Maui Yoga Teacher Training

Dear Universe: thank you for the love, light and joy that radiates from these beautiful new yoga teachers.

I’m so proud to see this amazing group graduate from our 200-hr yoga teacher training.
They’re off to spread their light to the world!

Our time together is over, but our lives are just beginning. Mahalo. I love you all.

To apply for our upcoming yoga teacher training programs in
Maui, Costa Rica and Florida, e-mail me at smile@sufey.org.

We’re here to kickstart the life of your dreams.
We also have kickass early bird deals for you.

Aloha & namaste! xx

Blog Gratitude II & Yoga for YOU

Wowza!What an incredible flavour-burstin’ kinda year so far!!

Life has been absolutely insane (in that head-spinnin’, beauty-chasin’, abundance-flowin’ way), but I’m HERE and alive with exciting new projects on the go!

First off, a very grateful (and way overdue) thank you for the blog awards from Ute Smile, Second Half Woman, Our Life in 3D, Lilly Sue’s Bites and Brews, Fictional Machines and Sustainably Single Parenting. Check out these delightful sites yo!

Second, I’m going to talk ’bout myself today- hope that’s okay!

As you might know, I’m a little yoga addict on a perpetual yoga high. Teaching joy is my life and passion. And in spirit of following heart, facing fears, and a hot hot desire to spread this bliss, I’m dying to ask- what can I do for YOU?

Are you interested in yoga? What would you like to learn?

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I’ve been absolutely thrilled by the interest and commitment to health ‘n’ happiness in my community, and I would love to share this love with YOU too!

As a private online teacher, you can do yoga with me whenever you want! Email me first at smile@sufey.org  so we can customize an epic class together.

And if you enjoy all this lovin’ energy, please spread the love by rebloggin’, Facebookin’ (art page), Facebookin’ la deux, Twitterin’ or subscribin’ to my e-newsletter for updates on retreats, classes & yoginspiration!

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Last but not least, SHARE your health goals in the comments below!

I’ll start whippin’ up yoga vids made with love as soon as school’s out- let me know what you want!

Cheers to radiant, sparkle-filled, dream lives for us all! XO <3

~ Sufey

Green Goodness | Juicing 101

“Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food.” – Hippocrates

Our bodies are truly magnificent creations.

We are made to survive. We have epic armies fighting battles in our bods to keep us happy and healthy. And these hard-workin’ germ-whoopin’ wellness warriors need our support!

Our greatest responsibility is to keep ourselves bright, inspired and ablaze with life, because our energy affects everyone around us. After all, we can only give to others if we give to ourselves!

So take some time today to check in with yourself: physically, mentally and emotionally. Listen carefully to the signals sent to you by those on the front lines. Dis-ease is a sign of imbalance in the body, and prevention is the best cure!

Nourish your body with nature’s best. Sleep well. Soak up sunshine. Smile!

One ritual that empowers me is starting off every day with thoughts of gratitude, meditation, yoga, hot ginger tea and a fresh green juice (recipe below!).

Personally, I love juicing. It’s a fabulous way to get an abundance of nutrients that we may not consume otherwise, and it makes me feel fresh and clear. I could rave about this forever, but try it for yourself and see how you feel over the course of a few weeks! :D

Think of this superjuice as the ultimate multivitamin, courtesy of dear mama earth. All you need is a juicer, fresh greens, and an honest heart-to-heart with your inner guru about how you want to live the best life for you.

And regardless of whether you decide to juice or not, just make time to re-connect with your beautiful bodies. That’s the most important thing!

Wishing you health and happiness, from the bottom of my heart to yours. <3

Sufey

INGREDIENTS:

I like to mix and match from:

  • cucumbers
  • celery
  • kale
  • broccoli stems
  • lettuce
  • spinach
  • dandelion greens
  • asparagus
  • cabbage
  • bok choy
  • parsley
  • cilantro
  • ginger
  • small piece fruit if needed (lemon, green apple, pear or cranberries)

Sample combination:

  • 1-2 cucumbers
  • 3-4 stalks kale
  • 2 broccoli stems
  • 1 apple
  • ginger
  • a kick-ass attitude!

**Note: My staple juice is made purely out of green veggies and ginger. But if you don’t typically consume a lot of raw veggies, I recommend starting with a pure cucumber juice or a cucumber/ apple mix (which is deliciously refreshing) and slowly adding darker greens as you go to get used to the taste. You may also want to dilute the juices with filtered water if they are too strong to begin with. Always listen to how your body feels!

