I frequently find myself scrambling (excuse the terrible pun!) to make myself something to eat. My family schedule is erratic at best, but generally it is completely chaotic. No matter how are hard I try and get organised, I regularly find myself an hour away from a yoga class without having eaten. Everyone else manages to get fed…except for me 😦 So to say I rely on eggs a lot would be a vast understatement. Quick, full of protein, tasty…perfect. But the handy boiled egg and toast scenario can get old pretty fast so I do love spicing things up with whatever eclectic fayre I have in the fridge. Thursdays are always a good day to make my eggs a little more interesting. I have a lot of classes on a Thursday and as it’s nearing the end of the week the energy levels are pretty low, but it’s also Veg Box day (yay!). So this week I had an eclectic mix of shiitake mushrooms (which I was anticipating making a nice soup, see recipe …
I absolutely love mushrooms. They are quick, satisfying, meaty in a non-meaty way and taste delicious. They’re super healthy too, which is always a bonus! Not many people know that mushrooms are one of the very few non-animal sources of Vitamin D. Amazing if, like me, you live in a country which has very little sunshine (thank you Ireland, love you ;-0). If you want to really up the anti in terms of medicinal qualities, shiitake mushrooms are where it’s at. Shiitake “contain lentinan, which has anti – cancer, antiviral, and antibacterial properties” (Healing Foods, Neal’s Yard, pg.91) which provide massive support for your immune system. All very good and very necessary! So whatever way you want to take your mushrooms is good, but eating them in a soup is probably the best. Especially if your going to include shiitake as they normally come dried and a soup is a great way to soften them and get all the good stuff from the water they were soaked in. Below is my take on the humble …
Join me at the beautiful Aislinn Yoga Lodge for a luxuriously long yoga immersion class. Yoga for pure enjoyment will be our theme as we treat ourselves to an extended asana practice, deep relaxation through yoga nidra and healthy nibbles specifically designed to make you feel great! This immersion is suitable for all levels of ability. Practicing in a relaxed an open way, you can ask questions, receive hands on adjustments or just settle into a quiet reflective practice, anything goes! Spaces are limited and tend to book up quickly so booking your mat early is advised. The cost is €40**. Call, text or FB for more info or to book your mat. 0876861844 Namasté Alex xx **Full payment together with completed registration form will be required by the 14 February to confirm booking.
I am already planning for 2018 because I know the more organised I am now…the more I can relax over the Christmas holidays… I’m sure I’m not the only one who likes to get organised for the NY **to ensure the best possible start!**so I am delighted to be able to share my Yoga Class Timetable, Ideal Weight + Vibrant Health Course and Yoga Immersion all coming up at the start of 2018! I am taking bookings and offering Gift Vouchers now for all 2018 classes, courses + workshops. I will also be in Kerry Acupuncture Clinics on Friday 8 December, where I will be giving 10% off ALL bookings and vouchers so pop into to see me there and get your yoga organised for a great start to 2018! ***There will be a teeny tiny change to my weekly classes for the NY, this is to ensure I can offer you the best possible practice, on a consistent basis and you can relax even more in the knowledge that your mat is secured! Classes will run …
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space.
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