In February the islands landscape is awash with beautiful pink and white almond blossoms, and the days are starting to get a little longer. Despite the winter chill it’s a gorgeous time of year, and there is plenty going on that we can’t wait to get involved in. Here is what’s on our radar this month in Mallorca.
A cross between a spring onion and a leek, the calçot is a firm favourite in this region of Spain every winter. Take yourself along to a ‘calçotada’ – a winter barbecue where the calçots are packed tight on a grill, charred and then dipped in a rich and nutty romesco sauce (make sure to remove the charred layer first!). They are sweet, tender and taste divine with the addition of the romesco. Local seasonal produce is so good!
RACE INTO MARCH
Have you been training for the Spartan Race next month? Obstacle course races can seem like a daunting prospect but along with being a tough challenge they can be a lot of fun! Taking place on 7-8 March there are different race options with varying levels of difficulty so pick what suits you best. Spend your weekend venturing through bush and forest, scaling obstacles and wading through water! If you would like a motivating personal trainer to help you to prepare we have many on the island, you can find our faves on Nourish the Guide.
WELLNESS, FITNESS & PAMPERING
One of our favourite pampering spots, Bikini Beach Boutique & Spa, has recently expanded its offering and now includes a dedicated wellness and fitness studio. The aim is to offer classes, workshops and events with a safe community vibe. Owner Lucy Ireland has created a space where wellness professionals can run their classes and practice their various therapies, in her calm and conveniently located studio. Some of the new classes and therapies include yoga, fitness, dance, cardio boxing, circuit training, embodied feminine flow, mindful empowerment coaching, Mediyoga, osteopathy, birth coaching, prenatal classes, prenatal massage, positive psychology coaching and much more. Find out more here.
Now that we’re back to our normal routines and there aren’t so many social engagements to tempt us, it’s a great time of year to detox and get the body running optimally. But how do you detox? Trying to detox safely and effectively on your own isn’t easy, which is why we always go to detox specialist Raaul Cohen. Raaul has offered our Nourish Community special discounts ranging from 15% to 25% on any of the treatments at his Dynamic Detox clinic during the winter season until 28th February 2020. This includes colonics, full detox programmes, and Lorisan blood tests. This is the perfect time of year to clean out your system and prepare for summer! Contact Raaul at firstname.lastname@example.org and quote ‘Nourish’ to find out more.
NECTAR & BEAUTY RETREAT
We’ve marked our calendars from April 15 – April 19, 2020 to attend the Nectar and Beauty Retreat with Amrita Ma Devi & Sundari Ma. Relax, refresh and heal at this renewing a four-day exploration into Ayurvedic wellness, where the Vedic art of yoga and meditation practices are combined with delicious and nourishing meals. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest known wholistic health system, incorporating self-care and self-healing practices into the flow of a daily routine. Feel nourished and inspired by daily cooking workshops, three Ayurveda-inspired, plant-based meals, along with energizing yoga and meditation sessions. Find out more here.
ALCHEMIZE YOUR ENERGY
Have you heard of dowsing? A dowsing pendulum works by connecting us to the unconscious mind. This ancient shamanistic art form when practiced will increase your levels of intuition and psychic perception like no other. With dowsing you can enhance your intuition, remove and clear non-beneficial energies, raise the energy level of yourself and those around you, bring harmonic frequencies into your personal relationships, improve your health and well-being and much more. Skilled transformational healers, Susan Gash and Sven Carlson, are holding a dowsing workshop on Sunday February 23, 2020 from 10am-4pm at Bini-balance Yoga Studio in Binissalem. The workshop is open to all, simply bring a pendulum and give it a go! Find out how to take part here.
Wishing you a fabulous February,
The Nourish Team.x
It’s a new year and we’re setting new intentions and goals for a new decade!
At Nourish we’re excited to embrace this fresh beginning and Mallorca is an amazing place filled with such incredible people, businesses and resources that can support us along our wellbeing journey.
START 2020 WITH A PROFESSIONAL PUSH
Are you a woman in business here in Mallorca? Do you need a boost of inspiration and motivation? Then the mymuybueno Women in Business Day event is for you. Justine Murphy, Founder and CEO of mymuybueno, takes her experience as a successful entrepreneur to share what she knows about building a successful brand. She will talk about her journey of overcoming extreme adversities to building a multi-million euro company from nothing but an overdraft and a dream. Justine’s methods will help you to achieve your goals. This is the 3rd year of this fantastic event and this time it’s set to be even bigger and better, being held at the beautiful Hotel Convent de la Missio. Saturday 1st February, 8.30am-17.00, €75 (including big buffet lunch, with dishes all from The mymuybueno Cookbook, and a goodie bag). 10% discount if you are an existing mymuybueno in business member.
Book your place now at email@example.com
MOVE, MOVE, MOVE!
We don’t know about you, but here at Nourish we’re super eager to start moving again and sweat out the remnants of the past couple of months festivities. We trust Johanna Janik to give us the push we need with her completely personalised approach to fitness. Johanna is a qualified sports scientist and personal trainer originally from Germany and offers her clients personal training in German and Spanish as well as English. Her fully equipped studio (just out of Palma) includes strength and endurance machines, as well as mobility apparatus and mat space to work out on. She has everything you could need to whip you into shape. Working with individuals’ needs, and tailoring programmes and sessions to specifically meet these is her forte. Her goal is to simply make you feel fantastic!
HEALTH FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Detox is definitely a buzz word this time of year, but where do you start? We take the guess work out by going to our favourite local experts.
Puriti programs take an integrative approach to wellness, understanding it’s not just one thing that makes us well, it’s a combination of different actions that brings about great change for the mind, body and spirit. Puriti programs utilise a collection of organic herbal supplements alongside a carefully structured schedule and focus on indulgent vegan cuisine to promote emotional balance while flooding the body with nutrients. At the same time you’re cleansing unwanted bi-products, parasites and toxins. No matter how run down you might feel, or how hectic your schedule may be, the programs are tailored to suit the needs of even the busiest of people.
