There is a whole branch of yoga called ‘Anna Yoga’ but it’s nothing to do with someone called Anna or Annie! Although my friend Annie’s does teach amazing Dru Yoga in Manchester. Anna is a very beautiful Sanskrit word meaning nourishment. In Hinduism there is an actual Goddess […]
Head chef at the Dru Centre in North Wales, Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Keith devises and oversees the culinary and nutritional delights for all the course participants throughout the year.
His passion for feeding people began with home-baking at the age of 10. He was soon bringing to school cakes, breads and pasties. His schoolmates joined in and before long they were swapping cakes and recipes during the lunch breaks and raiding mums’ cookery books in the evenings.
A qualified Medical Herbalist Keith also offers exclusive and engaging health and nutrition retreats and courses in North Wales, aswell as workshops and seminars on Aryuveda throughout the UK and abroad.
Just a few minutes of yoga stretching really sets you up for the day. Join in with my early morning sequence for a really great start to your day! If you have more time try the Sun Salutations ‘greeting the sun’ . This is a sequence of yoga […]
Savasana is the yogic name for deep relaxation. In Sanskrit sava means corpse and asana is pose so savasana is the corpse pose. Sounds a bit gruesome but it is probably the most powerful postures in Yoga. The good news is you don’t have to be super fit or supple, you just have […]
A recent trip to Lanzarote provided the perfect setting to spice up my Mojo! In the depth of winter Lanzarote is nice and warm, it enjoys an eternal spring – being on the same latitude as New Delhi! For hundreds of years the Canary Islands were a stopping off point to and from South […]
All of us would like to travel through time and space, to change our past. Perhaps work harder, have more fun, to take back something we may have said. From the age of 14 to about 21 I regularly worked at the family business, Squires Timber Ltd. I […]
Everyone loves a massage, and an oil massage is one of the fastest ways to get grounded and balance your ayurvedic doshas. Massage is often a rare treat though, it’s great to have one done for you, but my philosophy is…why wait? Twice a week I give myself a great Ayurvedic massage—all […]
This spice mix contains all 6 Ayurvedic tastes, so it makes any meal easier to digest and more balanced. It’s also delicious which helps you eat and enjoy healthy food. The Daily Grind! Some spices are better freshly ground, this time I used fennel seeds, cardamon pods and coarse ground black […]
Nearly every family gathering has at least one vegetarian; and for the past 25 years, in our family, that’s been me! With the festive season rapidly approaching, here are my top tips to survive a vegetarian Christmas plus my favourite recipes ( it’s not Christmas dinner without burned roasties and […]
Taking a 20 minute epsom salt bath is just about the best way to chill out, relax and enjoy a great detox, all at the same time! About Epsom Salts Epsom salts are made of the mineral ‘magnesium sulphate’. Both magnesium and sulphate are important nutrients for the body, and […]
Liver Cleansing Periodic clearing out your liver is one of the most powerful things you can do to improve your health, vitality and lifespan. The liver, is your own recycling and refuse plant. Any toxins from food or drink gets sorted out there, as well as the bodies […]
Ageing isn’t as inevitable as we might feel. In fact, a lot of the slowing down process (joints seizing up and general decrepitation) isn’t always just down to the passing of years. It can be that our organs, tissues and joints are really clogged up with toxins and just […]
This was my first visit to the Natural Products Show for years, so I braced myself for the usual long queues, security checks and interrogations – but I needn’t have worried as it was surprisingly easy to get in. They just scanned our tickets and the badges were […]
Why is linseed tea good for you? Normally we hear about linseeds, or flax seeds, because they are packed full of omega 3 essential fats, but not so well known is that tea made from the seeds is also therapeutic. We all know we need to be better hydrated and drink […]
Cooking For Indian Indian People The most difficult test I’ve found in cooking is to make Indian food for Indian people! A bit like making fresh pasta for Italians, mousaka for Greek people or deep fried Mars bars for the Scots. When I worked in India for 4 months at our retreat centre, […]