Yoga is a perfect art. It leads to physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. But if there was one thing that could possibly make yoga even more perfect – it would be chocolate.
So for Valentine’s Day we are offering “Chocolate Yoga”, which is an actual thing these days!
Pure, raw cocoa is known to have a whole host of health-enhancing qualities. To the Ancient Mayans, cacao was believed to be “the food of the Gods” which not only opened the door of the heart, but also the door to greater consciousness.
As most chocoholics will tell you, chocolate is also a superfood, as well as a potent stimulant.
Fact: Eating chocolate makes you happier and calmer, by encouraging your brain to produce serotonin dopamine.
Also a fact: yoga and meditation activate the parasympathetic nervous system, helping you cope with the stresses of everyday life. So, it makes sense that by combining these things, you’d create the ultimate way to bliss out.
We will begin the class with a mindfulness practice, while eating a piece of chocolate of your choice. Monique will guide you to focus on the taste and sensations of eating the chocolate one bite at a time. It is a common meditation technique to focus your attention on one point, object, or feeling. Chocolate meditation allows us to experience the broad spectrum of taste sensations and enjoy every bite. The combination of stress-relieving meditation and the anti-oxidant qualities of chocolate help to improve mental wellbeing and enhance the mood.
Jennifer will then continue with a yoga practice of gentle movement & breath, stretching, and maintaining present awareness. The class will be heart centered & focused on embodying loving awareness.
After yoga, we adjourn to our kitchens to create a warm and sultry chocolate fondue. 3 very simple recipe versions offered so you can follow the one that calls to you: classic melted chocolate, vegan cacao and a vegan creamy coconut pomegranate. We’ll dip, savor and enjoy together.
*Recipes & Zoom link will be sent upon registration.