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

January Yoga Challenge

Hello Gorgeous People…

As promised, here are our yoga moves for the January Challenge, simply add these in everyday and let’s see how we all feel at the end of the month!

These exercises were specifically recommended to me when I was away in Dubai by the amazing Chef Mukesh, I feel amazing for doing them daily and wanted to share them with you…Please let me know how you get on!

Love Aimie xx

New Timetable and a Little Gift x

Hello Gorgeous People!

I hope you are all enjoying the time building up towards Christmas! I certainly am! I feel so lucky that we have had a lovely mild few weeks to enjoy the warm breeze! I’ve been studying more ancient forms of yoga this month and am really enjoying learning more and playing with totally new movements that feel wonderful!

So my christmas present to you all is to get you to think of 3 things you are grateful for, but not just anythings… a specific 3 things that will make you feel like the luckiest person alive when you do it regularly. I do this after every meditation practice and I love it, so I hope you enjoy!

1. Think of 1 person who makes your life more fun/enjoyable/happier, who makes you feel loved or special and think about why you like/love them so much. (you could even text them afterwards to tell them?)

2. Remember something you’ve done in your life that you are proud of yourself for and really dwell on how incredible you are capable of being!

3. In your mind experience or try to remember one thing in nature that you love, for example, the crunch of leaves beneath your feet in autumn or the sun on your skin. My favourite is a warm breeze through my hair on a summers night.

That’s it! Why not give it a go?

Oh yes, and here is my new timetable ready for you all to get into the self care spirit before the new year!

Have a wonderful day lovely ones!

Love Aimie xx

Start Your Own Awesome Book

Awesome book

 

Hello Lovely People of the world!

Happy Monday! I hope you have had a wonderful day so far! My day has got off to a great start, I love how you can plan a day then more awesome things can happen you never even expected!

So this morning as I was making a litre of green juice and a warm water and lemon I was called to go on BBC Hereford and Worcester to talk about Body Dysmorphia, something I know a lot about through my own experiences and also through working with clients.

I made a long list of topics I could talk about before going on-air and just listened to Toni’s questions and tried to help the listeners as much as I could with the short time I had.

Awesome Book

 

As we spoke I decided to tell the listeners about something I use a lot with my lovely clients, “My Awesome Book” this is literally the thing that makes the biggest difference! The people who actually do this get incredible results quickly and maintain these results… fantastic right?

So what’s an “Awesome book”? it is simply a beautiful note book that you love that you write down everything you do well in, every compliment you receive, anything you are proud of, every time you choose a healthy option, every time you exercise, anything that will improve your life goes in! Negativity is not for the awesome book! So dump it in the bin and set it on fire! Gone!

If someone tells you you look good it goes in there, if your boss congratulates you for a great job, it goes in, if you get a nice text it goes in…We are simply making you aware of how fantastic you are!

 

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Above is my awesome book, with my watermelon smoothie….mmmmm, yum!

If that wasn’t enough I then go on to explain the rule of 1:7 … we remember negative comments 7 times more deeply than positives!

Seriously!!

If I told you that you “1. Look great today, 2. You smell great, 3. I love that blog you wrote last week, 4. That salad you made was amazing, what’s the recipe? 5. I love spending time with you 6. You really inspire me 7. That book you leant me was amazing, I love that you always teach me more…. “But then I went on to say, “but dude, your breath is not good today” what would you remember? the breath comment right? You might become self conscious, you might not want to hang out with me anymore? You might book in at the dentist or go straight home to brush those pearly whites, you would forget all the other genuine comment’s I said earlier!

So, if you want to go for absolute, gold star, A*, super committed feelings of awesomeness add the rule of 7 to your book and have fun…So lets take…

1. “Today Jennie said I looked really happy and smiley”

I could take that compliment and write it 7 times, or even better…embellish it…oooooo yeah!

2. Jennie said I looked radiant today, like a victoria Secret’s Model

3. Jennie thinks I look the best I’ve ever looked

4. I do look the best I’ve ever looked, I love my body and I treat it right! I love to exercise and eat and drink awesome foods for my awesome bod!

5. I smile all the time, because I’m awesome and do awesome things, I have awesome friend and I push myself out of my comfort zone!

6. I’m an amazing human, I have limbs that work, I have the ability to move and therefore I move everyday! My body heals itself and I love being alive!

7. All the good inside of me shines out like sunbeams…

You get the picture!

Do this every time you get a compliment and you will be well on the way to feeling like a ballerina ninja, who runs charities and runs marathons! Drinking your green smoothie while doing pull-ups…YEAH!!!

So go and dig an old note book you were bought for your birthday out of the drawer and get started!

You are awesome! You just need to see it!

Sometimes someone else has to believe in us before we can see our true potential, so if you are reading this I know you are awesome! Follow your dreams and never ever ever give up!

Happy Monday Beautiful People!!

Love and peace,

Aimie xxx

 

Dessert Special – Tasty Tuesday

11219006_719974374798056_4843369836269679610_nDo you fancy learning how to make amazing, sin-free desserts? Got a sweet tooth like I do??

Aimie’s next Tasty Tuesday is on Tuesday 29th September @ 7pm and she will guide you through some yummy & nutritious food & drink, including:

* a delicious green smoothie upon arrival
* a brilliantly quick & easy, nourishing salad you can recreate at home for the whole family and
* three amazing, raw-some desserts which will satisfy every sweet tooth going!!

We’re keeping spaces limited so people can really get involved on the night and make the most of the evening, so if you’re tempted by some yummy desserts, don’t delay… Get in touch! xx11938034_719979024797591_275588309091405208_n

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

30 day yoga challenge

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As some of you will know I love yoga, I might not be the best at it and have been known to fall out of my headstands giggling, but it’s super fun to learn new things and we only fall down to pick ourselves back up. I started up again 3 years ago because I wanted to try something new and learn how to do cool tricks – I wanted a new challenge!

I had actually started doing yoga when I was 15 and I’d been begging my dad for a gym membership for my 16th birthday in my plan to become Angelina Jolie after watching gone in 60 seconds, I wanted to lose weight and be a bad ass! Up until that point I’d always quit everything I’d started, violin, guitar, basket ball, judo (1 lesson) so he set me a challenge, to lose 1 stone, then I could have a gym membership as my birthday present. I was 15, a size 18 and had no idea how to lose weight, I asked the doctor who said to go running…no chance! So I bought myself a yoga video (yes, video, it was 14 years ago) and I just started doing the 10 minute warm up every day, within a few weeks I’d changed, I looked taller, slimmer, I felt wonderful and I was well on my way to getting that gym membership!

That 10 minutes daily changed my life and I’d like to challenge you to see if just 10 minutes a day could change your life too!

I will post 3 little yoga video’s for you to try at home and see what happens if you just do one of these a day…

 

 

Mango and Avo Salad

 

Hello beautiful people!!

Happy Weekend! I had a really delicious salad that I thought needed sharing with the world…so here you go! This is the salad my mum makes me when I’m working late…how lucky am I! It’s so delicious and will tempt everyone who sees you eating it! My little cousins who are 6 and 7 always want some!

Salad

So here are the ingredients and how to make it…

Grate or use the Tefal fresh express to chop

-2-3 courgettes

-3-4 carrots

-1 beetroot

then chop up some sweet smelling ripe mango, 1 should do it!

add in  1-2 chopped avocadoes

and some organic sweet corn

Dressing

Then simply stir in 1/4-1/2 tsp ground coriander

the juice of 1-2 limes

fresh rosemary

And that’s it!

 

 

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I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Love Aimie xx