Our Final Move and Nourish Retreat of 2016

Yoga Retreat Worcester

 

 

Hello Grgeous People!

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather as much as I am!

I’m really excited to tell you about our upcoming weekend Retreat!

It’s our final Retreat of 2016 before we head out on an adventure to sunny Australia!

This is going to be our best one yet! We’ve had so much amazing feedback from all of our beautiful guests and are positive that this one will give you all you need for moving forwards to a healthier, happier you!

9.30 am – BONUS Sweaty workout for those of you who want to sweat! (optional)

10 am – A fun introduction to functional movement, perfect for all fitness levels!

10.30 am  – Green Smoothies and Meditation with Nigel

11.30 am  – Yoga with Aimie

12 pm – An introduction to Yogic Nidra, sleeping on the clod of yoga

12.30 pm – Lunch – Totally Gluten Free, Sugar Free and Vegan with the perfect mix of Raw Food and gently cooked hearty delights to suit every taste bud!

1.15 pm – Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Happy, Healthy, Delicious, Desserts and food demo

2 pm – Meditation with Nigel

3 pm – Energising and Relaxing Yoga and Pilates moves to wake you up or help you sleep

3.30 pm – Final Kindness and compassion Meditation with Nigel

This Retreat mixes the perfect amount of calm quiet reflection with movement to keep you relaxed and calm, but full of energy! If the sun is shining we have beautiful outside grounds to sit in and stretch our bodies and be in nature, the perfect medicine for anyone who always feels busy and needs some balance!

The food is going to be the best yet! Our best salads plus amazing veggie burgers that are totally healthy and slowly cooked for maximum nutrition! And the desserts!  Well, I just can’t wait to eat them with you all!

If you would like to reserve your space please email hello@moveandnourish.com

It is £75 per day or £135 for the whole weekend.

We are based in the beautiful countryside in Leigh, Worcester, just down the road from the Bank House Hotel, where they have just had a lovely refurbishment for anyone travelling to Worcester.

We are so excited for this weekend! It’s going to be wonderful!

Love and gratitude,

Aimie xx

Can you learn to ask better questions?

This topic just keeps on reoccurring so I needed to share it with you all!

 

About a year ago, the amazing John Hardy bought my attention to the fact that in the fitness industry we ask some really unhelpful questions…So as a trainer I needed to learn to ask better questions.

 

As a child we always asked questions, which seemed to annoy a lot of adults or result in the answer, “I don’t know” As we age, we can get into a habit of not questioning or not wanting to be rude… But questions are awesome when you ask better ones!

 

Every single day of our lives our mind is going through an internal dialogue, we have around 65,000 thoughts a day, 80% negative and 90 % the same as the day before! Can you remember any of yours?

 

We can be guilty of wasting time asking negative questions like, “Why can’t I lose weight?” “Why do I eat so much?”, “Why can’t I stop eating chocolate”

 

We are bombarded with images and marketing telling us that we need their products to be better. Why don’t I look like them, why don’t I have that car? Why is my hair not shiny like hers? You get the picture.

 

Comparison is the thief of happiness. And what I really want for you is simple, to be happier and healthier!

 

Once the question is out there we naturally find answers in our own minds. We ask questions and answer them all day long. Most of our answers are backing up the question, making it seem true!

 

“I can’t lose weight because I’m lazy, I have no will power, I’m big boned”… or “They wont pick me for the job because I’m not good enough, there will be someone better than me, I never get what I want”

 

So what I want to inspire you to do… What I beg you to do, What I wish and hope you will do is join me on the quest of asking better questions with me! Like anything it’s simply a new muscle that needs building up and making stronger. I found it really hard to being with, but with practice you will soon see an incredible difference!

 

So here are some questions for you to try…

 

Why am I good enough?

 

Why am I going to get inshape?

 

Why do I deserve health?

 

Why do all of my friends value me so much?

 

Why is my life incredible?

 

How can I look after myself better?

 

How can I make a few easy steps to reaching my goal?

 

What do I really want?

 

Once you are on a roll there will be no stopping you!

 

Then start questioning others too! In a kind, compassionate way of course!

