The first time I came to Hawaii, I stepped out of the plane and was welcomed by a warm breeze and a feeling that I can only describe as ease, calm and peace. Something shifted in my body and mind when I stepped out of that plane and, all of a sudden, my shoulders weren’t heavy and I could breathe. And that blissed out feeling didn’t go away until we boarded the plane a week later and went back home to the Bay Area.
As our plane took off, Luanne and I looked at each other and at the exact same time, we said, “Let’s move here one day”. Four years later, that’s exactly what we did. When we made our move, our community demanded a Dirty Girl retreat in Hawaii. Two years later, that retreat is ON!
So today, I would like to personally invite you to join us for the first ever Clean Food Dirty Girl retreat on The Big Island of Hawaii. This epic event runs from July 27th to August 3rd 2018 (yup, just four months away!).
Hawaii is a magical place and we have an amazing week lined up for you at a breathtaking resort.
We’ll start out each morning in the open-air dining room, surrounded by nature, the sweet smell of tropical flowers, and beautiful bird songs all around. We will have green smoothies and then a yummy Whole Food Plant Based breakfast.
After breakfast, Michelle Andrie will lead a two-hour movement practice each day that will blow you the fuck away. You won’t actually take flight, but you will feel high on life after each session. Michelle’s work is life changing and totally eye opening. Two hours might seem like a lot but it goes by fast and you will find more and more healing, peace, release, joy and calm with each session. Michelle will give you tools and a practice that you can take home with you from the retreat. If you don’t join us for any other reason than THIS, the retreat is 100% worth it.
After the daily movement practice a yummy Whole Food Plant Based lunch will be waiting for you. After lunch there will be free time to go swimming, take a nap, get lost in a good book, take a hike and see breathtaking coastal views, get a massage, or just chat with other Dirties.
After free time, we have fun activities lined up for you, like learning how to hula and lei making, as well as inspirational talks by me (imagine #fridaykickinthepants, but in person). After this, we will have daily meditation led by Michelle. When Michelle and I were talking about the meditation portion of the retreat, we agreed that meditation is really helpful and important, but it’s not something that most people do on a daily basis. Michelle had the great idea to offer a different type of meditation each day so that by the end of the retreat you will have found a meditation practice that speaks to you, that you can take home and continue on with after the retreat.
After our daily meditation practice, a yummy Whole Food Plant Based dinner will be waiting for you to NOM on. After dinner you can hang out with other Dirties and play games, talk story or exchange ah-ha moments from the day. When your eyes start to get heavy you can slip into your quiet, dark room, get comfy in your big bed and let the sound of crashing waves and the breeze through the trees wash over you and lull you to sleep.
We’ve planned the retreat so that each day is different and you will have new experiences, new realizations, new healing, new ah-ha moments and a new shift in perspective and mindset each and every day. Tamie, one of our meal plan / recipe wizards and I, are planning the menu and most of the veggies will be picked right from the organic garden on the resort grounds. Side note: Tamie will also be at the retreat, so you can meet her and chat with one of our wizards in person! #bonus
After a week with us, you will be totally rejuvenated, motivated, inspired, rested, and infused with joy. You will be reset from head to toe and we will send you home with lots of tools so that this blissed out feeling can stay with you, long after the retreat is over.
When you invest in yourself and take part in the experiences that we have lined up for you, other areas of your life will improve dramatically. I invite you to gift this retreat to yourself and then notice how other things start to open up in your life. Witness your relationships start to shift. Notice how things become unblocked. See how your body starts to work WITH you. Notice how your entire mindset starts to shift. This retreat is truly a gift, and I can tell you with certainty that it is worth every single penny.
I would love nothing more than to give you a big hug in person in July and to enjoy this unforgettable week with you in one of the most magical places on earth.
Space is limited to 30 people and we are over halfway booked.
Registration closes on April 15th or when all 30 spots are filled.
Bounce over here to secure your spot and I will email you with a HUGE virtual high five after you sign up.
Today’s recipe explains how to perfectly roast a head of garlic without oil.
- 2 bulbs of garlic (aka heads)
Preheat oven to 375° (190°C) and place a piece of parchment paper or a silicone baking mat on a baking sheet. Set aside for now.
Remove any loose papery layers from the outside of the garlic. Using a sharp knife, trim about 1/4“ off the the top of the garlic bulb, exposing the tops of the cloves.
Place the bulbs, cut side down, on the baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes and then turn the bulbs over (so the cut side is now on top) and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until they are nice and brown.
Take out of the oven and allow to cool until you can handle them without getting burned. Once cooled, pop each clove out of the skin and place in a small jar or container and store in fridge until needed.
The average grocery store variety bulb or head of garlic has 10 - 15 cloves.
Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with saying HECK YES to yourself!