Friday, May 15, 2015

Join my favorite yoga studio for a retreat in Costa Rica

Pura vida costa rica yoga retreat

July 25 - August 1, 2015
Visit our registration page in MBO. Deposit $300 to save your spot

costa rica is pura vida

More than getting away, this retreat is about coming home to yourself. Spend quiet time in nature. Meditate to the sound of the ocean, monkeys and birds. Practice yoga twice daily. Delve deeper into the meaning and philosophy of yoga. Create new friendships, enjoy fantastic food, and reset.
This is a seven day yoga and meditation retreat. Enjoy morning beach walks, group meditation, a taste of the Costa Rican culture, and plenty of free time to do your own thing.

sample schedule

  • Start the day with a silent walking meditation along the beach
  • 7:45 AM Yoga (ALL levels: gentle, intermediate, advanced)
  • 10:00 AM - Breakfast
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free time: Lay by the pool. Lunch. Explore. 
  • 5:00 Gentle or Yin Yoga & Sunset Meditation
  • 7:30 PM Dinner
  • 8:30 PM - Lounge. Entertainment. Free time.

what else to do?

The hotel will have plenty of entertainment, and areas for relaxation, plus the beach is stunning. Non-motorized sports are included during your stay. If you are interested in 1/2 day or full day excursions please check this site: http://conchal.swisstravelcr.com/. It is highly recommended that you stay 2-3 days after the retreat to explore the country in more detail.

our host / westin conchal

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is an All Inclusive eco-friendly retreat, located between the exotic forests and unspoiled beaches of the North Pacific Riviera of Costa Rica, this secluded vacation spot is a perfect balance between unrivaled luxury and local culture, giving guests an unforgettable vacation experience.

location

Nestled in the green forests of Costa Rica's magnificent North-Pacific Riviera in the province of Guanacaste , The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is located 60 km from Liberia International Airport (LIR) and 15 minutes from Tamarindo local airport.
GETTING THERE
  • Option 1 - Fly directly from into Liberia Airport (few airlines offer this option), then take a taxi from Liberia to the Westin Conchal(about 45 minutes / $50 pp for a shared shuttle). We can help you arrange with other students arriving at the same time. 
  • Option 2 - Fly into San Jose Airport,  then take a domestic flight from San Jose to
Tamarindo (about $60 / 1 hr). Check: www.flysansa.com or www.natureair.com. Then take a 15 minute taxi ride to the Westin Conchal. 
  • Option 3 - Fly into San Jose and take a shuttle to the Westin Conchal. Shuttles usually depart from across SJO airport.

thinking about joining us in 2015?

Let us know if you have any questions at retreats@puravidayogacenter.com.

cost

  • Single Occupancy: $2,253.00 (pp)
  • Double Occupancy: $1,833.00 (pp)
Early bird discount: $100 OFF when you register by Wednesday February 25, 2015
Members discount:
 additional $100
Due to the nature of this event, space is limited. A $300 deposit is required to reserve your spot. The $300 deposit is part of the total price.

what's included

  • Deluxe Junior Suite, includes a living area with a comfortable sofa and amenities
  • Morning and afternoon yoga/meditation sessions
  • Early morning silent beach walks
  • Meals: Multiple restaurants (dress code from casual to elegant) to choose from when you're ready for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. Plus 24- hour room service included.
  • Drinks: Multiple bars throughout the resort. And all you can drink bottled water.
  • Entertainment options including non-motorized (kayak, snorkeling, pedal boats, bikes) water sports, daily activities and nightly events.
  • Tips are included
NOTE: Price does NOT include airfare or travel insurance.
Visit our registration page in MBO. Deposit $300 to save your spot

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Yoga Cooking Beaches and Surf in BALI Join us

Everything happens for a reason. Every person you meet, every place you go, every decision you make. It is all part of a harmonious dance. 

I met Kelly (SurfMeiMei) 9 months ago, when she walked in to the same yoga teacher training I was taking. Because of my stand off introvert nature, she thought I didn't like her. Haha. I get that a lot. I am intense and I can have resting bitch face. Turns out I adored her. Last day of teacher training I had her over for lunch and the rest is history. 


If you have not heard of Surf Mei Mei then let me introduce you! Surf Mei Mei means surf sister in Chinese. This surf lifestyle and adventure blog is written by 2 friends, PK and Kelly, who met while surfing in New York. Their goal is to empower and mentor women world-wide through experiences that open our minds. 

Let me tell you Kelly is such an amazing soul. Her heart is so big and her desire to learn wisdom and pay it forward is fierce. That is why I leapt at the chance to partner up with her! It was her brilliant idea to do a retreat in Bali with cooking, yoga, culture and surf. 


Now I know many of you have seen Eat, Pray, Love. I don't know that I have met anyone who has watched that, that did not want to go to Bali after. Well now is your chance!!!

