Posts belonging to Category 'Events'

Beauty & Wellbeing Crushes: Xtend Barre Adventures, Hillary's Wellness Expo & Organic Peppermint Tea!

Welcome to another jam packed edition of Beauty & Wellbeing Crushes! This is seriously such a fun segment for me to put together, and I would love to hear from you if you have any crushes that you think we might like to check out!

Xtend Barre @ Sense of Space in Subiaco

Ok, where to start with this one! A friend and I are currently on a mission to become fitness babes by ramping up our exercise routine, and this was the first cab off the rank. After seeing videos of Xtend Barre online, we approached our post-Easter class with nervousness and excitement.

2 minutes into the warmup, huffing and puffing, we both looked at each other with a fearful smile, we wanted to ramp it up, and this is what we got. 60 minutes of leg toning, butt shaping, ab firming, bicep workin' goodness, all mixed with fun tunes, loads of variation and the promise that you'll feel it for the next few days (this is a good thing!). I can also tell you that not everyone is coordinated, not everyone is perfect at all the moves, and – no one is worried! You just do your best.

The instructor (Kavan) was really lovely and we'll be going back weekly to see if we can improve on our first attempt 😉 Check out Sense of Space online, they have loads of times available!

Hillary's Wellness Expo

Wellness lovers rejoice! The Hillarys Wellness Expo is back! It's a free event held this weekend at Hillarys Boat Harbour on Fri 5th, Sat 6th and Sun 7th April, and features a tribe of health and spiritual practitioners as well as stalls specialising in recycled, sustainable, natural and organic products. There's also a Mongolian yurt on site and many free children’s activities.

Exhibitors include psychics, intuitive midwives, psychosomatic therapists, crystal readings, meditation sessions, plus loads and loads of health stalls. If you're free this weekend make sure you check it out!

Organic Peppermint Tea

Ah peppermint tea, how I love you! Throw organic into the equation and we're verging on soulmates. A really interesting thing has happened… ever since I've started drinking peppermint tea and rosehip tea (not at the same time!) each day, my skin has become exceptionally clear. They're both touted as super skin loving drinks, so I'm going to keep up with this experiment of sorts and hopefully keep enjoying clearer skin.

Have you ever tried Xtend Barre? Have you found peppermint tea or rosehip tea to be great for your skin? I'd love to talk about this with you, so leave me a comment below!

Be well,

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Yoga Review: Complimentary Classes at lululemon athletica Perth City!

As a devout once-a-week yogi for the past twelve months, I recently found myself looking for more class options that would mean I could increase my structured practice to twice a week and reap the rewards of increased practice. However, the financial commitment of two classes a week was a barrier for me given I currently exist in a saving-for-a-house black hole. Then, right on cue, I discovered lululemon athletica community classes at the Perth City store.

lululemon offer a variety of complimentary community classes – yoga classes in store, to anyone and everyone who would like to attend, and there is no catch. The underlying philosophy behind lululemon is producing yoga inspired athletic apparel that will encourage and help people to be active, stress-free and live their best & most fun lives, therefore making the world a better place.

Every week lululemon stores move their thoughtfully designed and brightly coloured apparel aside, unroll yoga mats and turn their stores into instant yoga studios. Classes are led by a variety of local instructors that reflect lululemon’s core values, ensuring the offering is spirited and varied. All this in an effort to spread yoga and fitness to their communities.

This month lululemon athletica Perth City have been offering three community classes a week, and I was lucky enough to try out both the Saturday morning yoga for runners class with Donna Buchanan from The Yoga Vine, and the Wednesday evening upbeat vinyasa class with Laura Carroll from Rooftop Yoga.

My highlight from this month’s classes was definitely the dolphin pose/head stand pose sequence in Donna’s class. Never have I been more comfortable in the knowledge that I was likely to fall over in a room full of people whilst attempting my first full head stand.

Both classes were completely different, yet sublime. One of my favourite things about the community classes is the exposure you gain to different types of yoga and teaching methods. This alone is working wonders for my overall understanding of yoga, not to mention working my body differently each time I practice.

Make sure you check out the community events calendar on lululemon Perth City’s website so you can fill up your diary with divine yoga dates!

lululemon Perth City is located at:

Shop H127, in the enex 100 building in Hay Street Mall – look for the giant purple Buddha!

Have you tried the complimentary classes at Lululemon? We'd love to hear from you so leave a comment below!

Review by Kimberley, a Kiwi migrant to Perth who is a lawyer by day, yoga convert and dog lover.


Wellness Event: Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your Life Purpose Through Yoga, Mar 15-17, 2013.

