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Alison Burger

Adventure: Desert Retreat, Joshua Tree

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Adventure in JOY The JOY spreading trio of Christine, Patti and Kelsey took a group to Desert Hot Springs, CA for some rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. These three ladies were brought together by their love for meditation and Reiki to create the wellness and healing studio, Pause in Joy (PIJ). At the PIJ center back in Los Angeles, the ladies host weekly events ranging from Reiki and EFT to dance and yoga to chakra and tantra workshops. I regularly join them for Reiki…

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YOGA STUDIO

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Aura Yoga Aura opened on the Sunset Strip in September of 2013, and quickly became my go-to yoga studio. The instructors are happy, well trained, strong yogis with big hearts and love to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with their clients. There is a wide variety of instructing styles at the studio to accommodate all levels and preferences. Aura offers a range of classes including restorative, hot yoga, power yoga, chakra flow, hot slow flow, 75 minute extended classes, and plenty of…

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Adventure: Yoga Retreat – Ojai CA

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I made the trek out of Los Angeles on a Friday afternoon for a weekend yoga retreat in Santa Barbara County. The yoga retreat was hosted by Alex Dawson at an eco-sanctuary private estate in the small SoCal town of Ojai, CA. My childhood best friend made the drive down from Napa CA and we met up here for the second year in a row. Alex has hosted this event for many years, and we were so grateful to be able to share the…

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Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Salad

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Crisp Fall Spaghetti Squash Salad Who doesn’t LOVE spaghetti squash?! Just as all of those delish summertime fruits and veggies are going out of season, here comes the spaghetti squash in early fall to save the day. Not only is it a satisfyingly sweet and deliciously crunchy veggie, it’s also a great gluten free noodle substitute (or low carb substitute, depending on your diet of choice). But – I’m not going to simply cover it in red tomato sauce and…

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Recipe: Cashew Almond Butter

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Ali’s Cashew Almond Butter Yes, you really can make almond butter at home in your own kitchen – and it’s not as hard as it seems. When I cut sweets out of my diet, one of the few remaining treats I still ate was almond butter. I was going through jars quickly and got tired of health food store prices. I started making my own version at home and now will never go back to store bought! This almond butter…

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