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Yoga, Meditation + Journaling
April 10 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Too much coffee. Too little sleep. Mindless phone-scrolling or Netflix binging. Feeling bored and unfulfilled. Seems like the negative side effects of our disconnected day-to-day lifestyle can catch up with us before we know it. Lacking for many of us (probably without even realizing it) is human interaction and real conversations. That’s why we’ve put together this Mini Adventure—to help us all become more present and experience more awareness in our everyday lives. So join us for a morning filled with yoga, meditation, journaling and the types of meaningful conversations that only happen with other Explorer Chicks (while drinking something sparkly, of course ).
Think about your typical group fitness class. You walk in the door at the gym, head to your assigned space, and that’s that. Sure, you might work up a good sweat—but do you ever leave feeling any more connected to yourself or the others around you? This experience is different. Coupling yoga, mediation, journaling and open conversation with the soothing backdrop of the forest, you’ll learn to reconnect and rebalance.
According to Yoga Journal, the word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way.” This means during our 75-minute vinyasa yoga class, each movement from pose to pose will be coordinated with the breath. Expect to be challenged during this first part of our event, but with plenty of modifications and space for them along the way. These pose adjustments make this class perfect for all experience levels. After yoga, take time to cool down on your mat with a relaxing guided meditation.
All of this takes place within the serenity and sanctuary of the Geode Yoga Dome. This soothing geometric structure is surrounded by the Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe, OH, making it the perfect location to relax and unwind. Close your eyes. Focus on your breath. Feel the healing power of nature reconnect you to yourself, your fellow EC yogis, and the world around you.
Once we’ve completed our vinyasa yoga session, grab your packed brunch and beverages and head back to the mats for a group journaling session. We’ll take the time to simply sit in this beautiful space, surrounded by nature. Be in the moment. Be with the people around you. Hear their stories—maybe even share a story or two yourself (optional)!
If you plan right, you can bring that bestie who’s always a little “extra” and will happily share the contents of her cute bento and split of champagne. If not, have no fear. You know Explorer Chicks love a good portable meal, so we’ve got a few suggestions to share. (Got a few of your own? Let us know over on the We Are Explorer Chick Facebook Group page!)
(ADAPTED FROM A BEAUTIFUL MESS)
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1/2–1 cup chilled champagne or sparkling wine
Combine grapefruit juice and strawberry slices, letting the strawberries soak in the juice for as long as possible. (The longer the better!) Just before drinking, add champagne to grapefruit/strawberry mixture and stir. Cheers!
(ADAPTED FROM MARTHA STEWART)
3 cups rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
1 cup raw hazelnuts
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
4 teaspoons instant espresso powder mixed with 3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup dried banana chips
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine oats and hazelnuts in a bowl, set aside. Toss remaining ingredients (except banana chips) into bowl and microwave for about 1–2 minutes, or until butter melts. Stir to combine. Pour that over the oats and hazelnuts and stir until coated. Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake about 30 to 35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Let cool completely, then stir in banana chips.
3/4 cup brown rice
1/4 cup pico de gallo or salsa
1 guacamole mini cup (or 1/4 chopped avocado)
1/4 cup shredded chicken
Pack ingredients in separate containers. Combine first four ingredients just before eating and enjoy with tortilla chips.
Group journaling transforms an enriching experience of solitude into a powerful experience of community. Adventure is defined as taking a risk—here the risk is in the sharing. And while there is power that comes with sharing, there is learning that comes with listening. Practice both and discover more about yourself and others along the way.
75-Minute Vinyasa Yoga Class
Guided Group Journaling with BYOB Brunch
Optional group sharing with real connections with real women
Private Explorer Chick, small group, women-only event. Enjoy more fun She-Nanigans with an encouraging and supportive group of Bold women!
Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to the start time
Start time is 11:30 am EDT
Duration: 3 Hours.