FALL / WINTER 2019
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Yoga Guru Consultants: Shannon Kidwell, Amanda Reh, Sarabeth Jackson, Sarah Burnett, Jen Larsen and Eileen Simoneau Yoga Studio Partners: Bendy & Balanced, Elevate Yoga, Guruv Yoga Pilates Dance, Orlando Acro Club, AcroSarah, Flying Beach Yoga, Innerglow Wellness, Parkside Yoga & Fitness, Sunshine Om Yoga, Sweetwater Yoga & Fitness, Urban Ōm and RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club And a very special thanks to our Festival Sponsors. Without their support, our mission to help New Hope For Kids would not be possible. IJY Magazine is a trademark of inPower Events, LLC. The publisher is not responsible for omissions or errors. The opinions of the authors are those alone. Neither the publishers or the advertisers will be held responsible for any errors found herein, and the publisher accepts no liability for the accuracy of statements made by advertisers and other affiliated content contained within this publication. 2019 inPower Events, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
A MESSAGE FROM
COLETTE AND CATHIE
elcome to our “It’s Just Yoga” Health & Fitness Festival! Due to overwhelming demand after our 5th spring festival at Lake Eola, we have added our first fall festival “up north” in Altamonte Springs, Cranes Roost Park! Our magazine focuses on local businesses, studios and people! We hope you enjoy reading about the topics we’ve chosen for our Fall/Winter issue, and we also thank our guest writers, Sarabeth Jackson, Sarah Burnett, Shannon Kidwell, and Dr. Brooke Stuart. All are local yogis and/or holistic experts. There’s also a very topical article on air quality and hurricane season—make sure you read it and keep your family healthy after a storm! The “It’s Just Yoga” Health & Fitness Festival is the only donation-based yoga festival in Florida. There is no ticket required to attend our festival. However, we highly recommend that you make a tax-deductible donation, benefitting “New Hope for Kids. Since 1996, New Hope for Kids has provided support and hope for Central Florida children and families during some of the most stressful and challenging times of their lives. Our Festivals raise funds for New Hope and help support their programs in helping grieving children navigate the death of a loved one, and also support programs to improve the quality of
Colette (left) is the producer of the “It’s Just Yoga” Festival and owner of inPower Events. Cathie is her life-long friend and principal writer for the magazine.
life for children that have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Enjoy this festival and we look forward to seeing you for our 6th Annual “It’s Just Yoga” Health & Fitness festival on March 15, 2020 at Lake Eola Park! If you have any topics you’d like to read about in our Spring/Summer 2020 edition, let us know! Namaste, Colette & Cathie
To learn more about New Hope, or to volunteer, please visit www.newhopeforkids.org or call 407-331-3059.
TABLE OF CONTENTS EVENT GUIDE 2 Class Schedule 3 Exhibitors 4 Things to Know to Keep You in the Know 4 Special Exhibits
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT 12 Cusy Yoga Creator Catherine Valdivieso LIVING IN THE MOMENT 14 A Call to Presence
YOGI SPOTLIGHT 6 Sarah Burnett
DETOX 16 Autumn: The Season to Detox Your Home and Body
HEALTHY EATING 8 A Collaboration in the Kitchen 10 REAL Damn Good Food 11 The "Perfect" Pumpkin Pie
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PHOTO COLLAGE 18 Look Who's Doing Yoga
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COVER PHOTO WINNER: LISA WULF • TheYogaLemon.com Photo by Karla Kennedy • www.KarlaKennedy.com
All Classes are Donation Based
OCTOBER 20, 2019 CRANES ROOST PARK
CLASS SCHEDULE TIME
DETAILS LOCATION: Floating Stage • PRESENTED BY: Parkside/Sweetwater Yoga
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
INTRO TO YOGA
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
THE HEART BASED PRACTICE
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
APPRECIATION & MAKING THE MOST OUT OF THE MOMENT
An easy format that will teach you the names of poses, proper alignment, transitions, breath work, and safe physical methods and body awareness. Includes warm-up poses, sun salutations, standing poses, seated stretches and breath work. Taught at a slow pace, making it very accessible for all ages, fitness levels, shapes and sizes!
LOCATION: Peaceful Pavilion PRESENTED BY: Dr. Brooke Stuart, compliments of Chris Vella State Farm Agent
Come learn a simple, 3-minute meditation to shift any experience in a moment, interrupt patterns of distress, rewire your entire nervous system, send a new signal of safety, and opt out of old, outdated patterns to create anew.
LOCATION: Amphitheatre Stairs • PRESENTED BY: Parkside/Sweetwater Yoga
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
YOGA FOR CHILDREN
Stretch your hips, work your core, and relieve tension in your shoulders, all while being supported by a seat. Geared specifically toward the mature body, those with physical limitations, and/or those looking to improve their overall sense of well-being.
LOCATION: Grassy Tower Area • PRESENTED BY: Bendy & Balanced Yoga
Focusing on movement, fun and mindfulness. At any age, yoga builds physical strength and flexibility. Internally, yoga also shows us how to focus and live with confidence, peace, gratitude, compassion and kindness. We play yoga games and practice partner poses to build confidence and self-esteem.
