Women’s Health

It’s when we are out of balance that we become ill, anxious or overwhelmed.

Yoga is about being in balance – keeping our mind calm and our hormones working in harmony.

As women, it is important that we maintain equilibrium, which is why yoga practices are such a wonderful addition to our health.

Each major stage of our life – puberty, pregnancy, post-partum, peri-menopause and post menopause – highlights our need for balance. This section will deal specifically on women’s issues and how we can maintain balance – and encourage optimum health and wellbeing.

Gluten free Hummingbird Cake

I just LOVE this recipe given to me by my lovely yoga student, Anita. It’s gluten free (but also diary and nut free). It’s so easy and quick to make and it tastes fabulous. All my kids will eat it (which is a massive bonus) although sometimes I have to hide it from them so… Continue Reading

Why these oils are essential!

Ok – I admit, I’m a convert. I feel as if I found a secret club and then discovered it wasn’t so secret. Hoards of women (I’m sure there are some men, but I am yet to find them) are espousing the virtues of these plant extracts on their blogs, diffusing exotic blends in their… Continue Reading

Essential oils for pregnancy

Spotlight on Wild Orange and Lavender  Essential oils are plant extracts – highly concentrated and a natural alternative to help support your health and wellbeing.  It is always best to use caution and common sense when using oils during pregnancy – make your mantra: less is more!  Don’t ingest the oils and always dilute the… Continue Reading

5 reasons why you should do pregnancy yoga

Actually there are so many more, but here are five pretty good reasons why you should do your body, your mind and your baby a favour and book into a pregnancy yoga class. I’ve been teaching for 16 years and think it is the best way to start your journey into motherhood… enjoy!  1: Connection… Continue Reading

quinoa and fig bliss balls

Ok – so these bliss balls (despite tasting delish) were actually a narrowly averted kitchen DISASTER! I was busy making my lovely friend and fellow Yogi Alexi Pallpratt’s quinoa, fig and chocolate slices for my Mums and Bubs yoga class, when I glanced up at the clock to discover I had just ten minutes to… Continue Reading

Meditation for beginners

Meditation is the ability to focus on one thing only – to allow your inner chatter to fall away, leaving a sense of deep stillness and inner calm. It is also the way to find the path to your inner self.  Some people see it as a “coming home” a way to connect with the… Continue Reading

Katie’s Lemon nut-free bliss balls

These are delicious, easy to make and perfect for kids lunchboxes as they are nut free. They also contain lemon essential oil – an antioxidant which is up-lifting, so great for the winter blues. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of dried apples 1/2 cup of dried apricots 1/4 cup of sultanas 1/2 cup of cranberries or goji… Continue Reading

Peppermint caocao bliss balls

After Monday’s Mums and Bubs class we had Peppermint Cacao mint balls – flavoured by pure essential peppermint Here’s the recipe if you want to make them yourself (they’re the perfect pick-me-up!). Ingredients: 1 cup of cashew nuts 1 cup of dates 2/3 cut of dessicated coconut 2 tbl spoons of raw cacao pinch of… Continue Reading

Beat the winter blues with YOGA

I’m delighted to say that my TUESDAY evening yoga classes are now running all year – not just by the school term. So there’s no excuse to stay under the doona this winter. Still not convinced? then check out our guide to staying active during the cooler months… As the mercury falls so too can… Continue Reading

Caocao mint slice

This is the ultimate sweet treat – and it’s good for you! (Well kind of…). Inspired by Simply Wholefoods, I have my own take on this delicious and nutritious recipe. I’ve made this for my students at yoga, so now you can make it at home. Enjoy 🙂 Ingredients – the base: 2 cups shredded… Continue Reading