Gratitude Yoga with Healing Earth

There’s nothing like a great yoga class to help us remember and appreciate the many blessings in our lives.

At this weekend’s Foundation workshops at Cape women’s shelters, we expressed gratitude through yoga by dedicating our practice to someone to whom we are grateful, and setting an intention to appreciate each moment of the practice and all the wonderful things our bodies can do. We savoured the breath in our lungs, the air on our skin, and the soothing and stretching sesations in our limbs. We pressed our hands together at our hearts in Anjali Mudra in an offering of gratitude for each breath, and counted our blessings whilst resting in savasana after the end of a great class.

Are You Limited by Your Thoughts?

How limited are we (really) by our negative self-talk?

Is it possible to adopt a more balanced and supportive view of ourselves and the world around us?

At our latest Foundation women’s workshops we dove into the business of identifying, detaching from and reframing negative self-talk in its many guises.

We identified triggers, resulting negative thoughts and subsequent emotions, helping each other to find evidence that counters the negative thoughts and construct new, empowering, beliefs.

Being able to share our most vulnerable selves and support everyone through this challenging but incredibly rewarding process was indeed a blessing and a privilege.

Miracle-making with the Healing Earth Foundation

Our latest Healing Earth workshops at Cape women’s centres were spent investigating the meaning of miracles and celebrating the miracles of the female body.

The personal development segment drew on A Course in Miracles and subsequent teachings by Marianne Williamson and Gabby Bernstein. We explored how a miracle is merely a change in perception, and looked at all the things we wanted to shift perception on in our lives.

For some of the ladies this was a real breakthrough (as it was for us when we first discovered it), as they finally realised that they have power over how they see and experience the world.

On this high note, we went into a yoga class that explored the miracle of our bodies – how they move and function despite our constant criticism. The ladies were reminded to change their perceptions of their bodies and their abilities throughout the classes, and this gentler, more accepting approach lead to a more enjoyable experience for all.

We can’t wait until next weekend’s workshops!

Heritage Day with Healing Earth

We were so fortunate to be able to celebrate Heritage Day at our women’s outreach centres in Cape Town.

We spent a wonderful afternoon honouring the special day with the ladies, exploring what it means to truly honour ourselves and respect each other – both as women and as South Africans.

We faced and transcended many of the limitations put on us by ourselves and others, and committed to celebrating both our shared roots and our individual flavours in ways that feel best to us going forward.

On Gratitude & Goals

Our Healing Earth Foundation workshops over the weekend were centred around the theme of Gratitude and Goals. We were so moved by how the participants opened up to us about the challenges they felt were standing between them and the achievement of their goals, and after much encouragement and the exploration of a host of limiting beliefs, everyone was re-inspired about their goals and dreams.

We also looked at the power of gratitude as an attitude and a daily practice, and the ladies were both surprised at how much they’ve already got to be grateful for, and amazed at how much better positioned they felt to achieve their goals when they took some time to acknowledge all the blessings they already have in their lives.

Here’s to a week of gratitude and goal setting!

In Celebration of Womanhood

Our Healing Foundation workshops over the weekend were filled with joy and laughter!

We focused on encouraging attendees to celebrate their bodies, reclaiming their sense of their internal and external landscapes after the abuse/misfortune that has rendered them feeling powerless over their own beings.

The weather was wonderful and we practised out in the sunshine. We even had a bit of a celebratory dance/ice-cream party, and invited the ladies’ littles ones to join in a series of bonding partner activities at one of the centres.

As always, we can’t wait for next weekend’s fun!

Healing Earth Foundation Celebrates New Beginnings

We celebrated spring with outdoor Healing Earth Foundation workshops at our women’s shelters over the weekend.

Our meditations, visualisations, journalling and personal development walks were all focused on new beginnings, and the yoga classes aimed to help the ladies ‘shake off’ the doldrums of winter and the past, loosening and strengthening their bodies for both warmer weather and a brighter future.

Our days spent giving back are a highlight on the Healing Earth calendar, and we hope to enjoy a glorious summer with these wonderful women.

Yoga Immersion for Women

We offered a deep immersion into the philosophy, benefits and practice of yoga at our Healing Earth Foundation workshops at Cape women’s centres over the weekend.

It’s always so inspiring for us to see the ladies becoming more comfortable and dignified in their bodies as they flow through the practice, and we’re blown away by their progress after just a few sessions.

It is a joy and an honour to be able to share the blessings of this ancient practice with those who need it most.

Healing Earth Spoils Carehaven Ladies

While we are committed to caring for the environment through the creation of pure, natural and biodegradable products, we are as passionate about community development and social upliftment.

In addition to running weekly yoga and personal development workshops at Cape Town women’s centres, our Foundation also sponsors pamper products for the ladies on special occasions.

We loved being able to provide the gifts for Carehaven Shelter’s latest high tea event, and hope the ladies will get as much pleasure from using them as we did from creating them.

Healing Earth Supports Children’s Hospital Trust

“Dear Healing Earth Team.

On behalf of the Children’s Hospital Trust, which advances child healthcare through the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, I would like to sincerely thank you for generous sponsorship of the Healing Earth lifestyle hamper for our auction and fundraising dinner at Foliage restaurant in Franschhoek on the 8th August.

This hamper/bid was successfully purchased at R2000 and contributed towards a collective auction amount of R48 700. These proceeds will go towards supporting our latest fundraising project, the equipping of the new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

Your sponsorship has helped us in raising funds for vital equipment needed to ensure this life-saving unit can continue its incredible work.”

– Children’s Hospital Trust

We are honoured to have been able to support this worthy cause in our small way!