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Ride the wheel

Best of You is teaming up with Urban Ride and Bodywheel to bring to you the anti gloominess workout! A new combo just for you to stop pouting about the depressing weather and get back behind the wheel of your own wellness! 

We have combined two new workout forms exclusively for YOU. We start off with a a 30 minutes Bodywheel session; a fresh approach on Pilates and functional fitness followed by 30 minutes’ state-of-the art indoor cycling experience.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join this playful event and release those endorphins. Tap into that inner smile and get out of your comfort zone. After working the wheel everyone will get a little something from our amazing sponsors Rivia Sports, Casall and Vitamin Well to keep the motivation on top to bring home.

Forget the grey weather and come and sweat with us!

Practical information
When:
 Saturday 11th of November, 12:15– 13:15
Where: Norrtullsgatan 11, 113 29 Stockholm
Price:  300 sek 
Registration:
Sign up here 
Additional information: The class is for all ages and levels and will be held in english.

Curious? Do not hesitate to check out Bodywheel and Urban Ride‘s websites!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ping us an email at contact@bestofyou.se or write to us on Facebook. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Lots of love from Best of You


By: Mo Oléron 

Be Inspired Mind

Don’t be the lady in waiting

Why and what are we waiting for?

Back in the days, under a monarchy, there were the ladies in waiting. Waiting for the Queen to decide their every move. There to please and serve. Not quite a servant, not a noble. Just there, waiting in between. Forever in limbo.

Today Queens are more symbolic than anything, but we find other things to rule over us. Don’t we all still just wait for something?

Whether it is for the end of the day, for lunch time, for happy hour, for the weekend or for the next vacation.

But what about the time in between? Is it completely lost and worthless to us? Are we in limbo?

Such a waste. All those hours, days, weeks. Like going on a road trip and only getting out of the car at the end destionation. Missing out on all the fun that could have been on the way.

By constantly trying to look over the top of the hill we stumble on our own feet. Look around you, take it all in, that is your best way to prepare for what is coming next.

“What day is it?”
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day,” said Pooh.”

Every time you find yourself longing for something that will come, try to focus on something that is now. Your breath, the way your body feels, the sounds around you, the air on your face, the taste on your tongue. Immerse into them. Remember that what you feel and hear now will soon be gone and that you are now shaping the future you are so badly waiting for.
Don’t wait. Be.


By: Morgane Oléron 

 

Events Upcoming Events

Healthy Happy Hour

Start you Friday the best way possible; with good music, sweat and fun with a bunch of lovely ladies.

Two Fridays in October, Personal Trainer Marie Emre, behind The Workout Plan will guide you through a fun circuit training, focusing on a total body workout. The class is for all ages and perfect for beginners and those of you who want to get started again after a while away. And for those of you who are more experienced, you are more than welcome too, since you can regulate and choose the intensity yourself.

At both classed there will be a theme, hip hop followed by the 90s, and after your done releasing those endorphins, you get a big high five and a Healthy Box to bring home.

Kickstart your weekend the best way possible!

Practical information
When:
 Friday 6/10 and 27/10
Where: Studio Levels, Kungsholmsgatan 17, Stockholm
Price: 150 SEK
Registration: Email info@theworkoutplan.se to secure your spot
Additional information: Limited spots


For more information contact Best of You at contact@bestofyou.se. Looking forward to meeting you.

Lots of love from Best of You


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred featured photo: Melker Sehlstedt

Be Inspired Mind

The attitude of gratitude

Life consists of setting goals and constantly pursuing them. Sometimes we think that the more we try the lesser goals we achieve, and because of that, we can become increasingly frustrated.

If dissatisfaction, frustration and craving for something we don’t have become part of our everyday life then we have a problem that requires an urgent solution. Then we need to stop, look around and ask ourselves: What is all the good we have in our lives? What have we achieved so far?

Each and every one of us will, if honestly answering these questions, find so many reasons for happiness and joy. Each one of us will, if thinking of all the good things we have already achieved, notice that life has already given us so much.

If we start every day with expressing gratitude to what we have, our lives will become more fulfilled and beautiful, we will be more and more aware of all the good things in ourselves and around us.

Being grateful doesn’t mean being modest, unambitious and passive.

It is just an expression of respect for what we already have and what brings us peace, satisfaction and meaning. Being grateful doesn’t mean giving up on our goals, but striving towards them while enjoying everything that we have already achieved so far.

Only satisfied and focused on positivity can we be motivated for new victories, while a constant focus on what we don’t have only lead to a life with chronic frustration and dissatisfaction. It’s up to us to decide which one of these two ways we will go.


By: Sonja Josipovic

Be Inspired Featured Mind

An open letter to Self Doubt

Dear Self Doubt. We’ve been spending nearly 25 years side by side and together we’ve been through a lot. I’m grateful for all the times that you’ve been there for me and never left my side, but lately I’ve been feeling like it’s not working out between us anymore.

I don’t understand why you keep complaining when I’m telling you to shut up. All you ever talk about is how useless I am and how I’ll never succeed with anything in life. I used to believe you, but I’ve come to realise that the problem is not me – it’s you. If you weren’t there all the time with your negative, repetitive chatter, I’d already be bathing in success and self acceptance.

It’s time we face reality – we’ve grown apart. Our views on life have become extremely different.

I’ve decided to spend more time with Self Belief instead. Amongst many things, we’re planning adventures, art projects, chilling out and to continue the exploration of love and relationships.

I simply neither have the time, nor the desire to hang out with you anymore. I wish you all the best and hereby set you free. I understand we might bump into each other again, but in that case I’d like to keep it at a smalltalk level. I hope you take some time to think through your actions and your whole existence, now that you’ll have a lot more time for yourself.

Thank you for the time we had,
Amalia

An unexpected response

Alright, Amalia, I get it. It’s time for us both to be more clear about how we want our friendship to develop. I forgive you for trying to dump me and you don’t need to say thank you for me staying and saving your life.

I feel like I’ve been misunderstood by you. I’ve been trying to get your attention for years but you’ve simply pushed me away without listening to what I have to say. You have no idea how much work it’s taken me to get you to finally listen to me!

First of all: Please, stop calling me Self Doubt. I don’t know where you got that name from but my real name is Fear. Remember that time in Australia when you saw a deadly snake and ran away from it? Yeah that was me saving your life. Or that other time when we were hiking and you were standing way too close to a cliff? Yeah. You’re welcome.

I think you get it: It’s my job to keep you alive! I calculate risks and talk about them, and I’ll keep going until we both get old and grey, so deal with it.

Secondly: Self-acceptance is not about denying or ignoring parts of yourself that you don’t like. It’s about making friends with them. Also, everyone fears in life. It’s not like the people you find “successful” are completely fearless. (Whatever the heck “success” means to you anyway?) They’ve just managed to build a beautiful, trustful relationship with their own Fear.

You’ve been extremely boring lately – you haven’t done much that is new or exciting. As a result, I’ve had to calculate risks of things that normally wouldn’t be a threat. Don’t blame me for being repetitive! That’s just a result of your boringness.

I think it’s a great idea that you hang out with Self Belief. Finally! We might actually get some action going again!! Don’t mind me – I’ll stick around and make sure you’re both safe. Trust me, when there’s real danger facing us you’ll know I’m serious.

I’ll be here for you whenever you need my advice.

Love you,
Fear


By: Amalia Wahlström/Repost of original post at ohyeahbyamalia.com

Be Inspired Mind

Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together

That is what Elisabeth Taylor used to say. So you keep yourself busy, take on projects, say yes to social gatherings and try to balance it all with a smile on your face. But you never slow down.

Even when people around you are warning you, telling you to take care of yourself. You just put on some more lipstick and keep going.

Until you can´t anymore.

And that is usually the wake-up call we need. What a shame we must go so far down the well to only then be able to pull ourselves back up. To give up on the drinks, remove the lipstick, and stop trying to pull ourselves together… To admit it’s ok to let go, go home, go to bed…do nothing.

But when we do, it will bring back strength, it will bring back sanity and eventually, inspiration.

Keep in mind that sometimes the only thing you need on your “to-do-list” is: Take care of myself. And if you are not going to listen to others, at least listen to your body.


By: Mo Oléron

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Health and beauty with Oriflame

Some early mornings are easier than others. Thursday September 21, we spent a beautiful morning at Oriflame Concept Store in Stockholm.

We partnered up with the Swedish cosmetic company Oriflame for an exclusive event during which store manager and Skin Care Expert Linda Hölling talked about the effects of our environment and training on the skin and how to properly take care of it.

Our guests, wellness and lifestyle influencers, as well as 6 lucky winners from our Instagram competition also got the opportunity to learn more and test Oriflame’s Eco Beauty line while enjoying a delicious and healthy breakfast from Blueberry Lifestyle. After some mingling and private shopping before the store opened, everyone received an amazing goodie bag. Definitely the kind of morning we want to get up for.











A big thank you to Oriflame, Blueberry Lifestyle and everyone who got up early to join us. Head over to Facebook to see more pictures from our event and to keep track on whats up next.

You can also read more about our event  in some of the awesome blog posts written about us:
charlottebeijer.se
malinnylen.com
feliciashappyplace.se 
theworkoutplan.se


By: Mo Oléron / Photo cred: Clara Mo, Henriette Danielsen & Cornelia Granslatt

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The ultimate Sunday Combo

On the 27th of August we experienced the ultimate Sunday combo, bringing together heartfulness, yoga, brunch and bubbles in the cutest setting in the backyard of Ling Long restaurant, home of The Yoga Story

Our amazing Life Coach Sandra Aggemo and Yoga teacher Mo concocted a session mixing personal introspection, connection exercises and yoga: food for body and soul. Centered around the main question: “Who am I?” Sandra and Mo took our guests on a 75 minutes’ journey deep within themselves.

After that it was time for a delicious vegan brunch buffet brought to us by Ling Long‘s very own chef, sprinkled with bubbles! Later on everyone went home with a beautiful tote bag from Grounded Factory that also provided the gorgeous mats for the session as well as a complete training outfit from I Can I Will.

A wonderful way to spend a Sunday! Thank you to everyone who attended and to all our sponsors and collaboration partners for making it an afternoon to remember.














Head over to Facebook to see more pictures from our event and to keep track on whats up next.


By: Morgane Oléron / Photo cred: Melker Sehlstedt & Henriette Danielsen

Featured Upcoming Events

Join our Yoga retreat

Want to make your dreams come true? Then say them out loud 3 times. Once to yourself so you believe in them. Once to friends and family so they remind you of them and once to strangers, because everyone you meet is a potential Genie in a bottle, waiting for you to say the words to make your dreams come true.

Last spring I met Natalie, fellow yoga teacher at Best of You´s relaunch party. She won a private class with me in one of our giveaways. We met up a few weeks later, both struggling to find time in our busy schedules, and after the class, as we chatted I found out Natalie was to move to Portugal just a few days later. She and her siblings had just purchased a house by the sea in Portugal and were about to realise their dream of opening a B&B together. I was very impressed and happy for her. Or, 80% happy and 20% jealous as I always am when I meet someone living their dream. I told her, half joking, that if she ever needed someone to host yoga retreats she should give me a call.

Weeks went by and she moved to sunnier places and I stayed in Stockholm for a very mild summer. When Natalie reached out to me in August to ask me if my offer still stood it took me only a minute to say yes, before I even knew what, when and where. Sometimes you have to just take the plunge.

So here it is, from chit-chat dreams to reality! We are so happy to invite you to join us on the very first yoga retreat hosted at Villa dos Irmãos, Sao Lourenço.

Natalie and I are both professionally trained and registered at Yoga Alliance. Natalie is also a nutritionist and a big focus will be on serving delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals. In addition to 2 yoga classes a day, we will have a cooking class, runs along the beach, yoga massages, heart opening sessions and headstand workshops to only name a few.

With only 6 guests at a time we want to make sure to create a very cozy and warm feeling and give you all the attention you deserve during your stay.

Practical information
When:
 October 15th to October 21st or October 22nd to October 28th 2017
Where: Villa dos Irmãos, Sao Lourenço (about 1h away from Lisbon)
Price: 4739 SEK (not including flights, personal insurance or Visa costs)
Registration: Read more and book your spot here!
Additional information: Our classes are suitable to both beginners and intermediate practitioners.

If you have any questions regarding the retreat, do not hesitate to ping us an email on contact@bestofyou.se


By: Mo Oléron 

Be Inspired

Practice what you preach

This weekend has been very busy. Good busy. The kind of busy you hope for when you start your own business and want to live doing what you love: inspiring people to be the happiest version of themselves.

But sometimes you get caught up in the turmoil, the excitement, the stress, the pressure to deliver and reach expectations (your own especially) and sometimes, you lose touch with the meaning of it all.

It happened to me on Saturday. We were hosting a beautiful event for Yuhme. For this we were sponsored by Yogish Collective, who generously provided gorgeous mats and a stunning one piece for me to wear. At the end of the class, Janis, our photographer took some shots of Henriette and me. We figured we always take pics of everyone else but us. Later that day as I was working on the class I would be holding the following day, when Henriette sent me one of the pictures, asking if it was ok to post in our social media channels.

My first reaction was to scrutinize the picture around my belly area. My soft spot. Literarily. I immediately rejected it, feeling way too self-conscious about myself. (Just for the record, I know I am not fat. But no one chooses their complex, right?)

Later on, it hit me… what was I doing?

Didn’t I love myself just the way I am? Who was I to preach to people about self-love and all that jazz and later on censure my own body? I felt really bad about it. Guilty as charged.

The following day, as we hosted our second event of the weekend with The Yoga Story, I listened to our dear Life Coach Sandra Aggemo asking if we had anything we wanted to share with the group, anything we wanted to work on. I suddenly realized I had to speak up. I had to let it out because a fault confessed is half redressed, right? Because I realized there was something that bothered me more than my belly on that picture, it was the idea that I could come across as fake and hypocritical.

Today, before starting on this post I stumbled upon an article in Le Monde (in french) about the whole Yoga buzz and the fact that it is so trendy that it has completely lost its meaning somehow. It really resonated with me and what had happened this weekend. Every time I teach I hope to touch people one way or another, I hope they take something with them home. But I cannot forget that every time I teach, I learn something in return.


By: Mo Oléron / Photo cred: Janis Saulis