Winter 2018


“A heartfelt smile gives warmth enough for three winters

-Mongolian Proverb

Happy 2018!

I hope everyone is enjoying the new year so far. Even with a fresh start of the year, winter can feel daunting and stretches us out of our comfort zone. I find myself having many conversations around, 'How can we do less? Rest more? Stay in bed longer?' It feels natural in the winter to withdraw a bit and Ayurveda encourages this kind of hibernation so we can truly have the energy to spring forth when the time comes. It can be challenging in our fast-paced world to take a step back, but hopefully even in small ways we can honor our inner rhythm and find space to listen, reflect, and just be. Ahhhhh. 

As the season continues on, I wanted to share a few announcements and upcoming events. Coming up first on February 23-25th, I have the pleasure to cook for a beautiful weekend yoga retreat in Ojai, California at Ojai Spirit House. If you're needing a weekend away to recharge yourself I highly recommend checking it out

On April 7th, my mom and I will be holding our annual day-long Silent Retreat again at Open Sky Retreat Space in Sebastopol, California. The day will include guided meditation, medical qigong, an Ayurvedic lunch, gentle yoga, and yoga nidra. You can register here for the early bird special if you sign up before February 21st. 

Lastly, stay tuned for more Wellness Hikes coming up this spring in Sonoma County. We'll be having an ocean hike and a forest hike - each including outdoor yoga and the sharing of yummy local foods. In the meantime, if you're needing some cooking inspiration scroll down to check out the Winter Kale Quinoa Salad recipe below.

'Till next time....wising you all well! May the simple exchanges and connections we make keep us warm and cozy this season. 

Love, Camina 



Ayurvedic Health Consultations    

Boost your health this winter! 

Ayurveda teaches us to live in harmony with nature and adjust our diet and lifestyle practices through the cycles of the year. It's important to keep our immune system strong while the coldwet, and heavy qualities that are present this season. How we do this looks differently for everyone. By becoming aware of our constitutional tendencies we can more easily care for the ever changing needs of our body, mind, & spirit.  

*Schedule an Initial Consultation to discover your Ayurvedic Constitution.

Ayurvedic Cooking + Meal Delivery

Need a break from cooking? Looking for a chef for an event or retreat?

Sometimes food shopping, prepping, and cooking can feel overwhelming - especially if we're not sure what diet is best for us. If you're needing a little support you might want to try an Ayurvedic cooking lesson or receive a ready-to-eat meal at your door step. 

*Sign up for a personalized meal plan, cooking class, or meal delivery package. I'm also available for menu design & cooking for large groups.

In-Home Yoga Sessions 

Enjoy yoga and meditation at home.  

Private instruction can help to deepen your practice and sustain a regular routine of self-care. Consider starting off this new year with weekly or bi-weekly sessions in the comfort of your own home. 

*Email for inquiries and bookings.



Yoga Nidra 

Wednesdays 10-11:15am 

Gentle Yoga Flow

Thursdays 6-7:10pm 

Regular classes are held at the Center for Inner Health and Stillness in Santa Rosa, CA. No prior experience is required and drop-ins are welcome. Yoga mats and props are provided. Please contact me​ to reserve your spot. 




Winter Kale Quinoa Salad


  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 1 bundle of kale
  • 1 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Rise and soak the quinoa. Add 1/2 cup of water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 13 minutes (you may need to add more water). Remove from heat keeping the quinoa covered and allow it to sit for about 5 minutes then fluff quinoa with a fork.
  • Steam kale separately and then in a large bowl mix together the kale, quinoa, pomegranate seeds, and walnuts (optional: dry roast walnuts)
  • For the dressing, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Pour dressing over the salad and toss together until coated. Top with additional pomegranates, and walnuts as desired, serve and enjoy!  (source: eatyourselfskinny. com)

Cost is $160 Early Bird Special $135 if paid by February 21st

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"Harmonize with Nature, Walk a Path of Balance"