Yoga through March

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Namaste

The year is moving forward and it’s great to see you all in class 🙂 smiling, moving, breathing and some even flying!  We have moved the start date for the Wednesday 6 week Beginners Yoga Course to Wednesday 15 March.

Join Sarah Dunning from 6.00 – 7.00pm for

Yoga

“Start where you are”

The perfect class to discover Yoga for you – bendy or not!

6 week course is $120.00.

Starts Wednesday 15 March 6.00 – 7.00pm

Please book your space: happydunning@gmail.com

Shakti Mat Restorative Class

Saturday 4 March

4.00 – 5.00pm

The ultimate Shakti mat experience is here. Join Annie and delight in those wonderful little acupressure discs – a class for undoing.

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Release tension from tight muscles

Improve circulation

De-stress

Stimulate endorphins

Enjoy the benefits of Essential Oils

Relax and Unwind

This is a one-off session and you can use your concession cards. You will need to have your own Shakti mat which we have in stock @ $69 each.

Please book your space.

Plant Medicine

Essential Oil Therapy

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Essential Oils are definitely trending at the moment.  Think Plant Medicine – herbs and plants have been used for thousands of years for their medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, antioxidant, pain relief and much more.  So simple and so effective yet they have been pushed aside in preference for synthetic drugs despite the negative side effects of pharmaceuticals.

This move back to ancient wisdom provides us with a way to work along side modern day medicine in a natural and holistic way.  However, it is important to know that to use essential oils as a path to wellness that they must be pure, unadulterated and Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils ensures that the oils are SAFE, POTENT, PURE with no added chemicals or synthetics and are produced through proper extraction and distillation of plants grown and harvested in the optimal native environment.

For these reasons I choose to work with the DoTerra range of essential oils. DoTerra essential oils undergo third party testing to ensure each oil has the correct constituents for its’ expected medicinal properties.   Not all essential oils are equal and even ones labeled pure may have been overly processed and therefore lose their beneficial properties.  Having worked with essential oils for years the difference with DoTerra oils is amazing – they smell divine, are light, pure and quickly absorbed. The oils can be used topically, aromatically and some even internally.

There are so many oils and so many ways we can use them that it can be quite overwhelming to begin with.  Start simply and get familiar with the ones you are drawn to.  The following four essential oils make up a great First Aid Kit. Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint and Tea Tree between them sort out cuts and scrapes, burns, insomnia, muscle aches and pains, sore joints, stress, cleanse the air, cleanse the body, lift the mood, relieve headaches, clear the airways, create an uplifting atmosphere and provide solutions at your fingertips for many common ailments.  You can even add a drop of Lemon essential oil to a glass of water and drink for healthy liver and kidney function. Or try a drop Peppermint for a pick-me up and to help with digestion and sinus conditions.

Essential Oils are extremely concentrated and potent – a little goes a long way. Diluting them in a carrier oil such as almond or coconut oil helps the body to absorb them.

I will be putting together some interactive, hands on Essential Oil workshops to help you understand how you can incorporate Essential Oils into your daily life, enhance your health,  create natural remedies:- ointments, creams, diffuser blends and chemical free cleaning products. You can also book One on One Consultations.

I place a monthly order so if there are any oils you would like – let me know and I can add them to my order.  You can also go to my DoTerra page:

http://mydoterra.com/annievandenbergh

Follow the instructions and it will link you straight to the DoTerra site where you can check out the oils, recipes and articles, shop and place your own order if you wish.

For now here is a DoTerra recipe for Bliss Balls –  nice and easy to make.  I substitute the Wild Orange Essential Oil with Lemon E.O. – equally delicious and as I didn’t have cranberries the first time I made them I used sliced almonds which makes them crunchy which I like – so cranberries still haven’t made it into the recipe!  I keep my bliss balls in the freezer – yummmmm.

Wild Orange Bliss Balls

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1 cup finely shredded coconut

1 cup of almond butter

1 cup of dried cranberries (I use sliced almonds)

2 tbspoons chia seeds

1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt

1/2 cup raw honey (I use coconut nectar or rice malt syrup)

3 drops Wild Orange essential oil

Keep aside 1/2 of the coconut.  Place all the other ingredients in a bowl and mix together.  Roll into balls and then roll into the leftover coconut.  Cool in the fridge or freezer and ENJOY !

Oms n Light

Annie

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