Sivananda yoga classes in Brussels & Amsterdam


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Fast noodle soup Ⓥ

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Some nights, you just don’t have time to prepare an elaborate meal. Welcome this relatively quick home made noodle soup! This soup can be made with real (soba) noodles, gluten free noodles or spaghetti or linguini, whatever you have in your pantry or suits your taste.

You can substitute the textured vegetable protein (also known as TVP) with tofu as well (I like to season it and stir fry, not just boil). Enjoy !

Ingredients (2P)

  • Brown rice noodles (or other vegan noodles of your choice) for 2
  • 1 cup of TVP (dry)
  • Vegetable stock (enough to boil the noodles)
  • 1 broccoli head
  • 2 tbsp miso (I used chick pea miso)
  • 2 tbsp tamari or shoyu sauce
  • 1 tbsp of tahin
  • Optional: 1 cm of fresh ginger
  • Black pepper

Preparation

  1. Clean & wash the broccoli. Cut the broccoli in small florets; the stem in small pieces; peel the ginger and slice thinly.
  2. Make the vegetable stock according to the package instructions, add the TVP, let simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. In 2 soup bowls, mix the miso & tahin with a bit of the vegetable stock to a liquid paste.
  4. Take out the TVP with a slotted spoon and put aside.
  5. Add the ginger and the noodles in the stock and set the timer for them to cook al dente.
  6. Stir fry the TVP with some tamari or shoyu sauce and some spices of your choice for a few minutes, until crispy.
  7. When there are 3 minutes left on the timer, add the broccoli to the stock.
  8. When the timer is ready, take the noodles, ginger & broccoli out of the stock with a slotted spoon & divide over the 2 bowls.
  9. Add some of the stock & mix well.
  10. Add the fried TVP to the soup.
  11. Season with black pepper & some more tamari to your taste.

Option: you can add some (toasted) sesame seeds or gomashio to your soup.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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Summer schedule & student prices for all at Sampoorna Yoga Studio

Summer has started at the studio where I teach! In July-August there is an adapted schedule and you enjoy reduced rates:
Summer schedule:

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There’ll be one class per day (except Wednesday, when there’s a morning and evening class). All classes are 90 minutes, and all classes are suitable for all levels of practitioners. No need to register for the daily classes, just come!
Summer rates:
From 1 July – 31 August everyone is eligible for the reduced rate normally offered only for students/ the unemployed.
10 classes: 90€ (pass valid 4 months)
20 classes: 150€ (pass valid 4 months)
1 month: 75€
See the full price list here.
The teachers will vary depending on holiday schedules of the team – check the schedule online to see who is teaching.
Hope to see you soon in the studio. I’ll teach there on 7, 10, 20 & 22 July.
Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Teaching schedule June/ July 2018

_MG_2151We’re already almost Summer ! This first half year has passed so quickly.  Check out my schedule until August:

Hopefully we’ll meet in class(es), or otherwise in the new school year.

FYI: in case you are pregnant, please inform me prior to attending the class, you can participate without a problem, but I’ll need to point out some alternatives forPranayama, the sun salutations, as well as for some asanas.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Join the Brussels Yoga Mala 2018: 108 Sun Salutations for charity

Since 2010, a bunch of very motivated yogins in Brussels organize the Yoga Mala around the Summer Solstice. All participants donate some money and all the proceeds go to a charity. Why 108 ? Good question, Shiva Rea has written a beautiful article about it, read it here.

So please join in on Sunday morning, 17 June 2018, as the Yoga community comes together for the 9th time in a celebration of the unity of Yoga to raise money for charity (cause still to be decided).

As we welcome the Summer Solstice let us offer our gratitude to life by saluting and honouring the Sun. We will practice a Yoga Mala, a prayer in motion of 108 rounds of Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations).

Sun Salutations_Sivananda YogaThe practice will be a meditative flow, and whether we as individuals are able to do 1 or 108 rounds, the importance lies in our participation and intention – as a collective we will complete the Mala. There will be different teachers leading the rounds of Surya Namaskar, the practice is the Sivananda Hatha Yoga tradition.

