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karma yoga retreat July 21- 23

On this reduced price karma yoga retreat we will be making jam and gardening. There’ll be one yoga class each day, group meditation and walks as well as working in the kitchen and on the land, so you’ll get to live in community on the yoga farm. Plus you get to take some jam home […]

chard pesto for buckwheat penne

I wanted to do something simple on the Saturday evening of our first weekend retreat here, as there were more fancy protein-packed meals planned for lunches. For the lovely and gluten-free Savitri buckwheat penne looked good. I was thinking something fresh to complement the umami taste of buckwheat, but also a creamy texture for full […]

sembazuru – one thousand cranes

Om May 27th 2017 Viveka Gardens recieved a generous, auspicious and beautiful gift, full of grace from artist Ikuko Danby, a sculpture called Sembazuru. It is full of symbolism. The installation was quite an event on the most shakti-filled May day: magical. Ikuko writes, SEMBAZURU is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes held […]

Sadhana Intensive Peer Refresher for Sivananda Teachers 13 – 17 August

This five-day retreat is for Sivananda Teachers who have completed the Sadhana Intensive. It is a 5-day self-practice sadhana intensive refresher for a few yogis who have done SI with Swami Kailasananda. It’s a chance to review the practices and our notes together, and do the practices on the land here. It will be very simple, with […]

27 May yoga and food growing workshop

Do you need to ground yourself? Feel the joy of new growth? On this day workshop you can have the benefits yoga sessions, food growing and a super-delicious wholesome vegan lunch. Enjoy ashram-style living for the day at rural retreat place Viveka Gardens. Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm: a retreat place where community and visitors can ground themselves through […]

the unique benefits of yoga exercise

Sophie came to a yoga workshop; she’s a Zumba teacher and I went to one of her classes. She has infectious enthusiasm and it was fun – I loved it! She needs to stretch more, she says, and I need to move more. If only we could swap classes but we both teach at the same […]

cherry chocolate cake

Uh-ho forgot to take a picture of this one before it got eaten – twice that has happened! Totally vegan but still an old-fashioned cake with sugar,wheat and soya, so not for everyone. It is delicious and has a ganache type icing. Nice to serve with soya cream. There are a lot of currant bushes […]

July 8 Yoga Nidra – Full Summer Moon at the Barefoot Barn

This workshop is for new and previous participants in yoga nidra. There will be a focus on finding, honing or developing your sankalpa, which is Sanskrit for intention, life-purpose, heart’s prayer, and can be an affirmation that goes deep into your psyche to support you in your aims. What do you really want?  Yoga nidra […]