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YOGA IMMERSION @ AISLINN YOGA LODGE

Saturday, 11 November 10am – 12.30pm Take your practice to the next level with 2.5 hours of Yoga bliss. This immersion will allow you the space and time to revel in each aspect of your practice. Gathering in Aislinn Yoga Lodge, an intimate setting with stunning views, I will lead us into a deep pranayama (breath work) + asana (poses) practice with a luxurious Yoga Nidra (“yogic sleep”) relaxation at the end, followed by healthy snacks + teas and opportunity to chat to fellow yogis or ask me questions. There is no better way to start a weekend!! Spaces are very limited so advance booking is highly encouraged. ***Special Early Bird Offer*** €35 if booked and paid for by the 27 October 2017. €40 if booked after the 27 October 2017. Looking forward to seeing you on the mat! xx Namasté, Alex Call 0876861844 or email careyyogaandnutrition@gmail.com to book your space.

Life Tools | Gratitude

“Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing“. Dr Seuss We are all a little guilty of getting caught up in negativity. I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten annoyed with someone cutting me off in traffic, my husband not listening, someone saying they would do something and not doing it…the list is endless. Fine, we get annoyed, frustrated, s*** happens, but have you ever found yourself spending an inordinate amount of time allowing these negative thoughts to high-jack your mind? Particularly in times of stress, the busy kind or the serious kind. I bet if you took note of what you were actually thinking on a daily basis you would find that a lot of it wasn’t good. It is very easy to spend 10 minutes having a “pretend” argument in your mind with the person who p***** you off! We all do it, but what purpose does it serve only to prolong the bad experience. And if we allow our mind to continually go to this …

Life Tools | New Series

“Life Tools”? What does that even mean? In part, these are the most important skills that we did not learn in school. These are the skills that you summon when life throws “bad” people and situations your way. As humans, we filter our experiences through our own perception and how it makes us feel – it’s all very personal, and it is very rare when we are in the middle of a stressful situation that we are able to think rationally for the good of our health! From my own personal experience of being a woman, wife, mother, yoga teacher and recently finding myself in the middle of “bad” situations, which were extremely stressful and unexpected, it made me realise how wholly unequipped I was to handle “serious” stress. I say serious because obviously there are different degrees of stress that we have to manage in our lives, ranging from office politics to grief. However, when you have the right life tools in your arsenal of coping methods, you will be more aware of how to …

Tomato + Avocado Salsa

Tomato + Avocado Salsa Is there anything more divine than a fresh off the vine tomato? Paired with garlic and avocado you’re onto a winner. If you’re local to the South West Kerry region be sure to make out Kim and her market stall Rocket Deliveries at the Caherciveen Farmer’s Market on Friday and the market at Ballinskelligs on Sundays! Enjoy!! xx Alex

Simple Courgette Salad

  Ingredients 1 Courgette 2-3 Tblsp Pumpkin Seeds Drizzle Good Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil Drizzle Good Quality Balsamic Vinegar Sea Salt + Black Pepper Method Toast your pumpkin seeds in a non-stick pan on a medium heat. You will know they are done when they start popping. Meanwhile, wash and dry your courgette and grate on the course side of the cheese grater. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl with your olive oil and vinegar to your taste (about 1 tablespoon of both is perfect) and serve immediately. Great on its own for lunch or as a side for dinner. Health Info Courgettes are a good source of potassium and vitamin C. The skins are a great source of fibre and eating raw courgette is very alkalising. The water content combined with the fibre make this a great low cal, filling option if your looking for something light. Pumpkin Seeds are little powerhouses. They contain magnesium and manganese, copper, protein and zinc and can also have an alkalising effect on the body. …