Vegetarian Dee

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

FLOW SurfYogaSamba turns 3! Casa San Miguel, Zambales

Choose to celebrate summer all year round with the FLOW team. Grab some sun, sea, surf, asana and samba in different locations in the Philippines for one of your most memorable experiences!
The annual FLOW SurfYogaSamba weekend retreat last November 30-December 2 was a special milestone as the team celebrated their 3rd year at Casa San Miguel, Zambales. “We’ve been organizing boutique retreats since 2009 and we are glad that many people are finding out about us & truly enjoying our approach to alternative weekend getaways”, says Noelle Hilario, one of the co-founders of FLOW.
Monica E. Manzano, also one of the partners is a certified yoga teacher. She prefers to practice amidst greens and fresh air. “I used to live in Palawan for 2 years and I feel that you can really heighten your yoga experience by immersing in nature”. She led a sunset Yin Yoga class in the whimsical garden of artists, Plet Bolipata & Elmer Borlongan.

Each participant received an earth-friendly FLOW tote bag filled with sponsored goodies which they used all throughout the weekend. For this retreat, we had Bobble filtered water bottles,  healthy doses of Moringana superfood capsules and tea bags, Vitaminboost & Lightwater from Suncoast, face & body sunblock from Belo Essentials Sun Expert, Human Nature feminine wash, Travel Magazines and travel tags, Flow tees plus gcs from Aloha Boardsports, Beyond Yoga, Fitness Lab and Strip & Browhaus.

The following day, PETA vegan advocate and Aloha Boardsports team rider, Corey Wills taught a Surf-inspired yoga class which helps build strength needed to paddle out and face the waves. He also taught yoga poses to help loosen tight muscles after surfing. Then some AcroYoga moves to go with the class to lighten up the mood. 

Despite having no waves during the retreat weekend, participants learned ground training and safety skills from the qualified Surfasana team. Head coach Nuno Rumao together with Corey Wills, Jessal Ramos, JJ Montelibano & Camille Post Santiago taught with so much heart and enthusiasm. Participants also learned the basics of paddling, “popping up” or getting up on the board, balancing, surf rescue techniques, as well as how to read waves and even water safety.
Everyone enjoyed these giant flip flop floaters from Havaianas during downtime at the beach as well as the eco-friendly Bobble water bottles!
Each night, Toni and Bogey Bernardo of Escola de Samba de Manila would take on the authentic Brasilian batucada beats with Denise Gonzales-Bernardo leading the Samba dance steps for beginners. The participants were eager to learn some new dance steps which they used during the culminating evening bonfire at the gardens, while others practiced their music skills with the many percussion instruments and one-on-one instructionals from Toni and Bogey. Denise is the third founder of the healthy trinity. 

This vegetarian/vegan-friendly retreat will not be complete without emphasis on health. The FLOW girls share the benefits of drinking green smoothies. Noelle, Denise and Monica each shared their favorite breakfast-on-the-go smoothie recipes powered by Moringana- whole food Malunggay Capsules made from Pure, Organic Malunggay leaves. Mona Lisa Neuboeck, a certified raw food chef gave a very enlightening lecture on how to create yummy snacks for any Raw Food Surf Trips. She made raw sushi from coconut meat with vegetables in nori sheets and also taught the group how to make instant raw vegan breakfast porridge perfect for travelers.
At the last day of the event, everyone gathered for a short closing program where each one received an Aloha Boardsports and Billabong certificate of completion for the surfing classes. Each participant also went home with a prize but premium items from Havaianas, Billabong and Lagu were given to those who performed well in surfing, yoga and samba classes.
This wraps up another epic weekend, thanks to all participants (from Canada, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines), teachers and sponsors: Havaianas, Aura Athletica, Bobble, Belo Essentials Sun Expert, Moringana, Lightwater, Vitaminboost, Beyond Yoga, Aloha Boardsports, Billabong, Browhaus, Strip, Lagu, Human Heart Nature, Fitness Lab, Travel Magazine, When In Manila and My Life on Board.