 

We would love to hear from you so please let us know Why you freaking rock!!!

 

Love Aimie xxx

 

New Year, So Let’s Try Something New…

Hello Lovely People!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to 2016!

I personally like to look at good food, nutrition, mindset and of course a regular exercise routine as the foundations to an amazing life, which will help you to feel calm in times where there can feel like there is so much to do, it can keep you feeling grounded, strong, confident and balanced, as well as releasing endorphins that make you feel amazing!

With so many different options out there now we would love to make it easier to find the fitness and lifestyle that suits you, so we have added in an amazing offer to get you inspired in 2016, to meet some amazing people, to have fun and to feel amazing!

For 20 days come and try any and all of the classes here at my lovely studio, I can honestly say I love every single person who comes to my classes and I’m sure you will too!

So if you fancy 20 days for £20 just email me at aimie@moveandnourish.com to book your spot!

Happy New Year everyone!

Love Aimie x

Food Demo This Wednesday

Aimie's raw mango wraps

 

Hello!!!

Due to popular demand from my amazing Wednesday morning Functional Pilates Class (if anyone has been in this class you’ll know we are going to have fun!!) I will be holding a catch up Tasty Tuesday – on a Wednesday for those unable to make it last time….

We will be covering

-Amazing green smoothies to nourish your mind and bodies and how to keep inspired to drink them in the winter months

-Warming Autumn salads to keep you feeling energetic, happy, full and of course warm with the change of the season

-My two favourite raw desserts ever, an incredible, healthy, raw, gluten free, cheesecake and my favourite Raw Knickers Balls to keep your sweet tooth happy and of course super healthy!

There are a couple of spots free if you would like to attend, so please just email hello@moveandnourish.com or call myself on 07828 296 068 or call Matt on 07712 364 056

It’s £25 per person and there will be plenty of food to leave you feeling full, content and nourished!

Have an awesome week!xx

Relaxation Weekend 26th & 27th September 2015

Chakra and yoga day worcester

 

Hello Lovely People!!!

I hope you are having a truly wonderful week and enjoying the lovely weather!

I am delighted to tell you that we have another relaxation weekend planned for this September, we have two days planned which are both fantastic and quite different…

You may want to come along to just one day, or have a mini break with a whole weekend…

Day 1 - Healing Chakras – A Practical Introduction

Chakras are often described as energy vortices, or wheels of rotating energy at differing levels of frequency. Each chakra influences different aspects of human emotion and behaviour and their efficiency in part determines our level of spirituality.
The state of our chakras greatly influences our well-being. When they are unblocked and allow energy to flow freely at the correct rate, we enjoy optimum physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual health. We feel great! However, when blocked or unbalanced the free flow of energy is hampered leading to ‘dis-ease’ in these four areas of our lives. We certainly do not feel great!!

So we need to know both how to spot the symptoms of blockages or imbalances as well as know what we need to do to help ourselves and others.

The Day

This day will start by looking at what chakras are, how they relate to the production of hormones and how the system of energy flow in the body works. We will then examine each of the major chakras in turn. For each we will consider their role in the body, the qualities associated with each and what to look out for when considering their health. What to do to help heal or cleanse each chakra so that it vibrates at the correct level to improve the energy flow will be also be given. From past experience, there will be much discussion and interaction during the day as a great deal of laughter and enjoyment!

In addition, a delicious and fantastically healthy two-course lunch will be provided along with a green smoothie on arrival and refreshments will be available throughout the day. All the food and drink will be freshly prepared, will be alkaline, vegetarian & vegan friendly and will be suitable for those who have coeliac disease, suffer from psoriasis and IBS as well as being lactose and sugar-free!!

 

meditation Day Worcester

 

 

Do you ever feel stressed? Overwhelmed? Struggle to cope with everything life throws at you?

My wellness warriors (Nigel and Matt) and I from Move & Nourish, have designed a Relaxation Day which offers a series of meditation exercises & relaxation techniques combined with some gentle stretches and yoga poses to enable you to better cope with the stresses of everyday life and implement lasting and meaningful changes to get some calm in your life and get some control!

