One of the ways I relax is by being in the garden at my daughter’s school – learning, teaching and growing fresh, organic vegetables. So I and am always delighted to see events such as this one. Tanaka Farms is hosting their first ever “Plant Fest”!
Head over to Tanaka Farms September 23 and 24 as they celebrate the plants and the arm they grow on. Spend the day on the farm farm and eat lots of yummy vegan food while you’re there!
There will be Vegan Food Trucks, Cooking Demonstrations, Music, Cruelty Free Shopping, plenty of Fresh Produce, activities for the kids and for an optional fee the always fun U-Pick Farm Tours!
The event is free and the entire family will love it. The best part is that a portion of all the sales goes to an animal rescue group!
When: Saturday, 23rd and Sunday September 24th, 2017 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where; Tanaka Farms, 5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine, CA
“Life is like a waterfall, always moving and there is an uneven flow to it”
Join me this week at one of my classes to even out the flow that is life. In addition to my regular class at Yoga Squared in Old Town Tustin every Saturday morning at 7:00am, I am also subbing several days this week. So come in to get relaxed, grounded, and flowing.
Some great news this week is that I now have a “Yoga Blend” class at Private Fitness in Anaheim Hills, every Wednesday at 9:30am.
For the kids, there are 5 weeks left for the Storytime and Yoga/Groovy Kid’s class at Once Upon A Storybook located in the Enderle Center in Tustin.
Here’s my schedule for the rest of the week:
Tuesday, September 12th:
- 8:30am for an All Levels Flow at Yoga Squared
- 4:00pm Kid’s Yoga at Once Upon a Storybook
Wednesday, September 13th:
- 9:30am – Yoga Blend at Private Fitness in Anaheim Hills
- 6:30 pm – Grounding Flow at Yoga Squared
Thursday, September 14th:
- 5:00pm – All Levels Flow at Yoga Squared
Saturday, September 16th:
- 7:00am – All Levels Flow at Yoga Squared
- 6:00pm – Yoga for Relaxation at Yoga Squared
See you on the mat,
Ok, Orange County – I hope you’re ready because I certainly am!
I am pleased to announce that I now have a Yoga class
for every member of the family!!!
In addition to my regular class at Yoga Squared every Saturday at 7:00am , I now offer a Kid’s Yoga class every Tuesday at Once Upon a Storybook. Kid’s classes begin this Tuesday, September 5th at 4:00 pm.
I am delighted to be able to offer a kid’s yoga class, which will include a mindfully based storytime and yoga.
I have several sub dates on the calendar this week at Yoga Squared, so there is no excuse! I’ll look forward to seeing you and your kid’s on the mat!
Here’s the schedule for the week.
Tuesday, September 5th:
- 8:30 am – Grounding Flow at Yoga Squared
- 4:00pm Kid’s Yoga at Once Upon a Storybook
Wednesday, September 6th:
- 6:30 pm – Grounding Flow at Yoga Squared
Thursday, September 7th:
- 3:30 pm – Kid’s Yoga at Yoga Squared
Saturday, September 9th:
- 7:00 am – All Levels Flow at Yoga Squared
Yoga Squared is located at 195 El Camino Real #201, Tustin, CA 92780
Once Upon a Storybook is located at 17300 17th St C, Tustin, CA 92780
My family and I go to Roger’s Garden every year for their Halloween Boutique and I can tell you this place never disappoints! This year the Halloween Boutique’s theme is: Magic & Mayhem.
If you love Halloween as much as I do, you simply can’t miss this. Rogers Garden is a Garden Center like no other garden center I’ve ever been to.
The Halloween Boutique is made up of several rooms all decorated differently within an overall theme. It’s hard to focus on all the details in the room (at least for me) because there is so much to look at. You can browse around for hours and still find things you missed.
My family and I look forward to this as a way to welcome in the fall every year and get ready for Halloween.
Here’s the details for this years boutique:
WALK THROUGH FOUR DIFFERENT CURATED STORES:
The Owl Post | General Store – Are you expecting a package? Come and check to see if one of our Owl’s has delivered it. And while you are here, we are a full service convenience store, offering all of your décor supplies. Truly a one stop shop in the land of Magic & Mayhem.
Weezer’s Joke Emporium – Apprentice mischief-makers stop here! Filled to the brim with hilarious jokes, tricks and candy we are waiting to fill your basket with surprises. A prankster’s paradise!
Wykeham’s Wizarding Supplies – Lurking in the shadows, a world of magic beckons. Shop for the perfect wand, brows our selection of spell books or get lost in the gaze of a crystal ball.
Morgan & Murkes Apothecary – Phrenology, palmistry or a simple potion; pick your poison, it’s all here. Loaded with skeletons and skulls the apothecary is ready to fix what ails you.