For more information on their next weekend retreats, please check out

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Manila Waldorf School Trail Run: January 2013!

There are 3 ways to register:

(Sign Up and/or Login, Add Your Run(s) to the Cart, Checkout)

(2) Go to the R. O. X. store at the Fort  2-9 PM
daily and register/pay in person

(3) Register/pay at the Admin Office in school

Proceeds will help send the MWS teachers to the annual conference in Korea on February 2013! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Manila Waldorf School Advent Fair 2012


FLOW SurfYogaSamba Weekend Retreat is turning terrific 3 this November! We're going to celebrate our milestone with another awesome retreat with the usual Surf, Yoga Samba combination but this time in another known surf spot only 3 hours away from Manila...yep, we're flowin' to Zambales! Enjoy a long weekend getaway with like-minded people in dreamy destination -Casa San Miguel, Zambales.
Recharge in a relaxing Yin Yoga class by Monica Eleazar-Manzano, learn drumming and samba dancing with Escola de Samba de Manila, get healthy as the Flow team share their favorite recipes in the Green Smoothie Workshop and discover the world of raw veganism with Mona Lisa Neuboeck, a raw food chef who will be giving a talk on Raw Surf Trip - tried and tested tips & tricks on How to eat healthfully raw at any surf spot.
A newbie on the waves? Learn how to surf with Surfasana School by Corey Wills. Corey Wills, a raw vegan, PETA advocate and yogi, will also be leading a fundamentals yoga class to mentally prepare the mind & the body for surfing.
The Flow:SurfYogaSamba Weekend Retreat is on November 30 – December 2, 2012 at Casa San Miguel, Zambales. To register, please log on to
For more information, email or check us out on Facebook: flow surfyogasamba, Twitter: @surfyogasamba and
Flow:SurfYogaSamba Weekend Retreat in Zambales is presented by Havaianas, Aura Athletica, Bobble. In partnership with Belo Essentials Sun Expert, Moringana, Lightwater, Vitaminboost, Beyond Yoga. Minor Sponsors: Aloha Boardsports, Billabong. Browhaus, Strip, Lagu, Human Heart Nature, Fitness Lab. Media Partner: Travel Magazine and My Life on Board.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Indigobaby Turns FANTASTIC FIVE!!

and we are celebrating with a BANG!!!

Come to any of our many bazaars this month and enjoy these FABULOUS discounts:

5% off
Eden Maternity and Nursing
Blissful Babes- Saya, Versatekk, Corsierre, Bandeau, Babylegs, Angel Brush

10% off
Next9 Ring Sling
Plume Glamorous Nursing Wear

15% off
INDIGOBABY All Natural Bath and Body Products

first 20 buyers of 1 box cloth diapers get 1 free FLUFF STUFFER!
Nightgown and Days of Our Lives Journal Bundle for only p975!
Buy one Bodysilk Seamless bra and get a second Bravado item at 15% off!

Buy 5 bags for only p999!!!

November 7 (Wednesday)
MADS (Mothers and Darlings) Annual Meeting
Makati Shargri-La, Makati Ballrooms A&B
November 10-11 (Saturday-Sunday)
Global Pinoy Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent
bunking with my yummymummy friends from FLOW SURF YOGA SAMBA, Brownbelly and Luntian Bags

November 11 & 18 (Sunday)
Mara's Organic Market
Legaspi Village Carpark, Makati

November  17 (Saturday)
Balik Bukid Bazaar at the Sta Elena Golf and Country Club, Sta Rosa

November 24 (Saturday)
Advent Fair at the Manila Waldorf School, Timberland Heights, San Mateo Rizal
November 24-25 (Saturday-Sunday)
Mommy Mundo Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent
December 7 (Friday)
Lunti Eco Products Fair 2012
Meralco or Rockwell Business Center, Ortigas (still to be finalized)