If you’ve ever questioned ‘Who am I?' and ‘What is my life purpose?’, or wanted to know how to apply the practise of yoga beyond the mat, then this rare three day workshop is for you. It is suitable for everyone, from those with no yoga experience to advanced practitioners, there will be a mix of asanas to help release tension, meditation techniques, and philosophy to help with self-enquiry. If you're wondering what you're doing with your life, feeling stuck, wanting to learn how to slow down and find time to do the things you love, learn to find balance or how to live a more fulfilling life – then this is the workshop for you!

Join Stephan Kahlert as he takes you on a journey to discover your authentic self and dharma, or ‘life purpose’. When we are in tune with our dharma, we live a fulfilled life with more joy and less struggle.

Stephan’s way of explaining even the most difficult philosophical riddles is fun and easy to understand. You’ll be inspired, entertained and leave with a new sense of purpose in life.

Take a journey inwards and learn how yoga can illuminate your path by understanding:

* Obstacles on the path to freedom
* The ethical framework of a yogic lifestyle
* Breath and meditation, the gateway to higher consciousness
* What is karma and how does it impact your path?

Stephan Kahlert, is a respected philosophy and meditation teacher, therapist, counsellor and a lover of life. He met his first teacher, the late Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh known world-wide as Osho in 1980 and was initiated in Poona, India. Stephan's passion is Jnana yoga and the path of knowledge. His motivation is to communicate, inspire and mentor students in discovering the silence and bliss hidden within each of us.
Visit for more details.

Stephan has an amazing way of helping people who are wanting to make changes in their lives so they are living fully and with joy – Bookings for this unmissable three day event (you can choose to book in for one day, or all three) based at Twisting Fish Yoga Studio in Claremont, are available by contacting Erica:

* Email
* Call Erica on 0406 278 248

Mention Wellness WA when booking to receive a 15% discount!

Check out the Facebook event page for more details!

I hope to see you there! :)

This is a sponsored post, as always though, we will only bring you posts with content we think you will find relevant & inspiring!

Be well,




2 Day Raw Food & Detox Course with Amy Rachelle – Naturopath, Raw Food/Detox Expert (USA) – August 11-12.

2 Day Raw Food & Detox Course
with Amy Rachelle, naturopath and raw food/detox expert (USA)
August 11 – 12
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday Chef Course & Sunday 1 Day Detox

Want to learn more about raw foods and how to transition to eating healthier? Curious about detoxing your body? In this weekend course, Amy will teach basic food prep principles that include how to set up your kitchen, to stocking it, to planning and preparing for tasty, easeful eating – and she will lead a one day detox tailored to your needs.

About Amy:

Based in New York City and Bali, Indonesia – Amy Rachelle created Pure Raw in 2005. Coaching individuals and groups on the Pure Raw approach to rawfoods (candida free vegan rawfood, proper food combining, low glycemic, little nut use, emotional work) – her work is a successful formula based on sunfood nutrition, internal cleansing, developing healthy habits, therapeutic emotional processing, meditation, and yoga.

Amy has worked in the U.S. and abroad for the past 10 years guiding thousands of people through her sequential raw food, cleansing, and life transformation programs. In her work she's witnessed the transformation of issues related to weight, skin imbalances, acne, colitis, constipation, digestive difficulities, bloating, headaches, depression, mental instability, fatigue, candida, aging, emotional disturbances, insomnia, purposelessness, and more. With Amy at the helm and supported by her hand picked personally trained teachers, Pure Raw offers beginner to advanced body, mind, and spirit purification programs and education for personal growth and physical/emotional healing.

Amy began her holistic studies as a child with her mother as her first teacher. She received formal education from The University of Georgia and completed her naturopathic doctor degree with Trinity College in the U.S.

I've lost about 10 pounds, and keeping it off this time! Thank you so much for all you do, your insight, your experience, support, etc.” – Kimberly

You are an amazing goddess! Kiyo and I thank you for sharing your pure raw wisdom! David `Avocado` is the god and you are the goddess of true healthy eating and living! We honor you!” – Shivani & Kiyo

♥ Course Weekend Schedule ♥

If you're interested in an amazing weekend of complete wellbeing, detoxing and an intro to raw foods – plus plenty of delicious treats, breath work, meditation and more, then I hope you can come along! As soon as I found out about this workshop I knew I had to share with you all, especially since it's so reasonably priced for a 2 day wellness love-in!

Plus, if you mention Wellness WA / Annette when booking in, you'll receive a 15% discount! Taking the already reasonable price down to $191.25 for two days of total wellbeing :) Hope to see as many of you there as possible, spaces are limited to 25 and quite a few places have already been taken, so get in quick! :) XO

Investment: $225 – 15% for mentioning Wellness WA = $191.25
Location: Fremantle
More info:
Contact Yuliana Tan – to book in!

Be well,