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Self-Love: What’s Your Story?

By Samantha Hannah, Image Coach & Motivational Speaker As I sat opposite my client listening to her story and watching the tears fall down her face, I had a moment of clarity; this beautiful soul needed love, but not from clothing or knowing her body shape, she...

Detoxing: A Way of Life

By Danielle Roberts (Nutritionist) When we hear the word detox most of us associate it with the lemon detox diet or cabbage soup diet. These “fad diets” have caused detoxifying to develop an undesirable reputation. The truth is, our bodies have a natural capacity to...

Three Benefits of Yoga for Your Work Life

By Anna Wechsel, Yoga Instructor The benefits of practicing Yoga are multifaceted and immense – they improve the overall health and wellness of individuals physically and mentally. Working within any work setting can be taxing on our bodies in various ways,...

Mindfulness

By Anna Wechsel, Yoga Instructor Mindfulness ˈmʌɪn(d)f(ʊ)lnəs/noun 1. The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something 2. A  mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting...

Protecting Your Lower Back

By Anna Wechsel, Yoga Instructor Between Yoga and Pilates, you can reduce the occurrence, aggravation and symptoms of lower back pain. The work in Pilates strengthens the trunk muscles on the front and back of the body, providing a strong and stable ‘launch pad’ for...

Staying Committed

I first experienced yoga as a stressed out veterinary student in Palmerston North. Daily Hatha yoga practice had a profound effect on my anxiety. However, as a 20-year-old I didn’t have the wisdom or discipline to stick with it, and as the summer months appeared...

Body and Soul

Hi, my name is Bobbie, and would love to spend a day with Kathleen at a retreat. Just a short story about my time at Abundance in Porirua, friendly and sunshine people I might add. I have just recently come back to Yoga, after years away from this wonderfully powerful...

Benefits of Drinking Tea

By Lauren S., Abundance Thorndon Studio Manager From green, black, white, to oolong, tea is a universal ‘comfort’ drink. It keeps us warm on winter days and it keeps us healthy all year round. For some of us, it’s also our coffee alternative, keeping us free from a...