Knowing the benefits of yoga for both strengthening your body and refreshing your mind I couldn’t wait to attend Feast and Flow’s pop-up event that took place in hidden gem 42 Acres in Shoreditch in East London. With the high ceilings and big windows this newly opened co-working and events space felt like the zenest place in London. Being consciously present in this bright and open space, I began to relax my racing mind straight away and I was happy knowing that I had this time out to focus just on me. The relaxed yoga practice really took me into a magical space and I felt myself creating space in my mind and my body – all thanks to Wilde Yoga instructor Sarah Eckersely!
Feast and Flow is a harmonic collaboration between the adorable ex-PR professional and Founder of Wilde Yoga Sarah Eckersely and passionate food and drink connoisseur and Founder of MIMOD’S Kitchen Steph Sowden. The theme of this month’s yoga pop-up event was mindfulness and the commentary from Sarah during the practice really helped bring our complete attention to the present experience of practicing our movements on a moment-to-moment basis and realising that everything in life is temporary. If we could all live in the present moment I wonder wouldn’t our stress levels reduce? Sometimes we rush too much and when you think about it, is there really any point?
After the yoga class we treated our bodies to a two-course vegan brunch of energy ball truffles to help refuel, chocolate orange smoothie bowls and nut butters and homemade chia jams paired with freshly baked sourdough bread. The date and tahini energy ball truffles dusted in poppy seeds, shredded coconut and flax seeds were outstandingly good! Following the breezy brunch everyone later enjoyed a hearty portion of home-made baked beans on sweet potato cake, topped with heritage tomato salad and alfalfa. All so undeniably healthy I felt really good! I’m guessing all those plant-based ingredients were the reason. If you’re wondering what we drank (as alcohol was well off the table) we sipped on Passion Fruit Kombucha, which is a natural raw fermented tea with 100% passion fruit purée. Really refreshing I totally recommend it!
Due to popular demand this fabulous duo will be announcing the next dates of their next pop-up event very soon. I wonder what the theme of their next event will be and what selections of goodness will be in the goody bags! For more information about Wilde Yoga and MIMOD’S Kitchen please click on the links below. Take the magic from the weekend into the following week as that’s what we did! Life doesn’t always have to be serious. Relax and take your time.
Written by Julia Nelson