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Monday 2 November 2015

Vita Coco, Movember & Moga!

Today I bring you news of a pretty nifty initiative for this years Movember. Traditionally known as a time of year that men grow facial hair to raise awareness and funds for a global men's health charity (in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society), this year Vita Coco, the delicious Coconut Water folks, have joined forces with Movember for something us ladies can join in too (unless you want to grow some facial do you)! 

Moga is part of a new initiative; MOVE, a 30 day fitness challenge. Moga has been set up as a way to encourage men and women to get fit and healthy by joining a yoga course. The good news is that this month over 25 yoga studios around the country will be participating and donating 50% of the cost of each 8 week course directly to Movember. 

Vita Coco will be available at each of the 25 yoga studios to keep participants hydrated! Clever, eh? I think this is ideal for anyone who wants to take part in Movember but can't or doesn't want to grow a moustache. You can get fit and help out a good cause! Hurrah! I'll leave a list of participating yoga studios at the end. 

On a similar note, you'll probably be aware of Vita Coco Coconut Water by now but did you know they also make Extra Virgin, 100% Raw, Coconut Oil? Cause I didn't and I'm very happy about it! I've been using coconut oil for a while now and am always happy to have more brand choice. Obviously it's fantastic to use as a hair mask but I'm loving it for cooking and baking also. I now use it in most of my cooking; it's great for curries and Chinese dishes as well as roasting vegetables. 

You might also have spotted this apple, blackberry and maple crumble I popped up on Facebook the other day but it's well worth trying yourself. A healthy Autumnal dessert and using the aforementioned tasty Coconut oil! You can get the recipe from the Deliciously Ella website HERE.

Yoga studios taking part:

Dublin: Yoga Lounge Raheny, Yoga Hub Dublin, Elbow Room (Smithfield), Innit (Grand Canal Dock), The Yoga Room (Merrion Road), Hush Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga Blackrock, Bikram Yoga Dublin.
Clare: Ennis Yoga
Galway: Yoga Shala
Cork: Yoga Loft, Yoga Zone (Carrigalane), Himalayan Vallley Centre, Bikram Cork, Yoga Worx.
Limerick: Bikram Limerick, Satayoga.
Waterford: House of Yoga.
Meath: Yoga Boann (Duleek).
Wexford: Earthwise Yoga (Bree)
Laois: Blackhill Woods Retreat (Abbeyleix)
Westmeath: Bikram Yoga Athlone
Wicklow: Greystones Yoga, Wicklow Yoga, Yoga Sacred Space. 

You can find out more HERE.

Are you a Coconut Oil convert too? Will you be getting on your yoga pants for Movember?!

*This post is not sponsored but does contain press samples. All opinions my own, as always.

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