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Fitness Yoga and Relaxation Retreat

Ever found yourself wanting to sneak out at the end of a yoga class when the teacher announces “it’s time for Savasana!”. Thinking you’ve got somewhere else to be? The yoga is done now thank you very much, I’ll leave you to it. But no! Don’t leave! The best part is just about to come.[...]↣ READ MORE

Colour visualisation can be a powerful tool in meditation due to the link between the seven colours of the light spectrum and the seven chakras. Many believe that by focusing on certain colours you can promote healing in specific parts of the body or alternatively you can channel the full rainbow of colours that make[...]↣ READ MORE

This free guided meditation works with breath counting, allowing you to focus your mind, leading you to a deep state of relaxation. During meditation it is normal for your mind to wander. When you notice your mind wandering, simply acknowledge your thoughts and then come back to your breath. Please ensure you are sitting or lying comfortably[...]↣ READ MORE

During winter, we are prone to dry skin and low energy. This ancient technique will help you solve both problems – and it’s better for us than the morning cuppa we become so reliant on during the dark days of winter. Dry brushing is a well kept secret. It promotes skin renewal and exfoliation, and[...]↣ READ MORE

This easy-to-make marmalade makes a delicious spread that always goes down well at the Azul breakfast table – try it and see for yourself! And don’t forget that Jo will be running a hands-on cooking and nutrition workshop in London, at Central Street Cookery School. Please see ‘Truly healthy, London’ for more information. You can win a[...]↣ READ MORE

The combination of the rosemary and chili work surprisingly well – and this a fantastically healthy alternative to creamy spreads. Easy to make, full of protein and really satisfying. It’s a winner all round. 

What on earth is a fruit feast? A three day fruit cleanse, as prescribed by certified Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher, Kristy Summers. This cleanse comes into week four of Baron Baptiste’s 40 Day Revolution (read more of the back story here). Those three days had more of an effect than I originally thought. Here’s a[...]↣ READ MORE

Anyone who has attended my classes will be able to tell you that without a doubt my favourite yoga posture is adho mukhasvanasana – downward-facing dog. Spending a week with me at lotus yoga lodge for sure you will be hitting double figures of down dogs by the time we reach our final savasana of the week.[...]↣ READ MORE

In this short instructional video, Jo shows how to make a delicious sweet curry dip. Enjoy!

Jamie Isaac of Fluid Art Pilates, demonstrates how to perform the roll up. Jamie has recently released a Pilates flow DVD with music by Moby and proceeds going to charity. The DVD features a mixture of classical and contemporary exercises that allows you to build on the principles of alignment and centring and is designed to[...]↣ READ MORE