Monday, September 26, 2011

Goddess Dressing

The great thing about making your own salad dressing is that it turns out they way you want it to taste! Now, I am a picky salad dressing eater, it has to taste just right.

My family loves this Goddess Dressing!

1/3 cup hemp or flax oil
1 cup water
2 TBS tahini
2 TBS chickpea miso
2 TBS parsley flakes
1 TBS apple cider vinegar
1/2 lime juiced
1 clove garlic

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend!
If you need it a little thicker, add sesame seeds.

I used garlic red pepper miso from south river. Fresh garlic and Turkish red pepper paste are combined with Chick Pea Miso for this warming, mildly spicy variety. Festive orange color. A touch of nettle greens and sea vegetables adds to its immune strengthening, healing properties. 

Ingredients: Deep well water, lightly polished organic rice, organic chickpeas, organic fresh garlic, sun-dried sea salt, roasted red pepper paste, organic nettle greens, organic sea vegetables, and koji culture.
- No gluten or soy ingredients. 

This miso is absolutely magical.

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt... ~Dorothy Day

Lots of love!


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Yoga of Regeneration, sacred song and touch immersion!

The ancient wisdom of yoga teaches that Life is already given to you, you are completely loved, you are here now. It teaches that we are not separate, cannot be separate from nature, which sustains us in a vast interdependence with everything. The universe comes perfectly, and is awesome in its integration and infinite existence. This union is our natural state, this union is Yoga.

When you experience this connection to the fullness of creation, of nurturing source, you are doing your Yoga. Yoga is your direct participation in nurturing source.
All of us at Heart of Yoga are committed to broadening this message: You are fully loved, you are fully able, you are perfectly capable the way you are. We strive to teach the healing power of intimate connection, in the traditions of 10,000 years, recaptured for our era. We hope to transform individual awareness of this interconnection, and thus human consciousness and the societies we have created.
This website is our virtual home, we will offer you things we believe can help you do your yoga. It is not a one way dialogue though, so please join our community, join the conversation, contribute and help out with local events. The Heart of Yoga is in all of us.
Om Shanti
Mark Whitwell
Founder, Heart of Yoga

I am thrilled and honored to be a part of an extraordinary weekend event!

Hosted by Arlisa & Kelly of MeWe Collective
Advanced Yoga for every One: “If you can breathe, You can doYoga.” 
Yoga of Intimacy: The Secrets of Yoga that turn your Life into Love 
Freeing your Voice w/chanting & Sacred songs
Rejuvenating your Spirit with Restorative touch 
Vibrant Vegan meals catered by Michelle Berry of Berry Bliss (for full immersion registrants)

Guest Musician: Daphne Tse


Fri, Sept 30: 7p - 9p ($20)

Sat, Oct 1: 9a - 5p ($95)
Sun, Oct 2: 9a - 5p ($95)
*Special concert: Sat, Oct 2: 7p - 9p ($20)
To Register:

“Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating, and nurturing power. This is yoga from the heart for the heart.” - Mark Whitwell
IMMERSION DETAILS: All levels welcome!