LOCATION: Floating Stage • PRESENTED BY: RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Total body healing through poses designed to squeeze the lymph nodes, resulting in a boost to the immune
GET (UN)TWISTED? system. Perfect for athletic enthusiasts involved in running, cycling, golfing or other active interests. Improves balance, flexibility, mobility, strength, and breathing.
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
MOVE, SWEAT, BREATHE
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
FALL HEALTH Q & A: LET'S TALK SEASONS!
LOCATION: Floating Stage • PRESENTED BY: Urban Om Yoga
Expect to work up a sweat, without twisting into a pretzel. This session will include fun, flowing and dynamic movement. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
LOCATION: Peaceful Pavilion PRESENTED BY: Dr. Brooke Stuart, compliments of Chris Vella State Farm Agent
In this open discussion, we'll go over health and well-being in the context of the season, where we can begin to slow down, reset and allow old patterns to fall away. We will also go over a healthy fall mindset, diet, lifestyle and even supplements.
LOCATION: Floating Stage • PRESENTED BY: Guruv Yoga
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
CORE & MORE!
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
INTRO TO ACROYOGA
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SLOW, STEADY, STRETCHY AND STRONG
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
YOGA PARTY: YOGA + BEATS WITH DJ ANSON BINGHAM
A fun, flow class that will focus on 3 benefits of practicing yoga: building core muscular energy and stamina, balance and posture, and poses designed to stretch, open and restore the deep layers of fascia; or connective tissue around the joints.
LOCATION: Grassy Tower Area • PRESENTED BY: Acro Sarah
Learn the foundations of AcroYoga in a safe, fun and accessible way. Working in base/flyer/spotter trios, we will cultivate connection, trust and play as we make shapes together and soar through the air as birds, high-flying whales and stars! No experience required.
LOCATION: Floating Stage • PRESENTED BY: Jen Larsen
Slow down your breath and your movement while cultivating strength, flexibility, and resilience. Through purposely linked poses you will you maintain integrity, while safely pushing the boundaries of your body as you choose with each asana. Modifications will be given. The class is open to all levels of students.
LOCATION: Floating Stage • PRESENTED BY: DJ Anson Bingham and Angela McCaslin
Close out a great day with Yoga Beats, a fun and energetic yoga practice incorporating a live DJ performance with guided meditation and deep relaxation. Yoga Beats specializes in World Music and deep tribal dance music incorporating ancient rhythms from around the world, focusing on strengthening the body and uplifting the spirit with an emphasis on coordinating breath and movement.
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exhibitors • Air Quality Assessors • Arbonne International • Bendy & Balanced • Burn Boot Camp (Lk Mary/Apopka)
• Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Co. • New Hope for Kids • Om Sunshine Yoga
• Central Florida Veg Fest
• One Utopia
• Cushy Yoga
• Palmer Natural Health
• Chris Vella State Farm Agent
• Orlando City Soccer
• Fitlife Foods
• Parkside Yoga & Fitness
• Florida College of Integrative Medicine
• Planet Smoothie
• Florida Department of Health in Seminole County
• Pla.Yoga • Proper & Wild
• Flying Beach Yoga
• Purple Ocean Super Food Bar
• Foxtail Coffee
• RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club
• Gurvu Yoga
• Sahaja Yoga Meditation
• Innerglow Wellness
• South Beach Tanning Company
• Jarred and Ruby's Pet Projct
• Sweetwater Yoga & Fitness
• Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
• The Sanctum Café
• LivingKombucha • Mastro Subaru
• The Sanctum Coffee & Juice Bar
• MJ Vitality
• Urban Ōm Yoga
• Mix 105.1
• Zenva Kava
congratulations to our cover photo runner-up winners
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Things to Know to Keep you in the Know
The Message of "It's Just Yoga" Health & Fitness Festival
Peaceful Pavillion Presented by Chris Vella, State Farm Agent
The message of “It’s Just Yoga” is: Yoga for Everyone, Yoga for You.
Make a $20 Minimum Donation — Get a Festival T-Shirt Get yours early—sizes are limited. While supplies last.
Classes are donation based and open to all. Space may be limited so please come with an open mind and sharing attitude. The festival is built around local businesses, local yoga studios and benefits a local charity, New Hope for Kids.
Visit the Peaceful Pavilion, presented by Chris Vella, State Farm Agent. They’re “Here to Make Life go Right.” Chris and her staff want to help "It’s Just Yoga" Fest participants by offering FREE meditation classes throughout the day in their Peaceful Pavilion (see schedule for times).
Get a Pretty Wristband (you want one, and you must have one to participate)
Dr. Brooke Stuart will be leading the meditation classes, based upon her program, "The Heart Based Practice, Appreciation & Making the Most of Out of the Moment." She will also have a Fall Health Q & A in the afternoon! It will help you navigate the holidays! If you want to feel more connected and at peace with yourself, you will not want to miss the Peaceful Pavilion!
