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Deconstruct Your Asana | Warrior II

Warrior II | Virabradhrasana II Instruction: Begin by standing in Mountain Pose, toes facing the long edge of your mat. Extend arms out to the side and take a wide legged stance so your ankles are under your wrists. Turn your right foot so your toes are lined up with the top of your mat. Lift your left heel off your mat and turn toward the bottom of your mat to form a 30 degree angle. Move into a lunge with your right leg, stacking the knee over the ankle, the knee will track the middle toes. Lock the leg in place with a strong quad and press strongly into the foot. Pressing strongly into your left foot (both legs are working equally hard here), root down through the feet to rise the torso out of the hip points and turn the belly button towards the left (the right hip is open). Inhale and rise the arms up in line with shoulders, extending actively through the finger tips, while drawing the shoulders away from ears. …

Yoga Immersion | 22 September

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 Third Chakra, Manipura. Our physical practice will focus on core work, creating heat and working through challenging postures with a confident mindset. 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 …

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 …