New Yoga class! Slow Flow Yoga starting 21 Apr/Abr – delicious, delightful

new yoga class in Altea at Taronja Wellbeing, Cap Negret.  From 21 April 2023.

New Yoga Class in Altea

Are you looking for a fun yet deep yoga practice? Would you like to practice yoga with like-minded people? Well, I think you ought to check out my new yoga class!

What is slow flow?

I teach hatha yoga in a very specific way.  Firstly, following the Viniyoga method, there is almost always a dynamic and a static phase for each posture.  This means you get both the flow of Vinyasa-style yoga and the holds of classical yoga.  

I design my classes with anatomy in mind.  There are four kinds of yoga:  Bhakti (devotion), Raja (intellect), Karma (selfless service), and Hatha (movement).  I am very clearly a hatha yoga teacher and use my deep understanding of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology to design sequences within sequences all with a clear objective in mind. 

Loosening up the deepest layers, the bits that no one can get to, the parts that hurt but you can’t put your finger on.  Yoga, specifically Viniyoga well-taught, gets to these parts. Feel free to read up on slow-flow yoga here, at my Alteayoga blog.

In my new yoga class, I will introduce sequences that I developed over the past four years whilst working at SHA Wellness Clinic.

Where are the classes?

Yoga Taronja, Altea (Cap Negret)

Taronja Wellbeing is a dedicated yoga and wellness space. Although it is located on the busy N-332 road that goes through Altea, the room is quiet and there is ample parking.

Taronja is very easy to find: Use this Google Maps link. The Hotel Cap Negret is right next door. There is a large public parking lot right opposite the hotel. If you are coming from Altea, it’s a ten-minute walk or even shorter cycle.

When do the classes start?

Starting 21 April 2023

The Spring term will run until it gets too hot and everyone wants to lounge around on the beach or in the shade. So, count on having class at Taronja Wellbeing with me, Rachel Rose, until the end of June.

What time are the classes?


A good yoga sequence should end with pranayâma and meditation. The 1.5-hour format of my new yoga class allows time for postures, breathing, and resting.

What to bring and wear

I recommend a long-line shirt or top. It’s so distracting to have your lower back uncovered! If you have yoga socks, bring them! We have mats, blocks, and bolsters at the center, but you are always welcome to use your own. If you’re likely to get cold towards the end of the practice, bring a sweater or shawl. Water is ok for afterward, but we don’t recommend drinking water during your practice. Bring tissues if you’re having any issues with hay fever.

Is the class in English or Spanish?

I always try my best to deliver my classes in both English and Spanish and this new yoga class will be no different. It is a challenge, but it’s the only way to make the group inclusive and high-vibration! After all, we are all living here in the beautiful Costa Blanca, where polyglot multilingualism is the norm! Yoga classes are a great way to meet like-minded folk, and make friends.

How much do classes cost?

Classes are donation-based. This means that you can pay what you like. I suggest between 5-10€. But, if you are more well-off, then leave more and pay it forward! There are plenty of hard-working people around here who could do with a yoga class, but whose budget might not stretch to it. Inequality is a huge global problem. But, as they say “Think globally, act locally”. I am just a humble yoga teacher. I want my classes to be available to those who need them whilst still being able to put food on my own table. So, a long answer to a short question. Pay what you can, pay it forward.

Any more questions?

If there is anything that I have missed, give me a buzz on the phone number in the photo above 👆 . Whatsapp works too – you’ll see the green icon at the bottom right of this page.

New in March 2023!

Nuevo en marzo 2023!


A new offer, and an upgrade to the website | Una oferta nueva, y una mejora a la web.

New in March 2023 - Body&Breathwork Bundle.  Nuevo en marzo 2023: Pack de masaje y respiración yoguica.

New in March 2023

Body & Breathwork Bundle

Welcome to Spring! Tourist season is just around the corner, so let’s get planning! New in March is the “Body&Breathwork Bundle”. This special bundle starts at only 150€ and comes in different sizes to suit you best.

  • A: 2 massages & 1 breathwork class
  • B: 4 massages & 1 breathwork class
  • C: 4 massages & 2 breathwork classes

If you’re a rental agency, I’m sure your clients ask you for wellness services. Look no further. I am local, reliable, self-employed, and insured, and have over twenty years of experience.

Contact me about special referral plans for real estate and rental agents.

Pack de masaje y respiración yóguica

Bienvenidos a la primavera! La temporada alta se está arrancando. ¡Planificamosla! Nuevo este mes es el Pack de masaje y respiración yoguica. El pack tiene tres formatos distintos, para que se ajuste a sus necesidades. Precios a partir de 150€.

  • A: 2 masajes & 1 clase de respiración
  • B: 4 masaje & 1 clase de respiración
  • C: 4 masajes & 2 clases de respiración

A las agencias de alquileres vacacionales, los clientes les suelen pedir referencias de servicios profesionales Aquí estoy! Vivo aquí todo el año, soy fiable, asegurada y llevo más de 20 años de trabajo continuo en el sector del bienestar.

Contactame para saber más de planes especiales para agencias de inmobiliaria.

Learn more | Saber más

Email me about Body&Breathwork Bundle ||
Mandame un email para saber más del Pack masaje y respiración yóguica

Improvements to the Website

Customer reviews are key!  Everyone knows that.  Also new in March 2023, I added a page where you can read my Google reviews easily, so customers know what they can expect.  

If you’ve been to me for a massage, I have also created a convenient link to allow you to leave me a (hopefully glowing!) review.  

Check out my reviews page here.

Mejorías a la página web

La reseñas de clientes son la clave del éxito!  Todos lo sabemos.  Como tal, he creado un nuevo apartado en mi página web para colgar las reseñas que me dejan en Google.  