Energy levels may not be at their peak after the silly season, but we’ve found the antidote with Living Buddha, the wonder product from Soul Light Food based here in Mallorca. Living Buddha is a 100 percent natural and vegan product made up of unique Phytoplankton strain Microalgae Tetraselmis Chuii (TetraSOD®) and Moringa Oleifera, dubbed ‘The Miracle Tree’. Feel solid, consistent energy throughout the day as Living Buddha delivers vital force at the mitochondria level of cellular energy production. Try taking it every day for one month to notice a real difference in your energy levels, excess weight, skin, food cravings, and overall mood.
CBD oil is having a moment as it is said to alleviate a host of health issues from acne to psoriasis, combatting anxiety, arthritis pain, depression, and inflammatory pain to name just a few. Phenotype Premium is our local go-to brand, unlocking the therapeutic properties of cannabinoids. They are dedicated to producing the purest quality CBD to heal the mind, body and promote daily good health.
EXPLORE THE ISLAND FROM A DIFFERENT ADVANTAGE POINT
As we make moves to start feeling back on track physically and professionally this month, we should also take time out to restore, create balance, and just enjoy ourselves! With average rainfall at it’s lowest since August, January is a great time to get outdoors and explore the island, and we can’t think of a better way than by horse back. Explore the most unspoiled areas of Mallorca with Naturacavall horse riding experiences. From short rides of a couple of hours, to overnight excursions, and full multiple night expeditions, there is an experience for all abilities and levels of thrill seeker. Traverse the mountainside, swim in the Mediterranean Sea on horseback, or stay overnight in the countryside warming yourself by a firepit then falling asleep in a tepee or under the stars beside your horse. Every step is pre-planned by Naturacavall allowing you to simply connect with your horse, get back to nature, and enjoy the experience.
Wishing you a joyful January,
The Nourish Team.x
The lights have been switched on and the Christmas festivities are officially underway! Here are some of our favourite things on the island this holiday season.
What better way to get into the festive spirit than with a Christmas market? There are plenty on the island to scour for tasty treats, gifts and family entertainment.
Mercado de Navidad, Pueblo Espanol, Palma, 5th-15th December
A veritable winter wonderland, this Christmas village caters to all of your festive desires. Sip on mulled wine while perusing the stalls abundant with gifts and trinkets.
Alaro Christmas Market, Alaro, 14th-15th December
The Alaro market is an authentic Christmas market with plenty of hand made local products and food to enjoy while enjoying performances and live music.
Spoon Full O’ Moon Christmas Fair, Costitx, 15th December
An afternoon of environmentally conscious Christmas delight. Wander the Fairytale Trail lined with numerous local vendors and enjoy the plant-based treats, clothing, jewellery, organic wine, artwork, essential oils, cards and much more that will be on offer.
Portals Christmas Market, Puerto Portals, 18th December-6th January
A family favourite, the Portals market has a plethora of stalls showcasing gorgeous gift ideas and delicious gastronomic fare to munch on while you soak up the Christmasy atmosphere.
Mercat de Nadal, d’Es Pilari, Palma, 21st-22nd December
Another great one for the kids, this market has workshops, children’s animations and musical performances, as well as artisan market products and food.
RESTORE AND BALANCE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
Balance Your Chakras, Earth Yoga, 8th December, 10-12pm
This time of year can be a little stressful which makes taking some time for yourself all the more important. We’ll be heading along to Earth Yoga for 2 hours of chakra balancing with ISHTA Yoga Master Sarah Elfvin, and Health and Wellness Coach Zoe Stenger. Blending doTERRA essential oils, gentle flow and restorative yoga, this workshop is going to be a real treat for the body and soul. Book via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
START 2020 RIGHT!
Wild Woman New Years Eve Retreat, Casa del Karma, Ibiza, 30th December-2nd January
2019 has been a whopper, and as we leave it behind with gratitude we want to enter into 2020 feeling inspired and renewed. The Wild Woman New Years Eve retreat is just the ticket to start the year on the right foot. Join sustainable chef extraordinaire Devii Alderman, and master of transformation Saskia Griffiths for a conscious New Years Eve celebration. 10 ‘Wild Women’ will get to experience reflection and gratitude closing 2019, cold training and breathwork, a broth and fermented foods workshop, dancing, self-love rituals, daily bowspring, and much more. Book via email at email@example.com or WhatsApp +34 634 352 98.
At Nourish we value gifts from the heart – gifts that have been made with joy and care, and with a focus on sustainability. We are so lucky to have so many local companies that embody these principals so finding the perfect Christmas gift for the special ones in your life is no chore at all.
We could literally spend hours in Augusto Buzzegoli’s lovely Santa Catalina parlour. Ambergris is Palma’s sanctuary for planet-conscious beauty and perfume, stocking only the best and cleanest beauty products from around the world. You won’t find any high street brands here, instead ambergris parlour chooses to work with smaller companies with a vision. All of the brands that ambergris carries are made without GM ingredients, SLS, silicones, parabens, mineral oils, and without artificial colours and fragrances. They are not tested on animals, mostly vegan, contain ethically sourced ingredients, and are produced with a low carbon footprint. Give a beautiful gift that is good for the environment and the human body alike.
Ambergris, Servet 7, Santa Catalina
Natalia Jana Design
For a personalised gift that will be treasured for years to come, Nourish absolutely loves the ‘Wish Capsule’ by Natalia Jana Design. This necklace bears a sterling silver or gold plated capsule, which holds a chosen mantra, quote or special message hidden inside. With a deep respect and appreciation for traditional silversmithing, all of Natalia Jana Design’s jewellery is handmade in Bali, and assembled by Natalia here in Mallorca. Her collections offer delicate designs with fine materials made from sterling silver, gold plating, genuine gemstones as well as pearls, and include earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. She even produces more masculine options utilising leather instead of metals for the chains.