Come play with Me and Kelly in Bali, Eat Pray Love style!!! Through Kelly's connections it is a major affordable price!  Check out our Bali Retreat

Rate: $1700


(before June 15, 2015)

$1800 (Regular)

 Rate includes
Daily Yoga
Daily meditation
Cooking Demo
Surfing
Balinese Tours
welcome drink,
continental buffet breakfast,
wireless internet access,
and private car airport pick-up service.
*Not including airfare, some meals (as we will go out to local eateries to enjoy local cuisine), some additional tours, and gratuities.  
More about Kelly! 
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Surf Mei Mei/ Kelly Lin
Kelly is a life happiness mentor, certified yoga instructor,  blogger, entrepreneur and serial “life adventurer.”  She believes outdoor adventure, such as surfing, can empower and elevate women’s body, mind and soul.
Kelly created SurfMeiMei.com because she  believes passion means pursuing life long success and happiness. She gave up her corporate career in real estate development as an architect/developer to pursue her mission and passion in life.  SurfMeiMei.com is an online publication for women with active life style. It has more than 11k followers on Facebook and growing readers on social media within a short time of creation.
Now, through SurfMeiMei.com, she is empowering women via powerful and meaningful mind/body/soul inspiring retreats all over the world, such as, Bali in Indonesia, Biarritz in France, San Diego in USA, and more.
Kelly will be sharing her mediation techniques, her passion for surfing and mentoring happiness with our Bali guests!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

My favorite multi-purpose legging


I am a pretty well rounded gal. I like the beach and the mountains. I love the water, and I love the sand. I love my yoga, and get high off a good cardio session. So what is a girl to do? My solution was Luna Jai. Their capri's are multi-functional. Suitable for the beach, the gym, the yoga studio, and suitable for the pool. 

What I love the most about these capri's is that I can go from a hardcore insanity max 30 workout to a vigorous vinyasa class without having to change. I have a lot of nice yoga pants, but if you are jumping up and down hardcore with Shaun T, they don't stay on. Gravity takes over and you are constantly pulling them up. Not with Luna Jai. I like that I don't have to think about anything but my workout when I am wearing them. 

My other favorite thing about Luna Jai is their bright colors and patterns. I love to express myself with color. Before my yoga days my Mom used to always say I wore black. Can't say that about me anymore! I love wearing them. The colors make me happy.

Best part? If you want them, you can get them %15 off with code: momwhatsfordinner at checkout.

I run many challenges hosted by Luna Jai check them out on Instagram @lunajaiathletic 

Yogi approved tank top

I recently was blessed with a package from Balini Sports. In my line of work, I get to try out a lot of fitness apparel, a wonderful perk. Some stand out more than others. Balini Sports stands out to me because I have had a big problem with finding a top and bra that will hold everything in while I am in the throws of my Vinyasa flow. I have found that sun salutations lead to apparel malfunction with even some of the top brands out there. I was so frustrated I went to lululemon to see if their price tag might reflect in some deep dark hidden secret on how to keep the girls strapped in after several chaturanga's. Alas, after spending over $100 I trotted to a yoga studio only to find I still had the same issue. 
SO... you can imagine my happiness when I wore my new Balini Sports Megan Yoga tank
Usually in this halfway lift, I am tucking things back where they go. Love the freedom this tank top gives me! 
I am now able to do a full class without having to adjust my top. SO WONDERFUL!!!

BaliniSports was founded on a mantra of freedom; the freedom to move without restrictions, the freedom to live a full life, free of anything holding you back.
Upside down is no longer a problem! The tank stays at my waist while holding in things that need to be kept away.

The bluesign® certification guarantees that Balini Sports products are made exclusively of a combination of components and processes that are harmless to human beings and the environment.

Balini’s friendship with INVISTA has allowed them to use technologically advanced fabrics that provide quick-drying comfort, softness, strength and style. That partnership has also allowed them to provide eco-friendly fibers to fabric mills that operate within an eco-friendly process, making every step of the manufacturing process environmentally friendly and bluesign® certified. 

The bluesign® certification guarantees that their products are made exclusively of a combination of components and processes that are harmless to human beings and the environment. In order to achieve this certification, their brand’s manufacturing process undergoes rigorous testing to comply with the standards set to reduce the textile industry’s impact on people and the environment. 
#BaliniSports doesn’t just use eco-conscious fibers; they pride themselves in having a complete manufacturing process that’s ecologically aware, operating in an effort to reduce our footprint.  How they source, how they recycle, how they treat the water, how they dye, even the dye they use is all part of a living a dream while loving the Earth.

As a consumer, you can feel good purchasing Balini Sports products knowing that you’re giving yourself and the world the best opportunity to thrive.

This yogi approves!! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Nourish - The beginner's guide to eating healthy and staying fit has arrived

 

Hard work pays off. Today is one of the happiest moments of my life thus far. My passion is to help you all get healthy and happy and live out your lives the way they were meant to be lived. This is what I consider to be my best work. It will be my last book for a while. For this, my third book is now a tour and we are traveling around the U.S. as well as Bali and Africa to spread awareness of healthy food and movement in your body. 

