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Yoga Immersion | 11 August 2018

Join me at the stunning Aislinn Yoga Lodge for a luxurious two and half hours of yoga, meditation and a nutrient dense post yoga smoothie. The theme of this immersion will be based on the Root Chakra, Muladhara. Our physical practice will focus on grounding and building a strong foundation. And we will consider how we can apply what we learn on the mat to our daily lives, in a really fun and relaxed way! We will start at 10am with a brief overview of our theme. Moving into some centering and grounding work to get us into our “yoga zone” followed by an hour and a half physical practice. We will then spend 30 minutes in a gorgeous guided meditation known as Yoga Nidra or “Yogic Sleep”, finishing off with a super refreshing, nutrient dense, homemade post yoga smoothie. As always, all levels of ability are welcome. If you would like to discuss suitability further please contact me. The cost of the immersion is €40. A small deposit will be required to book your …

Kayaking + Yoga Day Trip

Are you looking for something really special to do this summer? I’m teaming up with the amazing crew at Sea Synergy to deliver a Yoga experience that is truly unique. We will be kayaking out to the beautiful, 12th century monastic site of Church Island, located in the middle of Lough Currane, Waterville. Once we land on the island, surrounded by the remains of the old monastery, the expanse of the open water and the majestic mountainous terrain we’ll get set up to have a yoga and meditation session like no other. We will be arranging for a boat to accompany us out to the island transporting our gear and also a healthy, plastic free picnic designed to fuel us for the journey back to mainland in our kayaks. The investment for this awesome day is €80. This includes the rental of all of the water gear and lunch (lunch will be vegetarian). Registration and a small deposit will be required to reserve your space and spaces are limited so we would encourage you to …

Light Bites | Salsa Verde

Summer is here!!! And not just on the calendar, we are having glorious weather in Ireland. It’s so unusual. I am still shocked every morning when I wake up to sunshine and I can take my morning coffee outside!! It’s such a treat. I’ll cry when it goes ;-( But the sunshine definitely poses some problems in the kitchen. For me anyway, I’m not used to cooking for this weather. My small man wouldn’t eat a salad if I bribed him with all the Lego in Legoland and my big man wouldn’t be that keen either… This evening all I wanted was fresh and light, but filling and something the rest of them would actually eat. And most importantly, I didn’t want to have to turn the oven on for very long (#sweating)! I had all of these gorgeous herbs brightening up my kitchen, thriving away in the sunshine and the staple garlic, strong mustard, capers and olive oil so I hatched a plan to make some Salsa Verde. I grilled some free range chicken …

Basic Hummus | 3 Inspired Flavours

I’m a big fan of hummus. It’s versatile, filling, healthy, tasty…what more could you want? Hummus is a particularly good source of nutrition for women as chickpeas are a good source of calcium and magnesium (good for bone health) and vitamin B6 can help support a healthy nervous system, immune system and boost your good mood factor. As well as the chickpeas, tahini, another central ingredient of hummus, is an excellent source healthy fats and amino acids and can help balance hormones. To keep lunch interesting during the week, I like to make a double batch of a plain hummus base, split it into two or three portions and add other ingredients that I have to hand. This helps to up the nutrient quality of the dish and also helps to make things a little more fancy! This week, I had some gorgeous fresh beetroot with my veg box, so I roasted them to make a Hot Pink Hummus, which was amazing. I had a fresh Coriander plant brightening up my kitchen and as Coriander …

Veg Box | Meal Planning

If you’re like me and the contents of your weekly veg box are a surprise, you’ll know you have be super organised to make the most of it. The beauty of subscribing to a veg box scheme is that you know you are getting “picked yesterday” freshness, you’re supporting local growers and you’re eating as the seasons intended. It’s all really good stuff. There is a teeny, tiny challenge though and that’s avoiding food waste. When your box is a surprise, it really is up to you to get as organised as you are creative. Wednesday’s are veg box days for me, so I do all of my meal planning on this day. I feel I’ve turned meal planning into a bit of an art so let me share my method with you! I assess the contents of my box and let all the gorgeous fresh ingredients inspire me. I look at my families schedule for the week and let that bring me back down to earth 😉 I do a quick scan of the …

Yoga Immersion | March

What better way to get ready for that glorious break at Easter than kick starting the holiday with a gorgeously extended Yoga session!   Join me at Aislinn Yoga Lodge in Waterville for 2.5 hours of Yoga, Relaxation, Healthy Nibbles, Tea + Chats on Saturday, 24 March at 10am.   This immersion class is suitable for all levels of ability. What makes this class different from a normal class is the beautiful addition of time. We get to spend a little bit longer in each element of our practice which increases the benefits all around. More time to connect allows your mind, body and spirit to go deeper into your practice, and if this sounds cliché, join me and you’ll see…I promise 😉   The cost is €40. To book your mat or to get some more info you can contact me here , by phone 0876861844 or by email careyyogaandnutrition@gmail.com.   Spaces are limited, so be sure to book early.   Namasté, Alex xxx

Juice Box |Vit Hit C

I have a bit of a love/dislike (hate is too strong!) relationship with juicing. I absolutely love how it makes me feel, but I really dislike all the prep and washing the juicer! So I tend to go through phases. Right now I’m into juicing in a big way. I’ve started getting a Juicing Box delivered with my weekly Veg box from Rocket Deliveries and I can’t help but be super inspired seeing this rainbow coming through my door every week. Keeping my immune system supported is my number one priority right now as there are so many colds and flus doing the rounds I’m in need of some serious nutritional support. Juicing is amazing for boosting your daily intake of nutrients as the body metabolises it much quicker without the fiber. Helpful as well if you are sick with a diminished appetite! This week I had all of the right ingredients to make a juice really high in vitamin C. Heavy on citrus fruits, this juice is super tangy to taste with the added bonus …

The “Anything” Scramble | Thai Style

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 …