All class participants must sign a release waiver before participating in any class. Children under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by parent or legal guardian Waivers are available at the Information Tent. Wear your wristband to Café Murano and get your first Tito’s cocktail FREE (must be over 21 and only good 10/20/19).
Dr. Stuart is a doctor in Maitland, specializing in holistic counseling and functional medicine.
Light the Town Pink
All Classes are Donation Based
We have tried to make the festival accessible to all by not charging an entry fee, but we do ask that you make a donation to New Hope for Kids. 100% of your donations go to the nonprofit. You will find representatives from New Hope for Kids at the Information Tent. They accept cash, check and credit card donations. If we all give a little, we can help a lot.
Make a $10 Minimum Donation— Get a $5 Whole Foods Gift Certificate While supplies last. Limit one per person.
Send Out Some Yogi Love
The producers of “It’s Just Yoga Fest” would like to send out a special thank you to our sponsors. Without the support of these companies, we would not be able to host this donation-based festival. Please stop by their booths and show them some yogi love!
CHOOSE to Light the Town Pink throughout the month of October with Mix 105.1 and Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center, Central Florida’s only Cancer Center of Excellence. We Light the Town Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can pick up a complimentary pink lightbulb at Mix 105.1 as a courtesy of Orlando Health while supplies last. Light the Town Pink in October with Mix 105.1 and Orlando Health. Let us see you shine by using #LTTP19.
Mastro Subaru is proud to participate in the “It’s Just Yoga” Festival. They're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts. Stop by their booth and have a chance to win a Jade yoga mat!
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It's Up In the Area Air Arena — Aerial Yoga
Would you like to feel what it is like to do a yoga class without the boundaries of the earth? Get the hang of anti-gravity fitness by visiting Flying Beach Yoga for a free demonstration in an actual aerial rig!
SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) YOGA
SUP Yoga lets you float your way to mental and physical fitness. Om Sunshine Yoga has partnered with Saltwater Yoga to let festival participants get a feel for practicing on a paddleboard. Stop by their (on land) demonstration area and give it a try!
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We Are Having a Yoga Party!
Yoga Party–Yoga + Beats With DJ Anson Bingham (see class schedule) Close out a great day with uplifting yoga and live DJ experience of syncing music, vibration and yoga with. Yoga Beats is a fun and energetic yoga practice incorporating a live DJ performance with guided meditation and deep relaxation.
ENJOY A FREE COCKTAIL – Compliments of Tito’s Vodka and Café Murano Walk over to the Café Murano restaurant (309 Cranes Roost Blvd.) and your wristband will get you a FREE Tito’s cocktail (must be 21 to participate)!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ORLANDO FESTIVAL PARK
2911 E. Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32803 FREE EVENT! $5 Parking/Free Bike Valet
Speakers • Presentations • Humane Education Veggie Kids Zone • Food Demos Restaurant Booths • Live Music & Entertainment Animal Haven • Artist Corner • 200+ Veg-Friendly Vendor
For more information, visit www.CFVegFest.org
MEET CENTRAL FLORIDA’S YOGI INFLUENCERS THE POWER OF CONNECTION The IJY Team is pleased to highlight Orlando native, Sarah Burnett, also known as “AcroSarah,” in the Fall/Winter issue of IJY Magazine.
’m a proud Orlando native, born and raised in the City Beautiful. After graduating high school, I was excited to leave for college and explore other cities. I went to undergrad in Gainesville and then moved to Atlanta for several years. But when I was 27, and at the height of my Saturn’s return (if you know astrology, you know exactly what I mean!), I took off on a 3-year jaunt overseas to backpack through Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and India. I became a free spirit, unattached to items and time. My only destination was to connect within myself and with others.