If you are looking for a place to start. I hope you consider getting one. 
For a limited time I will be sending little personalized notes written in each book. I care about you all so very much. You all have inspired me, cheered me on during my cancer battle. Encouraged me during my after battle of getting my health back and the weight off. This is everything I learned on my journey. I hope you take the time to read it so that you can help keep your family safe from the dangers of processed foods. 

The book is full of information on chemicals to avoid, ingredients to avoid. How to do 75 of the most popular yoga poses complete with full color photography. As well as 75 of my favorite clean eating recipes. Like this one:


If you want your signed copy with a little note from me, please go to:
www,nourishtheworkshop.com It is available now :)

Much love and gratitude for you all! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

This Sunday Yoga + Nutrition = NOURISH

I am excited to teach this Sunday along side the amazing Heather Foat​ at Pura Vida Yoga​ Come get your flow on with me, and then enjoy a healthy clean eating treat after while I share with you my secrets to staying healthy and fit through nutrition. Hope to see you there!!! 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Who wants a free sample of superfoods?


It is post office day! I have 7 new clients getting their shakeology in the mail. Ready why you want it here!  No soy! All organic non-gmo whole food ingredients!!! Anyone else want a ‪#‎Free‬ sample? If you are looking for a way to improve your health, lower choleserol up to 50% (clinically proven), lose weight, fight cancer and so many other diseases, and would like to try it, please email momwhatsfordinner@yahoo.com with the flavor you want to try (I have them all) and your address! 
I will give you a sample and follow up with you to see how we can get you the happiest healthiest person you have ever been! 

Friday, March 27, 2015

You are worth it

Hi guys! So it is the end of March. How are you feeling about your health? I have a few slots left for April to work with you one on one with your nutrition and exercise. If you are not ready for exercise that is ok. I have programs that start from the inside out and do not require exercise.
IT ALWAYS STARTS WITH WHAT YOU EAT! Contact me today so I can get you started with nutrition. We can talk exercise later, or now if you are ready. This is YOUR life. YOUR Health. YOUR choice. There is no one right way. Let's talk and see what will work for you.
DM, PM, or email: momwhatsfordinner@yahoo.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Organic and Non-Gmo... no problem!

Today I want to give a huge shout out to Jimbo's Naturally. They recently sponsored Nourish the Workshop and helped us provide Parents and Kids with a wholesome meal at our yoga and nutrition workshop. 
I decided to take a longer time than usual during this visit to Jimbo's so I could show you why they are so great. 
So let's go in shall we? 

If you follow me, you know my passion is all about ending the trend of obesity in this nation. I believe it is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise that will do it. Fueling your body with wholesome whole foods that are non-gmo and organic is the first step to a healthy life. That is why Jimbo's is so awesome. They strive to have a non-gmo store and do their best to label accordingly so you are always educated about what is in your food. Even though I try to stay away from packaged food as much as possible. There are some healthy ones out there like my favorite brown rice cakes that are a great go-to for lunches and snacks. So happy they are non-gmo and organic! 

The produce at jimbo's is amazing. I could spend all day in that section. Oh the possiblities!!! Thank you Jimbo's for having nothing but the best! 
What I am holding here is a daikon and it is one of my go-to veggies for kids. Why? Because you can make cute shapes out of them, and they are pretty much tasteless. Which means they adapt to whatever flavor you dip them in. I serve these cute skewers with my greek yogurt ranch dip and the kids go crazy.
Teaching the next generation about wholesome food is the only way we can break the cycle. Getting them to learn healthy food is yummy and fun is so important!!! Many of these kids had never had a daikon before. It is like a cross between a radish and a carrot. Texture of a radish, with a bland flavor like a carrot. 

With all this amazing produce donated by Jimbo's 
I was able to teach the parents how to make healthy fun food for their kids, while they enjoyed a fun yoga class from Heather Foat! She played yoga bingo with them and got some of their energy out while I met with the parents. 

  The parents got to ask me questions and create something fun!
So their kids came out of class with a full fun plate of healthy food to eat! 

I want to extend much love and gratitude to Jimbos' Naturally for supporting our cause to bring movement and nutrition to EVERYONE! 
(bracelets by the paprika shop and  with good intention. watch by stealtimeback.com)

Monday, March 23, 2015

I challenge you to eat clean and take your superfoods for 7 days and see for yourself.


Okay y'all! It is Spring now. Time to start getting ready to shed those Winter clothes. Are you ready? 

YOU! Yes YOU!!! I am challenging YOU to try clean eating and taking your‪ ‎superfoods‬ for 7 days. These cancer‬ fighting nutrients‬ that give you a burst of energy can't be beat and I am dying to have everyone just try it consistently while eating clean for just 7 days. If it doesn't change you, I WILL BE SHOCKED!!! I can do it with you one on one or you can join my‪ ‎accountability‬ group that helps us stay on track. I have recipes, shopping lists, and all you need to succeed. 
Who's in? 
Email me  -- momwhatsfordinner@yahoo.com

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