Being there together in a spirit of loving-kindness, peace and joy is what it’s all about. And who knows what wonders will come from that…

The event is family-friendly, so children, partners and grandparents are warmly welcome. There will be Yoga for kids in parallel with the Mala, and other fun activities. Tea and biscuits for after!

You can also make a difference, so come and make it happen together with the Brussels’ yoga community.

Practical information:
Date: Sunday 17 June 2018
Time: 10h30 until approximately 12h00
Venue: Autoworld Museum Mezzanine, Cinquantenaire Park
Cost: EUR 2 Museum entrance fee, plus a donation for charity. The suggested donation is at least EUR 10, but we appeal to everyone to give what they can.
What to bring: yoga mat, bottle of water, open heart and lots of energy!
Like the Facebook page & join the event.

To register please send an email with your name and contact details and pay your entrance fee & donation into this bank account: 035-7387485-06 (IBAN: BE85 0357 3874 8506). Upon payment you will receive a registration confirmation by email.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help either on the day or in preparations please let us know via that email address as well !

Check out the Sivananda hatha yoga Sun Salutations here:


“O nourishing sun,

Solitary traveller, controller,

Source of life for all creatures, spread your light

And subdue your dazzling splendour

So that I may see your blessed Self.

Even that very Self am I!”

Isha Upanishad 16


Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Ayurveda workshops & consultations in Brussels

SusanPulleySusan Pulley will come to Brussels for a few interesting workshops on Ayurveda (literally: “the science of life”) and private consultations.

About Susan Pulley: she moved to the Netherlands to teach for the Academy of Ayurvedic Studies in 2008. Shortly after, she founded Atma Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic wellness clinic offering nutrition consultations and Ayurvedic therapies.

Check out the workshops:

  • Private consultations on 2, 3 & 4 February
  • Workshop 1: Discover your digestive type (Feb 03 from 2-5PM)
  • Workshop 2: 10 essential habits of Ayurveda (Feb 04 from 2-5PM)

Location: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, in Brussels

Read more about Ayurveda: WebMD, Yoga Journal, Chopra.com, Atma Ayurveda

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Join this workshop: yoga for beginners with Eknath

EknathDear beginning yogi, please join the wonderful teacher Eknath in Sampoorna Yoga Studio this coming weekend for a full immersion in yoga for beginners.

During this workshop, you’ll move through a traditional Sampoorna Hatha Yoga class in slow motion. The class will zoom into the details of each pose (asana) to learn to practice the physical aspect of yoga safely. Furthermore, you’ll explore a few simple breathing exercises (pranayama) and look into some basic principles of Yoga philosophy.

No previous experience is required. This workshop is suitable for everyone regardless of your level of fitness, weight, health condition, age, etc.

Date & time: Sunday 21 January 2018, from 2-5PM.
PlaceSampoorna Yoga Studio,40 Rue du Houblon, 1000 Brussels

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Open Door Day: free yoga classes at Sampoorna Yoga Studio on 13/01/2018

_MG_2010Start the New Year with Yoga!
Come and put your New Year’s intention to practice – discover the yoga studio, try different types of classes, enjoy healthy snacks and tea, and meet other yogis.
Doors open from 9:30 to 18:00. FREE of charge. No mandatory pre-registration, just come along!

Schedule of FREE classes:

  • 10:00-11:00 Hatha Yoga
  • 12:00-13:00 Mantra Chanting
  • 13:30-14:30 Yin & Yang Yoga 
  • 15:00-16:00 Yin Yoga
  • 16:30-17:30 Restorative Yoga and Hatha Yoga (2 classes) 

Free Kids & Family Yoga:

Note: it’s necessary to register for the kids & family classes in advance as the number of places is limited; registrations online 

Special offer available only during the Open Doors (1 pass per person): Buy 10 get 15 => get 5 extra classes for free when you purchase a 10-lesson pass. 

We recommend to take public transport or your bicycle to come to the Open Doors! There is a bicycle parking in front. Info on public transport.

More info about Sampoorna Yoga Studio.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति