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Keep Calm

We’ve got it all under control.

Our plans are coming along nicely and we already have our houseboat organised.

This is where you can stay for 3 nights and 4 days. Let yourself be pampered by us!

No cooking, no cleaning, no washing, no screaming kids, no long faces… Just time out for you.

Your weekend, your choice

Join us for yoga – or not

Join us for a hike – or not

Join us on the beach – or not

Join us in conversation – or not

… this weekend is for you… you get to choose that which you would like to do… the rest will just happen.

Bring a friend – it’ll be all the more fun.

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Where the sky touches the sea

Stillness, calmness, peacefulness, tranquility… expanded beauty… This is where the sky and sea meet…

Take time out today and breathe…

Breathe in the beauty and expansiveness of the sky and breathe out restriction and constriction…

Breathe in the gentleness and movement of the sea and breathe out stagnation and gunk…

Find your inner stillness and peace. Find the rhythm of your breathe and enjoy that soft lulling motion.

Namaste

Gentle Ripples

Remember that long lasting habits get created by small regular, daily practices.

Let deep happiness fill your life by exploring the small joys in each and every day.

What has made you happy today?

The joy of waking up to the sounds of nature?

The smile of a loved one?

The laughter of a stranger?

The sand under your feet?

What else? What other tiny joys have you experienced today?

Worry Less…

Worry less and find a friend to paddle with…

That holds true for all things in life. Doing something with a friend is not only a lot more fun, but it will get you to do the activity more regularly. So flip open your phone, scroll through your contacts and find a friend who you can take to a yoga class (or some fun and healthy activity) this week!

See you on the mat or SUP!

 

Let Your Spirit Soar

What makes you happy?

What makes you smile?

What makes you want to get up and dance?

What makes you laugh out load?

What makes you so excited that you want to pick up your phone and call a friend?

 

These are some questions you get to contemplate right now… Keep it light, keep it simple and let your spirit soar.

Live your dreams.

And remember that you are enough just as you are right now.

 

We’ll see you on the mat!

Crazy Magic – this is how it all happened

Nina is in the middle of putting together a 20 day online challenge. Find out about Friendship, Inspiration & Magic.

This is Nina and Nicole’s, Nourish and Restore Story (okay, well just a little part of the story).

We hope it inspires you to pick up the phone and make contact with the friend… who knows what might happen.

 

The Cat Stretch Sequence with Nicole

Enjoy this lovely little sequence today to relieve tension and tightness in the back, open the chest and let your heart centre feel free.

Gentle morning flow….resting …. surrendering into child’s pose / balasana ….. breathing deeply….. in and out ….. 4/5 times …. stilling the mind and centering…. slowly rise up stretching into your spine from the crown of your head all the way down each vertebrae into the coccyx. Strong arms and legs grounded into the mat to support you. Slowly stretching into the chest on inhalation as we pull our shoulders back arching into our spine and opening into our chest / heart centre into cow / bitilasana …. on exhalation gently rounding stretching into the space between your shoulder blades opening into the back of our heart centre whilst pushing away from the floor with both hands and knees … cat pose / marjaryasana. Gently repeating a couple more times arching your spine on inhalation opening into your chest and gently rounding on exhalation opening into your upper back….. then gently come to rest again ….. breathe deeply surrender into balasana / child’s pose and rest ….. let your whole body feel heavy.

Join a Yoga Class this Week

A gift to yourself. Join a yoga class this week. There are so many to choose from nowadays. Find a studio close to home or work or pop online… the options are endless, all it requires is for you to take time out and to make that commitment. We have, have you? Let us know where you are going to practising, in the comments section below…
Nina will be visiting Der Kleine Yoga Garten while she is in Hanover this week, and Nicole has a new exciting plan up her sleeve so has been bound to her mat in front of a camera. #nourishandrestoreyogaretreats #yogaretreats#yogaretreatssouthafrica #yogaretreatscapetown