Year: 2018

Summer breakfast

This summery morning I made one of my favourite breakfasts. OK, I confess, I make this one in winter as well, but this time of the year it just seems to taste better. Like the sunshine enhances all about this Strawberry Soup… It is fast and easy to make,  tastes yum and leaves you really happy from the inside. All you need is; 200 – 225 grams of strawberries 2 dl of coconut milk 2 teaspoons manuka honey some fresh mint   You just toss the strawberries, coconut milk and manuka honey in the mixer and mix it all together. Pour it in a soup bowl. Add some fresh mint to garnish. Enjoy! You can of course supplement the strawberries for any other berries you´d like. Go ahead and be as creative as you wish! <3    

Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers

In today´s  modern world , Yoga is widespread and you can find it in basically every gym, school and neighbourhood, which is totally awesome. In 2007 already, as Yoga began spreading faster than ever around the world, Georg Feuerstein, the most regarded scholar in the West on Yoga and the author of more than 50 books, put together these Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers following below; “Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D. As an integrated way of life, Yoga includes moral standards (traditionally called “virtues”) that any reasonable human being would find in principle acceptable. Some of these standards, known in Sanskrit as yamas or “disciplines,” are encoded in the first limb of Patanjali’s eightfold path. According to Patanjali’s Yoga-Sûtra, this practice category is composed of the following five virtues: nonharming (ahimsâ ), truthfulness (satya), nonstealing (asteya), chastity (brahmacarya), and greedlessness (aparigraha). In other key scriptures of Yoga, further moral principles are mentioned, including kindness, compassion, generosity, patience, helpfulness, forgiveness, purity, and so on. All these are virtues that we connect with …

Chocolate breakfast muffins

I made these muffins Saturday – orginially from a recipe from a Dutch Paleo magazine –  , posting pics on Instagram as I was baking along. Many of you have contacted me via DM on Instagram, Facebook Messenger, What´s App and more for the recipe the past few days, so instead of typing it out a zillion of times I thought I´d share it here ;-). You need; 250 gr almond butter 2 eggs (for a vegan version, soak 30 gr of chiaseed in 3 dl of water for 15 minutes and use the whole “gunk” instead of eggs) 3 tbspns raw cacao powder 1 tspn vanilla powder 3 ripe bananas 1,5 tspn baking powder 100 gr of 90 – 100 % dark chocolate, chopped up   How to; Heat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade. Add all the ingredients, aside from the dark choclate, and mix them in your kitchen machine or hand held mixer. Stir in the chopped up chocolate. Set the muffin liners (you can make your own from parchment paper as …

Yoga Heemstede

Yoga Workshop @ EVA`Z 21/4

One Body, One Mind Saturday 21/4, 11.00 – 14.00 Warm welcome all yogi´s – from first timers to long timers to this workshop with the theme ”One Body, One Mind”. We will dive in to dissolving the scattered mind through working with the body and the breath as one unit, as well as quieting the mind through meditation and relaxation. Basically – alles komt aan bod 😉 When:  Saturday 21/4 11.00 – 14.00 Where: EVA`Z Yoga & Pilates, Herenweg 89, Heemstede Investment: EUR 37 :- pp, or EUR 52:- for 2 people (EUR 26:- pp when signing up for 2 ) Benefits: quiet mind, centered body, a sense of well-being Sign up / questions: cecilia@studiostark.net  / 06-46157019

Friday Flow @ EVA`Z

Friday 20/4, 20.00 – 21.30 The monthly Friday Flow at EVA`Z is back! Warm welcome to join on Friday April 20th at 20.00 for an hour and a half of heavenly flow including a restorative relaxation. The best way possible to float in to the weekend ;-)! Investment: EUR 19:- Sign up / aanmelding: via Cecilia;  studiostark@icloud.com , 06-46157019 Looking forward to seeing you all on the mat!  

Guestblog by Selina Hall – Stop Those Junk Food Cravings With Better Sleep

Sleep deprivation does far more than make you yawn. It changes the amount and release times of the hormones that make you feel hungry and full. That’s why, without a full seven to eight hours of sleep, you’re putting yourself at risk for weight gain and metabolism changes. Sleep Deprivation Does More Than Make You Feel Tired The brain regulates appetite through the release of hormones. When you’re sleep deprived the ratio of hormones changes. When you haven’t gotten enough sleep, ghrelin, which stimulates hunger, gets released in higher amounts while leptin, which makes the body feel full, gets released in smaller doses. The end result—you eat more when you’re tired. Not only are you hungrier when you’re tired, you crave different kinds of foods. The body wants high-fat, sugary foods when it’s tired. And, it’s not meal time eating that changes, it’s during the afternoon when you feel like a snack that you notice the difference. Chips, cookies, and candy become much more tempting and difficult to resist. You’re literally fighting your body’s natural …

Come join us in Devon this summer!

“Writing Me- Treat” GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF A   ‘WRITING ME-TREAT’ – DEVON, ENGLAND, 7-12 JULY 2018 –   Isn´t time you gave yourself a treat?   Imagine the bliss of waking up and falling asleep to birdsong and the babbling stream, spending time walking in unspoilt lanes and meadows as you learn a little of what many adore about Devon.   Join a small group of other word-lovers on this enchanting five-night retreat, deep in a secret valley that can only be accessed down what I call The Rabbit Hole – a gentle, bowered lane that tumbles down to the clutch of stone cottages around a stream. You get to stay in a room of your own in delightful Barleycorn, Quack or Crownwheel Cottage. This retreat deliberately coincides with the Ways With Words Literary Festival at Dartington Hall and we will make an excursion there. We will also visit the bohemian town of Totnes and, of course, the beach.   This ‘Me-Treat’ is led by much-published author, journalist, poet and mentor, Jo Parfitt, who …