Inspiration

Yoga & Breakfast

June 4, 2015

Are you doing yoga regularly? What do you like about it? I did lots of yoga positions when I was pregnant and later, I relied on certain poses to relax my muscles and encourage delivery. As a general practice though, I am not into yoga at all. My friends are different, they are so dedicated and go at least 3-4 times a week. I’m so inspired by their commitment to mind and body and wonder if I need to give it a try too. An outlet for me to plug into right now which encourages mindfulness, builds strength and increases blood flow, flexibility and brings more self awareness sounds positively lovely.

Yoga & Breakfast

Now that my son is sleeping consistently 3 hours a day, I could definitely fit it in during nap time or in the evening when he’s asleep. Hmmm. I’ve been doing some research lately and it seems there is a huge trend (at least in Europe) to attend yoga retreats in beautiful, tropical locations. Have you noticed the same where you live? I recently stumbled across another concept called Yoga & Breakfast, which is equally interesting to me.

Founder, Yoga instructor, recipe developer, photographer and stylist (wow, right!?) Belén Vazquez Amar, is originally from Barcelona but currently is based in Stockholm. She offers her traveling Yoga & Breakfast workshops to studios where she brings together food and fitness, and I find the idea so calming, unexpected and heartwarming. You can learn more about her upcoming events on her Facebook page, too.

Yoga & Breakfast

Yoga & Breakfast

Yoga & Breakfast

Yoga & Breakfast

Yoga & Breakfast

Yoga & Breakfast

Yoga & Breakfast

 

Yoga and a delicious healthy meal all at once? Sounds so nice.

(photos: marta vargas)






18 Comments

  • Reply Leanne June 4, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    If I had a meal like that ready for me after yoga I’d be stoked! I try to do yoga, there’s a great free class in a park by me above the harbor which is amazing! And it’s so relaxing which is my favorite thing about yoga, I definitely need to be more regular I my practicing of it though. Maybe a vacation to a exotic yoga place would do the trick ;)

    • Reply Holly Becker June 4, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Yes I agree, a vacation with yoga would definitely be inspiring.

  • Reply Nina Helmsmüller June 4, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Very inspiring post, as always. Thank you, Holly. Reminded me to integrate more Yoga in my daily routines.

  • Reply All things nice... June 4, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve never tried yoga, I’m not good at relaxation so never thought I’d really like yoga, perhaps I should try it out, I might you tube a few yoga exercises

    All things nice…

  • Reply Ujjaini June 5, 2015 at 1:34 am

    For this meal….I can do yoga the entire day!

    imyownmuse.blogspot.com

  • Reply Megan June 5, 2015 at 4:50 am

    I am a fan of yoga but it is hard to find a good class that fits my schedule and isn’t too far away. I tried YouTube yoga with little success until I found Yoga with Adrienne. I’m doing her 30 day challenge and loving it! The sessions are 30 min or less and she does not take herself too seriously. It’s been a great addition to my morning routine.

  • Reply Laura Amiss June 6, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Hi Holly, I LOVE yoga, I have three children and I have never felt stronger and fitter. The yoga I do is pretty intensive, I do all my classes online. I work from home and my youngest is nearly two, I do the classes while he sleeps. What I really like about these videos is that they are both extremely physical and help focus the mind. Love the new layout by the way.

    youtube.com/user/YogaIntervals19

  • Reply shelly June 6, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    what a beautiful idea!

  • Reply Jenn @ EngineerMommy June 8, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I only did prenatal yoga when I was pregnant. I would love to start doing yoga again on a regular basis. Thanks for this inspiration!

  • Reply Inge @ Simply Fabulous Chic June 9, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Well, that sounds so wonderful… the idea alone to do yoga and have breakfast all in one. Just bliss. I always tell myself to start yoga, it might free my mind, but I never actually start. I did start running again though. Just to make my head clearer, because the past few months have been so hectic personally that I didn’t feel like breathing at all. Maybe yoga would have helped me too, but I just wanted to unleash some negative energy in my running. I might have to try yoga once in my life too, the word yoga alone sounds so calming. :-)

  • Reply kinga June 10, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I would LOVE to go on a yoga retreat. A friend of mine did a “goddess surf and yoga retreat” where she learned to surf and did yoga everyday alongside some amazing women. I would be so into that…I keep hinting to my family to gift me this…haha…I deserve it right?

  • Reply Krislyn June 11, 2015 at 12:34 am

    As a yoga teacher I say go for it! Yoga can seem intimidating at first. Try out a couple different teachers not all will offer what is right for you. Good Luck!

  • Reply mel June 11, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Yoga and breakfast sounds wonderful! Like you, I really enjoyed yoga during pregnancy but never got around to it after… It’s certainly something I’d love to take up again, everyone I know who does it, swears by it. The retreats are definitely huge in the southern hemisphere also. I even have friends who flew to Bali for a retreat. Okay, inspired to take it up. Thanks Holly.

  • Reply CathD June 14, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Just looking at the beautiful photos here and I am inspired. I have tried Yoga off and on, however, I love swimming the best along with walking. A few years ago, I took private Yoga lessons, which worked very well for me. I was on a tight budget, so I booked my lessons for a month, then I would meet with my Yoga teacher once a week and repeat the routines every day until my next class. Unfortunately, I could no longer afford to pursue my classes and I lost the momentum and the motivation. My daughter is in the process of getting her certification and I will once again be taking private lessons. She is also an excellent Vegan cook and I am going to suggest we try Yoga and Breakfast too.

  • Reply Jessica June 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Besides the yoga, everything looks so healthy and delicious. I strive to make my meals that healthy and appetizing!

    citycomfortsdc.com

  • Reply Sarah June 19, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Haven’t been doing yoga since researcher Stuart McGill said forward bends were probably a big old back “no no” (check out his videos on youtube.) There are so many variations of those in yoga and I wonder if that’s not why my back was so very messed up for decades. I hope that more research goes into this and people don’t just accept that things that feel relaxing are in fact therapeutic for joints. Thrown-out backs tend to heal all on their own, and people may be falsely attributing yoga as the reason theirs did.

    Yum to the food pictures, though. :-)

  • Reply Marc June 23, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Love the idea! There is something similar here in Barcelona, Pilates and brunch, which would love to try.
    Beautiul post that makes me want to start with Yoga again.

  • Reply Jenifer July 24, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I”m doing yoga from last 3 years it was paused for some time when I’m pregnant, after pregnancy I resumed yoga classes and it helps me to recover my shape . the balanced diet is necessary to take maximum benefit of yoga. the breakfast you suggest is truly effective and helpful.

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