Use this year’s Spring Reset Journey to strengthen your immune and respiratory systems, release stress, and realize your emotional resiliency.
We don’t know how long we’ll need to shelter in place. Take this time to participate in an at-home-self-care-routine that will walk you along a step by step process to nourish and nurture yourself.
Spring of 2020 is different from other years.
Many of us feel as though our status quo has been turned upside down. Our usual busy routines aren’t relevant or possible. We’ve had to cancel plans. We’re experiencing “no plans” more than ever before. For many of us this creates discomfort; our discomfort takes the shape of concern, worry, sadness, and uncertainty. These symptoms of stress are normal and acceptable for this unusual global unrest. Don’t judge yourself.
Spring of 2020 is the same as other years.
The change of seasons is obvious. The weather gives us more moisture and unpredictability. The ground is still cold, and on some mornings, frozen. Ayurveda teaches us how our body reflects nature’s conditions. You might be feeling more water retention and fullness in your belly. Your digestion might be unpredictable and fussy. You might want to get moving early in the morning, yet you feel cold and slow. All of these body symptoms are common in Spring. Don’t judge yourself.
Both stress and bodily discomforts can be alleviated and soothed with the Spring Reset. We’ll practice yoga, breathing exercises, and careful food choices. In doing so we’ll give our digestive and nervous system a much needed pause.
I am offering up a small but precious opportunity amidst the COVID 19 medical emergency.
Personally, I’m seeing the timing of the shelter at home order as a “Got lemons? Make lemonade!” kind of opportunity.
You see, for over 7 years now I’ve made time for an annual “Spring Reset” during the month of April, and I’ve been encouraging my friends and followers to do it too.
I’ve gotten some takers, and the people who do participate usually love how it makes them feel afterwards. They like how it “gets them back on track” with their self care routines.
Still, some folks I talk to about it seem suspicious of the 14 day detox and at-home-retreat.
People will often tell me how it’s not the right timing, or they’ll tell me they’re not good at online stuff.
Folks also tend to express worry about having to give up certain foods or having to add in more tasks along with their already full schedule.
I try to tell them that it’s okay to do this kind of thing imperfectly and that “just doing it” is the only way to develop the skill. So, here it is, Spring 2020 and that’s what I’m telling you this year too.
There’s no time like the present friends. This year’s “shelter in place” order lines up perfectly with Ayurveda’s recommendation to detox in the Spring.
So here’s me over here at my house and I want to invite you to do this thing with me while you’re over there at your house.
There are so many benefits to this style of detox.
Let me show you how to do this awesome thing for yourself.
Let me help you reset your digestion and reduce your stress.
When we’re done you’ll feel lighter in your body, heart, and mind. And we’ll all feel more connected to ourselves and to each other.
Join us for a 14 day AT HOME immersion. Reset your digestion, soothe your nervous system, and drop into an intentional practice of self care.
Step out of the usual and into something intentional and kind.
This is an opportunity to gather knowledge about your physiology as well as your health and what you need to do to keep them resilient and strong.
Our curriculum has 3 main features…
I’ll teach you how to change up your movement routines so you can release the heavy, slow, and cold symptoms that show up in most human bodies during the season of spring. We’ll also practice together!
This course includes a Spring and Ayurveda inspired cookbook filled with fresh, whole food recipes. Learn which tastes and foods help your body to release winter’s weight. Spend some time in your kitchen preparing new recipes and nourishing foods!
Try your hand at a beautifully simple soup called Kitchari. Prepared once per day and eaten for all 3 meals. Participants will choose to have this easy to digest mono diet for 1 – 4 days. The Kitchari cleanse never leaves you hungry, it gives your digestive system a break, and it’s easy to prepare. Along with the mono diet you’ll be invited to partake in deeply nourishing body-care practices like Abhyanga, Pranayama, detox baths and more.
This experience will help you to…
This course offers a deep dive but when it comes to long term change it’s super important to look the year as a whole. You’ll leave your Reset experience with a plan to keep building upon the steady foundation that is necessary if we want sustained wellbeing.
This structure guides you through a process, shaping your health this Spring and beyond. Our online member’s hub offers you 24/7 access to course materials for the course + 60 days. Most materials are downloadable and printable.
We have 3 live video conference calls. These will guide you through each stage of the Reset! Expect to learn, interact, get questions answered and to leave feeling grounded and inspired.
Ayurveda teaches that there are specific ways to exercise during Spring. These *secrets* will get you more vitality and strength year round. We’ll have 2 LIVE yoga sessions in our Facebook group. You can practice these sequences again and again.
IMPLEMENT RECIPES AND MEAL PLANS
Use these over and over each year! Have fun discovering which specific foods counter the common imbalances of Spring. Start feeling lighter in your belly and less puffy in your joints. Avoid spring colds and allergies.
Whether you interact in our live sessions + our private forum or you’re more of a “wallflower” – no matter – you benefit from getting out of your bubble, realizing that WE ALL have struggles. Change is harder on your own!
Sarah’s multiple methods of teaching make the lessons she is sharing easy to comprehend, retain and apply. It all made perfect sense to me. I am left with all of the wonderful tools to revisit when I need to. These teachings will forever be with me and I am very grateful that my path crossed with Sarah’s, her compassion for people and life is unprecedented.
- Wednesday 4/15: Receive email instructions. Log into the member’s hub and view your course materials.