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As I approached my 3-year travel mark and my 30th birthday, a craving for meaning and purpose in my life’s work was growing inside of me like a brushfire. I had already completed my masters in mental health counseling while living in Atlanta, and I completed yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. With my newly expansive worldview and professional training, I was ready to return to Orlando and develop connection and healing through community. Well actually, I wasn’t totally ready to return to Orlando! I had been away for more than
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Brené Brown (or Queen B, as I like to call her) says, “We are hardwired to connect with others; it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.” This powerful statement is exactly why we’ve seen my “Yoga Under the Stars” event at Orlando Brewing grow from 10 yogis to 100 in its existence. The class happens the 3rd Friday of every month, and it’s unlike any studio class you’ve taken—we laugh, we flow, we connect, we sip on organic beer mid-flow, and we
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a decade, and Orlando was a stranger to me. But I found my tribe in this city full of strangers, and it all began when I co-founded the Orlando Acro Club just over 5 years ago. I found powerful connection through safe, healing touch and community. The beautiful part about AcroYoga is that it can only be done in partnership. You play, you trust, you fail, you succeed; you find courage, you build strength, and you find such loving support. So many of my most meaningful friendships have their roots in this community. Sarah and her mom, Petey Silveira
almost always take a dance break. But my favorite moment comes right in the middle of class, when I always ask participants to connect their hands with their neighbors in a standing pose. That’s when shift happens. That’s when I see the ways in which people are hardwired for connection. You see some people reach out effortlessly while others connect with a bit of hesitation or discomfort,
but afterwards there is this glow of smiles across the sea of people. People shift from solo flowing on their mat, to outwardly connecting with others. I have to say, it’s pretty magical. Today, five years after moving back home, I see Orlando with such new eyes. Here in the City Beautiful, we support each other. We uplift. We show up. If our city is hurting, we unite together in the spirit of love. Most importantly though, we connect. We’ve all felt that power, that healing force of connection. So, make eye contact with strangers, offer smiles and hugs, and take advantage of new opportunities every day to recharge through deep, authentic connection. Love & Light, Sarah Sarah Burnett www.BalanceIsTheKey.com lululemon MAM Ambassador
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A Collaboration in the Kitchen Fit Piglet Bridges the Gap Between Food and Family
BY SHANNON KIDWELL
avigating your family from a lifetime of preoccupied, unconscious habits, to healthier, more vibrant behaviors, requires creativity, time, and dedication. The good news is that, by being an example of wellness for your family and educating your children about their health, you can make a significant impact on their present and future well-being. Teaching them the value of self-care and personal contribution can serve as a source of purpose and motivation as they move through life. You know the story… in a typical day, with so many competing priorities like soccer games, deadlines, dentist appointments and bedtimes, dinner gets conveniently squeezed in between without much consideration. It’s no surprise that families don’t experience lighthearted camaraderie and enjoy dynamic existence with their plate so full (pun intended). It’s time to get back to the basics of life; simple meals, quality-time activities, and a full night’s sleep. These fundamentals are often overlooked in the name of “busyness,” but they are essential for a strong body, a relaxed and focused mind, and family interconnection. There is nothing more important to a parent than the gratification of a happy, healthy household. 8 IT'S JUST YOGA MAGAZINE | CENTRAL FLORIDA | FALL/Winter 2019
Children who eat meals with their parents tend to eat more fruit and vegetables as opposed to those who don’t share in these connecting opportunities with their loved ones. This type of quality time has been shown to improve academic achievement and self-esteem. In fact, teenagers tend to eat more fun foods with their friends, but look forward to eating a more wholesome dinner with their families.
Because we lead eventful lives, there will need to be some compromise; you will find some convenient, labeled food items to be necessary, like yogurt or broth, for example. The better you are at inspecting labels, the better quality of nourishment you will provide your home. (The fewer labeled products you purchase, the less you have to worry about it. Perhaps set an intention that approximately 75% of the items in your cart are fresh and not labeled at all.)
Kid’s pick up on everything. They are always observing and being influenced by the grown-ups around them. Our perspective around food consumption has a direct effect on those around us, particularly children. Conversations, behaviors, and energy transmitted while eating are powerful in the development of a young person’s eating habits. While it’s unrealistic to expect any parent to be a perfect role model, demonstrating a joyful attitude and good eating habits will positively impact your child.
Buy and eat food that comes from produce sections, farmers markets, and local co-ops. Visiting your local health food store can be a lot of fun; take the kids, ask questions and learn about all the yummy stuff to pig out on. Shopping for healthy food is simple, but can be overwhelming in the beginning, so hang in there. Once you get started, you’ll notice something that feels familiar about choosing well… it will feel intuitive and natural. Preparing meals with your kids can be fun, educational, and spark a life-long interest in cooking. Persuade the children to be involved in the shopping and food prep. While at times it may feel like more work, what better way to spend time together than explore, create and play with food together? Try this fun AND nutritious recipe with your children!
For recipes ideas, cultural flavors, and more family fun, check out Fit Piglet’s book, Fit with Flavor ~ Fit Piglet's Guide to the Freshitarian Lifestyle, a simple, delicious, joyful way of living. Available for purchase at Sweetwater Yoga & Fitness or visit www.SweetwaterYogaAndFitness.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR SHANNON KIDWELL Creator/Director/ Instructor of Core Integrated Alignment Yoga, Studio CoOwner, Advisory Board Director, Brand Creator/Author/ Speaker & Event Host for Fit Piglet's Freshitarian Lifestyle Shannon's enthusiasm for wellness comes from a life-long struggle with genetics and weight loss. Scaling her heaviest at just over 200 pounds in 1995, she has been working hard to maintain her healthy lifestyle, and inspiring others to love themselves enough to want to feel good and thrive. Previously, an avid runner and intense weight lifter, she has reconciled her intentions to finding a deeper inner peace and genuine presence, by reducing mental and emotional stress and unwinding physical tension with the self-reflective, deeply transformational, healing practices of yoga. Shannon Kidwell developed the brand, Core Integrated Alignment Yoga, to share how moving the body intelligently allows any level of practitioner, applying the appropriate anatomical actions to yoga asana, to receive the full physiological benefits of the practice, with a very reduced risk of injury. She is a Master Pilates & Yoga Instructor and Educator, Personal Trainer, Lifestyle Coach, Leadership Development Trainer, Freshitarian Certified Chef, Nutritional Counselor, and Author of Fit Piglet's, Fit with Flavor—Your Guide to the Freshitarian Lifestyle. "I look forward to either guiding you or rolling out my mat beside you, sharing in sacred space very soon... Namaste."
