Vegetarian Dee

Monday, April 29, 2013

FLOW Boracay 2013 + Panda Sunglasses Giveaway!

Not in photo: Noelle Hilario, Stephanie Torres, Zoe Campbell and Summer Soul participants from Lifestyle Network
The Flow Team together with Lifestyle Network’s Summer Soul invaded the shores of Boracay last April 18-21 for 4 days of Surf, Yoga and Samba plus more! We had participants flying in from San Francisco, Singapore, Thailand, and an Aussie expat with our Manila crew.

Each participant received a pair of Havaianas flip flops to be used at the FLOW retreat! Isn't that grand?

Happy Havaianas Feet
FLOW participants lounging in their hippie outfits on a hot summer day

For the very first time, the FLOW girls teamed up with Paolo Soler of Philippine Surfing Academy (PSA) for a surf session at the wave pool of Crowne Regency in Station 2. The surf experience at the wave pool is entirely new because you get perfect waves every single time which is appropriate for beginners to be able to train the body for surf without having to wait for actual waves.

On-land lessons before hitting the water
Rusty our repeat partiipant at FLOW retreats is a natural wahine

Bri Manglapus, a certified Rocket Yoga teacher who also teaches surf lessons at PSA, led an invigorating Vinyasa class at Boracay Terraces. 

Here she is garbed in Zobha from Aura Athletica with FLOW’s Monica Manzano (also in Zobha) before teaching her challenging class.

Imperatriz Filipinense (formerly known as Escola de Samba de Manila) performed live drumming and taught simple Samba dance moves to all guests at the Bohemian Fair and also during cocktails at Discovery Shores.

Bogey, Denise and Toni with past FLOW participant Mia Tengco jamming with the band!

It’s hard to resist dancing once the music start playing!

Samba beats = always a crowd pleaser!
Monica Manzano-FLOW’s yoga teacher, guided exhausted participants into a therapeutic Yin Yoga class at Discovery Shores beach front. Monica stressed the importance of rest in order to be fully active. The main aim and definition of yoga is balance, after all. 

Here’s the group after that much-needed restorative Yin Yoga class on a beautiful morning 

One afternoon, Alessa Lanot, DIY queen of Life After Breakfast, taught everyone how to make rubberstamps at our Crafternoon workshop paired with happy hour cocktails at Two Seasons. 

Check out all the finished products- rubberstamp postcards by the creative hands of FLOW participants!

The FLOW girls also love their greens and fruits :)

A Green Smoothie and Live Foods workshop at the Summer Soul Bazaar was brought to you by Moringana and Breville. One of the hosts of Listed, Wally Demesa interviewed Denise, Monica and Noelle on-stage asking about the benefits of drinking Green Smoothies and what exactly are Live Foods.

Thanks Maika for taking this shot!
Spreading the Green Smoothie Revolution to the people of Boracay! Here's what we served below: a concoction of local greens with Moringana, (raw but ripe) saba and ripe mangoes (the best in the world!) using a high powered blender by Breville!

The FLOW team ended their Boracay adventure with a sunset sail thanks to Solaire! Monica was able to use her cool Panda shades to protect her eyes from the harsh rays of the sun.

Dying to win your own pair? Just blog about us! State all the reasons Why You Loved FLOW Boracay and get as many people to like your post on Facebook! Most likes wins! We will announce winner via facebook and twitter on May 6 (This contest is only open to any of those who joined the Flow Boracay retreat)

Want to jumpstart your life in a fun and healthy way? Join the next FLOW weekend!  Visit www.flowsurfyogasamba.comand keep updated with our next events at our facebook fanpage FLOW Surf YogaSamba, twitter @surfyogasamba and Instagram @flowsurfyogasamba

Monday, April 15, 2013

St. Michael Playhouse Summer Workshops

Get your children to experience the Waldorf Way through our summer classes! We still have a few more slots for Arts & Crafts (April 17-19) and Woodwork (April 26-27)

"Where is the book in which the teachers can read about what teaching is? The children are this book." – Rudolf Steiner 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

FLOW: Rubberstamping Crafternoon

The Countdown to FLOW Boracay has begun! Have you registered already? We still have 2 slots left so grab it now! The registration is on the upper right corner of this site :)

For those who will be in the island of Boracay already, what a treat we've got for you! We are opening our classes to the public for drop in rates. 

We are so lucky to have Alessa Lanot of Life After Breakfast do a Rubberstamping Crafternoon with us!

Students will learn how to carve their own rubber stamps out of erasers, and each one will be given a set of blank greeting cards and postcards to decorate. 

All materials will be provided in this workshops.

Materials include: pencils, paper, tracing paper, rubber erasers, cutters and carving tools, stamp ink.
Students will get to take home their finished products and stamps.

WHAT: Rubberstamping Crafternoon at FLOW
WHEN: April 19, Friday 2pm 
WHERE: Tentatively at Discovery Shores Boracay. 
ENERGY EXCHANGE: P1,100 per person

To register for this event, please fill up the form here: before April 17. You may also text/call 0917-5744481 if you want to register on April 18 or day itself.

See you all there!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

FLOW: SurfYogaSamba Retreat Boracay April 2013

Lifestyle Network's Summer Soul, Havaianas and Aura Athletica present Flow:SurfYogaSamba Summer Retreat!

Join use as we celebrate summer in full FLOW at Philippine's most famous tropical island...Boracay!

Save the date and book your tickets to the island for April 18-21 for 4 days and 3 nights of summer bliss at Boracay Terraces Resort.

For the first time, Flow:SurfYogaSamba will be teaming up with Paolo Soler of Philippine Surfing Academy for surf lessons at the wave pool of Crown Regency and Bri Manglapus, a certified yoga teacher to teach Yoga for Surfers.

Relax your body in a restorative and therapeutic Yin Yoga session with Flow's resident yogi, Monica Eleazar-Manzano. 

Dance and drum to Brazilian beats with Samba School Imperatriz Filipinense led by with Denise Gonzales-Bernardo and batucada drum director, Toni Bernardo.

Bring out your inner artist at the Rubberstamp Crafternoon Workshop with Alessandra Lanot or spin and move with the flow at the Poi Workshop led by Paolo Soler.

The Flow:SurfYogaSamba founders are advocates for health and wellness. Denise Gonzales-Bernardo, Monica Manzano and Noelle Hilario will conduct a green smoothie, juicing and live foods workshop.

Plus all participants will get VIP access to Lifestyle Network's Summer Soul's sunset cocktail party on the beach!

For those who will already be in the island, we've got day and drop in rates. Make sure to sign up for the classes here.
FLOW SurfYogaSamba Summer Retreat is presented by the Lifestyle Network, Summer Soul, Havaianas, Aura Athletica and our friends from Boracay Terraces Resort, Panda Sunglasses, Breville, Lagu, Nyogi, Rawlicious Green Smoothies, Strip, Browhaus, Philippine Surfing Academy, Imperatriz Filipinense, Life After Breakfast and our media sponsors, Travel Leisure Magazine and My Life On Board.

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Made new friends!!! Always such a pleasure to meet new people:*

Got to spend time in a tent with my husband and take this cheesy photo;P

Danced and drummed in the darkness to my heart's delight with Toni and Bogey of 

Ate yummy vegetarian food from PIPINO Vegetarian Restaurant and PINO!

Got goodies from all our amazing sponsors

Got this wonderful weaved Peace Love Flow Bag from Luntian Bags and helped Anilao's yummymummy livelihood project!

Drank green smoothies from RAWLICIOUS and spread the green smoothie / raw food love thanks to Breville and Moringana

Got to spend the weekend in the beautiful treehouse Pugad with wonderful like-minded yummymummies Monica, Noelle and Marina and FLOW familia Bogey, Toni, Todee and Steph:)

Happy to have spread the Yin Yoga love thru Monica's gentle class then send participants off to the sunset sail while the kiddies and us soaked in the sun

Came home right in time to celebrate the Indian Festival of Colors: Holi Hai at Mall of Asia with my samba familia! 

Gorgeous photos from Stephanie Torres of Infinite Satori

Video made by Noelle Hilario here

Next up-- FLOW goes to BORACAY
April 18-21, 2013 in Boracay Terraces Resort!

For more information email Register at
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Twitter: @surfyogasamba
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