Sunday, March 31, 2013

Holy Week 2013

Sharing some images from Holy Week spent in the perfect beach house in Tali, Batangas called Leku Eder.

Ocean view deck

Sungka anyone?

Leku Eder pool
Happy Beachy Family
Santi's signature peace sign. So, which is the true hippie child?
My DIY Bliss Balls made from dates, walnuts and carob

The Martha Stewart-ish sister in law made this fab caviar pie from scratch!


Of course, there's me teaching yoga
Sunshiney smiles from me and Santi

Santi and his cousins 

How was your Holy Week? Hope it was as superb as ours :)

For more information on how to rent Leku Eder for a beach getaway, check the details on this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brVj7twwsP4

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Truth On Why We Do FLOW

If you ask any of the 3 founders of FLOW (that would be me, Noelle and Denise) why we do FLOW weekend retreats. Truthfully, it's really....for our children :)

Photo by Apple Ortiz
We want them to appreciate nature and the wonders it brings, enriching their brilliant minds and imagination.


We want their taste buds exposed to the nourishing meals and snacks we make our guests. So they grow up loving their greens as much as we do :)

Santi, the Rawlicious green smoothie drinker
Live foods merienda

We want them to play freely by the sea, even when no one is watching. (A stark contrast to the sad realities of other yayas following little ones around in the malls for fear of getting hurt or being snatched away.)


We want them to see us hard at work at what we love to do, to know that money is earned and not just given away.



Photo by Troy Medina

What are the things you do for your children? 



*Most of the photos were taken during the last FLOW Nature retreat in Anilao, Batangas. Want to join the next retreat? Log on to www.flowsurfyogasamba.com, kids are welcome, of course!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Everyday Mom

On my way to fetch my son everyday from school is a new cute and dainty healthy bakery called Everyday Mom located in Scout Tuason QC. Of course I stopped by to check on their baked goods, asked what makes them healthy and try it out myself!



Pamela Lim, the "Everday Mom", has been baking since she was very young. She uses only natural ingredients (unbleached flour, aluminum-free baking soda and baking powder, sea salt and pure vanilla extract), doesn't add any preservatives, colorings or artificial sweeteners and bakes in non-toxic stainless steel pans. She also doesn't use butter and uses rice bran oil instead because it is unsaturated fat and has anti-oxidant benefits.



I asked if they use eggs and i was told that they do. It would be good to have egg-less options too (which I am sure they would be open to if you order in advance) for veggie friends and play date potlucks which I have a lot of! They have 3 variations for the brownies- Palawan Cashews, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip. I did try the chocolate chip brownie (P40) which is really good!

The poster says that they use premium dark chocolate so they definitely don't scrimp on good ingredients that make all the difference. (Well, cooking, baking or creating anything with pure intentions and love will make THE difference!)

Santi likes carrot cake so I bought him a carrot cupcake which he just had for dessert. The cream cheese icing is light and not too sweet which is a good sign! I also got a chocolate banana cupcake to try later tonight :)



Go ahead try healthy baked goods for your whole family!
Everyday Mom
Sct Tuason cor Alejandro Roces Ave. QC
Cel. 09224210466 Tel. 710-1254

Monday, March 18, 2013

Beyond Yoga Alabang Teacher Training in June

Beyond Yoga opens a branch in Alabang soon! Are you interested to become a yoga teacher at the newest branch? Ask me about the details! Email monica@igobeyondyoga.com

Friday, March 15, 2013

FLOW Nature Retreat in Anilao, Batangas

FLOW Nature Retreat in Anilao, Batangas
Yoga, Samba and Sailing



On March 23-24, FLOW will conduct an interesting mix of activities -Yoga, Samba and Sailing at a private beach sanctuary in Anilao, Batangas. This weekend retreat will cater to those who love being truly immersed in nature, especially that of the ocean.

Learn how to go green and help save the planet with the Green Smoothie, Juicing and an Intro to Live Foods workshop will be facilitated by the FLOW girls together with Breville and Moringana.

Practice basic pranayama and yoga asanas under a canopy of tropical greens with certified Vinyasa and Yin Yoga teacher, Monica Manzano. Dance and drum to the Samba beats with Imperatriz Filipinense led by Toni Bernardo and Denise Gonzales. The highlight of the weekend is a choice of sunrise or sunset sailing along the crystal blue waters of Anilao

Anilao is known to the most pristine coral reefs which is perfect for snorkeling. Bring your own booties and snorkelling gear for some fishy time under the water! Participants may also use the complimentary  in-house kayaks. Guests will all go home with signature FLOW tees and Luntian Eco slingbags with goodies from sponsors.

Choose your own weekend adventure:

GYPSET travelers like the adventure of travel but insist on a certain comfort level and style. Prime lodging will be in shared Balinese-Fiipino inspired kubos or huts. P6,750

BOHO is coined from the term Bohemian, one that doesn't conform to the norm. In our world, it means having the flexibility to be grounded and yet still enjoy the perks of nature and adventure shared with the gypsets. Floor beddings will be provided on prime ocean view Balinese-Filipino inspired kubos or huts. P6,250

HIPPIES travel light and truly love being with others sharing their same beliefs in a commune or being one with nature. Accommodations will be in a shared open casita setting to truly have the full nature experience. P5,000

Retreat Package inclusions:

2D/1N shared accommodations of your choice (Gypset, Boho or Hippie)
Meals (2 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 snack)
1 Yin Yoga class
1 Samba session
1 Sunrise or Sunset Sail
Intro to Live Foods, Green Smoothies and Juicing workshop
Complimentary use of kayaks
FLOW T-shirt and Luntian Eco sling bag with goodies form sponsors

*Transportation is not included but can be arranged at an extra cost of P1000 per person

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