Natalia Jana Design, www.nataliajana.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunvibes is a firm Nourish fave for their beautiful, handmade clothing designs and vintage inspired prints. Produced sustainably and ethically here in their local studio a piece from Sunvibes makes the perfect gift for the lovely ladies in your life. We absolutely love the ‘Memory’ dress concept – a unique, custom designed print pattern, inspired by your unique mood board and hand designed by Creative Director and Designer Elisa Bozzolini. The pattern is then digitally printed onto a gorgeous Italian viscose, and from there your beautiful Memory dress is hand made in your chosen style.
SUNVIBES, www.sunvibescollective.com, email@example.com
With a distinctly Mallorcan feel, Alamar Editions is a brand created around the mediterranean culture and its lifestyle. Working with local suppliers who share their values, they produce sustainable and environmentally friendly products and donate part of their profits to social projects in the Mediterranean. Choose the perfect gift from their range of bags and totes, prints, notebooks, kitchen and tableware, and more.
Alamar Editions, www.alamareditions.com/en/, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing you a warm and wonderful December,
Love The Nourish Team.x
After a long summer we’re starting to feel a chill in the air now the days are getting shorter. The island offers us so much at this beautiful time of year, so there’s no time to hibernate!
If you have ever wanted to use less plastic and live a more sustainable life but not sure where to start, or wonder if it is even possible, then we have the event for you! On the 20th November at 7pm during European Waste Reduction Week, Save the Med and Viveco are hosting a presentation by Bea Johnson, the ‘priestess’ of the Zero Waste movement, and an internationally acclaimed inspirational public speaker. The event will be held at the Trui Theatre in Palma and will be in Castellano and English. Contact Viveco, or Save the Med for ticket information.
It’s hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner, and with this festive time of year come many parties, celebrations and social engagements, which tend to make us indulge a lot more than normal! Lucky for us Dynamic Detox will remain open throughout the winter for the first time. To celebrate now opening year round Raaul would like to offer our Nourish Community special discounts ranging from 15% to 25% on any treatment (including colonics, the full detox programs, and Lorisan blood tests) from 1st November 2019 to 10th March 2020. Contact Raaul and quote ‘Nourish’ to find out more. This is a great time of year to clean out your system, reboot, and boost your immunity for the colder months ahead!
BEANS, BEANS, GOOD FOR THE HEART…
When you’ve completed a detox or introduced new healthy habits into your lifestyle it’s important to support your body by incorporating nourishing foods into your diet. It’s perfect weather to be eating beans, chickpeas and pulses and they are super good for you to boot. They help increase satiety, boost digestion, keep blood sugar levels stable, increase protection against metabolic syndrome and heart disease, reduce inflammation and have an alkalizing effect. They are also rich in protein, iron, zinc, phosphorus, B vitamins and more. Our favourite recipe at the moment is nutritionist Suzanne Garaty’s 3-Bean Curry Delicious and perfect for the cooler evenings!
With a busy summer done and dusted we’re very keen to carve out some space in the diary for some ‘me time’ and a bit of self-care and pampering. Escapada still have a couple of spots left to join their upcoming November retreats, which fit the bill perfectly.
Set in their gorgeous 500 year old finca hidden in the Mallorcan countryside, the Health & Healing Escape from 8-12 November is an all-inclusive retreat for women of all ages, and will be focusing on natural treatments, nourishing food, mindful movement, and mental and physical wellness. Celebrating women of all ages and stages of life you will be pampered 24/7 to make sure you fully unwind and relax, receiving all the care and attention you need.
The Winter Immunity Boost retreat is a 4-day retreat from 13-17 November, and is aimed to reboot your body, reset your mind and get you ready for winter ahead. From Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic treatments to roaring fire yoga, Escapada promises an escape designed exactly for your body and its needs.
Bring a friend and quote ‘Nourish’ to receive 15% off a shared room at either of these retreats! Contact Escapada to reserve your place.
Wishing you a nourishing November.
Love The Nourish Team.x
At this beautiful time of year we can almost feel the island exhale and retract. With the tourists starting to dwindle and the heat becoming a little less intense we’re thoroughly enjoying these last weeks before the air turns crisp and we start reaching for warmer clothes at the back of the wardrobe.
GETTING OUR GLOW ON
The Nourish team is feeling particularly rested this week after attending the E-Oil Alchemy Essential Glow Retreat over the weekend. Natasha and her team spoiled us with a day of ultimate self-care including yoga with the beautiful yogi Sarah Elfvin, an essential oils workshop, kombucha and tea tasting, and a chance to view and try on local sustainable fashion brand Sunvibes new collection, Earth Song. We enjoyed a divine vegan lunch and rounded off the day with a meditation class with Julie Waller – absolute bliss! If you’re interested in learning more about essential oils then head along to one of E-Oil Alchemy’s October workshops. There is a ‘Basic Essential Oil Class’ on 17th October, and a ‘Green Cleaning Workshop’ on the 24th. Contact Natasha to book your spot.
PRANAYAMA ON THE BEACH
Pranayama is a hatha yoga practice that is gaining a lot of traction lately with classes starting to pop up more and more on the wellbeing scene. We at Nourish have been eager to try it out and as luck would have it this month we have the opportunity to dive into this breathing practice that helps clear physical and emotional blocks in the body. Experience a ‘Breathing with the Sea’ retreat over 3 mornings at Illetas Beach, where Sangeeta from Pranadeep will teach in-depth all the tools required to begin a daily Pranayama practice and address and target your health concerns. The retreat begins on Monday the 7th October with an evening talk, then Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th in the mornings from 7-9:30am. Find out more and book here, and mention ‘Nourish’ to receive a special rate of just £300 instead of £440 for the retreat.
