Yoga Stops Traffick event with Lululemon HK

I felt such a sense of community and connection at the Yoga Stops Traffick event, hosted by Lululemon HK on 5th March 2017. It was an incredible feeling to be part of something this big – using yoga to raise awareness and funds to help victims of human trafficking.

I was astounded to learn that today there are an estimated 20-30 MILLION slaves, 79% of which are sexually exploited. Human trafficking is the third largest international crime behind drugs and arms trafficking. It’s a global problem – and this annual event raises funds for the anti-trafficking organisation Odanadi Seva Trust which runs residential rehabilitation and reintegration centres in Mysore.

We flowed through 108 Sun Salutations on the beautiful Shek O Beach, which were guided by a handful of HK’s top instructors. I had the great pleasure doing a bit of filming to put this video together. It also meant that I could take a little break from time to time, because 108 sun salutations is actually quite a feat! I am indeed very sore this morning : )

Check out Yoga Stops Traffick for more info.

 

Goodbye Jersey

This video montage is a little goodbye to all my lovely students in Jersey. It’s been a pleasure and absolute privilege teaching classes, privates, workshops and retreats on this little rock in the English Channel!

I’ve learned so much from all of you. When I arrived about 18 months ago, I was quite a new teacher. Class by class, I learned how to teach in the moment, feel the energy of a room and just go with the flow (winging a lot of it!). This was a huge learning for me as a I’m an absolute perfectionist and the first classes I taught were all scripted from start to finish!

I got to the point where I could walk into a room and just decide what to do on the spot. I remember being so impressed by this idea when Mercedes Ngoh Sieff told us that is how she taught. I did my yoga teacher training with her (she is an amazing teacher – if you live in London, check out her classes at Triyoga) and thought this was something I could never do.

But you have taught me that I could in fact do this and some of my best classes were made up on the spot. So thank you. Thank you for trusting in me. Thank you for every smile, every laugh and for helping me grow as a yoga teacher and ex-perfecionsit!

I loved every minute flowing, stretching and laughing with you on the mat. I wish you all the best of luck on the mat and beyond.

I may be heading off to Hong Kong, but will keep posting yoga videos on my channel so we can keep practicing together. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on Facebook to keep in touch!

Thank you for all the amazing memories. You guys rock.

 

Detox Yoga – Baby Grasshopper Flow

This is the third and final part of the Detox Series!

This is one of my favourite flows – ending in a baby grasshopper pose. This is a fun and funky arm balance. Even if you don’t quite take flight, it’s still fun just giving it a go! If you want a little extra practice on baby grasshopper, check out this separate video tutorial.

And in case you missed it, here’s Part 1 and Part 2 of the series.

Let me know how you get on – and if you have any requests for future videos!

 

 

Detox Yoga Series – Part Two

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a new video! I’ve just posted Part 2 of my Detox Yoga series on my YouTube Channel.

It’s just 12 minutes long – the perfect length to fit into your busy day! It will help you energetically wipe the slate clean, leaving you refreshed and recharged!

Make sure to tune in next week for the third and final part where we flow through to baby grasshopper – one of my favourite arm balances!

 

Detox yoga series

In yoga, we use twists to wipe the slate clean – to get rid of the old and make room for the new.  This detox yoga series is your chance to let go of any limiting beliefs, negative thought patterns and habits.  Let it all go and create some space for all the good stuff!  You’ll feel lighter and more able to invite change into your life.

This is part one of my three-part detox series.

Each video is between 1o -15 minutes long and will released on Tuesdays. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you never miss a video!

Letting go of physical stuff also makes room for new things to come into your life. In preparation for our imminent move to Hong Kong, I’ve been doing a massive purge of all my worldly belongings, letting go of years of accumulated STUFF. Everything is going – from clothes (yes, even yoga clothes!), books and furniture. When I finish I reckon I’ll have let go of 75% of my things! And it feels INCREDIBLE. Letting go of all the old to make room for the new… and only keeping the things I truly LOVE.

I will make a video soon about the simple formula I use to decide what to keep and what to chuck! In the meantime, I’d love too hear how you get on with the detox yoga series!

Vegan Corn Chowder, RosalieYoga

Corn Chowder with Red Pepper Salsa

Corn Chowder is one of my favourite soups – it’s so easy to make, incredibly satisfying and full of goodness! It’s perfect for these cold, rainy days… and it’s vegan!

I just doubled the recipe, made a huge pot of corn chowder and popped it in the fridge. That’s lunch sorted for the next few days!

Soup – Ingredients

– 500 grams of frozen sweetcorn
– 2 tins of Cannellini or butter beans
– 4 spring onions
– 4 sticks of celery
– Handful of fresh chives
– Handful of parsley
– 1 Tablespoon miso paste
– 1 Tablespoon of bouillon
– Water

How to make the soup: 

1. Prepare all your veggies and herbs – use a peeler to peel away the back of the celery and chop it up, dice the spring onions, parsley and chives and pop it all into a pot
2. Rinse the beans and add to the pot
3. Add the sweetcorn, miso paste, bouillon and enough water to cover all the ingredients
4. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 7 minutes – make the salsa while you wait!
5. Use a hand blender to blend until smooth

 

Salsa Topping – Ingredients

– 150 grams of frozen sweetcorn (of half a tin)
– 1 red pepper
– 1 stick of celery, peeled
– 2 spring onions
– 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
– Fresh chives

How to make the salsa: 

1. Dice the celery, spring onions and red pepper very finely and pop into a bowl
2. Add the sweetcorn, chives and apple cider vinegar and stir

After you ladle the soup into a bowl, add a heaping spoonful of salsa in the centre and enjoy!