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I was totally worn out and sick when I boarded the plane to Biarritz. At home I wake up 45 minutes earlier to do my practice.
Peoples reaction to this is why?

I can´t see how I could not. Daily practice has been part of my life for the past 16 years in one form or another.
It´s a thermometer of my physical, mental and emotional state. It gets me through the days and mirrors where I am.

Of course the physical aspect is a big part of it, even more so when not working as a yoga teacher.
My body is active the whole day and stress is the key ingredient in my life at the moment.
Ideally it would´t be like this but life is seldom ideal. I´m working with and thru whats around me. Trying to not get sucked into the dramas at work and in my personal life.
Of course this is impossible but with the practice it becomes very apparent what I can change and what I can´t. This makes it easier to focus on transforming a shitty situation into something productive.
I have not succeed with this the weeks prior to my trip.

So even though not part of the yoga retreat as a student and with work to be done both there and else where.
The nature, silence, people, making food the way I love to, local organic markets, and with time to really practice every day made me feel a little bit less fragmented than when I left.

And we’ve laughed a lot. Josefin, Peter, Isabel, Gonzalo, Jessica and Shay where a great crew.
Yogaakademin and Surfakademin are run by Peter, Jens and Josefin. They are travel agencies for yogis and surfers looking to deepen or learn to practice yoga and surf in different parts of the world.

Vera learnt how to surf with Surfakademin who took her to the beaches along the coast of France and Spain to find just the right waves.

New friends where made and I remembered a part of me that has been neglected for far to long.

Love

Love

Peace

Peace

Power

Power

Nature

Nature

Freedom

Freedom

Movement

Movement

 

Overnight oats

Over night oats

2 dl of oats
1 dl of almond or coconut milk
1 1/2 dl of water
1 tsp of vanilla

Let sit over night and dress with berries, fruits, superfoods, spices, nuts and seeds. If you want it extra creamy add less fluids.

This was the favorit breakfast at Yogaakademins retreat. I also served buckwheat creams, sesame cream, plant yogurts and beautiful sweet fruit from the markets.
Water infused with hibiskus, lemon balm, basil and mint.

Green and red berry beet smoothies.

And of course the psychedelic glass.

Buckwheat cream

Buckwheat cream

Green smoothie bowl

Green smoothie bowl

Overnight oats

Overnight oats

Psychedlic surfer

Psychedlic surfer

Overnight oats

Overnight oats

Morning bliss

Morning bliss

Buckwheat cream with turmeri and spirulina

Buckwheat cream with turmeri and spirulina

Yin and yang sesame fluff

Yin and yang sesame fluff

Buckwheat and bluberries

Buckwheat and bluberries

Psychedlic bowl

Psychedlic bowl

Sesame cream

Sesame cream

5 element overnight oats

5 element overnight oats

Veras glass

Veras glass

Psychedelic morning

Psychedelic morning

Sunrise oats

Sunrise oats

Beet berry bowl

Beets and berry bowl

Blackberry picking

Blackberry picking

Banana blossom glass

Banana blossom glass

Pick a little love alot

Pick a little love alot

Psychedelic yogini

Psychedelic yogini

Raw pumpkin butter and Vin nature

Seed butter pesto

Today I made a raw lasange for lunch at Stockholms Matmarknad. I traded the usual nut based cream for pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin seeds is an alternative to nut butters and pestos for those with food allergies. It is a great source of protein, vitamins A, E and C, zinc, calcium, iron and potassium. It also contains the valuable omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids.

When making a real pesto no mixer is needed. I use a cutting board, knife and a mortel.
But to make the pesto more like a butter I used a high powerd Vitamix to really make it creamy.

Some of the best basil you can get is Swedish and from Åkerby Handelsträdgård and can be bought at the market.

To make this pumpkin seed butter/pesto you need:

4 dl of pumpkin seeds.

3 dl of coldpressed olive oil.

Zest and juice from 1 lemon.

2 tbs of agave nectar. I used raw honey from our roof tops. City bee hive farming a couple of stories up in the air.

1 1/2 tbs of salt.

5-7 dl of good fresh basil.

Mix a little bit at a time in mixer. Always pour liquid or in this case oil first to avoid the seeds and leaves to get stuck.

Pumpkin butter pesto lasanga

Pumpkin butter pesto lasanga

 

Raw wraps

Raw wraps

Raw cashew curry

Raw cashew curry

Regram from a happy costumer

Regram from a happy costumer

Filled peppers

Filled peppers

 

Nature Wine tasting

Below you can see a selection of some amazing wine from Vin natur that we had last weekend at yet another epic day shoot that turned into a lunch, a dinner and some great pictures by Fredrik.

Grapes

Grapes

A selection of grapes from the farmers market

Ange de Demon

Ange ou Demon

The amazing sea made these

The amazing sea made these

Someone stired this risotto for hours and it wasn´t me

Someone stired this risotto for hours and it wasn´t me

Peeping rouge

Peeping rouge

Vin de France

Vin de France

Lovers weed and Miu Miu sandals

Lovers weed and Miu Miu sandals