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Aspire Wellness RETREAT, Pennyroyal 24 – 26th of October

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We welcome you to our WELLNESS RETREAT in Pennyroyal being held Friday the 24th to Sunday the 26th of October 2014. 

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This is the second year this event is being help by Aspire Wellbeing & Wellness Coach Karin Hagberg.

Last years event was a huge success with 20 people attending and the feedback was very high. Overall the event was rated 9.8 out of 10!!

This year we are opening this event for 19 people! Be quick to book today. 
The Early Bird price is ONLY $595  - this is strictly valid to the 20th of August 2014. The full cost has to be paid before the 20th of August to get the Early Bird Offer. The cost after the 20th of August will be $675.

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Imagine having time to yourself while relaxing and unwinding in the beautiful Pennyroyal Retreat in the Otway National Park.

Your days will start with a Pilates/Yoga style session and meditation, followed by a healthy breakfast. Following with more Pilates/Yoga style, information sessions, nature walks, time for yourself and massage. The day will finish with guided meditation.

The Aspire weekend offers you a chance to re-‐energize your body, mind and spirit and will give you the basis to stay healthy and be happy.

NF0X1109The Aspire Retreat is facilitated by Karin Hagberg. Karin is a certified Pilates/Yoga instructor, Personal Trainer, Remedial Masseuse and NLP Coach/Hypnotherapist. Karin will be teaching the sessions and imparting the secrets to ultimate wellbeing.

Massage treatments will be offered by our Remedial Massage Therapists Tracey Langham. All the food will be prepared by Mia Corr Swedish nutrition expert and Mindfulness Eating Food Blogger Sara Dingle.

The Venue

The Retreat is held at the King Parrot Cottages accommodation near the Great Ocean Road, Lorne and the Otway Ranges. It is an iconic location. The cottages and event centre provides comfortable accommodation. It is nestled against the valley hillside, which offers sweeping views of the spectacular and peaceful Pennyroyal Valley or the mountain ash rainforest.
King Parrot is located 8 kilometers from Deans Marsh (about 1 1/2 hours drive from Melbourne CBD).

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How to get to King Parrot From Melbourne

From Melbourne, go the West Gate bridge and follow the signs to Geelong (60 km). Take the Geelong Bipass and follow the signs to Colac and Winchelsea (37 km). At Winchelsea take the Deans Marsh/Lorne turn off (24kms). Pass the Deans Marsh General Store and continue to the next turnoff, turning right into Pennyroyal Valley Road Proceed along Pennyroyal Valley Road, across Pennyroyal Station Road and past the Gentle Annie Berry Farm Over the bridge, turn right into Dunse Track and drive up the hill for 2 kilometres. The King Parrot entrance is to the left.

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Retreat Description
Our retreat is unique; designed to help you to develop an overall wellness program that you can integrate into your life. Karin will teach you a practical approach to health and wellness. You can learn to deal with issues such as stress and weight management through healthy eating and a Pilates program which includes not just the physical postures but breathing, meditation and special relaxation techniques.

Our nutritionally balanced menu, combined with exercise, will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The retreat menu is based on nutrient-­‐rich fresh food, which will help to detoxify the body while giving you energy. Through diet, movement, meditation and breathing techniques we will give you the tools required to ultimate wellness.

Most of all we aim to teach you healthy lifestyle modifications that will be sustainable in your everyday life.

Our retreat is suitable for people of all levels of experience, both women and men.

Pricing Cost: $675

Early Bird Price: $595 

Retreat includes:

- Accommodation: Twin share at the King Parrot Event & Retreat Centre with amazing environment and views
- Vegetarian based meals provided by a Swedish nutrition expert:
- Friday lunch and dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch. Healthy snacks also provided
- Karin’s Pilates/Yoga classes; Friday night, Saturday morning and afternoon and Sunday morning. (Four Sessions)
- Meditation
- Optional Massage (Cost $55 for 45 min.)
- How to achieve “Ultimate Wellness” session. Karin will share the secrets to and success tips how to live a healthy lifestyle (lose weight, feel good and much more)
- Food Demo by Food Blogger Sara Dingle
- Nature Walk
- Karin’s book “Body Awakening -­ Balance your body, mind & spirit with Pilates and an active lifestyle”
- 1 Free Wellness coaching session with Karin after the retreat -­ can be via phone or skype


Friday the 24th of October

12 o’clock        Check In
1pm                   Welcome Lunch & Program Meeting
2 -­ 4.30pm       Nature Walks or Relaxation/Massage
4 -­ 4.30pm       Refresh, Change, Relax
5 -­ 6.15pm        Pilates/Yoga Style Session
6.45 -­ 7.45pm Dinner
8 -­ 8.45pm       Meditation

