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Yoga teaching schedule May 2019

_MG_2151Check out my schedule for May 2019:

All classes are hatha yoga, Sivananda tradition, with variations for intermediate/ advanced students.

See you soon 🙂

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 for Pranayama, the sun salutations, as well as for some asanas.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Vegan tofu paté Ⓥ

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This is a fabulous recipe if you need to make something for a potluck or a brunch. The paté is wonderful on toast with veganaise, but also as a main dish with rice or quinoa and a salad or green vegetables on the side. It’s delicious both warm & cold.

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of firm tofu (350g)
  • 2 to 3 carrots
  • 100g pumpkin of sunflower seeds
  • 5 tbsp sunflower (or other neutral vegetable) oil
  • 4 tbsp tamari or shoyu sauce
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 to 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp asafetida powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp of chili flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. In a large bowl, grate the tofu & carrots.
  3. Add the seeds, spices, oil, tamari/ shoyu, flour, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, parsley & mix everything well together.
  4. Oil a baking dish & add the mixture.
  5. Place the dish in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes until golden.

This is a tweaked recipe, the original recipe in Dutch.

tofu paté

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Join the Brussels Yoga Mala 2019: join the 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. This year the mala will be organised in September, around the Autumn Solstice, on a Saturday morning.

Why 108 ? Good question, Shiva Rea has written a beautiful article about it, read it here.

So please join in on Saturday morning, 21 September 2019, as the Yoga community comes together for the 10th time in a celebration of the unity of Yoga to raise money for charity (cause still to be decided).

As we welcome the Autumn 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 & mandala coloring 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: Saturday 21 September 2019
Time: 10h30 until approximately 12h00
Venue: Autoworld Museum Mezzanine, Cinquantenaire Park
Cost: EUR 3 Museum entrance fee, plus a donation for charity. The suggested donation is at least EUR 13 (incl the entrance fee), 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 fill out this form and pay your entrance fee & donation into this bank account: IBAN: BE85 0357 3874 8506. 

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

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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Spring is here: get your own slowjuicer now

JAZZ MAXAre you looking for a great and useful gift for yourself or your loved ones? Looking to consume more vegetables & fruits in an easier way to stay or become more healthy?

Order the Jazz Max slowjuicer through me and enjoy an exclusive manual with recipes and information to get the most out of your juicer.

There are several models available:

  • Uno: 275,00€ – juicer only
  • JazzMax white: 345,00€ – multi-fonctions
  • JazzMax chrome: 360,00€ – multi-fonctions

Read more about the wonderful aspects of the slowjuicer in a previous blogpost.

I can organise a group order as well (as from 2 juicers) with a more interesting price.

The juicer comes with a warranty of 3 years.

Order your juicer today or send an inquiry via mail.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Yoga teaching schedule April 2019

_MG_2151Check out my schedule for April 2019:

  • Wednesdays : 6PM – 90 minute class at Sampoorna Yoga Studio
  • Thursdays: 6:30PM – 90 minute class at EU Council
    • exception: 18 April is cancelled
  • Extra: Tuesday 16 April at 1:30PM – 60 minute class at EU Council in the LEX building

All classes are hatha yoga, Sivananda tradition, with variations for intermediate/ advanced students.

See you soon 🙂

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 for Pranayama, the sun salutations, as well as for some asanas.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Yoga teaching schedule March 2019

_MG_2151Check out my schedule for March 2019:

All classes are hatha yoga, Sivananda tradition, with variations for intermediate/ advanced students.

See you soon 🙂

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 for Pranayama, the sun salutations, as well as for some asanas.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Leek & sweet pea soup Ⓥ

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Making soup is so gratifying, it’s relatively little work, especially if you buy organic produce: no need to peel the veggies!

I was inspired by a soup in a restaurant I’d recently been too & I wanted to recreate the flavours, however, I didn’t find the lemongrass needed for the recipe, hence I made a different version. The lemongrass recipe will follow.

Ingredients (3-4 portions)

  • 3 leeks
  • 1 cup of cashew nuts (preferably soaked overnight, but for at least a few hours in cold water, or for 30 minutes in hot water)
  • 100-200 grams of frozen sweet peas
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1,5 l of vegetable stock (more or less depends on your taste for more liquid or dense soup)
  • 1 tbsp dry coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp (or more to taste) fresh or frozen parsley or coriander
  • 2-3 tbsp brown rice or other miso
  • 4-5 tbsp tamari or shoyu sauce, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Herbamare or Himalaya salt, to taste
  • Olive oil

Preparation

  1. Cut and wash leek. Put aside one green stalk for garnish.
  2. Peel the garlic & cut in small pieces.
  3. Heat the pan, add the coriander seeds & dry fry them until they ‘pop’.
  4. Add the olive oil & stir fry the leek until slightly golden, add the garlic & stir for about 1 minute more.
  5. Add the water & once it boils, add the stock powder.
  6. Lower to medium heat.
  7. Add the cashew nuts.
  8. Cook for about 8 minutes, then add the frozen sweet peas.
  9. Cook for about 5 minutes longer.
  10. Turn of heat, add miso, shoyu or tamari sauce, parsley, black pepper & some Herbamare if needed.
  11. Use an immersion blender & mix the soup until it’s nicely creamy.
  12. Heat a small pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil, add the thinly chopped green leek & fry until golden.
  13. Serve the soup in bowls, add the fried green of the leek.

