Experiencing ‘Double the Zen’ in McLaren Vale

March 09, 2021 2 min read

Experiencing ‘Double the Zen’ in McLaren Vale - Aleenta BARRE

The weather today was quite literally perfect. Not a breath of wind. And a gorgeous 21 degrees at 9am as we walked out onto the rolling green lawn at the home of Chalk Hill wines & Never Never Distillery in McLaren Vale, South Australia.

As our fifty Double Zen guests arrived they enjoyed a little goodie bag of water, my absolute fave Fibre One Salted Caramel & Almond Popcorn Bar (yes, they are really as good as they sound and only 90 cals 👏👋), a Free Pass for a friend to Aleenta and a bag of crystals to set their intention for the day.

As I walked to the front of our Group and greeted everyone to kick off the event, I felt a surge of gratitude for our community. I explained that when Claire (my Business Partner) and I were in the early stages of developing our business and naming the business, we just kept coming back to the name Aleenta, which means ‘to live a rewarding life’.

This morning outside on the grass amongst the vines, with beautiful weather, moving our bodies, I felt like we nailed it.

THIS - is living a rewarding life. Writing about it now, just does not do it justice.

Aleenta Instructors, Maddy Grey, assisted by Annie Johns, led us in a replenishing 60min yoga flow class. We then retreated to the side lawn for post-class festivities and to enjoy Pinsas and a cheeky wine or two. Laughter flowed, new friends were made and stories shared. 

A big thank-you to all who attended and made the day so rewarding. And a big congrats to the winners on the day – Sharon Thompson and Antonia Malavos who won gorgeous endota products as door prizes. And Tenika Delbecq who won the Aleenta SA Be-You-Tiful Challenge and the ‘Recharge’ Package of a night’s accommodation, spa treatment and lots of other goodies at the gorgeous new EOS Skycity. All three are long-time Aleenta Members and well-deserving winners.

Stay Tuned for Updates on our next Retreats which we will be released soon!

Also in Barre Blog

Motivation Isn't a Feeling, It's a Decision. - Aleenta BARRE
Motivation Isn't a Feeling, It's a Decision.

July 29, 2021 4 min read

We often choose not to move our bodies because that wonderful feeling of motivation hasn’t washed over us. Clearly it’s a sign that we’re not supposed to move and fire up those sleepy muscles, right? 
Read More
Aleenta Instructor Mariah Gates hits our screens with 'The Holistic Approach' - Aleenta BARRE
Aleenta Instructor Mariah Gates hits our screens with 'The Holistic Approach'

May 24, 2021 3 min read

We are super proud to share our Aleenta Yoga Instructor, Mariah Gates, new TV show called 'The Holistic Approach'. This show, airing on Channel 44, explores the health benefits associated with yoga.
Read More
"Why I Love Pilates!" with Angie Ashri - Aleenta BARRE
"Why I Love Pilates!" with Angie Ashri

May 12, 2021 4 min read

We all know Angie as our resident Pilates master in SA 😍 But like many of us, her fitness journey had humble beginnings. We sat down with Angie and asked her about all things Pilates in her life!
Read More