Si en algún momento usted ha recibido un masaje en mi consulta, he creado un enlace para que pueda dejarme una reseña (ojalá 5*!) comodamente.

Echa un vistazo a mi página de reseñas.

Also new in March…

I have finally started using MailChimp for my email list. I certainly feel safer subscribing to lists nowadays. Back in the Wild West years of the Internet, sharing your email address was seriously dodgy business. But no more. With the GDPR and opt-in legislation, we are much safer when we sign up. I tend to subscribe to interesting pages if anything only to jog my memory later on. So, please, scroll down and sign up!

Over and out

So, as Spring starts to Spring, let’s hope that YOU also re–> new in March 2023 and find meaning, joy and purpose in everything you do. Sending blessings from here. Así como vamos hacía la primavera, estoy deseando que tú también te renuevas en marzo del 2023 y que encuentres propósito, alegría y senda en todos lo que hagas. Enviando bendiciones desde aquí.

That’s all I have to say for now. Why not sign up for my mailing list, so you don’t miss any of my posts? Or, just leave a comment below, and let’s be neighbors! Ya está por el momento. Apúntate a mi lista de email, y así quedamos en contact y formemos un barrio virtual.


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Good sleep habits: 5 important factors for a longer life

Good sleep habits have been shown to increase life expectancy by up to five years. A study that will be presented next month has thrown up some startling new data. Over 172,000 adults of an average age of 50 years were tracked for five years. Their sleep habits were recorded and correlated with death rates and causes of death.

Participants were followed for a median of 4.3 years during which time 8,681 individuals died. Of these deaths, 2,610 deaths (30%) were from cardiovascular disease, 2,052 (24%) were from cancer, and 4,019 (46%) were due to other causes.

The 5 good sleep habits

Good sleep habits can increase life expectancy by 2-5 years.  Rose Tint Your Life logo with a half moon and two zz's representing sleep.

The five factors of good quality sleep are:

  1. ideal sleep duration of seven to eight hours a night
  2. difficulty falling asleep no more than two times a week
  3. trouble staying asleep no more than two times a week
  4. not using any sleep medication
  5. feeling well-rested after waking up at least five days a week.

Those study participants who reported that they slept 7-8 hours per night, had difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep less than twice per week, used no sleep medication, and awoke feeling rested most days lived, on average 2-5 years longer than the study participants who did not fulfill all these criteria.

Bear in mind, these good sleep habits are self-reported. So, they are subjective.

What happens when we sleep

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, but science, as yet, is not fully able to explain the whys and wherefores of sleep. Still, we know that there are certain good sleep habits that we must get right, most of the time.

What we do know is that humans seem to need about 7-8 hours of sleep, in nighttime hours, preferably at the same time, every night.

Deep breathing

When we think of someone sleeping, we usually imagine a person lying down and breathing deeply. In fact, for a breathwork instructor like me, sleeping breath is endlessly fascinating. Countless people are assailed by snoring and sleep apnea at night, But, the healthy sleeping breath is slow, deep and rhythmic, with a sound not unlike that of waves upon a seashore. Good sleep habits, for me, include breathing through the nose and not snoring.

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CFS)

This slow, deep rhythmic breath seems to help “wash” the brain by stimulating the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, or CFS. (There is even one study that confirms that yogic breathing techniques also stimulate CFS flow in the brain).


Deep breathing also stimulates lymphatic flow. This is due to the pumping of the diaphragm and the resulting push-pull in the ventral (abdominal) space. Lymphatic flow is vital for immunity, so it stands to reason that the deep breathing of good sleep helps immunity. Also, just lying down takes the pressure off our lovely lymphatic system. What more reason do you need??

How to sleep better at night naturally

Habits for better sleep include keeping regular hours, not eating heavy meals late at night, using alcohol moderately, and practicing yoga, breathwork, and meditation. Yoga has been shown to help people sleep better. Massage also promotes better sleep quality. It would almost seem that my whole professional offer is about better sleep! Well, not quite. But, I am a former insomniac and I can tell you that I now sleep better and longer than ever before.

Good sleep habits for insomnia include not lying in bed for too long if you do awaken at night, not drinking too much water before bed, taking Magnesium and/or GABA (not if you’re on anti-depressants), and making sure that your bed linen is not too heavy or too light. If you are prone to waking with racing thoughts, keep a book and a pen next to your bed so that you can jot down whatever it is that you’re thinking and, hopefully, get back to sleep.

Your sleep hygiene checklist

If you need a little help to get some rest, do try to limit screen time before bed, avoid energetic exercise, avoid spicy food and caffeine after midday, practice deep breathing and conscious relaxation, take time to hug and caress your loved ones, and spend some time looking at the moon, the stars, or even a pretty plant. In short, tune into yourself and tune the world out!


Rose Tint Your Life is a conceptual project on how to make life a little more fun, just by tweaking normal everyday habits. I hope to offer insight into research and theory on longevity and anti-aging. I always work from the basis of Spirituality with my feet on the ground.

Sleep is cheap, natural, and normal. We all do it, but some people truly struggle to sleep well and enough. If you are interested in using natural methods like yoga, breathing, and massage to help you to sleep better, get in touch with me via my Whatsapp button or my contact form.

If your head is what is spinning, meditation and mindfulness might help, too. I teach both in private and online sessions. I think you’re worth investing in. Do you?

Good sleep habits, if not learned in childhood, can be developed in adulthood. Learning good sleep habits is fundamental for good health and for longevity. Not only does sleep allow the body to rest and the spirit to dream, but it also lets the CFS and the lymph flow. So what are you waiting for? Get to bed!

Sending good vibes from here,