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▴ Join us for a Spring Equinox Weekend Retreat ▴ 

In honor of spring equinox, we’re hosting a self-led weekend retreat.
Equinox is the point in time when the day and night are briefly equal. This period marks the transition to spring and a shift in seasons. Light increases, the air warms, and the frost melts. Life returns to earth as we perceive the environment change with budding blossoms and wildlife. 
Springtime represents new beginnings; the ground is fertile and ripe with opportunity. Abundance and movement symbolize spring as plants grow, birds return, and bears stir from hibernation.

For centuries, various communities and tribes have come together to celebrate this shift in seasons. We may not be able to gather together this year, but we can connect virtually for a self-led experience that honors our inherent new beginnings and the seeds we wish to sow. 

Join me for a 24-hour Virtual Retreat

This retreat is self-led, meaning, you choose when to do the on-demand yoga classes and all of the other activities included in this experience. 

There are 3 options to gather with the community with LIVE classes to choose from:

 

Saturday, March 20th

▴ 7am LIVE opening meditation

▴ 9am LIVE vinyasa practice

Sunday, March 21st

▴ 7am LIVE closing meditation

 

The 24-hour Self-Led Spring Equinox Retreat

This weekend experience invites you to examine how you may shift with the seasons to foster new beginnings with a schedule of activities to choose from. This experience is self-led and offers three LIVE events to connect virtually with the Practice with Clara community.

 

The list of activities include:

2 LIVE meditations 

1 LIVE vinyasa yoga class 

On-demand yoga classes 

Matcha Elixer tea recipe

Spring Nettle Soup lunch recipe

Tips on how to Feng Shui your home

Spring cleansing for your body

& more!

 

This event is FREE for all Practice with Clara members.

New members can join our community for 7-days FREE during the retreat. 

▴ Your Spring Equinox Retreat Schedule ▴ 

Here is the list of suggested events for your 24-hour retreat. 

With 3 LIVE classes and a selection of self-led event options, you choose the activities and timeline over the course of the spring equinox weekend.

Saturday, March 20th

7AM PST | LIVE Meditation 

Join us for a LIVE meditation to open the weekend retreat. We’ll sit together for an opening meditation ceremony to ground and center. 

If you cannot make the LIVE meditation, try this on-demand meditation instead:

Expand Meditation

The LIVE meditation will be available on-demand 24-hours after the start time on PWC!

8AM | Tea Ceremony

Our friend Shani, the Momma Bear at hOMe Grown Living Foods shares a Spring Recipe to nourish your beautiful souls. 

SPRING MATCHA ELIXIR

Creamy, vibrant green, and energizing, this Matcha green tea elixir is full of healthy fats and superfoods to charge your day. With cacao & coconut butter, the mind is nourished and a healthy dose of collagen, medicinal mushrooms, and maca fortify the whole body!
▴ Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups hot water @ 185 degrees
  • 8 cacao butter wafers or 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 Tbsp maca
  • 1 Tbsp moringa powder
  • 1 Tbsp collagen
  • 1 tsp matcha green tea
  • 1/2 tsp medicinal mushrooms Pinch of vanilla powder
  • 2-3 drops of stevia or sweetener of your choice ~ optional
 

Mindful Preparation:

  1. Combine everything in a high-powered blender and whip to a frothy consistency.
  2. Serve right away OR refrigerate and enjoy as a matcha pudding All the superfoods are optional. Use what you like and mix it up!

9AM PST | LIVE Yoga Class

Join us for a LIVE 60-minute vinyasa yoga class. 

Take one of these on-demand yoga classes if you cannot join us for the LIVE class:

  1. Space Through Strength
  2. Super-Duper Power

The LIVE session will be available 24-hours after the start time in the New Releases playlist. 

11AM | Walking Meditation

Spend some time outdoors with nature; this could be exploring your local hiking trails, ocean walks or sitting on your balcony or backyard as you enjoy your morning beverage. 

Breathe deep, take in the fresh air and beauty of nature all around you, and observe how you might welcome spring into your home. 

Enjoy this specially curated Spotify playlist while you explore the outdoors: 

1PM | Lunch Recipe 

Our friend Shani, the Momma Bear at hOMe Grown Living Foods shares a Spring Recipe to nourish your beautiful souls. 

SPRING NETTLE TONIC

This nourishing soup is best made in early spring when the first nettles appear. Alternately, spinach or kale can be substituted during other seasons. Cashews add a decadent creaminess that appeals to vegans and dairy lovers alike.
▴ Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 cup leeks, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups stinging nettles
  • 5 cups vegetable stock or bone broth
  • 1 cup sprouted cashews or raw, soaked 1 hour, rinsed & drained
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Shiro miso ~ light white miso juice & zest of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups broccoli florets fresh cracked pepper to taste

Mindful Preparation:

  1. Sauté leeks in ghee or coconut oil until softened, approximately 5 minutes
  2. Add garlic and 1 tsp sea salt, sauté 2 more minutes
  3. Add nettles and stock, simmer for 10 minutes
  4. Blend cashews with nutritional yeast, miso, lemon zest & juice
  5. Turn off heat and add blended ingredients
  6. Puree soup and return to low heat for 5 minutes before serving – season with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  7. Add broccoli florets, turn off the heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes to soften the broccoli.
Nettles are a wild superfood, helping to boost the immune system with high levels of calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium, zinc, potassium, boron, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, bioflavonoids, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and chlorophyll. A traditional tonic for the liver, kidneys, and digestive system.
Nettles can help restore vitality when we are depleted and may help alleviate hay fever.

3PM | Choose Your Own Adventure

We wanted to provide some flexibility in how you spend the afternoon; here are two activities meant to help you renew your perspective and lifestyle.

1. Feng Shui Your Home

Revamp your living space to shift the energy and your perspective.

Here are some articles we enjoyed to help reorganize your home according to the rules of Feng Shui:

See the complete list of Feng Shui articles from The Spruce.

2. Watch a Documentary on Health

In BBC Documentary, Eat, Fast, Live Longer, Michael Mosley explores the powerful (and popular) concept of intermittent fasting. 

Discover how and why intermittent fasting benefits the body, and whether or not this method is something you might implement into your routine. 

You may also want to check out the Thinking Nutrition Podcast where Tim Crowe debunks fitness and diet myths and showcases the latest nutrition research and what it means for your health. 

get ready for bed

7PM | Restorative Yoga

Unwind and end the day with an on-demand restorative yoga session.

You choose from the following classes:

  1. Get Ready for Bed
  2. Hip Yin

Or, choose from a selection of restorative/yin courses on the PWC app!

Sunday, March 21st

7AM PST | LIVE Meditation

Join us for a LIVE meditation to close the weekend retreat. We’ll sit together for a closing meditation ceremony to ground and center. 

If you cannot make the LIVE meditation, try this on-demand meditation instead:

You Who Has Been Seeking

The LIVE meditation will be available on-demand 24-hours after the start time on PWC!

Here’s how to join the weekend retreat:

1. Join Practice with Clara to see the Spring Equinox Self-Led Retreat Playlist

2. Connect with us in the private Facebook Community, to discuss the activities. 

3. Pre-purchase the foodstuffs if you want to try the recipes. 

4. Plan accordingly with your family.

5. Share with a friend to participate with those you love!

New members receive 7-days FREE! 

Experience the weekend retreat AND take classes at your leisure. 

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