Author: Cecilia Götherström

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 …

New Yoga lessons

I am totally stoked to annouce two new weekly lessons I will be teaching as of now – second week of March 2018 – at EVA`Z Yoga & Pilates in Heemstede and YogaCentrum Hoofddorp. Tuesdays 18.00 – Dynamic Flow Yoga, EVA`Z Yoga & Pilates, Heemstede Thursdays 17.45 – Stress Relief After Work, YogaCentrum Hoofddorp  Both lessons are open to all levels of yogis! Looking forward to seeing you on the mat! Warm welcome! Cia

Yoga Workshop 9/3 @ YogaCentrum Hoofddorp

Stilte en Kracht in de Storm Soms voelt het als of je in een storm bent terecht gekomen, of in een wasprogramma dat vast lijkt te zitten op centrifugeren. Yoga geeft je de gereedschappen om de stilte én de kracht te vinden in de storm, om van centrifugeren door naar wasverzachter te gaan. In deze workshop gaan wij focusen op om juist de stilte en de kracht in de storm te vinden. Fysiek, energiek en mentaal. En het maakt niet uit of dit je eerste kennismaking is met yoga, of je 23415e keer – je bent van harte welkom! Ik kijk er echt naar uit om je te zien in het Yoga Centrum op vrijdag 9 maart! Van harte welkom! Cecilia

5/11 – Yoga Workshop @ EVA`Z, Heemstede

– ”Dogs, Wolves and People” 😉 So many of the yoga postures are named after animals and nature.So many of the breathing excercises are named after nature and the elements. So many of us people feel we are missing nature in the busy city  – at the same time forgetting that we ARE nature. This breathing, moving, talking body of ours is nature. Nature changes, the seasons change, the body changes. Every moment there is change,  yet we seem to do our best to resist instead of getting in to the gist of this ever changing nature of life. Why J ? In this workshop we will go in to depth in to some of the excercises – breathing / pranayama, postures / asanas, meditation and relaxation / savasana that will bring us back to the nature of who we are, being able to move with the changes . Excercies that you can bring home and use whenever you´d like. All levels of yogis, wolves, dogs, trees and people are welcome ;-). Warm welcome! Sign …

Yoga and nutrition workshop, Detox, Haarlem, Heemsted

Yoga Workshop , Heemstede , 8/10

Yes!!! Totally stoked to give the first workshop of the season at EVA`Z Yoga & Pilates again – one of my favourite places on Earth! Warm welcome to all levels of yogis, from first timers to long timers to this workshop where we will dive in to the practice of centering yourself in your body. We will do this through all the practices of yoga, which are;  breath work / pranayama body work / asanas mind work /meditation knowledge & understanding work / anatomy and pyshiology connected to yoga philosophy and the science of the mind. When you are able to centre yourself in your own body and being, it takes a really strong tropical hurricane to blow you off course. Even when you are blown off your path for a while, with these practices you can get back on track again with a lot less effort than before. Sooooo looking forward to  welcoming  you on the mat at EVA`Z on Sunday October 8th! Details; When:  Sunday 8/10 2017, 13.00 – 16.00 Where: EVA`Z Yoga …

Mindful transitions

When the seasons change, especially from the spring into summer and from the summer into the fall we seem to get more out of balance than during other seasonal transitions. It might even feel like at times you’ve been hit with a metal rod on your head while at other times you find yourself looking for both inner and outer bearings to get through this period. Our first routine response when the more unpleasant sensations are arriving is to push them away. But since we live under the law of gravity we are also being made painfully aware of that anything we push away usually comes back and hits twice as hard from all the momentum gained. So, why not just grab that metal rod and check it out? What is it? What is it trying to show us, to teach us? First of all, we are transitioning into winter. It would not be wise to be pushed from the warmth, the openness, the flowery dresses and brightly colored surf shorts straight into icy cold, …