Saturday the 25th of October

6.30 -­ 8am        Pilates/Yoga style Session
8.30 -­ 9.30am  Breakfast & the day’s information
10 -­ 11.45am      Wellness Session with Karin
12.30 – 1.30pm  Lunch
1.30 – 4.45pm    Nature Walks/Massage/Relax         
5 -­ 6.15pm          Pilates/Yoga style Session
6.45 – 7.45pm   Dinner
8 – 8.40pm         Meditation (Sound)

Sunday the 26th of October

6.30 -­ 8am         Pilates/Yoga style session
8.30 -­ 9.30am   Breakfast & discussion
9.30 ­‐ 10am       Check out from Mannagum, Aquilla and Blue Gum Cottage
10 -­ 11.45pm      Wellness Session with Karin
12.30 -­ 1.30pm  Lunch
1.30 -­ 2.30pm    Food Demo with Sara Dingle/Relax/Walk/Massage

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Essential Oils

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I love essential oils and use them on a daily basis for a variety of things; in my vaporiser, when having a bath, in massage oils and even when I cook.

Essential oils are so easy to use. You can wear them, diffuse them at home or at work, you can use them when massaging and even when you cook etc.
The oils penetrate the skin and cell membranes. They can actually diffuse throughout the blood and tissues instantly in a matter of seconds! Oils cross the brain-blood barrier and reach the amygdala and other limbic parts of the brain that control our mood, emotions and behavior. This means that you can use oils to help you with stress, anxiety, anger and other emotions we are dealing with.

Essential Oils help the body come back into balance without side effects of chemical based products. They are natural anti inflammatory and can act as pain relief i.e. they are perfect for torn muscles and bone fractures.

Essential Oils are high in antioxidants which means they protect us from  free radicals which can be causing disease.
The oils have also got oxygenating properties which means that they can transport nutrients to cells that are nutrient and/or oxygen deprived.


You can Now purchase Essential Oils and skin Care by visiting Aspire Wellbeing’s DoTerra Essential Oil store.


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You can also call Karin Hagberg on PH; 0419- 362136 or email: to place your order today.

Chocolate – is it really good for you?

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Chocolate has got many health benefits – mind you – I talk about DARK Chocolate.

Chocolate is from a plant and contain Flavonoids which act as Antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from aging caused by Free Radicals. Free Radicals can cause heart disease. Flavonoids actually help relax blood pressure through the production of nitric oxide and they also help balance certain hormones in the body.

Dark Chocolate contains loads of Antioxidants – nearly 8 times as much as you find in Strawberries.

So, Dark Chocolate is good for the heart. Having a small piece everyday can benefit the heart and cardiovascular system. It can actually assist in lowering the blood pressure, particularly the LDL Cholesterol that is the “bad” cholesterol. It can support you in losing weight, to curb cravings and increase energy – BUT you need to make sure you choose the right kind of chocolate.

Dark chocolate tasted good, it stimulates endorphin production, which makes us feel good. The chocolate pictured below contains green tea, minerals and amino acids. I can also act as an anti depressant as it contains serotonin.
Green Tea extract helps fight free radicals and it helps support a healthy cardiovascular system and increase energy. It also contains vitamin B, minerals and essential amino acids, which support optimal mental energy.

If you are interested in getting chocolate that is delicious, curb cravings, increases energy and decreases hunger, then let me know.

Karin Hagberg,
Wellness Coach/Nutritional Cleansing Expert



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Cleansed from inside out

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How would you feel if you had amazing energy, you lost unwanted body fat, you had mental clarity, you got rid of your cravings for “bad” foods, got rid of toxins in your body and you simply felt healthier?

It would feel pretty good right?

Now, there is a way of achieving this. Well, let me explain a bit more.

We are constantly exposed to toxins and environmental impurities- they are in our air, soil, food, cosmetics, cleaning products etc. As we constantly are exposed to these they build up in our bodies and eventually we end up with a toxic overload. We end up out of balanced quite simply. Our bodies become acidic and this environment can create diseases. It is important to create a balance in between acid and alkalinity and how we can bring this balance back is through Nutritional Cleansing. A cleanse like this should be part of your wellness routine – our routine to ultimate wellness.



So what happens if we don’t cleanse?

With time the acid build up gets to the point where your body is no longer able to successfully eliminate and neutralize those acids and this is when a variety of problems can start including illness. We also speed up the aging process, we become more tired, the body more easily becomes inflamed and bacteria’s such as fungi, molds, yeasts (including Candida) and viruses occurs.

Cleansing for life

A 30 day cleanse is a great start to detoxify and to start feeling great again. There is now a simple system with amazing products. It comes with everything you need and all you need to do is to follow the process. It’s really easy and you are even being coached through the whole process.

Here are a few links for you to check out:

I would love to coach You through your Nutritional Cleanse and I can even show you a way of how you can get half the cost back of the products back.
There is nothing to lose except some unwanted body fat and toxins! The program including coaching only comes to $20/day and if you are not happy with it, you have a money back guarantee.

Please put our details below and I will contact You with more information.