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The Green Parrot…

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I’m gonna call this one THE GREEN PARROT 💚💛💚💛
1 cucumber
1 giant handful of red grapes
2 large kale leaves
3 stalks of celery
1 giant chunk of ginger

Shooting video for HYMN St Barth…

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Total, complete and unspeakable G R A T I T U D E ✨🙏✨ for the most magical opportunity EVER to shoot video for This heart… HOUSE OF YOGA, MUSIC & NUTRITION (HYMN) retreats! 👳🎶🍉 I am so incredibly G R A T E F U L for EVERY single experience in my life that has brought me to this moment…ALL OF IT…the good the the bad and the ugly…especially the ugly…for it is through our deepest, darkest challenges that we have the opportunity to grow and evolve most profoundly… SAT NAM and thank you, thank you, thank you ✨🙏✨

 

Bending over backwards for your Self…

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The B E N E F I T S of “bending over backwards” for your S E L F . . .
– Strengthens and lengthens the vertebrae, which increases elasticity, flexibility, and creates the necessary space in the spine to keep young, healthy, and standing tall.
– Strengthens arms, wrists, abdomen, legs, shoulders and chest for smooth, toned muscles.
– Opens up the chest, strengthens and increases lungs capacity.
– Stimulates the nervous system and improves hormone secretions that favor optimal health.
– Removes fat buildup from the oblique area, for a notable slimming effect.
– Energizes both physically and mentally, counteracting stress, depression and anxiety, thanks to stimulation of the thyroid and pituitary glands.
– Ignites all seven of the chakras, for total energetic balance and harmony.
W H E E L  P O S E is a serious heart opener, soothing old wounds and allowing for new opportunities for love. Vulnerability is a prerequisite, but with dedicated practice, it will soon have you shining your heart and light to the world! ❤️✨

Inaugural House of Yoga, Music & Nutrition Retreat

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Join me for an unparalleled experience at This heart’s… inaugural HOUSE OF YOGA, MUSIC & NUTRITION RETREAT! We’re kicking off this unique series of annual global retreats with a big bang! Held from November 1-8, 2015 on the exclusive island of Saint Barthelemy, this unique retreat will feature world renowned hang musician and sound healer Daniel Waples of Hang in Balance​. This is an extraordinary gift and an opportunity not to be missed! In an effort to keep this an intimate retreat, conducive to deep and meaningful connection, spaces are very limited, so please reach out to reserve your spot today!

The V E N T U R E R . . .

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I am so B L E S S E D and overflowing with G R A T I T U DE to feature in this recent article written by the talented Robert Michael Poole, Chief Editor & Photographer of the premier online global source for the Arts, Culture, Travel, Luxury & Style. Please check out the full article at http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1211173/the-venturer-yoga-instructor-ashley-aiken-redon-st-barth

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Dancing in the clouds?

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Walking on W A T E R 🌊 or dancing in the C L O U D S ☁️ ?

Where does it begin?
Where does it end?

G R A T I T U D E . . . a l w a y s .

Make connecting with M O T H E R  E A R T H 🌎 a priority, everyday!

 

 

Maddeningly Decadent Raw Brownie…

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Okay…so…this is so unbelievably, irresistibly, orgasmically D E L I C I O U S that I literally made it twice in two days and each time, totally failed to snap a pic before devouring it like the true G O U R M A N D E that I am. Third time’s a charm though, so you’re in luck…finally, I can share the secrets of this maddeningly decadent R A W  B R O W N I E with you! But, before you dare…consider yourself warned…this WILL become an addiction…so start thinking brownies for dinner and an extra hour of yoga per day!
Brownie
½ measure pitted dates (not soaked)
½ measure raw cashews
¼ measure raw organic cacao
Pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt
Frosting
2 tsp organic cold-pressed coconut oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp raw organic cacao
Mix brownie ingredients in a food processor, processing cashews until finely ground, then adding the rest, mixing until it starts to stick together. Press the mix firmly into individually sized silicon molds. Refrigerate until it holds its shape (approx. 2hrs). Frost generously using the smooth and creamy mix of three simple ingredients, top with your favorite seasonal fruit, indulge immediately and experience the mind-blowing effects of this super simple, totally scrumptious chocolatey goodness! Never again will you consider eating a conventional brownie…ever.
PS: Gotta say…the pic was actually well worth the wait, as I happened (on day 3 of my addiction) to score that fabulously flourescent purple dragon fruit and a succulent mango to top it all off…A M A Z I N G combo both visually and for the tastebuds!

Detoxifying S O U L S U N S H I N E . . .

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6 carrots
1 lemon
1 celery stalk
2 apples
1/4 pineapple
Giant chunk of ginger & turmeric
…put it all through the juicer & ENJOY! …super cleansing and anti-inflammatory for those achy “been doing a lot of yoga” days!

The beauty of Sadhana…

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Good Morning S U N S H I N E ! 🌞
S A D H A N A, daily spiritual yogic practice, is an A M A Z I N G way to start the day and also to set tone and intention with this month’s powerful N E W M O O N 🌑