BaNutter Pops 1 large banana 1 teaspoon honey or dark chocolate
1/4 cup of nuts 2 popsicle sticks
Cut peeled bananas in half, creating 2 short pieces, and insert popsicle sticks into the ends. Place on wax paper and freeze until ﬁrm, approximately 1 hour. Coat frozen bananas with honey and roll in crushed nuts. Eat immediately or freeze until ready to serve. Some good options for nuts are peanuts, pistachios, and/or pecans. You can also roll them in coconut ﬂakes or other dried fruit pieces. So squealin' good!
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REAL Damn Good Food
COURTESY CHELSIE SAVAGE
BY CHELSIE SAVAGE
s a society, food remains one of the most personal things we talk about. We will gossip all day long to a room full of strangers about personal relationships, goals, or even finances. But have you ever noticed how quickly one will clam up when the topic of diet is discussed? Well—we’re going there! Our relationship with food is one of the most intimate relationships we maintain, and this relationship is crucial to our existence. Some say they just want to “eat the way they eat and not live as long,” rather than eating healthy, and that would be fine if that’s the way it was… but it’s not. If we could just eat whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted, feel amazing, and then just not wake up one morning, we would all do it! But the reality is, when we’re not choosing appropriate foods, we develop chronic diseases, become dependent on antibiotics, subject ourselves to intrusive and expensive surgeries; our bodies become self-limiting, and over time, the quality of our lives (and the lives of those who love us most) greatly depreciates. It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. Things like bypass
surgery, chemotherapy, and being insulin dependent have become the accepted way of dealing with illnesses, while consuming a diet centered around foods grown from the earth and minimally processed is considered “too extreme”. As a holistic nutritionist, I consistently run into people who are committed to wanting to eat better but not wanting to give up the communion around food that is in our DNA. And they shouldn’t! Eating healthy is easy when it tastes good. In fact—that’s the number one reason why I became an accidental restaurateur. As I became aware of how incredibly uninformed and disconnected the restaurant industry was in making good food that was good for you, I became committed to creating restaurants that provided healthy, healing food made from quality ingredients that were also approachable, fun, and delicious—and that is the principles that my restaurants (The Sanctum and Proper & Wild) are founded on. But in an age of thousands of fad diets, contradicting philosophies of nutrition, and a multibillion-dollar health-food industry, how does one start to navigate this? What are the principles YOU can do today, in your home, to start making the transition to health for you and your family?
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1) Every single person can benefit from eating more plants. Fill your plates daily with mostly plants prepared raw or cooked and do your best to eat the rainbow to maximize phyto-nutrient consumption. 2) Eat REAL food… food made from food, and not a bunch of processed, chemical ridden ingredients. Read your labels and get rid of the food dyes, the hydrogenated oils, the preservatives, and the refined flours & sugars, and source organic as often as possible. 3) Trade up. No need to purge your pantry all at once—slowly start combing through and upgrading current ingredients for healthier alternatives when it comes time to replenish! 4) There is no time more well spent than preparing healthy food for people you love. Healthy food does not have to be complex, but it is also not always fast, cheap, or easy. Take the time to invest in your health and teach and share with your family the value of investing in your health. Start making those small changes and see how you feel. Cook dinner with a loved one or a friend and enjoy the communion over that time and what’s on your plates. Come to one of our restaurants and feel the love and care with which your food is prepared. I hope you begin to fall in love with this relationship with food. Chelsie Savage is a board certified clinical & holistic nutritionist and Chef/Owner of The Sanctum Cafe–Orlando, The Sanctum Coffee & Juice Bar–Altamonte Springs and Proper & Wild–Winter Park. She is committed to elevating the way people thing about healthy food by serving good for you food from the healthiest ingredient she can source that also tastes damn good. Taking health promoting ingredients front and center and making people fall in love with good for you food.
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Dr. Brooke Stuart is the creator of the Let Go & Grow Program as well as a holistic doctor in private practice. Over the past ten years, Dr. Stuart has worked with thousands of people through her online platform, speaking engagements and one-on-one in practice. Holding degrees in medical anthropology, psychology, and integrative medicine, Dr. Stuart uses a unique combination of holistic counseling and functional medicine to personalize and tailor treatments for her patients, particularly women and professional athletes, locally in Central FL and around the world. As a physician, she is deeply committed to her patient’s personal growth and development as she uses solution-oriented methods to clear issues, create health and assist them in realizing and actualizing their true potential.
