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  • My favorite sunrise photo from our first retreat in Tulum!

Retreats are opportunities to dive deep into your true nature as spirit. A time to reset and renew your inner rhythms in nature.

We’ve picked the perfect tropical paradise to support you with what you need during your time away.

A week to breathe and take in the healing vibrations of Tulum. Daily yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, beautifully prepared meals and free time to tune into your hearts desires.

Kristen and I have been leading retreats together for several years here at Shambala. Our desire is to bring the traditional  teachings of yoga and mindfulness into our modern life that will flow with you into the entire year to come!

Om Away From Home πŸ•‰ 
Ayurveda + Yoga Retreat
Shambala, Tulum Mexico
February 8 - 15, 2020

So who’s in? Lets put our toes in the sand together! Comment below with a 🏝 and I’ll send you some info!

link in bio // early bird $1,950
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  • There is always something soaking or sprouting in our kitchen. 🌱

Ayurveda thrives on prevention and nutritional therapy supports a healthy digestive system where most all dis-ease begins. Easily digestible foods are key!

Legumes, grains, nuts and seeds defense mechanism is their outer layer. Soaking, sprouting and even dry roasting your nuts and seeds helps to break down the food and anti-nutrients and removes the phytic acid that causes digestive issues. This means your digestive system has less work to do. This can increase your absorption up to 90% and provide a pre-biotic environment!

SOAKING 
Nuts can be soaked for 2-6 hours, while beans, grains and seeds are best soaked for 8-12 hours. Simply place them in a bowl of filtered water before you go to bed and rinse them and cook or start sprouting them the following morning. Or, begin soaking in the morning to cook later in the evening.

If you have any digestive issues, simply soak your grains and legumes overnight.

SPROUTING
Soak in a wide-mouth mason jar covered with a cheese cloth secured with a rubber band or a sprouting lid. After soaking, strain and rinse and let the sprouts sit at room temperature for a few days, rinsing at least twice a day until you can see sprouts growing! Cook right away or store in the fridge until ready to cook. Foods will sprout faster in the warmer months and slower in the cooler seasons.

Happy Sprouting 🌱 Healthy DigestionπŸ™ŒπŸ»
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  • We are thrilled to share a four part series of iRest Yoga Nidra offered by Christina Vargas, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner @theyogamovementdallas starting in August!! β˜€οΈ
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iRest (Integrative Restoration) Yoga Nidra is based on the ancient teachings of meditation and a tool and practice for deep relaxation and renewal, paired with a quality of presence that is profoundly healing
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It is easy to feel depleted and scattered in the midst of our busy schedules, with self-care and wellness unintentionally taking a back seat to productivity
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Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra is a wonderful toolset and practice for today’s fast-paced life that offers rejuvenation, integration and deep relaxation to its practitioners
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Through iRest Yoga Nidra practice you will lessen anxiety, depression, fear, anger, stress and discover the tools to bring joy, peace, well-being and intention into the forefront of your daily living
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You will have a greater ability to relax and enjoy life, reduce insomnia, and diminish chronic and acute pain
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Over the course of four weeks, we will explore the layers of physical, emotional and subtle energy body with increasing refinement
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Each class will begin with a short discussion on iRest, the 10-stage protocol, the 7 koshas and its applicability and benefit to daily life
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Discussion will lead into gentle stretching and each session will close with a guided iRest Yoga Nidra practice.
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Prior iRest or relaxation experience is not required. Come ready to rest and relax! β€’
Classes held Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm August 1, 8, 15, 22
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Tag a friend you think will enjoy this wonderful four week iRest series and head over to the link in our bio to sign up! πŸ’«
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#dallasayurveda #irest #yoganidra #selfcare #rejuvenation #restorativeyoga #yoga #yogadallas #ayurveda #simpleveda #dallasyoga #gratitude #thanksgiving #rest #dallas #yogadallas #meditation #unplug #recharge #instahealth #meditation
  • M E D I T A T I O N πŸ’« When I travel I bring my travel yoga mat and usually some gemstones, incense or small special pieces from my home meditation space.

Bringing a few familiar pieces from home supports you to stay grounded and stable during travel which vitiates the vata dosha. For me, it also serves as a visual reminder to stay with my daily practice.

On this trip I remembered my mat but forgot everything else πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ so, I bought this incense holder and I was SUPER excited I found this cute little Buddha πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ statue in our #vrbo and have been doing my #yinyoga #pranayama and #meditation practice here every morning. πŸ™πŸ»
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But of course, you need nothing to sit in meditation. You could sit with the blue sky, green grass or even a dried up leaf.
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How do you stay grounded while you travel?
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  • 🌟 N O U R I S H 🌟Enjoy a relaxing weekend at Mariposa on the Lake, located at the heart of Eagle Mountain Lake, just 60 minutes from Dallas
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Christina Vargas, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner and her beautiful staff will support you to escape and unplug from the hustle of the city and into the serenity of nature to recharge your inner spirit among the peaceful atmosphere and in the company of like-minded women
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Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit by waking up with the sound of birds during sunrise meditations
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Increase your vitality with yoga (both indoor + outdoor by the water) pranayama, breathing techniques, as well as mindfulness and meditation practices
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You will renew your love for food and cooking with fresh, organic ayurvedic meals and cooking demonstrations
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Experience deep rest and relaxation with daily iRest, Yoga Nidra sessions and create space for new intentions while we release old beliefs and thought patterns with chit chats by the fire and experience a burning bowl ceremony
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During your free time relax with a tongue and pulse diagnosis, a marma or reiki session, or a nap in a hammock. Read a book in the sun, hike the property, journal on the porch or spend time in meditation
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REGISTRATION ENDS AUGUST 31ST* SPACE IS LIMITED
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Tag a friend you think would like to go on this post and head over to our website to register!!! β€”> link in bio 🌸
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  • The moon πŸŒ™ is the goddess of water. Water is the nectar that interacts with the other elements and is considered the mother of all tastes.
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Every medicinal herb and food substance has a specific taste the moment it hits your tongue (if your tongue is dry, you can’t taste accurately). Each taste; sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, and pungent is made up of the five elements of nature: air, either, fire, water and earth.
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The SWEET taste is made up of EARTH 🌎 and WATER πŸ’¦ and gives us strength, longevity and vital essence. It balances the vata and pitta doshas and has qualities that are cooling and usually heavy. Examples: whole grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy, mint, honey.
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The sweet taste improves our skin, complexion, reduces inflammation, and promotes the growth of plasma, blood, muscles, fat, bone, marrow and reproductive tissue.  If you have inflamed, red, burning skin or are challenged by a rash or acne, eat melon and then rub the rinds over your skin for immediate relief.
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As we move into the pitta season β˜€οΈ consider adding fresh mint 🌿 to your sweet fruit. And remember, fruit makes a great snack! All fruit should be taken away from meals, never combined with other foods as fruit gets digested first and can cause other foods to putrefy and create malabsorption, digestive imbalances and ama, toxins. .
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