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26 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 …

subji

Mangiamo! Let’s eat! Eating together round the big table is at the heart of the retreat community here at Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm. Dhal, rice and subji – and maybe chapatti, but that’s another story – is a meal that will extend to feed all. You don’t want to miss out on chutney with tamarind, …

hungry gap soup

Though April and early May can feel like full spring there’s not much harvest yet. Carrots and certain over-wintered brassicas like kale, or spring greens may be coming on. Roots like swede and celeriac, which love a Devon soil, have been in harvest. This year there has been an early glut of carrots. Celery may …

passion cake

Sometimes it’s nice to do a bit of old fashioned baking. The sweet, warm aromas, the cutting of the cake around a table with friends: it’s full of heart. The purist vegan in me is a little offended by analogues – here soya flour providing the binding agent lecithin that you would get from albumin …

June 21 – 23 Summer Solstice Retreat

Please continue reading retreat information, rules and Ts & Cs The purpose of a retreat is to leave behind mundane matters to go within and find inspiration. At Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm we facilitate a space for this. Please continue reading retreat information, rules and Ts & Cs

Information for Karma Yogis & Wwoofers

Remaining dates for 2019:  30 july – 9 August, (poss September), 7 – 16 October, 5 – 15 November Information for karma yogis/wwoofers Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm. The purposes of a retreat place are to leave behind mundane matters, go within and find inspiration. You can contribute …

listen

After a practice in an Active Listening session one woman had tears in her eyes, ‘I realise I’ve never really been listened to.’ To be really heard is a precious thing. To really listen – without thinking about what you want to say, interrupting or giving advice, but noticing what is not said and feelings …

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