So I meditated.
OK that’s a lie. I mainly just sat there. For 10 minutes. Then I started planning out the rest of the day, weekend, etc in my head.
Then I started to feel like I could fall asleep sitting up. I think maybe I’m not one for meditating.
That being said- the event itself was a lot of fun – I’m so glad I was invited to attend!
Today’s event was put on by Sokenbicha Tea, Japan’s leading tea brand that is exclusively sold at Whole Foods markets nationwide.
Beautiful setting, beautiful weather!
She then spoke about setting intentions for your day-to-day life and about how her father would ask her and her brother each day what they most wanted/wished for. They would reply with “toys, Celtics tickets and a doll” but then he suggested wanting love, connections to people, and the non-tangible things that make us happy.
I really liked that part of it, especially when so much of time is spent thinking about the material things that we next want to purchase. (Case in point: iPad 2. Guilty as charged.)
From there Stephanie Snyder, a very well-known yoga instructor that was named San Francisco’s most sought after yoga teacher by InStyle Magazine led us through some of her favorite yoga moves. All that stretching really hit the spot after my run this morning.
After the yoga portion was over we were free to head over to the “Oasis” to grab some snacks and bottles of Sokenbicha Tea.
They had samples of my very favorite PopChips (you better believe I grabbed 1 of every flavor), and then received bottles of 4 of the 5 flavors of tea.
Since Caroline had invited her guests to be VIPs we received an AMAZING Swag Bag!
- Manduka eQua Yoga Towel
- Shiseido SPF 60 Sunscreen
- Complimentary Shiseido Facial
- 20% off Zobha yoga gear
- Gorgeous green pashmina (seriously, SO SOFT!)
- $50 Gift Card to Whole Foods (yes, you read that right. Probably the best thing I’ve ever seen. I am SO EXCITED to grocery shop this week. Yes, I realize how very, very lame that sounds.)