CLEANWAVE FOUNTAINS GAINING MOMENTUM
We absolutely love the Cleanwave initiative of setting up free public drinking fountains on the island. Have you seen them? The first public Cleanwave fountain with filtered drinking water, sponsored by a private donor and installed by EMAYA in July, has already provided more than 6,500 litres of water to citizens who have refilled their bottles during the first weeks of use. This is an estimate reduction of about 12,000 half litre-bottles or 18,000 33cl bottles of single-use plastic, with just ONE fountain. The Cleanwave aim is to have more fountains installed throughout the Balearics and we are 100% behind them! For more information on how you can get one of these fountains in your village or at your private business contact email@example.com.
ARE YOU A ‘BOOCH’ LOVER?
As we learn more and more about the importance of gut health, fermented foods are gaining popularity. Fermented favourites such as yogurt, sauerkraut and kefir all contain live microorganisms. Through the process of fermentation, probiotic bacteria are produced, and at specific concentrations, probiotic bacteria can help to balance the gut microbiome in humans and improve digestion.
Kombucha is a definite part of this gut health trend. If you’re new to ‘booch’ it’s basically a fermented drink made from sweetened tea and a specific culture known as a scoby. Scoby stands for ‘symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts’. The bacteria and yeasts convert the sugar into ethanol and acetic acid. The acetic acid is what gives kombucha its distinctive sour taste. It can be a bit of an acquired taste but these days there are so many options on the market you’re bound to find a brand and flavour you enjoy. Nourish is currently loving the range from local raw kombucha producer Conscious Kombucha Co. You can find it in various locations in Mallorca or get your hands on some by contacting Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +34 638 656 423
TUESDAYS WITH PEOPLETREE
If your week tends to start out a little chaotic then Peopletree’s Tuesday sessions could be just what you need to restore a state of calm as you approach hump day. Every Tuesday until 17 December you can experience Kundalini Yoga and Gong Sound Meditation with Peopletree Mallorca at their ‘Darkness to Light’ sessions. Take your pick from three classes – Kundalini Yoga & Gong Sound Meditation from 10-11.30am, Kundalini Yoga from 7-8pm, or Gong & Didgeridoo Sound Meditation from 8.15-9.15pm. All classes are 15€ or two for 25€ and include green juice or tea. No need to bring your own mats and blankets as these are provided. Pre-booking is essential, Whatsapp Anna on 610 968 027.
We hope you have an awesome October and great start to the new season.
Love The Nourish Team.x
Working in the yachting industry can seem like an idyllic lifestyle to those on the outside. Living on peoples fancy boats, travelling to exotic locations chasing summer, and rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous is enviable to anyone, however we know the challenges and demands of the industry, the toll it takes on the crew, and how some can feel by the end of the season- run down, exhausted emotionally and physically.
The less glamorous side of yachting is why Coaching Palma and Sixth Sense Mallorca have joined forces to create the ultimate two-day retreat specifically tailored for professional yacht crew. From the 11th to the 13th of October join Sabrina (Coaching Palma), and Morgane (Sixth Sense Mallorca) to unwind after a busy season with their combined wellness, coaching, and yoga retreat surrounded by nature in a beautiful 17th-century finca in the middle of the Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca.
Mental and Physical
Mental health is becoming an increasingly important topic in yachting, which is why the retreat has a strong focus on the releasing of stress, emotions, and tension in your body emotionally through coaching techniques, as well as physically through yoga. You will then be refueled with positivity and some quality time amongst a small group of likeminded others.
Coaching with Sabrina will help you find your calmness, learn tools to reduce stress and negative thought patterns, and recharge your batteries. Gain clarity about who you are and what you want in your career and life with additional personal coaching sessions available to go even deeper with your journey to reset and recharge.
Connect your body and mind through yoga with Morgane and experience the benefits of finding space and time to dedicate to yourself.
Sabrina is a certified Coach under the International Coaching Federation and holding her second year of PCC with +800 hours of coaching practice. She understands the demands and sacrifices of the yachting industry being a partner of a ”yachtie” for 10 years and having many friends that come and go. In her coaching practice she’s seeing more and more yacht crew who would like help coping with the demands, stress and intensity of the profession. Sabrina’s style is open, practical and all about authenticity. She wants to connect with who you are, what works for you and what you want from life.
Morgane is no stranger to the yachting industry having worked on yachts for 18 years, from small sailing boats to large super-yachts including managing an interior team. Having experienced the intensity of the industry with back-to-back seasons, discovering and incorporating yoga into her life in 2002 had a profound effect on her wellbeing, which she’s passionate about sharing with others. “I have always felt that yacht crew needed more attention and self care than they were getting. Often pushed to their limits with minimal time to recover, I strongly believe there is much I can accomplish with them through yoga practice. My ultimate goal is to help my peers now that I have stepped ashore. It is time for me to take care of those that are normally caring for everyone else.”
The retreat will be hosted in the stunning finca Son Salas, surrounded by 50 acres of nature, ancient olive trees, almond and orange groves, beautiful gardens, and the relaxing scent of jasmine, lavender and rosemary in the air. The 17th century finca, once an olive oil farm, has been lovingly restored, cherishing its important history and personal story.
Sabrina and Morgane have chosen Son Salas for its beauty and magic energy and the space it gives you to have time to yourself, walk around, read a book under an ancient olive tree, sit by the fireplace, lounge by the pool, play tennis…the possibilities are endless!
- You will spend two nights in beautiful spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms and locally-made organic toiletries
- Daily coaching sessions
- Daily yoga practice (suitable for all levels)
- Yoga mats and props
- All meals based on seasonal vegetarian produce made with love by chef Francesco
- Generous supply of fruit, herbal teas and nuts
- Daily housekeeping service
- Towels for the pool
- Relaxing time at the property – all access to gardens, lounges and pool for walking, swimming, dreaming, reading, meditating
- WiFi (if you are really craving it!)
- Massages available on request
Why not start your next season fresh, stress-free and rejuvenated, having spent some enriching time on yourself? This could be the perfect mini-break from everything.
