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Recipes: Cardamom, Rosewater & Sweet Cherry Lassi

Our FP Escapes Ayurveda Awakening Retreat is right around the corner, and I’ve been sharing recipes and wellness practices on the Free People blog this summer to give a peak inside our weekend of restoration. This month, Free People has teamed up with Banyan Botanicals to share a series of articles on the essence of Ayurveda – from beauty, self-care Keep Reading

Remedies: Lunar Herbal Infusions

From stones to plants, nature provides us with an abundance of resources to nourish our bodies and minds. It’s easy to become depleted in the fast pace of urban living, but sometimes all we need are little connections to the natural elements in our homes and kitchens to help us sync back to nature’s rhythms. Working with the healing energy of crystals and the nutritive properties of plants through …

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Living Ayurveda: Cooling Tips for Summer

There’s a point in summer where the heat loses its magic and allure. That point usually comes early August for me, with signs of bloodshot eyes, red skin and a little less patience for the people around me. I often say yes to too much, and end up pretty burnt out by the end of September. To avoid the burn out, here are some essential tips to beat the …

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Yoga: Sama Vritti Pranayama

In the Healing Yoga series, I share everyday yoga therapy practices to bring balance and depth to your holistic health routine. I believe a great amount of our daily nourishment happens beyond just the food we eat. In Yoga, we use our breath to increase our vital energy and life-force. We direct and strengthen the flow of this energy, prana, through the practice of conscious breathing, pranayama.  Dr. David Frawley reminds us …

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Recipes: Summer Popsicle Trio

Last summer, my friends and I gathered at my house to have a “popsicle-off” – a big midsummer popsicle tasting party/competition. Everyone brought their A-game to this one! Friends showed up with the most interesting boozy and non-boozy popsicle varieties, and for the whole night we huddled around in my kitchen passing off melting popsicles as they dripped down our hands, rating our favorites and licking the leftovers from …

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Recipes: Cucumber Basil Chia Fresca

Summer is here. I arrived home from spending two weeks in the Redwoods teaching at Spirit Weavers Gathering. I camped in the forest and slept under the stars, taking opportunity to disconnect from technology for a moment and reconnect with the amazing community that travels far and wide to be together for this sacred time. Each year, it feels more and more like coming home to a …

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Recipes: Vegetable Pho


Quest Food (n.) ‘kwest-ˈfüd : a dish so spectacularly satisfying to your taste buds you spend a lifetime searching for the perfect version of this meal wherever you travel; an endless pursuit for perfection of your desired dish. Example: “Phô is my personal quest food.” 

I love pho. I also love vegetables. And I’ve spent the better half of my life as a vegetarian…so what’s a girl to do when one of …

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Recipes: Brown Rice Porridge with Rhubarb Ginger Compote

I’ve never been a big savory breakfast eater, let alone much of a breakfast eater at all. Give me a big mug or two of tea and I’m content until lunch time. But in the days where the mornings are chilly and I wake up with a big appetite, porridge is my go-to. If you couldn’t tell already, I’m a big fan of …

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Recipes: Spring Beluga Lentil & Beet Salad with Coriander Vinaigrette

Hello Spring! As I lead a global group through our third annual spring cleanse, I have food on the brain…quite literally! This post explores the subtle layers of cooking and how the tastes of each food creates not only a physical experience, but a mental/emotional experience as well.

Ayurveda explains that there are six rasas or tastes: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Pungent, Bitter and Astringent. Each of …

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