Summer Salad

Look what i found, lovely garden fairies have made me lunch. This is one of the most lovely things I have ever had on a plate. And at the risk of sounding like a dick, mostly picked from the garden. Watermelon, Strawberries, Cucumber, nasturtium flowers and leafs, Radishes, Mint, Olives, Leaves Mixed (preferably edible, but…

Mini Retreat Days

The workshops are a great way to get a day or just a morning off and get back to nature. With them starting at 10am or 11am, it is totally possible to nip down to for a day retreat in the forest. So why not grab a friend and make a day of it by…

Mega Mango and Turmeric Cheesecake

So I made this on the last retreat and it was possibly the most awesome desert EVER! I thought I had invited it but a quick search of the interweb reveals many others have had a similar moment of genesis. So here is a recipe that is a lot like mine only with measurements that…

Bliss Balls Basics-Only three ingredients

I have been asked for this on my retreats so here it is. This is the basic ‘formula’ now add what ever takes your fancy.   Note: Makes 20-30 balls, depending on the size you prefer. Ingredients: 1 cups nut butter or tahini 1 cup sesame seeds or nuts of choice grind to preferred constancy (chunky…

Mi-SO Yummie Mushroom Soup

Okay, we all know how to make soup, put stuff in pot and cook till yummie. Well every once in a while you stumble across a combo worth shouting about, so here it is. I was making  a miso gravy the day before which was awesome, then there was some left over so I added…

Zingy ZOOM Bliss Balls

I was recently running a retreat in the New Forest and I like to treat my fellow yogis to a few treats, of the non-bending kind every so often. This is the offering that went down with a bang. Makes lots (enough for 18 people to have one each) 2 large carrots 250grams Almonds fine…

More Retreats

Nova’s Affinity Yoga Retreats started in 2005 and continues to grow and evolve with the scope of bringing us to that place where our instinctive knowing guides us to live from the inside out. The program explores a combination of ancient eastern disciplines including meditation, pranayama and yoga, as well as more contemporary energetic therapies…

Scary Times call for Scary Yoga

So I have been trying to balance the need to know what is happening in the world with the need to run and put my head under a pillow not least because I have two small people who have no idea what a scary shit pit the world is currently pretending to be. I am…

Best Vegan Butternut Cake Ever

1 cup Mashed butternut squash 1 cup dark sug 2 cups Self raising Flour 1/2 cup of each orange juice, almond milk 1/3 cup rapeseed oil mixed spice, nutmeg, caraway seeds,