Bookings can be made by contacting Coaching Palma or Sixth Sense Mallorca directly:
Sabrina – email@example.com | +34 605 297 900
Morgane – firstname.lastname@example.org | + 34 693 010 407
Prices are 675€ per person for shared accommodation – based on double occupancy (bring a friend or make a new one!) or 845€ per person for private accommodation. Spaces are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Quote NOURISH when you book to receive 10% off until the new moon on the 28th of September. You will also recieve an additional 30 minute private coaching or yoga session.
For us here at Nourish September is one of our favourite months on the island. A reprieve from the scorching temperatures of July and August, yet still warm enough for ocean dips and al fresco dining. September is the perfect time to head to the beaches and picturesque spots to enjoy the sunshine without the summer crowds.
YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE
Have you been to Temple in Santa Catalina yet? If not, you’re missing out! This gorgeous café specialises in healthy plant based food that doesn’t compromise on flavour. Try a delicious energising acai bowl, a toast loaded with delectable goodies, homemade tarts and quiches, or perhaps one of their drool worthy vegan beyond burgers. Once your hunger is satiated peruse their spiritual boutique where you will find all sorts of wonderful things such as white sage smudge sticks, the Dr Bronners range of organic personal care products, coconut bowls, curcuma soaps, crystals and much more.
IT’S FIG SEASON!
This time of year means the fig trees are laden and we couldn’t be happier. These jewel like fruits can be eaten fresh, cooked, peeled, or unpeeled – whatever your preference! One of our favourite ways to enjoy figs is to stuff them with goats cheese and walnuts, then drizzle with honey and balsamic (Nourish loves local Mallorcan artisan honey from Mel Vici, or Caramel Ecològica de Mallorca), and cook at 200 degrees for about 10 to 12 minutes. Delicioso! As well as being absolutely delectable, figs also pack a health punch being rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper, and are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A, E and K, plus natural sugars and soluble fibre. Figs also contain prebiotics, which helps support the pre-existing good bacteria in the gut and are a good source of calcium.
SUP YOGA FUN
If you love yoga and love being out on the water then you should definitely give SUP yoga a try while the weather’s still warm. Our Yoga Mind duo Lilla and Peter are running SUP Yoga classes every Wednesday at 9am and Friday at 7pm at Palmanova Beach throughout September and October. The €35 fee includes a 1.5 hour SUP Yoga session, followed by a refreshing beverage at meeting point Key West Beach Bar (Carrer Martin Ros Garcia, 6). Spaces are limited so reservations are required. Book by popping into Key West, or contact Our Yoga Mind directly at email@example.com, or on +34 644 788 572.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
We look forward to the first Thursday of every month when mymuybueno Deli hosts their ‘Women in Business Breakfast’. A chance to network with likeminded businesswomen on the island and hear from inspiring guest speakers, this month Eli Bozzolini from locally made, sustainable, slow-fashion label Sunvibes will share her journey as a woman in business. This months topic is ‘Instagram vs. Reality’. Head along and hear Eli share her experience and tools on how to use Instagram to boot your inspiration, connect, and feel more empowered. Please arrive at the deli for 8.30am to get your name badge, order breakfast and head inside.
NEW SEASON ESCAPES
Having laser focus and ambition when in comes to work and career is great, but we equally need our downtime to relax and recuperate. Escapada’s Health & Healing Escape from 8-12 November fits the bill perfectly for this. This all-inclusive retreat for women of all ages will be focusing on natural treatments, nourishing food, mindful movement, and mental and physical wellness. Celebrating women of all ages and stages of life you will be pampered 24/7 to make sure you fully unwind and relax, receiving all the care & attention you need.
Bookings are now also open for their upcoming Winter Immunity Boost retreat. This 4-day retreat from 13-17 November is aimed to reboot your body, reset your mind and get you ready for winter ahead. From Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic treatments to roaring fire yoga, Escapada promises an escape designed exactly for your body and its needs.
Bring a friend and quote ‘Nourish’ to receive 15% off a shared room at either of these retreats! Contact Escapada at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
AN END OF SEASON RETREAT FOR YACHTIES
Mental health and self-care are increasingly important topics in the yachting industry. With so many yachties living on our beautiful island, Coaching Palma and Sixth Sense Mallorca have joined forces to create a ‘Reset & Recharge’ retreat for professional yacht crew that will run from 11-13 October. Unwind after a busy season with this combined wellness, coaching, and yoga retreat surrounded by nature in a beautiful 17th-century finca in the middle of the Tramuntana Mountains. Imagine starting your next season fresh, stress-free and rejuvenated. Find out more or make your booking by contacting Sabrina at email@example.com or on +34 605 297 900, or Morgane at firstname.lastname@example.org or + 34 693 010 407. Prices are 675€ per person for shared accommodation – based on double occupancy (bring a friend or make a new one!), or 845€ per person for private accommodation.
Those that are short of time but are still in need of a little bit of TLC can head to our favourite city Spa, Bikini Beach Boutique and Spa. Check out, enjoy and don´t miss out on their generous September offers!
Wishing you a sensational September,
Love The Nourish Team.x
And just like that we’re midway through 2019 already! The islands ramping up for its busiest time of year, and the wellbeing scene has plenty going on.
IT’S THE SEASON FOR WATER SPORTS!
If you’re into water sports head along to the 27th Volta Sa Dragonera in Canoe and SUP board on the 16th June. Beginning at Sant Elm Beach at 9am, the distance travelled is approximately 12km, which requires some physical preparation and skill in the handling of the canoe. There is also the option of just completing the Sant Elm to Puerto de Dragonera route (5 km) for those wanting a lesser challenge. The course can take a couple of hours or the whole day, depending on how you want to tackle the distance. You could persevere for a quick time, or stop off for a swim in a beautiful cove en-route. Take a picnic to enjoy on the beach when you finish. Don’t forget your water and (mineral) sunscreen. Head over to the guide for all of the details, plus PT and Nutritionist Katie Handyside’s top tips for the event. You can register at www.elitechip.net.
