Winter 2021

“We don't know what life will bring, it's what we bring to life that matters." -Patricia Cambell Carlson

Hello friends,  

We're almost a week away from the Spring Equinox and I wanted to pop in to share a grounding practice and tea recipe as we begin to make this transition.

I don't know about you, but there still seems to be a lot to process from 2020!! Woooweee. We made it through the intensity and unforeseen shifts and yet, it feels important to keep integrating the lessons and continuing to envision how we want to carry ourselves forward into this new territory of 2021.

The practice of yoga nidra (also known as, yogic sleep) can be an excellent way to not only ground amidst great change, but really rest and listen in at the deepest level. See the link below to access this relaxing practice, followed by a simple Turmeric Chai Latte blend to soothe the belly.   

Even if the seasonal shift is less distinct where you are, how do you want to spend your last days of "winter"? What is essential to focus on right now, and over these next few weeks? These are the questions I'm asking myself to stay present, knowing that the buzzzzz of spring comes quickly.

It couldn't be more apparent in these times the importance of our own  health and peace and efforts towards collective wellbeing. As we face the continued challenges, may we bring to life what we wish to see more of in this next cycle through our thoughts, words, and right actions! 

💙 Camina    



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  • Schedule an Ayurvedic Consultation to discover how to optimize your health throughout this seasonal shift. In our sessions you'll learn what food and lifestyle choices bring the most balance based on your constitutional make-up and tendencies. Customized Spring Cleanses are also available!


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  • This 20-minute yoga nidra practice (⬅️ click image to download) can be listened to anytime of day - upon rising as a morning ritual, midday for a break, or in the evening to unwind. Yoga nidra allows the subtle body and mind reset and restore naturally. All you have to do is rest back and receive! 🤗


Winter calls for warm and soothing foods and drinks and there's nothing like a hot beverage to bring a little joy into a dreary day, am I right?!! :)

Here is a chai blend I've been enjoying, but I recommend playing around with other spices and herbs you feel drawn to. Some great additions or alternatives could be allspice, cinnamon, ginger, and  anise.

I started making my own powdered chai blends after falling in love with  Blue Lotus' Rooibos Chai. It comes in fine powder so all you have to do is add hot water, which is super convenient! It can get pricey though if you're drinking it regularly, so I experimented with a few combinations to try to mimic this formula. At home, we call it the  'rotating chai' since each week the blend varies slightly. 

Turmeric in combination with digestive spices is great for kapha season (spring). However, too many pungent spices like clove and black pepper may be become too heating for some constitutions. 

If you're wanting an agni (digestive  fire) building component, but currently have a pitta dosha imbalance (i.e. heart burn, increased irritability and anger, or inflammatory skin conditions), add more cardamon and coriander into your blend, for a slightly cooling action. 


You can get these spices already in powered form or break them down in a coffee grinder. Rooibos is a nice substitute for black tea, but of course that can be added too! 

Turmeric Chai Latte

  • 2 Tbsp ground rooibos leaves (red tea)

  • 2 Tbsp ground turmeric

  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp ground cardamom

  • 1 tsp ground coriander 

  • 1 tsp ground clove

  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg 

***Mix the blend throughly and store in an air tight jar in a cool place. When you're ready to make your latte, take 1 teaspoon of the blend and stir in 8-10 ounces of water. Steam or warm up 2-4 ounces of your preferred milk and sweeten as desired. Voilà ~ sip and enjoy! 

*portrait images by Gianna Keiko / album design by Ben Wilkinson


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