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Feeling Like a Goddess in Crete's Wellness Jewel

(0) Comments | Posted 12 July 2013 | (16:49)

Crete has long been on my top ten list, not least because of my mother's creative thinking when she decided to call me Ariadna, in line with the ancient Greek mythology. I felt like it was about time to go back to the "roots" and took a trip to this...

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A Glimpse of OneWorld Retreats in Ubud: Letting Go and Having Pleasures

(0) Comments | Posted 21 April 2013 | (23:23)

Minutes after I have arrived at OneWorld Retreats venue just outside central Ubud, I knew I'm at the sanctuary of calm and piece where the sense of home and comfort is stronger than the smell of frangipanis in the air.

OneWorld Retreats is a spacious and cosy...

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Sinking into Bali's Spa luxury

(0) Comments | Posted 7 April 2013 | (16:45)

Bali is a true Mecca for Spa lovers, with the choice of resorts and treatments on offer being as wide as the smiles of the Balinese people themselves, and even the most dedicated spa junkies can find something that will surprise them.

On my third visit to the island of...

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In Search for the Lost Art

(0) Comments | Posted 17 October 2012 | (21:11)

The concept of being rather than doing, it seems, remains to be known to me only on a theoretical level; I am fully aware of how important this balance is, yet I always seem to struggle with it in my daily life. I really wish I could get to the...

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The Embodiment of Wellness in South London

(0) Comments | Posted 14 October 2012 | (10:15)

Exploring a new yoga venue in London is always exciting. What will it look like, what kind of vibe will it have, what will be unique about it? What will be on offer?

So I couldn't wait to check out a new studio that popped up earlier this year in...

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Become a Yoga Teacher, Connect With the Nature

(0) Comments | Posted 14 September 2012 | (11:30)

Thinking of changing your career to become a yoga teacher? Go for the yoga teacher training that will make you stand out.

With hundreds of yoga styles and yoga teacher training schools out there, it's hard not to feel overwhelmed.

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Diving Into the Breathing Ocean

(0) Comments | Posted 25 August 2012 | (18:13)

To quote the editor of a top Spa magazine, wellness retreats can be one of the best ways to facilitate positive change - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually - over a short period of time. Having been visiting numerous wellbeing Spas and resorts over the past year or so, I...

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My First Fasting Retreat: Letting Go, Changing for Good

(0) Comments | Posted 24 July 2012 | (00:00)

I never thought I would be brave enough to go on a fasting retreat, but sometimes curiosity does the trick. Only later did I realise that our relationships with food tend to be just as complicated as relationships with other humans, and the best way to sort them out is...

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Beauty and Wellbeing: Top to Toe

(0) Comments | Posted 13 June 2012 | (14:24)

I simply love and swear by all things holistic health & wellbeing. Things like energy healing sessions, Ayurvedic full body massages and holistic facials are my must-dos to keep me going. They hold my stress levels at a manageable rate, boost my overall state of wellbeing, and simply make me...

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A Wholesome Body, Mind and Soul Experience

(2) Comments | Posted 1 May 2012 | (11:21)

BaliSpirit Festival was one of the most delicious feasts my being has been treated to in a while. In and out through the tunnel of self-discovery, struggling and indulging, revealing and accepting, controlling and letting go.

Apart from all the endless joy and fun, this truly special experience gave me...

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Transformational Healing, Balinese Style

(0) Comments | Posted 11 April 2012 | (21:14)

This spring I went to Bali for the second time in the last few months. Last time I left with a heavy sense of unaccomplishment; I didn't quite connect to the place. So I needed to make up for it this time round. Delving into what Bali is all about...

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Going Goa, Searching for Home

(0) Comments | Posted 20 February 2012 | (22:26)

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A good yoga retreat to me is not about the intensity of the practice. And not about the amount of international yoga celebrities on the list of teachers. Not even do I expect the team to great me with the Namaste mudra every time...

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It's January... but These Are No Ordinary Detox Tips

(1) Comments | Posted 6 January 2012 | (23:00)

This is not another list of New Year detox tips, promise! These are some useful tips to help you stay healthy in winter, it's just a coincidence we are sharing them with you in early January, so you might find them particularly useful right now.

1. Master the yogic breath

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Experimenting with Natural Remedies on a Saturday Night

(0) Comments | Posted 14 December 2011 | (20:56)

Last Saturday night I ended up staying at home, in the mood for experimenting with some natural remedies. That happened just hours after a new and shiny iPhone had landed in my arms. As of now I am officially having conversations with Siri, A Virtual Man who "lives"...

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Surviving London's Winter

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2011 | (10:17)

I just came back from a six-week trip in South East Asia. Mysterious temples of Cambodia's Angkor Wat with massive butterflies lending on the shoulders of Hindu statues; Wednesday night beach parties in Thailand's Koh Samui with Frenchies; sharing a motor bike (and an evening) with a popular Jazz singer...

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Choosing Your First Yoga Retreat

(3) Comments | Posted 14 September 2011 | (00:00)

You feel tired, de-energised and exhausted from a stressful job. You need to go on holiday. Your gut instinct tells you, it needs to be a "healthy" one this time round. Solution: you want a yoga retreat.

The good news is, there's a massive market of yoga holidays out there...

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Simple Tips on how to Reduce Anxiety in Your Daily Life

(0) Comments | Posted 8 September 2011 | (00:00)

Modern western lifestyle encourages us to work hard and play hard. The ends justify the means in many professional environments, and we really go for it. Dynamic, aggressive city atmosphere is merciless to our wellbeing. And that's on top of a never ending economic uncertainty. As a result, many of...

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