet
  • 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
Dry
  • 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:

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

Saturdays
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