Healthy Joints

I'm writing to you from beautiful Byron Bay where we're moving into our Spring and Summer Radiance Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreats at Gaia Retreat and the lovely Sangsurya Retreat. The photo below was taken on last years Byron Bay NYE Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat. We'd just arrived at the Byron lighthouse to see the sunrise on new years day. We then did yoga on the beach and had a swim before a delicious breakfast prepared by our wonderful vegan chef Caspar. A glorious start to the new year...

Byron Bay NYE Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat


Upcoming Byron Bay, Spain & France Retreats...

Our Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreats offer a time to completly relax and develop one's yoga practice with dedicated twice daily yoga. We give our bodies a gentle cleanse with organic juices and gourmet vegetarian meals, enjoy lovely beach and nature walks, massage pampering, meditation and a range of other healing art classes cultivating good physical and mental health and a deeper sense of peace within.

Our 4 night / 5 day November Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat staying at Gaia Retreat & Spa is Fri 12th - Tue 16th followed by our NYE Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat Dec 28th - Jan 3rd and our Summer Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat Jan 6th - 12th 2011. I hope you can join us on one of these rejuvenating retreats...

I've just returned from our France Yoga & Pyrenees Hiking Retreat where we hiked the amazing Atlantique Pyrenees. This photo shows a plateau we reached on our way up to Lac D'Ayous. The air is incredible, the land so sacred...


France Yoga & Pyrenees Hiking Retreat

Our 2011 France Yoga & Pyrenees Hiking Retreat is Sat 24th September - Sat 1st October 2011 staying at the beautiful 18th century Chateau Robert. This retreat offers a soulful blend of yoga, hiking, scenic day trips, food and wine tastings and much more...

Before I arrived in France I explored the breathtaking Quiros Valley, in the Asturias region of Northern Spain where the valleys are so green and lush. Here I discovered a hotel with glorious valley views and a purpose built yoga studio and so next year am running a series of 7 night / 8 day Spanish Yoga & Walking Retreats there. The 2011 dates are 4th - 11th June, 18th - 25th June, 3rd -10th September and 8th - 15th October. The walks are amazing. The Spanish people, countryside and air inspirational. Take a look at the website for more details and let me know any questions you have. I hope to see you there...


Cultivating Core Strength...
Yoga for Core Strength

During retreats I incorporate core strength exercises to tone with weak abdominal and lower back muscles. As we use our core muscles to sit down and stand up easily keeping these muscles strong is very important. Simply incorporating 10 minutes of core exercises every few days gives strength, stability and ease of movement. It's wonderful to feel the transformation after just a 30 min core strength class. I teach the postures to suit all levels of strength and importantly we learn to move with awareness from within...

My Radiance Yoga Strength & Balance DVD has a main focus on cultivating inner strength, balance and core toning. There are 10 min targeted core toning sequences as well as 15 and 30 min classes. Click here to view more in the Radiance Online Shop.


Radiance Yoga Wear..

The wonderfully comfortable long wide leg Shanti Pants are finally back in stock as are the ¾ Bootleg Pants. Available in black and ONE SIZE only that fits many bodies due to the the stretchy micro touch fabric. Great for travel and handles many years of wearing and washing. Click here to see more in the Radiance Online Shop.


2011 Bali Yoga Spa Wellness Retreats...

Last June we held another wonderful Radiance Yoga Spa Wellness Retreat at the lovely Honeymoon Guesthouse in Ubud. Apart from the dedicated twice daily yoga, meditation and core strength classes, our Bali Retreats are all about spa pampering. It's hard to describe in words what is experienced during these spa treatments but they're transformational! Guests are often speechless afterwards - which says it all really...

Bali Retreat Pool

Our 2011 Radiance Bali Yoga Spa Wellness Retreat dates are:
30th April - 6th May and 14th - 20th May.

Kids & Partners: Over the past years we've had some people with children attend these retreats, which works well as there are really lovely in-house babysitters at the Honeymoon. Non yoga practicing partners can also come along and enjoy some solo time whilst still joining you for some meals and exploration on the retreat. Let us know any questions you have. Bali is such a magical place and we'd love to share this with you...


Lora's Middle Eastern Tomato Salad...

This simple salad is a twist on a classic Fattoush Salad. I eliminate the toasted pita wedges but if you would like to add them, make sure they are very crisp. You can also add toasted Ezikiel wraps or crispy Corn tortillas for a gluten free option.

Ingredients:
3 - 4 firm Tomatoes cut into wedges.
2 red Onions, sliced thin
1/4 bunch fresh Coriander, ch opped
1/4 bunch fresh Mint, chopped
1/4 bunch fresh Parsley, chopped
2 T Lemon juice
3 cloves Garlic, crushed
1/2 C Olive Oil
Salt and freshly ground Pepper

Putting it all together:
Toss the Tomatoes, Onions, and fresh herbs with the Olive Oil and Lemon juice and Garlic. Add the Salt and Pepper to taste.

A Tomato Facial & more...
"The health benefits of the tomato are vast and interesting. Once believed a deadly nightshade, this unassuming little fruit-in-vegetable-clothes is packed with an anti-oxidant called lycopine which is highly beneficial in warding off many forms of cancer. It is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants we have, putting Green Tea & Beta Carotene to shame. Tomatoes are also filled with vitamin C, A, K and Iron. Having heard how great tomatoes are for the skin, I did an experiment of mashing up several tomatoes and making a mask out of them. I left it sitting on my face for about 10 minutes and then washed with cool water. My skin was brighter, firmer and had a nice glow. I did have a bit of a red stain for a while, but that soon disappeared". Lora says.

Get more recipes & tips from Lora's website


I'm going to Broome soon for our Eco Beach Yoga Wilderness Retreat 11th - 16th October. There's still space available. We stay 5 nights in luxury eco tents overlooking a pristine beach for a real yoga getaway experience...

With inspiration & happy yoga-ing...

Jessie..


 

"Radiance comes from within, manifesting as shining skin, hair and eyes.
Radiance Retreats are a complete renewal"

 

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