Hello! It’s that time again….welcome to our June edition of our monthly newsletter.
Our general yoga classes have returned to Paddington, have you been back yet?! What a perfect way to wind down after work as the weather cools and the sky darkens earlier. Every Tuesday night at 6:15pm you’ll find Meg guiding you through a magical flow!
Mums & Bubs class is now on twice a week! Every Wednesday and Friday at 9:30am outside the Grange Library you can bring your little yogi and enjoy a flow in the sunshine. We always stay for coffee and chats afterwards. And remember….no matter what the weather is doing, we will always be there. So if it’s super wet, we still meet for coffee to get our monkeys out of the house and bring about some sanity to the day! A little note- we practice in the sunshine, so it’s not too chilly! If you do feel the cold bring socks and warm jumpers for before and after….although you’ll warm up with some yoga flows in no time!
We can’t wait to see more of your beautiful smiling faces in our classes soon.
✽ General Yoga at the Paddington Annexe, Paddington: Our classic Yamala Yoga style class with plenty of flows, deep stretches and meditation suitable for everyone! Casual Classes are $15 or $100 for a 10 Class Pass. These classes run in conjunction with the QLD school term. Term 2 dates are from Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 28th June.
- Tuesday @ 6:15pm – 7:00pm
✽ Outdoor Mums & Bubs Yoga at the Grange Library: Our favourite time of the week, yoga with beautiful mums and their gorgeous bubs. Suitable for all mums (or dad’s, grandparents, pregnant women, aunties, etc.!!) and children aged 0-5. The class is only $5 and we even have an onsite babysitter (Meg on Wednesday & Hil on Friday) to watch your kiddies, or they can get involved in the stretches too! Followed by coffee and chats at the cafe next to the library. Bliss!
- Wednesday @ 9:30am – 10:15am
- Friday @ 9:30am – 10:15am
Just a reminder that unfortunately we don’t have eftpos facilities available at this time. So please remember to bring cash or do a bank transfer for your passes. Just ask us for bank details if you don’t have them already.
THIS MONTH’S TOP STORIES
Our top tips to staying healthy during winter.
As the days get shorter and the thermometer drops, it can feel like everyone around you is taking days off work or sneezing there way to the lunch room! But it doesn’t have to be! Here are our top tips to staying healthy during winter, and keep feeling great all year round.
– Keep a healthy diet (think 5 serves of veggies and 2 fruits each day!). It can seem like a whole lot, but chowing down on plenty of the good stuff does wonders for your body (throughout the whole year!)
– Get out into the sunshine during the day (go for a midday walk before lunch, or walk to/from work to enjoy a little extra of the sun’s rays during these shorter days). – Ensure you’re getting enough sleep each night. Research suggests we aim for 7-8 hours each night to help the body rest, repair and ward off illness.
– Drink plenty of water!
– Get moving!!! Walking, yoga, running….whatever you fancy. Rug up and enjoy it! All you need is 20 minutes of movement, 5 days a week to reap the benefits.
– Include plenty of foods high in vitamin C (lemons, kiwi fruit, capsicum and broccoli). Try a nutrient dense juice if you’re struggling.
– Keep those hands clean. Hygiene is a MUST at this time of year. Wash those hands regularly, especially after you blow your nose or sneeze.
– Stay connected with friends. Now is not the time to hibernate. Invite some mates over for dinner or a movie night on the couch.
If you do happen to come down with the sniffles, remember to take it easy. Listen to your body and REST. Drink plenty of fluids and keep up your healthy diet.
You’ll be back on your feet in no time.
Something a little extra….
Slow Cooker Porridge
Are you struggling to find time in the mornings?? Want to walk the dog, meditate, do some yoga or spend time looking fancy before heading out the door- but then struggle to fit in the time for a nourishing breakfast?! Well this is for you.
Pop the oats on before you go to bed, and when you wake up- you’ve got a nourishing, healthy breakfast ready to go! It couldn’t be easier OR more perfect for these chilly winter mornings. Give it a go today and let us know what you think….we LOVE porridge, and really- any excuse to make life simpler in the mornings is good too 🙂
Note: this recipe serves 4, you can always double the recipe and keep the rest portioned up in the fridge ready to zap to life in the following days (it’ll last in an airtight container for 5 days, no worries!) Yum.
– 3 cups water
– 1 cup rolled oats
– 1⁄4 cup cream or milk of your choice
– Toppings of your choice (think stewed fruit, banana, honey, nuts, peanut butter, cinnamon, maple syrup…the choice is yours and absolutely endless!)
– Combine oats and water in a slow cooker (small works best for this to ensure it doesn’t dry out. If you have a large one, why not double the recipe!?) and stir to combine.
– Pop on the lid and cook on low for 8 hours or overnight.
– Add the milk and anything else you might like at this stage, and set to warm so that it’s no longer cooking. Do this before you make your coffee, get dressed etc….it’ll make your oats so creamy and delicious!
– Serve with your choice of toppings and ENJOY.
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do”- Rumi