Year: 2016

Winter Wellness Wonderland – Yoga trip to Swedish Lapland

come join us for 4 days of yoga, breathtaking untouched nature, fresh ski tracks, culinary artisan meals, nutritional seminars, sauna,hottubs in the snow and more this winter in the southern part of Swedish Lapland. Complete rejuvenation guaranteed! The starry, clear midwinter skies welcomes you in Vålådalen – this time of the year still frequently visited by Northern Lights . The days lit by the spring sun. At the end of the road, at the base of the mountain Ottfjället, lies Vålådalen mountain station where we will be based these 4 days of nature & yoga & immersion. Right outside the door we have freshly prepared cross country ski tracks for those who wish to ski, there are plenty of tracks for winter walking / hiking, not to mention an abundance of space and time for just relaxing and rejuvenating whether that is in front of the open fire place, on the terrace with a warm drink, in the outdoor hot tub or the sauna. We will begin and end the days with yoga sessions with …

Yoga - Not an escape room

Yoga – not an escape room

Yoga is not here to let us escape from life. It is here to show us how to decipher what we believe life is. To see what is.  So many times people share their stories of how they cannot cope with the stresses of every day life, with what is percieved as a pushy boss, an inconsiderate co worker, a demanding family member, the commute to work and more if they did not have yoga. That is a beautiful thing to hear. It means that somewhere the heart, the mind, the body, the soul is finding space. Is finding release. Is discovering relief. And that zone of expanse you experience on your yoga mat is a magnificent place to start. It is, however, not an escape room. Don´t get me wrong – I also came to yoga with a broken body, a broken heart, a confused and somewhat broken mind. At least that is how I percieved it all back then in the year of 2000. Like so many others I also arrived on the …

Yoga vacation, Yoga & Healthy Lifestyle Week in Sweden

Yoga & Healthy Lifestyle Week in the Winter Wonderland of Sweden

7 days all inclusive March 16-22 2017   Would you like to keep living a sweet life in the absence of all things deemed as “unhealthy” – but you don’t even know where to start? Revsunds Prästgård B&B – together with certified nutritionist, yoga teacher and Health Coach Cecilia Götherström and food blogger & connoisseur Stephanie Mazier – has put together a full week´s unique course right in the middle of the breath taking Swedish nature. A full week where you will receive all the tools for a healthy lifestyle plus learn how to meet every day stresses & challenges while staying strong and glowing from the inside out. Including daily yoga and meditation sessions. You lodge at the previous priests quarters built in 1906 in the Swedish county of Jämtland. The turn of the century manor at the shore of Lake Revsund breathes a serene atmosphere. Outside the world is tucked in under a soft, thick blanket of snow. Indoors the logs are crackling in the fireplace. There are no distractions. Only nature to inspire you, the silence to …

28/10 – Breakfast Seminar ; Holistic Health

In this breakfast seminar we will talk about Holistic Health with nutrition as a starting point, or a point of reference. What does Holistic actually mean? Where does it come from? What does it entail? And how can I, with a few easy steps, live more holistically in this busy day and age without adding more stress to my plate? You are welcome to bring as many questions as you may have, or bring up as many as arise during the seminar – we will gladly answer all of them as well as provide you with recipe suggestions and/or ways to tweak your already favourite foods if needed next to easy lifestyle changes. We are totally stoked to be giving these Seminar and  Q & A mornings at MICA Coffebar in Haarlem, a beautiful setting where you can truly be yourself and enjoy amazingly yummy and pure food and drink products. Welcome! Your hosts and facilitators; Stephanie Mazier of Appetite Voyage –  International Food blogger, Writer,  Food & Beverage Connoisseur and recipe tweaker extraordinaire http://appetitvoyage.blogspot.nl …

Yoga workshop Heemsted

30/10 Yoga Workshop – Your Body As Your Teacher

  Sunday 30/10 13.00 – 16.00 EVA`Z Yoga & Pilates, Heemstede Aches, pains, loss of energy, hyper activity, not enough sleep, too much sleep and more – it is our body letting us know that something is out of skew. Most of us know that already ;-). How do we practice and re-learn how to listen to what comes after that signal – our body telling us what the need is? Your body is your teacher. Always. And as all of us know – some teachers are gentle, guiding and nudging while others are bossy and pushy. Your body is all of that as a teacher, so that we don´t have to go to that place of uncomfort again. And most importantly, so that we can open up to that comfort that is actually possible anywhere, anytime. Welcome to join me in this workshop , for all levels of yogi´s, where we dive in to the theme ”Your Body As Your Teacher”. See you at  EVA´Z on the 30th of November! Investment: EUR 35 :- …

