Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Here It Comes

Hi guys!

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.”


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  • fitforfree
    January 5, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    The workshop sounds cool—I look forward to hearing about it!

  • K
    January 5, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Fun workshop!! LOVE babybel cheese 🙂

  • Meg
    January 5, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Beautiful kitty! Sounds like an awesome workshop!

  • Sharon
    January 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Wow, that is awesome for what you have planned for Friday! Great workshop!

  • Natalie
    January 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Yay Dexter! I’ve missed seeing photos of him :). The workshop sounds awesome!

  • VeggieGirl
    January 5, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    You’ll get through orientation tomorrow, no sweat – hang in there!! And hooray for that workshop 🙂

  • Moran
    January 5, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Sounds like a great workshop! Glad to see the cat 🙂

  • megan
    January 5, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    wow that workshop sounds awesome! can’t wait to hear more about it 🙂

  • Shelby
    January 5, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    That workshop sounds fabulous!!!

  • Jenna 2
    January 5, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    What a fabulous way to start the new year 🙂

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    January 5, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    That workshop sounds awesome – I’ve always been intrigued by Ayurvedic medicine. Can’t wait to hear all about it. You’ll be all refreshed and cleansed for your new job!

  • Mariposa
    January 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    that yoga workshop sounds great! enjoy!!! : )

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    January 5, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Oh that workshop sounds heavenly! You’ll be detoxifying while your man is toxifying! Too funny!

  • ryan
    January 5, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Yay for the Gators! Please do whatever you learn from detox on me upon my return from Miami!

  • Amira
    January 5, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    i think that wrap sounds great- i love simple foods! OMG that yoga workshop sounds like heaven, so cool i wanna go (lol)! Hope you have a great time, (p.s adorable kitty cat, very shiny)

  • polly
    January 5, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    hi honey! Thanks for your email. 😉 I want to hear all about that AWESOME weekend, girl!! Please tell us vatas what to do! 🙂

    I am looking into an Ayurveda workshop in Indianapolis! I’ll keep ya posted, so funny I saw this after I emailed a friend about the Indy one. Have a wonderful class tonight! XOXO

    Yay Ryan for detox planning! 😉 hehe

  • Marissa
    January 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Aw cute cat 🙂

  • anon
    January 5, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    You are a pro at Yoga – I was impressed with your flow into the moves. However I am sorry I do not like black cats. They are eerie.

  • Oh She Glows
    January 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    The yoga program sounds sooo cool! I can’t wait to read all about it 🙂


  • Kim
    January 5, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    That yoga retreat sounds really interesting, what a great gift!!

  • melissa
    January 5, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    hey jenna, glad to see you are enjoying the new bike. i bought a bike when i was living in dc. i hadn’t biked in a long time and had forgotten how fun it is! i often found myself riding around grinning too. it’s a great way to get exercise and it’s much better for the planet than driving 🙂

  • jenny
    January 5, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    haha i agree with anon, i absolutely hate black cats. I think it is because i was chased by one when i was young . . .
    anyways, you have really inspired me to do more yoga. i love the feeling of it after i finish a practice. It really clears my head out. so THANKS!

    • jenna
      January 5, 2009 at 8:08 pm

      Black cats are the same as white cats or calico cats! Don’t hate please 🙂 My Dexter is a love.

  • Andrea (Andrea's Eats)
    January 5, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Awww Dexter is such a cute cat!


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    January 5, 2009 at 8:13 pm

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  • seelivelee (for the love of peanut butter)
    January 5, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    i just went to my first yoga class tonight-that workshop sounds AWESOME!