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Sun kisses and simple pleasures ☀️🌼🙏 May it continue.

Xx

#springtime #sunkissed #yogaoffthemat #mothernature #soulfood #simplepleasures
Just a wee soul share...I feel exposed already!

HEALTHY looks different on everybody. For some people that can often mean losing weight. For others....that might actually mean putting on weight. 
Not too long ago I got down to around 40kg and most of my bones stuck out. 
I didn’t get my period for 3 years, I was freezing all the time, and my hair stopped growing. 
I also developed adrenal, digestive and thyroid problems which are thankfully on the mend. 
I didn’t intentionally mean to become so thin, it just sort of happened. 
These days I can actually fit a size 8, and one day I’ll be able to have a family. 
Some days I struggle to get used to having hips, boobs, a bum and a cycle.

Some days it make me feel self conscious and uncomfortable and all a bit too womanly. I still don’t love it. 
There is so much pressure out there to look a certain way (for both guys and girls). If you do decide you want to change your body....good for you! But please just do this from a place of health and LOVE. 
If you feel good, then you’re probably on the right track. 
But if you consciously or unconsciously punish or neglect your body, and you feel depleted, then I would highly recommend exploring the reasons WHY.

Maybe one day you and your bod can even become mates, and you can work with and not against each other to give you the best life possible. 
Take care of your precious wee soul suit. You won’t live in it forever so you might as well enjoy your stay. 🙏 💕

#nourishnotpunish #yogaoffthemat #soulshare #eatingdisorderawareness #selfcare #selflove #bodylove #acceptance #mentalhealth #ahimsa #yogi
Just a wee soul share...I feel exposed already! HEALTHY looks different on everybody. For some people that can often mean losing weight. For others....that might actually mean putting on weight. Not too long ago I got down to around 40kg and most of my bones stuck out. I didn’t get my period for 3 years, I was freezing all the time, and my hair stopped growing. I also developed adrenal, digestive and thyroid problems which are thankfully on the mend. I didn’t intentionally mean to become so thin, it just sort of happened. These days I can actually fit a size 8, and one day I’ll be able to have a family. Some days I struggle to get used to having hips, boobs, a bum and a cycle. Some days it make me feel self conscious and uncomfortable and all a bit too womanly. I still don’t love it. There is so much pressure out there to look a certain way (for both guys and girls). If you do decide you want to change your body....good for you! But please just do this from a place of health and LOVE. If you feel good, then you’re probably on the right track. But if you consciously or unconsciously punish or neglect your body, and you feel depleted, then I would highly recommend exploring the reasons WHY. Maybe one day you and your bod can even become mates, and you can work with and not against each other to give you the best life possible. Take care of your precious wee soul suit. You won’t live in it forever so you might as well enjoy your stay. 🙏 💕 #nourishnotpunish  #yogaoffthemat  #soulshare  #eatingdisorderawareness  #selfcare  #selflove  #bodylove  #acceptance  #mentalhealth  #ahimsa  #yogi 
“Don’t push the river, it flows itself” - Chinese Proverb. (Charlotte’s favourite saying) 
So wise. 🌸🌸🌸 #nature #flow #springtime #sunday #mood #wandering #reflections #ancientwisdom #stressless
Home.

Noun. “A place where you are always welcome and surrounded by those who love you.” A little piece of paradise I can always return to. 
Love you Mum, you’ll always be my rock. 😉 🙏🙏 @julia__fenn 
#breathingspace #meditation #motherearth #angels #home #purenewzeland #loveyoumum #beauty #naturelovers
Springtime means...more of this 🌼🌻🌸 @charlotteclementsphotographer 
#springtime #picnic #naturelovers #selfcare #wander #metime #stressless #mentalhealth
The coolest bunch! 🙏🙏 #yogis #iloveyou #stressless #yogatribe
Our home is so beautiful.

Watching waves is one of my all time favourite ways to soothe an overactive mind. 
Spotify now even has wave playlists that you can pop on the stereo if you don’t live near the ocean.

I’ll see you TOMORROW my sweet friends as we flow to the soothing sounds of waves and Spanish beach guitar one last time. 
PLEASE NOTE: This is our FINAL WEEK of classes for the year so if I hope you can make it so I’m able to give you a big goodbye squeeze. 😊🙏🙏 #naturelovers #oceantherapy #wandering #meditation #breathe #mentalhealth #anxiety #purenewzealand #yogaoffthemat
Our home is so beautiful. Watching waves is one of my all time favourite ways to soothe an overactive mind. Spotify now even has wave playlists that you can pop on the stereo if you don’t live near the ocean. I’ll see you TOMORROW my sweet friends as we flow to the soothing sounds of waves and Spanish beach guitar one last time. PLEASE NOTE: This is our FINAL WEEK of classes for the year so if I hope you can make it so I’m able to give you a big goodbye squeeze. 😊🙏🙏 #naturelovers  #oceantherapy  #wandering  #meditation  #breathe  #mentalhealth  #anxiety  #purenewzealand  #yogaoffthemat 
It warms my heart to see such a shift in our western yoga culture as more and more guys fall in love with Yoga. ❤️ I secretly call you my zen men. 😊

See you guys and girls on the mat this evening. 
I’m going to soak up every bit of it before we say our little goodbyes for the year. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 Pic: @charlotteclementsphotographer @theapothecarywoolston 
#yogaoffthemat #realmendoyoga #wandering #stretch #fitness #christchurch #yoga #nzyoga #mentalhealth #zenmen
It warms my heart to see such a shift in our western yoga culture as more and more guys fall in love with Yoga. ❤️ I secretly call you my zen men. 😊 See you guys and girls on the mat this evening. I’m going to soak up every bit of it before we say our little goodbyes for the year. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 Pic: @charlotteclementsphotographer @theapothecarywoolston #yogaoffthemat  #realmendoyoga  #wandering  #stretch  #fitness  #christchurch  #yoga  #nzyoga  #mentalhealth  #zenmen 
FEELING STRESSED?

Why not indulge in a little forest bathing.

The Japanese scientific research behind the concept of forest bathing is exceptionally “non hippy”. They claim that hanging out in forests can help to lower blood pressure and cortisol levels, and improve concentration and memory.

I’ve been including more simple nature pics lately in the hopes that these images soothe your mind.

When we are stuck in an office or other less than desired place, I find a beautiful image can still help to bring on those feelings of calm. 
Here’s another of my favourite wanders.

Feel free to use these images to set the tone in your relaxations. 🙏🙏 Xx
#stressless #relax #soulfood #purenewzealand #wander #mentalhealth #mothernature #yogaoffthemat #forestbathing
FEELING STRESSED? Why not indulge in a little forest bathing. The Japanese scientific research behind the concept of forest bathing is exceptionally “non hippy”. They claim that hanging out in forests can help to lower blood pressure and cortisol levels, and improve concentration and memory. I’ve been including more simple nature pics lately in the hopes that these images soothe your mind. When we are stuck in an office or other less than desired place, I find a beautiful image can still help to bring on those feelings of calm. Here’s another of my favourite wanders. Feel free to use these images to set the tone in your relaxations. 🙏🙏 Xx #stressless  #relax  #soulfood  #purenewzealand  #wander  #mentalhealth  #mothernature  #yogaoffthemat  #forestbathing 
And we made it. 😊

Time to enjoy the extra light, warmth and colours as we transition into the playful seasons. 🌸🌸🌸 Pic: @charlotteclementsphotographer @theapothecarywoolston 
#springtime #bloom #seasons #mothernature #naturalhealth #christchurch #yogaoffthemat
Enjoy the colours of your weekend ❤️ I hope you find some breathing space. 🙏

#weekend #wandering #lush #solace #mothernature #mentalhealth #purenewzealand #christchurch #breathingspace #soulfood
Hi sweet friends!

I’m covering for my gorgeous girl @sweet.spot.helen while she’s away over the next few weeks. 
If you’d like to pop in for a session at her adorable studio while I’m here then you can book through her website. 
I’m SO inspired by what she has created. 🙏🙏❤️ #christchurchyoga #yogacommunity #yogalove #stretch #stressless #yogagram #inspired
Hi sweet friends! I’m covering for my gorgeous girl @sweet.spot.helen while she’s away over the next few weeks. If you’d like to pop in for a session at her adorable studio while I’m here then you can book through her website. I’m SO inspired by what she has created. 🙏🙏❤️ #christchurchyoga  #yogacommunity  #yogalove  #stretch  #stressless  #yogagram  #inspired 
No need to edit this beautiful view 😊🙏 Enjoy the rest of this gorgeous Winter’s day Christchurch and I will see you lot this evening in the city. 
Just a reminder that you can bring a few snacks if you need fuel to get you through the workshop after class. 🙏🙏 #christchurch #mothernature #breathe #meditation #holistic #lifestyle #naturalhealth #yogaoffthemat #purenewzealand #wandering #simplepleasures
Friends are the family you choose. 
Love this little bunch of heart warmers, you’re such a treat. ❤️❤️🙏 @hellosundaycafe 
#hellosunday #birthdayfun #simplepleasures #girlpower #somuchlove #heartwarmers
Spring isn’t far away... 🌸🌼🌻🌺🌹🌷🍃 My favourite season of all 😊

Breathe it all in. 
Not too hot, not too cold, full of flowers, new life, and everything blooms and shines. 
I hope you bloom and shine too. 
If you didn’t receive my email on Friday then I just wanted to personally thank you for all your warmth and support through the Winter. 
Not long now!

