Pura Shanti

The Official Blog of OM Puerto Viejo

Technology and I broke up. Well, if I’m to be 100% honest, even though the truth hurts, technology dumped me. And not in the nice “it’s not you, it’s me” type of way. Technology left me stranded on the side of the road, in the…

It’s Not You, It’s Me.

Juice from 1 Pipa (young green coconut) Meat from 1 Pipa 1 tbsp. Organic Almond or Peanut butter 2 Ripe Bananas 1 Whole Ripe Avocado 50g raw cacao (in powder, paste or solid) Cinnamon, Vanilla or Nutmeg to taste (optional) Pinch of Salt Pretty simple…

Decadent Chocolate Avocado Pudding

SALAD:  1.5 cups chopped Kale 1.5 cups chopped Arugula ¾ cup diced strawberries ½ cup shredded beet 1 very ripe avocado diced 1/3 cup chopped almonds DRESSING: Salt to taste Pepper to taste Juice from 3 – 4 limes 1.5 – 3 tsp. honey 2…

Sweet and Savory Kale Salad

What happens when your tires get stuck in the mud? I’m not talking about your 4×4 vehicle, but rather your body and soul vessel. Ever feel stuck in a rut? Uneasy with routine or maybe even all out stagnant? I get it. I arrive at…

Stagnancy, Samskaras and Stepping out of Self-Loathing

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”The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind & the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.”

~ B.K.S. Iyengar

This [almost] raw carrot cake is easy and delicious. A sweet treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about! It’s sugar free, offers a beta-carotene and protein punch and you won’t be able to eat just one slice, I promise. CARROT CAKE*: 2 to…

(Almost) Raw Carrot Cake with Sweet Cashew Frosting

Cacao Buzz Balls: So I kind of made this recipe up as I went, but there is a lot of room for exploration. have fun with it and make your own flavors! BASE [obviously organic &/or raw if you have the choice!] : cacao nibs…

Cacao Buzz Balls

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How do you connect within the depths of serenity and stillness? It’s so easy to lose the point of it all when I’m elbow deep in a puddle of sweat, when I’m flowing freely to the sound of some world drum beat, just me, my…

The Study of Stillness

Yoga teachers: you might have thought you got off the hook after seeing my previous rant on proper yoga ritual.  I contained it to students only, but to be honest I did so for the sole purpose of reserving an entire piece to our own…

Etiquette Schmetiquette: Teacher Edition

OK Yogis, I get it.  We are: Carefree and flexible in both body and spirit, we go with the flow, move like water, have open minds, open hips, seek to love and appreciate ourselves for who we are, see the light in all beings and…

Etiquette Schmetiquette: Student Edition

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