April 27, 2010

April 27, 2010
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Boy, am I ready for this: returning this May is Lawrence Kampf’s ~CORE VITALITY DETOX~, a 21-day integral whole-food cleanse program. I did the program last year, and felt quite fantastic—it’s a great reset button. The group detox is running from May 9th through the 29th (although I will be starting it a week late this year). Good, just enough time for me to get my home batch of kombucha going again.

You can take a look at some of my entries from last year (my entries start on this date, and go into May 2009): basically, I gave up meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, and tried to eat as many whole, organic, and raw foods as possible. I also tried to just do juices one day, but that lasted until about 5pm. Anyway, it’s a great way to check in with yourself, slow down from your busy life, and take really good care of yourself.

The Core Vitality Detox Program includes:
• (4) 2 hour workshops w/ Q&A
• (3) 1.5 hour practice sessions to move out what comes up
• Dietary guidelines, cleanse journal, and educational materials included
• Detox support group
• Online Community
Discounts for area businesses supporting the healthy lifestyle
Price does not include required supplements (expect $50-$70).

Early bird pricing ($360) is only through tomorrow, April 28th! Bring a buddy and get half off the core program, a savings of $197.50! Bring two and all three get half off (a savings of $592.50)! Email to register. (The price will then go to $395.)

There is a free evaluation and Q&A Session on Monday May 3rd from 7:30pm-9pm at the Yoga Loft (321 Divisadero at Page). It will also include a short guided meditation.

I thought some of you hard-working industry types would like to know about this special yoga class on Mondays at The Yoga Loft with instructor Karen Lo. Here’s more: “Although our bodies have made some amazing adaptations to allow us to stand on two feet, standing up for 8-10 hours a day at work still take their toll. And let’s be honest, how many of us are really going home and doing what we need to alleviate the effects of this type of workday? Yoga offers a variety of benefits to those looking for relief from common problems related to working on your feet such as lower back pain, tight shoulders, tight neck and upper back, aching feet, and tight hips and hamstrings. This class is geared specifically for those who work in restaurants, retail, or anyone else who spend a majority of their work week on their feet, bending down, bearing weight, and involved in repetitive motion. This class will address these varied issues in a way that will allow practitioners of varying levels to reap the benefits of yoga. The restorative component of this class will energize and calm the nerves so that you’ll have the strength to stand another day.”

Class is Mondays at 11:15am; $10 drop-in fee (you can rent a mat at the studio). 321 Divisadero St. at Page.