Mother Nature… the best way to begin your day…

Whether you live in a city that feels often choked full of smoke, or in the blissful surrounds of the English, German or Ibizan countryside, just for this week ahead, begin your day by spending a few moments with mother nature.

Being in nature is scientifically proven to reduce stress and promote thoughts and feelings of peace and calm. The sounds, the smells, the expanded views, the depth of colour and the different green hues all nurtures our spirit, soothes our soul and… reminds us, at an essential level, a bit more about what life is really about.

Even if you are in a city – make a point of having some herbs that you grow yourself, near to you in the kitchen. Schedule a walk in the park or even a 15 minute coffee or tea run that gets you outside and close to trees.  Notice how this help you also to hopefully remember to BREATHE.  Desk breaks are vital for reducing stress and helping to expand our vision and open our minds.  This is essential for our work effectiveness and life happiness, it helps keep things in perspective and how better to break the computer / boardroom / phone / electronic buzz / interactive stimulation than by choosing, just for this week, to take a quick 15 or 20 in your closest park.    Can’t get to a park too easily? Change your screen saver! Put beautiful scenery into your immediate environment.  Purchase a plant that helps clean the air that you LOVE to look at.  A little bit of fresh mint and that you can even put in your mouth if you need to and squeeze fresh lemons into your tea for an immediate natural uplift, go on, imagine smelling the scent of a fresh lemon right now.

And if you are already living in a beautiful natural environment, make the most of this.  Walk consciously, rather from A to B.  Notice how children are engaging with the different plants and flowers…. this is meditation in motion, stilling the whirring mind and bringing you and your monkey-like attention into a “present” here and now frame of being.

And enjoy the healing affects of being with mother nature, dare to take your shoes off and feel the earth beneath your feet.  If you really dare…. lie against, sit back against or even hug a tree.  These amazing creations are simply brilliant at helping to release and drain away old unwanted thoughts and negative energies.   Then say thank you – for all that nature gives to us…. unconditionally.  Concreted over time after time, hacked apart to create oil well and mines.  We still receive beautiful flowers and delicious fruits…   shade from trees and honey from bees…   and funnily enough, it is where we, originally come from.

Simply remember, this week, to enjoy…..

Take your time…. the secret to stress-free living…

In a recent article the Dalai Lama spoke about his technique for enjoying a smooth flow in life.

He always gets everywhere early!

Just imagine the bliss of having extra time before each appointment, to breathe and drink a cup of tea or sip some water and reconnect with your centre, to ground your energy.

How lovely would it be to enjoy the driving from A-B so that you can actually listen to beautiful music, a calming meditation, to clear your mind and find your smile before a meeting?

What could the differences in your life be if you never felt you were rushing….. and instead, could stop if you wished to an admire an ancient building, a previously unseen sight, take a brief walk in a beautiful park, soak up some sunshine or choose to let a full tube pass you by and delight in the following empty one?

Just for this week – give yourself an extra fabulous fifteen minutes of time-margin before and after each physical meeting where travelling is involved.   That includes going to and from the office and other points of “work”.

Notice the differences in your breathing, in your body, in your shoulders and in your ways of walking, thinking and talking.

Looking forward to your feedback!
And to hearing about the new feelings of space, time and clarity….. and much more….. that may be found.

Retreat of the week – Teacher Training with Nora Belton

Retreat: 200hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training course

Dates: 1st – end April – 1 month training

About: With an emphasis on safety, we work to develop and refine technique, alignment and professional qualities.  This course offers plenty of personal attention, support and encouragement to build confidence and help each student experience the strength, discernment and joy that come through Yoga.  Move forward with your practice at your own level of proficiency whether you decide to become a teacher or not. Being a Yoga teacher means working creatively together with students to support their evolution at all levels. It can help us to focus our lives with love and compassion.

Cost: €1800 all inclusive of..

●   Two Asana classes per day
●   Daily Chanting and Meditation
●   Delicious Vegetarian Meals
●   Anatomy and Physiology, Teaching Pregnancy and Kid’s Yoga
●   Ample Teaching Practice
●   Introduction to Yoga Philosophy

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Retreat of the Week Just Stop! Yoga Lifestyle Detox with Coaching to Empower your way!

Just Stop! Yoga and Life Coaching Retreats this Spring Time

Just Stop! Yoga & Life Coaching for a wonderful Lifestyle Detox this springtime!

Dates: March 27th – 31st

Join Larah Davis, Rebekah Fensome and the team of world-class teachers & therapists from Ibiza Retreats that make up the Just Stop! team to tailor-make your retreat to bring you life-enhancing benefits for body, soul and mind.  Refuel with plenty of tools & techniques.  Empower your spring into summer-time. Find fresh focus and feel fabulous in body and mind as we support you to reconnect with your life path, your life purpose and plenty of inspiration from beach trips and cliff-top walks on our beautiful white island.

In the heart & soul-warming Can Morrel, with sabina wood beams, beautiful fig trees and hectares of countryside around, just 10 minutes from the turquoise waters of Benirras beach.  Soak up plenty of Ibiza’s magical natural energy!

– A professional and experienced team of teachers & therapists

– Study of yoga to develop your own practice

– Life Coaching & Wellness Coaching to support you with practical strategies to maintain your balance when back in reality

 

Cost from €860 (sharing) including

  • Room and delicious full-board fresh, seasonal organic cuisine
  • 5 yoga sessions (for all levels) with pranayama breathwork and meditation
  • Life Coaching 1:1 session, Wellness & Energy Coaching 1:1 session
  • Full body stress release massage or cranio-sacral therapy
  • Mind Body Spirit Concierge service with Ibiza Retreats

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Retreat of the week – well Yoga Teacher Training actually!

Traditional Sivananda style Teacher Training 

Dates: April 1st – 12th and June 15th – 26th

Join Spirit Body Yoga for an Ashram-style community residential teacher training. This course offers plenty of personal attention, support and encouragement to build confidence and and help each student experience the strength, discernment and joy that comes through yoga.

Move forward your practice at your own level of proficiency, whether you decide to become a teacher or net.

 

– A professional and experienced team of teachers (Nora Belton and Kirana Stover)

– Study of yoga philosophy and values

– The 8 limbs of classical yoga

– Introduction to yoga texts (The Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, Vedas, Bhagavad Ghita)

– Applied anatomy and phsyiology

Cost from €2000 including

  • Room and board
  • All tuition

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