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COURTESY CATHERINE VALDIVIESO
The Story of Cushy Yoga Creator Catherine Valdivieso
COURTESY CATHERINE VALDIVIESO
BY IJY STAFF
magine suffering from such severe panic attacks that you couldn’t function during the day. You couldn’t keep a job. The only thing that kept you going was your kids. That was the existence that Catherine Valdivieso lived for over ten years, from 2008 to 2018. Catherine said, “I suffered from severe anxiety and panic disorder. I tried to do it alone for 10 years.” She tried acupuncture, conventional medicine, and nothing seemed to work. She had almost daily trips to the ER, with her heart racing at 180 beats per minute. As a single mother of three sons, she added, “and you can imagine what the hospital bills were like! It just added MORE stress and anxiety to my life.”
ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” Oksana Platero
After trying virtually everything during this ten-year span, she finally decided she needed someone to help and guide her. So, she hired a life coach that specialized in anxiety. The very first item that the life coach worked on with Catherine was to change her diet to a plant based, organic diet. The second thing was that the life coach introduced breath work and meditation, and yoga. Within
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ONE month, her 10 panic attacks a day were cut in half to 5 panic attacks a day. Within FIVE months, she became panic attack FREE and started sleeping through the night for the first time in many years. Catherine is relatively new to yoga. She has been actively practicing since 2018. But she is a firm believer that everything that has happened to her recently is due to the positive energy created from practicing yoga! The one issue that Catherine had with doing yoga is that various poses hurt her knees, ankles and/or bones in her feet. Catherine thought if this affected her, this pain could also affect others. She saw a need for ATTRACTIVE yoga pants that could protect these body parts, and there were none on the market. So, what did Catherine do? She developed her own brand…and “Cushy Yoga Pants” was born! Catherine has always been creative. She has a “book of ideas,” where she writes down her
inventions. Unfortunately, in the past, her severe anxiety prevented her from developing her ideas. But not anymore! She traveled the country for MONTHS, especially focused on California, looking for a manufacturer who could create a quality product up to her standards. She thought she found one, but, in the end, the company wasn’t up to her standards. Ironically, Catherine found a manufacturer 20 minutes from her home in Central Florida—EKL Fashion—to take over manufacturing her “Cushy Yoga Pants.” A few months ago, another serendipitous event occurred. Catherine saw some office space that would be the perfect place to open a yoga studio. And voilá!! “Cushy Yoga” in Avalon Park was born. Opening in early September, she has 8 yoga instructors to meet a wide variety of interests. And now, Cushy Yoga pants are now sold out of “Cushy Yoga’s” studio location! And, stay tuned…you may see Catherine and “Cushy Yoga” on TV. She has met with the
producers of ABC’s hit show, “Shark Tank” and is going through the process to appear on the show. (She is not able to discuss the status, due to confidentiality reasons, but still—how cool is this?). Catherine continues to surround herself with likeminded people. Lot’s of positive energy is encircling her, and good things are continuing to happen. One of the performers on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” Oksana Platero, wears Cushy Yoga pants when practicing! Tyrone Davis, who is Seattle Seahawk’s QB Russell Wilson’s performance trainer, is excited about his client using the men’s version of Cushy Yoga Pants. Yoga saved Catherine from severe anxiety and panic attacks, and also, combined with her own creativity and drive, has also created a new passion and career!
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A CALL TO PRESENCE:
TIMELESS CONNECTION FOR GENERATIONS TO COME BY SARABETH JACKSON
COURTESY SARABETH JACKSON
living in the moment
Sarabeth Jackson and her friend, Mary
’ll never forget meeting 87-year-old Mary in a yoga class on my first trip to Hawaii. Her mat was right in front of mine, and though I did my best to keep my focus on my practice, I couldn’t help but watch in amazement as her arthritic toes held her body in a graceful Warrior 3 pose. I could tell from her energy and the way she transitioned through sequences, she had grit. She didn’t let being a little wobbly stop her. As we were rolling up our mats, I heard her in conversation with a local, saying she had just returned from a solo cruise to Alaska and how good it felt to get back to the studio. That was it; I had to know her. I asked if I could buy her a tea and she joyfully suggested we meet at the local coffee shop. We spent a solid hour sitting outside talking among the neighborhood roosters. She sipped her mocha frap as the summer sun came through the tree leaves above us and spoke passionately about motherhood, our political climate, feminism, intuition, and of course, yoga. She found yoga in her 60s. When I found out her age, I told her my grandfather was 92 and that he tries his best to stay with the times, using Facebook and other online platforms. Aghast, she made a face and said, “Oh no, I don’t need any of that!” I laughed, and replied, “Tell me more about that.” I can remember her tone as clear as day; she almost sang her response. “Well, I’d rather be present! I have this sky! And this bush over here! And you! I’m here connecting with you directly, now why would I want anything less than that?”
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She’s right; we wouldn’t want anything less than that. I finished out that trip with a digital detox.
“To be unavailable to our friends and family, to be unable to find time for the sunset (or even know that the sun has set at all), to whiz through our obligations without time for a single, mindful breath, this has become the model of a successful life.”
