solar springs health retreat, bundanoon

Morning workout: stretch class overlooking this amazing view!

Morning workout: stretch class overlooking this amazing view!

If your idea of relaxing is doing stretch classes, bushwalks, facials and sipping herbal teas in front of an open fire, then Solar Springs Health Retreat, Bundanoon (just a 2 hour drive from Sydney’s CBD) is THE place to go.

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what is an epsom salt bath?

Bathing essentials

Bathing essentials

Want to know a great way to unwind after a busy day and relieve sore muscles? Soak in an Epsom salt bath (magnesium sulfate found in most health food stores) infused with some essential oils for a very “I feel like a million bucks” budget at-home spa experience.

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zen ki yoga and q & a with janie larmour

A Zen Ki yoga move to strengthen the pelvic floor, your lower back and bladder. Image via Facebook/@Zen Ki Yoga.

A Zen Ki yoga move to strengthen the pelvic floor, your lower back and bladder. Image via Facebook/@Zen Ki Yoga.

With so many different types of yoga these days, it’s easy to get confused on which kind to do. But I find it fun experimenting and trialing different forms and seeing what affect (if any) they have on the body and mind.

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w8less challenge review: week one

Leftover baked fish with greens, parsley and lemon!

Leftover baked fish with greens, parsley and lemon!

As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been given the opportunity to do the W8less holistic health challenge by Sydney-based naturopath and nutritionist of 20 years Kate Troup.

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finding out my ayurvedic body type

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Last weekend I went to the Ayurvedic Wellness Centre in Bondi for an Ayurvedic consultation.

It was like a having a check up with a GP except that instead of the doctor trying to find out what might be wrong with you, an Ayurvedic doctor wants to determine your ‘dosha’ or body type, which helps them understand why you may be experiencing certain types of symptoms or imbalances.

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the farm at san benito, philippines

Taste-testing fresh coconut milk!

Taste-testing fresh coconut milk!

The Farm is like one big nursery for adults: you’re nourished with good food, nurtured and pampered like a baby, massaged in coconut oil from head to toe, and by the end of it, you feel as if you’ve just had five days’ worth of Sundays.

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