Claire Smith & Belinda Lang­ham,

Healthy liv­ing devo­tees

The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - UP FRONT - Words katie spain pic­ture tait schmaal

WHO Claire Smith and Belinda Lang­ham are the lo­cal mums who have such a pas­sion for yoga and healthy grub they joined forces to cre­ate this week­end’s Breathe Ade­laide fes­ti­val; an open-air she­bang of the Zen va­ri­ety. SU­PER MUMS Smith, 36, was born in Mount Gam­bier, has since had two nip­pers and lives in Christies Beach. She is a vinyasa in­struc­tor at Salt Yoga and loves noth­ing more than a good bend and flex. Her yoga jour­ney be­gan 15 years ago in Ade­laide when she be­gan at­tend­ing classes. When she moved to Bos­ton in 2005 Smith found a teacher, the bug re­ally bit and she later pur­sued teacher train­ing at Yo­ga­Works. WORK IT Lo­cal yoga buffs will recog­nise the flex­i­ble mum from lu­l­ule­mon Ath­let­ica Ade­laide classes. “A high­light of my teach­ing ca­reer was be­ing in­vited to teach at WO­MADe­laide in 2014, where I was lucky enough to share my yoga with a beau­ti­ful crowd and was also blessed to have the op­por­tu­nity to teach one of my favourite mu­si­cians, Michael Franti, dur­ing his tour in April 2014.” BEAUT BELLY Lang­ham, mean­while, is a mother of four, in­clud­ing Ra­mona Brown, 16, pic­tured above, and has a de­gree in en­vi­ron­men­tal health but her real love lies in cook­ing and food pro­duc­tion. “I started out get­ting along to lo­cal com­mu­nity mar­kets with my friend Danielle. I would sell my range of ve­gan cho­co­lates and cakes, and Danielle sold hand­made cloth­ing, bags and hats. “They went by the name of Craftea & Cake and ap­peared at food truck events such as Fork on the Road, donat­ing prof­its to char­ity (and with Ra­mona in tow, help­ing out on the stalls). FEST FEAST “Over the next 18 months we bought a 1976 VW kombi van and changed the name of our stall to Peace of Cake." Danielle still runs Craftea, sell­ing her amaz­ing hand­made and up cy­cled wares, pop­ping up at mar­kets all over Ade­laide. Lang­ham was also be­hind Splash Ade­laide’s com­mu­nity project PLAY, which of­fered a range of board games to the gen­eral pub­lic. JUST BREATHE The ladies joined forces to bring this week­end’s yoga and healthy food and liv­ing fes­ti­val to fruition. The fes­ti­val takes place on Vic­to­ria Square and in­cludes free yoga classes, gourmet grub, lo­cal mar­ket stalls and fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties. Fam­ily yoga will also be fea­tured, com­ple­mented by kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties and events through­out the day. BRING IT “My mo­ti­va­tion for Breathe Ade­laide was to do some­thing to bring the Ade­laide yoga com­mu­nity to­gether,” says Smith. “I’ve al­ways loved Ade­laide events like WO­MADe­laide, Tour Down Un­der and weird lit­tle fes­ti­vals and fig­ured — why wait around for some­one to or­gan­ise a yoga fes­ti­val when I could be do­ing it my­self?” Breathe Ade­laide, Septem­ber 7, Vic­to­ria Square, city, 10am-6pm, free en­try, face­book.com/ breat­head­e­laide

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