The Benefits of a Meditation Practice

By Kimberly Ghorai|November 21, 2014

Every morning I wake up, tend to my pets, brush my teeth and settle in for some meditation. The type of meditation I choose varies from guided recordings to a repetition of mantras to silent sitting while trying to clear my mind. Regardless of the style, I find that the […]

14 Days of Fit and Clean, Am I ready?

By Christina McGrath|September 26, 2014

As most of you know I’ve been traveling and maybe even visited you to host an event!  During the past month, I have been to NYC, North Carolina, Salt Lake City and Breckenridge, CO.  Contrary to popular belief, I really like the comfort of my own bed, the sound of […]

Going Global with Natural Alternatives!

By Christina McGrath|July 18, 2014

Wassup with Essential Oils all of a sudden?  That’s what I thought until I tried them and now I have to say I’m a bit of a pusher.  I’m not ashamed, in fact I’m not even sorry!  I have had a few things spark my interest including digestive issues, coaching […]

Nourish your mind and body in Bali 2015!

By Christina McGrath|June 9, 2014

“I embarked on this retreat knowing I would have fun, relax and rejuvenate. I also (somewhat ambitiously) thought I might nail some of the more tricky arm balancing asanas but whilst there was scope for this, I feel that I have came back with a far richer yoga practice beyond […]

Truth or Dare? With a yogic twist?

By Christina McGrath|May 17, 2014

So how’s he going to pull this off I wonder as he shoots off the words TRUTH OR DARE. I love classes at Desa Seni in Changgu, the teachers are truly beautiful and it’s always such a powerful experience… and this day is no different. I have to give Octavio […]

3 Tips for Fabulous Winter Salads

By Christina McGrath|May 3, 2014

Let’s face it in NZ it’s getting to be chilly and unless you are coming up onto summer again or in Bali… you are starting to crave some substance and those fun summer greens are looking to cool for school, not filling enough, and no longer enough to satisfy the […]

Motive Me – Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

By Christina McGrath|May 1, 2014

Inspiration, Courage, Community, Love, Passion, Friendship.  As Makaia talks to me about her dream: ” I just want to see that sparkle in their eyes.”  I know what she means as soon as the girls start to get into the yoga flow with courage, grace and an outgoing attitude. What […]

Try Buckwheat for energy

By Christina McGrath|April 26, 2014

Want to feel great all day, be alert, motivated and have a flat stomach? Buckwheat is the seed of a broadleaf plant related to the rhubarb family and is low on the Glycemic Index Scale. It is great for heart/cardiovascular health and digestion, is a source of easily digestible proteins […]

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Yoga Practice

By Christina McGrath|April 1, 2014

You’re charging forward with resolutions, lots of new found skills, and a passion to start yoga  – so now what?  For some of you, it started with a kickstart workshop with a group of motivated beauties – yes  Motivate Me New Zealand!  You’ve got the basics but how do you […]

Chai cheesecake and yogurt to die for.

By Christina McGrath|March 23, 2014

Chai Cheese Cake – Fills an 8 inch cake tin Base: 1 cup brazil nuts, 1 cup coconut flakes,
 8 medjool dates pitted, pinch Himalayan pink salt, 1 heaped tablespoon freshly grated ginger
 ,
 a few good grinds of black pepper,
 zest of half a lemon. Whiz the brazil nuts in a […]

Wanderlust in Wanaka!

By Christina McGrath|March 23, 2014

From sun salutations, headstands to partner planks it was an inspiring day, – boosting confidence and strengthening in everyone’s personal practices. Gay went from never attempting a headstand to fulling coming into it solo and staying there for the duration. Gizelle turned it on with her amazing and easy arm […]

Bali Yoga Retreat – 2014

By Christina McGrath|March 16, 2014

Have you ever dreamed of a space to just let go.  No cell, no work, no worries.  A place you can fully immerse yourself with like minded people who share your passion for travel, yoga, surf, health and the power of the ocean?  Do you want to go to a […]

Bliss Balls for Everyone!

By Christina McGrath|March 12, 2014

Did you know why those sweet little treats are called Bliss Balls? It’s not only because they are delicious, but cacao powder is the only food that is has Anandamide, which is known as the “bliss chemical” it’s usually released with exercise or when we are feeling great… so no […]

Nourish Yoga Workshop in Wanaka!

By Christina McGrath|March 12, 2014

Do you want more energy, flexibility and strength in your mind and your body? Join me for a workshop on how to get the most out of your yoga practice, mediation techniques, and healthy cooking tips. Your life is meant to be full of joy, inspiration and purpose! Sunday March […]

Motive Me NZ, Strong is the new sexy.

By Christina McGrath|March 1, 2014

I am excited to announce an amazing event and North Island tour for Motive Me NZ! EXCITING MMNZ EVENT**** Makaia and I have developed a 4 hour workshop primarily for MMNZ members consisting of the following: 1 hour vinyasa yoga class 1 hour yoga workshop – Talking about the anatomy […]