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INNER TRUTH LAUNCHES ON WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

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Back in 2012 investment banker David Newell was battling severe anxiety and depression, a host of physical illnesses and feeling increasingly disillusioned with life in the corporate world.

What followed was a deep dive into wellness and spirituality as David journeyed far and wide both literally and metaphorically to uncover his own inner truth, meaning and purpose.

The fruits of his labour are Inner Truth - the UK’s first audio platform for self discovery - featuring a host of interviews with leading writer, speakers artists and visionaries at the forefront of inner wellbeing including Ruby Warrington, former features editor of Sunday Times Style and founder of The Numinous, singer/songwriter Nick Mulvey and Hollywood’s favourite healer, Shaman Durek.

Inner Truth also hosts a range of transformational audio courses.

Please help support by subscribing to The Inner Truth Podcast on Spotify & iTunes!

Soul Adventures: Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Ibiza

Soul Adventures: Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Ibiza

Image of Trish Whelan via  White Ibiza

Image of Trish Whelan via White Ibiza

A kundalini yoga and meditation retreat at Soul Adventures in Ibiza is a must for anyone looking for profound re-connection to themselves, a deep dive into the transformative powers of Kundalini Yoga and a spiritual overhaul.

At the helm is Trish Whelan, former music exec turned Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher and Sound Healing Master. Trish moved to the beautiful white isle of Ibiza eight years ago and has been facilitating healing retreats both there and in Goa ever since.

I had the joy of attending the four day ‘Soul Medicine’ retreat, which combines daily Kundalini yoga, workshops, sharing, incredible food (more on that later), sound healing and more.

The retreats take place in the more tranquil north of the island, at a stunning authentic Ibizan villa nestled up in the hills surrounded by forest and only five minutes’ walk to the Cala Xuclar beach (also home to arguably Ibiza’s best restaurant, Chiringuito Cala Xuclar).

As a retreat guest, you could not be more supported as you are guided through the four days with love and great care. Trish is incredibly knowledgeable yet also down to earth, warm and relatable. The yoga itself (and the deeply restorative gong baths that follow each practice) takes place on a specially created wooden deck overlooking the beach. It is a real joy being able to practise outside, soaking up the unique energy of Ibiza.

The food was all loving prepared by nutritional health specialist Mel Atkinson of Watermelon Well, with every plant-based meal as vibrant as the last. Mel is a kundalini yoga teacher, a naturopath and a nutritionist and the food offering is all designed to support the healing and transformational experience.

You will have plenty of time to relax, whether that’s bathing in the infinity pool, or booking a Reiki treatment or massage. Often on yoga and meditation retreats you are expected to stick to a tight schedules but at Soul Adventures there is the feeling of freedom balanced with consciously structured days.

I left feeling renewed, energised, vibrant and strong, having soaked up so much wisdom and high vibes from both Trish and the other participants, as well as being supported by the stunning nature of Ibiza.

The retreats are kept small with a maximum of 6 people at a time to really facilitate deep healing.

A special mention goes to Trish’s lovely little dog Snoop, who is also quite the healer!

The next retreat is The Wild Aquarian Woman taking place November 1st - 4th - a four day Kundalini yoga and meditation retreat for women who are stepping into their FULL POWER! Find out more and book HERE.

More on Kundalini Yoga:

Kundalini Yoga, known as "‘The Yoga of Awareness’ is an ancient art and science dealing with the transformation and expansion of consciousness, the awakening and raising of kundalini energy (the energy of creation which lays dormant at the base of the spine).

Kundalni Yoga is comprised of harnessing specific breathing exercises, postures, mantras and more and was made popular in the west by Yogi Bhajan. Read more here.

Introducing...Otherness, London's new wellbeing events platform

Introducing...Otherness, London's new wellbeing events platform

We sat down with our newest client Alex Holbrook, founder of Otherness ahead of its launch on March 20th (Spring Equinox). Otherness is a new, easy way for Londoners to discover wellbeing events and seeks to make alternative wellbeing practices part of everyday life. 

