Yoga Hike at Hidden Villa – Saturday Sept 26

Patricia’s Yoga Hike is a fun and social way to have a whole new yoga experience while enjoying Hidden Villa trails.

We combine the cardio benefits of well-paced hiking with strengthening yoga moves for an intimate group workout that is accessible to yoga practitioners of all levels. Patricia teaches yoga for Stanford School of Medicine and is a knowledgeable Hidden Villa trail guide who lived as staff on the farm for 5 years.

Yoga for MESA group

This Yoga Hike is limited to 15 participants to foster a fun social atmosphere and ensure that you have the attention you need for the best possible experience. We will rediscover resilient wellness. If you are looking for something awesome to do outdoors, want to explore the gorgeous trails of Hidden Villa, or just love taking on a new fitness challenge, register soon. Bring a lunch, light weight yoga mat or towel, water and your smile. Patricia will share her homemade organic chocolate chip cookies sweetened with maple syrup!

Where- Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness Preserve, 26870 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills CA 94022

When – Satutday September 26, 2015  9:30 to 2:00pm

Click here to register at Hidden Villa’s website.

Limited to 15 yogi hikers  $55


DARE TO LAUGH! — Discovering Humor in Every Day Life

DARE TO LAUGH! — Discovering Humor in Every Day Life, with Verne Varona

VernWhat’s so funny? Almost everything! Identifying humor in daily life can offer greater amusement, become a coping tool, improve vitality, gratitude, and promote well-being. Humor is a necessary and vital component of living a present life. The ability to laugh with others, to laugh at ourselves and to discover a humorous perspective is a self-healing quality that engenders greater  increased immunity, improved respiration and better circulation. Among essential vitamins, Vitamin H, is critical for a sense of joy.

When – July 13, 2015 8pm
Where – First Baptist Church, 305 North California Ave, Palo Alto
Mark your calendar and come have some laughs and learn along the way.
Speakers receive a gratuity from the audience; please show your appreciation with a donation ($5-15 suggested).
Hosted by – The Monday Night Vegetarian Dinners, celebrating 28 years in our community.  Connect with us on Facebook.   FB logo

Join us Dinner July 13th at 6:30 by making your Dinner Reservations – 650-599-3320 by 10am Monday Morning.
For the Dinner Menus and Guest Chefs, Please visit The Peninsula Macrobioitc Community Website

This will be Verne’s only visit to the Bay Area for 2015. Don’t miss him!Nature's cancer fighting foods

VERNE VARONA

For over forty years, Verne Varona’s lectures, workshops and media appearances have motivated thousands of people to take better and more conscious care of their health. He is a renowned keynote speaker throughout the US, Canada and Europe and known for a captivating style that uses humor, insight and practical science to improve and enrich the lives of many. He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and nutrition at the East West Foundation of Boston, Massachusetts (1970-1974).

He is the author of Macrobiotics for Dummies  (Wiley Publications and the newly revised Nature’s Cancer-Fighting Foods  (Perigee/Penguin).   Currently, Verne is writing a biography of beloved natural foods innovator, visionary and peace activist, Michio Kushi. Verne resides in New York State.


4 Tips – Meditation for Pain Relief

How to Use Meditation for Pain Relief   4 Tips meditation as pain releif

Mare Chapman, a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist, says meditation can ease everything from life-interfering chronic pain to stress-induced muscle tension to the occasional migraine or menstrual cramp. While you may not be able to eliminate the cause, you don’t have to suffer. Chapman offers these tips for using mindfulness meditation to deal with it:

1. Notice the pain.

Mentally note where the pain is, what it feels like, how your body is reacting to it, and so on.

2. Be present.

Encourage yourself to drop into the present moment. Start by focusing on your breathing. You can do deep belly breaths or just concentrate on your inhaling and exhaling as they come. Focus on your body connecting with the floor or the surface upon which you rest.

3. Get interested.

Investigate the pain as if experiencing it for the very first time. Become interested about the pain in that moment. “The more curious you become about the actual sensations, the less you’ll worry about the ‘what ifs’ that can lead to suffering,” says Chapman.

4. Repeat regularly.

Whatever form of meditation choose, make it a regular practice. Chapman says overtime you can train your brain to respond naturally pain this way.

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Summer Solstice Sun Salutations

Where better to spend the longest day of the year than the city that never sleeps?

Celebrate the start of summer with sun salutations amid the urban bustle of New York City. Solstice in Times Square, a day-long yoga event now in its 13th year, begins at 7 a.m. on the solstice and continues until just before sunset.

Adding to the excitement, the day has also been named International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly. Not in New York? Participate remotely via the event’s live webcast.