What does a healthy gal do when Valentines Day feels so naturally chocolatey? Well, I tried out this amazing dark and sultry raw chocolate recipe. Very low in sugar and nearly as much fun to style the photo as to eat! So satisfying a tiny piece satiated me, so it lasted weeks in the fridge
Back in October I heard a wonderful thing on the radio. The caller told listeners about how the first two letters of November are N and O – as in ‘NO’ – November was the month to say ‘no’ to everything so you don’t end up feeling too overloaded during December. I loved this idea of self-preservation so you maintain an ounce of dignity and elegancy and you don’t fall in an exhausted heap before the natural Christmas pause.
I have thought of that a lot in the past four weeks. And failed miserably Read more to understand how you don’t find balance, you create it, and for a shift in perspective In the flux of Christmas chaos
Blessings to you and yours for the season,
Celebrate the Feminine with us! Bring your mum/surrogate mum, daughter or special aunt to class for FREE Saturday or Sunday next weekend. To book in your special person for their complementary class, just text their name and email address and let us know your desired class to Christina on 0402 970 020 so we can book them in for their yummy weekend experience. We have limited spots available so book now for any of our 8 classes next weekend.
Remember, the woman you want to celebrate with might love our Live Music Chill Out experience this Friday at 6.30pm. Rest and Restore with this gentle practice guaranteed to get you deeply relaxed while Kylie’s angel like voice makes your heart sing!
Pre-kids, I used to go to my favourite meditation sanctuary, a sir lankan buddhist retreat in Leura. Once a month they would hold a whole weekend of silent meditation. We would meditate 8 hours a day, and aside from a single Q&A session there would be no communication at all until we farewelled each other Sunday afternoon.
I remember our facilitator teacher many years ago smilingly telling my meditation group that meditators and their teachers seemed to have a Standard Meditation Time of 20 minutes. I loved this idea, that, just like the rest of the world using Greenwich Meridian Time as their timing launchpad, meditators the world over had this golden number of 20 minutes as being the right time to create a meaningful experience.
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What many of us love about yoga practice is the way it makes our bodies feel supple, strong, long, lithe and luscious. And lots of people know that there is the meditation side to yoga practice too. (my favourite T-Shirt sighting of the week proclaimed ‘Heavily Meditated’! As well, yoga has certain precepts which act like a sort of guide to living. When you are not sure about something, it’s good to revisit these precepts and review how they fit with the situation you are experiencing.
I am inspired to revisit these as our fabulous teacher Jo Hemmingway will use these 10 precepts as her guide to the next term of kids yoga classes. Besides the tween and teens classes, we’re offering a third class, for kids aged 5-7. Parents will like how your kids cleaning their own rooms is part of yoga practice. But I also like Jo’s writing because she’s written it so the kids can relate to it. But, as adults can be just big kids on the inside, it’s a nice read so click here for more.
A new year can seem to herald a lot of new things, and 2017 is no different. My latest book, The Modern Yoga Bible: The Definitive Guide To Yoga Today is being launched! I was asked by my publisher if I wanted to write another yoga book and, as yoga has moved on so much I thought a follow on from my, The Yoga Bible, would be a good idea. So, coming Feb 14 – how special – the publisher’s chose Valentine’s Day! – is the birth of my new book, The Modern Yoga Bible! You’ll be able to buy it online or at the studio.