Lemons cut bitterness and apples and pears add sweetness to juices. But keep your juices mostly green to prevent sugar overload from sweet fruit juices. Also, as juicing removes the fiber, which concentrates both nutrients and pesticides, be sure to buy organic and rinse well!

For optimal results, consume immediately on an empty stomach. Let’s get started! :D

DIRECTIONS:

Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly.

Cut thick veggies in half or thirds lengthwise if needed (depending on the size of your juicer’s mouth).

Push all produce through juicer slowly, alternating different types of veggies. To make it easier, push loose leafy vegetables (e.g. spinach) in at the same time as another firmer vegetable (e.g. cucumber).

Drink up delicious vitality, a delicious day! :D

**Note: Clean the juicer immediately to make it easier for yourself. I push my lemon through last to pre-clean, rinse all the pieces right away, and use dish sponges or old toothbrushes to scrub the filter well!

PS. Thank you to beautiful Éva for inspiring this piece by asking me about juicing. I am certainly not a health expert of any kind, but I am always open to questions and happy to share the little I do know. So feel free to ask me anything, and I’d love to learn from you too!

CHEERS to our healthy, wealthy lives! <3

Sunny Siesta | A Raw Soup

Avocados aren’t red

And oranges aren’t blue

But this soup is sweet

And so are you…

Okay, okay. I’m not a poet and I know it. :P

But what I can do is serve you up a sunny smile and a yummy new raw soup. I like a little something sweet after my midday siesta, and this is a delightfully light re-energizer to freshen up any day!

It’s so important to make time for ourselves: to sleep, eat well, move, and worship our body temples. We can only brighten up the world if we keep our own flame lit, right?

So go ahead and treat yourself to some sunshine, a smile, a siesta and soup! Sweet dreaming! <3

INGREDIENTS (1 large serving | source organic and local ingredients if possible!):

  • 2 oranges (approx. 1 cup juice)
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2-4 slices ginger
  • ¼ cup water (only if needed to blend)
  • cayenne (optional)
  • turmeric (optional)
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • pumpkin seeds (to garnish)
  • sesame seeds (to garnish)
  • delight!

DIRECTIONS:

Squeeze fresh orange juice into blender. Toss in chopped carrots, avocado, garlic, ginger, water and blend till smooth.

Add a pinch of cayenne if you like it spicy, a pinch of turmeric cause it rocks your body, and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

Sprinkle on sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and delight! Happy sipping! :D

Simply Sprouting!

I was ecstatic this morning to find the cutest little eensy-weensy baby sprouties playing peek-a-boo in my glass jar. Yes, I see you!

I’ve been flirting with Raw Veganism for awhile. But last Monday, I committed to a month-long trial relationship to see whether we’re crazy ‘bout each other or not.

Our first awesomely epic date was sprouting, and boy-oh-boy, am I in love with this simple, fresh way to rock your healthiest self!

By sprouting, you “awaken” the dormant seeds. These sleeping beauties come alive with revitalized enzymes, vitamins, easier digestibility and dis-ease-fighting antioxidants. Hiiii-yah!

Oh, and they’re delicious, of course. Crispy and crunchy, perfect for salads and juices (recipes to come, I promise).

So what are we waiting for? Let’s get sprouting!! :D

MATERIALS:

  • 1 large jar
  • 1 large bowl to catch water
  • cheesecloth
  • rubber band

INGREDIENTS:

  • organic mung beans! (Or whatever bean/ seed/ grain you want, but this is a great starter. Just fill a small bottom layer in your jar, they will grow a lot!)
  • 2-5 days worth of patience

DIRECTIONS:

Soak beans overnight in filtered water.

Rinse beans and discard any hard ones that float to the top. Fasten cheesecloth over jar opening with elastic band. Flip jar upside down at 45° angle overtop bowl (for air).

Tuck them into a dark corner in your kitchen. Don’t worry, you can visit them lots so they don’t get lonely.

Rinse every few hours, taking care not to disturb the wee ones too much. Sing them a lullaby or two. Watch them grow with child-like fascination.

**Note: They are ready to eat as soon as you see a little tail peek out, but you can grow them however long you want.

Pat yourself on the back. Smile brightly. Crunch away! :D