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Just another day at hohm :)

I just had to share how beautiful the kayaking it is here. See how calm the water is? It’s almost ALWAYS like this on the North Fork or Long Long Island’s East End. I had to spend two days in the city to work with Steve Goodman, my business partner, and meet some truly wonderful people making some truly exciting and wonderful products ( hint: GORGEOUS eco yoga clothing!) So while I was doing my city thing, Liv ( our newest staff member: you’ll be reading some great blogs from her in upcoming weeks) and, Annette, a regular juice faster,   and raw foodist in training– discovered this great spot to drop the kayaks and bliss out with nature. Charles was on hand to snap these beautiful pictures. Maybe soon we will take videos to share wtih you while on these beautiful and fun moments. Annette thought this was a very good way to spend an afternoon in between juices!  Hope you can come hohm soon and float along with us sometime this summer!

:)maryLiv and Annette North Fork Kayaking

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Breaking the Fast Beautifully

Breaking the Fast Beautifully

Breaking the Fast Beautifully

The sacredness of breaking your fast and the realization of the blessed gift of food are incredibly beneficial parts of the juice fasting process. While I was preparing the morning break-fast fruit plates  for our wonderful guests, I was contemplating the beauty and sacredness of the first meal after a fast. After days of not eating, we can come to our food as though we are infants, as though we have been reborn to the sumptuous experience of eating. The fresh watermelon, crisp and airy, floats in the mouth like a full, pink cloud. The grapes are sweet and striking on the tongue. As I cut the watermelon into pyramids and arranged the plate into a blossom of color, the sun came through the window like a gentle flame and shone upon my fingers.

The world paused. When we are present to the aliveness of our food, we can discover the aliveness of ourselves. When we are present for the life cycle of our food, we are more present in the cycles of our own lives. This is why keeping a garden can be such a grounding, transformative experience. As we dig our hands though the soft soil and place our seedlings into the ground, our bodies become a part of the birthing of our food. We are a part of the growth process from start to finish, and when we finally taste the “fruit” (or lettuce, or zucchini) of our labor, we intrinsically understand that we are provided with everything we could ever need. And when we keep present during our food preparation, our food is truly blessed.
If keeping a garden is impossible for you, support your local growers. Stay close to your sweet feet.  Here at Hohm, we keep our own garden, and buy from our local farmers. Next time you have a meal, try taking a deep breath before you eat. Smell your food. Admire it’s color and richness. Enjoy!

Namaste,
Liv

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“Fruition”, new eco-hohm is complete at last

sustainable fire in our new hohm raw food kitchen So much so fast so wonderful so perfect! Just got the first great photos of our new place here for American Yogini, and we are calling it HOHM! Trademark in place, organic drapes, zero voc paints, sustainable cork floors….we even did a salt water swimming pool! It was like one of those tv shows where they build a house in a week. Only we did it in 5 months between July and December. Raw juice fast retreats have continued, the online store is still getting polished up, and exciting products ready to roll out.
This kitchen will be the site of many raw food, juicing, and natural yet modern hohm keeping videos.

What is true in your hohm, in your life and your surroundings is true in your body too. That is what and how we teach yoga here at American Yogini Juice Fast retreats, and I am so excited to share all this.  We are just brimming with action here! Our retreats have been full or nearly full every week even as new furniture is delivered and we find optimal places for our fantastic new products. We are so GRATEFUL for all this! In February video production should be well underway.

In the mean time, post a comment in our blog here to let us know what you most would like to learn and see in our vegan and raw kitchen.

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