OR MORE MELLOW BEACH FUN…
If sunbathing with a good book is more your idea of a fun beach activity, then get your hands on plenty of great summer reads at Universal Bookshop in Portals Nous. This international bookshop has all the bestsellers, cookery books, children’s books and non-fiction to keep you entertained on your downtime.
It’s cherry season and we’re drooling over these big shiny berries. Loaded with antioxidants vitamin C, carotenoids, and anthocyanins, they help play a role in cancer prevention and general wellness. Nutritionist Suzanne Garaty of Vital Nutrition has shared with us her healthy and delicious Black Forest Bircher Muesli recipe and we can’t wait to try it!
When you’ve been eating plenty of tasty seasonal produce a little decadence for dessert is totally okay in our books! Summer means gelato and our favourite comes from Il Gelataio in Palma. Owners Christian and Francessca combine premium natural ingredients (with as much sourced locally as possible) to create heavenly flavours to satisfy those sweet cravings. Place your orders with Il Gelataio by phoning them on 666 328 155, emailing them at email@example.com, or by visiting stockists, The Marina Bar at Club de Mar in Palma, Il Chiringo on Palmanova beach, or Piccolo Café on Paseo Mallorca. Il Gelataio also happily cater to yachts and private parties, supply hotels, restaurants, ice cream shops and caterers.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
We look forward to the first Thursday of every month when mymuybueno Deli hosts their ‘Women in Business Breakfast’. A chance to network with likeminded businesswomen on the island and hear from inspiring guest speakers, this months group topic will be about looking after yourself, your mental and physical health, and also talking about how being a mother affects your walk as a woman in business. Guest Speaker Abigail Grace of Active Atlas will share her own journey as a woman in business, in health and fitness, and how this has become her own life tool to help deal with what life throws at us. Please arrive at the deli for 8.30am to get your name badge, order breakfast and head inside.
A NOURISHING AND RESTORATIVE RETREAT
Sign up early for the fabulous ‘Nourish & Restore’ retreat with Julia Mander Yoga. Taking place from 30 September to 3 October, Julia will weave vinyasa flow, alignment, meditation, writing ceremony, and silent hiking with a tender spirit to reinvigorate your personal practice and growth. Guests will be treated to delicious, healthy food from Coco’s Deli, and Patrizia (the goddess of bodytherapy) will pamper the guests in between activities. Find out more here. Our Nourish community can quote ‘nourish’ to receive a special discount – a double room for €550 per person (usually €590), or single room for €750 (usually €790).
EVENINGS IN THE TRAMUNTANA MOUNTAINS
When the temperatures start to creep up during the day we love to switch our outdoor activities to the evenings. Peopletree Mallorca has a couple of great evening events happening this month. Attend their Full Moon Walk & Meditation in The Tramuntana Mountains on 17 June at 8pm, or their Summer Solstice Walk & Meditation in The Tramuntana Mountains, on 21 June at 11pm.
ESSENTIAL OIL ONE DAY RETREAT
E-Oil Alchemy is helping us keep healthy this summer by hosting a one-day summer focused retreat on Sunday 23 June. Natasha will be demonstrating how to prepare your own oils to make summer skin protection, mosquito repellent and sunburn relief. Do Terra Leader, Tara Bliss from Australia will also be joining the retreat and leading guests through a blending class. With these skills you’ll be able to create oils for self-care, gift making and delicious diffuser blends and many other uses. Prices for this retreat are 40€ per person. Spaces are limited so book your place early! Those of you who bring a friend to the retreat will also receive a free Wild Orange Essential Oil. Contact Natasha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you a joyful June,
Love The Nourish Team.x
We love this time of year. We’re soaking up the sunshine and vitamin D, and by the months end we will have no doubt had our first dip in the sea for 2019.
EXPLORE A GORGEOUS GREENWAY
Nourish loves the Greenway track between the towns of Manacor and Artà. Greenways (Vias Verdes) are old disused railway lines that have been recovered and reconditioned for use by walkers and cyclists. Ideal for all ages, the track follows a picturesque route including orchards and plantations, a forest of wild olive, Aleppo pine, mastic and rosemary. The route also passes close to the beaches of Cala Millor and Sa Coma. You will find the beginning of the Greenway in the curve of Passeig de Ferrocarril, east of Manacor city. The route ends at the old train station in Artà parallel to the crossing of the Ma-15 (Avinguda Costa i Llobera), south of the town.
EVER TRIED NORDIC WALKING?
If not, now’s your chance with the new Nordic Walking Saludable program. These Nordic Walking initiation sessions are completely free and suitable for all abilities. Nordic Walking is easy to learn and with a host of benefits physiologically, psychologically and socially why not give it a try? In the month of May the program is running on the 11 May at 10am from Centre de Salut Pere Garau, and on the 25 May at 10am at Centre de Salut Son Pisa. Participants are able to borrow the sticks on the day.
INSPIRE, SHARE, STRENGTHEN, SUPPORT, MOTIVATE
Every first Thursday of the month mymuybueno Deli hosts their Women in Business Breakfast. Providing a place for women to meet other women who specifically have their own businesses to share experiences, and to be motivated and inspired. This month’s group topic, will be ‘Chasing Your Dreams- and turning them into Reality’. Special guest Christina Wechsel will share her incredible story of hardship and her unwavering will to survive. You will be amazed all that she has overcome to realise her own dreams. Begins at 8.30am tomorrow!
ASOCIACION ONDINE BECOMES ‘SAVE THE MED FOUNDATION’
Our good friends at Asociación Ondine are now operating under a new name and status: Save The Med Foundation. The new name sets the bar high and reflects all that they do for marine regeneration in the Med. They recently celebrated Earth Day with their ‘first’ beach clean under their new name, and welcome you to join their next one on 5 May at Calas de Mallorca.
