Devotees and newcomers alike were able to sample an innovative array of yoga styles during an open day at Radiant Yoga Marbella to celebrate the studio’s fourth anniversary. One hundred and fifty people attended the event, which also raised money (over €500) for the David Toms Support Fund – in aid of the Costa del Sol-based photographer who is recovering from a serious motorcycle accident.
Located in the heart of Marbella, the studio has just undergone an elegant refurbishment, with a new area featuring Indian and Balinese furniture, Buddha figures and a contemporary chill-out
zone and tea lounge.
Owned and managed by multilingual yoga teachers (English, Spanish, Swedish, French, German and Russian are spoken), Radiant Yoga Marbella offers a programme of varied yoga classes at all levels.
Bio Hemp Days in Tarifa
Canna Patio in Tarifa is highlighting latest trends for “farm to table eating” with a series of Bio Hemp Days throughout summer.
The first was held in June, coinciding with the restaurant’s inauguration of an additional store selling hemp clothes and linens, a tattoo parlour, and a pharmacy “where people with ailments such as old injuries that ache, wounds that won’t heal, eczema or arthritis can buy creams, oils and ointments”.
The other two days scheduled at the restaurant, which uses organic locally produced ingredients and infuses select dishes with hemp and CBD oil, are the last Thursdays of July, August and September.
Paco Pozo, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and owner of the Canna Patio, suffered a surfing accident at 25 that snapped his L5 vertebrae and pushed his shoulder blade through his chest.
He was in hospital for six months and, because of his aversion to pharmaceutical drugs, he began to experiment with CBD oils and creams to alleviate pain and aid his healing process. “This stuff is a miracle,” says Paco. “It alleviates pain and reduces inflammation. The CBD crystals boost the immune system. And best of all, it’s clean. Totally organic.”
“Hemp is the future,” adds his partner Kevin, an ex-owner of Tarifa’s now defunct Bienstar Beach Bar. “Now that the world is shifting away from petroleum-based products, hemp is becoming popular again. In Tudor England it was used to make ropes for ships, clothing, baskets, all sorts. It’s versatile and durable. People are realising hemp is the way forward.”