Friday, April 17, 2015

22-Day Spring Mindfulness Cleanse with Ayami of YogaSoul

My friend Ayami is leading a 22-Day Spring Mindfulness Cleanse at YogaSoul.  I was thrilled when Ayami asked me to collaborate.  She has crafted a thoughtful plan to transitioning to a healthy plant-centric diet, complete with shopping lists, recipes, menu plans and more.  Providing support through any kind of lifestyle change is so important, which is why I love how Ayami has designed the cleanse to be done as a sangha with the support of YogaSoul and a community of yogis.  There will be daily emails and Facebook group where Ayami and I will be answering questions and offering inspiration.

I will also be doing a workshop on the benefits of plant-based whole foods and how to make them into delicious and nutritious meals. The workshop will be at YogaSoul on Friday May 1st at 7:15pm.
Let's get mindfully clear together!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Sustainability Secret

It's incredible to see the mainstream media starting to make the link between plant-based diets and the environment.

Care about the environment? It might be time to consider going vegan. Here's why.
Posted by msnbc on Monday, April 13, 2015

The film, Cowspiracy really drives this point home with well-researched facts and interviews with top-executives some of the biggest environmental organization.  If you have not see it yet, please seek it out.  You can watch it on the film's website or it's being shown all across the country at various venues and festivals (click on Screenings on the site).  I believe it's one of the most important documentaries made in the last ten years.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Beyond the Physical

Sharing some sage advice from a fellow yogi that I found in my inbox today:

"Doing yoga just for the physical benefits, is like owning a mansion, and living with your entire family all cramped up in one little room, on the ground floor. You gotta stop caring about how yoga makes you look.
Focus on how it makes you feel.
Then get to the root of that and open that inner window to your soul.
It will speak to you like no book, teacher or class will ever be able to."

- Cecilia Sardeo Co-founder at Zenward