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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Flow Boho Beach Retreat




Announcing our last retreat of the year! The Flow Boho Beach Retreat, December 27-29 at Flotsam and Jetsam Art Hostel! Dance with the ocean, nourish your soul, move to the beat of the drums, get creative, sip on healthy green shakes and juices… spend your holidays with us, go with the Flow!

Exciting activities are lined up for this holiday retreat!

Surf with pro-surfer Luke Landrigan and the San Juan Surf School instructors.
Yoga with surfer/yogini/architect, Carla Suiza.
Samba with Imperatriz Filipinense.
Watercolor Crafternoon with craft queen, Alessandra Lanot of Life After Breakfast.
Green Smoothie & Live Foods Workshop with the Flow Team!

Sign up now here! Bring friends!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Balik Bukid Country Fair Year 4!

Free yourselves up this Sunday! We are inviting you to our favorite outdoor bazaar which only happens twice a year. 100% ticket sales will benefit Typhoon Yolanda survivors. Show your love!




Since Christmas is around the corner, might be a good idea to purchase lovingly handmade products as gifts. Remember, you're giving energy infused items!


Come and support the FLOW pop up booth together with Luntian Bags, INDIGOBaby and Brown Belly :)



This event is perfect for the WHOLE family! Check out the line of activities :)



To see past photos from Balik Bukid, check out https://www.facebook.com/balikbukid

See you all this Sunday!


Samba For Yolanda Fundraiser!





Big thanks to everyone who came to our Samba for Yolanda fundraiser! Through this, we'll be able to purchase over 5,000 Mingo meal packets from the NVC Foundation which will be donated to the children, elderly and mothers affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

Again, THANK YOU for your help and donation!  

Thanks also to Beyond Yoga BGC branch for being our venue sponsor for this event.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

FLOW: 4th Year Making Waves

FLOW turns 4!


Lifted from http://dharmadream.blogspot.com/
The FLOW Surf Yoga Samba team celebrated another milestone when we turned another year older in the place where it all began - San Juan Surf Resort in La Union.



Since November 2009, we have been organizing Surf Yoga Samba weekend retreats as an alternative weekend for anyone up for a healthier choice. Not all beach venues in the Philippines are surf spots- some retreats have ventured out into having other interesting and unique activities like crafternoons with cocktails (held last summer in Boracay!), stand up paddle board (happening in the next Moalboal, Cebu retreat!), even adding healing massage options to the package (which we did last June in Negros).

Opening Circle: Participants from all over the world: Russia, Malaysia, USA, Australia and of course Philippines come together to FLOW with us!
Last November 1-3, 2013 was the "classic retreat package " which consists of the our favorite activities: surfing, yoga and samba classes. These are our passions, which is really the seed of FLOW which blossomed to what it is today.

I taught the 2 yoga sunrise classes: Yin Yoga (a very deep, relaxing and healing yoga style which focuses on the joints and fascia tissues of the body) and Partner Yoga which the group enjoyed very much because it is not the usual yoga class you can find in any studio.


Guests try out partner yoga with their new friends from the retreat


Yoga after glow with our Nyogi and Lightwater refreshments

San Juan Surf School's top teachers led the surfing classes. The waves were big and messy in San Juan so everyone took a jeepney ride to bacnotan, another surf spot 30 minutes away. Luke Landrigan taught basics on land such as popping up, balance and surf safety. San Juan surf instructors guided all participants in the water. The current was strong, and waves were big but participants braved the waves and were able to stand despite most of them being first time surfers. They all enjoyed the surfing experience that some even opted for extra lessons.
Walking to Bacnotan shore

Surf's up!
Samba school Imperatriz Filipinense capped off Friday and Saturday's sunset hour with their dance and drum performance/ class sessions. Toni Bernardo, drum director of the school together with sibling, Bogey Bernardo pumped up the people with their mad percussion skills while Denise Gonzales-Bernardo taught the complementing samba dance routine which also happens to be a fun calorie burner!


Strutting their stuff on the beach


All three founders of FLOW are advocates of the green lifestyle and we share our knowledge on how to jumpstart health through the green smoothie and basic raw vegan demo in every retreat. 




Every participant had a chance to try several green smoothies, a raw vegan brekky and also received a handout of easy recipes to follow.




Many thanks to our fab sponsor for making this retreat a memorable milestone to cherish! All of this would not be possible without you - Moringana, Aura Athletica, Havaianas, Bobble, Cutieverse, Beyond Yoga, Lightwater, Lagu, Belo, The Superfood Grocer, Strip, Browhaus, Yamamay, The Juice Barista, Rawlicious Green Smoothies, Nyogi, plus our media partners: When In Manila, Wazzup Pilipinas, Travel Magazine, Lifestyle Network and My Life on Board



Monday, November 11, 2013

Our Part for YolandaPH

SAMBA FOR YOLANDA!
November 16, 2013, Saturday

Love and light to all of our brothers and sisters in Leyte and Samar. Let's all do what we can to help them out! 

ALSO:
Medela Moms is now accepting breastmilk donations for Typhoon Yolanda victims.

Address is 29 1st St. New Manila QC (a few steps away from Robinsons Magnolia and Gilmore), telephone number 7253723, email medelamoms@gmail.com. 

Spread the word and spread the love to orphaned babies and kids in the Visayas region. #YolandaPH #breastfeedingrocks #breastisbest

Indigobaby and FLOW are pledging a percentage of sales to help out!

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Flow Tropical Yoga Retreat in Cebu




The FLOW team brings you another boutique retreat destination – Cebu! Psyche yourself for a whole 
new adventure as we head to Hale Manna Resort in Moalboal, Cebu for some southern sunshine! Spend your well-deserved long weekend with us and party the our way with 2 invigorating and detoxifying yoga classes led by Bernadette Pacana , 2 samba drum & dance classes with Toni Bernardo and her Samba school, Imperatriz Filipinense. Jumpstart your way to health with our green smoothies and live foods workshop powered by Moringana. Do bring your beach gear for some fun activities under the sun- Snorkelling and kayaking will be available for all guests J

Package inclusions:

3D/2N shared accommodations at Hale Manna Resort
Roundtrip transfers from Mactan Airport-Hale Manna Resort
Snacks, 2 Yoga Classes, 2 Samba Classes
Green Smoothie and Live Foods Workshop
Snorkelling, Kayaking
Flow Shirt & Goodie Bag 

Register here!

This retreat is brought to you by: Moringana, Beyond Yoga, Breville, Lagu, STRIP, Browhaus, The Juice Barista, Nyogi, Rawlicious, The Superfood Grocer, Cutiverse, Travel Magazine, When In Manila, Wazzup Pilipinas, Imperatriz Filipinense and Hale Manna Resort.

Friday, November 8, 2013

MommyMundo Bazaar: November 10, 2013

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Dear Mom,Hope to see you this Sunday at the first leg of the MOMMY MUNDO BAZAAR 2013 at the Rockwell tent!
Gates open at 10am and close at 8pm. the entrance to the event will be at the Bridgeway area. Here are some reminders and info:
Entrance fee is P30.00 per person, 100% of which goes to the MomShare outreach projects. All current Mommy Mundo Passport holders get free entrance and also get their Mom 24/7 Planner copy at the registration area.  Non passport holders may apply for a card onsite and also purchase the planner at the venue:)  
We will also be accepting pre-loved clothing donations at the reg area which will benefit the Bohol earthquake victims. All donations will be laundered by our great partners at Electrolux as part of their #WearYourPassion campaign. 
Please bring your own shopping bag! We will also have a breastfeeding lounge, diaper changing area, stroller parking and kids activities to keep the little ones busy.  Credit card transactions will also be accepted.
For more news and updates, please check out the Mommy Mundo Bazaar events page on Facebook.
The official vendors list is here.
We've also got a grand giveaway running until Dec 10 in partnership with Two Tots! Win a Playroom Suite Showcase worth P45,000! Details can be found here.
Mommy Mundo Bazaar is co-presented by Shop Mommy Matters, PACE and Nurture Nook . This event is supported by Bobble, Digiprint, Cycles Mild Detergent, Life Imagination, Parteizeit, Crystal Clear, and media partners Health Today Magazine, Working Mom Magazine, Moms Today Magazine, Lifestyle Network, www.weddingsatwork.com, WhenInManila.com, Sky Cable, Crossover 105.1, Mompreneur ManilaMommypages.com.ph and  Urban Mom.
Thank you and we're looking forward to seeing you again!
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Janice Crisostomo-Villanueva
Founder, Mommy Mundo

Sunday, November 3, 2013

INDIGOBABY Turns 6!

Indigobaby turns 6 this November!

It was back in 2007 when soul sisters Monica Eleazar-Manzano and Denise Gonzales-Bernardo each gave birth to bouncing baby boys, Santiago and Benicio. Realizing that they wouldn’t even dare leave their newborns at home while they work, the two decided to become work-at-home-moms. So on November of that same year, they gave birth to their other “baby”, Indigobaby. From their humble beginnings just selling in various bazaars around the metro, Indigobaby has grown to become one of the country’s premiere baby shops for the green-loving hip parent, having strong online presence as well as a number of other distribution channels all over the country including Rustan’s Department Store, Sesou Nature Source and Echostore.

Indigobaby Beginninings

Monica & Santi, Denise & Benny
2013 marks a very special year for Indigobaby and managing-owner, Denise Gonzales-Bernardo, because not only did her two babies (Benicio and Indigobaby) turn 6, she also just recently gave birth to yet another beautiful baby boy, Pascal. And with a new child in the family to care for, things are definitely looking bright for the company with an influx of new ideas just waiting to be turned into reality. It’s true what they say; every baby brings its own blessings. 

Benny in the Baby Pouch, 2009

Pax in the Baby Pouch, 2013

Me and my Men! 

Speaking of blessings, the company has been lucky enough that most of their customers consider their products to be just that – a blessing. That’s because Indigobaby offers an array of life-saving products sure to enrich every parent and baby’s lives. Their all-natural bath and body line, Baby Pouch carriers and Boncho nursing covers all promote a lifestyle of natural childcare, breastfeeding and attachment parenting – things the two are very passionate about.


All-natural Bath & Body Care

        Indigobaby’s All-natural Bath & Body Care line is a collection of everyday skincare essentials. Free from Parabens, artificial perfumes, petrochemicals, Lanolin and other unnecessary ingredients, it is perfect for both parent and baby’s sensitive skin. One of their bestsellers is the Jar of Hope First Aid Gel. Made with blue chamomile, this one-of-a-kind gel is a tried and tested lifesaver for fussy babies. Also a must-have in every baby bag, Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me is a citronella-based insect-repellant that’s safe and effective against dangerous mosquitoes. Another bestseller is the Sleepyhead All-In-One Spray, a delightful concoction of lavender and chamomile pure essential oils that can silence the mind and calm the spirit. Best for insomnia, tantrums, stressful situations, etc.

Indigobaby's All Natural Bath & Body Line

Indigobaby also personalizes its packaging for mini giveaways. This is definitely a neat gift idea with the Christmas season coming up or for events and special occasions.

Try Me I'm Yummy Kit of Minis

Mini Sleep like a Baby Massage Oil & Shoo Fly for Amaris' 1st Birthday

Baby Pouch Carriers

One of Indigobaby’s first and most sought-after products is the signature Hot Pocket baby pouch. This simple and easy to use baby carrier is a must-have for every modern parent. Excellent for traveling, breastfeeding and soothing babies, it comes in a wide variety of designs and colors to choose from, from plain to funky and even formal. Baby wearing has never looked so good with the Indigobaby Hot Pocket Baby Pouch!

Baby Wearing Love

Nursing Covers

Indigobaby is all about attachment parenting, which is why the company has become one of the country’s most passionate breastfeeding advocates. As a matter of fact, both Monica and Denise are certified L.A.T.C.H. breastfeeding counselors. So to make sure that they do their part in spreading awareness about the many merits of breastfeeding, they came up with the highly fashionable and versatile Boncho a fresh and stylish take on the usually unflattering nursing bibs out in the market. It can be used in sixteen different ways (and counting!), whether you’re nursing or not. Made from lightweight and breathable material that come in a number of different colors and designs, breastfeeding has never been so comfortable and stylish.

