SoulSpaceBody

BY SONJA MCGILLICUDDY

Hi, I’m Sonja, welcome to SoulSpaceBody.

I believe that the body, when given time and the correct support in the form of food, exercise and self-care, can heal itself, no matter what it’s dealing with.

It is my mission to inspire and provide support, enhancing people’s health and happiness, igniting a ripple effect that will help heal the world.

Becoming a Health Coach was a natural next step for me and I’m excited to see where this path will lead me.

I hope to meet you along the way.

what i offer

Services

Health Coaching

If you struggle to understand the confusing and often conflicting information about which diet is best for you, you’re not alone, and you’re in the right place!

We are all so beautifully unique – there is no one size fits all approach to diet. Let me guide and support you in living your best life.

Together we will look at all areas of your life, such as your career, relationships, spirituality and life purpose (primary foods), and also the food on your plate (secondary foods).

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I’VE GOT YOU COVERED IF:

  • Weekly meal planning stresses you out
  • You think you are eating healthy but still feel bloated, tired and can’t lose those last 5kg’s (I’ve been there!)
  • You feel like your body is working against you
  • You are addicted to sugar

I will create a 6-month personalized program incorporating new and sustainable health habits. This program is an investment and will require a commitment from you. It’s not a quick fix diet plan.

COACHING SESSIONS INCLUDE:

  • 2 x 50 minute coaching sessions per month (in person or via Skype) – 12 sessions in total
  • Email support between sessions
  • Free handouts including recipes and useful information pertaining to your health concerns
  • Optional health store tour and/or pantry clean out and/or cooking demo (additional cost.)

Strala Yoga

I’ve been teaching yoga for the past 12 years. I started guiding yoga 2 years ago. What’s the difference?

Strala Yoga is about ease. Ease isn’t a destination, its a process. This process involves slowing down, breathing deeply and feeling into your body as you are moving. Often in life, and in our yoga practice, we move like robots without really feeling.

We strive to achieve a pose reacting to the external rather than our inner intelligence. Feeling is how we accomplish ease. When we feel, we move easily and make decisions that heal our lives.

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There are three main pieces to Strala.
1. Being – Being embodies how you are; how we do anything is how we do everything.
2. Moving – Moving embodies how you go about things. In Strala we encourage you to move naturally, with the least amount of effort, to improve efficiency and promote healing.
3. Healing – is what happens when you master being and moving authentically. When we put our attention on how we are and how we go about things, we begin to heal ourselves. With every practice we heal imbalances in the body; improve immunity; ignite relaxation; recover from injury, trauma and stress; and enjoy overall well-being.

So as a Strala Yoga Guide, I guide you through your practice, rather than dictate how you should move. I encourage you to move naturally, everything you have, in all directions. There are no restrictive alignment cues and imposing adjustments. Together we move like water, fuelled by our breath. We move intuitively, finding our own optimal body, balance, fitness and most of all, happiness. We radiate light.

This is the definition of Strala.

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Events

Soulspace

Retreats

I create and host fun, creative day and weekend yoga retreats that rejuvenate your tired mind and body and help you to reconnect with your Self.

Would you like to worry solely about your own needs for a while? Not about organizing play dates for your kids, school runs, family meals, shopping and cleaning?

How about a day or weekend of pure “you” time? Wake up whenever you’d like to and relax the whole day. Practice a 90 minute yoga class without any interruptions and eat a peaceful meal with like minded people before sleeping 8 or more hours.

This is what Soul Space Retreats are all about! Just show up, chill out and let go. No planning and organizing! You are encouraged to step out of your role of mom, wife or corporate executive (or even all three!) and just BE your Self – GUILT FREE!

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Workshops

The essential parts of healthy living are eating more fruit and vegetables, moving your body and finding your tribe.

Community is essential for success and happiness. Finding a community that aligns with your health and well-being goals is imperative for success and happiness.

Your community of soul sisters, your tribe, will support you on your journey to achieving your best life ever and help you sustain it. My workshops will be about creating community around health, wellness and happiness.

Let’s create this community together and feel more connected to ourselves and each other.

Watch this space!

“I believe food is medicine.”
– Sonja

My Story

I’m 44, married and a mother to two handsome, funny and kind-hearted boys.

I love living a balanced life, which includes hiking with my two dogs, running, yoga and enjoying healthy and nutritious food – with a good glass of red.

My career began in the hotel industry. Over the past 10 years, I transitioned to working in Health and Wellness. I did my first Yoga Teacher Training 13 years ago and in 2017, a Strala Yoga Training. In September 2018 I began  studying to become a Holistic Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN).

Four years ago, when I turned 40, I felt the liberation of worrying less about what other people think of me. I got rid of several self-imposed limiting beliefs and traded those in for empowering wings. These wings have encouraged me to dream of an abundant future for myself and my family.

I’d love to help you fly high too.

A world of wellness

Blog

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Let’s connect!

One On One Health Coaching

Are you feeling undernourished when it comes to your health, wellbeing, relationships and work-life balance?

Are you over scrolling through social media and using comparison as procrastination to start living the best version of yourself?

Are your hormones getting the better of you and you don’t recognise yourself anymore?

If you want to take back your power and be more inspired, let’s connect!

Email: sonja@soulspacebody.com

Phone: +27 (0)72 265 2636

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