Wonder if you can detox and be active?

By Christina McGrath|November 22, 2014

So as I sit here at 11:54 am on a Saturday afternoon, I am thinking of 12:30 when I can drink another PHD juice.  The more you deprive yourself of something the more you focus on it, want it, and can’t live without it. HOWEVER, I come back to why […]

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 […]

Tricks for Sleeping Through the Night

By Kimberly Ghorai|November 17, 2014

Many people suffer from conditions that affect their sleep, making them wake up constantly to readjust, go to the restroom, or engage thoughts in their mind. Essential oils can help to sooth the mind and body from sleep disruptive ailments, preparing a person for a productive morning. The next time […]

JR Business Tip: Work Smarter NOT Harder

By Juli Rathke|November 17, 2014

Today’s business tip comes from the simple reminder that if we all just work smarter, we won’t necessarily have to work harder. But this is easier said than done. So how does one go about working smarter when they are constantly caught up in the day-to-day minutia of their business? […]

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 […]

From NYC to NC THE Best Yoga Studios

By Christina McGrath|August 22, 2014

I have found to maintain my health and my sanity while traveling I love to venture into other yoga classes.  Here are a few of my tips to finding a studio for you on the road. 1. Go with something that inspires you! Something you have not done before, something […]

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
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 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 […]