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Summing It All Up – When your Life Becomes One Giant To Do List.

Last night at dinner we were talking with the kids about the importance of getting enough vegetables. I’d heard the magic number is five a day. Plus nutritionist Nikki Wood had mentioned to me 5 cups a day is the goal. So while we ate, we counted our daily intake and luckily, we hadn’t done too badly that day.

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Roast Turmeric Veggies.

Autumn is the time to switch from light salads to root veggies. Next time you roast some veg for dinner try this turmeric recipe. Not only does the turmeric help with inflammation in the body, it caramelises the veg to perfection!

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Thanks for your soulfulness!

Thanks to everyone who came along to our very first Urban Retreat last week. We had a full house and enjoyed a day of food for the body (yoga, nourishing restorative aerial & healthy lunch) Mind (learning about yoga philosophy) soul (deep relaxations and breathwork).

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Your Time to Shine

So, our January holidays are sadly at an end and for many it’s that feeling of head down as we move into the rather serious feeling ‘get things done’ part of the year. If you have been able to keep up your fitness and life balance over the holidays, then give yourself an extra little smile of appreciation.

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The Easiest Healthiest Chocolate Mousse Ever!

I have been promising this recipe to many of you so here it is! This is a fantastic dairy free and (almost) sugar free dessert that is so rich and filling it is totally fulfilling! But what I love about it the most is that it freezes beautifully so I make up batches and freeze.

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Why Aerial is like Sex

We all know exercise is good for us. It has long been understood to boost low mood and calm anxiety. But do you want to know five reasons why aerial yoga and pilates are like sex?

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New Beginnings

Is it the fresh way of doing strength work? Is it the way the support of the hammock allows my back to find a new flexibility I haven’t felt since I was 20?  it the way every class ends in a cocoon of love relaxation that cleverly seduces me into the ultimate bliss out zone. (Aerial classes release the body’s so-called “happy” chemicals: dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins.)  I can’t wait to share this with you and promise you will be able to do exercises you never thought you could do!  It covers all the bases. So whether you come to Transform for stretch, for strength or for soulfulness, Aerial Yoga and Pilates will have you smiling with satisfaction. We are still a few weeks away from being ready to greet you in the air, but stay tuned for our members invite only preview classes and if you can’t wait, book for our school holiday workshop!

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Ma – A Useful Japanese Concept for Winter

The Winter hibernation encourages us to slow down, go more internal and just live a little quieter. And here I love the Japanese concept of Ma. Ma refers to the interval or gap between structural parts.
Ma is about space. It’s the part where there is nothing. It’s about pausing and taking breaks which so important for all of us.

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Cake to Keep the Cold Out!

Thank you to wonderful frequent visitor to the studio Megan for this fantastic cake recipe, created to celebrate the birthday of one of our dear friends to the studios. Maybe I was just tasting the love in it on the night, but this is simply the most wonderful chocolate cake I have ever had. And because the cook kept telling me how simple this one-pan cake recipe is, I just had ask for a copy to share with you!

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