Keep Calm, It's Nearly Christmas!!! That just about sums it up doesn't it! Can you believe that it's that time of the year already? Where has the year gone?
I hope that everyone has had a successful 2014, and that all your plans and dreams for the last 12 months have become a reality.
This year has been a busy one for SoulFit adventures with lots of travel and the opportunity to meet some beautiful people from all over the world. An opera singer from Amsterdam, sassy sisters from Detroit, lovely Canadian ladies, a bunch of lawyers from London and Sydney, a bonny lass from Scotland and, who could forget the Newcastle gals! These are just a few who have crossed my path and I am so grateful that you have all been part of the success of SoulFit adventures in 2014. From those that have joined me on a retreat, to those that have supported me behind the scenes. None of it would have happened without you. So a big heartfelt thank you from me.
NEW IN 2015
Next year sees SoulFit adventures unique yoga and cycling experiences expanding into France and Cambodia - yes, it's very exciting! We are also launching a new luxury retreat in North-West Bali in addition to the existing eco retreat in East Bali. To say we are excited about these new adventures, is an understatement! A brief overview of these follows:-
Yoga & Cycling Retreat in Provence, France - 28 May to 4 June 2015
Can you picture yourself in Provence in the summertime, practicing yoga, cycling around vineyards and the most picturesque Provencal villages and towns? If you can, then come with us and discover places steeped in history and nature, absorbing the sights, scents, tastes and atmosphere of the area at handle bar level. You will stay in our charming fortified Provencal demure dating back to the 17th century. Set in a private park of 3 hectares, where the colours of the olive trees and centuries old oaks blend with the perfumes of lavender and rosemary, creating a small Mediterranean paradise and the ideal location to find a little more of yourself! Be one of the first to experience SoulFit adventures yoga retreats and cycling holidays in France. Read more about this here.
Yoga & Cycling Retreat, Cambodia - 19 to 30 July 2015 & 9 to 20 November 2015
What a way to experience Cambodia! Days spent exploring the heart of this country at handlebar height, with evening or morning yoga sessions to put you at peace with your surrounds. We start from the spiritual and historical heart of Cambodia, the ancient Angkor city, we take in a great variety of landscapes as we pedal through the friendly, engaging communities. Beautiful flat terrain for the most part makes this a very achievable ride for anyone, with the indulgence of a boutique hotels to rest your head each night. You might come to see Angkor Wat, but you will leave with a much wider appreciation of all that is Cambodia and just maybe, reconnect with your deeper self. Read more about this here.
Luxury Bali Yoga Retreat, North Bali - 1 to 7 September 2015
Join SoulFit adventures at Jeda Villa, Pemuteran, North Bali and experience 7 days and nights at an “authentic” and unique “off the beaten track” retreat. The retreat focuses on personal yoga practice with an emphasis on making the most of the stunning location. Accommodation is in 3 luxury villas, each surrounded by large tropical gardens, each with its own pool. The new purpose built yoga pavilion enjoys fabulous views of the mountain ranges and peaceful Balinese countryside. Enjoy yoga twice a day, snorkeling in a world class location, hiking Bali North West National Park, healthy vegetarian meals with an Ayurveda twist, all far away from the main crowded tourist areas. Soak up the serenity of traditional Balinese life and experience Bali as it was before mass tourism took hold! Read more about this here.
The new holidays are on top of all the old favourites in Italy, Laos and Bali. Following is an outline of all countries and dates scheduled in 2015. Click on the individual links for more information on each retreat or contact email@example.com
Bali Yoga Retreats
23 to 31 March 2015 - Candidasa, East Bali
11 to 19 September 2015 - Candidasa, East Bali
1 to 7 September 2015 - Pemuteran, North-West Bali
Cambodia Yoga & Cycling Retreats
France Yoga & Cycling Retreats
Italy Yoga & Cycling Retreats
Laos Yoga & Cycling Retreat
To book any of the retreats or trips listed above click here to download a booking form. Complete the booking form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
You might have also noticed something different at the top of this blog. No? Well if you missed it, this is our brand, spanking new logo! We are in love with it and hope you love it too. If you are wondering, the inspiration behind the symbol is a bicycle wheel incorporated with the leaf and petal of a bodhi tree. Whilst the meaning behind the 'O' in soulfit is pretty obvious, I hope! You are getting a sneak peek at it now as it won't be officially be rolled out until January 2015.
TOP 5 TIPS TO HELP AVOID THE CHRISTMAS BULGE!
Do you love to get into the spirit of the festive season, but then curse yourself later on! If you do, then this is my gift to you this year. I thought I would share with you with my 5 tops tips to help you avoid the extra kilo or 2 that might creep on over the festive season...:-). Let's face it, who doesn't sneek that extra piece of something.. ;-)!
1. Go for a ride on a bike, a walk, a swim at least once a day. It doesn't really
matter, just keep active. If it's winter where you are, then get to your local gym
and move that booty!
2. Do a yoga class - either in the convenience of your own home online, or at a studio.
3. Have an alcohol/indulgence free day!
4. Keep your food portions under control - easier said than done I know!
5. Focus on socialising rather than eating and eat something healthy before going out.
If you do at least one thing on the list above, then you might just keep that extra kilo or 2 at bay. It is a time of celebration though, so enjoy.. :-).
Finally, on a slightly more serious note, this time of the year can be a challenging time for some people. Whilst it is a beautiful time of the year and brings great joy and happiness to some, it can be a lonely and sad time for others, especially given the recent sad incident in Sydney and in other places around the world this year. So whilst we celebrate, maybe we can also take a moment and remember those that might be hurting or less fortunate than us.
That's all from me in 2014. Wishing you and your families a fabulous, festive and very Merry Christmas and, a safe and happy New Year. Here's to 2015 and all the adventures that await.
Keep calm, Christmas is nearly here :-).
All the very best.