Author: marah nanda yoga

Amaranth Bites

I have quite the sweet tooth and really need to hold back on sweets like cakes or cookies to not eat them on a daily basis. However I find that if I bake or produce at home I enjoy eating sweets a lot more since I am in control of the amount of sugar and the quality of ingredients used. Puffed Amaranth Bites ∼ 12 Muffins ∼ 40 gr. coconut oil 60 gr. puffed amaranth 20 gr. chia seeds 40 gr. agave nectar / honey 3 teaspoons almond butter Melted chocolate for the topping Melt the coconut oil. Mix the amaranth and chia seeds together with the coconut oil, agave nectar and almond butter. Fill into muffin mold (I prefer the silicone type) and press the mass firmly and evenly into the mold. Cool the bites in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and freeze them for about 15 minutes prior to taking them out of the mold. Slather the bites with melted chocolate and let them cool down once more.

Playlist Autumn

Yoga playlist autumn is up on my Spotify. Especially as we enter the darker seasons, take some time to start your practice with meditation and pranayama. Then remove stagnant energies finding your flow in movement and shapes, exploring your bodies` needs and desires. Towards the end of your practice, gently wind down before you allow yourself to rest in a nourishing savasana. Just click on the link below and enjoy ♡ Playlist Autumn: Devotion

Second Trimester

THIS GROWING LOVE As soon as I hit the twelve week mark, my nausea started to wear off. By the end of May, my body felt like mine again and all the discomfort had miraculously disappeared.  Sure, there was this growing belly and my thighs, breasts and buttocks became rounder by the day. I actually started showing very early on and throughout the first two trimesters my belly was going to be on the larger side. However I absolutely loved these changes and every inch of my body who did such an amazing job at providing and nurturing our little boy. By week twelve I had already told everyone about the pregnancy, including my job, due to either coincidence or decision. Anyways there was no hiding my discomfort during the first trimester and I felt more relief communicating my situation than keeping it to myself. Which meant that as I was now entering this second phase of pregnancy, all I had to do was to relax and enjoy. June was really a perfect time for …

Playlist Summer

I made a new Yoga playlist and its perfect for this summer season just about to end! Indulge in sweet meditation and pranayama before you gently start to move your body. Explore shapes, play with forms and tune into what your body and mind desire. Be gentle or firm, soft or challenging – there are no rules to movement as long as your body feels safe and your spirit alive. Just click on the link below and enjoy ♡ Playlist Summer: Gratitude  

Retreat in Austria

Retreat: Finding Stillness Early Bird Price until August 15 only! Join me for this wonderful experience in beautiful Mellau, Austria. 4 days of yoga, wellness, relaxation and deliciously healthy food. Your perfect little getaway for a long weekend. Mellau is located in the Bregenz Forest in the state of Vorarlberg. The rustic village is nestled into a beautiful valley and surrounded by an impressive mountain range – the perfect place to unplug and nurture your body, mind and soul. We will start our day with an energizing Vinyasa Flow class, where fluidity and alignment merge beautifully into sequences that are at times challenging, yet playful and accessible. During the day you will have time to wind down in the sauna and wellness area, go for a stroll or hike in the breathtaking nature surrounding the hotel or simply enjoy sweet moments of calm. In the evening we will wind down in a gentle Yin Yoga practice that will leave you replenished and grounded. This retreat will take place from October 10 – 13 in Mellau, Austria and includes …

First Trimester

READY FOR PREGNANCY Ever since I can remember I saw myself as a mother and thought I was going to be a young mum. My mum had myself in her early twenties and I being raised surrounded by people under 30 always felt precious to me. Plus, I have four siblings and changed diapers of three of them so being with small children comes naturally to me. Yet, my twenties passed quickly with travelling and enjoying life to the fullest and having a child was certainly not on my agenda. When I had just turned 30 I met the man whom I am now married to. Yaron and I started a pretty serious relationship right from the beginning but with him being a Colombian living in the US and me being German we had to sort out our living situation first which took almost five years. After trying different scenarios and home bases we finally decided to settle in Munich two years ago. It was just by the end of 2018 that we started to …

December Baby

This is probably the most exciting news I’ll ever share! ⠀⠀ Our little family of two is growing and we expect a baby boy in December ♡ ♡ ♡ We are beyond delighted, grateful and in awe of this little miracle unfolding.   It has been quite a journey so far… from first nervous guesses on a Sunday with no pregnancy tests available due to stores being closed, to finding out while Yaron was still on a family visit in Colombia, to intense weeks of constant sickness accompanied by emotional rollercoaster rides to a – so far – very calm and content second trimester. From what I learned, it is lovely to connect to other peoples experiences when the first baby is due so I`ll share our baby stories here in a little more detail for those of you who are interested in following this journey. Much love from the three of us ♡