I’m not shaming or trying to change anyone —I believe in the benefits of social media just as much as the next person, and I acknowledge that I am on my phone probably more than I would like to admit. But in this current age of information, when life can be chaotic, busy is glorified, and our only break is screen time, I am posing the question, “How can we practice presence?” The answer is mindfulness, undoubtedly, and it is a choice. But we have to know that presence is something to be desired in the first place to want to practice it. Here are my thoughts on that. If you are not present, you are living in the future or the past, which can consume you with fear, anticipation, and regret. Living in the present allows you to choose how you want to shape your life by observing and deciding how you want to feel in each singular moment and noting if the thoughts you’re having are serving you. Presence allows the deep knowing that you can make empowering decisions with every breath and choose to believe your betterfeeling thoughts. The gifts of practicing mindful presence are many, but in a very short amount of time you will begin to see increased resilience, ability to overcome challenges, reduced stress levels, increased focus, and improved emotional awareness and overall wellness.
Here are three ways to practice presence on a regular basis: 1. Open your senses and connect to your breath. The quickest way to get present is to notice your surroundings. Stop what you’re doing, and for 60 seconds, notice what you see, what you hear, what you can touch. Then simply take five slow, deep breaths. Your breath is always with you and is accessible at any time as a grounding and centering tool, helping you to calm your nervous system in times of stress.
about one thing, and one thing only. They build your focus, strengthen your mind and your will power, shut off the part of your brain that is in charge of over- thinking and worrying, and shift the way you see things. And deep meditation literally reverses aging and heals you from the inside out (look it up!). If you’re new to meditation, try guided meditation. Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation that slows down your brain waves, allowing for the deepest meditation you can reach, in the fastest manner, and it feels SO good. A 45-minute Yoga Nidra practice gives your body the same amount of rest as a 3-hour nap!
3. Flow State. Have you noticed how
quickly time passes when you’re engulfed in your favorite activity or “in the zone?” That’s flow state. Flow state deactivates that same part of your brain that over- thinks and causes anxiety (it’s called the Default Mode Network, and it is responsible for your inner voice and sense of Self). It allows you to calm the “monkey mind” and just be present with what is. So, get into your flow and tune out distractions! Create! Or find work you love and dive in! This in itself is practicing presence. A friend recently shared this quote and it struck a chord for me, relative to exactly what we’re talking about today.
We’ve all heard that time is currency. We have to make time to do things that serve our highest selves and give us the ability to truly enjoy life. No matter what we think we’re “supposed” to be doing or feeling, nothing is as important as our inner guidance system when it comes to shaping our own reality, and mindful presence strengthens our inner guidance system like nothing else can. So, this is why we practice. We cannot allow true connection to be a concept of generations’ past. Our disconnection, our numbing habits, our overloaded schedules are all a call to go inward. A call to our heart’s compass. A call to greater love. A call to come back to this very moment and consciously decide how you want to live and feel, over and over again, right here and now. It is a call to presence.
Sarabeth Jackson is the founder of Alight and Aligned Yoga and Wellness Practices, and can be found teaching yoga, meditation, and Yoga Nidra at Full Circle Yoga in Winter Park. She does individual Mindset and Self Care Coaching, teaches First Responders’ Yoga every week at the Firefighters Union Hall, and various workshops and retreats both locally and internationally. Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainings coming soon! If you would like to connect with Sarabeth, she can be reached at www.sarabethjackson.com.
“To be unavailable to our friends and family, to be unable to find time for the sunset (or even know that the sun has set at all), to whiz 2. Yoga and Meditation. Ever tried a new through our obligations without time for a balancing posture while thinking about single, mindful breath, this has become the your to-do list? It’s not very effective. Yoga and meditation train your brain to think model of a successful life.” —Wayne Muller FALL/winter 2019 | itsjustyogafest.com | IT'S JUST YOGA MAGAZINE 15
Autumn: The Season to Detox Your Home and Body… BY IJY STAFF
n Florida, we do not have the “stereotypical” autumn images that are conjured up by Hollywood, or from your own childhood memories of growing up somewhere “up north.” Now we have many beautiful days in the fall here in the Orlando area. But, we also get to experience the “peak” of hurricane season during the fall months! We stay glued to the television, gauging the seriousness of the storm, and hope that Jim Cantore is not sent anywhere near us! Because if he is, or if he’s even close, that means we have to stay indoors, and possibly live off of Oreos, Fritos, Pop-Tarts and Peanut Butter, because everyone knows that this is “Hurricane Food,” and the calories and nutrition (or lack thereof) don’t count when eating during a storm. But, once the storm passes, and you are left with a bloated belly, and possible damage to your home, you need to regroup. In recent years, Orlando has felt serious effects from Hurricanes’ Matthew and Irma. (We were very fortunate to have Hurricane Dorian miss us, but our hearts collectively hurt for the Bahamian people.) We all know that hurricanes can cause property damage, and harm you physically if you are unprepared for the storm. But, did you also know that these storms can have long-term effects to your home and health, that are not as easily detected? To help us all get through the remainder of the fall Hurricane Season, IJY Staff is providing you with some tips from the experts at Air Quality Assessors (AQA) on how to “detox” your home from the primary contaminant that occurs due to moisture— MOLD. I couldn’t find any experts that could specifically “detox” my body from the effects of Hurricane Oreos, but Jennifer Partridge, from the Chopra Center, has given excellent advice on how to detox your body with certain yoga poses.