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What inspired you to set up Otherness?

The idea for Otherness first sparked back in November when I was looking for some wellness event inspiration that I could take part in that night. As I was searching I realised that there was no dedicated platform that quickly, easily and beautifully showed these so I decided to create it! 

I wanted to build a hub of discovery, where you can always go to for inspiring events, to find hosts and try new experiences.  

What are some of your tools / practices / tips for staying grounded and connected to yourself in a busy city like London?

When you live in a city it is so easy to get caught up in the rush and lose your centre. I have a couple of practises that I do throughout my day (most days!), to make sure I stay calm and focused: 

- Three times a day I take a few minutes to take 5 breaths in and out to the count of six each. I do these when I first wake up, during the day and then before I go to sleep. This little time out helps me focus and gets my mind in check / relaxes me. 

- I go outside at lunch everyday, it could literally be five minutes to go and get a cookie! But getting out of the office and taking in fresh air connects really get me back to myself and gives me an energy boost, it can also shake off any stress wormholes / creative blocks I’m getting into!   

- I call one of my friends or family every day - it's so important to stay connected to your support group! Get into the habit of calling someone when you have a spare 5 minutes in your day - for me it's on the walk home from the station to my house and always lifts my spirits or makes me realise how lucky I am to have some of the people I do in my life. 

- Exercise is such a huge part of keeping me grounded and calm, even a 5 minute run can blow away the thunder of a bad day or frustration. 

What's exciting you about the wellness industry at the moment?

What's not exciting! I think the fact that things that were seen as very alternative are now coming into main stream consciousness and everyone is so open to trying new things. For me a huge demonstration of this is Balance magazine in London - a whole, monthly, FREE, magazine that covers all aspects of wellness - from meditations to gong baths - which is handed out at stations. 

What is your biggest vision for Otherness?

For everyone that has an interest in wellness to use the platform (aiming high!). Outside of this it is to help the movement that's taking place whereby everyone realises how important our health is - for mind, body and spirit - and takes the steps to look after themselves in each of these areas. 

I would love Otherness to become the point of reference for all - whether someone is just starting their journey into wellness, right through to someone who is a well worn wellbeing warrior - we can guide you on the path.  

Tell us an interesting fact about you...

I used to be a professional dressage rider! I could ride horses before I could walk and still ride now, but only every few weeks as Doodle (my horse!) is in Kent. 

BEING IN HEART WITH NICKY CLINCH

BEING IN HEART WITH NICKY CLINCH

Our client Nicky Clinch is a Transformational Life Coach, Certified Macrobiotic Chef and Counsellor who empowers and inspires others to come back home to their most free and authentic selves.

Through her powerful blend of spiritual and emotional healing and Eastern medicine, Nicky guides people to thrive in their health, lives and self-expression.  Nicky has been on her own personal journey of transformation over the past 20 years, from the depths of addiction and eating disorders to now fast becoming a leading pioneer in the wellness and self development world.
Also a passionate macrobiotic chef, Nicky is skilled in creating food that is delicious, abundant and beautiful that also creates a solid foundation for the transformation she takes people through. Nicky leads regular sold out transformational workshops, events, courses and a podcast, during which she takes her attendees through life changing breakthroughs.

Join her on February 16th for 'Being In Heart', her signature transformational workshop. 

In NIcky's words, "Being in Heart is a fully immersive transformational workshop, where you will be guided in breaking free of what is blocking your heart, allowing you to come back home to the authentic heart space that is your authentic YOU. So you can begin to feel more free and available in your life and come from a space of authentic love. Through many sensory tools, music, sound, movement and human stories we will begin to soften the holding of your hearts, enabling your heart energy to flow fully and freely. Together we will explore the journey of living fully as our authentic selves in our life, without the need to hide or run away. Becoming fully available to ourselves and others, allowing us to give and receive love fully. And softening into the very power, abundance, light and joy that lies within us."