It’s delicious with homemade croutons .

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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31 January 2019 – special morning yoga class at 7AM

Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Brussels

Warrior pose

To end this month in style, I’ll be teaching a 7AM class this Thursday 31 January at your favorite authentic Brussels’ yoga studio: Sampoorna. What a great way to start your Thursday, right? Hope to see you there. You may register online if you like (not obligatory).

 

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Yoga teaching schedule January 2019

_MG_2151The year has JUST begun, happy 2019 to you and yours, may it bring prosperity, joy & yoga.

Check out my schedule for January 2019:

Hopefully we’ll meet again soon in class(es).

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 for Pranayama, the sun salutations, as well as for some asanas.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Free yoga classes at the Sampoorna Yoga Studio open door day on 13/01/2019

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Come and put your good resolutions to practice, discover the studio, try different types of classes, enjoy healthy snacks and tea, and meet other yogis.
Date: Sunday 13 January 2019.
Place: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Rue du Houblon-Hopstraat 40, 1000 Brussels.
Time: doors open from 10:00 to 18:00.
Free classes:
  • 10:30-11:30 Sampoorna Yoga
  • 12:00-13:00 Sampoorna Yoga
  • 13:30-14:30 Sampoorna Yoga & Vinyasa Flow
  • 15:00-16:00 Sampoorna Yoga & Yin Yoga
  • 16:30-17:45 Sampoorna Yoga with Sound Bath

FREE of charge. No mandatory pre-registration, just come along!

Special offers on yoga passes!
We recommend to take public transport or your bicycle to come to the Open Doors! There is a bicycle parking in front.
Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Yoga teaching schedule December 2018

_MG_2151We’re already almost in 2019 already ! The year has flown!  Check out my schedule for December 2018:

Hopefully we’ll meet in class(es), or otherwise in the new 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 for Pranayama, the sun salutations, as well as for some asanas.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Gift idea for the winter holidays: special discount on Jazz Max slowjuicer

JAZZ MAXAre you looking for a great and useful gift for yourself or your loved ones? Looking to consume more vegetables & fruits in an easier way to stay or become more healthy?

Order the Jazz Max slowjuicer through me before 31/12/2018 and enjoy an exclusive discount of 10%.

There are several models available:

  • Uno: 247,50€ – juicer only
  • JazzMax white: 310,50€ – multi-fonctions
  • JazzMax chrome: 324€ – multi-fonctions

Read more about the wonderful aspects of the slowjuicer in a previous blogpost.

I can organise a group order as well (as from 2 juicers) with a more interesting price.

The juicer comes with a warranty of 3 years.

Order your juicer today or send an inquiry via mail.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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1 November: World Vegan(ism) Day

Happy World Vegan(ism) Day to all 🙂

Wikipedia: “World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by vegans around the world every 1 November. The benefits of veganism for humans, non-human animals, and the natural environment are celebrated through activities such as setting up stalls, hosting potlucks, and planting memorial trees. The event was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then Chair of The Vegan Society in the United Kingdom, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the organisation and the coining of the terms “vegan” and “veganism”

If you are looking for inspiration, feel free to take a look at some of my vegan recipes, my journey to becoming vegan or some vegan resources.

Tonight is a perfect, because rainy evening for a veganized version of tartiflette, enjoy it !

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Yoga teaching schedule as from September 2018

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 are a few changes to my public classes:

Wednesday (NEW)
6-7:30PM: all level hatha yoga class, Sivananda tradition, at Sampoorna Yoga studio, from 5 September.

Thursday
6:30-8PM: all level hatha yoga class, Sivananda tradition, at EU Council sport center (staff only), from 6 September.

I’m available for corporate yoga classes during lunch time, feel free to contact me if you have any inquiries.

Looking forward to guiding you on your yoga journey.

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

 


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Free yoga classes at the Sampoorna Yoga Studio open door day on 9/09/2018

_MG_2010Start the season in good health – discover the yoga studio, try different types of classes, enjoy healthy snacks and tea, and meet other yogis and the yoga teacher team.
Date: Sunday 9 September 2018.
Place: Sampoorna Yoga Studio, Rue du Houblon-Hopstraat 40, 1000 Brussels.
Doors open from 10:30 to 18:00.
PROGRAM
Free classes:
11:00-12:00 Yin Yoga & Sampoorna Yoga
13:00-14:00 Sampoorna Yoga
14:30-15:30 Restorative Yoga & Sampoorna Yoga
16:00-17:00 Sampoorna Yoga
Free kids yoga:
13:00-14:00 BY RESERVATION ONLY
Satsang:
18:00-20:00 with meditation, chanting & spiritual lecture.
Special offers on yoga passes!
The entire day is FREE of charge. No mandatory pre-registration (except for Kids Yoga), just come along!
We recommend to take public transport or your bicycle to come to the Open Doors! There is a bicycle parking in front.
Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति