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Slow living yoga retreat in Portugal

We are doing it again. Put your yoga pants on, pack your swim suits and get ready for surfer’s salty hair and home cooked meals. Slow living in all its glory!

Our Yoga teacher Mo is teaming up once again with Dietitian guru and Yoga pro Natalie for a yoga retreat that will bring an end to your 2018 winter.

In a beautiful family house overlooking the bay in the tiny village of Sao Lorenco, just a stone throw away from beautiful jewel and surfers’ paradise Ericeira, Mo and Natalie will take the best care of you with morning and evening yoga classes, yoga and personal development workshops, raw food baking classes, homemade healthy and tasty breakfast and meals, runs on the beach and visits to the nearest attractions such as Sintra or Lisbon.

With only six guests at a time Natalie and Mo like to get to know their guests and adapt their practices to everyone’s need and level.

Practical information
When:
 March 25th to March 31st and April 1st to April 7th
Where: Villa dos Irmãos, Sao Lourenço (about 1h away from Lisbon)
Price: From 472 Euros  (not including flights, personal insurance or Visa costs)
Registration: contact@bestofyou.se
Additional information: Our classes are in English suitable to both beginners and intermediate practitioners.

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

Lots of love from Best of You


By: Morgane Oléron 

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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

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Yuhme: You-us-humanity-me-environement

On Saturday 26th of August we had the privilege to host a beautiful event for Yuhme, the water bottle with a purpose.

Based in Gothenburg, Alex and Alex, the couple behind Yuhme, was visiting the capital, eager to meet with our readers to share their story and values about being the change you want to see in the world.

We welcomed everyone at SUP46, the Start Up Mecca in the heart of Stockholm, followed by a very enlightening, honest and touching presentation from Alex and Alex. They talked about how the idea was born, their journey towards the very first bottle and their dreams for the future. After some Q&As, it was time for refreshment sponsored by Oatly, followed by a yoga class focusing on our water element (what else!). We worked on our second chakra and releasing the hips. All this on the beautiful and colorful Yogish Collective mats!

After the class, everyone got the opportunity to buy bottles, and at the same time making a change in people’s lives in Central Africa, by providing 6 months of clean water for each bottle purchased. All our guests also went home with a beautiful reusable environmental friendly glass straws offered by Stream Straws. 

It was a very inspiring morning for all of us. A moment to share and reflect on what we do daily that can impact others and the world we live in, and how we can all make a change. One step at a time.















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


By: Morgane Oléron / Photo cred: Janis Saulis

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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

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Run yogi, run!

A lot of runners are reluctant to start practicing yoga. Maybe because they fear they will not be flexible enough (number one excuse worldwide), or because they see it as something too gentle for them who like the contact of the asphalt, the race of their heartbeat and the wind on their face.

I started running before I started doing yoga, but it was not like that for me. Running has always been, and I have accepted the fact that it always will be, a love and hate relationship. Whereas yoga is just love. But somehow I need both. Talk about balance.

Runners out there, do not disregard yoga. It helps tremendously.

Things you need for running:

  • Muscle strength
  • Good balance and alignment to prevent injuries
  • Flexibility
  • Good breathing habits
  • Focus

Things yoga practice brings you: all of the above.

Do not be afraid to replace one run by a yoga class every now and then. You are not slacking, you are growing. Just like you will never evolve by doing the same thing over and over, just like you spice up your runs with a little “fartslek” every now and then, yoga will bring you the little extra to keep improving and reaching further.

Yoga teacher Denise Thompson once said “Yoga and running are the Yin and Yang of fitness”. I could not agree more, and I could not do one without the other anymore. When I feel too lazy to go for a run, I do yoga instead and it instantly makes me want to go for a run the next day. And when I have been running my muscles and my mind are calling for a delicious yoga sequence.

I’ll see you on the road…or the mat.


By: Mo Oléron

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Has technology ripped me off my 6th sense?

Someone once told me: “Listen to your heart. But be quiet for a while and learn to feel the answer”. That was 10 years ago, but the sentence has resonated with my ever since.

I grew up with a Pocahontas of a mom who taught us that “every rock and tree and creature has a life, has a spirit, has a name”.  And I have embraced that until…somehow, I lost it. I still believed, but I lost my ability to listen to my heart, to quiet it, to feel the answers.

I am a Millennial. I saw the beginning of the internet, the cell phone and all that jazz. I have lived without it all and still it’s quite impossible for me to remember a life when I don’t come home from work and spend time on my computer or watch Netflix.

And while progress progressed…I lost it.

I don’t listen within myself anymore, I Google for the answer. I check forums, I auto diagnose myself, I look at what others do and come around to their opinions because it is safe and time saving. Or I end up calling mom for advice. Just like Pocahontas goes to Grandmother Willow. See I can always second guess Google, but never my mom.

Since yoga became such a big part of my life I have not only studied the asanas (the sanskrit name for yoga poses), but everything around it and it has helped me find that 6th sense again. That ability to trust myself and my guts.

For me stepping on the mat has helped because it forces me to stay away from technology for a least 20 minutes every day. I welcome the feeling of my body remembering the movements without even having to think, almost like a quiet and slow motion dance. I start my practice kind of in a blur, early in the morning and often finish up with either new ideas or a plan for the day.

The answers are not always clear…but they are there, it’s just up to me to bring them to life.

But it doesn’t have to be yoga for everyone. Find your own slow motion dance with yourself and find your own answers.

A French journalist once asked Fredrik Reinfeldt, former Swedish prime minister, how well Sweden was doing compared to France, and his answer was: “You can not fix your problem with someone else’s solutions” and I feel this applies to everything.

So, whenever I feel I need to be more attentive to what my heart tells me my to go cure is a chat with mom and a yoga practice, my magic combo. What is yours?


By Morgane Oléron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yoga, bubbles & brunch

Sundays are for brunch, no debate there. If it´s vegan, it´s even better and throw a little yoga in there and you got yourself the perfect start to the day.

We were lucky enough to be treated with the perfect combination of yoga, bubbles and a vegan brunch yesterday as we were invited by mymuesli to a beautiful event organized by Angelica Eldh and The Yoga Story.

We joined a joyful bunch of ladies in the adorable courtyard of Ling Long. When we arrived, we changed into a pair of tights and a sports bra from “I Can I Will” and enjoyed Frill´s frozen smoothie topped with mymuesli´s summer muesli. Afterwards we tuned in for 60 minutes of Vinyasa led by Ayla Earey on the beautiful mats from Grounded Factory, mats which are so pretty they messed with our balance poses since we couldn’t stop staring at the tropical prints. Lastly we got to mingle with all the ladies present while enjoying champagne (even spiced with Frill), followed by an amazing vegan brunch. The food was seriously TOO good!

It was a wonderful start to a sunny Sunday and we are grateful to have been invited. Thank you mymuesli, Angelica, The Yoga Story, Grounded Factory, I Can I Will, Frill and all the other ladies there.


See all the pictures from the event in our Facebook album.


Photo cred: Angelica Eldh, Melker Sehlstedt & Henriette Danielsen

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Mindful morning session in Chicago

Visiting Chicago for a week, our very own yoga teacher, Mo, decided to team up with Del from Del’s Cooking Twist for a yoga & breakfast event.  

After interviewing Del last week about her life as a food blogger they concluded that by combining their two passions they could offer the perfect morning treat: 45 minutes hatha yoga followed by an all vegan breakfast, all in an intimate and cozy space with an amazing view over Chicago.

Del had prepared all vegan treats including: beetroot pesto toast with avocado, tahini toasts with sun-dried tomatoes, berry smoothies, granola cups and peanut butter cups with cashew and lime spread, raw energy balls, freshly squeezed orange juice and green detox tea from David’s Tea. It was absolutely delicious! You can find all the recipes and more inspiration on her blog and download her free e-book. 

It was a real pleasure to work with Del and welcome everyone, including fellow yoga teacher Stephanie. A great way to spend a sunny and bright morning in snowy Chicago.





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Get your namaste on

Going to a yoga studio can be both time-consuming and expensive, making many skeptical to give it a try. We therefore give you the tools to get your namaste on without having to leave your home or spend a dime!

Yoga is a wonderful way to stay active and will not only give your body a workout, but your mind as well. It requires you to be in the moment and turn your awareness inwards. Just what we need!

But there can be several things that can keep you from the studio – time, money or even fearing to look silly in front of more experienced yoginis (no need to feel silly though)! Whatever the reason, we got the solution.

So, get your mat out and get your namaste on! Here are two different practices (one short and one longer) with our favorite teacher, Adriene.


By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Clara Mo

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Just breathe

On December 17th, we had a yoga workshop in collaboration with Subhechha Yoga at Clarion Sign in Stockholm. Mikaela and Morgane, the two lovely souls behind Subhechha Yoga started off talking a little about how to stay centered in the midst of the Christmas chaos, before guiding us through a 75 minutes Hatha yoga class, leaving us feeling relaxed and centered.

Christmas for many can be stressful, and it was nice to see so many beautiful yogis show up and dedicate that time for themselves. Such an amazing way to welcome the holiday.

We want to thank Grounded Factory for lending us their beautiful mats, Clarion Hotel Sign for letting us host the event at their amazing hotel and Run & Relax for a whole outfit for one lucky winner to bring home! And of course; NOA, mymuesli, Tidningskungen, Holistic Sweden and Nova Concept who helped us create goodie bags filled with lovely treats.











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By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Ellinor Ravelin