Sometimes, you just need to breathe.

So when I heard that the awesome ladies at Breathe Adelaide were teaming up with the eclectic crew at The Porch Sessions, I just had to grab myself a ticket.

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Breathe in the pines was on Saturday night, and my gosh what a gorgeous soiree it was. Held in the thick of the pines, at Rocky Creek Hut in Kuitpo Forest, this event was perfect from the start (OK, to be honest we got lost,went 4WD,  had to push someone else’s car out of 10 inches of mud and got covered in it- but that’s another story).

The location was whimsical. There were dream catchers and bunting as far as the eye could see, as well as a giant tipi from Kata & Co covered in fairy lights with plenty of rugs and bean bags on the ground. Yes I was pretty much looking straight into my real life Pinterest ‘wedding and party dreams’ folder.

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In terms of food there were two of my favourite food vans on site- Mullygrub and Delectaballs, as well as sweet treats by Four Winds Chocolate. The girls decided to head to Mullygrub for coconut crusted chicken burgers and delicious tacos, while I rolled over to get myself some Mexican meatballs with all the trimmings from Delectaballs. Seriously, they have the best balls in town. Oh, a side of sweet potato fries may have been ordered and they didn’t even taste healthy- double win.

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On the liquid side of things we sipped on Hither & Yon wine as the sun set (and for some of us, between yoga poses), and when we could not longer feel our fingers, Kindling Coffee saved the day with their no-sugar-required lattes and hot cocoa. Boys and girls around us were drinking mulled wine, Goodisons beer and Barossa Valley Cider Co brews- if only I had enough hands.

Now down to the real reason why we were there. Wine. Seriously though, the yoga. Kristin Nelson and Claire Smith are the two masterminds behind Breathe Adelaide so we knew we were in for a fabulous time. Clare ran the yoga class, right in the middle of the forest, to the sounds of Sam Wormald on acoustic guitar. When we had to place our yoga mats strategically around trees and pine needles I knew we were in for something very special.


The yoga class went for about a hour- there were some laughs, some almost-falling-over moments, tree poses and even light rain. But that didn’t stop the 100 or so yogi’s doing their thing. Clare is such a relaxing and funny teacher and really made the class feel at ease- me especially. Afterwards I felt so uplifted and refreshed- it really was an incredible experience.

The rest of the night was spent under the stars and rugged up with blankets, listening to some tunes from Delia Obst and The Winter Gypsy. I hope they realise they are both scheduled into my ‘wedding singer’ folders, they are ridiculously good.

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Breathe Adelaide and the Porch Sessions, you absolutely nailed it. I hope you both decide to team up again and have another little Breathe baby because I had an absolute blast.

You can find all about Breathe Adelaide and The Porch Sessions events via their Facebook pages.

Written by Jess

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