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Chunky Choc Chip/Carob Cookies

1 cup each of plain flour, desiccated coconut, rolled oats

1/4 cup raw sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp golden syrup
1/4-1/2 cup each of choc chips, currants/saltans & nuts (optional)
125 grams of melted butter or Nuttalex if you are a vegan

Add wet ingredients together then combine when cooled to dry, mix well, roll into golf size balls and squash down a little when placing on baking paper.

Cook for 18 mins on a 160 fan forced

Chocolate nut tahini bliss balls – (Raw, Vegan & GF)

3/4 cups mixed nuts of choice 1/2 cup tahini 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup cacao powder (or carob powder) 3/4 desiccated coconut or sesame seeds for rolling Drop vanilla essence Blitz nuts in food processor, not too chunky but avoid making them them into a powder, you want a good texture through your ball. Combine nuts with other ingredients in large bowl and mix well; add more or less coconut depending on how oily tahini is. Mixture should be firm yet

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Tahini Coconut Bliss Balls (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Don’t we love our bliss balls. So simple,easy and quick to make. You can make them healthy or not so healthy whichever mood you’re in and they taste fantastic. Whenever we serve bliss balls at the centre, we always get so many positive comments and feedback. Chantelle made these a few weeks back and so many people have been asking for the recipe that we decided to add it to our blog. 1/2 cup tahini 1/4 cup maple syrup Around 1 cup of desiccated coconut 1

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How To Give Her What She Really Wants

5 Ways to Show Mum You Love Her This Mothers Day! Being a mother myself, I like to think that I have some pretty good insights in to what mums really love. You don’t need to go spending lots of money to make her happy (although shoes and bags will never disappoint!). What all mothers crave is downtime. Time where MUM gets cared for, and has a break from doing the caring. A little bit goes a long way for a woman – just one day of spoiling mum can keep her going all year long! Try

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Winter Deep Peace Retreat

Cosy up around the fire, relax and savour the tranquility at the July Deep Peace Retreat.  On this one day retreat  you can experience a deep rejuvenation as you release layers and layers of  tension. Out in the  rolling hills of the Bilambil country side, just 15 minutes from Coolangatta airport our hosts Maladhar dasi and Saratbihari das have artistically woven a beautiful retreat centre that equals anything you’d

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CHIEF SEATTLE’S LETTER

According to the ancient yogic texts the earth is our mother. From the material elements our body is made and these material elements are provided by mother earth. At this time of the year when we honour our mothers lets also spare a thought of appreciation for our mother the earth. And nowhere is that appreciation better expressed than in the following letter said to have been written by an American Indian chief in the 1800’s to the then president of the United States. The

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Shirodhara an Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurvedic treatments have become very popular these days. Although this ancient practice originated in India, it has helped numerous people all over the world and therefore it is now known as one of alternative healing methods. Ayurveda has been found to be very efficient against different problems associated with stress, cleansing the body and promoting good health. Shirodhara is one of the treatments used in Ayurveda. Its name derives from Sanskrit words Shiro, which means the head and

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Pumpkin Porridge (Congee)

The weather is starting to cool down and the that wintery bite to it, so nows the time to start reducing your raw foods and increasing warming foods to your diet.  This pumpkin porridge aka congee is perfect for a cold winters day to warm and nourish you on the inside.  Get creative and try it a for breakfast, after all isn’t that when we usually eat porridge, in

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Shoulder Stand for Restoration

What is a great pose this month for Mums? Gosh every pose is wonderful! Mums need to be strong and flexible and relaxed. Everything that the whole gamut of yoga poses offer in a great class. But some mums are run off their feet managing a family and a house and a job. So what pose incorporates everything mums need in a nutshell? That’s a hard one! But I must say my all time favourite is Shoulderstand. It strengthens the back, the core support muscles and breathing muscles, it relaxes the

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Carob Brownies – a Tasty Treat for Mums

Mums want to be healthy and slim but love to indulge a little as well -I know I know, I am one a mum myself! It’s a juggling act isn’t it! Well good news – here’s a recipe that is BOTH slim & healthy AND a little bit indulgent! Plus it’s low allergen being sugar free, gluten free and dairy free. This recipe is only about 90 calories per slice and is so delicious the kids will enjoy it too (that’s if you want to share haha). Ingredients

