Spring has sprung! Warm, sunny days are replacing the cold winter chill, and I'm looking forward to flip-flops, fewer layers, a good book on the beach, and smoothies in the park. Our updated website is reflective of the fresh, clean feeling that this welcome change in season brings. I hope you'll visit often to stay updated on the classes, cleanses, and workshops that we have in store for summer and beyond.
With Spring comes the desire to revive and renew, clean up and clean out. "Spring cleaning" brings a refreshing feeling of accomplishment, and it's important to remember the importance of cleaning up on the inside as well as taking care of our outer surroundings. Taking time to cleanse your body and calm your mind is crucial to your overall health, and Spring is the perfect time to try a juice cleanse. Regular cleansing with fresh, organic, cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices helps keep your healthy taste buds in check and is key to long term health and vibrant wellness. Since I've started juicing regularly, I've noticed an increase in energy levels, clearer skin, and better muscle tone. Of course this is in conjunction with a regular exercise routine (ask me about my new found love of rebounding!) and healthy eating overall, but even a one day juice cleanse can provide the jumpstart you need to create lasting health habits. Our lovely juice master, Sophina, creates healing concoctions that give your body the nutrients needed to function at optimal levels, and they are unbelievably delicious! Get on board the juice train and awaken a more healthy, vibrant version of yourself.
Along with cleansing on a physical level, clearing your mind on a regular basis is essential as well. I like to sit quietly for just a few minutes each morning and silently repeat a positive affirmation. Some of my favorite mantras to start the day are inspirations from Louise Hay: I am health, strength, peace, happiness, and prosperity. My life is filled with love and joy and health and creativity. Today I bless with love every mouthful of food I eat and lovingly taking care of my body. For you, maybe spending time in nature or listening to your favorite music is what makes your heart smile. Honor yourself with whatever it is that brings you inner peace. Take care of yourself on all levels - mind, body, and spirit. Smile, and let your soul shine under the warm sun that comes with the beauty of the season. Namaste.