Do you dream of going on a retreat? I know I do! How often do you actually give back to yourself for all your hard work and commitments? I think we all deserve to treat ourselves. I'm excited to splurge a little and take time for some much needed rest, renewal, and refocusing. Tulum sounds like the exotic low-key escape that I've been dreaming of. It is described that in Tulum, luxury and earthiness coexist, but the coin of the realm is spirituality. What a perfect paradise for a yoga retreat!
As the month of November is known for giving thanks, it can also be the time to re-adjust our attitude for more gratitude, and to recognize what is abundant in our lives to have empathy towards those who have nothing. On November 23, we will be hosting 'Hatha For Hunger'--a yoga charity event to raise awareness and donations for 'No Kid Hungry', a nationwide organization driven to help fight childhood hunger in the United States. As many as 16 million children (that's 1 out of 5 kids) struggle with undernourishment and inaccessibility to healthy meals, which in turn, affects their overall academic performance and growth into healthy, happy adults. This event will present a showcase of yoga classes throughout the day, with a variety of yin (restorative) and power flow classes to suit all of our participants' needs. In addition, there will be a live concert spun by DJ Tory for those seeking to enjoy an aural experience, with food/beverages available for purchase. Ready to give back? Click here to register: I want to help fight childhood hunger! With your participation and contributions, we can help our future generations reach their full potential. Through one yoga breath at a time, we can combine and share our strength to those in most need.
Today, I weigh less than I did in high school at 170 pounds, living a raw vegan lifestyle and have never felt better. The first picture were all taken when I lived to eat instead of eating to live.
Instead of basing my meals on the size of the portion, I now base it in nutrients as a motivator to eat. Tough habits are hard to break, and believe me, I've had my fair share. Pancakes for breakfast every morning for years, chicken in excess, peanut butter in mass amounts and everything in between. It was what I knew and all I ever wanted to know, and if I shed a few pounds (from lack of sleep, mostly), I would pack in more food.