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RESET in We Heart Living: The Ultimate Summer Retreat

15th June 2016

Constantly juggling work with a busy social calendar can leave you feeling rundown, stressed and exhausted. That’s why we always encourage taking a break every now and then – and if you’re looking for the ultimate summer retreat to help you kick back and unwind, we’ve got you covered.

Summer RESET is a week-long urban retreat brought to you by the wonderful Walthamstow-based yoga studio, East of Eden. This summer, between 24-30 July, they’ll help you supercharge your wellbeing with a bunch of energising classes and workshops taught by Pilates and yoga experts that are sure to help you get your health back on track. Whether it’s yoga, meditation or advice on nutrition you’re after, there’s something for everyone.

We’ve all heard of those exotic yoga retreats located in the most untouched parts of paradise, but Summer RESET could bring that paradise to you. It’s designed to give you the benefits of a retreat away but without the hefty price tag, so you can reach your zen far more accessibly. At only £100 per person, we reckon it’s worth a go.

East of Eden co-founder and yoga teacher Naomi Costantino explains ‘that everything in life works in line with the cycles of nature. The way we practise yoga, look after our body and work with our energy should be no different. More flow and ease can be found when we stay in tune with these seasonal cycles instead of being out of sync with the environment around us.’ That’s why during the retreat, you’ll also have unlimited access to their yoga and Pilates studios for five days – just enough time to wind down and work on your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

A five-day nutrition plan created by resident nutritionist, Kate Whitelock, a special gift from Lifebox and a bespoke veg box will also be included.

Summer is supposed to be a time of release, fulfilment and high energy – so make yours just that by reconnecting with your mind and body. What better way to do that by surrounding yourself with like-minded people who are also passionate about their health and wellbeing?

For more information or to book a place, visit, telephone 020 3583 7530 or follow on East of Eden on Twitter @eastofeden17.

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Raw Cacao Brownie – Summer RESET Superfood

It’s finally upon us…. Long, balmy afternoons spent down the park with friends and the feeling of sun kissed skin. The focus of our second retreat is therefore on seasonal foods that provide energy and lift our mood during the Summer months when all you want to do is come out and play!

Nothing says high Summer vibes more than our retreat Superfood, Cacao. Raw Cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted Cocoa beans and is the purest form of chocolate you can consume as it is far less processed than cocoa powder or chocolate bars. It is also a fantastic source of antioxidants, magnesium and iron. A spoonful can literally transform smoothies or desserts, as you will find out on the retreat!

The Summer RESET Superfood will run throughout the menu plans for RESET between July 24th and 30th. Read more about our seasonal urban retreat and Kate Whitelock, our resident nutritionist who has created all the recipes, here.


Ingredients: Makes enough for 10-12 brownies

  • 200g soaked nuts (I like to use 50/50 walnuts/pecans)
  • 160g medjool dates
  • 70g cacao powder
  • 40g sour cherries
  • 1 tbsp. tahini
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Line a square baking dish with parchment paper
  2. Soak your nuts in water for approx. 1 hour. Drain and add to your food processor and blitz until you get a crumbly texture
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients and pulse a few times until it is all well combined and starting to resemble a ball
  4. Remove the mixture, break apart and then add it to the food processor again. Do this 2-3 times until you get a lovely smooth looking texture
  5. Flatten out your brownie mix and push down so that it is nicely packed down
  6. Place the dish in the freezer for 20 mins. Remove and then cut into 10 pieces and keep in the fridge



Hannah Adamaszek Art Exhibition at East of Eden – July 20th – 31st 2016

We are delighted that Hannah Adamaszek will be exhibiting her work at East of Eden at the end of July. You’ll be able to see her pieces in reception and in Studio 2 and buy postcards of any images you like.
Hannah describers her work as follows:
“I want to bring together Art and Meditation to inspire and promote a feeling of zen.  By merging these two creative mediums, we are taken on a welcome journey of peaceful reflection in our chaotic lives.  Large paintings, drawings and prints delve into the calming depths of yogic poses, meditation and mindfulness, creating a focal point to awake and revive an inner peace.
I started practicing yoga around a year and a half ago, becoming more aware of the present in mind and body.  For me its a chance to be tranquil, to clear my mind and just be.  It is this part of yoga that I wanted to paint, to try and re-live and re-create on canvas.  I want to bring the beauty of our souls to life, to give us the chance to delve into serenity and be thankful for life and the beauty within.  I want to be able to inspire people to start their own journey into yoga through my art.
Each muse has her own light and strength and is at harmony with herself and the world that surrounds her.  I love the idea that we grow just like nature, rising like a flower from the mud to bloom in ways that were unexpected  Foliage often extends from the body, tracing paths that we can reach through continued practice.  The poses have a beauty of their own, with the body moving with a delicate energy, flowing across the canvas.
The breath is something that has become an important part of my life through yoga.  It is this cycle and repetition that I have used in my work through pattern and shape.  I created an animation based upon the breath, its gradual lift and release repeating like a mantra.
I pair a single quote with each piece, to further explain its meaning and the thought process.  Art is not just for viewing but an experience.”
Hannah was also involved in the Mural on the Marshes project where our birds image, painted by Mateus Ballon, comes from.
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East of Eden Reformer Pilates in Your Fitness Magazine

July 2016

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Dynamic Reformer
Where: East of Eden (
Fuses: Dynamic and classical Pilates
Best for: the Pilates aficionados

Not only can you find classes that blend Pilates with other disciplines but you can also find classes that incorporate different types of Pilates! The reformer class at East of Eden blends classical and dynamic Pilates to make it faster in pace than traditional workouts, plus creative teachers weave in bodywork from other disciplines. You’ll get to experience a sweat session that will test your body.


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Tried & Tested: Ommersion Yin Yoga and Gong Bath

June 7, 2016 by Eliza Flynn

I’ve been up super early for a morning rave before so it’s hardly surprising that I find myself choosing to spend my Saturday evening at East of Eden yoga studio in Walthamstow. Yet, this was for an entirely new experience – an Ommersion yin yoga and gong bath session.

Ommersion yin yoga and gong bath

Ommersion is a new monthly event which launched it’s opening night, quite aptly, on 21st May, a new moon. It’s held in the newly opened top floor studio at East of Eden and lasts for 2 hours from 7.30pm.

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