Detox Retreat Nov06

Detox Retreat

As the cold sets in, its only natural to want to curl up on the sofa and reach for comfort snacks, unfortunately a lot of these snacks are acidic and many full of toxins which leads us to state of lethargy and in some cases depression and disease. If you want to feel and look different then the first thing to do is change the things you put into your body. Maintaining a proper pH balance in the body is a major key to obtaining optimum wellness, weight management and disease prevention. To allow your body to heal and rebalance into its optimum state, give it a well earned break from the onslaught of toxins we voluntary and involuntary... tinnitus stop

Optimum Living

My very good friend recently introduced me to a website called the Entheos Academy  and in particular an online course called ‘Best life in the arts’. This quote by Brian Johnson from his book on optimum living called ‘A Philosophers notes’ really stood out to me... tinnitus stop

2012 and Worldwide C...

As we approach the end of the Mayan cycle, it is becoming clear  that the worldwide consciousness must change and transform so that we can achieve permanent evolution of the human species. But at the same time we can realize that each of us has the capacity to impact the collective...

Paying homage to the Aloe Vera plant Sep19

Paying homage to the...

Stegg and Tipper have been my families companions for 8 years now, surviving holiday abandonment and a plethora of house moves but they still reside happy and healthy in our kitchen and bathroom, bringing unmatched support and healing into our lives daily.  Stegg and Tipper are our Aloe Vera...

Rooibos Tea Sep19

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea only grows near the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa and has an abundance of  healthful properties: helping with digestion, seasonal allergies, nervousness, poor sleep, headaches, nervous tension, mild depression or hypertension and relieving stomach cramps. This red tea...

The Aeon

Here I sit in the middle of yet another lesson in learning to listen to myself …. at the airport sun rising and I’m on 20 minutes sleep. I booked the afternoon flight, which of course was the sensible and ‘right’ thing for me to do as it was my choice and I knew that is...

Sweet and Healthy Sep14

Sweet and Healthy

Papaya is delicious, sweet, and juicy with a multitude of health benefits. High in fibre and an excellent source of  the minerals potassium and magnesium, also containing antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, the B vitamins, vitamin C and flavonoids, folate and pantothenic acic, this...

Holistic Silk Sep06

Holistic Silk

Last night as I was having a cup of tea with a good friend, she introduced me to ‘Holistic Silk’, a company who specialse in luxury relaxation and specialist travel accessories, including yoga mat bags, velvet lined lavender eye masks, brocade magnet slippers and many more....

Shanti Som

Shanti Som is a new wellbeing retreat in the hills of Southern Spain. Founded by Kezia Jacobsen, who has a wealth of knowledge in the wellness industry, with over 25 years of experience in holistic therapies, beauty and spa treatments. Kezia created Shanti Som after her son was involved in a...

La Reserve Ramatuell...

Omkara Retreats are excited to announce this outstanding hotel-spa / wellness retreat  La Reserve Ramatuelle, located a few minutes from the village of Saint-Tropez, overlooking the Mediterranean. Owner Michel Reybiers vision of luxury and excellence combined with a well-honed sense of...

There is always time

Sometimes it just takes 10 minutes….. whether its a power nap, a yoga session, meditation, music, a run or even a walk. I think I’ll add this to my little bag of miracle cures, I often forget and I’m always amazed at the monumental difference this 10 minutes can make. My yoga...

Time for Tea Aug03

Time for Tea

It’s that time again, you know the one, the time when you need a break to relax and unwind during your busy day, or the time when your friends pop around for a natter, or those moments when you need that comforting warmness within.   Our old trusted friend comes out from the cupboard...

Bhutan

The new resident yoga teacher and COMO Shambhala Manager Kara Fox has arrived at Uma Paro Bhutan. I write this with great excitement as I personally can not wait to get there and experience one of Kara’s retreats, especially in such a magical place as Uma Para wellness retreat in...

Self Healing Jul30

Self Healing

I woke up this morning with an unexpected strong dose of the flu. My first thoughts where negative and pitying myself, mainly due to everything aching and my throat hurting. With a little time and a lot of effort, I realised its a perfect opportunity to cleanse and heal my body. Its very challenging to put on the positive perspective glasses in this state but I know that if I can then I’ll actually shift through the process at twice the speed. I thought its worth giving a go, so I dragged myself out of bed and sat in the garden with the fresh morning air and the sunrise, closed my eyes and let the dawn do its magic. I did a small...

Gaia Retreat and Spa

Gaia wellness retreat & spa is a luxurious sanctuary,  set on 25 acres & majestically poised in the lush subtropical valleys of Byron Bay. Discovered by Olivia Newton-John and close friend Gregg Cave, this health retreat has excellent therapists offering a choice of holistic therapies...

Mudras Jul24

Mudras

A Mudra is a symbolic gesture, usually of the hands although some involve the entire body. Mudras guide energy flow and reflexes to the brain and have a direct curative effect both, on mind as well as body. By working on the electro magnetic fields within the body, the life-force within you is...

We’ar It Yoga Clothing Jul23

We’ar It Yoga ...

After many years of wearing various different brands and styles of yoga clothing I recently came across a new line from New Zealand – ‘We’ar it’ Yoga Clothing. The quality, style and comfort is beyond 5 star luxury … The style is unique & ubur cool with...

Forest Sectrets Jul21

Forest Sectrets

Finding ways to nurture myself into a state of inner peace is essential for manifesting the realities that I dream of. I oscillate between extreme faith in all things possible and the deep horror of ‘but how’ … with the constant expense of living interrupting my urge to create...

Sonic Frequencies

Music has a very powerful effect on our emotions, instantly transforming the way we feel and the way we think by effecting the energy frequencies of our bodies. For thousands of years sound has been used as a healing, calming and shamanic tool, as the energy frequencies in your body can be re-tuned by using Sonic frequencies. Tibetan singing bowls have been used for centuries in the east and today they are also used in the west during mediation, chakra therapy, relaxation and general wellbeing. Music has been the main thread in my life for many years, with a passion for a vast mix of  genres including tech house, electro, punk rock, world...

The Khyentse Lineage

From the time of the historical Buddha to the present day, an unbroken succession of great beings have achieved enlightenment and have dedicated themselves to teaching others the path that leads to awakening. Buddhism was brought from India to Tibet over several generations, starting with King...