Pre-orientation went well this morning. It took about 25 minutes to bike to the store and it was glorious because the weather is perfection outside! I was worried I might be sweaty going inside but, really, I wasn’t at all because of the wind while I was riding. Once at Greenwise, I filled out my paperwork and such and then tomorrow at 4:00 I begin my real orientation! I’ll probably actually start work for real sometime next week.
I got home around noon and threw together a pretty simple wrap for lunch. This is a tomato wrap and inside is about 4 spoonfuls of hummus, 2 stalks of celery and 1 sliced babybell cheese with a pear on the side
Since my lunch was rather boring and uneventful, I thought I would share my weekend plans with you guys! While Ryan is off drinking and cheering on the Gators in Miami, I will be attending the “Vinyasa Yoga & Ayurveda Detoxification and Pranification Weekend” at my studio. Attending the workshop was actually a Christmas gift and I have been stoked about it for weeks now. It consists of yoga practice & seminars all weekend long with Kishan Shah, a wonderful yoga instructor from California. Here’s what’s to come on Friday:
The Yoga Detox : Snehana Swedana Chikitsa 6– 9 p.m-——-
“The Friday night practice is a celebration of our bodies, calling awareness to our own natural healing abilities and empowering that natural gift with the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. Using Dinacharya (daily cleansing techniques), intention setting, through the practice of Sankalpa, Herbs, and a special Yoga Asana sequence we will empower the body and mind to detoxify itself. This session is designed to help uproot deeply seated toxins. These toxins are called Ama in Ayurveda and over time they bind into the body’s tissues which are weak and unstable. Practitioners will learn how to integrate this practice into a daily ritual (Dinacharya).
We will begin by sipping on a specially prepared Ayurvedic tea which helps in the detoxification process and then massage herbally medicated oils onto the body. From there we will then launch into a Yoga Asana practice sequenced to help detoxify the internal organs and the tissues while integrating Marma Points (acupressure points). It is a fun, challenging Yoga practice in a heated room for level 2/3 practitioners only. The class will end in an intention setting guided Yoga Nidra and Vedic chanting. Followed by re-hydrating beverages and cleansing fruits.”