27/10 – Just for the guys ; Cooking & Nutritional workshop – “ManFood”

Food, beer, Vikings & Warriors 😉   We have been teaching cooking and nutritional workshops, holding seminars,  arranging trips for 6 years now under the umbrella of Yummy, Fun and Healthy Living. Having seen the trend in commercials the past years, in media, in training for you guys and more  a question arose as we were planning the next line of workshops, which was “what about the guys??!!” So, it is time for a workshop for the men out there! What about those trends, myths and ideas rolling around lately that we are all cavemen and need to eat like a caveman? And if we do, what did a caveman really eat? How did a caveman really live and move? What about the modern cave-men, the one who likes his beer – the Viking and Warrior-part, which came slightly later than the caveman? How can he live Healthily ever after while still having a Fun life? What food stuff makes a man feel like a man and what food stuff does the opposite? In this …

23/10 Sunday Health Food Brunch / Café in Haarlem

  Welcome to Yummy, Fun And Healthy Living´s Health Food Brunch series! The whole point of this series is that you can actually bring any questions you have about nutrition/food & drinks with regards to your health to this morning get together and we will answer all of them –  as well as provide you with recipe suggestions and/or ways to tweak your already favourite foods wherever necessary. Every Health Food Brunch will start off with a small introduction and a theme to get started, to get the discussion and questions going – after that we can deviate in any direction you would like to, within the field of nutrition and health. We are totally stoked to be giving these Q & A mornings at MICA Coffebar in Haarlem, a beautiful setting where you can truly be yourself and enjoy amazingly yummy and pure food and drink products. Warm welcome! Your hosts and facilitators; Stephanie Mazier of Appetite Voyage –  International Food blogger, Writer,  Food & Beverage Connoisseur and recipe tweaker extraordinaire, http://appetitvoyage.blogspot.nl Cecilia Götherström …

22/10 , Cooking and Nutritional Workshop – Myths and Truths about Fat/s and Your Health

  Welcome to part 2 in our “Myths and Truths” series! Last time we dove in to sugar – this time we are diving in to “Myths and Truths about Fat/s and Your Health”. How exciting! We are actually totally stoked to be hosting this workshop on this very subject – first of all as there is of course so much Yummy, Fun and Healthy Food to be cooked within this theme. Secondly as we love to give these workshops and meet all of you. Thirdly because if there is any section within nutrition that has been swinging up and down, back and forth when it comes to trends and myths the past 30 years – Fat/s is the true winner. Science and research wise, it has been a true trip of discovery in to the nature of our digestive system and metabolism next to the tremendous effect and importance to our health. So, we will learn all there is to learn about Fat/s and Your Health in this workshop. We will cook some tremendously …

Guest Teacher Sarah Richer from Canada, July 1st in Heemstede

I am totally stoked to introduce my dear collegue and friend , Vijnana Yoga Teacher Sarah Richer from Canada to you all here in The Netherlands. This coming Friday she is guest teaching at EVA`Z Yoga & Pilates in Heemstede. Looking forward to seeing you all there! When? Friday 1/7, 18.00-19.30 Investment : EUR 15:- or 1 x on your “strippen-kaart” All levels welcome! Sarah is from Montreal but has lived on the Canadian West Coast for the last 15 years. She studied yoga as an avocation for 10 years before taking her first teacher training. After several years of teaching, she began to experience discomfort in her joints from overdoing it in yoga, and had to learn how to put her body back together. She will be teachings the basics of differentiating passively stretching, or elongating, tissues and areas of the body as opposed to actively taking joints to their end range of motion, and challenging the supporting system of muscles and tissues to hold the body in its end range of motion, as …

Chia Pudding

Chiapudding – yummy recipe

I have to admit that the first time I had a go at making the now oh-so-trendy Chia Pudding for the first time, the result was the same as that initial sip of shampoo you get down your throat as a kid when you don´t listen to your mum asking you to keep your eyes and mouth closed as she is washing your hair (aged 3 or so 😉 🙂 ). Totally not yum, or anything close to it. So I stayed off making any of these the-worlds-easiest-and-fastest-plus-superhealthy breakfasts for almost a year, savouring the tasty one´s I could get in cafés in Östersund, Göteborg, Köbenhavn, Haarlem, Heemstede, Amsterdam… Then a few weeks ago this recipe landed in our shopping cart – can´t remember if it was from Dekamarkt or AH, but anyway – it´s totally yum! Not a hint of shampoo taste, just total bliss. If you´d like to try it, here it is; Ingredients; 1 can full fat coconut milk 40 gr chia seeds 2 tbspns honey or maple syrup 1 tspn vanilla extract Half a mango …