Incorporating Five Element Theory Into Daily Life

WINTER & THE WATER ELEMENT In our seasonal blogs on the application of Five Element Theory into daily life we focus on transitional periods and seasonal shifts, and the things that can we do each day to support this process. The earths…

Make space in your diary... for rest, breakfast and retreats

Happy New Year! We hope you've had a restful, joyful and love-filled time - or at the very least, given yourself a chance to take stock of 2015 and start setting new intentions for 2016. Now's a great time to go through your 2016 diary and…

Christmas Special Offer - Buy a retreat as a gift and receive an additional 10% off!

Looking for an extra special gift this Christmas? Do you know someone who would LOVE to go on a retreat and learn more about yoga, nutrition, holistic cookery and natural self care? Or maybe you know someone who really NEEDS a retreat or some…
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From summer into autumn: food, yoga and lifestyle advice

Chinese Five Elements: Late Summer into Autumn, Earth into Metal In ancient Taoist philosophy and at the core of the teachings of Chinese Medicine is the system of the 5 elements, and what is known as Five Element Theory. Here at Bloom…

Mountains, mindfulness and millet burgers

We had stunning mountain views, almost wild horses, mischievous donkeys, an abundant allotment and fruit trees, chilled out and happy dogs, invigorating waterfalls and frozen watermelons. We had amazing food and cookery workshops, nutrition…

Learn how to prevent stress from making you ill - plus stress relieving recipe

Why stress is the number one cause of most chronic illness... ...and how you can actively do something NOW to counter the physical and mental effects of stress in daily life! Do you find yourself without sufficient energy to get on with your…

Energy boosting recipes, tips and Italy course!

When the sunshine comes out, we often feel a natural boost in energy - but how can you sustain this all year round, and what if your energy levels still aren't great? Natural rhythms Firstly, it's important to accept that our energy levels…

Casali Del Soratte... a nature lover's paradise!

  Our venue for this summer's Nutrition & Cookery Course is a nature lover's paradise. Located 50 km north of Rome, Italy, in the protected area of Monte Soratte, Casali enjoys 19 hectares of unspoilt countryside nestled in a valley…

Calming the effects of stress - recipes, tips and Italy course

One of the main factors involved in all disease is stress - or rather how your body responds to trauma and stressful conditions. The physical effects of stress: In a  nutshell, your physical response to any stress or trauma is to coil up,…

Seasonal Transitions - Easing from Winter into Spring

In Taoist philosophy, the season of Spring is connected to the element of Wood and the organ system of the Liver/Gallbladder. This ancient alchemical system provides much wisdom and guidance for living more in tune with our environment and…