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

Free Meditation This Friday Nigel!!!

Good Evening Movers & Nourishers!!!

Happy Wednesday evening! We are delighted to let everyone in Worcester know that Nigel will be in Worcester this Friday evening for a FREE meditation session at 6pm at the Move & Nourish studio for anyone wanting to come along… We are so excited for everyone to either meet Nigel or to have the pleasure to see him again!

Get Tickets Here

Lots of love,

Aimie and the team xxx

Meditation Inspiration

Hey Hey Lovely People!
I’m delighted to announce that the lovely Mike Jones has joined our meditation family and will be taking a buddhist meditation session once a month at the studio… Woooo Hooooo!!
We had a great time last session! Here are the dates for the rest of the year to pop in the diary, all sessions are at the Move and Nourish Studio and everyone is welcome!
If you are new to meditation please feel free to come along! We would love to meet you!
This monday we have Yogic Nidra – Sleeping on the cloud of yoga! Nice! Happy Friday all!


Just let me know if you’d like to book a spot! If you would like to come we gratefully accept donations to the wonderful Worcester Snozelen


http://www.worcestersnoezelen.org.uk/


Love Aimie xx

A bit of yoga fun…

Hey Lovely People!

As I do practise a lot of exercise myself and with my clients (it’s not all green smoothies and raw cheesecakes – wink) I thought I’d share with you some fun moves you can expect sneaking into classes… I’ve take open-bend-stretch from yoga and had a little play, so in this first video I’m flipping the move into wild-thing, which is a version of side plank, it feels amazing and is lovely in the shoulders, the abdomen, obliques and makes you feel a bit of a yoga bad-ass! Wooo Hooo!!

This move is a functional surfer jump up that I’ve been practicing for my own surfing, which I love, its fun and nice to feel springy! In Vinyassa Flow they do a lot of quick moves, so this is great to get you moving, I also love tweaking it in the transverse plane (twisting) to give the hips and feet some variety!

Now, I love this one, simply walking from high-lunge to the other side with the add in of the open-bend-stretch to really get the hips moving and to teach the body that movement is still fun and safe! Your high lunge will become so much more open with this move!

This is really fun too… I like to call this the slough crawl, slow and steady and totally functional! It’s so important to be able to easily hold your own body weight and to be able to move easily in many different ways, I’m playing with crawling a lot at the moment as it really does get the entire body moving and it’s fun! It’s also really rewarding to feel your body getting stronger and feeling these moves getting easier!

I hope you enjoy these moves!

Have an awesome day!

Love Aimie xx

Exciting News…. Meet Mike

Hello gorgeous people!!

Meet my amazing friend Mike, he is awesome! He is inspirational and I think you all need to meet him!

As you all know, I’m a huge fan of meditation and love my daily practice of either breath work, visualisation meditations or one of my favourite’s, Yogic Nidra (I’ll post a do-along-at-home version for you all to try soon!)

After spending the past few years practicing Buddhism, Mike wants to share his amazing knowledge with everyone, if you’d like to come we’d love to have you!

So….I’m very excited to let you know he will be guest hosting this Monday’s meditation evening starting 7 pm @ The Move and Nourish Studio.

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn what life is like in Buddhist monasteries, some Buddhist meditation techniques and learn more about happiness through teachings of the Buddha. I can’t wait to hear and learn more!

 

Mike is so incredibly passionate about health and happiness through the combination of amazing nutrition, exercise and of course meditation!

To attend this wonderful evening please message myself or the lovely Mike and we just kindly ask for just a donation to the Worcester Snoezelen charity on the evening.

Happy weekend everyone and here’s to an even happier week!!

Love Aimie 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

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