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A Personal Journey from a Yoga Mum

Raising Little Yogis – The Life & Times of a Yogi Mum I first discovered the yummy-ness of yoga asanas early in the 1970’s when I was pregnant with my first child. I loved the feeling of moving my body in all directions and the challenges of strength, fitness and flexibility but I wasn’t as attracted to the relaxation and finer aspects of quietening the mind. That came later. First I had to learn not to be ambitious and push myself beyond the limitations that I was born with or had accumulated

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We Even Need Yoga for the Eyes

Sore and tired eyes from too much screen time? Needing to wear glasses to read now that you’ve been eyeing that screen on and off for the last few years? Sure signs that the eyes need some yoga! Although optometrists might say there’s nothing that can be done to improve eyesight, yogis know that strengthening and relaxing the eye muscles helps to improve our vision. Of course there are some conditions that don’t respond but the ones that come from looking at the screen for days, months,

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Eye Exercises

Just like all the other muscles in our body the eye muscles respond very well to a little exercise each day especially if we strain them by spending a lot of time in front of screens. Most people appreciate a few eye exercises popped into their asana class and after learning them often practice them regularly. Throughout all the following exercises keep your eyes relaxed, don’t strain. 1. Clock circles Imagine you are looking at the numbers 1 –

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Healthy Green Drink

Make this a regular morning wake up drink and you’ll be bouncing out of the kitchen and into your day with freshness and vitality. There are choices of different fruits and veggies so you can vary your taste sensations throughout the week. Be sure to experiment with your own combinations once you have had a few goes at the recipes. The lime, apples, and spinach work together to boost the body’s natural ability to flush out toxins and reduce inflammation, while the antioxidants in kiwi,

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Join Australia’s Biggest Yoga Party!

Rock Your Asana at YOGA DAY FESTIVAL BRISBANE!

Brisbane! It’s time to rock your asana and get involved in Australia's most vibrant yoga festival. Scheduled for June 18th at the Royal International Conference Centre Brisbane Show Grounds, this popular festival returns with a showcase of delicious food, live music, and an amazing array of yoga asana.

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Its Australias fastest growing yoga Party

YOGA DAY FESTIVAL BRISBANE is Australia’s fastest growing yoga party and tickets are selling fast.

Due to the enormous popularity of last year’s festival, this year’s event has been moved to the Royal International Conference Centre at the Brisbane Show Grounds. The new venue offers a much larger space for attendees to circulate freely and sample the many activities, foods and market stalls on offer.

Once inside, you’ll find a treasure trove of yoga-inspired happenings to enhance your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. There’s flowing yoga classes, tribal yoga dance fusion, yoga breathing, deep relaxation and the ever popular Kirtan (yoga chant) meditation, just to name a few.

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It connects you with millions of people around the globe

As a community-conscious event, YOGA DAY FESTIVAL BRISBANE is part of the world-wide celebrations for the United Nations International Day of Yoga. Established in 2014, the International Day of Yoga is designed to celebrate the 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice of yoga, and the contribution it makes towards harmony and well-being. Each year since its inception, the International Day of Yoga has been observed by millions of people around the world.

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And, you dont need to be flexible to get involved

The great thing about the Yoga Day Festival is that anyone can take part. You don’t have to be fit and flexible to get involved. In fact, all you need are some comfortable clothes, a love of music and a hearty appetite. From dance and meditation through to wisdom talks and kids’ games, there is truly a little bit of something for everyone.

 

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Tickets are selling fast

Last year’s event was so amazing that many people have already purchased their tickets to this year’s festival.

 

Gluten Free Vegan Chickpea Flour Date Cake

Wow I just made this watering date and almond cake! It was so moist I didn’t even worry about putting icing or cream on it. It is perfect just as it is. This amazing cake was cooked with besan (chickpea) flour. It is just the same as using regular flour, but you need to use both baking powder as well as bi carb soda to get it to rise like ordinary flour. Who would have thought of using chickpea flour in a cake?  I use this flour regularly, but usually for Indian sweets and savour dishes.

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