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"My place to share nutrition for the body & soul" - Amanda Graham

Sugar Scrub

Becoming sugar aware has many benefits for our health and wellness.  Our Facebook group has been evolving through the months and we are now on our fourth month of being sugar aware or sugar free.  Our group has demonstrated our determination and commitment to a...

Free Kid’s Yoga Class

We're very excited to announce our new program for Kids Yoga classes for two age groups 3-7 years and 8-12 years starting in May. To kick start this new fun activity for children, we are offering a special Easter class for 8-12 year olds for FREE on Sunday 23rd April...

5 Healthy Tips by Fork over Knive

If you struggle with making healthy changes - perhaps introduce one per week. Research has proven that small change introduced slowly have more long lasting impact than complete and sudden change to lifestyle and well-being....

Mindful March

Hello everyone! Mindful March already! I thought I would put out a question about what mindfulness actually means to different people and share my experience of mindful eating. Being mindful, or “living life in the present moment”, is one of those obvious things that...

Eating fruit the ayurvedic way

Eating fruit the ayurvedic way is a challenge as so many of our western mealtimes involve fruit asa dessert or drink with a meal.. this is a very short explanation of the ayurvedic reasoning behind when we should and shouldn't eat fruit.. my approach is a moderate one...

Sugar Aware Chocolate Dessert

Ok so this may not be to everyone's taste or fits to everyone's plan but it's a little something I make to satisfy pudding desires! You just need some natural yoghurt, Greek style works best because it is creamier, then add a teaspoon or two of cocoa powder to suit...

Luxury Valentine’s Day Special Offer

Are you looking for a little break for you and your partner, a chance to get away but you need to be flexible on dates? Well, we are offering a two night Valentine’s offer in our luxury safari tent with a candlelit dinner one night and a massage each, on the other...

Sugar Aware February

In January we began a support group designed to help make people aware of how inflammatory sugar has become to our bodies, the contribution it makes to so many illnesses (diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis amongst a few). That group now has over 200...

Exciting News for 2018

We are already finalising dates for our 2018 season.  It includes the return of the lovely Melissa Smith Yoga from Calgary and Texas.  Melissa ran two retreats here in 2016 and I'm delighted that she has a plan to come back in July 2018.  Sign up for the newsletter to...

Sugar Free January

It’s Sugar-free January @Praanawellness! Praanawellness is a small, organic health and wellbeing retreat centre, set amongst the Cognac vines, where we truly believe in all things balanced and in moderation. We don’t believe in extremes of any kind and we certainly...

Nourishing Vegan Loaf Recipe

(makes 1 loaf) Gluten free, lactose free, vegan. High in fibre, protein and healthy fats! It will store well for 5-7 days, or freeze it pre sliced. Ingredients 2 cups                   Filtered water 1 cup                     Raw sunflower seeds; ground 1 cup...

Kitchari

Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic dish that is known to assist in detoxing the body and balancing the three doshas. Kitchari provides many nutrients while cleansing the toxins out of the body. It’s a great way to cleanse the body and soul in a gentle way. Kitchari...

Grown Up Porridge

So I get asked about brekkie and what I have all the time! When I say.. Usually a variation on porridge people curl their nose! It's not the same as when we were babes! Although nothing wrong with a good scots porridge with cream and salt every now and then! I need...

Golden Turmeric Milk

Its an acquired taste (add more honey to begin then reduce) but its benefits far outweigh the slightly unusual taste..and if you are in pain or your body is inflamed...in any way... then try it for a month and see if it makes a difference.. good for all ages. Makes 2...

Amanda’s Green Juice

Primarily used for flushing through the kidneys. Obtain maximum nutrients by drinking first thing in the morning before breakfast. Ingredients (1 serving) 1/3                  cucumber 1                      apple 2 inchs            courgette/zucchini 2 handfuls     ...

What is Ayurveda?

  Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medicinal system which is thousands of years old.  It is natural in its approach and treats the whole person.  It translates from Sanskrit as the ‘science of life’ because it believes we are all a unique make-up of the five elements:...

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