- Wednesday 4/15, 11 AM: Live virtual yoga session with community. If you can’t make it live you’ll have access to the recording
- Saturday 4/18 – 10 AM: Live Video Conference Call: this session will be all about getting acquainted and mapping your plan.
- Tuesday 4/21 – 5:30 PM: Live virtual yoga. If you can’t attend live you’ll have access to recorded sessions.
- Wednesday 4/22 – 11 AM Live virtual yoga: If you can’t attend live you’ll have access to a recorded session.
- Wednesday 4/22 – 6 PM: Live Video Conference Call. This session will be all about essential body care practices for a Reset and Ayurvedic Detox.
- Tuesday 4/28 – 5:30 PM Live Virtual Yoga: If you can’t attend you’ll have access to recorded yoga sessions.
- Wednesday 4/29 – 6 PM: Live Video Conference Call. This session will be all about how to gently exit out of your Reset and troubleshooting ideas for keeping your rhythm into summer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What about my family? How do I get them on board with these food and routine changes?
You don’t! I mean, you might be able to in someways but it’s more ninja than it is direct. Here’s the scoop. Change yourself first – let this time be about you. When others see you making changes that make you feel good, that you seem excited about, they might ask? Then you can share. In their minds, behind the scenes, your actions might inspire them to realize they want to make some changes too.
This doesn’t mean that if you have a family you’ll have to be making completely different meals for yourself! There will be a lot of crossover. You might want to add a bit of this and that for them. Or leave out some of this this or that here or there. When we get into the program you’ll have free reign to ask me questions up the wazoo to troubleshoot your own situations. In other words, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it and I’ll hold your hand along the way. In the meantime you at least have to start walking toward the bridge.
Q: What do I have to give up? I do want to change but I really don't want to give up anything.
Uh, well. That’s a bit of a pickle. If we want change to happen, or we want to bring new fresh things into our life, quite often we’re going to have to give some things up. But – you don’t have to give up your favorite things and you don’t have to give up everything all at once. If you’re truly set that you don’t want to give up certain things, like Sunday morning waffles with whip cream or two glasses of wine each night or chips or you name it – we’ll work with it.
My aim is to help you, starting from where you’re at right now. One approach that works for some people is to only focus on “bringing in” new things, not letting go. Everybody is different, we all have our own forms of resistance to change. When we have our 1-1 conversation we can dig into your uniqueness and find the first small steps to take, choosing to focus on what feels the least overwhelming.
Q: I'm not sure if now is the right time. How much time is this going to take me?
In theory – if you’re feeling overwhelmed – then slowing down, cutting out a few things and becoming more intentional about giving back to yourself may be exactly what you need.
That being said, a more literal response would be – it depends on how much you want to put into it. Even more literal than that, you could spend anywhere from 15 minutes each day to 2 hours per day.
There are the live sessions that you can schedule into your calendar. The rest of the “time” you put into it is self guided and will vary depending on how deep you want to dive in.
Q: What if I have dinner dates and parties during this 14 day time frame, can it still work for me?
Yes, absolutely! You can work around special events and in the long run this is exactly the point – what matters most is what you do MOST of the time, what you do OCCASIONALLY is not as important.
I’ve designed this Spring Reset course so that it has a structure to follow but so that it also has a “sliding timeline” in terms of when you start and finish. I want it to flex to your schedule.
Q: Is this a detox?
Well it depends on what your definition of detox is and again, how deep you want to take it. I’ve built into the program an optional detox but this is an Ayurvedic detox that is more nourishing than it is depriving, if you want to include this part of the Spring Reset into your experience it can be anywhere from 1 – 4 days long.
There are all kinds of reasons why Ayurveda is a big proponent of this kind of seasonal detox in both the Spring and Autumn – within the Spring Reset curriculum I’ll teach you the “why” behind all of this and of course I’ll teach you the “how” as well.
But – again – the detox part of the Spring Reset is optional! You can leave it out completely and still get a ton out of this program: you’ll be eating new spring based foods, trying on new recipes, checking out what spring specific yoga is all about, learning how to optimize exercise during the season of spring and so much more.
Use this course to…
- Dig in for 14 days, it has the potential to impact your entire year, even your life
- Focus on exercise and food routines, give them your attention
- Learn about “food as medicine” and start eating
- Create accountability for yourself
- Connect with others through healthy activities
- Feel motivated and inspired
- Deeply honor yourself and your body
- Lighten up, learn a thing or two and have some fun
I know it’s hard to “begin again” and commit to something new.
I get it, it feels a bit scary to commit to something new, like there’s a risk involved.
But, we learn by doing, we make change by doing, not by thinking about doing. Adults are experiential learners.
It’s easy to nod our head in agreement while reading articles that are chalk full of great ideas about getting healthy, stressing less, and loving yourself. It’s easy to buy the book about how to change, then let it get dusty on the shelf.
At some point we have to be willing to allow our efforts to be messy and imperfect, realizing that’s how change happens. Consistent, imperfect effort adds up.
Maybe it’s time to take a small risk? Are you ready to lean toward desire, practice courage, and step in?
Feeling heavy, sluggish and unmotivated at this time of year is not as personal as you think. These are common qualities that show up in spring, letting you know that kapha dosha is out of balance.
Can I offer you a hand?
In this course I will teach you to recognize out-of-balance qualities in your body and how to come back towards your thrive, then *for next year* you’ll be more equip to mitigate them before they take hold.
Saying yes to the Spring Reset experience means you’ll be choosing and taking actions to move yourself closer to what you want for your body, mind and soul.