Happy Hour and Essential Oils!

By Christina McGrath|September 24, 2013

Join us at Shannon’s House Friday from 5-7 pm for some essential oil fun.  Learn why and how to incorporate doTERRA essential oils into your daily routine, use for home remedies and beauty products. I love using the lemon in my water for a great liver cleanse, slim and sassy […]

Treble Cone Racers Enjoy Yoga in the Park

By Christina McGrath|September 24, 2013

Balance, strength and focus. Always a fun time with the  TC race team, they always came with smiles and an eagerness to learn the poses.  At points they would proudly name and graceful execute poses even before a prompt.  Funny and lighthearted, these kids are sharp and focused for racing […]

Lavender Love.

By Christina McGrath|September 22, 2013

I can’t live with out this oil.  Diffuse or apply to the temples for a sense of calm and the soothe emotions. Apply topically to blemishes and they will vanish. Apply to irritated skin and lips to soothe. Apply to feet or pillows before bed to sleep soundly. Great to […]

Yoga in Wanaka

By Christina McGrath|September 20, 2013

Fun on and off the slopes!!!! Yoga throughout the season will keep you flexible, lean and focused for all your winter activities. Keep fit focused and injury free this season with yoga at Lake Wanaka Centre on Mondays and Thursdays at 6pm.  See you there!  

Immortelle – Restoring the essence of youth!

By Christina McGrath|September 20, 2013

  Really, they have an essential oil blend called Immortelle.  I guess you could say you had me at hello. Let me tell you the reasons why I love this blend. Made with Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lavender, Myrrh, and Helichrysum and Rose. 1. Restores sun damaged skin. 2. Combats wrinkles and […]

Learn how to make healthy sweet treats!

By Christina McGrath|August 6, 2013

It was a great day with some beautiful ladies. The team learned how to cook with almond butter, tahini and cacao.  We had chai tea made with essential oils of ginger, cardamon and cinnamon.  Everyone received some great snack ideas, healthy tips to include in their daily routine and baking […]

Inspired in Bali

By Christina McGrath|June 6, 2013

New yoga teachers, new spaces, new beaches, new friends, new foods, new beds, new waves! Love it in Bali! Our recent surf/yoga trip to Bali had an unexpected turn of events, what turned out as a recon mission to solidify spaces for next years retreat ended up as a fabulous adventure with […]

Arm Balances, Be Strong!

By Christina McGrath|May 15, 2013

Tips for Arm Balances Breathe into your center. Warm up. Let go of any preconceptions of how you think it may go : ) Use a step by step progression, building upon your strengths whether it be balance, grace or strength.  Follow a great teacher. Make sure your elbows are […]

Digging Deep in Desi Seni Bali

By Christina McGrath|May 15, 2013

Did you know that in Easter Island, the famous heads have bodies!  I didn’t, and I couldn’t believe that the original discovery didn’t warrant digging a little deeper to see if the monolithic heads were in fact attached to anything else. However, with more research I found that only experts […]

Yoga at the Estuary

By Christina McGrath|May 8, 2013

Beautiful day, beautiful ladies, beautiful practice.  Don’t underestimate your practice outside, it brings an element of  playfulness. We always have a great class at the estuary, and reflect on how lucky we are to be able to practice in such an amazing place.  Look for more estuary classes next summer […]

Nourish: Mind and Body Yoga Workshop

By Christina McGrath|April 6, 2013

A day of yoga for your health and your soul : ) Starting with a beautiful morning vinyasa flow, filled with energetic music, flowing movement, epic hip openers and graceful sun salutations the girls of Whangamata were simply nourishing their body and mind.  I felt honored to lead such an […]

Smoothie or juice it up in the am

By Christina McGrath|March 30, 2013

Power yourself with a nutritious and delicious smoothie and feel the difference all day. The words of my lovely friend and mentor Juli (of Meta Yoga Breck) always ring true to me when I blend up a delicious smoothie in the am…. One day I rode my bike up to […]

Delicious foods for keeping a healthy heart!

By Christina McGrath|March 30, 2013

Reduce cholesterol and keep your ticker happy by introducing these delicious foods into your diet now!  These are just a few I integrate into my diet and I love them…. 1. Apples, have polyphenols, which shield cholesterol from free-radical assaults. These amazing fruits contain pectin, which blocks absorption of cholesterol, and […]

Perfect definition of an asana

By Christina McGrath|March 27, 2013

What is an asana?   As B.K.S. Iyengar put it beautifully in his book Yoga – The Path to Holistic Health an asana is an integration of the body and the spirit.  ” An asana is not a posture that you assume mechanically.  It involves a thoughtful process at the […]

Be kind to your hamstrings : )

By Christina McGrath|March 23, 2013

Here are some great stretches for those hammies and some tips to stretch them with care! It is important to remember that the hamstring group is composed of 3 muscles at the back of the thigh –  the semimembranosus, semitendinosus, and biceps femoris. These muscles can become tight in many […]