Based on a James Wong recipe these donuts are a firm favourite for our gluten free and gluten friendly guests alike . More like a cake than a fried donut you will not believe how tasty these are and depending on how healthy (or not!) you want to to go can adapt the toppings to be super indulgent.Read More
The industry standard when it comes to yoga mats is that “sticky is best”...right? Well, there’s a range of mats now available that are challenging the “sticky is everything” rule. Our Head Yogi at Tonic, Pip has given us a review of her top 3 velvet feel mats. Prepare to be converted!Read More
From embracing your sense of wonder to eating consciously, this quick 5 minute guide will remind you what’s important this Christmas and give some top tips on how to have a calmer, less stressful festive season!Read More
What would living life on your terms look like for you? More yoga, a healthier diet or just a contentment you’ve got your sh*t together (most of the time)? Why do some many of our best laid plans fail and what can we do to succeed in our ambitions? In this blog Naz describes the simple positive practices she has instilled into her morning and evening routine that help connect mind, body and breathe and also develop discipline Once you’ve these mastered you will have the perfect foundation to build your life as you really want it.Read More
With so many yoga mats to choose from out there it’s easy to get a bit confused - why are there so many!?
It’s worth knowing that not all mats are created equal but in fact there are different mats depending on what you need them for.
Pip has about 50 yoga mats in her collection (although of course not all for her to use at the same time!). She’s tried pretty much all the big name brands and the lesser known ones too. Here are here top 5 tried and tested favourite yoga mat recommendations.
Could you survive on 4 juices a day, no food, tea or coffee? Why on earth would you even want to? Well if you have ever wondered what a juice cleanse is and what it's like to do one this blog is for you. Tonic's resident cook Naz shares her experience of a 5 day juice cleanse.Read More
As I stepped onto my mat I immediately felt an overwhelming sense of peace, from the moment I raised my arms I was totally calm. When I finished my practice I lay in savasana totally blissed out and completely surrendered to the feelings of joy flowing through me.
No...not feeling like that? Feeling more like a strung out, sweaty yogi with an overwhelming urge to run for the nearest door whilst tossing your yoga mat aggressively in the air? Don't panic because you're not alone!Read More
If you're putting off a daily yoga practice because you keep telling yourself you haven't the time or you don't have any DVDs to follow, or even have a proper mat ....STOP and read this. Tonic yoga teacher Pip debunks those misconceptions and proves how little you need to get started and let the yoga flow IN.Read More
Big changes and resolutions whether they're work related, health or emotional can be daunting. January is cold and miserable especially for folks straight back to work, so trying to force yourself to survive on rice cakes and cabbage water whilst pencilling in a full week of gym sessions and body pump is probably not that realistic. Here are Tonic Retreats top 5 small changes that will make a big difference.Read More
Why I do yoga is an honest and open account of the awakening of a yogi - our lovely Tonic Retreats teacher Pip. Put the kettle on and be inspired. You'll see that falling in love with yoga is a long and beautiful blossoming there for the taking... for all of us.Read More
On every retreat our guests always rave about Naz's Bircher Muesli (or soaked oats if you want to be 2015 about it!) and inevitably ask for the recipe to recreate it at home. We thought we'd share the love so here it is for you to enjoy too!Read More