Another great workshop this morning- I'm so grateful! Cleanses are always so difficult to show up for- both mentally and physically- most of us naturally have a lot of resistance to change, because change is scary! So I am truly thankful that I got to see so many brave and lovely faces this morning :)
We had a big group-21 participants, all members of the Halifax Yoga community. It's always challenging to present to a wide demographic- mostly because everyone is coming from a unique place and a different level of healthy habits and knowledge. That being said, I think it went really well! (I hope my participants would agree). In my workshops, I try to share as much applicable knowledge as possible so that attendees will always find something that really speaks to them and that they can utilize immediately in their daily lives. I feel like having lots of options is the key to having successful transitions into more healthy habits. No one thing is going to work for everybody but there is something that will work for every one!
This weekend everyone is heading out to get their supplies- food, supplements, and other helpful tools (myself included!) I'm going to try to get most of my foods from the farmers market, as local sources are the best sources! I've also mentioned to all the omnivores that some great restaurants to visit while they're going veggie are Fruition at the Seaport Market, Heartwood on Quinpool, The Wooden Monkey downtown and on the darkside and EnVie at the Alderney Landing Market. So many delicious options to try! Fruition and EvVie also have take home options for those that want to eat well but are in a hurry!
Finally just a note on mindfulness. I felt somewhat like a broken record, but mindfulness exercises are so vital to the cleansing process- the physical toxins we remove are powerful, but the emotional and energetic toxins are that much more so. Anyone thinking of completing a cleanse should really pick out a journal (one that they like, that they'll use) because as I said today, it is one of the best tools you'll use during a detox. By recording foods, thoughts, feelings and other musings, you'll be better able to pin point your feelings and have more of an introspective journey through your cleanse. Plus it makes a great keepsake to look through to remind you of all the clarity you found while detoxing to help motivate you to do it again! If anyone would like to experiment with a food & mood journal, please let me know- I have a great template you could use! I've also implemented Reiki and EFT tapping into this workshop (as I do with all of them) because I think that by combining the modalities of nutrition and energy therapy make the final result that much better. I look forward to hearing how our cleanse group makes out with these new exercises!!
Anyway- excited to move forward with this group, and get started with my cleanse :)
Also super excited for my Nutritional Presentation at Kings College on the topic of Veganism and its implications to your Health, Budget, Global Society and Environment this coming Monday evening!
In health, Ariel
Thanks so much for your attention to this newsletter. There's so much you could be doing with these 5 minutes and I really appreciate you spending them with me. I wanted to update you on how I am going to be supporting you moving forward and how you can best use the resources and information I have available to you. I have overhauled my entire coaching model to provide more consistent availability, closer contact and more community- it is a passion project which I am super excited about! Moving forward I am going to be sending out an email each month containing tricks and tips for best holistic health and wellness as well celebrating those who are making progress in our Inner Circle Membership.
This had been bothering me for a long time. How can I (an open hearted, goofy introvert) have personal connection with my amazing clients without hitting a social wall each day? I absolutely adored the deep conversations I would have with clients and the breakthroughs they could achieve, but we found that their progress stagnated in the time between meetings, which was frustrating to both of us. I could also only connect with a dozen clients at a time, which meant I had to say 'no' to helping many people (which I absolutely hated doing!)
So, I finally nailed down a group membership structure which I believe is going to work for all of us! You choose your level of content and connection, and I get to be available to more of you on an ongoing basis. My favourite part? I get to connect more of you, some of my favourite humans, into close circles in which we can share and support each other in achieving our wellness goals and living the lives we were destined for. Empaths of the world unite!
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How to Stop a Sugar Bender
Keep Shining Bright and Making Progress!
This month I would love to have you help me celebrate my dear client Julie. Julie told me she had spent over two decades and thousands of dollars trying to heal her gut. She had tried every book, class, holistic program and supplement and had multiple doctors visits and medical procedures to try to fix the problem. I met her while she was participating in the WILDFIT® 90 Day Challenge.
We have spent six weeks together so far, and in that time she has achieved so much! She started honouring her empathetic and highly sensitive qualities in new ways. She started a daily journaling practice. She started setting boundaries for herself AND she has defeated her Sugar Monster! She has also shed lots of pounds and inches, but said that is not even a big deal anymore because now her goal is being healthy, rather than being thin. Together we found the answers to why everything else hadn't worked, and what she really needed to make lasting progress. She is EMPOWERED and UNSTOPPABLE! In her words she says: My very favorite thing (about working with me) is that she is helping me see and more importantly embrace the most amazing part of myself. As scary as that can be, she does it in a way that makes me feel excited and anxious to keep moving forward full steam ahead! So proud of you Jules!
Refresh, Renew, Release.
CALLING ALL WILDTHINGS! If you are a WILDFIT® Grad and are looking for an opportunity to move back into a season of Spring soon with a group- here it is!
I am so excited to combine what we love about our 4 week program with a little extra spice to ensure you get into your fat burning zone and achieve the results you are after- all while feeling the best you can.
I am also including more mind, body and spiritual aspects, practices and rituals to stimulate detox and release within the deeper layers of ourselves, without having to ever talk about it! It is going to be in a new format so that we can chat and share over Whatsapp in real time, PLUS you will receive notifications, reminders, inspiration and more direct from me in your personal app! Are you joining us?
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