Friday, September 30th 7 - 9 PM Opening ceremony with Mark Whitwell, Daphne Tse, Arlisa Houston & Kelly Ordway: Introduction to the Heart of Yoga Immersion! Come join us for an evening of meditation, pranayama, movement, and chanting!
Saturday, October 1st
9 - 11 AM w/Daphne Tse, Arlisa Houston & Kelly Ordway
Sacred Sound & Touch: Free your Voice & Fluid Vinyasa (pt 1) Dive into the healing power of sound as we open our voices & bodies through chanting & embodied flow. You will learn tools to connect to your authentic voice through chakra chanting, mantra & sounding. Relax deeper into your own being as we explore the Essence of Yoga & Sacred Touch. 1 - 5 PM w/Mark Whitwell Advanced Yoga for everyOne: The Principles of Yoga applied exactly to your individual needs The five principles of practice to make Yoga entirely your own, efficient, powerful and safe. Breath, asana and bandha integrate as a seamless design. Apply breath and bandha efficiently to produce a powerful practice that is right for you. Adding these five principles to the Yoga you already know and Love. No Yoga Experience Needed.
7 - 9 PM SPECIAL Music Event!
Sacred Song & Kirtan Concert with Daphne Tse & friends! Join us for heart opening community gathering of chanting and singing. We'll offer sacred songs from many traditions honoring the Shakti that is within each of us... No singing or musical experience needed! If you can talk, you can sing... so come and join us and enjoy diving into musical inspirations from around the world!
Sunday, October 2nd
9 - 11 AM w/Daphne Tse, Arlisa Houston & Kelly Ordway
Sacred Sound & Touch: Free your Voice & Fluid Vinyasa (pt 2) 1 - 5 PM w/Mark Whitwell The Yoga of Intimacy: The Secrets of Yoga that turn your Life into Love This workshop will include theYoga of Patanjali, an in-depth study of the first four sutras of Patanjali's Yogasutra and the first sutra of book two; on the the three qualities or actions of personal Yoga practice. Getting it right for yourself and others. Awaken your Yoga practice to the peace and power of your natural state. Weaving the tools of Yoga into personal and powerful systems.The beauty of non-obsessive, yet actual daily practice.We will define daily practice and discuss the purpose of yantra and mantra in asana and pranayama. No Yoga Experience Needed.
SPECIAL for FULL IMMERSION registrants: Vibrant Vegan Lunch Included
OPTIONAL: Lunch for non-immersion (please inquire for rate)
Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a life-long relationship with the teachings of Krishnamacharya,“the teacher of the teachers,” notably of B. K. S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, and T. K.V. Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya, Mark is committed to communicating timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity. He contributed to and edited Desikachar's book,The Heart ofYoga: Developing a Personal Practice. Mark is the author ofYoga of Heart:The Healing Power of Intimate Connection.
Daphne Tse is a spirited, soulful artist originally from Texas & currently based in Bali, Indonesia. Since her initial yoga class in 1994, she has explored merging her spiritual practice with her contemporary folk singer/songwriter style. She studied music at the University of Texas at Austin, the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and with Jai Uttal in Guatemala. She has travelled extensively sharing her music around the globe. Her music has been featured on yoga music compilations with Shiva Rea and her current album, Mata, features songs dedicated to Mother Spirit.
Arlisa Houston & Kelly Ordway of Me We Collective... Me We Collective - Evolution of Self cofounders Arlisa Houston & Kelly Ordway are both Massage Therapists/ Energyworkers and Vinyasa Flow/
Kundalini Yoga Teachers. Based in Whitefish, Montana, known as "The Last Best Place.” It is their vision to share the Essence ofYoga & Sacred Touch in Potent Places around the World!
Register NOW! 406-261-2924 or email:
Early Bird Price $180 by September 18th!

Act through love and harmony Everything is God. The trees, the light of the sun, the animals, the buildings, the roads. We are all that. ~Sri Mahayogi

I hope that you may be able to be a part of the weekend as well! We are so blessed to be a part of a wonderful community.

Love & Bliss,

Get Well Retreat on Flathead Lake

Get Well Montana brings health to our community by promoting exercise, fun, food growth, wellness coaching, healthy eating, and sustainable living practices. Fasting provides rest and rejuvenation for every level of the body, mind, and spirit.  It builds the body’s vital force, our curative power, which releases accumulated toxins, clears dead cells, stimulates building of new cells and re-balances and rejuvenates the body.  As toxins are flushed from the brain cells, concentration improves, creative thinking expands, depressions lifts, insomnia stops, anxieties fade, and peace and tranquility abound.  Fasting has been known to alleviate many diseases.

The Get Well Retreat program will provide you with the support needed in renewing your body and mind while releasing stored toxins.  We use 100% organic, live-food juices and a series of facilitated therapeutic treatments along with lifestyle training including exercise, raw food preparation instruction, and other wellness workshops that will help you maintain your renewed system and reduce the future effects of environmental stress after you return home.
I realize this is sort of last minute, but if you would like to come, this promises to create a beautiful space for healing, physically, mentally and spiritually.

Juice Fasting Retreat September 19-25.
Fasting and Detoxification Program Week-Long Cleansing Retreat: September 19-25 Presenters & Trainers Include: -Michael Chaet & Michelle Berry: Presenting on whole person health (trained and certified by Bernard Jensen and Gabriel Cousins - Tree of Life).
-Sherri Gerek: Lets Strut Your Stuff, LLC
3 Wellness Coaching Workshops:
1) Being Present - Sept. 22nd @ 6:30pm 2) Powerful Communicaton – Sept. 23rd @ 3:30pm 3) Mindset on Success - Sept. 24th @ 10:00am
-Laine Cohen (Facials; Crystal Healing & Toning Layout) -Michelle Wiggins (Pilates), Karen Dion (Massage) -Karina Ek (Yoga)
Health Investment (click here to pay on-line)
$360-$560 sliding scale (includes all juices, vitamins, and
6 night’s accommodation).
The actual cost of the week-long cleansing retreat is $435. It is our mission to provide these health retreats to anyone drawn to them. We offer this sliding scale as a way to help those that need assistance. Work exchange available. If you‘re having time constraints, please consider other options: Daily Participation at Deep Bay (includes juices and presentations): $35/day Cleanse at Home – please inquire about details and prices. Overnight OPTION–accommodation – Monday – Saturday Night:$40/night

 You Tube Video: Get Well Retreat 

For more details, please contact:
Get Well Retreat

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ~ Lao Tzu

I hope to see you there!

Many Blessings,