Summer 2019

“Little breath, breathe me gently, row me gently, for I am a river I am learning to cross.”  -W.S. Merwin

Hello friends,

Happy summer! I love how these warmer days draw us outside and inspire more gatherings and celebrations. Through this pitta season I have to remind myself often to move slowly, be gentle, and to live in trust. As the inner and outer heat builds, what are some of your favorite ways to stay calm and cool? Perhaps one of my favorite, 'Cooling Avocado and Cucumber Gazpacho' recipes (listed below) can be added to your repertoire?! 😎🥑🥒 

This month has been full of transition for me with lots changes on the horizon and some shifts with 'Camina Gillotti Wellness.' Next week I'll be starting a full-time in house wellness position for a tech company in San Francisco. I'm very much looking forward to this new chapter, and of course also experiencing the bitter-sweet goodbyes that go along with any big life change. 

I'll be seeing clients in Sonoma County the first Saturday of the month and will be available for Skype consultations as my schedule allows. My mom and I will still be holding our fall retreat on October 5th, 2019 at the beautiful, Open Sky Retreat Space in Sebastopol, CA. The half-day will be filled with a variety of guided contemplative practices, along with time and space to just be in nature and with yourself. Find out more information below, and you can sign up and register here


Wishing you all a wonderful rest of your summer and I look forward to sending more updates soon. 

Be well, 

Camina ☀️


Ayurvedic Health Consultations    

Ayurveda teaches us to live in harmony with nature and adjust our diet and lifestyle practices throughout the cycles and rhythms of the year.

Making proper adjustments from one season to the next is one way we can really optimize our health. As we become aware of our constitutional tendencies we can better tend to the ever-changing needs of our body, mind, and spirit, which is key in preventing dis-ease.  

Curious how Ayurvedic can support you? Interested in practices for the summer that can keep the pitta dosha in balance?

*Make an appointment here.


  • Yoga Nidra
  • Elemental Yoga Flow
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Guided Meditation

*Inquire about private, or in-home yoga or meditation packages.


Half-Day Fall Retreat ~ October 5th, 2019 


Facilitated by Shirley & Camina Gillotti 

October 5th, 2019 / 9-1pm  / $70

This retreat will take place at the Open Sky Retreat Space in Sebastopol, CA.  During the retreat we will mostly be in silence - together practicing meditation, gentle yoga, and yoga nidra. These time honored practices bring us home inside where all things become possible. As we transition into the fall season, we can use this time together to ground, be still, and rest within the Self. There will be space for quiet contemplation and walking in between the guided sessions, as the the retreat setting is quite exquisite. Tea and a healthy mid-morning snack will also be provided.

Arrival is between 8:30-8:45am and there is an option to bring your own lunch and enjoy the grounds afterwards from 1-2pm. 

Please fill out this form to register. Payment is due in full no later than September 1st, 2019. You can either pay online or send a check to: Camina Gillotti at 424 8th St. Suite A, Santa Rosa, Ca, 95401. 

Scholarships are available upon request. ​Feel free to email me​ with any additional questions. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!!

~Om Shanti, Om Peace~




Serves 5

  • Ghee (to cover the bottom on a sauce pan)
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cups water or soup stock
  • 1/2 cup coconut water or whey
  • 1 cucumber (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 leek (white stem, chopped fine)
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp lime
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • few pinches cayenne
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Warm ghee in a small pot and sauté leeks for a few minutes. Add asafoetida, cumin, cayenne. Allow spices mixture to cool. Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Enjoy!  

*Mira Murphy:

*Image Photo Credit: Ditte Isager (from livenaturallymagazine. com)

*Newsletter photos by: Gianna Keiko Photography​  


"Harmonize with Nature, Walk a Path of Balance"