YUNCH: Yoga and Brunch

Sundays can often be a bit depressing. ‘Sunday blues’ as I often call it. What better way to shake them off than to join a Yunch morning. What is Yunch? It’s simple: Yoga and Brunch. Once again the villa in Figari was the perfect venue. Herbal teas and fresh juices were served before the class got…

Yogapero : Evening Yoga Classes the French Way

Yogapero: the perfect evening combination. A 60min Yoga Vinyasa Flow class followed by delicious, healthy aperitif’s prepared by Lara and of course, a glass or two of wine. The spring evenings in Figari are so charming, the sun doesn’t begin to set until 9pm. Each evening teases you with a totally different light at sunset….

Mornings with Destination Namaste

  Each morning begins with a gentle wake up, herbal teas are served before your morning Vinyasa Flow class starts. Morning Yoga practice is 90min. Class will begin with some basic breathing exercises, a slow warm up building up towards your Vinyasa Flow practice.   What is Vinyasa Flow Yoga ?   Vinyasa Flow Yoga…

Rooibos, la nouvelle boisson santé

Boisson emblématique d’Afrique du Sud d’où il est originaire, le rooibos séduit aussi les occidentaux.Ses nombreux bienfaits en font une boisson santé de plus en plus prisée dans le monde ent… Source: Rooibos, la nouvelle boisson santé

Lara’s take on Food and Cooking

My love for food started with my mother; she could and still can, turn the simplest produce into a feast and passed on the gift of loving each element in its most pure, whole and natural state. Way back when she was under the medical supervision of one of the most renowned naturopathic physicians, which…

An Introduction to Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word which translated means “knowledge of life”. Ayurvedic medicine has been practiced for thousands of years. Much of the knowledge of this ancient system stems from the Vedas.  The aim on Ayurveda is to integrate and balance the body, mind and spirit. Very similar to Traditional Chinese medicine, they believe that…

The Healing powers of Water

Water therapy has been used for 1000’s of years by both traditional Chinese andIndian cultures. It is popular in Japanese and Ayurvedic medicines. Our bodies are made up of approximately 70% water. Drinking water is healthy and vital to our survival. How the water is prepared and consumed, the time of day and the amount…

Roasted Carrot, Chickpea and Harissa Dip

roasted carrot, chickpea + harissa dip recipe serves: makes roughly 1  1/2 cups of dip notes: I used about half a chili with the seeds, but please moderate the level of heat to your liking. Also, I kind of just threw harissa components into the food processor for this, but if you have some prepared…

Differences Between Herbs and Spices

Both spices and herbs are used to add flavor and taste to food. However, next time you are confused by that oriental cookbook you are trying, take a look at the subtle differences between herbs and spices.The most prominent difference between both of them is that herbs are leaves of herbaceous plants. Spices are, more…

A FEW QUICK AND HEALTHY RECIPES FOR THE WORKING WEEK

Sunday Prep if you would like to save some time : I’m all about making my weeknight meals healthy, delicious and quick. While I love a 15 minute meals – some of my favourite vegetables (like winter squash) taste better when you can roast them for a while. A great way to make sure your weeknight…

THE ANTI-ANXIETY NAMASTE BOWL – RECIPE

You’re anxious and worried. Your heart is beating fast and your breath is shallow. Your mind is imagining the worst and you wish you could just relax. Sound familiar? Any anxiety sufferer will know these feeling all too well, but did you know that your anxiety might not be in your mind, rather in your gut?…