THE ART OF BREATHING
The breath – our most vital bodily function is so often overlooked and neglected. In our hectic modern lives, our breathing has become ragged, shallow and fast and has been linked to a host of ailments and deficiencies. Leading yoga master Ulrica Norberg travels back in time to the ancient yogic precept of prana (Sanskrit for breathing), describing the four stages of the breath and how these impact the mind and body. Presented by Lucky Bodies & Happy Souls on 6 May at 6.30pm, this lecture is just €12 and you can sign up by phoning Sarah Elfvin on 674085065 or emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORKSHOPS FOR YOUR WELLBEING
In addition to the above Ulrica Norberg is hosting a series of workshops in May that are sure to pique your interest. On 6 May from 12-6pm experience ‘Prana & Pranayama’, a workshop on energy, breath and how one can use to breath to mobilise energy and balance body, mind and spirit. On 7 May from 12-4pm head to ‘Mantras & Mudras’ and learn powerful tools to help you move through challenges more easily and create greater clarity of mind and spirit. On 8 May from 12-4pm ‘Align your Flow – Align your Living’. How do we align the body, mind and spirit? Ulrica will guide you through Vinyasa flow, restorative yoga and meditation.
Sign up for any or all of these workshops at Lucky Bodies & Happy Souls or Earth Yoga. €70 for one, or €180 for all three. The workshops will take place at Earth Yoga in Santa Catalina. Email Sarah at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A MUMMY’S ESCAPE
Calling all Mums! There are very limited places left on Escapada’s Mummy’s Health Retreat taking place from May 18-21 at the beautiful Escapada finca Ses Set Cases. Enjoy luxury time away combined with integrative medicine, holistic treatments, nourishing nutrition and more. Quote ‘Nourish’ to receive a special rate of just €600 for this 4 day retreat. For more info and to book visit Escapada here.
A DECADENT CACAO SUPPER WITH CEREMONY AND GONG MEDITATION
Enjoy a heart opening Cacao Ceremony and Healing Gong Sound Meditation, followed by a cacao-themed supper at the gorgeous Peopletree villa in the Alaro mountains. A project created by raw/vegan chef Sofia (@foodosofia) out of her passion for unroasted cacao and raw chocolate, guests will enjoy a five course plant-based Asian inspired menu of grounding and delicious dishes including a refreshing elixir. Sunday, 19 May 2019, 5-8.30pm, bookings essential. Find out more here.
Wishing you a marvellous May,
Love The Nourish Team.x
Spring is on it’s way! Finally the island is starting to thaw and we couldn’t be happier or more ready for a little warmth.
GET THOSE ENDORPHINS GOING…
It’s the perfect time of year for hiking before the temperatures start to soar in the coming months.
One of our favourite springtime hikes is the circular route from Cala Estreta near Arta in the northeast. This track gives you the benefit of both mountain and jaw dropping coastal views, and you can often even see Menorca in the distance. Stop for a picnic at one of the deserted coves or white sand beaches along the path, then carry on past the 16th century watch tower, Torre d’Albarca, and continue along the coast back to the beginning. The whole trek is about 9km and takes around 3.5 hours start to finish.
For more family fun that will get the body moving try the new Family Class at Choi Kwang Do Mallorca every Saturday morning from 9 March. Choi Kwang Do is the increasingly popular martial art suitable for young and old – a wonderful way to bond with your child with a common goal and interest. As an added bonus all Nourish subscribers will get their first taster class for free, as well as a full dobok (suit) for free! Book your place by emailing email@example.com.
BRING BALANCE WITH A LITTLE SELF-CARE
After all that movement and blood pumping perhaps some more restorative activities are in order.
We love to have regular bodywork sessions with Tahona Santana. Whether it be emotional trauma,
an injury, or other physical symptom such as migraines or digestion issues, Tahona will introduce you
to the effectiveness of the Grinberg Method as a means of transformation and healing. Feel the shift as you let go off old patterns and trauma somatised in the body. We highly recommend experiencing one of her beautifully therapeutic massages too!
If chronic pain is something you’ve been dealing with then let us introduce you to Petro Kohut, certified Rolfer at Lucky Bodies and Happy Souls. The practice of Rolfing is a holistic system of bodywork, manipulating the soft tissue (muscles and fascia), and inviting and awakening new movement capacities to effectively realign the body’s structure. Rolfing releases and balances tensions, freeing up the body’s energy to heal effectively. After experiencing rolfing from Petro first hand we can attest to its extraordinary results!
If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway not too far from home then we have the perfect on-island escape for you at Fontsanta Hotel – Thermal Spa and Wellness. Experience their 1-night ‘Special Spring Detox’, which includes a superior terrace double room, breakfast buffet, yoga class, healthy menu (including drinks), access to the thermal circuit (Fontsanta boasts the Balearics only thermal waters), rental car, plus 20% off all spa treatments! Running until 16 April this deal is only €187 per person (minimum 2 people, VAT included). We’ll see you there! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wishing you a magical March,
Love The Nourish Team.x
February is a truly beautiful month on Mallorca. It’s Almond Blossom season and with over four million almond trees across the island, the landscape is in full bloom with soft pink and white hues.
With the days getting a little longer, this is the perfect time of year to head out into the sunshine and get your hike on. A great way to experience the blossoms in all their glory is the 9 kilometre walk from the pretty village of Es Capdella through Galatzo Estate which will take you around three hours. For those interested in more of a challenge you can carry on further to Estellencs, which will have you complete Stage 1 of Mallorca’s long distance hike, the GR221 or Dry Stone Route (this stage is 14 kilometres). Estellencs is a small village of 300 people filled with cobbled streets and terraced vineyards with some lovely spots to have a bite to eat or a well-deserved beverage.
We’re getting super excited for the muymuybueno Women in Business Day coming up on 7 February. mymuybueno CEO and founder Justine Murphy will be sharing her story, plus a delicious lunch, and an afternoon covering all elements of business and so much more. Whether you’re just starting out in business, or you’ve run a business for many years, be prepared to feel inspired and empowered for the year ahead. You can purchase your ticket from mymuybueno Deli, email email@example.com or call +34 971720017.