I will look forward to seeing you on the mat next week. 🙏🙏 Pic: @charlotteclementsphotographer @theapothecarywoolston 
#spring #bloom #mothernature #seasons #flowerpower #christchurch #naturalhealth #mentalhealth #yogaoffthemat #breatheitallin
Spring isn’t far away... 🌸🌼🌻🌺🌹🌷🍃 My favourite season of all 😊 Breathe it all in. Not too hot, not too cold, full of flowers, new life, and everything blooms and shines. I hope you bloom and shine too. If you didn’t receive my email on Friday then I just wanted to personally thank you for all your warmth and support through the Winter. Not long now! I will look forward to seeing you on the mat next week. 🙏🙏 Pic: @charlotteclementsphotographer @theapothecarywoolston #spring  #bloom  #mothernature  #seasons  #flowerpower  #christchurch  #naturalhealth  #mentalhealth  #yogaoffthemat  #breatheitallin 
I sure do love whipping up yummy creations for @theapothecarywoolston. ❤️ Chia parfaits still remain one of my favourite homemade treats.

I find them nicer than pure chia puddings, as the different layers add more flavour, colour and texture. 
If you’re trying to cut back on sugar you certainly don’t need to feel deprived or unsatisfied.

Real food can be incredibly healing and tasty. 
Even our Nutrition whizz Melody approves of my sweet treats. 😀😀 Pic: @theapothecarywoolston @charlotteclementsphotographer  #foodismedicine #realfood #yogaoffthemat #healingfoods #nourishyourbody #wholefoods #sugarfree #holistichealth #nutrition
I sure do love whipping up yummy creations for @theapothecarywoolston. ❤️ Chia parfaits still remain one of my favourite homemade treats. I find them nicer than pure chia puddings, as the different layers add more flavour, colour and texture. If you’re trying to cut back on sugar you certainly don’t need to feel deprived or unsatisfied. Real food can be incredibly healing and tasty. Even our Nutrition whizz Melody approves of my sweet treats. 😀😀 Pic: @theapothecarywoolston @charlotteclementsphotographer #foodismedicine  #realfood  #yogaoffthemat  #healingfoods  #nourishyourbody  #wholefoods  #sugarfree  #holistichealth  #nutrition 
“One mind in two bodies”. - Mencius 
Big love to this angel @julia__fenn, who is pretty much an extension of me .❤️ Don’t you just love it when you find people who totally get you and fill you to the brim.

I hope you all enjoyed that glorious weather today.

Feel free to pop into LUNCH TIME YOGA tomorrow if you’re floating about the City.

Fridays at 12.30, in my little city space inside the EPIC building on Manchester St. 🙏🙏🙏 #love #soulfood #springiscoming #angel #solarpowered #plantpowered #wandering #sisters
“One mind in two bodies”. - Mencius Big love to this angel @julia__fenn, who is pretty much an extension of me .❤️ Don’t you just love it when you find people who totally get you and fill you to the brim. I hope you all enjoyed that glorious weather today. Feel free to pop into LUNCH TIME YOGA tomorrow if you’re floating about the City. Fridays at 12.30, in my little city space inside the EPIC building on Manchester St. 🙏🙏🙏 #love  #soulfood  #springiscoming  #angel  #solarpowered  #plantpowered  #wandering  #sisters 
SOCIAL ANXIETY “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” - Anne Deavere Smith

Don’t you just love those relationships where time sort of stops and your heart expands.

Anxiety sure can get in the way of a social life (especially if you experience social anxiety like I did). But ironically, certain relationships can help to pull you out. 
I remember a time when I was too afraid to even leave the house.

I know it’s tricky but try not to push EVERYONE away if you’re in an anxious spiral. 
Good friends can be a great distraction, and maybe they’ll love you regardless of the mess inside your head. 
I’ve noticed that people often accept you as you are if you do. 😊

Pic: @charlotteclementsphotographer @theapothecarywoolston 
#mentalhealth #friendship #love #anxiety #yogaoffthemat #breathe #nzyoga #thoughts #bestie
SOCIAL ANXIETY “Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.” - Anne Deavere Smith Don’t you just love those relationships where time sort of stops and your heart expands. Anxiety sure can get in the way of a social life (especially if you experience social anxiety like I did). But ironically, certain relationships can help to pull you out. I remember a time when I was too afraid to even leave the house. I know it’s tricky but try not to push EVERYONE away if you’re in an anxious spiral. Good friends can be a great distraction, and maybe they’ll love you regardless of the mess inside your head. I’ve noticed that people often accept you as you are if you do. 😊 Pic: @charlotteclementsphotographer @theapothecarywoolston #mentalhealth  #friendship  #love  #anxiety  #yogaoffthemat  #breathe  #nzyoga  #thoughts  #bestie