Richie Kidwell, owner of Air Quality Assessors, says that mold is a danger after a major storm, not just to your home, but to your health. Look for his tips below, to prevent this health hazard!
DETOX YOUR HOME
Richie Kidwell, the owner of AQA, says “The most common damage you will find to a home, besides wind-related damage, will be due to water from precipitation getting into the house. The high winds most commonly cause damage to the roof, including the shingles and gutters, siding, windows, garages and sheds. This damage makes your house susceptible to water damage. Water damage can quickly turn into a mold remediation issue if you do not take steps to get rid of the water in the home as soon as possible. Mold resulting from water damage can seriously affect the health of those who live in the household!”
Steps Toward a Healthier Home
Air Quality Assessors has provided us with some quick steps you can take to protect your home after a major storm/hurricane: • Create airflow through the house and ventilate the area by opening doors and windows. Use a dehumidifier where needed. • Dry any wet items that you find as soon as possible, and throw away anything that was damaged too badly for use in the future. • Ensure any mold remediation is done by a licensed professional in the field. • Deep clean the entire home to make sure there isn’t any moisture lurking around, • Take precautions to prevent futurewater intrusion with home repairs both indoors and outdoors. Consider using a mold
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resistant paint for areas such as the bath- room, kitchen, etc. when repainting. Create a structured plan for cleaning, drying, and remediation so you aren't scrambling if it happens again.
If you’re worried about mold sneaking up on you, these are signs that AQA says to be on the lookout for: • You should be especially vigilant if you’ve recently come across excess moisture recently within your home. • If you happen to notice visible spots or discoloration on the surfaces of your home which could be fuzzy or flat, that’s a sign that there is mold growing. • Mold often has a distinguishable musty and earthy odor, which is another thing to look out for. • Finally, listen to your body! Mold impacts the air quality by saturating it with spores that contain mycotoxins. If you’re display ing unexplained allergy symptoms, such as respiratory irritation, headaches, or dizziness, you could be exposing yourself to mold within the home. ABOUT AIR QUALITY ASSESSORS Air Quality Assessors of Florida (AQA), is a statewide indoor air quality testing and consultation service provider, that has been in business for over 10 years! Their services range from residential mold inspections, to large commercial property clearance letters from storm damage. In fact, AQA provides many building damage related services, especially in the field of mold and moisture assessment. AQA strongly believes in helping their clients achieve a healthy living environment.
DETOX YOUR BODY
knee. Wrap your right arm around the left knee, positioning the knee in the crook of the right elbow. After resting in this position for several breaths, swap sides and repeat.
When you feel lethargic and weighed down by stress (watching Jim Cantore non-stop), a lack of exercise (canâ€™t go outside), and poor food choices (aforementioned Oreos), give your body and mind a reboot with a detox through yoga. You will feel cleaner on the inside, and more energetic on the outside.
Detox Benefits: This yoga twist helps to
stimulate digestion and remove the impurities of the body. As the abdominal organs are squeezed, the kidney and liver are stimulated. When the twist is released, blood then enters the organs.
Parivrtta Utkatasana (Revolved Chair Pose) around your right leg as you rest the back of your left thigh on the right thigh. Cross your arms at the elbows, left over right. Join the palms of your hands together keeping the fingers pointed upward. Inhale and hold the posture for the duration of the inhaled breath. Exhale and return to the Tadasana pose. Repeat the posture on the opposite side, wrapping the right leg over the left and the right arm over left.
For more detox poses from Jennifer Partridge, please see her complete article at the following site: https://chopra.com/articles/7-yoga-poses-todetox-your-body Jennifer Partridge is a T.V. host, motivational speaker, author, certified emotional freedom techniques coach, yoga teacher and founder of Our New Earth. Her work has been featured on many T.V. shows, documentaries, radio shows, live events, and at retreats.
Detox Benefits: In addition to stretching
Bring your feet either hip-width apart or together (depending on your comfort level). Bend your knees as if you are sitting on a chair; make sure your knees are aligned with the center of your feet. Bring your hands together at the heart center and bring one elbow to the opposite knee, pressing your palms firmly together. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and open your chest wide.
the ankles and calves, this asana stretches the thighs, hips, shoulders, and upper back. By firmly pressing the thighs together, deeper circulation is supported in the legs, which helps flush out the blood and lymph system.
Marichyasana (Sage Twist Pose)
Sit on the floor with both legs straight in front of you. Bend your left leg towards your chest. Rotate your torso toward your left
Detox Benefits: In addition to improving
the health of the spine and vertebrae, this asana stimulates the liver, spleen, and digestive system, while toning the abdominals and improving the elimination process.
Garuda-asana (Eagle Pose)
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