EASING out of Lockdown…
Support to ride those human-evolution waves…
By Larah Davis, Founder and Co-Director of Ibiza Retreats
As country by country, the world begins to open up its flight routes again, how are you feeling, deep in your belly?
Bringing Yoga for Kids to schools in Ibiza
Peaceful Warriors – bringing Yoga 4 Kids into the schools of Ibiza – by Larah Davis.
And so, this April we are introducing Yoga4Kids into the Santa Gertrudis school with our intention being to spread this “movement movement’ for kids to benefit from enjoying yoga as part of their curriculum, throughout all the schools in Ibiza – and beyond.If you are a parent, teacher or yoga teacher who feels “the call” to join us – on March 22nd – 24th we are offering a 20 hour training for all who are interested in learning this fabulous toolkit to enrich the lives of our children – and enhance their educational experience and overall wellbeing.It is an inner-peace movement to enable our children to maximise their gifts and to connect to their body, breath, mind, heart and each other. It is a program which cultivates space for children to express and release in a non-competitive environment. So yes! It is also VERY useful for enhancing family life at home.
This training was developed by internationally renowned teacher Suzanne Faith who will be leading the course, supported by Larah Davis Yoga Teacher/Therapist and Founder of Ibiza Retreats with Diana Naya Mindful-yoga teacher and conscious education devotee translating into Spanish. Suzanne developed the programme and introduced it successfully into schools in Vancouver. It is a program that addresses strength and flexibility, nourishes creativity, creates emotional strength, invites self-acceptance, cooperation, collaboration, general body awareness, coordination and balance, self-discipline and builds mindfulness and concentration.
Yoga4Kids builds awareness around nature, animals and the environment, and gives kids important skills for interacting in social environments. It also teaches lessons in kindness, compassion, leadership, respect, teamwork and self-awareness. It’s magical and utterly FUN! Expect to dance, jump, express and sing!This 20 hr Kids Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive and practical certification course. You will be given the tools in order to teach yoga within local schools and it will provide you with tangible knowledge and plenty of amazing ideas to create unique and fun yoga experiences for kids.The course is the perfect opportunity for enabling your own kids tribe to become a real team.Course timings:Fri March 22nd 15.00 – 19.00Sat & Sun March 23rd & 24th – 09.00 – 18.00Prerequisite: A passion for yoga and a minimum of three years of a yoga practicePrice: €295Location: Open Space, Santa Gertrudis, IbizaFor further information: YOGA 4 Kids — Suzanne Faith Yoga
Clear the Fears – and do it anyway!
By Larah Davis – Co Director of Ibiza Retreats
Nourishing Festive Butternut Squash Stew
As the festive season approaches, most of us will over-indulge with food & drinks that can leave us feeling miserable & sluggish. So here’s a nourishing easy quick and affordable recipe that will fill you and the family up in all the right ways.
Butternut Squash Stew.
1 Butternut Squash
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of cayenne
small jar of organic tomatoes (or 3 finely chopped tomatoes)
1 jar of Organic chick peas (or 1 cup dried and soaked overnight)
2 large handfuls of kale.
1 gluten free vegetable stock cube
1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast (optional)
Quinoa or brown rice to serve alongside.
Heat a teaspoon of coconut oil and fry the garlic for just 1 minute so it doesn’t burn and add all the spices. Chop the butternut squash into cubes and add. Once you smell the spices, add the stock which you have added to 750ml boiling water, and then the organic tomatoes (if using fresh add them at the beginning before the stock) Bring to the boil and then simmer for around 20 minutes (until the butternut squash is tender) Next, add the chick peas, kale, lime & nutritional yeast and leave to simmer for another 10 minutes)
In the photo, mine is served with mixed red & white quinoa which adds even more to the wonderful colours of the dish.
This recipe is a perfectly balanced dish, providing plenty of protein from the chickpeas & quinoa, carbohydrates from the butternut squash. It’s also a good source of of B6 which is essential for our nervous system & immune system, and the kale – which I refer to as the ‘King of Greens’ as it is a nutritional powerhouse; super-high in nutrients, such as Iron. vitamin k and vitamin C.
This is a great meal for all the family – warming, filling and packed full of nutrients – and so simple to make!
Made with love, by Lisa Strong of Strong 4 Life Nutrition