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Yoga Workshop 11/3 – Relax, Flow, Rejuvenate

Yoga Workshop  –  Relax, Flow, Rejuvenate In this flowing yoga workshop we will go from relaxation, to flow, to rejuvenation through a blend of breath, mind work and physical postures right back to relaxation. We will experience the connection between the three, realizing where one flows in to the other and why all three of them are actually in a sense one and the same. No matter where you are on your yoga journey, taking the first or the 1001st step or anywhere in between – warm welcome to this workshop! Where: EVA`Z Yoga & Pilates, Herenweg 89, Heemstede When: Saturday 11/3 13.30 – 16.30 How much: EUR 37 :- Who´s teching: Cecilia Götherström – www.studiostark.net Sign up: cecilia@studiostark.net / 06-46157019

Waffles!

Waffles to me is one of the most Swedish dishes ever. Waffles instantly make me think of my grandmother´s kitchen, cold winter days in the snow  with friends and once we were cold to the bone after hours of pulka rides and snowball fights, arriving at grandma´s for freshly made waffles with jam and whipped cream. Waffles takes me back to days on the ski slopes in Sälen , stopping by the “Våffelstuga” – literally translated “the waffle hut” – to fill up with energy through , you guessed it , waffles , whipped cream and jam. Since then I found out –  8 years ago –  that I am allergic to gluten, plus I have cut out sugar entirely of my diet and dairy products rarely enter our household. Every time my friend Stina posts her healthy waffles she makes in the mornings on Instagram and Facebook I get instant home-sickness mixed with this urgent need to have waffles – which a has been going on for at least 3 years :-). So when one …

Yoga Workshop in Haarlem, 3/3

Yoga Workshop – Sun Salutations, Flow, Seuqencing Friday,  March 3rd, 18.30 – 21.30, Haarlem Sun salutations. There seem to be so many out there… And on top of that; How the h….k do I make mindful transitions from one asana/pose to the next ? How do I find strength in Chaturanga / Plank? How can I love Urdvha Mukha Svanasana / Up Dog and reach those relaxed shoulders, open chest and strong legs all in one? Adho Mukha / Downward Dog what? How is it actually supposed to feel? What is it good for? Where is the correlation between flow in yoga asanas/ postures and in the life I live? Is it all just a myth or can I find my own truth and path in there? Yes, pranayama / flowing breath = physical strength, mental focus and peace of mind in one. I have heard that. But how? Home practice…. Seems like such a hurdle to roll that mat out at home… How do I start ? So many questions… and you might have …

Stress Relief, Restorative Yoga

Release, rest, reset

The trees are almost completely bare this time of the year in the south of Swedish Lapland where I am living at the moment. More or less totally naked. I can´t decide if they look dead or just totally cleansed, getting ready for hibernation or cocooning. Either way, something changed and there is no way denying it. “Change is the only constant in life” – wise words spoken by dear Heraclitus more than 2500 years ago. Words so evident once we open our eyes to take in the changes in nature – even if we live in the city there are trees and flowerbeds somewhere to be seen and birds to be heard – breathing in the air which changes it’s temperature and humidity as the seasons travel onwards, looking up at the sun to see where it sits today during our lunch break (if you ain´t taking a lunch break, how about giving that as a gift to yourself starting right now 😉 ?), just sharing space with what is moving around, above and …

Food and Mood seminar

Food & Mood

Sunday we held our 3rd seminar / Health Food Brunch in the Yummy, Fun And Healthy Living seminar series at MICA´s Coffee bar in Haarlem –  us being Stephanie from Appetit Voyage and me. We would like to thank all of you who attended as well as Annemarie and Sophie for another morning of amazing food, drinks and atmosphere at their beautiful coffee bar. The main idea behind these Health Food Brunches and Seminars is that people get together , bringing any questions they could possibly have when it comes to food, nutrition and health and we are there to answer them all. We start the morning off with a theme to get the conversations and questions going, while staying open to being flexible to what the need is of the participants. This time the kick off topic was ”Food & Mood”. Up until recently most research in the field of ”Food & Mood” has been focused on the brain – the hormones and chemicals there which are supporting or even creating the way we …

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 …

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 :- …

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 …

Yoga, Studio Stark, Cecilia Götherström, Heemstede

Friday Flow, 27/5

May 27th 2016, 19.00 – 20.30 Eva´z Yoga & Pilates, Heemstede Welcome to join the bi-monthly Friday Flow lesson at Eva´z Yoga & Pilates in Heemstede on May 27th! In the name of Flow, we move through the practices of ”just sitting”, breathing / pranyama, a series of postures woven together in a holistic way, ending with a deep relaxation/savasana. The focus will lie on experiencing the flow of one moment to the next, or as you could call it from one ”now” to the next ”now” ;-). Warm welcome to all levels of yogi´s! Really looking forward to flowing together! Namasté, Cecilia Limited amount of space available – max 11 participants! To sign up: cecilia@studiostark.net 06-46157019