After a hugely successful and positive Relaxation Day in July, we delighted to offer another even next on Sunday 27th September 2015.

The day will begin at 10:00am with a super tasty green smoothie on arrival as Nigel & Aimie introduce themselves and welcome you. The day will then gently flow through the perfect mixture of movement and stillness (and lots of delicious & healthy food!) leaving you with a sense of calmness and peace. The day will finish at around 4:30pm.

In addition, you will be provided with a fresh, awesome, raw-some lunch and refreshments will be available throughout the day. All the food and drink will be freshly prepared, will be alkaline, vegetarian & vegan friendly and will be suitable for those who have coeliac disease, suffer from psoriasis and IBS as well as being lactose and sugar-free!!

Our Relaxation Day’s have been specifically designed for anyone who wants to feel amazing, have a greater sense of calmness and de-stress and unwind. It is aimed at anyone who has been interested in meditation but has never tried it and those who have meditated but perhaps need a refresher! The exercises and yoga poses are suitable for all fitness types.

We are very happy to offer the Relaxation Day for just £75 per person for anyone who books their place before Thursday 20th August 2015. And there after, the price will be a fantastic £100!

So what are you waiting for??

If you are interested in booking your place or would simply like to find out more, please email hello@moveandnourish.com

We hope to see you all there!!

Aimie and The Move & Nourish team x

Squash the N.A.Ts and chase the butterflies

chase the butterflies

 

Ok, this might sound a bit harsh on the poor old Nat’s, but I promise no animals were harmed in the writing of this post, so hear me out…

NATs or ‘Negative Automatic Thoughts’ are straight up a pain in the peachy, perky, rock hard bum. It’s that little internal chatterbox nattering away saying, “I can’t do this” or “It’s too hard” or “Why does this always happen to me?” they are irritating, keep flying around our heads and make it hard to see past them. To see what we are actually made of, to see our true potential and inner awesomeness… they are a distraction and worth kicking to the curb!

So I have a suggestion for you, every time a limiting thought enters your mind, imagine that this thought is not actually your own opinion or actually anything to do with you (we are not our thoughts and we are not our mistakes), but an actual NAT, and you are simply going to squish it between your fingers and watch the dust fall to the ground into nothing-ness.

Once all those little NATs have been cleaned away you can start to notice the butterflies, the inspiring thoughts, the thoughts that bring you to life, the thoughts that anything could happen, then chase these, follow them, skip along with them, climb over gates and run through meadows to see where they go…See what could happen by chasing these awesome butterfly thoughts.

It’s a bit like worrying, but worrying about how successful you could be, how freakin’ amazing your life could be, what a difference you could make in the world and what you could really achieve!

For example…. Turn “I’m too big and unfit, I always let myself down” into “I’ve started to walk 10,000 steps every day and I feel better…. I could run a 5k eventually, I could even run and walk a 10k, that would be great exercise…. I might join a new class… Check me out in my new gym kit looking all slim and happy! Hey Gorgeous, looking good! I could join a running group and make new friends… I might even meet someone who could help me further my career or inspire me to start things I’d never even though of, who knows… I might get sponsored by Nike, then they will want me to model for them, I’d get all the free kit I could ever dream of… They would want me in their adverts and fly me all over the world… I could create my own brand…”

You get the idea… daydream about all the possibilties out there. You only have to look around you to see dreams do come true! Look at 1 Direction, a bunch of boys who they shoved together as a last thought on x-factor have literally taken over the world. Look at the people who inspire you, they all have a story… you get to decide what yours will be!

What do you want? Decide. Decision is the ultimate power! Go and chase it!

Everything starts as a thought and as you open your mind up to more amazing options you will start to see amazing things happen!

Let me know what you chase! I’d love to hear from you!

Love Aimie xx

BBQ to Nourish you…

 

 

Plant based BBQ

 

Hello Gorgeous People!

As promised, here is part 2 of my nourishing BBQ recipes… I hope you enjoy them!

Vegan & Gluten Free Bad-Ass BBQ Burger

1. Simply gently roast 4 big flat mushrooms (no-oil), 1 chopped red pepper and 2 slices sweet potatoes (using the ends to make chip shapes) in a little coconut oil, gently turning every 10-15 minutes.

