As a little girl, Ana always had an innate affinity for plants and nature. Her grandmother nurtured this part of her, teaching her how to make natural herbal remedies, and this grounding in plant-based medicine from a young age played a large part in determining Ana’s path into naturopathy as an adult. As a child, it was also clear that Ana possessed unique abilities as a channel and spirit guide, and this combination of gifts parlayed her into a career as a healer. Ana’s greatest joy is helping others experience growth and happiness through the aid of natural therapies.
As I sit here with a bad case of the sniffles I only have myself to blame. My usual morning ritual of vitamins and juicing has gone out the window as of late, and with what seems to be a sudden shift to winter temperatures my immunity has decided to crumble.
For a few months now I’ve been hearing all about the benefits of Ashwagandha, and have been meaning to get my hands on some. The benefits of this superfood are many and varied, one of which is it’s purported to be a fantastic immunity booster. Although I’ve already succumbed to the dreaded lurgy, I’m keen to get on the Ashwagandha train ASAP and reap all its health giving benefits before winter well and truly sets in.
When Bobbie Bixler first set foot in a Reformer Pilates studio in Auckland, New Zealand in 1999 she was very close to turning on her heels and walking straight back out. The studio was swarming with graceful ballet dancers, who were using Pilates practice to further hone their lithe, agile physiques. They presented quite an intimidating welcoming.
Not as commonplace as it is now, Pilates hadn’t quite hit the mainstream back then, however Bobbie stuck to her guns, completed the class and never looked back. She quickly became hooked on Pilates, specifically the reformer machine, and the way her body felt from regular practice. It was the perfect antidote to a physically challenging career working on super yachts.
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