Did you know that classical music and piano stimulates the regeneration of brain cells and reduces cortisol levels? Sandra Donovan and Larrisa Richter combine music with yoga for a healing, soulful practice on Saturday 16 February from 10.30-12.30pm. Open to all levels you can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up in person at Earth Yoga reception. Cost €40.
Have you started training for the Spartan Race yet? It’s not too late! Taking place on 9 March this 5km includes 20 obstacles and is suitable for athletes of all levels. Venture through bush and forest, scale obstacles and wade through water – all in the name of fun! If you’re wanting some advice on how to tackle your training regime, get in touch with on of the many fantastic personal trainers we have on the island. You can find our favourites on The Guide.
BE MY VALENTINE…
Whether you love or hate Valentines Day we think it’s a great excuse for a meal out with friends or loved ones.
Temple is a gorgeous new spot for breakfast or lunch in Palma’s Santa Catalina. This urban oasis is a bright and airy vegetarian café, with a lovely range of wellbeing themed gifts and trinkets for sale in their shop area. Unwind on the picturesque patio and enjoy the delicious healthy food and drinks, then perhaps pick up a gift (for someone special or treat yourself!). Open Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-2.30pm.
Canteen 14 is a cute little café in La Lonja specialising in ‘a bowl for every soul’. Ranging from vegan and vegetarian options like the Buddha Bowl and Marrakech Bowl, they also have healthy options for the meat-eaters among us, such as the Bangkok Bowl of rich massaman curry served with brown rice. With additional daily specials and sweet treats (try the gluten free peanut cake!), Canteen 14 is the perfect spot to grab a yummy guilt free meal. They also sell a selection of decorative items and gifts imported from Bali, perfect for your Valentine! Open Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm.
Wishing you a fabulous February,
Love The Nourish Team.x
Whew – what a year it was! After some well deserved rest and family time many of us are enthusiastically (or not so enthusiastically) diving into 2019 with fresh resolve to adopt new healthy habits to kick off 2019. We’re so fortunate on our little island to have access to such a great community of therapists and practitioners to help us on our well-being journey, and Nourish is of course here to share them with you.
TIME TO MOVE!
If adding more movement and perhaps shedding a few pounds is on your agenda for 2019 then you’re not alone. Resolutions based on exercise and eating seem to be perpetual and rarely achieved. What you need is someone in your corner who’s going to motivate you and hold you accountable when it all seems like a bit too much effort.
Cary’s of Bliss and Thrive is your ultimate wing woman. She offers both online and one-on-one fitness and weight loss coaching for women. An ex professional dancer and all round fitness enthusiast , her passion is getting you strong, fit and healthy, and lucky for us she’s as kind as she is determined!
If strength is your focus this year then meet Elspeth from Get Strong Performance. Elspeth believes strength and conditioning should not just be reserved for athletes, and Get Strong Performance brings the world’s best strength and performance equipment to Mallorca. Here you will be treated like an athlete in training, with programs backed by science to help you achieve your goals.
NEW YEAR, NEW DO
Who else loves to use the New Year as an excuse to hit the salon for a fresh look? Unfortunately most salons aren’t too worried about the cocktail of nasties in many of the haircare products they use, including sulfates, parabens, formaldehyde, and synthetic colours and fragrances. That’s why we love Salon B in Portals Nous where Aveda products take centre stage. Nourish loves Aveda, and their commitment to using organic ingredients and Ayurvedic principles in developing their gorgeous range.
PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE FOR 2019
The beginning of another year can be daunting. We often choose this time to reflect on what we’ve achieved, where we want to be, and how we’re going to get there. Perhaps you feel trapped personally or professionally, have fears about moving forward, or are struggling to cope with life’s curveballs. A life coach is dedicated to helping you identify your blocks and goals, keep you on track, and cheer you on as you step by step make positive changes. Anne Nielsen from Green Apple Coaching has the tools and experience to get you out of that rut and make 2019 your best year yet.
If you’re keen on embracing some professional development this year then Sabrina from Coaching Palma is your go-to lady. She provides personal, team and business coaching to enable you to discover gaps, define targets and help you achieve your ambitions and full potential. Seeing people make progress and rise above circumstances and perceived barriers is Sabrina’s passion.
START THE YEAR WITH FRESH ENERGY
Partied hard this holiday season? Don’t worry; it’s not too late to jump on-board the next Nourish Me Juice Cleanse Retreat! Our first retreat of the year is a weekend retreat from Friday 1st February to Monday 4th February. The perfect antidote to all the holiday parties, our favourite wellbeing practitioners on the island will have you feeling renewed and ready to tackle the year ahead. We would love for you to join us! Find all of the juicy details here.
Wishing you a joyful January,
Love, The Nourish Team.x
Brrrrr! How about that cold snap? All this rain doesn’t do too much for our motivation to get out and about, but staying rugged up and cosy indoors can be fun too!
We love eating all the yummy produce of the cooler months in nourishing soups and stews like nutritionist Suzanne Garaty’s delicious Spiced Lentil Soup. We hope you’re enjoying being in hibernation mode too!
May was a busy and very exciting month for us. We launched Nourish Me Retreat and held our first 4 day Juice Cleanse. The purpose of the cleanse was to improve the health and happiness of our guests by totally nourishing them for 4 days in a beautiful location with an amazing team.
May in Mallorca is one of our favourite times of the year as it always brings lots of smiles, sunshine and the first swim!
We have already taken our first dip and we are looking forward to many more over the next few months. We are so lucky to have so many beautiful beaches across the island. Here are our pick to visit before they get too crowded!
We can’t believe we are already a month into 2018! Although belated, we hope that you have been having a happy and nourishing start to the year.
We enjoyed some time out over Christmas and have returned to Mallorca feeling revitalized and ready for a busy and exciting year. We feel very lucky to come back to an island filled with bright blue skies, beautiful blossom and a growing community that we love.