Thrilling Me!


Vinyasa Flow with Sound + Reiki II + #UWW + A Li Acupuncture

Vinyasa with a Sound Bath

I went to the most amazing yoga session last Friday, hosted by Kaya Slater-Chisolm at the old Nash St Theatre in Rosalie (now Brisbane Yoga Space). I’ve experienced blissful sound baths before in some of my Kundalini classes, but have never had one while doing yoga. Olivier Maxted was our amazing sound healing maestro of the evening, and he’s absolutely incredible. He plays the didgeridoo, crystal singing bowls, the drum, the gong – many all at the same time.

Kaya and Olivier

During our blissful shavasana at the end, Olivier came to each one of us in the room and played the didge over our heads and bodies. It. Felt. Amazing. This session was well and truly sold out, with a long waiting list. So if you’re Bris-based and fancy the sound of it, Kaya and Olivier will be collaborating for another sublime combined session around September/October time, so keep an eye out.

Reiki II

It’s been a long time between drinks for me and my Reiki accreditations. I did Reiki I about seven years ago, and have just done my Reiki II this past weekend. Such a fantastic experience and a real privilege to learn so much more about this ancient practice. Reiki II takes you to a whole different level with energy, and introduces potent symbols that must be hand drawn and learnt (they’re never printed in books because of their sacred nature).


We learned the three traditional Usui symbols plus 17 sanskrit ones. I’m amazed at how quickly the symbols have engrained themselves in to my head. And wanna know something freaky? Many of my random doodles I’ve done over the years since I was a child very closely resemble a number of the symbols. Spooksville.

#UWW Event

Saturday’s Utopia Women’s Wellness event was such a blast, with stacks of fabulous stalls, lots of delicious food to try, green juices to be guzzled, and laughs to be shared. It was such fun hanging out with and supporting some of my wellness sisters as they did their thing, spreading their positive health and wellness messages to the ladies and gents (there were a couple!) of Brisbane.

Utopia WW

Still a wee bit upset I missed out on getting in on the raw dessert goodness that popped up and promptly sold out. Booo. Next time! Renee and her team did a fabulous job putting such a jam-packed day together, and I hope they’re taking time out to rest and recuperate after such a mammoth effort.

A Li Acupuncture

I’ve had a niggling stiffness in my neck and shoulder in the last few weeks, which is usually a sign I really need to get over to Aurelia at A Li Acupuncture quick smart and relax in to her healing touch. And within half an hour my neck had eased up, shoulders were relaxing, and my whole body was completely blissed out.

A Li Acupuncture

Whether it’s acupuncture or remedial massage you’re after (I get both at the same time), I cannot recommend Aurelia highly enough. She is such a gem, and already treats a fair load of my loved ones. In fact, I really probably shouldn’t be telling you about her, because she’s hard enough to get an appointment with as it is!

How about you, gorgeous? What’s thrilling you to the bones this week? Pop it in the comments below!

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  • Alana

    Lovely post as always Carly 🙂 your dedication to healing and self care is really inspiring! And that yoga class sounds heavenly. Do you find classes near where you live or travel to find what works best? Xx

    • Carly

      Hi Alana! Thank you! Re yoga classes, I tend to go wherever there’s a class that appeals. The places I go to regularly though are in West End, which is quite close to where I live. xx

  • Bob pies

    What is thrilling me is lemon, ginger,chilli tea. Thanks Carly – also the Ashes.

    • Carly

      Mr Bobby! I am so thrilled that you’re enjoying that concoction. It really does keep the lurgy away and hydration levels up. I also got Kt on to it while she was here and now she’s trying hard to pilfer the required ingredients in Kabul. And yay for the Ashes, they’re on in our household at the moment too. xx

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