When: September 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017
Where: Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd. Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Cost: FREE but bring your becuase there’s tons of neat stuff!
Beginning Tuesday, September 5th, bring the kids to a fun welcoming environment learning the skills of mediation and yoga at Once Upon A Storybook in Tustin.
I believe every “body” NEEDS yoga and if we can introduce Yoga to our kids at an early age, they will will better off because of it! Yoga helps kids learn coping tools to deal with the emotional, social and the physical challenges our kids face today.
The class will begin with a yoga or mindfulness-related story and move onto Yoga. Your kids will not only learn the physical postures (poses) breathing techniques, balance and meditation but more importantly self acceptance, mind and body connection as well as social and community awareness.
Kids will need their own yoga mats, if you don’t have one, we have arranged for you to purchase one at a discounted rate at Branch & Stone in Old Town Tustin. Kids Yoga mats are $15.00 plus tax.
When: Classes will begin Tuesday September 5th from 4:00 – 5:00pm.
Where: Once Upon a Storybook is located at 17300 E 17th Street, #C Tustin CA, 92780, in the Enderle Center.
Cost: $60 for 6 weeks – Call or email Once Upon A Storybook to reserve your spot. Email: Susie@OnceUponaStorybook.us or Phone: 714-669-4377.
This class is best suited for kids 5 and older. Kids under 4 may participate with a paying, participating parent.
7 ways Yoga benefits your kids from MindBodyGreen.com
OC Parks and the Dr. John D Cooper Archeological and Paleontological Center invite you to OC’s Ancient Wonders on Saturday, September 9 at Mile Square Regional Park. This free, educational family event will present Orange County’s rich heritage of natural history, prehistoric animals and plants, and Native American culture to the community.
The event will feature displays of local fossils and Native American artifacts, educational crafts and hands-on activities for kids of all ages, archery demonstrations, Native American storytelling, guided hikes led by Naturalist for You, a volcano demonstration, and a butterfly tent by Western Monarch Guardians.
Schedule of events:
11:45 AM – Guided hike by Naturalist for You
12:30 PM – Volcano demonstration
1:15 PM – Native American Storytelling by Jacque Tahuka-Nunez of Journeys to the Past
2:00 PM – Guided hike by Naturalist for You
Archery demonstrations and Butterfly tent available throughout the day
- When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Where: Mile Square Regional Park, 16801 Euclid St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (The event will be located at the park’s Nature Area and Archery Range)
- Cost: Event is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle
Let’s keep you relaxed and flowing through the week with some Vinyasa and Yinyasa Yoga!
Join me this week at the following times and locations:
Tuesday, August 15th at 5pm for an All Levels Flow @yogasquaredstudio
Wednesday,August 16th at 7pm for some Gentle Yoga @wildsideyoga
Friday, August 18th at 5pm for Yinyasa Yoga @yogasquaredstudio
Saturday, August 19th at 7am for my All Levels Flow class @yogasquaredstudio and
Saturday, August 19th at 11am for an All Levels Flow at #Privatefitnessoc in Anaheim
Bring the family to LA’s only urban rocket festival, Rocket Fever at Columbia Memorial Space Center!
Come and learn to build and launch different types of rockets! They’ll even be giving out FREE rockets to everyone (while supplies last).
They’ll have hands-on activities like water rockets, straw rockets and stomp rockets as well as a Rocket Building Class, for just $5 per rocket/class or FREE for members (**One rocket per membership).
Live music will be provided by The Amoeba People and food will be provided by: LA-Donut Truck and Romolo’s Italian Cuisine.
- When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10:00am – 5:00 pm
- Where: Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way
Downey, California 90242
- Cost: The event is Free to attend, Rocket building class is $5.00
Come to Once Upon a Storybook for a ROCK PARTY!
Actually, it’s more like a kindness party with rocks. There’s a trend of painting rocks and hiding them in a park or public space for someone to find. I have seen facebook post of people who find these rocks and it makes their day!
Tustin’s very own Donna Peery has spearheaded this project for our community–she’s even been in the paper! Donna will lead kids and parents in a rock painting party! You can paint pictures from your favorite books or just happy images that make you smile, and she’ll tell you how to hide them in the community.
This fun event takes place today, August 2, 2017 at Once Upon a Storybook in Tustin located inside the Enderle Center. This is an open house atmosphere, so come by any time between 2:00 & 4:00. This a FREE event, no RSVP’s are required and great for ages 3+.
I know the notice is short but if your free today – bring the kids in for a FREE Kid’s yoga class at HB Yoga Collective in Huntington Beach. Join us today as we complete our Kids Yoga Teacher Training with a FREE Kid’s Yoga Class!
The class will be lead by Grooveykids founder and teacher, Greville Henwood. Greville has led Yoga Teacher Training’s all over the world, as a matter of fact, this is the 108th Yoga Teacher Training!!! Yep, I feel extremely blessed to be in this one!
So bring the kids and join us for this special class. The class is best suited for kids ages 3 and up.
Where: HB Yoga Collective, 301 Main Street, Suite 109, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
When: Today, July 23, 2017 from 2:15 pm to 3:00pm
Bring your appetite and your Yoga mat at to the Fourth Annual Healthy Junk Vegan Faire! This annual one day festival showcases a full spectrum of healthy lifestyle goods and services. There will be booths and workshops focusing on food, environment, local artisans, wellness, live music and FREE YOGA!
Enjoy live music from Blue Breeze Band (Motown R&B Soul Funk Band) from 6:00pm-7:00pm, Supremes – Just Sway Music from 7:30pm-8:00pm and Michael Jackson- RemJ Experience from 8:15pm-9pm
Unroll your yoga mat for some FREE Yoga compliments of the Yoga Mat! Classes begin at 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8:00pm.
Vendors included in the day’s events are:
Follow Your Heart
Raw Life Cultivated
The Abbot’s Butcher
Best Gumbo In The Hood
Baby Love Sweetery
Good Town Doughnuts Costa Mesa
Hummos and Pita
Ash & Rae
The Little Sweet Place
Fed Up Food
Mother’s Market & Kitchen
Young Living Essential Oils
Crate of Plenty: vegan subscription box
Prima Pilates Anaheim Hills
Sea Shepherd Los Angeles
Loveland Farm/sign up 4 love
Serenity Designs OC
Morning Blossom Boutique
Juice Plus & Tower Gardens
Threads for Love
Eco Dogs And Cats
Davids Natural Toothpaste
When: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 from 4;00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Center Street Promenade in Anaheim, CA
Cost: Admission is FREE!
For more information visit www.veganfaire.com
SOCO and the OC Mix are bringing you a special treat! “Wellness Wednesday”! Wellness Wednesday will take place on the second Wednesday of every month for the next 3 months.
You’ll begin the evening with a visit to the Yarnover Truck. Wear your yoga pants and bring your mat because at 6pm you’ll get an extra special treat with an hour long Yoga session and Tarot card reading with Fortune & Flow, these ladies are awesome!
Afterwards you’ll get a complimentary cocktail card from Greenleaf SOCO and tastes from We Olive & Wine Bar at the Mix, The Cheese Shop at The Mix.
Finish off your evening enjoying Kombucha tastings and talks with Farm & Culture Co.. This will be such a special evening and it’s all FREE!!!
When: Wednesday, July 12th, August 9th and September 13th, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: SOCO/The OC Mix is located at: 3303 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
This is sure to be a very popular event – you can RSVP at: http://bit.ly/
On July 8th , the City of Tustin will be hosting a Community Volunteer Fair at the Community Center at the Market Place. This event offers a fantastic way for you to discover the many ways for you to give back and make a difference within your community.
Similar to a job fair, different organizations will be in attendance to educate the community about their respective organization with the hopes of recruiting new members and/or volunteers. Jerri Rosen, founder of Working Wardrobe, will be the keynote speaker for the event.
If your busy on Saturday, California Pizza Kitchen at the Tustin Market Place will be hosting a fundraiser with the proceeds to be donated to the Tustin Police Foundation. Just bring the CPK flyer, present it to your server and CPK will donate 20% of your check to the Tustin Police Foundation on the day of the Community Volunteer Fair.
For further information on how to help, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (714) 573-3027.
Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Tustin Community Center, 2961 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782
Zoo Zen, a Yoga Story for Kids is a sweet little kids yoga book that was just released! Join the illustrator Suzi Schwartz and myself, Annette Cruz (aka Project Refined Life) for a book signing event and a FREE Kid’s Yoga Demonstration at my favorite kid’s bookstore, Once Upon a Storybook, in Tustin.
Join us for this fun afternoon as I guide the kid’s through a FREE yoga demonstration and we practice Lyle’s Yoga Flow!
When: Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00am
Where: Once Upon a Storybook, 17300 East 17th Street #C, Tustin CA 92780
Please email Susie@OnceUponaStorybook.us or call, 714-669-4377 – no reservations are required but it would be great to know how many kids to expect.
See you and your little yogis on Saturday!
Looking a wonderful way to spend you Friday evenings this Summer? Spend Every Friday night enjoying access to art galleries & live music at Bowers Museum for just $5.00!!!
- From July 7th through 28th you can experience the “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior” exhibit.
- From August 4 through September 1st witness the “Stark Beauty: Photography” exhibit by Edward Weston.