2. Then chop radish, carrots, red cabbage & courgette to make an easy clean salad base (today I used my mandolin to chop)

3. Blend the ingredients from my vegan coleslaw recipe in the book ‘Nourish with Aimie’ a mixture of Macadamia nuts, raw apple cider vinegar, raw honey or coconut nectar if you don’t use honey and a little water and coat the salad.

4. Using some left over quinoa from the day before, gently add in some BBQ spices

5. Chop 1 red onion and gently soften in a little coconut oil on a low heat until soft

6. Once it’s all cooked, simply stack 1 mushroom on the bottom, add a little quinoa and mustard, a slice of sweet potato, more quinoa and mustard and red pepper, more sweet potato and then red onion, topped off with your topper, the second mushroom

7. Add salad and sweet fries and enjoy!

 

Plant based vegan BBQ

 

BBQ Leftover’s to Make Any Mouth Water…

1. Simply gently steam some chopped sweet potatoes until soft and mash

2. Using the leftover coleslaw from the burgers above, fill half your plate, the other half with mash, sprinkle pink salt and a little pepper and fresh thyme and enjoy!xx

I love BBQ…

Hello Food Fans!

If you are anything like me you will totally love summer and all of the delicious foods that come with it… sun ripened strawberries, fresh juices and salads, super sweet fruits and BBQ’s!! “Say what? BBQ? Aren’t you vegan?” I hear you cry, yes I am, but that doesn’t stop me totally enjoying delicious foods, I just have to be creative… So here are my best three easy BBQ meal ideas…

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This was my first and quickest BBQ inspired meal…

BBQ Raw Pepper Burgers and Sweet Fries

1. simply chopped sweet potatoes, slowly cooked in a little coconut oil.

2. cut an orange pepper into 3 slices and fill with sliced avocado and broccoli or alfalfa sprouts (found in any good health food shop)

3. Top off with a slice of tomato and a little organic mustard (I had to get mine from wholefoods as every other place had nasty preservatives or E numbers in – we can do better than that right?)

4. Add a little pink Himalayan Salt and black pepper and any extra sprouts (highly nutritious and definitely a food you want in your weekly food intake) And enjoy!

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Watermelon-aide

 

As it’s summer, we definitely need some beautiful hydrating food in our lives, so this amazingly quick watermelon juice is perfect! Simply chop the melon up and blend until smooth… that’s it! (A few posts down you should find a video on how to do this…)

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BBQ Quinoa Wraps

This is a variation of my mongo wraps in my book, ‘Nourish with Aimie’ using nice big spring green leaves we get a fantastic base of alkalising greens, fibre and alkalising minerals with loads of taste…

1. Cook the quinoa for 15 minutes while prepping the rest of the food. After 15, take off the heat and allow to absorb remaining fluid and add in some BBQ spices, I used an organic BBQ mix I found in Las Vegas Wholefoods, but any sugar free mix will work

2. Wash your green and slice out the middle ‘vein’ that’s too tough to eat (can be juiced later) chop avocado and peppers, pick any herbs, I used micro herbs I’ve grown at home, coriander and cress, so easy and delicious!

3. Down one side of the ‘vein’ simply fill with quinoa, veggies and avo and some mustard (as before) then roll the filled side to the centre, fold in both ends and finish rolling to create your wrap and cut in half…That’s it! Enjoy!

In my next blog I will share with you my BBQ burgers and raw coleslaw! Yum! Happy Tuesday!xx

wholefoods cheltenham raw food

Nourish with Aimie @ Wholefoods Cheltenham

wholefoods cheltenham raw food

I’m super excited to invite you all to a much needed Tasty Tuesday… on a Friday!! At WholeFoods in Cheltenham!! I’ve loved WholeFoods since our first visit in New York in 2010 and I’m delighted to be hosting this exciting event at my local WholeFoods!! I hope you can make it! The menu is full of my favourite recipes to nourish you all!! So let’s get dressed up and have a wonderful party to celebrate our health and happiness!! Simply email hello@moveandnourish.com to book your spot! Love, Aimie xx

nourish with aimie