Summer 2021

“To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender towards possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart " ~Rebecca Solnit


I'm arriving in your inbox today to announce another mini virtual retreat on October 16th from 10:00-1:00pm PDT. This retreat will be similar to the spring event, but with an emphasis on easefully transitioning into fall. It's a chance to really slow down and be with the inevitable changes that are underway. We'll be moving the body with gentle yoga, meditating, learning Ayurvedic self-care practices (yes, another goodie bag is included!), as well as, restoring our energy reserves and deeply relaxing with yoga nidra.

I know in one way or another we're all experiencing 'battle fatigue' as we face many ongoing challenges and uncertainties daily. Fortunately, our inner resources are something we can always draw upon to stay connected to ourselves so we can best serve each other with attentiveness and care.

This retreat is an opportunity to take some time for yourself to rest back, receive, and be soothed by the time tested practices of yoga and Ayurveda. I'm offering an early bird special for one week only if you register by end of day on September 10th. More info is below along with a Basil Melon Cooler recipe to stay hydrated and celebrate these last few weeks of summer! 

With love from California, 

💛 CG 



Virtual Home Retreat

October 16th from 10:00-1:00pm PDT 

~Register by September 10th for the early bird special - $90 

~After September 10th - $111

~Scholarships are available upon request. Please email me.

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A gift bag ($40 value!) of some of my favorite Ayurvedic goodies is included to further support your retreat. It's one of my favorite things to hand-select items that will rejuvenate your whole being each season. Your five senses will be delighted with essential oils, teas, and cooking spices to name a few! This gift bag is sent to your door at no additional shipping cost prior to the retreat.

I encourage participants to extend the retreat experience into more of the day by using the materials provided. Plan to block out a little time before and after the retreat to get the most from this virtual format. I'll be sending out more preparatory suggestions in the coming weeks. If you are not able to participate in the live sessions, no problem. A recording will be sent to you on the day of.  


Basil Melon Cooler

Serves Four

  • 4 cups chopped, deseeded watermelon, honeydew melon, or cantaloupe
  • 4 larger basil (or mint) leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water
  • 3-4 ice cubes (optional)
  • Lime, basil (or mint) for garnish 

Put the chopped melon, 4 basil or mint leaves, ginger powder, and lime juice in a blender along with 1/4 cup of the water. Blend on high speed until the basil has become green flecks. Add more water or ice and blend until smooth. Serve with fresh basil or fresh mint leaf and a lime wedge.

In Ayurveda, it's recommended to eat melon away from other foods since the high water content can make it difficult to digest. Try this refreshing and hydrating beverage at least one hour before a meal. 

~Recipe from The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook


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