Indigobaby's Versatile Boncho
Turning Splendid Six

Indigobaby celebrates its 6th birthday with an all-out sale on all its products from November 4-20, 2013. Be sure to catch them this month online, at the showroom or in bazaars. For schedule and details, please check www.indigobabyshop.com



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Parenting Pals: Breastfeeding 101

Breastfeeding 101 (Nov. 23)

Do you have questions about or challenges with breastfeeding your baby? Are you curious about the benefits and how-to’s of babywearing? Come to our information-packed workshop on Breastfeeding 101 and Babywearing!
Although breastfeeding is natural, it doesn’t always come easily and is a learned art. Our resource speaker, Miss Abbie Yabot, will provide expectant and new parents with the knowledge and confidence to successfully start and sustain a satisfying breastfeeding relationship with your baby.
Parenting Pals: Breastfeeding 101
Miss Yabot is a Certified Lactation Counselor. She is a La Leche League Leader and the founder of the Breastfeeding Club. La Leche League is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting breastfeeding mothers.
Babywearing is much more than the practice of carrying a baby or toddler in a cloth carrier. It is a vital and beautiful way for parents to communicate love, warmth, and security to their child, while simultaneously enhancing their child’s physical and emotional development. Explore what babywearing could mean for you with our resource speaker, Miss Denise Gonzales-Bernardo.
Miss Gonzales-Bernardo is a babywearing expert and one of the mompreneurs behind Indigo Baby, a one-stop baby shop using all natural products for parents and babies. She is also a staunch advocate of attachment parenting and breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding 101 and Babywearing is on Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the Insular Life Multi-Purpose Hall, Insular Life Makati Building, Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas Street, Makati City. This workshop is part of Manila Workshops’ Parenting Pals Workshop Series and is supported by Indigo Baby, StemCord Philippines, Inc., and Insular Life.
Workshop participation is FREE but pre-registration is required. Seats are limited so sign up here

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Baby Wearing Bliss


This photo was sent to me today-- uber modern mommy Cat Juan-Ledesma with little smiling Fin!! He just turned one this week, but was about five months here! :P 

Please do check her blog out: www.catjuan.com 

Photo by her husband Carlo Ledesma

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FLOW: Off to Cebu!



FLOW TROPICAL YOGA RETREAT on Nov 29- Dec 1

WHAT: A Tropical Yoga Retreat
WHERE: Hale Manna Resort, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines
WHEN: November 29-Dec 1, 2013
COST: P7,500 (P7,000 early bird rate until Nov 15) *airfare is not included
 
The FLOW team brings you another boutique retreat destination – Cebu! Psyche yourself for a whole new adventure as we head to Hale Manna Resort in Moalboal, Cebu for some southern sunshine! Spend your well-deserved long weekend with us and party the our way with 2 invigorating and detoxifying yoga classes led by Bernadette Pacana , 2 samba drum & dance classes with Toni Bernardo and her Samba school, Imperatriz Filipinense. Jumpstart your way to health with our green smoothies and live foods workshop powered by Moringana. Do bring your beach gear for some fun activities under the sun- Snorkelling and kayaking will be available for all guests J

Package inclusions:
3D2N shared accommodations at Hale Manna Resort
Roundtrip transfers from Mactan Airport-Hale Manna Resort
Snacks, 2 Yoga Classes, 2 Samba Classes
Green Smoothie and Live Foods Workshop
Snorkelling, Kayaking, Flow Shirt & Goodie Bag

To register, log on to www.flowsurfyogasamba.com or email flowsurfyogasamba@gmail.com

This retreat is brought to you by: Moringana, Beyond Yoga, Breville, Lagu, STRIP, Browhaus, The Juice Barista, Nyogi, Rawlicious, The Superfood Grocer, Cutiverse, Travel Magazine, When In Manila, Wazzup Pilipinas, Imperatriz Filipinense and Hale Manna Resort.

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